Philippine Constabulary - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Philippine Constabulary


Duterte wants to revive 'militaristic' training for PNP

May 22, 2018 - 6:30 PM

The civilian character of the police force, says President Duterte, has led to 'lousy' individuals joining its ranks

Alejano to Dela Rosa: Craft rules for subpoena powers

Mar 14, 2018 - 8:10 AM

Gary Alejano, a soldier-turned-legislator, is among the sponsors of the now-controversial law that returns to the police the power to issue subpoenas

CONSCIENCE? Gary Alejano, among the authors of a bill that restored subpoena powers to the PNP, says an IRR must be crafted. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Ramos worries about 'lack of consultation' in Duterte gov't

Feb 10, 2017 - 11:56 AM

Referring to his unsolicited advice former president Fidel V Ramos says With all due respect to those concerned it s not Facebook stuff It s the real McCoy because I ve been through it and I ve done it

RAPPLER TALK. Former President Fidel Ramos speaks with Rappler executive editor Maria Ressa

Mining, Duterte, Robredo | Evening wRap

Feb 02, 2017 - 8:38 PM

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Robredo: Reviving PH Constabulary won't solve drug problem

Feb 02, 2017 - 11:49 AM

Vice President Leni Robredo says the government should study models of other countries that have succeeded in the fight against illegal drugs without resorting to violence

NO TO PC. Vice President Leni Robredo opposes the eyed revival of the Philippine Constabulary to lead the drug war. Photo from the Office of the Vice President

Enrile, Lorenzana, Aguirre | Evening wRap

Feb 01, 2017 - 8:41 PM

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Philippine Constabulary, Andanar, ceasefire | Evening wRap

Jan 31, 2017 - 8:31 PM

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Duterte mulls reviving PH Constabulary to lead drug war

Jan 31, 2017 - 2:08 PM

Under the proposal the Philippine Constabulary will be fully manned by military personnel who President Rodrigo Duterte believes are less prone to corruption than the police

BRINGING BACK PC? President Rodrigo Duterte presides over a joint command conference with top PNP and AFP officials. Photo by Ace Morandante/Presidential Photo

The PNP as the people’s oppressors

Jan 24, 2017 - 6:19 PM

With President Duterte covering their backs today’s cops have become greatly emboldened in playing their traditional role as the people’s oppressors

Why PNP's Dela Rosa is against martial law

Dec 11, 2016 - 3:00 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa says he was witness to the abuses of the Philippine Constabulary during martial law

CLASS OF 1986. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa also happens to belong to the first PMA class to graduate after the EDSA revolution. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Marcos burial, ERC officials, Leila de Lima | Evening wRap

Nov 21, 2016 - 10:32 PM

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FVR: Marcos burial an 'insult' to AFP, PNP

Nov 21, 2016 - 3:58 PM

The former president also chides Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos for claiming she was too young to remember Martial Law Was she a little baby? Of course not

Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

Marcos burial, William Brownfield, Donald Trump | 12PM wRap

Nov 15, 2016 - 2:04 PM

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Human rights abuses under Martial Law? Ask Ramos – Imee Marcos

Nov 15, 2016 - 12:09 AM

Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos points out that Fidel Ramos headed the Philippine Constabulary which conducted arrests and other abuses during Martial Law

'ASK HIM.' Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos (right) tells her father's critics to direct their questions to former President Fidel Ramos (left). File photos by Rappler

Lorenzana: 'Let's see if we need to revive Philippine Constabulary'

Sep 27, 2016 - 10:20 PM

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says he has no idea how President Rodrigo Duterte plans to revive the Philippine Constabulary

NO DIRECTIVE YET. Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana says the department has not received formal instructions from President Rodrigo Duterte on the proposed revival of the Philippine Constabulary. Photo by Carmela Fonbuena/Rappler

Dela Rosa favors return of Philippine Constabulary

Sep 26, 2016 - 11:55 AM

UPDATED Ronald dela Rosa the chief of the civilian Philippine National Police says splitting the national force into federal and local cops will result in checks and balances – an important feature in the context of the war on drugs

LOOK BACK: The Philippine Constabulary under Marcos

Sep 21, 2016 - 10:54 AM

President Duterte says he wants to revive the Philippine Constabulary – the law enforcement force that became notorious for human rights abuses during the Martial Law years

MILITARY RULE. President Ferdinand Marcos meets with military leaders for Martial Law instructions. Photo from the Presidential Museum and Library PH

Duterte to revive Philippine Constabulary

Sep 20, 2016 - 7:35 PM

The President says he needs more law enforcers to fight urban terrorism

MORE FORCES NEEDED? President Rodrigo Duterte arrives at the Villamor Airbase in Pasay City to attend the 48th anniversary of the 250th Presidential Airlift Wing on September 13. File photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Tagaligtas: Pain, pride, and the PNP SAF

Mar 06, 2015 - 3:42 PM

The PNP s Special Action Force an elite police unit forged in the first years of a revolution and several coup tries soldiers through its biggest crisis yet

ELITE FORCE. PNP SAF troopers during the 2013 Zamboanga siege. Rappler file photo

Palace: Sarmiento stays as chair of HR claims board

Feb 17, 2014 - 6:55 PM

A check made by Rappler shows the 8 other claims board appointees have background on human rights work