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Over 5,000 cops to secure Xi visit

Nov 19, 2018 - 6:19 PM

NCRPO chief Police Director Guillermo Eleazar says 'extensive' security and coordination preparations were done for the Chinese president’s upcoming Philippine visit

SAFETY. The PNP deploys over 5,500 cops for the state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

HRW on possible PH-wide Alsa Masa-like network: Another weapon vs rights

Nov 19, 2018 - 3:21 PM

Carlos Conde of Human Rights Watch says tapping groups like Alsa Masa for grassroots intelligence gathering 'will worsen the human rights calamity' in the Philippines

DILG to meet 'Ang Probinsyano' producers for 'honest discussion'

Nov 19, 2018 - 2:30 PM

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año says the producers of the show 'have a moral and ethical responsibility to the nation'

ANG PROBINSYANO. Coco Martin says he and the people behind the show are careful in tackling issues currently happening in the country such as party drugs. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Artists' group: PNP, DILG have no right to meddle in 'Ang Probinsyano'

Nov 17, 2018 - 4:47 PM

The Concerned Artists of the Philippines condemn the DILG’s threats to sue the long-running ABS-CBN teleserye

GOOD COP. In 'FPJ's Ang Probinsyano,' Coco Martin plays Cardo Dalisay, an honest cop who contends with corrupt officials and politicians. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

DILG to sue ‘Ang Probinsyano’ if plot is not changed

Nov 16, 2018 - 10:27 PM

DILG cites a host of legal cases that can be filed if the popular TV series doesn't make the cops look good

LEAD STAR. File photo of 'Ang Probinsyano' main character Coco Martin.

DILG chief wants 'Ang Probinsyano' plot changed to favor PNP

Nov 15, 2018 - 7:20 PM

'It affects the morale of the PNP.... Tinataya nila ang buhay nila diyan,' says Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año

NEW PLOT? Newly sworn in DILG chief Eduardo Año wants hit show 'Ang Probinsyano' to be rewritten. Photo from ABS-CBN

Netizens angered by PNP double standard towards Imelda Marcos

Nov 14, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The stark contrast between how PNP is handling the former first lady's case and other recent controversial arrest cases did not escape the attention of many Filipino netizens

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

No cuffs for Imelda Marcos if arrested – PNP

Nov 13, 2018 - 7:13 PM

'Kung medyo may edad na, mga babae, hindi na po natin naman na kailangan pinoposasan lalo na kung wala namang history of violence,' says Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde

NO NEED FOR CUFFS. Should she be arrested, Imelda Marcos would not be cuffed by cops because of her age and gender.. Photo by Jasmin Dulay/Rappler

PNA to enter into 'news exchange' deal with Russia's Sputnik | Evening wRap

Nov 12, 2018 - 9:20 PM

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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

PNP fines 15 Landmark Makati guards for wearing Christmas costumes

Nov 08, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Donning costumes is illegal when you're a security guard on duty, says the Philippine National Police

FINED. Security guards wearing uniforms akin to the sentinels at the Buckingham Palace are given fine tickets by the PNP. PNP photo

Former Davao City top cop is new Manila police chief

Nov 08, 2018 - 10:18 AM

Senior Superintendent Vicente Danao Jr replaces Chief Superintendent Rolando Anduyan who has been moved to the Northern Police District

DAVAO COP. Senior Superintendent Vicente Danao Jr in 2014. File photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

2 Quezon City cops arrested in another sex-for-freedom case

Nov 07, 2018 - 9:32 PM

The victim says she was raped by a cop then forced to perform sexual acts on another inside a police patrol vehicle

SEX-FOR-FREEDOM. NCRPO chief Director Guillermo Eleazar (right) questions the two QCPD Station 4 policemen who are under custody at the Regional Special Operation unit of Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

HRW calls for independent probe into police's role in extrajudicial killings

Nov 06, 2018 - 4:17 PM

The New York-based organization made the call after the Central Visayas police chief said hitmen in EJKs might be retired or active cops

ZERO EJK? Protesters call for end to drug war killings in front of the PNP headquarters. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Police kill 21 in Undas 2018 anti-drug operations

Nov 05, 2018 - 1:56 PM

Cops also arrest 981 drug suspects from October 31 to November 3

BLOOD IN UNDAS. Anti-drug cops kill 21 suspects during the 4-day Undas weekend. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

PNP: One more martial law extension for Mindanao

Nov 05, 2018 - 12:28 PM

The Philippine National Police recommends another extension of martial law in Mindanao

YES TO EXTENSION. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde says the extension of military rule in Mindanao will help in their management of safety for the 2019 polls. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte rejects hazing: 'I don’t need my soldiers, police dehumanized'

Nov 01, 2018 - 7:25 PM

President Duterte says he ordered the dismissal of police involved in a form of hazing he finds detestable

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte sings the Philippine national anthem during the Presidential Security Group (PSG) Change of Command Ceremony at the PSG Compound in Malacañang Park, Manila on May 30, 2018. Also in the photo is newly-installed PSG Commander Colonel Jose Eriel Niembra. Malacañang Photo

Rosita aftermath, NAIA terminal fee, Kanye West | Evening wRap

Oct 31, 2018 - 10:03 PM

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Duterte awaits PNP, AFP advice on martial law extension in Mindanao

Oct 31, 2018 - 4:51 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says a martial law extension in Mindanao will help secure the May 2019 elections and the plebiscite on the Bangsamoro Organic Law in January

MORE MARTIAL LAW? President Rodrigo Duterte is waiting for the recommendation of his top military and police officers to decide on martial law extension in Mindanao. Malacañang file photo

[ANALYSIS] Police deviance is mutating

Oct 31, 2018 - 12:00 PM

President Duterte needs to address systematic abuses in police training, promotions and assignment of posts

Police arrest father charged with raping own daughters

Oct 30, 2018 - 11:06 PM

The suspect, who was also listed as the second most wanted man in eastern Metro Manila, is caught in Cavite

Cop in Duterte matrix denies drug links

Oct 30, 2018 - 3:58 PM

Senior Superintendent Leonardo Suan says he was never in any operation with former cops and now drug suspects Ismael Fajardo and Eduardo Acierto

DRUG-LINKED? Senior Superintendent Leonardo Suan at the Senate blue ribbon committee hearing on October 30. Screen shot from Senate stream

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

400 cops to conduct patrols when Boracay reopens

Oct 25, 2018 - 3:50 PM

Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde says the additional deployment would be part of security forces' reorganization in the island

COPS. Police walks along the shores of Boracay during the capability demonstration exercise on October 25, 2018. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Jimmy Guban arrest, pipe bombs in the U.S., Titanic II | Midday wRap

Oct 25, 2018 - 2:00 PM

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PNP plans to take Jimmy Guban from Senate without arrest warrant

Oct 24, 2018 - 9:21 PM

The Philippine National Police will send the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group to take Jimmy Guban from the Senate

SHABU SHIPMENT. Customs intelligence agent Jimmy Guban, who was cited in contempt by Senator Richard Gordon. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PNP Academy director sacked over cadets' 'oral sex' claims vs upperclassmen

Oct 24, 2018 - 3:20 PM

(UPDATED) Chief Superintendent Joseph Adnol is sacked 'for command responsibility and to pave the way for an impartial investigation'

ACADEMY DIRECTOR. Chief Superintendent Joseph Adnol talks to reporters in Camp Crame. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Sagay massacre, customs ‘whistleblower’ fired, illegal drugs price | Midday wRap

Oct 22, 2018 - 2:22 PM

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Negros farmers' recruiter 'left them' before the bloodbath

Oct 22, 2018 - 1:40 PM

Western Visayas top cop John Bulalacao says the farmers may have been used as bait by the New People's Army to incite hate against the government

BLOODIED LAND. Gunmen kill 9 farmers occupying a space of Hacienda Nene in Sagay City, Negros Occidental. Photos from PNP Western Visayas

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

PNP probes person of interest in Negros farmers' slay

Oct 22, 2018 - 9:52 AM

Local police say it is too early to blame the armed communist group, the New People's Army, as perpetrators of the killings

POI EYED. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde at a Camp Crame press briefing. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

FDA chief not target of ambush, says Camarines Sur top cop

Oct 18, 2018 - 6:50 PM

'Hindi nila alam na andoon si FDA [chief]. Nagkataon lang na nando'n,' says Camarines Sur police chief Senior Superintendent Reynaldo Pawid

SAFE. FDA chief Director General Nela Charade Puno escapes an ambush allegedly executed by the New People's Army. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PNP: Someone may have leaked FDA chief's convoy route

Oct 18, 2018 - 2:56 PM

'Either may nag-leak 'yan na may ganyang movement, lalong lalo na may VIP na involved,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

CRIME SCENE. The tailing police vehicle accompanying the convoy of Food and Drug Administration chief Nela Charade Puno is barraged with bullets. Photo from Bicol Police

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

Drug war cop Espenido assigned to Virac, Catanduanes

Oct 15, 2018 - 9:36 AM

Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido is known for serving as police chief of the localities where mayors Rolando Espinosa and Reynaldo Parojinog were killed by policemen

NEW ASSIGNMENT. Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido during the Senate probe on extrajudicial killings. Rappler file photo

PNP returns security detail to Trillanes

Oct 11, 2018 - 7:25 PM

Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde orders the return of the two security detail assigned to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

SECURITY BACK. Senator Trillanes after his press briefing while waiting for the Makati RTC 148 decision. Sept 28, 2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PNP sacks cops in Duterte drug matrix

Oct 11, 2018 - 12:50 PM

(UPDATED) The cops allegedly learned drug recycling from recently sacked PDEA deputy chief Ismael Fajardo

DRUG LIST. In this file photo, Duterte unveils his drug list to the public for the first time in 2016. RTVM screenshot

House panel recommends charges vs cops over secret jail cell in Tondo

Oct 09, 2018 - 12:05 PM

The House committee on human rights says the living conditions of detainees inside the jail cell were 'beyond humane' and violated UN standards

IN THE DARK. Twelve allegedly illegally detained men and women are found in a 'hidden lock-up cell' in MPD Station 1 on April 27, 2017. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Journalists slam PNP over door-to-door bid for good coverage

Oct 07, 2018 - 8:14 PM

'Government forces must never harass, intimidate, or attack journalists who are just doing their jobs,' says the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines

FOR GOOD COVERAGE. PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde during press conference at Camp Crame on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Dead young man found in Baguio finally identified

Oct 02, 2018 - 5:41 PM

The PNP-SOCO Cordillera says the victim was Arthur Loberiano of Tarlac

Dead young man found in Baguio finally identified. Photo from Roi Reyes in Facebook

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

Sep 28, 2018 - 9:36 PM

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Police file criminal complaint vs blogger Drew Olivar at DOJ

Sep 27, 2018 - 7:28 PM

Police complete gathering their digital evidence against Mocha Uson’s co-vlogger who spread a fake bomb threat during rallies that remembered Martial Law

BOMB THREAT. Blogger Drew Olivar faces a criminal complaint over a fake bomb threat posted on Facebook. Screenshot from Olivar's video blog

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

Gloria Arroyo, Mankhut in Hong Kong, Philippine dragon boat | Evening wRap

Sep 17, 2018 - 9:57 PM

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PNP SAF joins search mission for victims of Benguet landslides

Sep 17, 2018 - 2:30 PM

(UPDATED) Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde also says cops will now focus on maintaining law and order in affected areas, and supporting relief and rehabilitation efforts

Policemen lon September 17, 2017, lead the search and rertrieval operation for missing miners in Barangay Ucab in Itogon, Benguet, who may have been buried at a mining shelter during the onslaught of Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut) over the weekend. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Arrests, killings not enough to solve Cebu drug problem – regional police

Sep 13, 2018 - 12:32 AM

There has to be intervention too, says Central Visayas police chief Debold Sinas, like rehabilitation and the provision of livelihood to reintegrated citizens

CEBU'S DRUG PROBLEM. Image of Debold Sinas from pnppro7.org. Surrenderees photo from Cebu City PNP PRO 7 Twitter account. File image of Jaime Mata's body from Facebook account of Lymar Tan.

Why send CIDG to Senate? 'We were being proactive,' says PNP

Sep 10, 2018 - 1:45 PM

'Hindi naman siguro natin kailangan nang utusan pa,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

PROACTIVE EFFORT. PNP Director Oscar Albaylde says CIDG operatives remain stationed at the Senate as part of the PNP's proactive efforts. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

PNP forms team to probe killings of local officials

Sep 10, 2018 - 12:43 PM

The national investigation task group will closely monitor and coordinate investigations of different PNP units, offices, and other task groups investigating the deaths of local officials

TASK FORCE. PNP Directors Oscar Albayalde says the police has formed a national task force that will look into the killing of local officials. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

PNP: We sent CIDG to ensure Trillanes' 'legal' arrest

Sep 05, 2018 - 7:55 PM

The Philippine National Police says cops will 'assist' the military in arresting Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

ON STANDBY. Members of the CIDG at the Senate ready arrest Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler