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In 2018, 34 Chinese were kidnapped. This year, that number rose to 58.
Corporal Herjonner Soller is sacked as an intelligence operative of the Marikina City Police unit and is placed in a holding unit, putting him on 'floating status'
Police rescue 5 girls aged 5 to 15 from the woman suspect
Philippine National Police officer-in-charge Lieutenant General Archie Gamboa also orders cops to 'preposition' themselves near high-risk areas along coastlines and riverbanks
'He did not die in vain. His death gave new meaning to the undying line in the PNP Hymn 'ihandog ang iisang buhay',' says Philippine National Police officer-in-charge Lieutenant General Archie Gamboa
'Ako na maghawak,' says President Rodrigo Duterte about the Philippine National Police in the event he can't find an 'honest' cop to helm the force
'No approval from the Prosecutor General nor from the regional prosecutor was sought,' says Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra
In one of the biggest drug busts of the Philippine National Police under President Rodrigo Duterte, 371 kilograms of shabu are seized from a Chinese national in Makati City
The communist party condemns the arrest of Jaime Padilla, a leader of the rebel group’s guerrillas in Southern Luzon
Philippine cops cancel vacation leaves and are set to work overtime to secure the 2019 Southeast Asian Games
'Wala naman tayong nakita na, o wala naman tayong natanggap na mga ulat,' says Philippine National Police spokesman Brigadier General Bernard Banac
The Philippine National Police arrests then immediately releases hundreds of vape users as they have no law as basis to build a case
Like the earlier false claim that said she banned police from carrying firearms during drug ops, the Vice President also did not say these statements
Is vaping allowed in designated smoking areas? The President's foot soldiers are piecing policy puzzles as they go.
'The conduct of SEA games would not be a reason for us to relax and we expect a lot of criminals to take advantage,' says PNP OIC Lieutenant General Archie Gamboa
Asked why cops should arrest vape users if they will not file a case, police OIC Lieutenant General Archie Gamboa says, ‘Just to implement the directive of the President’
The police's Internal Affairs Service, which is mandated to discipline erring cops, currently needs the approval of the Philippine National Police chief to punish them
Central Visayas Police Chief Valeriano De Leon says his policy would be based on Executive Order 26, which bans smoking in public places
The Philippine National Police does not know whether they should also arrest vape users in designated smoking areas because they began without waiting for an executive order
Vice President Leni Robredo's link to the public can help measure the effectiveness of anti-drug operations, says DILG Secretary Eduardo Año
Lieutenant General Archie Gamboa is set to sign the dismissal order of 3 cops accused of extorting P5 million from a potential supplier of thousands of body cameras for the Philippine National Police
The Philippine National Police spends P3 billion to purchase new combat, mobility, and surveillance equipment
The Philippine National Police says permits to carry firearms will be suspended from November 20 to December 14 in Calabarzon, Central Luzon, La Union, and Metro Manila
President Rodrigo Duterte prohibits Vice President and now Inter-Agency Committee on Anti-Illegal Drugs co-chair Leni Robredo from aiding foreign investigations against his so-called war on drugs
'We should have a nationwide information campaign for the public to know about the People’s Law Enforcement Board and encourage them to use it'
Vice President Leni Robredo says she is aware that her job as anti-drugs body co-chair is limited to policy-making: 'At the end of the day, it's the President who calls the shots.'
The Vice President, as new ICAD co-chair, did not give any order that prohibits guns during police operations
At this stage in the drug war, is the PNP ready to be tamed or is it more anxious to cover its ass?
Three cops involved in the extortion case have been sacked
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
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
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.
The summary dismissal proceedings can be completed within 45 days, says Interior Secretary Eduardo Año
Gunmen on a motorcycle shot and killed the police officer as he was driving along Barangay Teachers Village on Tuesday night, November 5
A 'ninja cop' involved in the anomalous 2013 Pampanga buy-bust is dismissed, but over a 2019 anti-drug operation in Antipolo City, Rizal
'There are other officers in his mind,' says Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año
Brigadier General Rafael Santiago Jr is ordered suspended from service for 6 months, says Philippine National Police officer-in-charge Lieutenant General Archie Gamboa
(UPDATED) The President airs suspicions that the police themselves were involved in the killing of Clarin town mayor David Navarro
The Philippine National Police also enlists almost 100,000 civilian volunteers to act as 'force multipliers' in securing Undas 2019
Rappler obtains the personal data sheets of the 3 contenders. Here is what their career histories show.
The Philippine National Police Internal Affairs Service already counts 461 suspects who have died while under police custody. They are not yet done counting.
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'
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.
The 12 fixers face charges for violating the Anti-Red Tape law and the Quezon City Anti-Fixing Ordinance, among others
(3rd UPDATE) Resigned police chief Oscar Albayalde is accused of criminal conduct by his own subordinates at the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group
Another cop in the anomalous buy-bust is only suspended after he is found to have committed a ‘lesser offense’
(UPDATED) All promotions will also be on hold, says Philippine National Police officer-in-charge Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa
It's now up to President Rodrigo Duterte to choose who he wants as his third Philippine National Police chief
Known Davao cop Brigadier General Vicente Danao Jr takes on the highly populated region of Calabarzon after watching over Manila
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