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Dela Rosa looking for donors to fund PNP body cameras

Dec 18, 2017 - 3:40 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa searches for 'well-meaning Filipinos' who are willing to donate to the police force

READY TO ACCEPT. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says he has been raising funds himself to buy body cameras for cops. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Duterte warns at least 60 corrupt cops: Leave PNP or else

Dec 18, 2017 - 3:00 PM

'I am starting the purging,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about his bid to weed out abusive cops from the police force which he recently ordered back into his drug war

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the during the ceremonial demilitarization of confiscated, surrendered and recovered firearms at the Headquarters Philippine Army (HPA) Grandstand in Fort Andres Bonifacio, Taguig City on December 13, 2017, expresses his gratitude to the men and women of the Armed Forces of the Philippines who continue to serve the country. He then reiterated his vow to provide the best military equipment to the troops while he also assured that he will improve the welfare of the soldiers and their families. RUJI ABAT/PRESIDNETIAL PHOTO

PNP chief Dela Rosa asks: 'Why fear martial law?'

Dec 18, 2017 - 1:42 PM

'Desisyon niya 'yan, hindi ko siya papangunahan, it is dependent on his own determination. Anyway, bakit, takot na takot ba kayo sa martial law?,' asks PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa

Are Duterte's multi-million-peso intel funds achieving their purpose?

Dec 18, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Confidential and intelligence funds, by their nature, are difficult to audit. Given significant increases in level of spending on these items, should taxpayers simply trust that President Duterte is 'a good man'?

Dela Rosa has secret mission from Duterte before he retires

Dec 17, 2017 - 8:39 AM

The top cop says he might extend for 6 or even 9 months if he does not fulfill the goal given to him by President Rodrigo Duterte

CONFIDENTIAL MISSION. President Duterte talks to PNP chief Dela Rosa.File photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Dela Rosa wants to clean up Bureau of Corrections

Dec 16, 2017 - 11:28 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says his two mistahs from the Philippine Military Academy will help fix problems at the Bureau of Corrections

CLASS OF 1986. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa happens to belong to the first PMA class to graduate after the EDSA Revolution. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

QC police arrest suspected ASG member charged with murder

Dec 16, 2017 - 10:51 PM

Police capture 35-year-old Abdulmuin Yahiya in Salaam Compound, Quezon City

SUSPECTED TERRORIST. QCPD cops nab suspected Abu Sayyaf Group member. QCPD photo

Did I get Dengvaxia? Dela Rosa asks PNP hospital chief

Dec 14, 2017 - 3:31 PM

Top cop Ronald dela Rosa checks with the PNP General Hospital chief if he's among the 14,000 cops who got the controversial dengue vaccine

'ME FIRST'. PNP chief worries that he got the Dengvaxia vaccine outside the PNP General Hospital. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Duterte to extend Dela Rosa's term as PNP chief

Dec 13, 2017 - 6:17 PM

(UPDATED) After two to three months of extension, top cop Ronald dela Rosa will take over the Bureau of Corrections

LONGER SERVICE. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa is expected to remain in his post a few more months after he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 56.  Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Bloodless anti-drug campaign as BuCor chief? 'Depends' – Dela Rosa

Dec 13, 2017 - 4:18 PM

Asked if he’s accepting the post, the former Davao City police chief’s answer comes easily: Who am I to refuse the president?

Dela Rosa to be next BuCor chief

Dec 13, 2017 - 11:15 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte says top cop Ronald dela Rosa may have failed to meet public expectations in leading the Philippine National Police but it would be 'a waste' not to give him another government position

Duterte on martial law extension, Dela Rosa on Carpio, Ongpin case | Evening wRap

Dec 12, 2017 - 6:58 PM

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Dela Rosa on calls to drop Tokhang term: 'What's in a name?'

Dec 12, 2017 - 5:58 PM

'What is important is the result, anong nangyari sa kampanya mo. Wala iyan sa pangalan,' says PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa

JUST NAMES. Dela Rosa speaks to reporters in Camp Crame, Quezon City. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Jetlagged? Dela Rosa forgets PNP-suggested martial law time frame

Dec 12, 2017 - 5:11 PM

'Kararating ko lang. Hindi ko pa alam kung ilang years ba 'yung kwan,' the visibly fazed top cop tells reporters, when asked why he favored an extension of martial rule in Mindanao

HOW MANY YEARS? PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa could not recall how long they recommended that martial law in Mindanao be extended. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Dela Rosa to Carpio: Are Espinosa, Parojinog small-time drug lords?

Dec 12, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa questions why Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio thinks police are ignoring big-time drug lords

LOOK HERE. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa points to Kerwin Espinosa. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Dela Rosa: Duterte promised me a gov't post after I retire

Dec 12, 2017 - 1:10 PM

(UPDATED) PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa declines to disclose which agency he will supposedly be appointed to, only saying it's 'the most difficult job' in the government

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa in a press conference at Camp Crame on Tueaday, December 12, 2017. The chief PNP says he will be transferred when he retires next year. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

New PNP drug enforcement chief urges Filipinos to 'own' drug war

Dec 12, 2017 - 11:21 AM

'We need the Filipino people to own this campaign against illegal drugs. The Filipino people should recognize that the President is with them against illegal drugs,' says PNP DEG chief Albert Ferro

ASKING HELP. PNP DEG chief Albert Ferro says they won't go far without the help of civilians.File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Police and funeral homes: The business of picking up the dead

Dec 10, 2017 - 10:27 PM

Funeral homes that wish to extend services in cases that involve killings need to be accredited by the Philippine National Police. Sometimes being 'favored' carries extra costs.

PNP announces new drug enforcement chief

Dec 09, 2017 - 8:58 PM

Senior Superintendent Albert Ferro, who used to head the PNP Anti-Illegal Drugs Group, is the new PNP Drug Enforcement Group chief

NO STRANGER. Senior Superintendent Albert Ferro is set to be the new DEG chief. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Western Visayas police invite residents to screen drug war cops

Dec 08, 2017 - 11:58 PM

Western Visayans have a say on cops who can participate in the war on drugs

'SERVE AND PROTECT'. Cops in formation at Camp Crame, Quezon City. Photo courtesy of the PNP PIO

P18.9-B worth of drugs seized by Duterte's drug war since start – PDEA

Dec 08, 2017 - 5:54 PM

Law enforcers conduct a total of 79,492 anti-illegal drugs operations from July 1, 2016 to December 5, 2017

SHABU. Cops seize drugs from a drug operation. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Duque on Sanofi, PNP on martial law extension, Alvarez on Sereno | Evening wRap

Dec 07, 2017 - 9:30 PM

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PNP’s ‘Know Your Rights’ app updated to remove permissions

Dec 07, 2017 - 7:37 PM

The app, while littered with extraneous code, is safe to download and use in its current incarnation

P50-M shabu, firearms seized from Parojinog-linked homes in Ozamiz

Dec 07, 2017 - 2:20 PM

Police say the shabu and the firearms were seized from 4 houses owned by supporters of the late Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr, who was killed in a bloody drug raid

Duterte on NDF, New War on Drugs guidelines, Trump on Jerusalem | Midday wRap

Dec 07, 2017 - 1:10 PM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 7, 2017

Dec 07, 2017 - 11:48 AM

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At Camp Crame on Monday, December, 4, 2017, One Thousand seventy six Policemen gather in front of the Grandstand during the Closing Ceremony "Focused Reformation/Reorientation and Moral Enhancement for Police Officer in Line with Internal Cleansing Efforts" Class 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PNP recommends to Duterte: One more year of martial law in Mindanao

Dec 07, 2017 - 11:29 AM

(UPDATED) The recommendation is based on two things: security and rehabilitation

MARTIAL LAW EXTENSION. PNP recommends one more year of martial law in Mindanao

PNP to add new drug war rules before resuming Tokhang

Dec 06, 2017 - 8:25 PM

The new rules are expected to complement the guidelines under Oplan Double Barrel, which is being challenged before the Supreme Court

NEW GUIDELINES. PNP spokesperson Dionardo Carlos says they will meet on the guidelines on December 7. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Doctors tell 15,000 cops, civilians who got Dengvaxia not to worry

Dec 06, 2017 - 8:10 PM

The Philippine Children's Medical Center, whose doctors administered the vaccine, assures the police of free hospitalization should they contract severe dengue

Sarcastic Duterte says drug war death toll to rise with PNP return

Dec 06, 2017 - 7:30 PM

The President also warns drug personalities, 'No human rights office will protect you'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during his visit at Camp General Teodulfo Bautista in Barangay Bus-Bus, Jolo, Sulu on December 1, 2017, reiterates his vow to provide the military with the necessary equipment for them to carry out their duties efficiently. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

CHR tells PNP to make arrests, and not kill, in return to drug war

Dec 06, 2017 - 5:55 PM

'We are hopeful that they will follow the lead of the PDEA, that previous operations in the past months have resulted to more apprehensions rather than alleged cases of extrajudicial killings,' says Commission on Human Rights Spokesperson Jackie de Guia

New drug war deadline? 'Give me another year' – Duterte

Dec 06, 2017 - 4:59 PM

The President says he will no longer respond to criticisms of his drug war by human rights groups

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte skims through the report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) as he explains the effect of various illegal drugs while delivering his speech during the 2017 Model OFW Family of the Year Awards (MOFYA) at the Malacañan Palace on December 5, 2017. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Magdalo urges PNP to revise drug war's rules of engagement

Dec 06, 2017 - 3:35 PM

Doing so would 'prove the sincerity of the administration in correcting its policy on combatting illegal drugs,' the group says

RETURN TO DRUG WAR. The PNP is officially ordered to return to Duterte's drug war. Rappler file photo

PNP drug enforcement chief: No need for body cameras, we have God

Dec 06, 2017 - 1:58 PM

(UPDATED) 'Our camera as policemen is God,' says PNP Drug Enforcement Group chief Joseph Adnol

DRUG ENFORCEMENT CHIEF. Chief Superintendent Joseph Adnol talks to reporters in Camp Crame. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

WHO on Dengvaxia, Dela Rosa’s replacement, Trump on Jerusalem | Midday wRap

Dec 06, 2017 - 12:03 PM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, December 6, 2017

Dec 06, 2017 - 11:30 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

'LESSONS LEARNED' PNP Chief Ronald dela Rosa. File photo by Joel Liporada

Duterte names Dela Rosa's replacement as PNP chief

Dec 06, 2017 - 10:27 AM

He is the PNP’s number 2: Deputy Director General Ramon Apolinario

NEXT CHIEF. Ramon Apolinario. Malacanang photo

Central Luzon police vow 'in-depth probe' into killing of Nueva Ecija priest

Dec 05, 2017 - 10:43 PM

Central Luzon regional police vows to find out who killed Fr. Marcelito 'Tito' Paez

ACTIVIST. Fr. Tito Paez's killing has ignited social media, specially from his kababayans in Nueva Ecija.

Duterte on PNP, SC affirms martial law, Marquez on Sereno | Evening wRap

Dec 05, 2017 - 8:23 PM

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Privacy concerns raised over PNP's human rights app

Dec 05, 2017 - 7:01 PM

When trying to install the app – which is purely informational and should need no special permissions – the app requests access to one's text messages, phone and phone call logs, and photos and other media files

KNOW YOUR RIGHTS. Chief Supt. Dennis Siervo, head of the PNP Human Rights Affairs Office, talks about the Know Your Rights app during a press conference Sunday, December 4, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PNP, PDEA welcome police return in war on drugs

Dec 05, 2017 - 5:51 PM

'We will follow the order of the Commander-in-Chief and Chief Executive,' says PNP spokesman Chief Superintendent Dionardo Carlos

RETURNING. Cops march inside Camp Crame. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

SC's Martires: Why did the PNP send 8 police units for just one drug suspect?

Dec 05, 2017 - 4:56 PM

Ryan Almora, an alleged drug pusher, was killed by a team made up of operatives from 8 police units

TOO MANY FOR ONE? SC Justice Martires asks why the PNP had to send 8 units to capture just one suspect. File photo Rappler screengrab

Duterte officially orders return of PNP to drug war

Dec 05, 2017 - 4:46 PM

(UPDATED) Despite this, the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency remains the lead agency for the drug war, Malacañang says

PROBE. Scene of the Crime Operatives at a crime scene in Caloocan City, Spetember 30, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler/File

SC Justice Carpio: ‘Why is PNP ignoring big-time drug lords?’

Dec 05, 2017 - 3:03 PM

Solicitor General Jose Calida defends the PNP, saying that they were ordered to target all drug suspects, big or small

CRITICAL. Antonio Carpio questions the thrust of the PNP's war on drugs. Rappler file photo

Dela Rosa no-show in Supreme Court EJK hearing

Dec 05, 2017 - 2:37 PM

The PNP chief is in New York for an 'anti-terrorism conference', says Solicitor General Jose Calida

ABSENT. PNP chief Dela Rosa faces reporters outside the Supreme Court main building. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Police arrest Piston's George San Mateo

Dec 05, 2017 - 2:25 PM

(UPDATED) The transport group leader, who is accused of violating the Public Service Act, posts bail of P4,000

ARRESTED. Piston president George San Mateo leads a rally. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

The Fifth Man

Dec 05, 2017 - 11:58 AM

The police call it an encounter. The survivor says it was an execution. Forensic evidence says he may be right.

Caloocan policemen in killing of 'shirtless man' relieved

Dec 05, 2017 - 12:15 AM

The chief of the Caloocan City police 'administratively relieved' the two policemen involved to prevent their influencing the ongoing investigation

Dengvaxia issue, Sereno acquittal, Cotto retirement | Evening wRap

Dec 04, 2017 - 9:38 PM

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2 cops, 6 others arrested for being Ateneo-La Salle game scalpers

Dec 04, 2017 - 6:30 PM

The 8 alleged scalpers were selling tickets worth P3,500 for a total of P22,500, according to the Quezon City Police District

PAY MORE TO WATCH. Cops seize the tickets suspects were supposed to sell. Sourced photo