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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

After rape-slay of Cebu girl, Duterte warns drug addicts of 'most dangerous time'

Mar 13, 2019 - 11:46 PM

During a PDP-Laban campaign rally in Cauayan City, Isabela, the President denounced the rape and murder of 16-year-old Cristine Silawan

DEATH PENALTY. At the PDP-Laban rally in Cauayan City, Isabela, on March 13, 2019, senatorial bet Ronald dela Rosa (shaking hands with President Duterte) reiterates his stand to restore capital punishment for drug-related crimes. Malacañang photo

NCRPO chief: Not drug-free, but 'drug-resistant' PH in 3 years

Mar 12, 2019 - 7:56 PM

'Hindi puwedeng tapusin nang totally tapusin,' says National Capital Region Police Office chief Guillermo Eleazar during a Rappler Talk interview

IT CANNOT BE. NCRPO chief Guillermo Eleazar says the drug problem cannot be totally eradicated, but Filipinos could be resistant against it. Rappler screenshot

Salary raises useless for cops 'corrupt to the bone' – NCRPO chief

Mar 12, 2019 - 7:14 PM

'Kung sagad na sa buto ang kalokohan ng isang pulis, eh kahit pa siguro tatlong talagang walang-wala,' says NCRPO chief Director Guillermo Eleazar

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

Rappler Talk: NCRPO chief Guillermo Eleazar on policing Metro Manila

Mar 12, 2019 - 3:20 PM

Watch Rappler's interview with National Capital Region Police Office chief Guillermo Eleazar on Tuesday, March 12

PNPA alumni told: Self-evaluation is key to police success

Mar 09, 2019 - 11:02 PM

'No other profession demands a higher ethical standard than that of law enforcement,' says National Police Commission Vice Chairman Rogelio Casurao during the PNPA homecoming 2019

POLICE ACADEMY. Alumni come back to Camp Castañeda for thr PNPA alumni homecoming on March 9, 2019. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

PNPA alumni adopt NCRPO chief Eleazar, Duterte son-in-law

Mar 09, 2019 - 8:42 PM

Others deemed as honorary members of PNPA classes during their annual homecoming are Public Works Secretary Mark Villar and senatorial candidate Francis Tolentino

ADOPTED ALUMNI. Metro Manila police chief Director Guillermo Eleazar is adopted by PNPA Class of 1989. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: A homecoming for the PNP Academy's Lakans, Lakambinis

Mar 09, 2019 - 5:45 PM

Alumni of the Philippine National Police Academy come home to Camp Castañeda in Silang, Cavite for their annual alumni homecoming

REUNION. Alumni of the Philippine National Police Academy reunite in the place where their careers started, Camp Castañeda. All photos by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

NCRPO chief: Sorry for outburst but errant cop 'deserves' it

Mar 06, 2019 - 1:40 PM

'Kinwelyohan ko, tiningala ko ang mukha, at dinuro-duro ko. Eh dapat lang,' says NCRPO chief Director Guillermo Eleazar of how he treated an alleged corrupt cop in front of the media

OUTBURST. Metro Manila police chief Director Guillermo Eleazar says cops shouldn't be treated like children anymore. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Entire Pasay police station anti-drug team sacked for extortion

Mar 06, 2019 - 12:21 PM

The Pasay Police Station 1 drug enforcement team allegedly demanded P100,000 from the family of a detained drug suspect in exchange for freedom

LONE ARREST. Only one cop was arrested from the anti-drug team, PO2 Sajid Anwar Nasser. The rest were able to escape. PNP CITF photo

Eastern police, Pasay city top cops sacked after extortion incidents

Mar 06, 2019 - 11:30 AM

EPD director Chief Superintendent Bernabe Balba and Pasay city police chief Senior Superintendent Noel Flores are fired for command responsibility

SACKED GENERAL. Chief Superintendent Bernabe Balba of the Eastern Police District is fired for command responsibility. PNP photo

Cop arrested for extorting money from drug suspect's family

Mar 06, 2019 - 11:29 AM

(UPDATED) Metro Manila police chief Director Guillermo Eleazar has relieved newbie cop Marlo Quibete and the other members of the Eastern Police District's Drug Enforcement Unit

ARRESTED. Police Officer 2 Marlo Quibete is brought into the Marikina City Police Station  on March 6, 2019, following his arrest.   Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

P14-million party drugs seized in Loyola Heights condominium

Mar 04, 2019 - 1:20 PM

Metro Manila cops seize thousands of tablets of ecstasy and kilos of marijuana in a Loyola Heights condominium unit

PARTY DRUGS. P14 million worth of party drugs are seized by Metro Manila cops at the Studio A condominium building in Barangay Loyola Heights on Monday, March 4. NCRPO photo

'Momo challenge' effigy burned by cops, students amid suicide scares

Mar 04, 2019 - 12:20 PM

'Hindi siya totoo at hindi dapat katakutan ng mga bata. Kaya sinunog yan sa harapan nila,' says Caraga top cop Gilbert Cruz

MOMO BURNED. Cops lead students in burning an image of the viral Momo challenge in Butuan City. Caraga police photo

Filipinos afraid of EJK? SWS did survey wrong, says PNP

Mar 04, 2019 - 10:21 AM

'There is something amiss with how the questions are framed,' PNP chief Oscar Albayalde says

WRONG QUESTIONS? PNP chief Oscar Albayalde says the SWS should have rephrased their questions and provided a briefer on EJK definition. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

LOOK: Candidates' illegal campaign posters taken down

Mar 02, 2019 - 10:55 PM

Government workers from the DPWH, MMDA, PNP, and Comelec take down the illegal campaign materials to prevent danger to lives and properties

ILLEGAL TARPAULINS. Campaign paraphernalia of former presidential assistant and now senatorial candidate Bong Go are dismantled by a team from the Comelec, the PNP, and MMDA on February 28, 2019. All photos by Jire Carreon/Rappler

4 out of 5 Filipinos worry over extrajudicial killings – SWS

Mar 02, 2019 - 10:37 AM

The SWS survey says 78% Filipinos are worried that they, or someone they know, will be a victim of extrajudicial killings

Members of different human rights organizations hold an indignation rally at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, Quezon City on January 30, 2019 calling for justice in the killing of NDF peace consultant Randy Malayao who was gunned down aboard a bus while on his way home to Isabela Province. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Duterte raised drug users estimate to 'challenge' us – PNP, NBI

Feb 28, 2019 - 3:18 PM

'The President is a very good tactician and strategist. He may have upped the estimates to challenge law enforcement to do more. So, we take it as a challenge,' says the National Bureau of Investigation

JUST A CHALLENGE? The NBI believes President Rodrigo Duterte gave an estimate without a known source just to challenge them. Malacañang file photo

‘We don’t know where the President gets his statistics’ – PNP

Feb 27, 2019 - 6:14 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte recently claimed that 7 to 8 million Filipinos have been 'reduced to slaves' by shabu

WHERE ARE THE NUMBERS FROM? President Rodrigo Duterte again raises his guess on the number of drug users in the Philippines. Malacañang file photo

Rise in Central Luzon drug kills? Commanders were 'hardworking' – PNP

Feb 27, 2019 - 2:52 PM

Central Luzon cops kill almost double the number of drug suspects that Metro Manila policemen killed in 2018

DEATHS 'EXPLAINED.' PNP chief Oscar Albayalde says there were more killings in anti-drug operations in Central Luzon because the region's police commanders were hardworking. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Philippines, UK, Australia launch center vs online child exploitation

Feb 27, 2019 - 1:45 PM

Most child exploitation cases involve Filipino children and men from other countries. Authorities hope to stop this 'increasingly prevalent' crime.

NEW CENTER. The Philippine Internet Crimes Against Children Center is inaugurated at the Philippine National Police national headquarters Camp Crame. Photo courtesy of International Justice Mission

PNP gets biggest batch of women recruits in SAF history

Feb 26, 2019 - 11:24 AM

The Philippine National Police Special Action Force gets 172 women in its first batch of recruitment for 2019, surpassing its previous record in 2014 when they recruited 54 women

MORE WOMEN. The PNP SAF gets 112 men and 172 women for its first batch of recruitment in 2019. PNP SAF photo

Senate bets push for body cams, anti-EJK law to stop killings

Feb 24, 2019 - 8:44 PM

'Hanggang nandiyan si President Duterte, hindi matatapos ang patayan sa Pilipinas,' says opposition senatorial candidate Gary Alejano

WAR ON DRUGS. A dead body with a sign board lays on the road in Tondo, Manila on July 28, 2016. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

From SPO1 to sergeant: New law gives military rank names to police

Feb 21, 2019 - 6:50 PM

The new naming convention means cops will be referred to as police generals, colonels, captains, or sergeants. President Rodrigo Duterte had said the previous naming convention was confusing.

The PNP has increased its visibility and security alert in the Metro following the recent bombings in Lamitan, Basilan. Heightened security measures and inspections are conducted in bus terminals coming in and out of Cubao in Quezon City. August 2, 2018

WATCH: CCTV clips show businessman Yulo before, after EDSA shooting

Feb 21, 2019 - 2:58 PM

There is one problem: The shooting could not be seen

BEFORE THE ATTACK. Businessman Jose Luis Yulo stops by a Shell before he was shot dead along EDSA. Screenshot from CCTV released by NCRPO EPD

2 unidentified bodies in Jolo bombing male, female – PNP

Feb 20, 2019 - 5:16 PM

(UPDATED) The DNA test was conducted by the Philippine National Police Crime Laboratory

CATHEDRAL BOMBING. Soldiers check the Jolo Cathedral on January 28, 2019, a day after the church was rocked by two explosions .Photo by Nickee Butlangan/ AFP

A week's haul: P472.6-M cocaine bricks found on Philippine shores

Feb 19, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Cocaine bricks are found on the shores of Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, Camarines Norte, and Quezon

After ambush, police eye EDSA ban on men riding in tandem

Feb 18, 2019 - 4:05 PM

Mandaluyong City police want to ban male back riders along major thoroughfare EDSA after the shooting that killed a businessman and his driver

AMBUSH IN EDSA. Businessman Jose Luis Yulo and his driver died in the ambush on Sunday, February 17. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

2 dead, 1 injured in EDSA shooting

Feb 17, 2019 - 5:35 PM

(UPDATED) Police say two suspects riding a motorcycle fired at the victims' vehicle along EDSA

SHOOTING INCIDENT. Unidentified gunmen shot at a van along EDSA Boni Avenue in Mandaluyong City on February 17, 2019. Photos by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Service sans the uniform: Former military, policemen seek gov't posts in 2019

Feb 16, 2019 - 7:24 PM

These former servicemen refuse to retreat from the field of public service and have chosen to go into the perilous jungle of politics

NEW SERVICE. Former policemen and soldiers try their luck at civilian public service, running for the 2019 elections.

IN PHOTOS: Commuters get surprise from PNP on Valentine's Day

Feb 14, 2019 - 8:54 PM

Cops surprise commuters with roses and offers to dance

FREE DANCE. Cops offer women commuters a dance before they ride the train in Cubao. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Foreign student who threw taho at cop indicted for direct assault

Feb 12, 2019 - 8:20 PM

(UPDATED) Senior Assistant City Prosecutor Leynard Dumlao says Zhang Jiale's action is considered 'deliberate and serious defiance' of a cop who was performing his duties

INDICTED. Foreign student Zhang Jiale throws a cup of taho at Police Officer I William Cristobal. File photo from Mandaluyong police

PNP tags Manila, 4 other Metro Manila cities as election hotspots

Feb 12, 2019 - 6:19 PM

Caloocan, Malabon, Mandaluyong, and Pasay are also listed as election hotspots

ELECTION HOTSPOT. Policemen implement a stricter Comelec checkpoint in Binondo, Manila as the NCRPO deploys 14,000 police and set up more checkpoints in Metro Manila at start of the campaign period on February 12, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PH receives anti-bomb gear from Japan

Feb 12, 2019 - 4:59 PM

The anti-bomb equipment will be distributed to police explosive and ordnance units across the Philippines. Check them out here.

NEW EQUIPMENT. PNP gets anti-bomb suits, ballistic helmets and shields from Japan. PNP photo

PNP defends invite for Bong Go: We didn't say vote for him

Feb 12, 2019 - 2:50 PM

'Remember, wala kaming sinasabi sa kanila na kung sino dapat iboto nila,' says Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde

EARLY CAMPAIGN? Senatorial candidate Bong Go is welcomed in national police headquarters Camp Crame a day before the official campaign period for the 2019 elections. PNP photo

PNP: 701 election hotspots as 2019 campaign period begins

Feb 12, 2019 - 1:15 PM

These account for 42.9% of all cities and municipalities in the Philippines

MORE HOTSPOTS. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde says they will adjust their deployment according to the hotspot list for the 2019 elections. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'Walang dignity': PNP urged to loosen 'excessive' security for De Lima

Feb 11, 2019 - 6:19 PM

Supporters of Leila de Lima want the senator to be transported to and from Camp Crame 'with dignity'

TOO MUCH? Police flank detained Leila de Lima as she is escorted back to Camp Crame from a court hearing. Photo from Sister Mary John Mananzan

Active AFP, PNP, PCG personnel to get 20% bus fare discount

Feb 11, 2019 - 2:20 PM

The uniformed personnel only need to present a valid ID as proof of active service

An MMDA traffic enforcers stoped suspected colorum buses plying along EDSA in Pasay City on August 7, 2014, for questioning. The MMDA has questioned the LTFRB's move to stop traffic enforcers' operations against colorum passenger buses. Photo by: Joel Liporada

PNP honors Senate bet Bong Go on eve of campaign period

Feb 11, 2019 - 1:18 PM

Duterte-aide-turned-Senate-bet Bong Go says he came only as a private citizen and a former secretary

HONORED. Bong GO speaks before a college student-filled Camp Crame field ON Monday, February 11. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

PNP files assault charges vs taho-throwing foreign student

Feb 11, 2019 - 8:53 AM

Chinese fashion student Jiale Zhang faces the risk of imprisonment of at least 4 months

'UNDESIRABLE ALIEN'?. The Philippine National Police seeks both prison and deportation for 23-year-old Jiale Zhang who threw a cup of taho at a cop. Mandaluyong Police photo

Dela Rosa says he has no legal liability for cops' mess during his term

Feb 10, 2019 - 8:00 AM

'Ang aking pananagutan diyan ay konsensiya lamang. Ako'y nakokonsensiya dahil nangyayari 'yan during my time, says former Philippine National Police chief and now senatorial candidate Ronald dela Rosa

BuCor director Ronald dela Rosa in a media interviews before filing their Certificate of Candidacy at he Comelec office in Manila on October 12, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Bottled-up emotions: Netizens slam liquids ban in train stations

Feb 08, 2019 - 10:37 AM

'Are tears banned too?' an irate netizen asks Metro Manila's train officials

CA junks petition vs PNP profiling of ACT members

Feb 07, 2019 - 5:47 PM

The Court of Appeals' 11th Division cites 'infirmities' in the petition of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers

JUNKED. The Court of Appeals dismisses a motion by a casino company. File photo from CA website

Bangsamoro plebiscite 'peaceful,' say military, police

Feb 06, 2019 - 7:07 PM

'Those who had to vote voted. The turnout is quite high. Intimidation [tactics] had minimal effect on the voters,' says military public affairs chief Colonel Noel Detoyato

Army soldiers on Lanao del Norte on February 6, 2019. Photo by Bobby Lagsa

'Main suspect' in Jolo Cathedral bombing surrenders

Feb 04, 2019 - 9:19 AM

(UPDATED) Alias Kamah is identified as the brother of fallen Abu Sayyaf leader Surakah Ingog

AFTERMATH. Two bombs detonate at the Jolo, Sulu cathedral killing civilians hearing mass and Armed Forces personnel who later rushed to rescue survivors. Photo from AFP-WestMinCom

2 killed, P1.9 billion worth of 'shabu' seized in Cavite

Feb 03, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Police say two suspects believed to be Chinese were killed in a shootout during a drug raid in Tanza, Cavite

BIG HAUL. PNP an PDEA agents seize packs of shabu from a Tanza, Cavite warehouse. PNP photo

IN PHOTOS: The pink rooms where cops keep children accused of crimes

Feb 02, 2019 - 6:03 PM

Children accused of crimes stay with cops in these rooms while waiting to be turned over to social welfare offices

SMALL ROOM. The pink room of the Anonas police station only fits two desks for two cops working at a time. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

PNP: Witness accounts suggest suicide bombing in Jolo Cathedral

Feb 01, 2019 - 1:03 PM

A number of witnesses recalled seeing a woman who, they suspect, brought in the first improvised explosive device

SUICIDE BOMBING? The PNP says witnesses saw a woman enter the Jolo cathedral wearing a jacket and a bag before the explosion occurred. Malacanñang photo