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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

Abra police apprehend 3 motorcycle riders hiding guns

Sep 05, 2018 - 4:54 PM

Bonifacio Abuan Elvena and Jomel Barbieto Molina are detained after failing to present documents to possess and carry firearms. Meanwhile, Arjay Pagaduan Soria is arrested after firing upon a police officer at a checkpoint.

PNP admits 'security lapses' in Sultan Kudarat

Sep 03, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Despite martial law in Mindanao, PNP spokesman Benigno Durana, says 'obviously, there were gaps in the security measures'

PNP'S VOICE. Police Spokesperson Senior Superintendent Benigno Durana at his office in Camp Crame. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

PNP top 2 official bows out of police service

Aug 31, 2018 - 6:21 PM

Ramon Apolinario, once named to be the next PNP chief after Ronald dela Rosa, exits the police service

IN PHOTOS: PNP spends P2.1B for guns, motorcycles

Aug 29, 2018 - 2:57 PM

Here's what billions-worth of motorcycles and guns look like

Intel cop gunned down in Quezon City

Aug 29, 2018 - 10:20 AM

PNP CIDG's Nepthalie Buensuceso is shot dead by motorcycle-riding gunmen

AMBUSHED. Police Officer III Nepthalie Buensuceso is killed by a motorcycle-riding suspect in Quezon City. Photo from Quezon City Police District

Senate passes bill giving PNP control over police training

Aug 28, 2018 - 5:43 PM

Senate Bill 1898 seeks to allow the Philippine National Police to mold its ideal cops from recruitment to retirement

MASS OATH-TAKING. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde leads the oath-taking of over 16,000 newly promoted cops in Camp Crame on Monday, August 20. PNP photo

WRONG: 'Naga top 5 city in crime volume'

Aug 24, 2018 - 8:15 AM

The Philippine National Police reads out their data sorted per region. Naga City is in Bicol, which is Region 5.

HOTBED? PNP chief Oscar Albayalde reads out unsorted data in a press conference defending President Duterte's pronouncement that Naga City is a shabu hotbed. Albayalde photo by Darren Langit/Rappler; Dowtown Naga photo by Nicolas Guarino/Shutterstock

Was it dark or not where Kian was killed? Cop testifies

Aug 23, 2018 - 5:50 PM

State prosecutor Robert Ong says, 'Halata namang nagsisinungaling siya'

CALOOCAN COPS. (Left to right) Police Officer 1 Jeremias Pereda, Police Office 1 Jerwin Cruz, and Police Officer 3 Arnel Oares attend the Senate probe into the killing of Kian delos Santos on August 24, 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

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Aug 21, 2018 - 8:16 PM

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PNP Academy orders 9 cadets dismissed over grad beating

Aug 21, 2018 - 12:33 PM

The Philippine National Police Academy wants erring cadets out early in the police service

The week in photos: August 4-10, 2018

Aug 11, 2018 - 7:30 PM

This week's selection of photo highlights here and around the world

NO TO WAR. An Indian student wearing a mask poses with her hands painted with a slogans for peace during a rally to mark Hiroshima Day in Mumbai on August 6, 2018. Photo by Punit Paranjpe/AFP

After shabu shipment bust, Lapeña asks PDEA, PNP to share intel

Aug 11, 2018 - 6:42 PM

Commissioner Isidro Lapeña says PDEA only informed the Bureau of Customs about the P6.8-billion shabu shipment almost a month after it slipped past authorities at the Manila International Container Port

'TIMELY INTEL SHARING.' Bureau of Customs Commissioner Isidro Lapena speaks at a press conference on August 11, 2018, about the ongoing investigation of the intercepted shabu shipment at the MICP. Photo from BOC Public Information & Assistance Division

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

LOOK: Suspected NPA rebels raid Northern Samar town police station

Aug 10, 2018 - 1:05 PM

Two cops of the Lapinig Municipal Police Station are hurt in the pre-dawn 'looting and shooting rampage'

6 Pangasinan police chiefs fired, demoted to checkpoint officers

Aug 09, 2018 - 5:03 PM

They fail to pass the mark in their monthly evaluation

TOP COPS DROPPED. Ilocos Region top cop Romulo Sapitula fares more local police chiefs. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Suspected shabu, P6.8M bribe money seized in Negros Occidental

Aug 08, 2018 - 5:46 PM

The buy-bust operation in San Carlos City is a joint operation of Philippine National Police, Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency, and Philippine Army

PNP sacking spree: 13 Ilocos police chiefs fired for underperforming

Aug 03, 2018 - 6:33 PM

More will follow, says Ilocos Region police chief Romulo Sapitula

SACKING SPREE. Some 13 local top cops across the Ilocos Region are fired for underperforming. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

WATCH: How PNP plans to bring down crime with stickers

Aug 03, 2018 - 1:57 PM

Are you ready to join PNP's Oplan Clean Rider in exchange for faster inspections?

RIDER CHIEF. Top cop Oscar Albayalde leads the motorcade which concluded the launch of Oplan Clean Rider in Metro Manila. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

All in a day: Police round up 1,087 jaywalkers, 'tambays' in Quezon City

Aug 02, 2018 - 4:47 PM

QCPD director Chief Superintendent Joselito Esquivel Jr says they were either reprimanded, fined, or charged

ALERT. The police has increased its visibility in Metro Manila, like in the Quezon City bus terminal, following the recent bombing in Lamitan, Basilan.

14 killed, 92 arrested in Bulacan anti-crime drive

Aug 01, 2018 - 5:39 PM

(3RD UPDATE) The arrested includes 3 minors allegedly involved in the illegal drugs trade

19 detainees from NutriAsia protest walk free

Aug 01, 2018 - 11:00 AM

(UPDATED) Though they have been freed, they still face complaints for physical injury, alarm and scandal, and illegal assembly

FOR RELEASE. A day after the violent dispersal of striking workers in NutriAsia in Meycauayan, Bulacan on July 31, 2018. Photo by Naokira Mengua/Rappler

Bulacan police detain 19 after violent NutriAsia dispersal

Aug 01, 2018 - 9:10 AM

Striking workers and security personnel of condiments company NutriAsia are pointing fingers on who started the violence

DETAINED. University of the Philippines-Diliman student Jon Bonifacio talks to their legal cousel on July 31, 2018 at the Meycauayan Police Station. Photo by Naokira Mengua/Rappler

3 ‘robbers,’ passerby dead in shootout with QC cops

Jul 30, 2018 - 5:42 PM

Police say the alleged robbers 'pulled out their handgun' when they were asked to surrender, forcing the authorities to shoot them down

GUNNED DOWN. 3 suspected robbers are killed after allegedly shooting it out with apprehending cops at Dr Garcia Sr corner Panay Avenue in Quezon City. Sourced photo

PNP mounts manhunt for 79-year-old Satur Ocampo, 3 others

Jul 30, 2018 - 12:38 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Also covered by the arrest warrants are incumbent anti-poverty commission head Liza Maza, ex-agrarian reform chief Rafael Mariano and former Bayan Muna representative Teddy Casiño

POLITICAL ARREST? Supporters of the 4 ex-lawmakers decry the arrest order issued 12 years after the case against them was filed. Graphic by Ken Bautista/Rappler

Police link drug syndicate to killing of young Cebu couple

Jul 27, 2018 - 10:44 PM

Central Visayas police say they have evidence showing the male victim was involved in the illegal drug trade

The body of Jaime Mata is found dead in Barangay San Roque, Lilo-an town, Cebu on July 24.

Skyler Abatayo finally laid to rest

Jul 21, 2018 - 7:27 PM

People surrounding the small casket chant for justice before 4-year-old Skyler Abatayo is laid to rest nearly two weeks after he was killed

Photo from the Facebook page of Justice for Blayden Skyler Abatayo.

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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