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Albayalde to officials on drug list: Winning polls won't clear your name

May 15, 2018 - 12:30 PM

'[Hindi] porke nanalo na sila ay excused na sila sa ilegal na droga,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

WARNING. PNP chief Albayalde in a Camp Crame interview with Rappler. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Dela Rosa: I want to run for senator, but...

May 09, 2018 - 7:35 PM

'Ako, Senado, kung ako'ng masusunod ah,' says Bureau of Corrections chief Ronald dela Rosa after being asked to choose between running for senator or governor

SENATOR 'BATO'? Ronald dela Rosa at his first flag raising ceremony as Bureau of Corrections chief. Sourced photo

Facebook bashers face PNP chief Albayalde in Camp Crame

May 08, 2018 - 4:40 PM

One of the bashers who were summoned but did not show up is a police academy classmate of Director General Oscar Albayalde's own aide

BASHERS. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde'€™s Facebook critics. Sourced photo

PNP wants due process for officials in PDEA drug list

May 07, 2018 - 12:35 PM

'While we support the release of the drug watch list, we should also give at least due process sa mga tao na ito,' says Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

DUE PROCESS. Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Oscar Albayalde at a press conference at Camp Crame. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Albayalde announces 'drug test challenge' for barangay, SK bets

May 07, 2018 - 11:29 AM

To complete the challenge, officials need to get their tests from the Department of Health, not from their trusted private health clinics

CHALLENGE BEGINS. PNP chief Albayalde dares barangay and SK candidates to undergo drugs tests. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PNP preparing intel-driven 'Oplan' vs terrorism

Apr 24, 2018 - 9:49 PM

The Oplan is confidential as publishing will predictably compromise the counterterrorism operations it organizes

COUNTERTERROR PLAN. PNP chief Oscar Albayalde says they've been busy preparing a campaign plan against terrorism

Albayalde's biggest fear: Disappointing Duterte, Filipinos

Apr 24, 2018 - 3:53 PM

'I am not here to please anybody or to please everybody. But what I can assure you is I will do my best,' Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde also says in his Rappler Talk interview

Drug campaign files ready, PNP just waiting for Duterte nod to share

Apr 24, 2018 - 3:44 PM

The Supreme Court has been asking for the documents since December 2017

DRUG FILES READY. PNP chief Albayalde speaks to Rappler in Camp Crame. Photo by Angie de Silva

Rappler Talk: Oscar Albayalde on maintaining momentum in PNP

Apr 24, 2018 - 2:24 PM

Watch Rappler's one-on-one interview with Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde on Tuesday, April 24

5 challenges for new PNP chief Oscar Albayalde

Apr 22, 2018 - 6:15 PM

Here are obstacles that outlasted Ronald dela Rosa. Now, it's Oscar Albayalde's turn to face them.

Police kill 13 drug suspects on Albayalde's first day as PNP chief

Apr 20, 2018 - 3:35 PM

Bulacan police conduct a 'Province-wide Simultaneous Operations on Illegal Drugs' a renamed version of the PNP's One-Time Big-Time Operations

13 DEAD. The Bulacan Provincial Police Office conducts simultaneous anti-illegal drugs operations. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

New PNP chief Albayalde: 'How I wish I could be like Dela Rosa'

Apr 20, 2018 - 2:56 PM

'Nakita mo kung gaano siya kalapit sa mga tao. How I wish I could also be like that,' Albayalde says in his first press conference

NEW CHIEF. PNP Change of Command Ceremony on April 19,2018. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Albayalde questions EU Parliament resolution vs EJKs in Philippines

Apr 20, 2018 - 10:23 AM

'I don't know where [they're] coming from,' says new Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

NEW CHIEF. Oscar Albayalde questions the basis of the European Parliament resolution. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

FULL TEXT: PNP chief Oscar Albayalde's inaugural speech

Apr 20, 2018 - 7:28 AM

'I do not expect your loyalty to me, but I will exact obedience from you. I may be tough, but I am fair,' Director General Oscar Albayalde says as he addresses the 180,000-strong Philippine police force

PNP CHIEF. Oscar Albayalde salutes to his predecessor Ronald dela Rosa in the PNP Change of Command ceremony at Camp Crame. All photos by Angie de Silva/Rappler

New PNP chief Albayalde vows to continue 'low-key but stern' leadership

Apr 20, 2018 - 12:48 AM

'I may be tough but I am fair,' says new Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde

NEW PNP CHIEF. Director Oscar Albayalde delivers his inaugural speech in Camp Crame. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte hails Dela Rosa for 'unprecedented accomplishments' as PNP chief

Apr 19, 2018 - 7:11 PM

'Through his visionary leadership, General Dela Rosa was able to steer our police force to great heights in the past 21 months,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

TRUSTED COP. President Duterte troops the line in Camp Crame with Ronald dela Rosa. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Albayalde wants nationwide surprise inspections on police stations

Apr 19, 2018 - 5:19 PM

'I will not demand of you what I cannot demand of myself,' new Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde tells provincial commanders and city directors in his inaugural speech

NEW CHIEF. Oscar Albayalde is known for his strict leadership. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

P59.8-M SAF allowance mess 'litmus test' for Albayalde – Año

Apr 19, 2018 - 3:53 PM

'This should be his first priority and will serve as litmus test on how he will carry out the internal cleansing program within the police organization,' says DILG OIC Eduardo Año, as the new Philippine National Police chief assumes his post

FORMER AFP CHIEF. DILG OIC Eduardo Año wants incoming PNP chief Oscar Albayalde to solve the SAF allowances issue. Malacañang file photo.

Bato dela Rosa set to bid goodbye to PNP

Apr 15, 2018 - 3:55 PM

Ronald 'Bato' dela Rosa will retire from the police service on Thursday, April 19 – the culmination of a week full of farewells

BATO'S GOODBYE. Ronald dela Rosa is set to give his last goodbyes as PNP chief this week. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Dela Rosa's advice to Albayalde: Love your PNP subordinates

Apr 10, 2018 - 1:55 PM

'You love your subordinates because they will love you in return,' says outgoing Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa

CARE FOR COPS. Outgoing top cop Dela Rosa and incoming top cop Albayalde visit stationed police in Metro Manila. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Año orders Albayalde: Remove 'bad eggs' from PNP

Apr 08, 2018 - 5:02 PM

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año tells incoming Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde to 'go after PNP personnel who are a disgrace to their uniform'

NEW CHIEF. Oscar Albayalde will soon head the Philippine National Police. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Incoming PNP chief Oscar Albayalde aims to discipline police force

Apr 07, 2018 - 1:51 PM

The 180,000-strong Philippine National Police is expected to experience Police Director Oscar Albayalde's much talked-about brand of strictness when he takes over the top post in Camp Crame

ON THE GROUND. Incoming PNP chief Oscar Albayalde inspects the police security for the 30th ASEAN Summit near the CCP Complex in Pasay City on April 26, 2017. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Albayalde to retain Oplan Tokhang when he becomes PNP chief

Apr 06, 2018 - 5:24 PM

Albayalde says he will not introduce a new drug war policy in the PNP as he believes the current campaign has yielded 'very good' results

TOKHANG LIVES ON. Incoming police chief Oscar Albayalde will not introduce a new drug campaign policy in the PNP. File photo from House of Representatives

Albayalde to share drug campaign documents with Supreme Court

Apr 06, 2018 - 4:26 PM

This comes after the Supreme Court rejects the PNP's appeal, effectively compelling them to share their drug campaign documents

READY TO SHARE. Incoming PNP chief Oscar Albayalde is willing to share drug campaign documents with the Supreme Court. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Albayalde surprised to be named PNP chief: 'I am not from Davao'

Apr 05, 2018 - 5:56 PM

Oscar Albayalde, currently Metro Manila's police director, says he's elated just being considered for the top PNP post as he was up against contenders who are from the President's home region

NO DAVAO LINK. A native of Pampanga, NCRPO chief Director Oscar Albayalde has never been assigned to Davao City or Davao Region. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Who is Oscar Albayalde, the next PNP chief?

Apr 05, 2018 - 5:02 PM

Remember him? He was the PNP's talking head during preparations for the ASEAN summit in Manila and during the shooting at Resorts World Manila in Pasay

NEXT PNP CHIEF. President Rodrigo Duterte, greeted by Police Director Oscar Albayalde during a visit to Camp Bagong Diwa in this file photo, announces Albayalde as the next chief of the Philippine Nation Police on April 5, 2018. Malacañang photo

Oscar Albayalde is next PNP chief – Duterte

Apr 05, 2018 - 4:27 PM

Oscar Albayalde, current Metro Manila police chief, will take over the post of Ronald dela Rosa

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

PNP to issue 'guidelines' on subpoena powers

Mar 14, 2018 - 5:45 PM

The guidelines will be limited to how policemen will serve subpoenas, says PNP CIDG chief Director Roel Obusan

JUST A VISIT. Cops go around Tondo, Manila to exhibit its relaunched Oplan Tokhang. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Subpoena powers should remain with judiciary, says PNP law author Pimentel

Mar 13, 2018 - 9:01 PM

Republic Act 10973, Pimentel says, reduces the power of the judiciary and puts Filipinos' right to security at risk

NO ABUSE? PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa earlier vowed that they will use their 'conscience' in issuing subpoenas. PNP PIO file photo

No abuse of PNP subpoena powers? How the police will do it

Mar 13, 2018 - 1:07 PM

While PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa vows to stick to the law, grave concern remains because of police abuses in the past, especially during Martial Law

COPS AT THE DOOR. Cops go around Muntinlupa City to knock and plead with drug suspects to surrender. File photo by Adrian Portugal/Rappler

Subpoenas intended for 'wealthy' and 'well-learned' – PNP CIDG chief

Mar 12, 2018 - 9:50 AM

(UPDATED) PNP CIDG chief Roel Obusan quashes fears that the subpoena will be used against the poor and defenseless

CIDG CHIEF. Director Roel Obusan speaks to reporters about the PNP's new subpoena powers in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

No rules to issue subpoenas, 'conscience' is enough – PNP chief Dela Rosa

Mar 12, 2018 - 9:19 AM

(UPDATED) The PNP refuses to put guidelines on issuing subpoenas

DELA ROSA. PNP chief Dela Rosa says 'conscience' is enough when it comes to filing subpoenas. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Davao City does anti-terror drills for possible Maute attacks

Feb 28, 2018 - 1:18 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says the terrorist Maute group wants to retaliate for the setback it got in Marawi City, that's why it is targeting other cities in Mindanao

SIMULATED HOSTAGE-TAKING. The Philippine National Police launches Southern Storm, a series of an anti-terror drills, in Davao City on February 28, 2018. The drills, which will be done in other Mindanao cities, aims to strengthen inter-agency cooperation. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Forever PNP chief? There are 'better officers' to replace me – Dela Rosa

Feb 22, 2018 - 1:34 PM

Ronald dela Rosa says he would rather step down sooner than be PNP chief 'indefinitely' so other 'better' generals could take on the position

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

Dela Rosa vows to serve Duterte until his last breath

Feb 21, 2018 - 4:51 PM

President Duterte wants him to finish what they have started in the fight against illegal drugs, says PNP chief Dela Rosa

MIXED FEELINGS. File photo of PNP Chief Director General Ronald de la Rosa who appointment was extended again. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Dela Rosa's term as PNP chief can be extended indefinitely – Napolcom

Feb 21, 2018 - 4:06 PM

(UPDATED) Napolcom Vice Chairman Rogelio Casurao tells Rappler that under 'present conditions', Ronald dela Rosa can serve as long as the President wants him to, even indefinitely

PNP CHIEF LONGER? Napolcom says the unlifted state of national emergency allows Duterte to extend Dela Rosa as PNP chief for as long as he wants. File photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Duterte to extend Dela Rosa's term 'a little bit longer'

Feb 20, 2018 - 8:45 PM

'I would need somebody still to continue with the reforms,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, explaining why he wants to further extend the term of Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte joins Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda and Philippine National Police Director General Ronald dela Rosa during the turnover ceremony of the 20 units of Mitsubishi Montero Patrol Vehicles at Camp Sergio Osmeña Sr. in Cebu City on February 12, 2018. Also in the photo are Department of Interior and Local Government Officer-in-Charge Eduardo Año Jr. and Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio. ACE MORANDANTE/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Will Dela Rosa get another term extension?

Feb 17, 2018 - 8:08 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte can extend the term of Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa up to January 21, 2019

Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Dela Rosa to cops: Higher pay means no abuse from now on

Jan 18, 2018 - 12:25 PM

'Takot ako mag-balance inquiry, ang daming numero eh. Kung gano'n kalaki ang sweldo mo, gano'n din kalaki ang responsibilidad mo na linisin ang Philippine National Police,' says PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa

HIGHER STANDARDS. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa wants cops to make up for their high pay. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Dela Rosa 'elated' by ranking in Senate race surveys

Jan 04, 2018 - 1:42 PM

PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa says his ranking in the latest surveys on potential senatorial candidates in the 2019 elections reflects the people's 'trust' in him

Sara Duterte joins Magic 12 in 2019 Senate race surveys

Jan 03, 2018 - 8:36 PM

(UPDATED) Presidential daughter Sara Duterte-Carpio joins the list dominated by reelectionist and returning senators

PRESIDENTIAL IN-LAW. Lawyer Manases Carpio (right) with wife, Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte Carpio. Malacañang file photo

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Dec 06, 2017 - 12:03 PM

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Rape cases have gone up since PNP left drug war – Dela Rosa

Nov 17, 2017 - 2:56 PM

'That's a glaring reality,' says PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa

RAPE CASES ON THE RISE. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa (center) tells reporters in Camp Crame on November 17, 2017, that rape cases have been on the rise since the police were taken out of the war on illegal drugs. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Malacañang aspirations? 'Not until I have a mascot,' quips Robredo

Oct 17, 2017 - 4:04 PM

'Natawa ako doon sa statement,' says Vice President Leni Robredo in response to the comment of top cop Ronald dela Rosa that she has presidential ambitions as early as now

TOO MUCH WORK. Vice President Leni Robredo says she has too much work to think about anything other than her anti-poverty program. Photo by OVP

3 conditions when police can join PDEA drug war operations

Oct 16, 2017 - 1:33 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa gives the special circumstances needed when the PNP can join in illegal drug operations

EXCEPTION. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says cops can only join operations if PDEA agents are losing a gunfight. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Drug war critics only a minority – Dela Rosa

Oct 05, 2017 - 8:45 AM

'Huwag kayong mahiya kahit anong criticize nila. You should stand tall and hold your heads high. Dahil alam kong deep inside your heart, yung laman niyan is to serve and protect the Filipino people,' the PNP Chief tells his police

UNFAZED. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa faces the media after their flag ceremony at Camp Crame in Quezon City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

The week in photos: August 19-25, 2017

Aug 26, 2017 - 8:22 AM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

GOOD FOR 3RD. Kaitlin de Guzman scored 12.3 to clinch the bronze medal in beam event of women's artistic gymnastics competition of the 29th SEA Games on August 22, 2017 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Photo by PSC-POC Media

The week in photos: July 29-August 4, 2017

Aug 05, 2017 - 4:00 PM

This week s selection of photo highlights here and around the world

ERUPTION. Hot lava flows down the Mount Sinabung volcano in the night in Karo, North Sumatra, Indonesia on July 30, 2017. Photo by Tibta Pangin/AFP

PNP chief Dela Rosa 'open' to 2019 Senate run

May 11, 2017 - 10:22 PM

From war on drugs to an election run?

TOP COP. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa (center) visits an injured policeman in Manila. File photo