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P95 million scholarship funds for kin of killed, injured cops unused – COA

Jul 09, 2018 - 7:28 PM

The amount is an accumulation of what the National Police Commission has failed to use for eligible scholars in the families of policemen who died or became incapacitated

MILLIONS UNUSED. The COA flags P95.2 million worth of scholarship funds intended for kin of cops killed and incapacitated from missions. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PNP to recruit 2,500 SAF troopers

Feb 22, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa says the new commandos will be tasked to prevent terrorist attacks in the country

'TAGALIGTAS'. PNP-SAF troopers deployed to Marawi get a heroes' welcom as they walk to Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Duterte on Ranada, Lorenzana on PSG, Napolcom on Dela Rosa | Evening wRap

Feb 21, 2018 - 8:01 PM

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Duterte on ICC, Duterte on Licuanan, Napolcom on troubled cops | Midday wRap

Feb 13, 2018 - 12:31 PM

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Most erring cops have family problems – Napolcom

Feb 12, 2018 - 9:35 AM

They include cops who belong to broken families, says Napolcom Vice Chairman Rogelio Casurao

'FAMILY PROBLEMS'. Napolcom Vice Chairman Rogelio Casurao speaks to reporters in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

UP statistician questions survey tagging Caloocan cops as most trusted

Feb 08, 2018 - 7:39 PM

'Medyo malabo 'yung survey at results, maraming questions na kailangan pa sagutin to explain possible errors,' says University of the Philippine statistics professor Peter Cayton

IN DOUBT. UP statistician Peter Cayton questions the procedures of the Napolcom survey naming Caloocan City police as most trusted. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler.com

Caloocan police most trusted? 'Muntikan na ako himatayin,' says chief

Feb 07, 2018 - 7:21 PM

'Muntikan na akong himatayin. Isipin mo, most trusted police kami sa Metro Manila?' says Caloocan City police chief Jemar Modequillo

POLICE CHIEF. Senior Superintendent Jema Modequillo heads the Caloocan City Police Station after the entire police force was sacked last September. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte on Benham Rise, Napolcom survey, Zuckerberg on Facebook | Midday wRap

Feb 06, 2018 - 12:47 PM

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Filipinos feel safer but trust police less in Metro Manila in 2017

Feb 05, 2018 - 7:28 PM

The National Police Commission asks 570 Filipinos for their opinion on Metro Manila safety and their trust in its police force

WAITING. A civilian stands outside after an anti-illegal drugs operation in Caloocan. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Caloocan police most trusted Metro Manila cops in 2017 – Napolcom

Feb 05, 2018 - 6:23 PM

The Caloocan City Police Station garners an 88.8% trust rating, besting 16 other Metro Manila police stations

MOST TRUSTED. Caloocan cops gather at Camp Bagong Diwa for their 30-day reorientation camp. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

FACT CHECK: Did the PNP scrap its height requirement?

Jan 20, 2018 - 5:54 PM

'There shall be no height requirement for the PNP entrance exam applicants as long as they are bachelor's degree holder and not more than 30 years old,' the National Police Commission announces on January 19

HEIGHT REQUIRED. The PNP continues to have minimum height requirements. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Napolcom's solution vs scalawag cops: Probe all PNP applicants

Jan 17, 2018 - 8:34 PM

Napolcom Vice Chairman Rogelio Casurao wants mandatory background investigations on aspiring cops

HARD SCREENING. Napolcom proposes to require background investigations on all aspiring cops. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

4 more Calabarzon mayors stripped of police powers

Dec 15, 2017 - 9:35 PM

The mayors – from the provinces of Quezon, Laguna, and Batangas – are accused of involvement in the illegal drugs trade

Dimaporo questions removal of local officials' power over cops

Dec 13, 2017 - 12:51 PM

The National Police Commission earlier stripped some Mindanao local chief executives of their power over police, citing various reasons

WHY REMOVE THOSE POWERS? Lanao de Norte 1st District Representative Mohamad Kalid, during a joint session for the request to extend martial law, questions earlier moves to strip Mindanao chief executives of their authority of local police units. Screenshot from the House website

25 mayors, governors stripped of powers over police for 'various reasons'

Nov 07, 2017 - 7:03 PM

One of the reasons, according to reports, is their ties to the illegal drug trade

FACT CHECK: Errors in papers revoking execs' power over cops

Jul 08, 2017 - 9:14 PM

Dead mayors former officials and even losing 2016 bets are among the erroneous entries in two Napolcom resolutions

Maute deal, Napolcom, Arum | Evening wRap

Jul 06, 2017 - 8:07 PM

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DILG mulls returning to Mindanao officials power over cops

Jul 06, 2017 - 3:52 PM

The DILG s acting chief says they are reviewing and correcting the pronouncements made during a June 8 resolution

NAPOLCOM REVIEW. DILG OIC Catalino Cuy says they're reviewing a list of Mindanao local chief executives whom they've revoked Napolcom deputation form. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Abu Sayyaf, MILF, Pacquiao | Evening wRap

Jul 05, 2017 - 8:45 PM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 5, 2017

Jul 05, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday

CAPTIVE AUDIENCE. Pyongyang residents watch the news on the successful launch of the intercontinental ballistic missile 'Hwasong-14' on a big screen near the Pyongyang Railway Station in Pyongyang on July 4, 2017. Kim Won-Jin/AFP

7 governors, 132 mayors in Mindanao lose power over police

Jul 05, 2017 - 7:30 AM

UPDATED Napolcom points to the local executives ‘failure to impose measures to suppress terroristic acts and prevent lawless violence in their territories’

2 Mindanao mayors linked to drugs lose power over police

May 31, 2017 - 12:45 PM

Mayors Gamar Ahay Janihim and David Navarro are stripped of their deputation because of intelligence information linking them to illegal drugs

News Briefs: March 8, 2017

Mar 08, 2017 - 11:18 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Wednesday March 8

FACT CHECK: Is the PNP’s 'Medalya ng Kagitingan' different from the 'Medal of Valor?'

Feb 15, 2017 - 10:58 PM

While Napolcom recommends the awarding of medals it is the Special Promotions and Awards Deliberation Board of the PNP that does the deliberations

SAF 44. People look at a display of photos in Manila on February 7, 2015 showing the 44 elite commandos who died in a police raid in Mamasapano town. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Duterte, death penalty, Lorenzana | Evening wRap

Feb 07, 2017 - 9:05 PM

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Napolcom recommends Medal of Valor for slain SAF troopers

Feb 07, 2017 - 1:05 PM

The recommendation is for 42 out of the 44 troopers killed in the Mamasapano clash in January 2015 The two others received the award in January 2016

MEDALS FOR ALL? The Napolcom recommends the conferment of Medals of Valor to the rest of the SAF 44, barely a week after President Rodrigo Duterte meets with their surviving families. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

Koreans and crime in Angeles City

Jan 28, 2017 - 6:49 PM

They have their own security desks CCTVs and a specially designated Korean police chief but why are some Koreans in Angeles City still victimized or involved in crimes?

Korean nationals in Angeles City enjoy a specialized security, such as a designated satellite police station shown in photo. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

DILG chief orders Napolcom probe into Espinosa death

Nov 07, 2016 - 7:10 PM

Although the PNP in Eastern Visayas has started its own investigation Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno says it is still necessary for Napolcom to get into the picture to lend integrity and credibility to the probe

NAPOLCOM PROBE, TOO. Police inspect the Leyte sub provincial jail in Baybay city where Rolando Espinosa was killed on November 5. File photo courtesy of Leyte police

Osmeña challenges Dela Rosa: Name the 'trusted police colonel'

Aug 18, 2016 - 8:34 PM

PNP Director General Ronald Bato Dela Rosa accuses one of Osmeña s trusted police colonels of accepting money from drug lords But Dela Rosa wouldn t name names

Osmeña's police escorts moved to Bohol

Aug 11, 2016 - 5:57 PM

UPDATED PNP Central Visayas Director Chief Superintendent Noli Taliño says Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña s police escorts will start reporting to the Bohol provincial police office on Friday August 12

CEBU CITY MAYOR. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña has lost his handpicked security escorts. Photo from Tomas Osmena's Facebook page

Cebu City's Osmeña defends record fighting drugs, crime

Aug 10, 2016 - 10:09 PM

The mayor cites the arrest of most wanted pushers in Cebu City the building of rehab facility the allowances of cops and provision of vehicles They don t consider that support?

DEFENDING HIS RECORD. Photo from Tommy Osmena's Facebook page.

Duterte warns governors, mayors: Supervise police well or else...

Jul 26, 2016 - 9:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to sanction local executives who won t cooperate in government’s war against illegal drugs crime and corruption

WARNING. President Rodrigo Duterte warns uncooperative and underperforming LGUs during his first State of the Nation Address. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Napolcom: Honest-to-goodness probe into 'drug' generals

Jul 23, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Vice chairman Rogelio Casurao says the commission will base its findings on evidence for and against 3 of 5 police generals named by Duterte as protectors of drug trafficking

Napolcom: Probe on police generals 'done in 7 days'

Jul 06, 2016 - 10:51 AM

The National Police Commission vows a swift investigation into the police generals linked by President Rodrigo Duterte to the drug trade

Applicants use fake height waiver certificates to enter police service

Apr 23, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The National Police Commission is investigating all other applicants after one was found to have forged the signature of Napolcom Region II Director Danilo Pacunana

Roxas’ ally in Laguna, Duterte on 2016, Russia strikes | 6PM wRap

Dec 09, 2015 - 7:18 PM

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21 cops fired, 11 suspended over Maguindanao massacre

Dec 09, 2015 - 3:22 PM

The 20 cops did nothing as the killings took place and are dismissed 6 years after the massacre

6 YEARS ON. Graves of the victims of the Maguindanao massacre. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

Roxas: 'Highest honor' to be DILG chief

Sep 12, 2015 - 1:08 PM

Mar Roxas the administration standard bearer bids good bye after 3 colorful and difficult years as Secretary of the DILG

DILG NO MORE. Administration standard-bearer Manuel Roxas II speaks during a 'ceremonial turnover' of the post to Western Samar Representative Mel Senen Sarmiento. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Manila 'rubout' was planned, says police asset

Jul 20, 2015 - 9:12 PM

A police informant recounts to the National Bureau of Investigation how the plan to capture an alleged robber resulted in an execution

Napolcom expands PNP OIC Espina's powers

Apr 08, 2015 - 1:23 PM

PNP OIC Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina is now authorized to approve and issue permits to transport firearms explosives and ammunitions for air naval and land assets

MORE POWERS. Philippine National Police (PNP) officer-in-charge Dir. Gen. Leonardo Espina gives a short press briefing after their command conference at the Camp Crame in Quezon City on February 5, 2015. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

SAF 44 get posthumous promotion

Mar 06, 2015 - 6:59 PM

The National Police Commission honors the slain police commandos for demonstrating acts of conspicuous courage and gallantry in action at the risk of their lives over and beyond the call of duty

Will PNP chief Purisima be replaced?

Dec 12, 2014 - 2:10 PM

DILG Secretary and Napolcom Chairman Manuel Roxas II says they will study the possibility of replacing suspended PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima

CHAIN OF COMMAND. Suspended PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima (center) stands beside now-PNP OIC Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina (right-most, first row). PNP PIO file photo

PNP unaffected by chief's suspension – Roxas

Dec 11, 2014 - 6:59 PM

The DILG chief who is also chairman of the National Police Commission says serving the suspension order against PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima is not ‘personalistic’

WORK CONTINUES. DILG chief Mar Roxas (center) says PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima's suspension (right) will not affect the institution. Rappler file photo

Poe tells embattled PNP chief: Let go

Dec 10, 2014 - 7:45 PM

Senator Grace Poe who has led an investigation into the PNP urges Director General Alan Purisima to think about the welfare of the institution first

'INSTITUTION FIRST.' Senator Grace Poe urges PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima to rethink 'the real purpose of his service.' File photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

'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

Purisima 'acknowledges' suspension order – PNP

Dec 10, 2014 - 3:34 PM

The Philippine National Police says PNP chief Alan Purisima has no plans of defying the suspension order but is seeking legal remedies through his own lawyers

SUSPENDED. The Ombudsman orders the preventive suspension of PNP Chief General Alan Purisima and 11 other police officers. Rappler file photo

Purisima: 'No gross negligence' in approving Werfast deal

Dec 10, 2014 - 11:12 AM

It turns out the PNP chief wasted no time in filing a motion for a TRO against the Ombudsman s suspension order

TRO. The PNP chief says he cannot be faulted for the alleged sins of his subordinates. File photo of PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima from the PNP PIO

Miriam tells Aquino: ‘Kick PNP chief upstairs’

Oct 10, 2014 - 11:16 AM

Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago says Director General Alan Purisima is no longer fit for the job

IN FAVOR: Senator Miriam Santiago says she will vote to give President Benigno Aquino III emergency power. Rappler file photo

Grace Poe: PNP chief should go on leave

Sep 24, 2014 - 2:11 PM

Senator Grace Poe says the charges of unexplained wealth against the PNP chief whether true or false tend to drag down the entire police force

RESTLESS. PNP Chief Director General Alan Purisima is hounded by people who want him out. Photo from the Malacañang photo bureau

Purisima denies sitting on admin cases vs rogue cops

Sep 12, 2014 - 5:29 PM

Reacting to Napolcom s complaints of delays the PNP chief says his office receives hundreds of complaints every month and he has to study them thoroughly before endorsing

NO DELAYS. PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima says the PNP is not sitting on administrative cases against erring cops. File photo