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From SPO1 to sergeant: New law gives military rank names to police

Feb 21, 2019 - 6:50 PM

The new naming convention means cops will be referred to as police generals, colonels, captains, or sergeants. President Rodrigo Duterte had said the previous naming convention was confusing.

The PNP has increased its visibility and security alert in the Metro following the recent bombings in Lamitan, Basilan. Heightened security measures and inspections are conducted in bus terminals coming in and out of Cubao in Quezon City. August 2, 2018

WATCH: CCTV clips show businessman Yulo before, after EDSA shooting

Feb 21, 2019 - 2:58 PM

There is one problem: The shooting could not be seen

BEFORE THE ATTACK. Businessman Jose Luis Yulo stops by a Shell before he was shot dead along EDSA. Screenshot from CCTV released by NCRPO EPD

2 unidentified bodies in Jolo bombing male, female – PNP

Feb 20, 2019 - 5:16 PM

(UPDATED) The DNA test was conducted by the Philippine National Police Crime Laboratory

CATHEDRAL BOMBING. Soldiers check the Jolo Cathedral on January 28, 2019, a day after the church was rocked by two explosions .Photo by Nickee Butlangan/ AFP

A week's haul: P472.6-M cocaine bricks found on Philippine shores

Feb 19, 2019 - 12:00 PM

Cocaine bricks are found on the shores of Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte, Camarines Norte, and Quezon

After ambush, police eye EDSA ban on men riding in tandem

Feb 18, 2019 - 4:05 PM

Mandaluyong City police want to ban male back riders along major thoroughfare EDSA after the shooting that killed a businessman and his driver

AMBUSH IN EDSA. Businessman Jose Luis Yulo and his driver died in the ambush on Sunday, February 17. File photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

2 dead, 1 injured in EDSA shooting

Feb 17, 2019 - 5:35 PM

(UPDATED) Police say two suspects riding a motorcycle fired at the victims' vehicle along EDSA

SHOOTING INCIDENT. Unidentified gunmen shot at a van along EDSA Boni Avenue in Mandaluyong City on February 17, 2019. Photos by Inoue Jaena/Rappler

Service sans the uniform: Former military, policemen seek gov't posts in 2019

Feb 16, 2019 - 7:24 PM

These former servicemen refuse to retreat from the field of public service and have chosen to go into the perilous jungle of politics

NEW SERVICE. Former policemen and soldiers try their luck at civilian public service, running for the 2019 elections.

IN PHOTOS: Commuters get surprise from PNP on Valentine's Day

Feb 14, 2019 - 8:54 PM

Cops surprise commuters with roses and offers to dance

FREE DANCE. Cops offer women commuters a dance before they ride the train in Cubao. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Foreign student who threw taho at cop indicted for direct assault

Feb 12, 2019 - 8:20 PM

(UPDATED) Senior Assistant City Prosecutor Leynard Dumlao says Zhang Jiale's action is considered 'deliberate and serious defiance' of a cop who was performing his duties

INDICTED. Foreign student Zhang Jiale throws a cup of taho at Police Officer I William Cristobal. File photo from Mandaluyong police

PNP tags Manila, 4 other Metro Manila cities as election hotspots

Feb 12, 2019 - 6:19 PM

Caloocan, Malabon, Mandaluyong, and Pasay are also listed as election hotspots

ELECTION HOTSPOT. Policemen implement a stricter Comelec checkpoint in Binondo, Manila as the NCRPO deploys 14,000 police and set up more checkpoints in Metro Manila at start of the campaign period on February 12, 2019. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PH receives anti-bomb gear from Japan

Feb 12, 2019 - 4:59 PM

The anti-bomb equipment will be distributed to police explosive and ordnance units across the Philippines. Check them out here.

NEW EQUIPMENT. PNP gets anti-bomb suits, ballistic helmets and shields from Japan. PNP photo

PNP defends invite for Bong Go: We didn't say vote for him

Feb 12, 2019 - 2:50 PM

'Remember, wala kaming sinasabi sa kanila na kung sino dapat iboto nila,' says Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde

EARLY CAMPAIGN? Senatorial candidate Bong Go is welcomed in national police headquarters Camp Crame a day before the official campaign period for the 2019 elections. PNP photo

PNP: 701 election hotspots as 2019 campaign period begins

Feb 12, 2019 - 1:15 PM

These account for 42.9% of all cities and municipalities in the Philippines

MORE HOTSPOTS. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde says they will adjust their deployment according to the hotspot list for the 2019 elections. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'Walang dignity': PNP urged to loosen 'excessive' security for De Lima

Feb 11, 2019 - 6:19 PM

Supporters of Leila de Lima want the senator to be transported to and from Camp Crame 'with dignity'

TOO MUCH? Police flank detained Leila de Lima as she is escorted back to Camp Crame from a court hearing. Photo from Sister Mary John Mananzan

Active AFP, PNP, PCG personnel to get 20% bus fare discount

Feb 11, 2019 - 2:20 PM

The uniformed personnel only need to present a valid ID as proof of active service

An MMDA traffic enforcers stoped suspected colorum buses plying along EDSA in Pasay City on August 7, 2014, for questioning. The MMDA has questioned the LTFRB's move to stop traffic enforcers' operations against colorum passenger buses. Photo by: Joel Liporada

PNP honors Senate bet Bong Go on eve of campaign period

Feb 11, 2019 - 1:18 PM

Duterte-aide-turned-Senate-bet Bong Go says he came only as a private citizen and a former secretary

HONORED. Bong GO speaks before a college student-filled Camp Crame field ON Monday, February 11. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

PNP files assault charges vs taho-throwing foreign student

Feb 11, 2019 - 8:53 AM

Chinese fashion student Jiale Zhang faces the risk of imprisonment of at least 4 months

'UNDESIRABLE ALIEN'?. The Philippine National Police seeks both prison and deportation for 23-year-old Jiale Zhang who threw a cup of taho at a cop. Mandaluyong Police photo

Dela Rosa says he has no legal liability for cops' mess during his term

Feb 10, 2019 - 8:00 AM

'Ang aking pananagutan diyan ay konsensiya lamang. Ako'y nakokonsensiya dahil nangyayari 'yan during my time, says former Philippine National Police chief and now senatorial candidate Ronald dela Rosa

BuCor director Ronald dela Rosa in a media interviews before filing their Certificate of Candidacy at he Comelec office in Manila on October 12, 2018. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Bottled-up emotions: Netizens slam liquids ban in train stations

Feb 08, 2019 - 10:37 AM

'Are tears banned too?' an irate netizen asks Metro Manila's train officials

CA junks petition vs PNP profiling of ACT members

Feb 07, 2019 - 5:47 PM

The Court of Appeals' 11th Division cites 'infirmities' in the petition of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers

JUNKED. The Court of Appeals dismisses a motion by a casino company. File photo from CA website

Bangsamoro plebiscite 'peaceful,' say military, police

Feb 06, 2019 - 7:07 PM

'Those who had to vote voted. The turnout is quite high. Intimidation [tactics] had minimal effect on the voters,' says military public affairs chief Colonel Noel Detoyato

Army soldiers on Lanao del Norte on February 6, 2019. Photo by Bobby Lagsa

'Main suspect' in Jolo Cathedral bombing surrenders

Feb 04, 2019 - 9:19 AM

(UPDATED) Alias Kamah is identified as the brother of fallen Abu Sayyaf leader Surakah Ingog

AFTERMATH. Two bombs detonate at the Jolo, Sulu cathedral killing civilians hearing mass and Armed Forces personnel who later rushed to rescue survivors. Photo from AFP-WestMinCom

2 killed, P1.9 billion worth of 'shabu' seized in Cavite

Feb 03, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Police say two suspects believed to be Chinese were killed in a shootout during a drug raid in Tanza, Cavite

BIG HAUL. PNP an PDEA agents seize packs of shabu from a Tanza, Cavite warehouse. PNP photo

IN PHOTOS: The pink rooms where cops keep children accused of crimes

Feb 02, 2019 - 6:03 PM

Children accused of crimes stay with cops in these rooms while waiting to be turned over to social welfare offices

SMALL ROOM. The pink room of the Anonas police station only fits two desks for two cops working at a time. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

PNP: Witness accounts suggest suicide bombing in Jolo Cathedral

Feb 01, 2019 - 1:03 PM

A number of witnesses recalled seeing a woman who, they suspect, brought in the first improvised explosive device

SUICIDE BOMBING? The PNP says witnesses saw a woman enter the Jolo cathedral wearing a jacket and a bag before the explosion occurred. Malacanñang photo

Police search for 3 persons of interest in Zamboanga mosque blast

Jan 31, 2019 - 2:00 PM

The Philippine National Police searches for two possible suspects and one possible witness as it investigates the attack

GRENADE ATTACK. A grenade is thrown inside a Zamboanga City mosque where religious leaders were resting on Wednesday, January 30. PNP Zamboanga photo

PNP forms task group to probe killing of NDF consultant

Jan 30, 2019 - 8:09 PM

The Cagayan Valley provincial police chief says they still have no suspect in the killing of Randy Malayao

KILLED. Randy Maglayao was asleep in a bus in Aritao, Nueva Vizcaya, when he was shot and killed.  From Randy Maglayo Facebook account

CAAP opens Heroes' Lounge in 24 airports for cops, soldiers

Jan 30, 2019 - 6:20 PM

The lounge has relaxing interiors, comfortable seats, TVs, and free Wi-Fi

COMFORT. The Laoag International Airport has a colorful interior with comfortable couches for uniformed personnel to use when flying. Photo from CAAP

Blast-ambush kills cop, injures 11 others in North Cotabato

Jan 29, 2019 - 7:12 AM

(UPDATED) Police suspect the communist New People's Army as being behind the attack

ACT Teachers files complaints vs PNP over 'harassment, surveillance'

Jan 28, 2019 - 5:05 PM

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año, Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde, Metro Manila police chief Guillermo Eleazar, and 19 other cops face complaints

ACT Teachers PArtylist on January 28, 2019, show a copy of complaint affidavit of criminal and administrative cases they file before the Ombudsman against PNP chief Oscar Albayalde and DILG Secretary Eduardo Año over the intel list of ACT members. The group says is unconstitutional and violates the Data Privacy Act. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

AFP, PNP on heightened alert after Jolo Cathedral explosions

Jan 27, 2019 - 12:46 PM

'We will use the full force of the law to bring to justice the perpetrators behind this incident,' says Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana

THE WOUNDED. Hospital staff attend to the wounds of the Jolo cathedral bombing victims. Photo courtesy of PTV

At least 23 dead in Jolo Cathedral bombing

Jan 27, 2019 - 11:11 AM

(11th UPDATE) More than a hundred others are injured in twin explosions at the cathedral on Sunday morning, January 27

IN PHOTOS: Remembering #SAF44, 4 years later

Jan 25, 2019 - 4:58 PM

'It has been 4 years since the tragedy jolted the national police and the entire nation, but the pain brought by this loss has lingers in our hearts,' says PNP chief Oscar Albayalde

Politics eyed as motive behind Mayor Reluya ambush

Jan 23, 2019 - 12:24 PM

San Fernando Mayor Lakambini Reluya is facing only one opponent in her 2019 reelection bid

DEADLINE SET. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde gives Cebu police officials 2 weeks. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

PNP official: Children violating laws ‘mostly from poor families’

Jan 23, 2019 - 8:44 AM

'Madalang sa upper class. Mga from poor families, mga indigent kasi mostly,' says the PNP's anti-violence against women and children chief

CHILDREN AT RISK. Senior Superintendent Angela Rejano says police alone cannot help children that violate the law. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Over 1,600 minors nabbed for rape in 2 years – PNP

Jan 22, 2019 - 4:20 PM

On average, 15 minors suspected of committing rape are taken into custody every week

MINOR 'CRIMINALS'?. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde at a budget briefing in the Senate in 2018 Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PNP gets former United Nations officer as new spokesman

Jan 22, 2019 - 8:25 AM

Senior Superintendent Bernard Banac is the new voice for the 190,000-strong Philippine National Police

NEW VOICE. Senior Superintendent Bernard Banac is a former UN officer and commander of Sorsogon police. Photo from Banac's Facebook page

PNP: Over 1,300 children caught for drug violations since 2017

Jan 21, 2019 - 8:38 PM

'Nakita natin as young as 10 years old, these are being used as drug runners,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

THE ENFORCERS. PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde at a press conference at Camp Crame. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Grenade attack vs Cotabato City judge ‘personal’

Jan 21, 2019 - 9:48 AM

Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde says the attack had 'nothing to do' with the plebiscite on the Bangsamoro Organic Law

INSPECTION. Cops scan the Cotabato City house of Judge Angelito Rasalan after the grenade attack. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Police find, defuse grenade near Cotabato City high school

Jan 21, 2019 - 7:50 AM

Cotabato City cops are able to controllably detonate the bomb after clearing the area

LOOK: PNP lists threats to peaceful Bangsamoro plebiscite

Jan 19, 2019 - 6:30 PM

The Philippine National Police is monitoring at least 7 groups that may cause disturbance during the Bangsamoro Organic Law plebiscite

BOL THREATS. The Philippine National Police presents threats to a safe Bangsamoro Organic Law plebiscite. Photos by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

IN VIDEOS: Thousands of cops, soldiers given send-off for Bangsamoro plebiscite duty

Jan 18, 2019 - 4:13 PM

An elaborate ceremony marks the start of intensified deployments for securing the Bangsamoro Organic Law plebiscite

CONCENTRATED. Cops and police gather in Camp Siongco in Awang, Maguindanao for their send-off to protecting the Bangsamoro Organic Law plebiscite. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

AFP, PNP hold lockdown drill in Lanao del Norte ahead of Bangsamoro plebiscite

Jan 18, 2019 - 10:17 AM

Military officials say the unannounced joint exercise is part of preparations to ensure a peaceful, orderly plebiscite

'LOCKDOWN'. Police and soldiers man a checkpoint in Matungao town, Lanao del Norte, during a simulated exercise on January 16, 2019, ahead of the Bangsamoro Organic Law plebiscite. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Teachers’ group goes to Court of Appeals to stop police intel list

Jan 17, 2019 - 3:01 PM

The Alliance of Concerned Teachers and affiliate groups seek a temporary restraining order and for the police memorandum to be declared unconstitutional and void

VIOLATION. Members of ACT Teachers tear copies of the PNP memorandum that orders the compilation of list of members. Photo by Sofia Tomacruz/Rappler

20,000 soldiers, cops to secure Bangsamoro plebiscite

Jan 17, 2019 - 9:25 AM

They are expected to protect around 2.8 million voters in the plebiscite to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law

MORE TROOPS. The police and military will focus on securing the 2.8 million people expected to vote in the Bangsamoro plebiscite. File photo by Bobby Lagsa/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

PNP gets operations man as new SAF chief

Jan 16, 2019 - 2:54 PM

Chief Superintendent Amando Empiso spent his early years in service in the Special Action Force

After cop mauling, lawmaker reminds Garin: ‘We are not high and mighty’

Jan 14, 2019 - 6:39 PM

Former ranking policeman and now Pangasinan 2nd District Representative Leopoldo Bataoil defends members of the Philippine National Police

DEFENDING PNP. Pangasinan 2nd District Representative Leopoldo Bataoil delivers a privilege speech on January 14, 2019. Screenshot from the House's YouTube account

Fired over drugs? PNP says Bacolod ex-police chief not in drug list

Jan 14, 2019 - 12:40 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte earlier ordered the sacking of Senior Superintendent Francisco Ebreo after claiming he was involved in the drug trade

VALIDATION NEEDED? Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde at the regular Camp Crame press briefing. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

DFA passport data loss 'national security threat' – PNP

Jan 14, 2019 - 11:19 AM

'Not only is it a threat to national security but also a threat to our identities,' says Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde

SECURITY THREAT. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde says the police is ready to assist the DFA in its probe on the alleged data theft. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler