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Too old for jail? At least 4,500 senior citizens incarcerated in PH

Nov 13, 2018 - 8:35 PM

Thousands of senior citizens are incarcerated in the Philippines, according to data from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, and Bureau of Corrections

Inside the National Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on October 28, 2016. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

CIDG for Trillanes only, not for Imelda? 'She's already old,' says PNP

Nov 12, 2018 - 11:16 AM

'Unang-una, we have to take into consideration the age,' says Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde

TOO OLD? The Philippine National Police defers sending an advance party to watch over Imelda Marcos. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Police in Duterte drug matrix all former anti-drug cops

Oct 29, 2018 - 9:30 PM

The very cops who worked in a team to battle illegal drugs are now at the top of President Rodrigo Duterte's drug list

Drugs cheaper now? 'Wala kaming nakikitang diperensya,' says Albayalde

Oct 22, 2018 - 10:23 AM

Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde says they are still validating the claim that the price of illegal drugs has dropped

TOP COP. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde at the regular Camp Crame press briefing on Monday, October 15. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

[OPINION] Archbishop Oscar Romero: Martyr

Oct 21, 2018 - 9:20 PM

Archbishop Oscar Romero was the shepherd who had the smell of the sheep

Pompee La Viña running vs Cagayan de Oro's 'most anti-Duterte mayor'

Oct 18, 2018 - 2:52 PM

Jose Gabriel La Viña is challenging reelectionist Oscar Moreno. The former agriculture undersecretary's running mate is longtime mayor and kingpin Vicente Emano.

CDO RACE. This photo shows former congressman and Centrist Democratic Party president Rufus Rodriguez (2-L), former Cagayan de Oro vice mayor Caesar Ian Acenas (L), Jose Gabriel La Viña (2-R), and former city mayor Vicente Emano during the last day of filing of certificates of candidacy for the 2019 elections. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Kobe Bryant dropped from film festival over 2003 rape case

Oct 18, 2018 - 7:58 AM

The former NBA star turned Oscar-winning filmmaker says he’s disappointed after his removal from the jury of an animation film festival

OLD CASE. An online petition succeeded in taking Oscar winner Kobe Bryant out of an animation film festival after citing a 2003 rape case, which later got dropped. Photo Kevin Winter/Getty Images/AFP

Canelo Alvarez inks $365 million deal with streaming service

Oct 18, 2018 - 7:46 AM

The Mexican boxing star who dethroned Gennady Golovkin will fight 11 times in over a five-year deal with DAZN

WINDFALL. Canelo Alvarez's handler Oscar De La Hoya of Golden Boy Promotions says the deal makes the boxing champion (right) the ’highest paid athlete in the world.’ Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Albayalde welcomes probe into Cebu killings: 'Walang itatago ang PNP'

Oct 15, 2018 - 12:38 PM

'We are always supporting investigations. Wala namang itatago ang PNP diyan,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

DEATH SPIKE. Barangay Councilor Roel Mabano is gunned down near the Kalunasan Barangay Hall. He is one of the victims of recent high-profile assassinations in Cebu City. File photo from Cebu City police

Pope Paul VI, Archbishop Oscar Romero raised to sainthood

Oct 14, 2018 - 5:04 PM

'We declare and define Paul VI and Oscar Arnulfo Romero Galdamez...to be saints...decreeing that they are to be venerated as such by the whole church,' says Pope Francis as crowds broke into wild applause

SAINTS. The tapestries of Roman Catholic Archbishop Oscar Romero (L) and Pope Paul VI hang from a balcony of the facade of St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on October 13, 2018. Pope Francis will preside on October 14, 2018 over canonization mass for pope Paul VI and slain Salvadorean archbishop Oscar Romero. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

First pope who visited Philippines is now a saint

Oct 14, 2018 - 12:12 PM

(UPDATED) Like Pope Paul VI, Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador is made a saint in rites led by Pope Francis and joined by 60,000 pilgrims and heads of state

UP FOR SAINTHOOD. The tapestries of Archbishop Oscar Romero (left) and Pope Paul VI (right) hang from a balcony of the facade of St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican on October 13, 2018, a day before the Catholic Church officially recognizes them as saints. Photo by Filippo Monteforte/AFP

[OPINION] Too much beer

Oct 09, 2018 - 10:00 AM

Does the military have a reverse IQ test for those who they recruit into military intelligence?

Visits to news outlets 'a friendly gesture' – PNP

Oct 08, 2018 - 11:18 AM

''Di tayo pupunta doon na armado...Parang makikiusap ka. This is a friendly gesture of our personnel,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

CRAME BRIEFING. PNP's top generals gather to give a press conference in national police headquarters Camp Crame. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

PNP: We're not against student activism, just taking up arms

Oct 08, 2018 - 9:11 AM

''Yung pagsasalita naman kasi per se, hindi naman bawal eh, that's part of our freedom,' says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde

NOT ALL ACTIVISTS. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde at the Camp Crame press briefing. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Kung ipagpipilitang radikal ang mga millennial

Oct 08, 2018 - 9:00 AM

Warning sa AFP at kay Presidente Duterte: may kasabihan sa Ingles na, 'Be careful what you wish for, it might just come true'

Albayalde orders recall of Trillanes' police detail over amnesty issue

Oct 04, 2018 - 8:18 PM

The recall was ordered on the same day President Rodrigo Duterte's Proclamation 572 was published in a national newspaper

Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III listens as PNP Dir. Guillermo Eleazar presents the arrest warrant being served by Makati police chief Superintendent Rogelio Simon to Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV. Makati RTC Branch 150 Executive Judge Elmo Alameda ordered the arrest of Sen. Trillanes based on rebellion charges. (Photo: JOSEPH VIDAL/SENATE PRIB)

Albayalde asks: Why do state university students 'go against' government?

Oct 04, 2018 - 4:52 PM

(UPDATED) 'You are given free education by the government and yet hindi ka pa nag-ga-gragraduate you are already going against the same government that gives you free education...Why?' PNP chief Albayalde asks

SCHOLARS QUESTIONED. PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde during the Senate hearing on the amendment of the Anti-Terrorism bill on October 1, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Filipino detainee missing after Indonesia earthquake, tsunami

Oct 01, 2018 - 2:20 PM

The Filipino detainee, earlier reported by the Department of Foreign Affairs as safe, is among 800 prisoners 'now missing,' says Consul General Oscar Orcine

A man (L) walks past vehicle wreckage as a collapsed mosque is seen in the background in Palu, Indonesia's Central Sulawesi on September 30, 2018, following the September 28 earthquake and tsunami. The death toll from a powerful earthquake and tsunami in Indonesia leapt to 832 on September 30, as stunned people on the stricken island of Sulawesi struggled to find food and water and looting spread. / AFP PHOTO / ADEK BERRY

Trillanes is going home, Albayalde defends Duterte, Facebook | Evening wRap

Sep 28, 2018 - 9:36 PM

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'Signal Rock' is official PH entry to Oscars

Sep 26, 2018 - 4:39 PM

The film will be considered for a nomination along with entries from all over the world

OSCARS-BOUND. 'Signal Rock,' the country's official entry to the 91st Academy Awards, stars award-winning actor Christian Bables. File photo by Precious del Valle/Rappler

Anti-communist task force for talking not shooting – PNP

Sep 24, 2018 - 11:32 AM

The anti-communist task force, PNP chief Oscar Albayalde says, is to support localized peace talks with the Left

CRAME BRIEFING. PNP's top generals gather to give a press conference in national police headquarters Camp Crame. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Academy shelves plans for 'popular' Oscar award

Sep 07, 2018 - 9:47 AM

'There has been a wide range of reactions to the introduction of a new award, and we recognize the need for further discussion with our members,' says Dawn Hudson

NO POPULAR AWARD. The Academy says they will be shelving the   All eyes will be on the battle for Oscars supremacy between "The Shape of Water" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" on Sunday. / AFP PHOTO / Robyn BECK

'Mission: Impossible' composer to get honorary Oscar

Sep 06, 2018 - 2:02 PM

Lalo Schifrin is set to be honored at 10th annual Governors Awards in November

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 10, 2016 Argentinian composer Lalo Schifrin smiles after he was awarded Commandeur in the Order of Arts and Letters, in Paris. Argentinian composer Lalo Schifrin, best known for his "Mission: Impossible" theme song, is to receive an honorary Oscar along with actress Cicely Tyson and publicist Marvin Levy, the Academy said on September 5, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / Eric FEFERBERG

Albayalde relieves officials of Sultan Kudarat, warns Masbate chief

Sep 03, 2018 - 10:26 AM

(3rd UPDATE) PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde also orders the relief of the provincial director of Sultan Kudarat and the chief of police of Isulan town

MASBATE BLAST. Patrol boats of the Philippine Coast Guard and Philippine Army are damaged by the explosion in the Masbate seaport. Photo by PNP Bicol

PNP on martial law extension: 'Why not?'

Aug 29, 2018 - 1:51 PM

'Wala naman kasing masamang dinudulot ang martial law doon,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

'NOTHING BAD'. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde says there is no harm in extending martial law in Mindanao. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

No 'special treatment' for lawyers who break the law

Aug 20, 2018 - 1:23 PM

'Hindi tayo pwedeng magbigay ng special treatment kahit kanino,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

NO 'FEAR OR FAVOR.' PNP chief Oscar Albayalde at the Camp Crame press briefing on Monday, August 20. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Albayalde fires all cops in raided Northern Samar police station

Aug 10, 2018 - 3:58 PM

(UPDATED) Northern Samar provincial police chief Romeo Campomanes is also fired

PILLAGED. The Lapinig Municpal Police Station is allegedly raided by around 100 alleged New People's Army rebels. PNP Northern Samar photo

Oscars to add 'best popular film' award, shorten gala

Aug 09, 2018 - 9:28 AM

For 2019, organizers are hoping to produce a 'more accessible' 3 hour show

Oscars statuettes stand on display during a preview for the Governors Ball during the 90th annual Academy Awards week in Hollywood, California, March 1st, 2018. / AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON

Police in Angono on the rack for anti-rape advice

Jul 18, 2018 - 8:21 PM

'Clothes don't cause rape, rapists do,' Senator Risa Hontiveros responds in a statement

Want to end killings? Police need your help – PNP chief Albayalde

Jul 16, 2018 - 4:19 PM

'If only the community will take active part in the solution of crimes, and crime prevention for that matter, probably mawawala itong sinasabi nating mga killings,' says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde

COMMUNITY PARTICIPATION. PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde at a press conference at Camp Cram. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Chilean police raid bishops over sex abuse allegations

Jul 14, 2018 - 9:30 AM

The raids comes after prominent Chilean Catholic priest Oscar Munoz was detained over allegations that he sexually abused and raped seven children between 2002 and 2018.

ABUSE. Chilean priest Oscar Munoz Toledo (L) remains at a courtroom in Rancagua, 80 km south of Santiago, Chile, on July 13, 2018. Photo by Claudio Reyes/AFP

Prominent Chilean priest arrested over sex abuse allegations

Jul 13, 2018 - 3:03 PM

Prosecutor Emiliano Arias says the alleged abuse by Oscar Munoz, 56, took place from 2002 in the capital Santiago and the southern city of Rancagua

SCANDAL. A man walks past an altar at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Santiago, on May 18, 2018. File photo by Claudio Reyes/AFP

PNP denies Sotto request to allow De Lima hearings in jail

Jul 11, 2018 - 5:15 PM

(UPDATED) The Philippine National Police says it is up to the court to decide on any matter related to Senator Leila de Lima's exercise of legislative functions

Detained senator Leila De Lima arrives at the Quezon City Metropolitan Trial Court for a hearing on June 22, 2018. Photo courtesy of the Office of Senator De Lima

Albayalde orders crackdown on gun-for-hire, private armed groups

Jul 09, 2018 - 11:20 AM

The order of Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde follows the series of killings of local officials in the country

TOP COP. PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde at a Camo Crame press conference. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sotto to PNP: Allow De Lima to hold committee hearings in jail

Jul 06, 2018 - 10:47 AM

(UPDATED) 'As the Senate President, I am giving Senator De Lima full authority to discharge her duties as chair of the committee,' says Senate President Vicente Sotto III in a letter to PNP chief Oscar Albayalde

VISIT. Senate President Vicente Sotto III and Senator Leila de Lima inside the PNP Custodial Center, where De Lima is detained. Photo from the Office of the Senate President

Inflation soars, drug suspects strip search, Gilas | Evening wRap

Jul 05, 2018 - 10:02 PM

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Mayor Halili had unresolved dispute with 'former general' – Albayalde

Jul 05, 2018 - 11:27 AM

(UPDATED) Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde says Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili had a dispute with a 'high-ranking former general,' but he is not aware of the nature of the disagreement

KILLED. A life-size standee of Mayor Antonio Halili is displayed in his wake. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

PNP chief Albayalde urges citizens to report abusive cops

Jun 25, 2018 - 4:17 PM

Albayalde also calls on police chiefs and station commanders to supervise their subordinates, especially new cops, to lessen any potential instances of abuse

ALBAYALDE. PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde at a press conference at Camp Crame on Wednesday, June 20, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Albayalde fires Grijaldo, Unsafe streets in Mindanao | Midday wRap

Jun 22, 2018 - 1:55 PM

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Albayalde sacks station commander over Genesis Argoncillo death

Jun 21, 2018 - 6:58 PM

Quezon City Police Station 4 Commander Carlito Grijaldo is sacked following the death of Genesis 'Tisoy' Argoncillo, who had been under detention

RELIEF ORDER. PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde during a Camp Crame press conference. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Albayalde visits Isabela town police chief killed in drug operation

Jun 20, 2018 - 11:19 AM

Police Director General Oscar Albayalde posthumously awarded the 'Medalya ng Kadakilaan' to Senior Inspector Michael Tubaña

Photo courtesy of PNP-Cagayan Valley PIO

Patricia Fox, Tito Sotto, PNP vs. ‘tambays’ | Evening wRap

Jun 18, 2018 - 10:05 PM

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Tambays? PNP wrongly detains group waiting outside friend's home

Jun 18, 2018 - 4:20 PM

Matt Dimaranan, who was part of the group detained in Makati City, remembers a policeman saying, 'Basta sinabi ng Pangulo, batas 'yun'

POLICE CHIEF. Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde downplays the recent detention of a group of friends in Makati City, as President Rodrigo Duterte orders a crackdown on 'tambays.' Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Midas Marquez, CA justices, Davao judge up for SC justice post

Jun 13, 2018 - 2:08 PM

Six applicants will undergo public interviews on June 14

Where Duterte, Robredo, other officials will mark Independence Day 2018

Jun 11, 2018 - 6:40 PM

Here is a list of officials who will lead flag-raising events on Independence Day 2018, what time, and where

INDEPENDENCE DAY. Soldiers salute during a flag-raising ceremony at the Lanao del Sur provincial capital of Marawi on the southern island of Mindanao on Philippine Independence Day, June 12, 2017. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

PNP forms team to probe killing of Nueva Ecija priest Richmond Nilo

Jun 11, 2018 - 10:35 AM

Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde also orders all local police chiefs to reach out to priests and ask if they face threats

PNP CHIEF. Director General Oscar Albayalde speaks in a press conference in Camp Crame. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Firearms for prosecutors, Ressa wins Golden Pen, New Spain PM on pro-EU government | Midday wRap

Jun 07, 2018 - 1:53 PM

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PNP to continue investigating slain prosecutor’s death — Albayalde

Jun 06, 2018 - 11:58 PM

The PNP chief wants to dig deeper into the case

CONFESSION. Angelito Avenido says he did not intend to kill Ombudsman Prosecutor Madonna Joy Ednaco Tanyag. Photo by Jeff Digma/Rappler

Albayalde vows to help prosecutors get licenses to carry firearms

Jun 06, 2018 - 9:32 PM

PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde says he has meet with prosecutors to discuss how to help them get their gun licenses

PNP chief Albayalde.Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PNP: 4 riding-in-tandem kills a day already 'low' number

Jun 04, 2018 - 9:40 AM

Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde says riding-in-tandem killings have 'gone down drastically' since October 2017

PNP CHIEF. Director General Oscar Albayalde during a press conference at Camp Crame. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler