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Policing the PNP: Scalawags spoil Duterte vow to end crime

Jul 19, 2018 - 3:35 PM

The Philippine National Police finds enemies from within

INTERNAL CLEANSING. The PNP wants to expand its 'punitive' cleansing program to 'preventive' and 'restorative' measures of weeding out crooked cops. Graphic by Ernest Fiestan/Rappler

Why PNP pulled out Trillanes' police security

Jul 16, 2018 - 12:14 PM

The Philippine National Police says it is conducting a 'comprehensive review' of its security details

SECURED AGAIN. The PNP sends back 2 cops to guard Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Skyler Abatayo case: 4 cops sacked as probe begins

Jul 14, 2018 - 10:07 AM

The 4 anti-drug cops tested negative for gunpowder traces, but this does not get them completely off the hook, says the Philippine National Police

'JUSTICE FOR SKYLER'. Four cops have been sacked following the death of 4-year-old Skyler Abatayo, killed by a stray bullet just after studying at home. Photo from Abatayo's Facebook page.

Trillanes says PNP removed his security escorts

Jul 13, 2018 - 8:55 PM

(3rd UPDATE) 'I'm a fatalist. I know God has a plan… Sa akin, ganito lang: Subukan lang nila. Kilala ko si Duterte by now. Duwag ‘yan,' says the opposition senator

Sen. Trillanes press con denying the bank accounts PRRD accused him of having. The senator is seen showing the members of the media the waivers he signed and copies of the supposed to be bank accounts. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Policemen in Kian delos Santos case to take witness stand

Jul 12, 2018 - 7:34 PM

Policemen have to answer eyewitness testimonies that accuse them of shooting to death a kneeling teen. PO3 Arnel Oares will be up first.

KIAN TRIAL. File photo of the accused policemen PO1 Jeremias Pereda, PO1 Jerwin Cruz and PO3 Arnel Oares (L-R) in a Senate investigation into the Kian delos Santos slay case. Photo by Rappler

Skyler Abatayo hit by stray bullet after doing school assignment

Jul 12, 2018 - 5:58 PM

The four-year-old boy was killed by a stray bullet from an anti-drug operation in Barangay Ermita, Cebu City

KILLED. 3-year-old Skyler Abatayo was killed by a stray bullet from an anti-illegal drugs operation in Cebu City. Photo from Abatayo's Facebook page.

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Jul 11, 2018 - 8:16 PM

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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

4-year-old killed by stray bullet from Cebu City anti-drug operation

Jul 10, 2018 - 6:45 PM

Police say Skyler Abatayo was killed by a bullet from drug suspects and not from cops, but this has yet to be proven by a ballistics examination

KILLED. Four-year-old Skyler Abatayo was slain by a stray bullet from an anti-illegal drugs operation in Cebu City. Photo from Abatayo's Facebook page.

Activists slam arrest of 13 church, dev't workers in GenSan

Jul 06, 2018 - 2:32 PM

'These individuals were arrested with no weapon on them but their laptops, pens, and papers,' says Deacon Allan Khen Apus of Iglesia Filipina Independiente and convenor of Movement Against Tyranny-Northern Mindanao

DEFIANT. Development workers arrested in General Santos City. Photo courtesy of Karapatan Northern Mindanao Region

Senate probe sought into PNP's P1.89-B Mahindra purchase

Jul 06, 2018 - 11:32 AM

Senator Grace Poe, who called for the probe, says former interior secretary Mar Roxas will be invited to the hearing

COA flags the PNP's purchase of 2,054 Mahindra vehicles in 2015. The PNP completely blames the DBM despite taking an active role in the procurement

Negros Occidental execs urge PNP to solve mayors' killings

Jul 06, 2018 - 10:53 AM

'If the PNP can’t protect the mayors, how can the ordinary people feel secure?' says Victorias City Mayor Francis Frederick Palanca, chairman of the Association of Chief Executives

LOCAL CHIEFS. Mayors in Negros Occidental strongly condemn the killings of local chief executives in the country. Photo courtesy of Teresa D. Ellera

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

CHR: Makati cops in strip-search video violated Anti-Torture Act

Jul 05, 2018 - 3:25 PM

(UPDATED) The Commission on Human Rights urges the Philippine National Police 'to open a transparent investigation' to hold the perpetrators accountable

PNP fires 4 cops in strip-search video

Jul 05, 2018 - 1:10 PM

The viral video shows the cops chuckling as they strip-searched drug suspects in Makati City

STRICT LEADERSHIP. PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde during a press conference in Camp Crame. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

What went wrong: PNP’s P1.89-B Mahindra vehicles purchase

Jul 04, 2018 - 12:03 PM

COA flags the PNP's purchase of 2,054 Mahindra vehicles in 2015. The PNP completely blames the DBM despite taking an active role in the procurement.

COA flags the PNP's purchase of 2,054 Mahindra vehicles in 2015. The PNP completely blames the DBM despite taking an active role in the procurement

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Jun 26, 2018 - 1:15 PM

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Lacson on ‘stupid God’ remark, Tisoy Argoncillo death, Rappler award | Midday wRap

Jun 25, 2018 - 12:44 PM

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Jun 24, 2018 - 11:55 AM

Duterte: God is ‘stupid’, Sereno on Midas Marquez and Bongbong Marcos' ambitions

How Genesis Argoncillo died, according to fellow detainees

Jun 23, 2018 - 10:57 AM

Several detainees recount the night when their cellmate, Genesis 'Tisoy' Argoncillo, was beaten to death inside Quezon City Police District Station 4. They all clear cops of involvement.

DETAINEE WITNESSES. Quezon City Police District Station 4 detainees speak to cops on the killing of Genesis Argoncillo. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

CCTV in Genesis Argoncillo's detention cell broken on day of killing

Jun 22, 2018 - 7:28 PM

Genesis 'Tisoy' Argoncillo is believed to have been beaten to death by co-detainees on June 19

BROKEN CCTV. The detention cell where Genesis Argoncillo was beaten to death has a CCTV camera, but it does not function. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Bong Revilla's phone confiscated after jail anniversary selfie

Jun 22, 2018 - 3:52 PM

The actor-turned-politician-turned-detainee had earlier posted on Facebook a selfie that was apparently taken inside the high-security detention facility

SELFIE. Detained former senator Bong Revilla takes a selfie inside his detention facility in Camp Crame on June 21, 2018, to mark his 4th year in the Philippine National Police Custodial Center. Photo from Bong Revilla's Facebook account

Genesis Argoncillo killed by fellow detainees – QC police

Jun 22, 2018 - 12:20 PM

Two detainees are now facing murder charges over the death of Genesis 'Tisoy' Argoncillo

DEATH IN DETENTION. Genesis 'Tisoy' Argoncillo dies under the watch of the Quezon City Police District. Photo from Marilou Argoncillo's Facebook page

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

Metro Manila police chief sacks guard on duty when Genesis Argoncillo died

Jun 21, 2018 - 5:51 PM

Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar decides to sack Police Officer 3 Dennis Saño after being shown photos and the death certificate of Genesis 'Tisoy' Argoncillo

RELIEF ORDER. Metro Manila police chief Guillermo Eleazar sacks the jail guard on duty when Genesis "Tisoy" Argoncillo died. Photo by Angie de Silva

EXCLUSIVE: Photos, death certificate show Genesis 'Tisoy' Argoncillo beaten to death

Jun 21, 2018 - 4:58 PM

(UPDATED) The Quezon City Police District earlier said Genesis 'Tisoy' Argoncillo died from mere shortness of breath

NO FOUL PLAY? Photos obtained by Rappler show bruises on the body of Genesis "Tisoy" Argoncillo. Sourced photos

TestSite: Testing

Jun 21, 2018 - 1:59 PM

Heart de Chavez met her end with a bullet in her cheek and another in the back of her head. They were fired, says Heart’s sister Arianne, by officers of the Philippine National Police.

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the 120th Anniversary of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) at the DFA Office in Pasay City on June 18, 2018, reiterates his stance of improving the peace and order situation in the country so that it would become more conducive for progress. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

QC cops deny foul play in death of arrested 'tambay'

Jun 21, 2018 - 10:08 AM

(UPDATED) Police say Genesis 'Tisoy' Argoncillo died after complaining of shortness of breath. He shared a jail cell – built to hold only 6 people – with 138 detainees.

DEATH IN DETENTION. Genesis 'Tisoy' Argoncillo dies under the watch of the Quezon City Police District. Photo from Marilou Argoncillo's Facebook page

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Jun 15, 2018 - 6:58 PM

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At least 33 killed daily in the Philippines since Duterte assumed office

Jun 15, 2018 - 5:00 PM

The Philippine National Police records 23,518 homicide cases under investigation (HCUI) since President Rodrigo Duterte assumed office

Duterte to order SAF vs Kadamay if they occupy more gov't housing

Jun 14, 2018 - 6:45 PM

'Pagka lumaban kayo at namatay kayo, problema ninyo 'yan,' President Rodrigo Duterte tells urban poor group Kadamay after they attempt to occupy housing units in Rizal

PNP rights office: Police can be charged for parading suspects in the past

Jun 13, 2018 - 7:56 PM

A PNP Human Rights Affairs Office advisory says cops presenting suspects to the media have been violating Republic Act 9745

PRESENTATION. The PNP presents Israelis believed to be leading an online scamming company in Clark, Pampanga. PNP photo

24 Mimaropa police chiefs fired for underperforming in anti-drug campaign

Jun 13, 2018 - 11:55 AM

Mimaropa regional police director Emmanuel Licup sacks the local police chiefs for poor performance in one of the Duterte administration's key campaigns

POLICE FORCE. Philippine police officers salute as they stand at attention during a gathering at the Philippine National Police headquarters in suburban Manila in September 2011. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

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Jun 12, 2018 - 7:40 PM

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A rule too late? PNP bans presenting suspects to the media

Jun 12, 2018 - 7:29 AM

The Philippine National Police now avoids trial by publicity for suspects they arrest, but only after scores of accused have been paraded for millions to see

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

Bulacan cop helps raise funds for child with cancer

Jun 08, 2018 - 1:38 PM

Police Officer 1 May Liezl dela Cruz sells face masks during breaks to help raise funds for the chemotherapy of 8-year-old Geanna Catan, who was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia in December 2017

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

1 dead, 12 hurt in encounters with NPA in Cordillera

Jun 06, 2018 - 8:02 PM

Members of New People's Army launch June offensive in Northern Luzon

Nana with the father of slain SAF PO2 Henry Dion. Photo by Frank Cimatu/Rappler

Caloocan police chief sacked after Kian slay now Bulacan's top cop

Jun 06, 2018 - 12:18 PM

Senior Superintendent Chito Bersaluna is now chief of the Bulacan Provincial Police Office

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Jun 04, 2018 - 7:30 PM

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PNP general fired after Kian slay is now highway patrol chief

Jun 04, 2018 - 2:26 PM

Chief Superintendent Roberto Fajardo is the police general who made headlines in 2017 for defending cops in the killing of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos

HIGHWAY PATROL CHIEF. Roberto Fajardo addresses PNP HPG personnel before formally assuming office as their chief. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

PNP eyes stickers as solution to riding-in-tandem shootings

Jun 04, 2018 - 1:10 PM

The Philippine National Police wants local government units to require the use of designated stickers on motorcycles

THE SOLUTION? PNP plans on using stickers to end riding-in-tandem shootings across the Philippines.

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DEATH RIDERS. Calabarzon and Metro Manila top other regions in terms of number of killings attributed to motorcycle-riding assailants according to data from the Philippine National Police

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

4 killed a day by riding-in-tandem gunmen in the Philippines

Jun 03, 2018 - 9:20 PM

From October 2017 to May 2018, the Philippine National Police counts 880 killings carried out by motorcycle-riding shooters

FEAR CLIMATE. The shooting of a husband and wife by unidentified gunmen riding in tandem in Calbayog City, Samar has shaken the city. Photo by Jazmin Bonifacio/Rappler

Murder charges filed vs alleged gunman of Fr Ventura – PNP

Jun 03, 2018 - 2:43 PM

PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde says the alleged gunman of Cagayan priest Father Mark Ventura was identified as a certain Arthymus Reynon

SHOT DEAD. Father Mark Ventura is killed by unidentified assailants after Sunday Mass on April 29, 2018. Photo courtesy of Gattaran Youth

New PNP spokesman is former UN officer, Harvard graduate

Jun 02, 2018 - 11:32 AM

Senior Superintendent Benigno Durana is appointed chief of the Philippine National Police Public Information Office, effectively becoming spokesperson of the 190,000-strong police force

NEW SPOKESMAN. Senior Superintendent Benigno Durana at a speaking engagement. Photo courtesy of Leaders International Christian School of Manila

Meet Guillermo Eleazar, Metro Manila's new police chief

Jun 01, 2018 - 3:29 PM

The former boss of Quezon City cops, Eleazar returns to the National Capital Region Police Office as its top cop

Metro Manila police chief loses post after 6 weeks

Jun 01, 2018 - 12:33 PM

In a surprise move, PNP chief Oscar Albayalde replaces Director Camilo Cascolan and names Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar as the new National Capital Region Office chief

REPLACED. NCRPO chief Camilo Cascolan is reassigned to the PNP Civil Security Group. Photo from NCRPO