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Policeman, suspect killed in checkpoint shootout in Misamis Oriental

Feb 18, 2020 - 7:02 PM

Staff Sergeant Ronald Caayupan was killed, while Chief Master Sergeant Fernando Maestrado was wounded when the suspects open fire at the police checkpoint

Former spokesman of rights group Karapatan arrested in Davao City

Apr 29, 2019 - 9:11 PM

Kelly Delgado is allegedly found in possession of shabu, according to Lieutenant Colonel Randolph Cabangbang, whose assassination was allegedly plotted by Delgado 9 years ago

IN CUSTODY. Kelly Delgado is arrested at a joint police and military checkpoint in Lasang, Davao City, on April 27, 2019. Photo courtesy of Task Force Davao

Bicol officials deny 'tanim droga' at Naga checkpoints

Sep 02, 2018 - 1:33 PM

'We assure the public that all actions of our law enforcement agencies will be within the bounds of law,' says Naga City official Allen Reondanga

'DISINFORMATION' ALERT. Naga City public information office head Allen Reondanga denies a claim in a 'chain message' saying there will be 'tanim droga' operations (planting of illegal drugs) in checkpoints in Naga City. Screenshot from Reondanga's Facebook account

Researchers find flaw in WhatsApp

Aug 08, 2018 - 9:09 PM

The vulnerability gives a hacker the possibility of intercepting and manipulating messages sent in a group or private conversation as well as a chance to 'create and spread misinformation'

Negros Occidental vice mayor, husband released from police detention

Jan 09, 2018 - 8:25 PM

The provincial prosecutor does not find sufficient evidence to file charges of illegal possession of explosives, firearms, and drugs against Moises Padilla Vice Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia-Yulo her husband

Grenades, firearms found in Negros Occidental vice mayor's car

Dec 21, 2017 - 9:05 AM

Police find the grenades and firearms by the gearshift of the car of Moises Padilla Vice Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia Yulo

Negros Occidental vice mayor harassed at checkpoint, detained

Dec 20, 2017 - 11:49 AM

(UPDATED) Vice Mayor Ella Celestina Garcia-Yulo of Moises Padilla town says Chief Inspector Allan Reloj is getting back at her for abuse of authority and planting of evidence charges previously filed by her supporters

Terror alert 3, Dela Rosa’s friendly call, Gooligan | Evening wRap

Dec 02, 2016 - 9:49 AM

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Dela Rosa: PNP under 'terror alert level 3'

Dec 01, 2016 - 1:36 PM

2ND UPDATE PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa who says checkpoints around the country will be restored makes the announcement days after the bomb try on the US Embassy

SUSPECTS. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa presents 2 suspects in the US embassy bomb try at Camp Crame on December 1, 2106. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Dela Rosa: Heightened alert in malls

Nov 28, 2016 - 2:05 PM

After a bomb is discovered outside the US embassy in Manila Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa says they may revive checkpoints

Mobile checkpoints, air passenger rights, Park Geun-Hye | 6PM wRap

Oct 31, 2016 - 7:55 PM

Watch the 6PM newscast with Maria Ressa

Dela Rosa: Mobile checkpoints to replace fixed ones

Oct 31, 2016 - 2:47 PM

The chief of the PNP says the mobile checkpoints will be random and short lived

POLICE CHECKPOINTS. Quezon City police at a fixed checkpoints in September. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Duterte orders 'unnecessary' checkpoints nationwide dismantled

Oct 29, 2016 - 10:23 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte says checkpoints should be retained in areas where there is a probability or reliable information that wanted suspects are passing through

CHECKPOINT. Members of the Quezon City Police District's Task Force Oplan Sita at a checkpoint along CP Garcia Avenue in Diliman, Quezon City. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

SC reminds cops: Follow rules on warrantless arrests

Sep 20, 2016 - 8:15 AM

The Supreme Court acquits a man from drug charges because police failed to follow proper procedure at a checkpoint in Cebu

ARREST BEFORE SEARCHES. The Supreme Court reminds law enforcers to make sure warrantless arrests are legal lest they risk the dismissal of cases. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Police checkpoints: What is and isn’t allowed

Sep 17, 2016 - 12:00 PM

Rappler visited a checkpoint in Taguig City and spoke to a police officer to find out what is – and isn’t – allowed at police and military checkpoints

Police checkpoints 101: How do checkpoints work?

Sep 17, 2016 - 10:14 AM

For police and military this means increased visibility along major streets and thoroughfares and in crowded places like malls

OPLAN SITA. Members of the Quezon City Police District's Task Force Oplan Sita conduct a random checkpoint along CP Garcia Avenue in Diliman, Quezon City as part of the PNP'™s nationwide full alert following the Davao City bombing. File photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

Dela Rosa orders 24/7 nationwide checkpoints

Sep 09, 2016 - 5:21 PM

The Philippine National Police provides the public with a list of checkpoint procedures and reminds its personnel to observe the general guidelines

CHECKPOINT. Members of the Quezon City Police District's Task Force Oplan Sita conduct a random checkpoint along CP Garcia Avenue in Diliman, Quezon City. Photo by Joel Liporada/Rappler

WATCH: Heightened security in Davao City after blast

Sep 05, 2016 - 6:15 PM

More law enforcers patrol the streets and conduct inspections on the first weekday since the deadly explosion

HummingBad malware affects over 85M Android devices

Jul 05, 2016 - 5:05 PM

For HummingBad malware appropriation the Philippines appears to be the third most affected country with 520 901 people using the malware infected apps

Startup promises to make BPO life a game

May 26, 2016 - 7:53 PM

My Checkpoints creates a work platform that helps workers counter boredom at work by allowing them to play against each other while improving performance along the way

#PHVote: When drought, politics, and firearms mix

Apr 04, 2016 - 12:50 PM

Mindanao has always been every government’s Achilles heel but more so this administration

NPA to candidates: Coordinate with us for 'smooth' campaigning

Apr 04, 2016 - 1:02 AM

The New People s Army sets up checkpoints in Misamis Oriental Bukidnon and Agusan del Norte

INFOGRAPHIC: What to expect at Comelec checkpoints

Jan 12, 2016 - 7:00 PM

This infographic will help you identify a legitimate election period checkpoint and guide you on what to do – or not to do – when you stopped at one

Comelec: Jan 10 is start of election period, gun ban

Jan 10, 2016 - 12:05 AM

The nationwide gun ban and other election related bans will last until June 8 2016

CHECKPOINT. Comelec Chairman Andy Bautista (3rd from right) joins PNP Chief Ricardo Marquez (left) on Saturday, January 9, during the ceremonial opening of the Comelec checkpoints along Katipunan Avenue in Quezon City. Joel Liporada/Rappler

What are not allowed when election period starts January 10

Jan 07, 2016 - 9:10 PM

The election period comes a month earlier this year For the 2016 the Comelec also totally disallows private individuals from applying for a gun ban exemption

#PugadBaboy: Drunk driving law

May 31, 2014 - 5:00 AM

2,900 guns, weapons seized at poll checkpoints

May 04, 2013 - 4:03 PM

The Philippine National Police PNP has arrested nearly 3 000 individuals for violating the election gun ban

Guingona to NPA: Surrender culprits

Apr 29, 2013 - 11:02 AM

Sen Teofisto TG Guingona III says the peace process with the New People s Army must continue

SORRY IS NOT ENOUGH. A file photo of communist guerrillas in northern Mindanao. File photo by Karlos Manlupig

Military holds humanitarian volunteers in Davao Oriental

Apr 21, 2013 - 1:06 AM

They were wrapping up a relief mission in areas affected by Typhoon Pablo and the fact finding on the death of food protest leader

NPA intensifies checkpoints ahead of polls

Apr 18, 2013 - 3:43 PM

The rebel group claims the checkpoints are meant to ensure peaceful conduct of elections in guerrilla zones

REBEL TERRITORY. NPA guerilla fighters performing a military drill somewhere in the mountains of Laak town in Comspotela Valley. Photo by Karlos Manlupig

Checkpoint fails to stop mayor's murder

Jan 23, 2013 - 7:55 PM

While it failed to prevent crime a checkpoint leads to the arrest of a 26 year old suspect in the Quezon City murder of an Isabela town mayor

Purisima returns 'poorly organized' Quezon report

Jan 14, 2013 - 7:28 PM

Philippine National Police Chief Alan Purisima returns the report submitted to him on the shooting in Quezon that killed 13 because it was unclear and badly formatted

PNP Chief Alan Purisima (L) chats with President Benigno Aquino III at Camp Crame in Quezon City on Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012. Photo by Robert Viñas / Malacañang Photo Bureau

Checkpoints: When can police make arrests?

Jan 12, 2013 - 10:16 PM

Aside from guns and weapons what will uniformed men look out for when stopping you at checkpoints?

Stopped at a checkpoint? Know your rights

Jan 12, 2013 - 6:07 PM

Here are practical tips on how to avoid rights abuses at police and military checkpoints

What a Comelec checkpoint looks like

Jan 12, 2013 - 4:08 PM

Know whether checkpoints set up during the election period conform to Comelec requirements

Scared of checkpoints? Know your rights

Apr 12, 2012 - 11:26 AM

Here are 10 points you need to know to avoid abuses in checkpoints