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FALSE: Robredo bans police from carrying firearms during anti-drug ops

Nov 12, 2019 - 5:00 PM

The Vice President, as new ICAD co-chair, did not give any order that prohibits guns during police operations

The impossibility of the drug war: This week's outlook

Nov 12, 2019 - 10:37 AM

At this stage in the drug war, is the PNP ready to be tamed or is it more anxious to cover its ass?

P5-million extortion case sabotages PNP's bid for body cameras

Nov 11, 2019 - 9:42 AM

Three cops involved in the extortion case have been sacked

DELAYED. The procurement of thousands of body cameras is delayed by 3 cops who allegedly extorted from a possible supplier. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Duterte still undecided over next PNP chief

Nov 10, 2019 - 4:03 PM

It has been nearly a month since Philippine National Police General Oscar Albayalde quit as the country's top cop over a drug-related scandal

UNDECIDED. President Rodrigo Duterte discusses matters with Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo before the 43rd Cabinet Meeting at the Malacañang Palace on November 6, 2019. Presidential photo

Albayalde retires with no traditional honors, but benefits intact

Nov 09, 2019 - 8:00 AM

There are no troops on parade as beleaguered police general Oscar Albayalde retires from the service, still hounded by the 'ninja cops' criminal complaint he faces

RETIRED GENERAL. Former PNP chief General Oscar Albayalde retires from the service on November 8, 2019, skipping traditional retirement honors. File photo by Lito Borras/Rappler

Ibon Foundation alarmed over 'police inspection' notice

Nov 08, 2019 - 12:06 AM

Colonel Joaquin Alva, who is now the chief of staff of the PNP Legal Service, denies making the call. He has been out of Metro Manila police for 8 years.

DILG panel to file administrative charges vs 13 'ninja cops'

Nov 06, 2019 - 12:49 PM

The summary dismissal proceedings can be completed within 45 days, says Interior Secretary Eduardo Año

NEW EVIDENCE. The DILG-Napolcom joint review committee has found new evidence to merit administrative cases against the 13 'ninja cops' in the 2013 Pampanga anti-drug operation. Photo by Gerard Carreon/Rappler

Cop shot dead in Quezon City

Nov 05, 2019 - 11:24 PM

Gunmen on a motorcycle shot and killed the police officer as he was driving along Barangay Teachers Village on Tuesday night, November 5

Police investigators examine the bloody body of a Quezon City Police District cop after he was ambushed by unidentified riding in tandem at the corner of Malingap and Mapagkawanggawa streets in Quezon City on Tuesday night, November 5. Photo by Ben Nabong

Pampanga 'ninja cop' dismissed from police service

Nov 04, 2019 - 11:35 AM

A 'ninja cop' involved in the anomalous 2013 Pampanga buy-bust is dismissed, but over a 2019 anti-drug operation in Antipolo City, Rizal

Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Duterte has ‘other officers in mind’ outside Año list for next PNP chief

Oct 30, 2019 - 3:09 PM

'There are other officers in his mind,' says Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año

UNDECIDED. President Rodrigo Duterte still has no choice for his third Philippine National Police chief. Malacañang file photo

Northern Mindanao police chief sacked, suspended from service

Oct 29, 2019 - 1:49 PM

Brigadier General Rafael Santiago Jr is ordered suspended from service for 6 months, says Philippine National Police officer-in-charge Lieutenant General Archie Gamboa

SACKED. Rafael Santiago Jr (center) is sacked from his post as he faces administrative complaints when he was a provincial director. PNP photo

Duterte wants PNP out of probe into Misamis Occidental mayor's death

Oct 28, 2019 - 6:27 PM

(UPDATED) The President airs suspicions that the police themselves were involved in the killing of Clarin town mayor David Navarro

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte presides over the joint Armed Forces of the Philippines-Philippine National Police (AFP-PNP) Command Conference at the Malacañan Palace on October 15, 2019. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

190,000 cops on full alert for Undas 2019

Oct 28, 2019 - 9:31 AM

The Philippine National Police also enlists almost 100,000 civilian volunteers to act as 'force multipliers' in securing Undas 2019

FULL ALERT. Police nationwide are set to work overtime for Undas 2019. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Careers up close: The 3 contenders for Duterte’s 3rd PNP chief

Oct 23, 2019 - 4:09 PM

Rappler obtains the personal data sheets of the 3 contenders. Here is what their career histories show.

CONTENDERS. The 3 recommended successors for resigned police chief Oscar Albayalde at a Camp Crame press briefing. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Over 450 die under police custody since Duterte assumed office

Oct 22, 2019 - 5:49 PM

The Philippine National Police Internal Affairs Service already counts 461 suspects who have died while under police custody. They are not yet done counting.

POLICE DETENTION. Quezon City Police District Station 4 detainees stand in a congested detention facility. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Israel ‘tries to hide’ arms sales to the Philippines – report

Oct 21, 2019 - 10:25 PM

While the Philippines is increasingly becoming a lucrative market for Israeli equipment, Israeli human rights advocates say they do not want Israel-made weapons to be used in 'mass executions of civilians living in slums'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and State of Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shake hands after they deliver their joint statements following the signing of agreements between both countries at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on September 3, 2018. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Inside Camp Crame, generals grumble over Gamboa’s revamp

Oct 21, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Police generals are shocked and angered by the abrupt 'revamp' ordered by their officer in charge Lieutenant General Archie Gamboa. The current top cop believes it's necessary for an organization in crisis.

QUESTIONED. PNP officer-in-charge Archie Gamboa during a Camp Crame press briefing. Photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

LTO, PNP nab 12 fixers in Quezon City

Oct 21, 2019 - 6:08 PM

The 12 fixers face charges for violating the Anti-Red Tape law and the Quezon City Anti-Fixing Ordinance, among others

NABBED. The Land Transportation Office, in coordination with the Philippine National Police, has apprehended 12 fixers in Quezon City.

PNP-CIDG includes ex-boss Albayalde in drug complaint

Oct 21, 2019 - 11:00 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Resigned police chief Oscar Albayalde is accused of criminal conduct by his own subordinates at the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group

PNP chief PGen. Oscar Albayalde during the 9th hearing of the GCTA controversy on October 9, 2019.Photo by Angie de SIlva/Rappler

PNP dismisses 3 ‘ninja cops’ from 2013 Pampanga buy-bust

Oct 21, 2019 - 9:49 AM

Another cop in the anomalous buy-bust is only suspended after he is found to have committed a ‘lesser offense’

DISMISSAL. The PNP orders 3 'ninja cops' dismissed due to another controversial operation. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

PNP puts key officials on probation

Oct 21, 2019 - 8:49 AM

(UPDATED) All promotions will also be on hold, says Philippine National Police officer-in-charge Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa

GOLF BREAK. PNP officer-in-charge Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa speaks to reporters at the NCRPO headquarters in Taguig City. Photo by Nappy Manegdeg/Rappler

Next PNP chief: Año recommends 3 to Duterte

Oct 21, 2019 - 7:37 AM

It's now up to President Rodrigo Duterte to choose who he wants as his third Philippine National Police chief

DUTERTE'S DECISION. DILG Secretary Eduardo Año gives 3 names to President Rodrigo Duterte. Malacañang Photo

Davao cop Vicente Danao Jr is new Calabarzon police chief

Oct 20, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Known Davao cop Brigadier General Vicente Danao Jr takes on the highly populated region of Calabarzon after watching over Manila

Manila Police District director Vicente Danao shows to members of the media the suspects allegedly responsible for the killing of Batuan, Masbate vice mayor Charlie Yuson III during a press briefing at the lobby of the MPD Headquarters on October 10, 2019. The suspects were identified as Bradford Solis Fuerte,Juanito De luna Bustamante,Junel Gomez Reyes at Rigor Dela Cruz. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

General who approved demotion for 'ninja cops' is 'demoted' himself

Oct 20, 2019 - 5:55 PM

From leading the PNP's powerful Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, Major General Amador Corpus is reassigned to lead the Directorate for Human Resource and Doctrine Development

'DEMOTED.' Major General Amador Corpus, chief of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), at the seventh senate hearing on the GCTA mess. October 1, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Massive reshuffling shakes PNP after Albayalde controversy

Oct 20, 2019 - 4:50 PM

(UPDATED) At least 20 generals and 2 colonels are moved to new posts just days after the Philippine National Police got a scolding from President Rodrigo Duterte over the 'ninja cops' controversy

COMMAND CONFERENCE. Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa leads the meeting of PNP's top officials on Tuesday, October 15, after police chief General Oscar Albayalde resigned. PNP Photo

PNP: Albayalde, 'ninja cops' innocent until proven guilty

Oct 19, 2019 - 2:21 PM

'The PNP will let justice, fairness, and due process of law take its course,' says the Philippine National Police in response to the Senate recommendation to file charges against its former chief and 13 cops over a 2013 drug operation

LAST MESSAGE. Police General Oscar delivers his last message during the Regular Monday Flag Raising at Camp Rafael T Crame in Quezon City following his announcement this morning, October 14, of his resignation as the PNP Chief and moved to non-duty status. He said his move aims to pave the way for President Rodrigo Duterte to choose the new PNP Chief. Albayalde will compulsory retire on November 8. PNP Photo

Senate panels recommend criminal charges vs Albayalde, 'ninja cops' over 2013 drug raid

Oct 18, 2019 - 4:01 PM

'Do I think they're guilty? Yes,' says Senator Richard Gordon

DRAFT REPORT. Senator Richard Gordon presents to the media the draft committee report on drug recycling. Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

P150-M shabu intercepted in Samar

Oct 17, 2019 - 10:22 PM

Acting on an intelligence report, Samar police find 88 kilograms of shabu inside two vehicles they stopped at a checkpoint

IAS separation from PNP may not be necessary – DILG

Oct 17, 2019 - 8:38 PM

The Internal Affairs Service calls for separation from the PNP following the 'ninja cops' controversy

SEPARATION? A house bill seeks to make the Internal Affairs Service independent from the Philippine National Police. Photo from PNP

PNP firearms chief De Leon is next Central Visayas top cop

Oct 16, 2019 - 4:24 PM

Police Brigadier General Valeriano de Leon will take over the post left by Brigadier General Debold Sinas, the new Metro Manila police chief

INCOMING CHIEF. PNP Firearms takes over as top cop of Central Visayas. Photo from Brigadier General Val De Leon's Facebook page

[PODCAST] Ninja cops: Ang isyung nagpabagsak sa hepe ng PNP

Oct 16, 2019 - 1:33 PM

Ano ang implikasyon ng isyu tungkol sa ninja cops sa kampanya laban sa droga ni Pangulong Duterte? Pakinggan ang talakayan nila researcher-writer Jodesz Gavilan, police reporter Rambo Talabong, at Senate reporter Aika Rey.

Get to know Metro Manila's new police chief Debold Sinas

Oct 16, 2019 - 11:44 AM

Brigadier General Debold Sinas is coming in from Cebu City to take charge of the National Capital Region Police Office. Learn more about him.

NEW CHIEF. Metro Manila's new police chief is coming straight from Cebu City, where he's been for the past year serving as the Central Visayas' regional director. Photo from Police Regional Office-7's Facebook page

PNP imposes weekday golf ban on cops

Oct 16, 2019 - 10:44 AM

(3rd UPDATE) Philippine National Police OIC Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa issues the order as he works on rebuilding public confidence in cops


GOLF BREAK. PNP officer-in-charge Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa speaks to reporters at the NCRPO headquarters in Taguig City. Photo by Nappy Manegdeg/Rappler

Gamboa: PNP to win back public confidence after Albayalde controversy

Oct 15, 2019 - 4:53 PM

'To some extent, there’s a bit of a loss on credibility on the part of the PNP,' says PNP officer-in-charge Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa

COMMAND CONFERENCE. Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa leads the meeting of PNP's top officials on Tuesday, October 15, after police chief General Oscar Albayalde resigned. PNP Photo

From tough cop to ‘coddler’: Oscar Albayalde’s fall from grace

Oct 14, 2019 - 10:05 PM

Oscar Albayalde was known as a strict cop. A year and 6 months later, a defeated Albayalde steps down from his post, amid piling allegations that he was not strict enough with his own men.

When to quit

Oct 14, 2019 - 9:00 PM

When does resignation become an act of courage and a show of character? When does it serve the greater good?

Panelo sees weak evidence vs Albayalde in Senate hearings

Oct 14, 2019 - 1:50 PM

The Malacañang spokesman can't say for certain if President Rodrigo Duterte asked Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde to resign

PNP chief PGen. Oscar Albayalde during the 9th hearing of the GCTA controversy on October 9, 2019.Photo by Angie de SIlva/Rappler

PNP OIC Gamboa to cops: Ignore controversy, do your jobs

Oct 14, 2019 - 12:26 PM

Philippine National Police Officer-in-charge Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa addresses the 190,000-strong police force after General Oscar Albayalde resigns early Monday morning

OFFICER-IN-CHARGE. Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa in a press briefing after General Oscar Albayalde resigned. PNP screenshot

READ: Oscar Albayalde's resignation statement to the PNP

Oct 14, 2019 - 10:49 AM

Here is Philippine National Police chief General Oscar Albayalde's resignation statement read before thousands of cops early Monday morning

RESIGNED. PNP Chief General Oscar Albayalde takes oath before the start of the seventh hearing of the GCTA at the senate. October 1, 2019. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Resigned PNP chief Albayalde to still enjoy retirement benefits

Oct 14, 2019 - 10:38 AM

Resigned Philippine National Police General Oscar Albayalde will retire with the full benefits of a 4-star general

BENEFITS REMAIN. PNP chief General Oscar Albayalde during the 9th hearing of the GCTA controversy on October 9, 2019.Photo by Angie de SIlva/Rappler

Archie Gamboa is PNP officer-in-charge after Albayalde resigns

Oct 14, 2019 - 8:37 AM

Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa is one of the top contenders to replace resigned police chief General Oscar Albayalde

PNP OIC. Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Amid 'ninja cops' issue, Albayalde steps down as PNP chief

Oct 14, 2019 - 8:13 AM

(UPDATED) This comes after weeks of allegations that he was complicit with 'ninja cops' in a 2013 Pampanga anti-drug operation

STEPPING DOWN. Oscar Albayalde atthe PNP Change of Command Ceremony on April 19,2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Metro Manila's next top cop sees diversity, big population as challenges

Oct 11, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Brigadier General Debold Sinas makes the big leap from director of Central Visayas police regional director based in Cebu City to chief of the premiere NCR police office

NEW CHALLENGE. Brigadier General Debold Sinas will transfer from his post in Cebu City as the regions top cop to take over as Metro Manila's police chief. Photo from Police Regional Office-7's Facebook page

Central Visayas top cop Debold Sinas is next Metro Manila police chief

Oct 10, 2019 - 8:19 PM

Incumbent National Capital Region Police Office chief Major General Guillermo Eleazar is set to become the Philippine National Police's chief of the Directorial Staff

GOING NORTH. Brigadier General Debold Sinas is set to lead the National Capital Region Police Office. Photo from Police Regional Office 7.

DOJ summons 'ninja cops' in reinvestigation

Oct 10, 2019 - 4:00 PM

The 13 policemen are directed to appear at the Department of Justice on Wednesday, October 16

Police Major Rodney Raymund Baloyo IV, head of the raiding team of a suspected Chinese drug dealer in Pampanga on November 2013. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Albayalde threatens to sue ex-general who implicated him in 2013 drug operation

Oct 10, 2019 - 1:20 PM

'Lacadin has a lot of explaining to do and he will have his day in court,' says Philippine National Police chief General Oscar Albayalde, after denying rumors that he has resigned

THREATS FROM THE CHIEF. PNP chief General Oscar Albayalde during the 9th hearing of the GCTA controversy on October 9, 2019. Photo by Angie de SIlva/Rappler

Senators grill Albayalde on how a 'ninja cop' got a juicy post

Oct 09, 2019 - 8:23 PM

Major Rodney Balayo IV, who is among the alleged ninja cops, served as the deputy police chief of Tagaytay City. He is now on 'floating status.'

JUICY POST. Senators are enraged on why Major Rodney Baloyo IV holds the acting Tagaytay police chief post given his involvement in the 2013 illegal drug raid. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Ex-police general: Albayalde told me he 'got a little' from 2013 drug raid

Oct 09, 2019 - 5:02 PM

Retired police general Rudy Lacadin tells a Senate panel that top cop Oscar Albayalde, who was Pampanga police chief then, made the comment when he called him about his investigation into a controversial drug operation

INVESTIGATION. Former PNP Central Luzon director PGen. Rudy Lacadin recounts his experience when he was the deputy director of the CIDG at the 9th Senate blue ribbon hearing on October 9, 2019. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Albayalde: I will fire 'ninja cops' if reinvestigation shows wrongdoing

Oct 09, 2019 - 3:44 PM

Both the PNP's Internal Affairs Service and the National Police Commission are reinvestigating administrative liability of the so-called 'ninja cops' involved in a 2013 Pampanga drug operation

PNP chief PGen. Oscar Albayalde during the 9th hearing of the GCTA controversy on October 9, 2019.Photo by Angie de SIlva/Rappler

'Zip it,' Sotto tells Malacañang officials questioning 'ninja cops' probe

Oct 09, 2019 - 12:55 PM

Senate President Vicente Sotto III makes the statement after Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo claimed that the Senate investigation has become 'politicized'

ZIP IT. Senate President Vicente Sotto III tells critics of the Senate blue ribbon hearings to 'zip it'. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler