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Labor leader sentenced to prison for illegal gun possession

Jun 04, 2019 - 12:02 AM

The San Mateo regional trial court judge says Marklen Maga of the Kilusang Mayo Uno failed to show proof that the firearm was not his

Agusan del Sur mayoral bet arrested over firearms

May 11, 2019 - 10:10 PM

Police in Caraga Region also arrest 4 others for violating the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act

SEIZED. Authorities confiscate guns from a mayoral bet in Rosario, Agusan del Sur, after serving a search warrant against him on May 11, 2019. Photo from CaragaPulis Pio Facebook page

Surigao del Sur mayor nabbed for firearms, marijuana possession

May 09, 2019 - 7:42 PM

Reelectionist Lingig Mayor Roberto Luna Jr is also found in possession of P2 million worth of cash in P100 bills – money which the police believe is meant for buying votes

ARRESTED. Lingig, Surigao del Sur Mayor Roberto Luna Jr is arrested days before election day. PNP photo

DOJ indicts NDF consultant Gamara for illegal possession of firearms, explosives

Mar 28, 2019 - 4:09 PM

Renante Gamara and retired priest Arturo Joseph Balagat are cleared of violating the election rule that bans bringing guns outside the home

NDF CONSULTANT. Renante Gamara is arrested inside a 'safehouse' in Imus, Cavite. Photo from Karapatan

NDF consultant Gamara, priest arrested in Cavite

Mar 21, 2019 - 3:08 PM

National Democaratic Front consultant Renante Gamara was one of the rebel consultants in the failed peace talks with the Duterte administration

NDF CONSULTANT. Renante Gamara is arrested inside a 'safehouse' in Imus, Cavite. Photo from Karapatan

DOJ subpoenas Batuan, Masbate mayor, vice mayor

Feb 25, 2019 - 5:22 PM

Prosecutors ask the Yusons to explain the illegal possession of firearms charges filed against them by the police

Zambales farmer arrested for firearms possession

Feb 07, 2019 - 9:41 PM

Samuel Obispo, 45, is facing charges of violating Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition Act of 2013

DETAINED. Samuel Obispo (second from right) is detained at the San Narciso Municipal Police Station in Zambales. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Zambales barangay chairman arrested for possessing illegal firearms

Feb 06, 2019 - 1:52 PM

A joint team from the municipal and provincial police raided the house of Eduardo Lopes Sr, chairman of Barangay Aglao in the municipality of San Marcelino

Barangay chairman, arrested for illegal firearms. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Gun used in killing of bowling coach not registered

Jan 16, 2019 - 6:23 PM

Police say the spent shells recovered in the scene of the crime matched that of the gun it found a day after the killing of Angelo Nathaniel Constantino

UNREGISTERED. Police said the gun used in the killing of  Angelo Nathaniel Constantino was not registered. Photo from San Juan City Police Office

NDF consultant Rafael Baylosis cleared of firearms possession charges

Jan 15, 2019 - 2:09 PM

The peace talks consultant will file countercharges against all police and military men involved in his illegal arrest

CHARGES DISMISSED. Rafael Baylosis was arrested on January 31, 2018 – the first communist leader to be rearrested when President Rodrigo Duterte canceled the peace talks at the time. Rappler file photo

23 arrested for illegally firing guns during holiday season

Jan 01, 2019 - 9:37 PM

The 7 police personnel among them will face stiff administrative charges, says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde

ARRESTED. A total of 23 persons are arrested for illegally firing their guns during the Christmas and New Year festivities. Image from Shutterstock

Lacson to probe Batocabe slay, other killings

Dec 22, 2018 - 7:32 PM

(UPDATED) 'If these personalities who have security detail are not safe, what more the ordinary Filipino?' says Senator Panfilo Lacson

Magdalo seeks House probe into alleged AFP arms sale to rebels, terrorists

Dec 21, 2018 - 4:39 PM

'To preserve the honor, integrity, and the dignity of the whole AFP, and most importantly, to preserve the lives of our soldiers who have offered their lives to serve out nation,' says Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano

Planted evidence? Wife says Vic Ladlad can't use guns due to health condition

Nov 08, 2018 - 12:36 PM

National Democratic Front consultant Vic Ladlad has emphysema and a 'severe heart condition,' and any physical confrontation can exhaust him, says his wife Fides Lim

LOOKING FOR VIC. Fides Lim blocks the vehicle carrying her husband, arrested NDFP peace consultant Vic Ladlad, at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City on November 8, 2018. Photo by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

NDF consultant Vic Ladlad arrested for illegal possession of firearms

Nov 08, 2018 - 11:07 AM

Vicente Ladlad's wife claims the guns and ammunition were planted

DEFIANT. NDFP peace consultant Vic Ladlad gestures during his transfer from Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City to Camp Karingal in Quezon City on November 8, 2018. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Barangay chairman, 4 others in Davao Oriental arrested for shabu

Oct 19, 2018 - 5:27 PM

Davao Police said the chairman of Barangay Macangao, Lupon, Davao Oriental is in the narco list the PNP submitted to President Duterte

Negros Occidental town vice mayor, husband surrender

Sep 12, 2018 - 6:57 PM

A police checkpoint in December 2017 found grenades, guns and suspected drugs inside the car of the Yulo couple

Moises Padilla Vice Mayor Ella Garcia-Yulo and her husband, Felix Mathias Yulo III, were subjects of two arrest warrants issued by La Carlota City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 63 Judge Cyclamen Jison-Fernandez on August 20 after they were charged for illegal possession of explosives, and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.

Makati businessman in viral video nabbed for illegal firearms possession

Aug 24, 2018 - 6:44 PM

Cops raid Magallanes Village homes of businessman Arnold Padilla. They later arrest Padilla and his bodyguard.

ARRESTED. Makati businessman Arnold Padilla is nabbed for illegal possession of firearms. All photos from NCRPO

Facebook moves to stop sharing of 3D gun blueprints

Aug 10, 2018 - 4:51 PM

The social network adds it is working out the range of website links or gun-printing content that will be removed

3D PRINTED GUNS. A Liberator pistol appears on July 11, 2013 next to the 3D printer on which its components were made. File photo by Robert MacPherson/AFP

LOOK: Duterte applies for license to own, possess firearm

Aug 08, 2018 - 9:35 AM

Photos from Malacañang show President Rodrigo Duterte personally attending to his application

APPLICATION. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte prepares for the fingerprints scanning process as part of his application for a license to own and possess firearm at Malacañang on August 7, 2018. Photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

Australian, Swiss arrested in separate raids in Pampanga

Aug 01, 2018 - 2:09 PM

CIDG arrests a Swiss for keeping a high-powered assault firearm, while a joint NBI-PDEA team apprehends an Aussie for possessing shabu

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246 priests, ministers want to carry firearms outside their homes – PNP

Jun 20, 2018 - 2:25 PM

This announcement from the Philippine National Police follows the series of killings of priests in the country

PNP CHIEF. Director General Oscar Albayalde during press conference at Camp Crame on Monday, June 11, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

After prosecutor killings, PNP sets firearms application caravan for DOJ

Jun 11, 2018 - 12:51 PM

The Philippine National Police is set to roll out a caravan to process firearms permits of Department of Justice prosecutors

AMBUSH VICTIM. Madonna Ednaco Tanyag is slain in broad daylight on June 4. Photo from Cris Tanyag's Facebook Page

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Jun 07, 2018 - 1:53 PM

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Court orders arrest of Lanao mayor under Duterte adviser's custody

Jun 06, 2018 - 12:28 PM

A Lanao del Norte court issues an arrest warrant against Pantar town Mayor Jabar Tago over a murder charge

TOWN CHIEF. Pantar town Mayor Jabar Tago talks to a guest in his office. Photo from the Facebook page of the Municipality of Pantar

BIFF firearms factory dismantled in Maguindanao

May 30, 2018 - 10:40 AM

But suspected members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters are able to flee the area before police commandos can apprehend them

Fugitive Councilor Ardot Parojinog nabbed in Taiwan

May 24, 2018 - 9:34 AM

Ricardo 'Ardot' Parojinog is the brother of Ozamiz Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr, who was shot dead in a police operation last year

NABBED. Ricardo Parojinog is put on the immigration lookout as government continues to investigate members of the Parojinog clan for drug links. Photo from the Misamis Occidental Provincial Government website

Duterte adviser prevails upon military to release arrested Lanao mayor

May 19, 2018 - 9:41 AM

The military releases arrested Pantar Mayor Jabar Tago to the custody of a politician – Presidential Adviser Abdullah Daba Mama-o – despite evidence that he possessed high-powered firearms

MAMAO'S LETTER. Secretary Abdullah Daba Mama-o asks the military to release a mayor arrested for possession of high-powered firearms

Wife of slain barangay chief cries foul over fatal raid

May 15, 2018 - 2:32 PM

Lenlen Caminade Guatno accuses the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Region 11 of shooting her husband before serving the search warrant

Lanao del Norte town mayor, 6 others arrested after firefight

May 14, 2018 - 1:25 PM

Mayor Jabar Tago is arrested for alleged violation of the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act

Cops should always carry their guns, even when off-duty, says PNP chief

Mar 23, 2018 - 7:41 PM

To prevent crimes, the PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa wants policemen to carry their guns at all times, even when they are off-duty and in civilian clothes

WHO'S NEXT? PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa speaks to reporters at the PMA homecoming in Baguio City. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

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Duterte says PH to get 5,000 firearms from 'friendly country'

Feb 26, 2018 - 11:10 PM

The firearms from the 'friendly country' will come in the face of the 'boycott of America of our needs,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

RODRIGO DUTERTE. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the inauguration of the Armscor Shooting Range Davao Branch in Davao City on February 26, 2018, declares that there will be no letup in his war on drugs. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

Sulu municipal mayor, execs surrender arms to military

Feb 03, 2018 - 8:00 AM

Brigadier General Cirilito Sobejana, commander of the JTF, calls the surrendering of the weapons and ammunition 'a good example to the government officials and the Tausogs... who are bearing arms illegally'

CIRILITO SOBEJANA. BGen Cirilito Sobejana, Medal of Valor recipient. Photo from Presidential Communications Group.

Arrest of leftist leaders Baylosis, Roque lawful, says prosecutor

Feb 02, 2018 - 8:47 PM

The prosecutor recommends no bail for the offense of illegal possession of explosives, and a P120,000 bail bond for the offense of illegal possession of firearms

BAYLOSIS' FREEDOM. Lualhati Baylosis (center) wife of NDFP consultant Rafael Baylosis, join eaders of progressive groups call for the release of Baylosis at a press conference in Quezon City on February 2, 2018. Baylosis was detained at Camp Crame after his re-arrest on January 31 in Quezon City. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Aguirre orders probe into alleged sale of firearms to NPA

Jan 09, 2018 - 5:13 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte gives the instruction to Aguirre during a cabinet meeting

WEAPON OF CHOICE. A New People's Army rebel with an AK-47. File photo by Edwin Espejo

Marcos ‘son’ arrested in Clark Freeport for guns, grenades

Dec 08, 2017 - 5:58 PM

Edilberto del Carmen, who claims that his real name is Angel Ferdinand Marcos Marcos, says he's also in possession of original treaties entered into by the United States

QUESTIONED. CIDG-Pampanga officers ask Edilberto del Carmen (right) about the firearms, bullets, and hand grenades found in his rented villa in Fontana Leisure Park in Clark Freeport, Pampanga. Contributed photo

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Pastor arrested in Davao City for carrying 'illegal' pistol

Oct 23, 2017 - 7:20 PM

The 36-year-old pastor is found with a Colt MK IV .45 caliber pistol, but without the legal documents to prove he is a licensed firearm owner

After Vegas massacre, U.S. gun lobby backs calls for new curbs

Oct 06, 2017 - 1:00 PM

(UPDATED) 'The NRA believes that devices designed to allow semi-automatic rifles to function like fully-automatic rifles should be subject to additional regulations,' the National Rifle Association says

NBI raids house of Bacolod cop, seizes firearms, drugs

Sep 23, 2017 - 3:55 PM

SPO1 Joshua Barile claims the confiscated firearms were evidence from police raids, while the packets of suspected shabu were allegedly planted

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The case for 'Oplan Bakal'

Sep 19, 2017 - 6:17 PM

Oplan Bakal helps ensure the safety of the majority of the customers and the club personnel themselves

Bus passengers carrying firearms arrested at Davao City checkpoint

Aug 21, 2017 - 7:45 PM

They are intercepted at a checkpoint in Barangay Lasang Bunawan District – one of several checkpoints set up in Mindanao following the declaration of martial law

Ozamiz City officials surrender firearms given by Parojinog family

Aug 04, 2017 - 5:33 PM

The 42 loose firearms are surrendered to Chief Inspector Joven Espinido who is Ozamiz City s police chief

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Firearms seized in Cagayan de Oro raids

Jul 28, 2017 - 10:15 PM

Raids on the houses of a businessman and an alleged gunrunner turn up multiple firearms While trader Jameloding Tago and his legal counsel assert their guns are licensed the wife of Jalaludin Lao was unable to show permits for their guns

Police arrest arms trafficking syndicate members in Lipa

Jul 04, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Authorities say the guns the syndicate produced are similar to those seized in Marawi City

Chief PNP Ronald dela Rosa show to media a gunsmith Ramil Quinones and several high caliber firearms, gun parts and accessories confiscated from gun running syndicates during raid in Purok 2, Brgy. Sampaguita, Lipa City in Batangas on July 01. Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

COA: Delivery of P3-billion worth of PNP firearms, ammo delayed

Jun 21, 2017 - 12:58 AM

State auditors say there are firearms and equipment that have not yet been delivered for 3 or more years

Marines bring down ISIS black flags in Marawi

May 30, 2017 - 10:28 PM

The military puts on display the flags 18 high powered firearms and other personal effects of the homegrown Maute Group

'THIS FLAG IS NOTHING.' The Marines recover ISIS black flags and high-powered firearms from the Maute Group. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler