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NCRPO sacks San Juan cops who escorted Mayor Zamora to Baguio

Jun 08, 2020 - 10:31 AM

'I will not condone any wrongdoing of our police officers in the implementation of the community quarantine protocols,' says NCRPO chief Debold Sinas, whose own birthday party violated quarantine rules

DISCIPLINE? NCRPO chief Major General Debold Sinas himself has violated quarantine protocols, allowing his staff to hold a surprise birthday party for him in May 2020. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Trapped in lockdown, Manila's 2nd most wanted arrested in Pangasinan

May 23, 2020 - 9:01 PM

Jenie Dizon Padito is wanted for 2 counts of qualified rape


After birthday backlash, Sinas tells Muslims to keep distance on Eid’l Fitr

May 22, 2020 - 7:53 PM

(UPDATED) 'Wala pa rin pagtitipon kasi 'yun 'yung policy,' says Major General Debold Sinas, who violated the policy himself on his birthday

POINTERS. NCRPO Chief PBGen Debold Sinas answers questions during the press briefing of the Traslacion 2020 at the Pope Benedict building of the Quiapo Church in Manila on January 6, 2020. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

PNP readies criminal charges vs Sinas for birthday gathering

May 14, 2020 - 3:27 PM

Malacañang says administrative sanctions will have to be approved by President Rodrigo Duterte since Major General Debold Sinas is his appointee

VIOLATION? NCRPO chief Major General Debold Sinas parties with cops at Camp Bagong Diwa on May 8, 2020, despite a ban on public gatherings under quarantine. NCRPO photo.

Medialdea wants results of Sinas probe sent to his office

May 14, 2020 - 2:05 PM

Malacañang takes an interest in the Metro Manila police chief's birthday celebration which violated quarantine rules

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte discusses matters with Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea on the sidelines of the Parañaque Integrated Terminal Exchange (PITX) inauguration in Parañaque City on November 5, 2018. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

After apology, Sinas says 'nothing wrong' with birthday party

May 14, 2020 - 9:58 AM

'It would be ungentlemanly kung 'di ko sila hinarap at pinauwi ko sila,' says Metro Manila police chief Major General Debold Sinas

VIOLATION? NCRPO chief Major General Debold Sinas parties with cops at Camp Bagong Diwa on May 8, 2020, despite a ban on public gatherings under quarantine. NCRPO photo.

NCRPO restricts Rappler coverage after story on Sinas birthday party

May 13, 2020 - 6:42 PM

Rappler condemns the move as an attack on press freedom, the right to free speech, and the public's right to know

Sinas says sorry for birthday party during ECQ

May 13, 2020 - 2:03 PM

'I apologize for what transpired during my birthday that caused anxiety to the public. It was never my intention to disobey any existing protocols,' says Metro Manila police chief Major General Debold Sinas

VIOLATION? NCRPO chief Major General Debold Sinas parties with cops at Camp Bagong Diwa on May 8, 2020, despite a ban on public gatherings under quarantine. NCRPO photo.

PNP launches internal probe into Sinas' birthday party during ECQ

May 13, 2020 - 12:36 PM

Top cop General Archie Gamboa orders the PNP Internal Affairs Service to investigate whether Metro Manila's top cop and other police officers broke quarantine rules

VIOLATION? NCRPO chief Major General Debold Sinas parties with cops at Camp Bagong Diwa on May 8, 2020, despite a ban on public gatherings under quarantine. NCRPO photo.

Año: NCRPO chief Sinas' birthday party 'a big no-no'

May 13, 2020 - 10:52 AM

Metro Manila police chief Major General Debold Sinas should have called off the party as soon as it started, says Interior Secretary Eduardo Año

'DELICADEZA.' DILG Secretary Eduardo Año delivers a speech during the Launching of the Inter-Agency Task Force Federalism and Constitutional Reform at Camp Crame on Monday, January 20, 2020. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Crime down in Metro Manila, Central Luzon in first days of lockdown

Mar 22, 2020 - 5:45 PM

The two regions' police offices report lower crime volumes compared to the same days in March 2019

'GHOST TOWN.' The corner of EDSA and Kamuning on March 17, 2020 on the 3rd day of the Metro Manila lockdown. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

Metro Manila police ‘profile’ Muslim students for anti-extremism campaign

Feb 21, 2020 - 12:49 AM

Metro Manila cops gather information on Muslim students in high school and college

IN PRAYER. Muslims pray outside the Golden Mosque in Quiapo, Manila during Eid al-Fitr celebration, marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan, on June 5, 2019. Photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

PNP general who snatched reporter's phone during Traslacion 2020 promoted

Feb 07, 2020 - 8:39 PM

Despite the flak he got from grabbing a journalist's cell phone and ordering a video deleted, Brigadier General Nolasco Bathan is now Metro Manila's third highest police officer

CONDEMNED. Police reporters slam the 'thug-like attitude' of Brigadier General Nolasco Bathan during Traslacion 2020. Photo by Rambo/Rappler

Obese Metro Manila cops ordered to lose weight, NCRPO chief Sinas to lead effort

Jan 29, 2020 - 10:30 AM

‘Lettuce pa more,’ Sinas jests as he and some 700 police under his command embark on a months-long weight loss program

SHAPING UP. Metro Manila police chief Major General Debold Sinas will lead his ranks in losing weight over the next few months to comply with an order from the top brass. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

De Lima hits alleged ban on visits to political prisoners in Camp Bagong Diwa

Dec 26, 2019 - 5:54 PM

Detained Senator Leila de Lima says the alleged ban is a 'blatant violation of the rights of these persons deprived of liberty'

BAN? Senator Leila de Lima slams the alleged visitation ban in Camp Bagong Diwa imposed on families of political prisoners. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Ibon Foundation alarmed over 'police inspection' notice

Nov 08, 2019 - 12:06 AM

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.

Get to know Metro Manila's new police chief Debold Sinas

Oct 16, 2019 - 11:44 AM

Brigadier General Debold Sinas is coming in from Cebu City to take charge of the National Capital Region Police Office. Learn more about him.

NEW CHIEF. Metro Manila's new police chief is coming straight from Cebu City, where he's been for the past year serving as the Central Visayas' regional director. Photo from Police Regional Office-7's Facebook page

Metro Manila's next top cop sees diversity, big population as challenges

Oct 11, 2019 - 2:00 PM

Brigadier General Debold Sinas makes the big leap from director of Central Visayas police regional director based in Cebu City to chief of the premiere NCR police office

NEW CHALLENGE. Brigadier General Debold Sinas will transfer from his post in Cebu City as the regions top cop to take over as Metro Manila's police chief. Photo from Police Regional Office-7's Facebook page

Central Visayas top cop Debold Sinas is next Metro Manila police chief

Oct 10, 2019 - 8:19 PM

Incumbent National Capital Region Police Office chief Major General Guillermo Eleazar is set to become the Philippine National Police's chief of the Directorial Staff

GOING NORTH. Brigadier General Debold Sinas is set to lead the National Capital Region Police Office. Photo from Police Regional Office 7.

NCR task force formed to counter 'front organizations'

Sep 11, 2019 - 5:37 PM

While there is no armed conflict in Metro Manila, the task force deems the capital region to be the hotbed of recruitment and fund generation

FIRST MEETING. The National Capital Region Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict will be engaging schools, labor unions, and the urban poor sectors. Photo by Loreben Tuquero/Rappler

NCRPO chief Eleazar might want to check on this police district director

Aug 12, 2019 - 9:00 PM

This police district director has required the thousands of cops in his jurisdiction to pay P100 each for the renovation of toilets in his headquarters

Bullet that killed 6-year-old came from Caloocan cop – NCRPO

May 02, 2019 - 2:38 PM

Metro Manila police chief Guillermo Eleazar tells Rappler that the bullet that killed Gian Habal matched the pistol of Police Corporal Rocky delos Reyes

CALOOCAN COPS. Trainees of the Caloocan City Police Station stand in formation outside their headquarters. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'Pedophile priest' now under Metro Manila police's custody

Feb 19, 2019 - 3:58 PM

Kenneth Hendricks, the controversial priest who allegedly molested over 50 people in Biliran, is turned over by the immigration bureau to the police

Police want foreign student deported over MRT taho incident

Feb 10, 2019 - 10:10 PM

The National Capital Region Police Office will recommend that Jiale Zhang be tagged as an 'undesirable alien'

DOH declares measles outbreak in Metro Manila

Feb 06, 2019 - 4:41 PM

(UPDATED) The DOH Epidemiology Bureau reports that from January 1 to 19, the number of measles cases in NCR has reached 196 – much higher than the 20 cases recorded during the same period in 2018

OUTBREAK. The health department declares a measles outbreak in Metro Manila on February 6. Image via Shutterstock

NCRPO: We won't use ACT teachers list illegally

Jan 07, 2019 - 8:03 AM

'Kung walang problema, walang dapat ikatakot. Wala kaming gagawin na ilegal,' says NCRPO chief Director Guillermo Eleazar

MEMO LEAKED. NCRPO chief Director Guillermo Eleazar says the intelligence memorandum will not lead to any illegal actions by the police force. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Metro Manila police chief asks Davao cops to 'LBC' Trillanes arrest warrant

Dec 07, 2018 - 5:42 PM

Metro Manila police chief Guillermo Eleazar has also ordered local cops to monitor Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

WARRANTING A DELIVERY. Metro Manila police chief Guillermo Eleazar is asking for the warrant to arrest Senator Antonio Trillanes IV to be delivered from Davao through a courier. File photo of Eleazar from Darren Langit/Rappler

Kinatawan ng NCR pambansang kampeon ng ‘Iispel Mo!’ 2018

Nov 30, 2018 - 9:10 PM

Nanguna si Angel Mayhe Gueco sa taunang spelling bee sa Filipino, na idinaraos ng Komisyon sa Wikang Filipino tuwing kaarawan ni Gat Andres Bonifacio

WAGI. Panalo si Angel Mayhe Gueco (panglima sa likod mula kaliwa) ng National Capital Region sa 'Iispel Mo!' 2018 sa Unibersidad ng Pilipinas noong Nobyembre 30, 2018. Larawan ni Gethsemani Cindy Gorospe/Rappler

Cops arrest 4 Chinese over gruesome killing in Makati condo

Nov 23, 2018 - 3:47 PM

Police identify the victim as 26-year-old Chinese Wang Yalei

LINEUP. Composite photo of the 4 suspects in the murder of Wang Yalei. Photos from Makati police.

Eleazar: No surveillance inside schools over Red October plot

Oct 06, 2018 - 5:20 PM

Police Director Guillermo Eleazar says he will consult with the Commission on HIgher Education on any steps Metro Manila police would take

STOP RED-TAGGING. Militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan picket the headquarters of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in Quezon City on October 2, 2018, denouncing the allegations made by the military against critics of the Duterte administration. Photo by Maria Tan/Rappler

Police file criminal complaint vs blogger Drew Olivar at DOJ

Sep 27, 2018 - 7:28 PM

Police complete gathering their digital evidence against Mocha Uson’s co-vlogger who spread a fake bomb threat during rallies that remembered Martial Law

BOMB THREAT. Blogger Drew Olivar faces a criminal complaint over a fake bomb threat posted on Facebook. Screenshot from Olivar's video blog

DOH reports 1,227 leptospirosis cases so far in Metro Manila

Aug 22, 2018 - 2:08 PM

This is a 358% increase from the 268 recorded cases during the same period in 2017

FLOODED. A boy swimming in flood water along 9 de Febrero in Mandaluyong after heavy rain due to Typhoon Domeng. File photo by Rob Reyes/Rappler

Retired cop on Duterte drug list shot dead

Aug 05, 2018 - 1:55 PM

Retired Police Superintendent Roberto Palisoc is killed by unidentified gunmen

ONGOING INVESTIGATION. The PNP's homicide section is still investigating the shooting of retired police officer Roberto Palisoc. File photo by Rappler

Erap Estrada is richest Metro Manila mayor in 2017

Jul 25, 2018 - 7:41 PM

Meanwhile, Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte is the wealthiest vice mayor in Metro Manila, according to their Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth

MAYOR ERAP. Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada is the wealthiest mayor in Metro Manila in 2017. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

NCRPO launches hotline for reports on erring cops, crimes

Jun 29, 2018 - 3:24 PM

The National Capital Region Police Office assures the public of prompt response to reports and complaints made through its official hotline

NCRPO HOTLINES. TOp col Director General Osar Albayalde (2nd, left) and NCPRO director Cief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar at the launch of the Team-NCRPO official hotlines on June 29, 2018. Photo from NCRPO

FACT CHECK: Metro Manila, not PH, recorded 30% crime dip in May 2018

May 31, 2018 - 10:09 PM

(UPDATED) Nonetheless, police data shows that the Philippines saw a 21.8% decrease in index crimes in the first 11 months of 2017 versus the same period in 2016

PNP to form group vs Caloocan riding-in-tandem shooters

Apr 28, 2018 - 8:43 PM

Metro Manila police chief Director Camilo Cascolan says it will be a small group predominantly composed of cop operatives

READY FOR SHOOTERS. Quezon City cops accept motorcycles from the city government to fight riding-in-tandem killers. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

New Metro Manila police slogan: 'We are pro-poor and pro-weak'

Apr 25, 2018 - 7:25 PM

'I don't care if you are wearing shorts, tsinelas.... I will prioritize you,' says new Metro Manila police chief Camilo Cascolan

NEW SLOGAN. Metro Manila police chief Director Camilo Cascolan speaks in Camp Bagong Diwa. Photo from NCRPO

Rappler Talk: Camilo Cascolan on policing Metro Manila

Apr 25, 2018 - 2:54 PM

Watch Rappler's one-on-one interview with National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Camilo Cascolan on Wednesday, April 25

NCR lords over Palarong Pambansa field for 14th straight year

Apr 21, 2018 - 3:21 PM

The Big City bets amass 100 gold medals as Southern Tagalog-Calabarzon and Western Visayas round out the top 3

NCR shores up gold-medal haul to seal top spot in Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 20, 2018 - 12:50 PM

Calabarzon and Western Visayas figure in tight race for second spot

Western Visayas, Calabarzon battle for 2nd spot as NCR pulls away in Palaro medal race

Apr 19, 2018 - 9:01 PM

Powerhouse Metro Manila virtually seals No. 1 with 42 gold medals heading into the final stretch

Next Metro Manila police chief one of authors of Oplan Tokhang

Apr 19, 2018 - 10:56 AM

Director Camilo Cascolan is currently the chief of the PNP Directorate for Operations, the office behind operational plans of the 180,000-strong police force

NEXT NCRPO CHIEF. Camilo Cascolan is a classmate of Oscar Albayalde and Ronald dela Rosa at the Philippine Military Academy. Rappler screengrab

Still no stopping NCR in the Palarong Pambansa 2018 medal chase

Apr 18, 2018 - 7:35 PM

After the third day of action, Metro Manila gets a firm hold of the lead with 26 gold medals

Vigan manages logistical nightmare that is Palarong Pambansa 2018

Apr 17, 2018 - 9:58 PM

Vigan Mayor Juan Carlo Medina said that his city has only 47 hotels with 1,015 rooms or a maximum capacity of 4,738. There are 17,000 athletes in Palaro 2018.

Cagayan, NCR share top spot after Palarong Pambansa Day 1

Apr 16, 2018 - 11:34 PM

Both Cagayan Valley and the National Capital Region have each earned two gold medals as of April 16 at the Palarong Pambansa 2018

MEDAL TALLY LEADERS. Cagayan Valley athletes stretch before their competition at the President Elpidio Quirino Stadium on April 16, 2018. Photo by Raymon Dullana/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

PNP official arrested after revealing identity in casino quarrel

Apr 04, 2018 - 10:00 PM

Superintendent Adrian Antonio is the administrative officer of the PNP's Directorate for Operations, which creates anti-crime campaigns. Public officials like Antonio are barred from going to casinos.

CAUGHT ON CAMERA. Superintendent Aldrin Antonio plays baccarat at a Parañaque casino. Photo courtesy of NCRPO Southern Police District

Police generals won't be spared in Albayalde's sacking spree

Mar 31, 2018 - 1:45 PM

NCRPO chief Director Oscar Albayalde says he would fire non-performing district directors under his supervision

NCRPO CHIEF. Director Oscar Albayalde at the resumption of the joint hearing of the House Committees on Public Order and Safety, Games and Amusement, and Tourism on the RWM tragedy. File photo courtesy of House of Representatives

Caloocan police chief sacked over 'unsolved' cases

Mar 26, 2018 - 6:35 PM

(UPDATED) Senior Superintendent Jemar Modequillo is relieved from his post as Caloocan City police chief

SACKED. Senior Superintendent Jemar Modequillo is relieved from his post. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler