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Isko Moreno expects 'high tolerance' from cops in Manila drug war

May 18, 2019 - 9:56 PM

'Minsan habulan, eh napagod 'yung pulis, binaril na lang sa likod. Eh that's violation of human rights,' says Manila City mayor-elect Isko Moreno Domagoso

MAYOR-ELECT. Isko Moreno speaks in a Rappler Talk on Saturday, May 18 at the Rappler Headquarters in Pasig City. Rappler screenshot

Angel Locsin hits black propaganda vs Colmenares: ‘Bakit grabe 'yung effort para makasira?’

May 14, 2019 - 4:41 AM

Angel expresses her frustration after videos of police allegedly distributing black propaganda against senatorial bet Neri Colmenares on election day circulate on social media

Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

PNP backpedals, files vote buying case vs Bingbong Crisologo

May 13, 2019 - 7:44 PM

(UPDATED) Police accuse Bingbong Crisologo of violating Section 261 (a) of the Omnibus Election Code – vote-buying and selling

FREE FOR NOW. Congressman Bingbong Crisologo leaves the Quezon City Hall of Justice after his inquest proceedings, May 13, 2019. Photo by Lisa Marie David/Rappler

NCRPO chief Eleazar: Crisologo 'humiliated, insulted' police

May 13, 2019 - 4:00 PM

'Kapag naka-uniporme ka tapos lalait-laitin ka, mura-murahin ka, eh para namang kalokohan na papayag ka na gano'n gagawin [sa iyo],' says National Capital Region Police Office chief Guillermo Eleazar

NCRPO chief: Metro Manila elections 'heated but not violent'

May 13, 2019 - 2:44 PM

National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Major General Guillermo Eleazar says the non-violent election period may be attributed to checkpoints and crackdown on crime in the region

Suspected vote-buyers, sellers arrested nationwide

May 12, 2019 - 8:30 AM

(4th UPDATE) The Philippine National Police has formed 105 teams tasked to address vote-buying incidents

9,300 cops deployed to secure Central Luzon for May 13 polls

May 11, 2019 - 3:18 PM

The region has a history of election violence and recorded hundreds of gun ban violations since January

DEPLOYMENT. The PNP increases deployment to prevent a spike in election-related crimes. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sandiganbayan allows ex-PNP officials to challenge evidence in 'Euro generals' case

May 10, 2019 - 11:08 AM

The Sandiganbayan Second Division grants the former senior police officials' separate motions for leave of court to file demurrer to evidence. They are accused of illegal use of the PNP's confidential and intelligence funds in 2008.

Facade of Sandiganbayan in Quezon City. File photo by Jansen Romero/Rappler

Lacson: 'Bikoy' backed by PNP officials in 2016

May 09, 2019 - 1:55 PM

(UPDATED) Senator Panfilo Lacson says active Philippine National Police officials backed Joemel Peter Advincula, also known as 'Bikoy,' in 2016

BIKOY. Peter Joemel Advincula sits down with Rappler in an interview on Tuesday, May 7. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

6,000 soldiers, cops to secure Caraga, Northern Mindanao for May 13 polls

May 09, 2019 - 12:22 PM

'We will not allow any threat groups or individuals to disrupt or sabotage the electoral process,' says Brigadier General Tyne Bañas of the Army's 4th Infantry Division

READY TO SERVE. This file photo shows soldiers awaiting deployment in Surigao del Sur in 2015. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

PNP dismisses Bikoy as 'information peddler'

May 08, 2019 - 11:02 AM

PNP chief General Oscar Albayalde says two law enforcement agencies had tapped Peter Joemel Advincula as a potential informant before, but he allegedly ditched them after he was paid, or gave false information

PNP CHIEF. General Oscar Albayalde speaks to reporters in Camp Crame on May 8, 2019. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

PNP to deploy over 9,000 cops to Western Visayas on May 13

May 07, 2019 - 11:02 AM

The region spanning the provinces of Aklan, Antique, Capiz, Iloilo, Guimaras, and Negros Occidental, will be secured by 9,345 cops on election day, says Police Brigadier General Jose Bulalacao

IN FORMATION. Philippine police salute at Camp Crame in Quezon City. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Police launch manhunt for Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo

May 07, 2019 - 12:27 AM

The mayor is not home when authorities serve an arrest warrant against him in connection with the murder of AKO Bicol Representative Rodel Batocabe

Lt. Col. Rodelon Betita, Daraga police chief, faces Mayor Carlwyn Baldo's lawyer Merito Lovenzky Fernandez on Monday, May 6, after an hour of waiting outside the gate of Baldo's residence to arrest the embattled mayor. Photo by Rhaydz B. Barcia/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: PNP flaunts P1.8-billion new assets in Camp Bagong Diwa

May 06, 2019 - 6:12 PM

The Philippine National Police exhibits its new equipment worth P1.8 billion in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City

NEW ASSETS. The Philippine National Police procures P1.8-billion worth of equipment for its local police stations and national support units. PNP photo

Iligan mother arrested for offering children for online sexual exploitation

May 03, 2019 - 7:35 PM

She offered her 5-year-old son for online sexual abuse before being captured by the Philippine National Police

ARRESTED. The mother is arrested by police at her home in Iligan City. Photo from IJM

PNP to probe bets with campaign materials in NPA-held areas

May 02, 2019 - 1:35 PM

Interior Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya says any investigation would continue 'even after the elections'

PROBE OVER FLIERS. The PNP will investigate politicians whose campaign materials will be seen in rebel-controlled areas, according to the DILG.

PNP deploys 160,000 cops for 2019 polls

May 02, 2019 - 11:04 AM

Filipinos can expect more patrols and checkpoints from the Philippine National Police as election day approaches

DEPLOYMENT. The PNP increases deployment to prevent a spike in election-related crimes. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Año, Albayalde back CIDG chief: He's a professional cop

May 01, 2019 - 11:39 AM

'He fully knows our policy of non-partisanship, especially during elections,' says top cop Oscar Albayalde of Major General Oscar Amador Corpus

'PROFESSIONAL.' Major General Amador Corpus shows CCTV clips on the killing of Nueva Ecija mayor Ferdinand Bote in a press briefing in police national headquarters Camp Crame. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

PNP to 'look into' Huawei amid China surveillance fears

Apr 29, 2019 - 1:16 PM

A report from London-based newspaper The Times says the US Central Intelligence Agency has evidence that Huawei receives funding from the Chinese government

On opinion drug war unconstitutional, PNP says 'academe is not Supreme Court'

Apr 29, 2019 - 12:18 PM

PNP chief Oscar Albayalde reacts to a paper by the Ateneo Human Rights Center which says drug war circulars of President Duterte violate the rights of suspects guaranteed in the Constitution

PNP CHIEF. General Oscar Albayalde grants an ambush interview to reporters inside police headquarters Camp Crame. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

PNP taps CIDG to hunt down Eduardo Acierto

Apr 25, 2019 - 5:09 PM

The police intensifies its search for dismissed veteran anti-drug cop Eduardo Acierto

IN HIDING. Former police colonel Eduardo Acierto is now being searched for by the PNP CIDG. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Huawei biggest sponsor in PNP's anti-cybercrime summit

Apr 24, 2019 - 5:37 PM

The Philippine National Police Anti-Cybercrime Group says it does not have any equipment from Huawei but benefits from the tech giant's 'expertise' and 'technical assistance'

'Childish' Marikina mayor slammed for withholding funds for police

Apr 23, 2019 - 3:38 PM

(UPDATED) Marikina Mayor Marcelino Teodoro allegedly blocks fuel and ticketing funds from police after he was not informed about his police chief being promoted to another post

CHILDISH? Mayor Marcelino Teodoro allegedly blocked funds for cops' gasoline and ordinance and traffic violation tickets. Photo from Marikina PIO Facebook Page

PNP to probe journalists, lawyers in Duterte ‘ouster matrix’

Apr 23, 2019 - 1:10 PM

Without an order from President Rodrigo Duterte, PNP chief Oscar Albayalde explains they will conduct the probe under their own 'initiative'

PROBE ON. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde speaks to reporters in Camp Crame after attending the Smart Policing Summit 2019. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Albayalde inspects transpo hubs for Holy Week 2019

Apr 17, 2019 - 5:35 PM

PNP chief General Oscar Albayalde inspects the Araneta Center and Pasay City bus terminals, the new Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange, and the Ninoy Aquino International Airport

ABOARD. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde enters a waiting bus for inspection. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Floating packages of cocaine have also reached Batanes

Apr 17, 2019 - 1:11 PM

Substance believed to be cocaine packed in 3 plastics bags are found by fishermen floating off Basco, Batanes

COCAINE FOUND. Floating cocaine packs were found off the island of Basco in Batanes.

Cops, fire, jail personnel on full alert for Holy Week 2019

Apr 17, 2019 - 10:44 AM

'Criminals do not rest, so the DILG and its attached agencies must not rest as well,' says DILG Secretary Eduardo Año, who has raised the alert status of the agencies

HOLY WEEK DRILL. Members of the Manila Police District participate in a drill in Intramuros, Manila, on April 4, 2019, in preparation for Holy Week. Photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

PNP keeping close watch over Lanao del Norte for poll-related violence

Apr 16, 2019 - 6:13 PM

Police say past elections in Lanao del Norte were marked by 'intense political rivalry' exacerbated by the rido culture in the province

POLL WATCH. Police Colonel Surki Sereñas (2nd, left) said Lanao de Norte is Northern Mindanao's closely-watched province in the May 2019 elections. With him are Chubasco Cenen Caina (2nd, right) and Colonel Edgardo de Leon, Commanding Officer of the 403rd Infantry Brigade on April 16,2019. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Over 91,000 cops deployed for Holy Week 2019

Apr 15, 2019 - 6:44 PM

Expect more cops in places of convergence and transportation hubs for Holy Week 2019

DEPLOYMENT. Thousands of cops will be stationed in places of convergence to prevent crimes. File photo by Jireh Carreon/Rappler

PNP to track down man in 'Totoong Narco List' video

Apr 15, 2019 - 11:55 AM

Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde doubts the claims of the man called 'Bikoy,' saying his video seems 'self-serving' and that having a dragon tattoo doesn't prove anything

PNP CHIEF. General Oscar Albayalde grants an ambush interview to reporters inside police headquarters Camp Crame. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

1 killed, 130 arrested in Laguna one-day, anti-crime drive

Apr 12, 2019 - 9:24 AM

Police say one drug suspect armed with a gun 'became aggressive,' forcing cops to shoot him

Suspect recounts how he killed Cebu teen

Apr 12, 2019 - 12:39 AM

The suspect, Renato Llenes, says he used a dummy Facebook account to become friends with the victim

Clark Development Corporation apologizes to PNP chief Albayalde, son

Apr 05, 2019 - 1:58 PM

(UPDATED) The CDC issues a public apology over what it called a 'misunderstanding' between the top cop's son and members of the state corporation's public safety division

CLARK FREEPORT. The entrance to the Clark Freeport Zone which is managed by the Clark Development Corporation. Photo from the Facebook page of Clark Development Corporaton

New win vs tokhang: Ombudsman orders murder charges vs Manila cop

Apr 04, 2019 - 10:58 AM

Ombudsman Samuel Martires also orders the dismissal of Police Staff Sergeant Gerry Geñalope and his perpetual disqualification from holding public office

VICTIM OF EJK? Normita Lopez files murder complaints on September 28, 2017, before the Office of the Ombudsman against Manila cops for the death of his son Djastin. Photo by Rappler

PNP: Extortion 'probable motive' behind Sultan Kudarat blast

Apr 03, 2019 - 6:34 PM

The owner of the restaurant Carlito's Chicken in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat receives threats a week before the blast

BLAST SITE. The scene outside Carlito's Chicken in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat after the explosion on April 3. Photo from AFP 1st Mechanized Infantry Battalion.

Cop dies in NPA encounter in Mountain Province

Apr 02, 2019 - 9:42 PM

Police Corporal Marlon Casil is killed in the Tadian encounter

PCpl Marlon Casil. Photo by Harley Palangchao

PNP insists: 'All drug war deaths being investigated'

Apr 02, 2019 - 4:50 PM

'What I'm confident of is, during our time even until now, those police operations, all of them are being investigated, even those which we call deaths under investigation,' says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde

'ALL PROBED.' PNP chief Oscar Albayalde was Metro Manila police chief when the so-called war on drugs began. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Who is Eduardo Acierto: Criminal cop or whistleblower?

Mar 29, 2019 - 6:25 PM

Who is veteran anti-drug cop Eduardo Acierto?

INCOGNITO. Eduardo Acierto surfaces after months of hiding. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Bicol PNP monitoring armed groups in Camarines Sur, Masbate, Albay

Mar 28, 2019 - 4:19 PM

The police in the region also report it has recovered over 600 firearms since the start of the Comelec gun ban

Police Chief Supt. Arnel Escobal, PNP Bicol regional director presents to the media on Wednesday afternoon at Camp Gen. Simeon Ola at least 612 recovered high powered loose firearms in span of two months PNP and Comelec check points across the region.(Rhaydz B. Barcia

Police endorse 'doble plaka' anew after EDSA-Connecticut shooting

Mar 27, 2019 - 3:58 PM

Metro Manila Eastern Police District chief Christopher Tambungan endorses the use of two bigger plates for motorcycles

PROTEST. Thousands of riders from various motorcycle groups joined the Unity Ride on March 24 as they call against the use of double plate. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

PNP still looking into Michael Yang's possible drug links – Albayalde

Mar 27, 2019 - 12:04 PM

PNP chief General Oscar Albayalde clarifies that the police will not conduct a full-on probe but just 'information gathering' on the former presidential aide in relation to the allegations of dismissed anti-drug cop Eduardo Acierto

FUN. In this photo presented by Acierto, President Duterte is seen having fun with Michael Yang and other Chinese nationals.

PNP urges Acierto: File complaint on death threats so we can protect you

Mar 26, 2019 - 2:56 PM

The Philippine National Police says it is ready to extend help and protection to 'any citizen'

DISMISSED COP. Eduardo Acierto speaks out, claims Duterte’s economic adviser Michael Yang is into illegal drugs. He has been in hiding since Oct 2018, citing death threats. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

3 PNP officials sacked over P2-billion investment scam

Mar 26, 2019 - 12:54 PM

The 3 are implicated in the Police Paluwagan Movement scam

SACKED. Colonel Manuel Lukban Jr. PNP photo

PNP clears Michael Yang of drug links despite Acierto intel report

Mar 26, 2019 - 12:41 PM

'Otherwise, nagkaroon na ng investigation, at napabilang na ito sa mga bilang ng personalidad na involved sa illegal drugs,' says Philippine National Police spokesman Colonel Bernard Banac

DUTERTE CONSULTANT. President Rodrigo Duterte and his adviser Michael Yang pose for a photo inside an airplance. Photo from Philippine Full Win Group of Companies website

Ex-cop Acierto speaks out: Duterte, PNP ignored intel on Michael Yang's drug links

Mar 25, 2019 - 6:38 PM

(UPDATED) Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency Chief Aaron Aquino confirms he received the intelligence report against presidential adviser Michael Yang and submitted it to Malacañang

Photo by Rappler

Albayalde: 'Doble plaka' needed, 'not discriminatory'

Mar 25, 2019 - 11:15 AM

A rider himself, PNP chief Oscar Albayalde says 'doble plaka' is 'part of peace and security of the whole nation.'

RIDER CHIEF. Top cop Oscar Albayalde leads the motorcade which concluded the launch of Oplan Clean Rider in Metro Manila in August 2018. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Duterte to PNPA graduates: 'Never be deceived by power or fame'

Mar 22, 2019 - 1:54 PM

'Be the greatest version of yourselves,' President Duterte challenges members of Philippine National Police Academy 'Sansiklab' Class of 2019

KEYNOTE SPEECH. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers his speech at the 1st anniversary of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission in Malacanang on March 6, 2019. Photo from Presidential Photo

U.S. fugitive wanted on child porn charges arrested in Pampanga

Mar 18, 2019 - 9:00 PM

The arrest follows a nearly two-year search for Joel Aquino Pasay, who was indicted in May of 2017 for the receipt of child pornography

How the PNP plans to replace the NBI clearance with their own

Mar 18, 2019 - 5:21 PM

Would you rather get your clearance from the police or the NBI?

NCRPO chief struggles to bring drug war to gated communities

Mar 16, 2019 - 2:32 PM

'Gated subdivisions, for all you know, may gumagamit ng droga diyan, pero hindi maingay, hindi nanggugulo,' says NCRPO chief Guillermo Eleazar in a Rappler Talk interview

NCRPO CHIEF Director Guillermo Eleazar speaks at the Rappler headquarters on Tuesday, March 12. Rappler screenshot