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

Dela Rosa: China 'might' give PNP rifles

May 17, 2017 - 6:40 PM

Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa says the possible gift from China comes with no strings attached

FREE RIFLES? The PNP chief says China might just give new rifles to the PNP. File photo by Lito Boras

Permits to carry firearms suspended in Pasay, Parañaque on Miss Universe day

Jan 29, 2017 - 2:10 PM

The suspension order is in effect Sunday January 29 and Monday January 30

SUSPENDED. Police chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa issues suspension of Permit to Carry Firearms Outside Residence in Paranaque and Pasay City

PNP ends gun taping tradition for Christmas, New Year

Dec 12, 2016 - 9:22 PM

The Philippine National Police wants to show that it is a disciplined and trusted organization whose members will not engage in indiscriminate firing

TAPING. The taping of gun muzzles is a yearly holiday season tradition in the PNP. File photo courtesy of the PNP PIO

Philippine police chief slams 'biased' local, int'l media

Nov 02, 2016 - 6:14 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa seems to blame international media for the reported disrupted US sale of assault rifles to the PNP

STALLED DEAL. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa urges US officials to visit the Philippines and not just rely on 'biased' media reports. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

North Cotabato Mayor Cuan arrested

Oct 29, 2016 - 3:22 PM

The police say the raid was conducted on reports that suspected illegal drugs and unlicensed firearms are stored in his warehouse and in his residence but no illegal drugs were found

Matobato wants illegal firearms case transferred to Manila

Oct 24, 2016 - 7:51 PM

Edgar Matobato s camp cites threats to his life if the case is heard in Davao City where he has linked President Duterte and the local police to the vigilante group Davao Death Squad

US rapper Coolio facing firearms charge

Oct 14, 2016 - 10:38 AM

Coolio best known for the song Gangsta s Paradise faces 3 years in prison if convicted

COOLIO. The rapper, best known for his song 'Gangsta's Paradise,' is charged with a firearms violation. File photo shows Coolio at the Coach Woodson Las Vegas Invitational red carpet and pairings party in July in Las Vegas. Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images for PGD Global/AFP

Ozamiz City raids target home of councilor, 10 others

Aug 28, 2016 - 1:13 PM

11 houses across Ozamiz City including the home of a city councilor are raided by police personnel in search of firearms and illegal drugs

RAID. Special Action Force commandos raided the house of Ozamiz City Councilor Rizalina Francisco on the strength of a search warrant issued by Reynaldo Alhambra, Executive judge of Regional Trial Court National Capital Judicial Region, Branch 53 Manila, on August 28, 2016. Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

High-caliber firearms found inside balikbayan box – Customs

Aug 18, 2016 - 9:35 PM

The Bureau of Customs intercepts high caliber firearms smuggled into the country from the US through a balikbayan box

Negros police chief urges candidates to turn over firearms

Mar 14, 2016 - 2:05 PM

Chief Superintendent Conrad Capa says local bets will not be forced to hand over their guns but are encouraged to show good faith

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PNP chief sacks firearms office head

Feb 23, 2016 - 12:57 PM

The PNP s CIDG had earlier conducted sting operations to nab Camp Crame personnel who sold Licenses to Own and Possess Firearms for a fee

Newly installed PNP Chief Marquezdelivers his speech during the Philippine National Police (PNP) Change of Command Ceremony and Retirement Honors for P/DDG Leonardo Espina at the Multi-Purpose Center, Camp Crame in Quezon City on Thursday (July 16, 2015). The Commander-in-Chief has appointed Police Director Ricardo Marquez as the new PNP Chief replacing Espina following the latter’s retirement. Marquez is a member of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) “Sandigan” Class of 1982. (Photo by Gil Nartea/ Malacañang Photo Bureau)

Director Spike Lee teams with NBA stars to fight gun violence

Dec 24, 2015 - 9:52 AM

Lee will direct End Gun Violence ads featuring basketball superstars

END GUN VIOLENCE. Filmmaker Spike Lee shows a peace sign to the crowd after leading a march calling for an end to gun violence on December 1, 2015 in New York City. Photo by Andrew Burton / Getty Images / AFP

4 airport police skip DOJ hearing on ‘laglag-bala’ case

Dec 21, 2015 - 8:29 PM

The 4 members of the PNP Aviation Security Group who only sent lawyers to the hearing have until January 8 to answer accusations

JV Ejercito charged for irregular firearms procurement in San Juan

Dec 08, 2015 - 4:25 PM

UPDATED 19 other former and incumbent San Juan officials also face technical malversation charges

QUESTIONS THE TIMING. San Juan Rep JV Ejercito-Estrada in a file photo by John Javellana

Actor Robin Padilla asks PNP for license to carry firearms

Nov 16, 2015 - 5:49 PM

He was convicted for illegal possession of firearms in 1995 but he was pardoned by President Fidel Ramos

APPLICATION. Actor Robin Padilla has asked the PNP to allow him to apply for license to carry firearms. Rappler photo

No cop jailed yet for planting bullets – Recto

Oct 29, 2015 - 8:20 AM

His statement comes days after another passenger was allegedly victimized by the bullet planting scam at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport

Bishop calls for more troops in Bicol to stop poll violence

Oct 16, 2015 - 7:00 AM

At least 3 provinces in the Bicol region have been considered hot spots in past elections

List: Items banned from airplanes

Jul 16, 2015 - 8:00 AM

The Office of Transportation Security has revised its list of items that can be brought on the plane citing ‘evolving levels of threat’ in international and domestic travel

Gun owners tell SC: PNP fees 'exorbitant'

Jul 09, 2015 - 6:00 PM

Gun owners want the Supreme Court to stop to the PNP FEO’s collection of fees for gun ownership licenses

PNP general: My dismissal linked to 2016 polls

Jul 01, 2015 - 8:30 PM

Dismissed Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta’s camp accuses a ‘power bloc’ in Malacañang of mounting a demolition job against him supposedly because of his refusal to meddle in the 2016 elections

PURISIMA AT FAULT? Petrasanta's camp says only resigned PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima and former CSG chief Director Gil Meneses are liable for the Werfast deal. PNP PIO file photo

Ombudsman sacks Purisima, 10 others from PNP

Jun 30, 2015 - 4:56 PM

UPDATED The Ombudsman dismisses two police generals with close ties to President Benigno Aquino III over a dubious deal between the PNP s Firearms and Explosives Office and a courier company

Photo by Mark Cristino

MILF arms turnover: 'Swords into plowshares'

Jun 16, 2015 - 8:00 PM

We silence the guns today and our voices will drown the songs of war ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman says

SURRENDERED FIREARMS. A Filipino Muslim boy walks past 75 high-powered firearms surrendered by members of rebel group Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) during the first phase of the decommissioning of weapons in the town of Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao province in the southern Philippines on June 16, 2015. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

UK hails turnover of Philippine rebel firearms

Jun 16, 2015 - 1:59 PM

Following this historic milestone the UK calls for the passage of legislation to make the Bangsamoro peace deal a reality

HISTORIC TURNOVER. Members of rebel group Moro Islamic Liberation Front stand guard on a street in the town of Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao province in the southern Philippines on June 15, 2015, a day before the combatants turned over their firearms. Photo by Marconi Navales/EPA

State of emergency remains in some parts of Mindanao

May 27, 2015 - 11:27 AM

The state of emergency was declared 6 years ago

Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters members in their camp in Datu Saudi Ampatuan, Maguindanao in September 2012

FEO chief relieved after 2 months

May 07, 2015 - 1:22 PM

The relief comes a few days after he unveiled plans to fully digitize and bring licenses and firearms registration online

RELIEVED. PNP Firearms and Explosives Office officer in charge Senior Superintendent Dennis Siervo has been relieved after two months on the job and 3 days after he unveiled plans to simplify the country's gun licensing process. Rappler photo

PH, Japan arrest 'pirates' in sea safety drill

May 06, 2015 - 9:24 PM

The Philippine Coast Guard and the Japan Coast Guard downplay questions on whether the joint exercises are meant to counter China s threat

SAFETY AT SEA. Members of the Philippine Coast Guard and the Japanese Coast Guard 'arrest' 6 hijackers at Manila Bay in a joint maritime safety drill on May 6, 2015. Photo by Joel Leporada, Rappler

Half a million gun owners in PH without licenses – police

May 06, 2015 - 6:52 PM

With expired licenses guns cannot have their registration renewed making them illegal says the PNP’s Firearms and Explosives Office

MODERNIZING GUN REGISTRATION. PNP FEO chief Senior Superintendent Dennis Siervo unveils plans to simplify the country's gun licensing process. Rappler photo

On Earth Day, Negros environmental officer nabbed for loose guns

Apr 24, 2015 - 2:00 PM

The environmental chief of Don Salvador Benedicto town in Negros Occidental who has been aggressively fighting illegal loggers gets arrested for a gun with an expired license

Fil-Am brothers sentenced to 3 years for gun trafficking

Mar 29, 2015 - 2:46 PM

The brothers admit to selling military style firearms along with high capacity magazines and weapons from the US to the Philippines

Cayetano: Disarm MILF before passing Bangsamoro bill

Mar 11, 2015 - 7:23 PM

Senator Alan Peter Cayetano wants to reverse the peace process with the Moro Islamic Liberation Front

ANTI-MILF TIRADE. Senate Majority Leader Alan Peter Cayetano delivers a privilege speech accusing the MILF of betraying the peace talks. Photo by Franz Lopez/Rappler

Smuggled rice, firearms seized in Sulu

Feb 25, 2015 - 8:54 PM

The seized vessel had a 16 man Vietnamese crew

MILF firearms to be stored in Camp Abubakar?

Jan 21, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Now known as Camp Iranun the sprawling camp carries a lot of symbolism for former MILF guerrillas

DECOMMISSIONING. This photo taken on Oct 15, 2012 shows members of Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) shouting 'Allahu Akbar' (God is Great) during a celebration inside camp Darapanan in Sultan Kudarat town in Mindanao, to coincide with the signing of the Framework Agreement. File photo by Karlos Manlupig/AFP

PNP welcomes 2015 without its chief

Jan 08, 2015 - 7:11 AM

During a New Year’s Call attended by top officials of the PNP and Napolcom DILG chief Mar Roxas says the suspension of its chief won’t affect operations

CHAIN OF COMMAND. The PNP’s top brass pose for a photo during the 2015 New Year’s Call at Camp Crame. Rappler photo

Christmas and New Year stray bullet incidents reach 61

Jan 04, 2015 - 3:04 PM

In the incidents reported between December 16 2014 and January 4 2015 43 were injured by stray bullets while one was killed the Philippine National Police says

11-year-old girl dies from stray bullet injury

Jan 02, 2015 - 2:54 PM

UPDATED At least 30 other people have been injured due to stray bullets during the holiday festivities the police says

Guns in Bilibid raid owned by Guimaras congressman, other officials

Dec 20, 2014 - 10:05 AM

The operation a result of months of work by various government agencies aims to rid Bilibid of illegal activities

Cops begin taping gun muzzles December 22

Dec 19, 2014 - 1:17 PM

The traditional gun muzzle taping is part of the PNP s campaign against the improper use of firearms to celebrate Christmas and New Year

File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

'Respect Purisima's rights despite politically-charged case'

Dec 10, 2014 - 5:22 PM

The camp of the PNP chief insists the DILG does not have the right to suspend him since it is the National Police Commission that has administrative control over the national police force

EMBATTLED CHIEF. PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima (center) is flanked by the PNP’s top officials in this file photo. File photo from the PNP PIO

PNP releases fees, charges for firearms and ammunition services

Oct 07, 2014 - 4:45 PM

The new schedule of fees and charges is to be implemented nationwide

TRO. The PNP would continue to accept, process, and approve licensing and renewals in all its regional offices.

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