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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

LIST: 44 PNP Academy cadets face charges over 2018 graduation mauling

Apr 04, 2018 - 3:46 PM

The 44 cadets face administrative charges for grave misconduct or neglect of duty

PNP Academy cadets 'threatened' by seniors to join 2018 mauling

Apr 03, 2018 - 4:45 PM

An investigation panel finds that Philippine National Police Academy cadets from lower batches were ordered to join the mauling or else they would be harmed

VIOLENCE IN PNPA. Academy cadets march inside Camp Castañeda. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DFA on Demafelis, Akbayan Youth files complaint vs Uson, Kim Jong-un attends concert | Evening wRap

Apr 02, 2018 - 6:36 PM

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PNP Academy beating caught on video may just be 'celebratory' – Dela Rosa

Apr 02, 2018 - 12:20 PM

Even the PNP's top officials trade blows in jest, says Director General Ronald dela Rosa, who then demonstrates 'playful' punches during a press briefing

IN JEST. PNP chief Dela Rosa demonstrates how he punches fellow generals to greet them. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

PNP chief Dela Rosa: Academy hazings made me who I am today

Apr 02, 2018 - 10:14 AM

''Yung lahat ng dinaanan kong paghihirap, diyan ako naging disiplinado at diyan ako naging director ngayon,' says Dela Rosa

WHAT DOES IT TAKE? PNP chief Ronald Dela Rosa speaks at a press conference at Camp Crame Headquarters on Monday, March 26, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Zuckerberg on U.S. Congress testimony, Duterte on fake medicines, PNP on PNPA beatings | Evening wRap

Mar 28, 2018 - 8:36 PM

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PNP Academy alumnus arrested for scamming fellow cop

Mar 28, 2018 - 7:10 PM

Jay-are Olaguera is set to be disowned by his batch mates from the PNPA Sansinirangan Class of 2007

PNPA CADETS. Graduates of the Philippine National Police Academy 'Masidlak' Class of 2017 march to formation. Malacañang file photo

Special board created to probe PNP Academy beatings

Mar 28, 2018 - 4:23 PM

The team is organized by the Philippine Public Safety College, which oversees the Philippine National Police Academy

ISOLATED CASE? Philippine National Police Academy cadets appear to hit each other with a paddle inside the academy grounds. Screenshot from video obtained by Rappler

PNP: Academy beatings violate anti-hazing law

Mar 28, 2018 - 11:18 AM

But the Philippine National Police says it will not initiate a criminal investigation into a PNP Academy beating that supposedly happened in 2017, adding that the Philippine Public Safety College should start the probe

ACADEMY BEATING. PNPA cadets appear to hit each other with a paddle inside the academy grounds. Screenshot from video obtained by Rappler

[EXCLUSIVE] Video in 2017 shows beating at PNP Academy

Mar 27, 2018 - 8:10 PM

A source identifies one of the punishers in the 2017 video as one of the victims in the 2018 PNPA graduation mauling: Police Inspector Ylam Lambenecio

TRADITION? PNPA cadets appear to hit each other with a paddle inside the academy grounds. Rappler screengrab

Negrenses welcome home PNPA valedictorian

Mar 27, 2018 - 3:40 PM

Inspector Fritz John Vallador, who topped this year's Philippine National Police Academy graduating class, is living proof that poverty is not an obstacle to success

HOMECOMING. Negros Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr welcomes Inspector Fritz John Vallador, this year’s Philippine National Police Academy valedictorian, at the Provincial Capitol in Bacolod City on March 26, 2018. Capitol Photo

Pimentel on PDP-Laban senatorial slate, De Castro on Sereno, Psy in North Korea | Evening wRap

Mar 26, 2018 - 7:32 PM

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Cadets confined to PNPA after mauling controversy

Mar 26, 2018 - 2:50 PM

Some 20 cadets linked to the graduation day mauling are restricted to the PNPA headquarters in Camp Castañeda while their cases are pending

CADET CORPS. PNPA Homecoming on March 17,2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Lorenzana on frigates, Dela Rosa on PNPA mauling incident, Daniels on Trump | Midday wRap

Mar 26, 2018 - 12:42 PM

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PNPA upperclassmen beatings a 'tradition' – police chief

Mar 26, 2018 - 9:32 AM

(4th UPDATE) The tradition this year takes a wrong turn as the beating ends with the 6 fresh graduates who were attacked being admitted to a hospital

6 PNPA cadets graduate, mauled by underclassmen

Mar 26, 2018 - 8:28 AM

The scandal is dubbed an ‘isolated incident’ in the academy that brands itself as the premier police school in the Philippines

COMING HOME. PNPA Homecoming ceremonies are held on March 17, 2018. File Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Dela Rosa's son might get kicked out from PNP Academy

Mar 22, 2018 - 5:55 PM

The son of top cop Ronald dela Rosa must pass two 'removal exams' or face dismissal from the Philippine National Police Academy

GENERAL'S SON. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa's only son Rock enters the academy. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

LOOK: PNP Academy cadet paints portrait of Robredo

Mar 21, 2018 - 8:00 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo describes Cadet 4CL Don Carlo Labastida's gift to her as a 'masterpiece' and a 'beautiful painting'

GIFT TO THE VEEP. Vice President Leni Robredo poses with graduating PNPA student Cadet 4CL Don Carlo Labastida, who gifted her with a portrait painting. All photos by OVP

Duterte wants more Muslims to join police, military

Mar 21, 2018 - 5:07 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says there should be more Muslims in the Philippine National Police Academy and the Philippine Military Academy

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. President Rodrigo Duterte encourages more Muslims to join the police force. Malacañang Photo

IN PHOTOS: PNP Academy's Lakans, Lakambinis come home

Mar 18, 2018 - 4:36 PM

The Philippine National Police Academy holds its annual alumni homecoming at Camp Marcelo Castañeda in Silang, Cavite

HOMECOMING. PNPA alumni take a class photo at Camp Castañeda in Silang, Cavite. All photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Police heroes remembered at PNPA Alumni Homecoming 2018

Mar 18, 2018 - 1:24 PM

'You are standing on sacred grounds,' says DILG officer in charge Eduardo Año

LAST SALUTE. PNPA chief Joseph Adnol (center) leads the wreath laying ceremony for fallen PNPA alumni. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

IN PHOTOS: PNPA alumni adopt PNP chief Dela Rosa, Senator Ejercito

Mar 17, 2018 - 9:09 PM

National Capital Region Police Office chief Oscar Albayalde also joins Dela Rosa and Ejercito as the newest 'adopted' alumni of the PNPA

The death of policing as a profession in the Philippines

Aug 19, 2017 - 9:00 PM

While we cannot begrudge the intentions of the President a drug free and crime free Philippines he has transformed the police into the biggest criminal institution in the Philippines

LOOK: Bato, Rock dela Rosa as PMA, PNPA plebes

May 01, 2017 - 7:51 PM

35 years after Ronald dela Rosa entered the PMA his only son joins government service through the Philippine National Police Academy

THEN AND NOW. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa (top photo) as a PMA plebe and his only son, Rock (bottomphoto) as a PNPA plebe. Sourced and Rappler photos

Bato dela Rosa's son Rock among new PNPA cadets

May 01, 2017 - 1:45 PM

350 young men and women including the son of the country s top cop enter the Philippine National Police Academy

WELCOME PLEBOS. Fourth class cadets – members of the Class of 2021 – officially join the PNPA. Photo Bea Cupin/Rappler

PNPA's sole female topnotcher: What men can do, we can do too

Mar 26, 2017 - 8:55 PM

Maysy Cataquiz is the only woman in the top 10 of the Philippine National Police Academy s Class of 2017

The 38th comencement exercise of the PNPA, Class "Masidlak" in Camp Castaneda in Silang, Cavite on March 24, 2017.

At PNPA grad, Duterte pokes fun at cops' womanizing ways

Mar 26, 2017 - 7:05 PM

But he turns serious when talking about the cops children saying kids shouldn t be dragged into the mess

MASIDLAK. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte salutes the graduates of the PNPA 'Masidlak' Class of 2017. Photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

For family and Allah: Youth leader tops PNPA Class of 2017

Mar 25, 2017 - 9:52 AM

Macdum Darping Enca who hails from Cotabato City tops the 144 strong Masidlak Class of 2017

Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

WATCH: Duterte and the future of Philippine police

Mar 24, 2017 - 5:51 PM

At Camp Castañeda Duterte s message is clear Amid allegations of human rights abuses the President is adamant: Do your job and I ll have your back

Duterte promises 'trust fund' for kids of slain cops

Mar 24, 2017 - 5:33 PM

Addressing graduates of the Philippine National Police Academy President Rodrigo Duterte reiterates a promise he s made to cops: Do your job and I ll have your back

COPS' WELFARE. President Rodrigo Duterte assures cops that he will look after their families should anything happen to them in the line of duty. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

'Masidlak': The PNPA Class of 2017

Mar 24, 2017 - 9:13 AM

Of the top 10 cadets from the police academy 7 hail from Mindanao

Photo courtesy of the PNP PIO

Binay makes rare public appearance at PNPA homecoming

Mar 11, 2017 - 6:16 PM

Politicians businessmen and even athletes join alumni of the PNPA during their homecoming

Duterte wants to be 'manager' of Mindanao dev't projects

Mar 11, 2017 - 4:09 PM

Interior Secretary Sueno says the President will be the project manager of development funds and development projects in Mindanao

Aquino to police grads: Country above self

Mar 10, 2016 - 10:32 PM

The President asks graduating policemen If you are asked to choose country or self who or what will your choose?

PNPA valedictorian: From nurse to firefighter

Mar 10, 2016 - 7:55 PM

Felipe Alicando Jr is one of 250 new police inspectors from the PNPA

Aquino to new cops: Country above self, protect May ballot‬

Mar 10, 2016 - 4:11 PM

Addressing the country s new police officers President Benigno Aquino III harps on the importance of Daang Matuwid – the ruling party s election battle cry – stopping short of campaigning for his anointed bets

'COUNTRY ABOVE SELF.' President Benigno Aquino III addresses PNPA Class 2016 in Silang, Cavite, on March 10, 2016. Vice President Jejomar Binay (3rd from right) also attends the event. Photo from Malacañang Photo Bureau

Candidates join PNPA alumni homecoming

Feb 27, 2016 - 8:44 PM

PNPA insists the event wasn t politicized

UNA to Comelec: Consider the deaf, hard of hearing for next debates

Feb 27, 2016 - 2:09 PM

Spokesperson Mon Ilagan says UNA is the only political party whose sorties and outdoor events are PWD and senior citizen friendly

CONSIDER THE DEAF. The United Nationalist Alliance calls on the Commission on Elections to consider making the presidential debates deaf-friendly. Graphic by Mara Mercado/Rappler

PNPA alumni hit Roxas for inaction over PNP factionalism complaint

Jul 19, 2015 - 2:28 PM

Alumni of the Philippine National Police Academy say DILG chief Mar Roxas has failed to address complaints of favoritism and inequality within the police agency

Cop quits alumni group over SAF 'sympathy march'

May 06, 2015 - 5:26 PM

The PNPAAAI had earlier announced the suspension of their Camp Crame and National Capital Region Police Officer heads for withdrawing support from the alumni group led Sympathy March for SAF 44

SAF MARCH. Members of the PNPA Alumni association with relatives and widows of the fallen 44 PNP-SAF commandos leads other sympathizers in a unity walk from Cavite Province to Quezon City on March 8, 2015 to call for justice and accountabilty for the fallen heroes. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Cadets talk future of PNP, BJMP, BFP with Aquino

Mar 27, 2015 - 2:38 PM

In an hour long meeting with the President newly minted police fire and jail inspectors ask about his plans for the agencies they will be serving

President Benigno S. Aquino III speaks with newly-minted police, jail and fire bureau inspectors after the PNPA Class of 2015's graduation on March 26, 2015. Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino: No apologies, but seeks understanding

Mar 27, 2015 - 11:41 AM

The President speaks one last time on the Mamasapano clash that left 44 policemen dead

Why the PNP needs a full-time chief now

Mar 27, 2015 - 9:30 AM

President Benigno Aquino III has not yet filled in the nearly 4 month vacancy in the PNP crucial to the operational effectiveness of the 150 000 strong police force

President Benigno S. Aquino III troops the line during the 36th PNPA Commencement Exercises of the Lakandula Class of 2015 at Camp General Mariano Castañeda in Cavite on March 26, 2015. Photo by Ryan Lim/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Ampatuan clan welcomes first PNPA graduate

Mar 26, 2015 - 6:16 PM

We hope that the bad press about the family will go away now that you’ve seen what kind of person our son is says the young police inspector s mother

DIALOGUE. Members of the PNPA Class of 2015 speak to President Benigno Aquino III after their graduation rites on March 26, 2015. Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

No apologies from Aquino on Mamasapano

Mar 26, 2015 - 1:31 PM

President Benigno Aquino III instead asks for understanding

HOUNDED BY MAMASAPANO. The Mamasapano incident continues to hound President Benigno Aquino III two months after the tragedy. File photo By Ryan Lim/Malacanang Photo Bureau

PNPA topnotcher: Mamasapano clash shouldn't stop peace

Mar 26, 2015 - 12:57 PM

Cadet Dennis Yuson is a son of a policeman from Mindanao

PNPA topnotcher. President Benigno S. Aquino III salutes as he acknowledges Police Cadet Dennis Mondroid Yuson Jr, topnotcher of PNPA Lakandula Class of 2015 on March 26, 2015. Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau