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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

Scepticism as Myanmar announces repatriation of first Rohingya family

Apr 15, 2018 - 10:38 AM

(UPDATED) Bangladesh and Myanmar are supposed to begin repatriation in January but the plan is repeatedly delayed as both sides blame the other for a lack of preparation

REFUGEE. File photo of fleeing Rohingya refugees rests under a makeshift shelter near Ukhiya on the Bangladesh border on August 27, 2017, after violence erupted in bordering Myanmar's Rakhine state. AFP PHOTO / Sam JAHAN

Myanmar minister makes landmark visit to Rohingya camp

Apr 11, 2018 - 6:25 PM

This is the first time a Myanmar cabinet member visits the fetid and overcrowded camps since a military crackdown that began last Augustsome 700,000 of the Muslim minority to flee to Bangladesh

HISTORIC VISIT. Myanmar Social Welfare Minister Win Myat Aye (center) talks to Rohingya refugees during his visit to the Kutupalong refugee camp in Bangladesh's Ukhia district on April 11, 2018. A Myanmar minister on April 11 toured one of the Bangladesh camps struggling to provide for some one million Rohingya Muslims, the first such visit since a Myanmar army crackdown sparked a massive refugee crisis. Photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

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

Myanmar events 'bear hallmarks of genocide': UN rapporteur

Mar 13, 2018 - 12:09 AM

'I am becoming more convinced that crimes committed... bear the hallmarks of genocide, and call in the strongest terms for accountability,' says the report to the UN Human Rights Council

MYANMAR SITUATION. United Nations (UN) Special Rapporteur to Myanmar Yanghee Lee looks on at a press conference after addressing her report before the Human Rights Council in Geneva on March 12, 2018. AFP

U.S. Holocaust Museum strips rights award from Myanmar's Suu Kyi

Mar 08, 2018 - 11:08 AM

The Museum says it is rescinding the award due to Aung San Suu Kyi's inaction over what it called 'mounting evidence of genocide' committed by the Myanmar military against civilians from the Rohingya minority

EMPOWERMENT. Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi tells business leaders at the ASEAN Business and Investment Summit on November 12, 2017, that women should be given more decision-making roles. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Fairview police chief sacked after subordinate tests positive for drugs

Mar 06, 2018 - 4:55 PM

The drug test results of Police Officer 1 Gabby Bulan lead to the sacking of two of his police bosses, including the station chief, Superintendent Tomas Nuñez

QCPD CHIEF. Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar briefs Quezon City police on new drug war guidelines. File photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

'Ethnic cleansing' of Myanmar's Rohingya continues – UN

Mar 06, 2018 - 2:48 PM

'The ethnic cleansing of Rohingya from Myanmar continues. I don't think we can draw any other conclusion from what I have seen and heard in Cox's Bazar,' says UN Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Andrew Gilmour

PLIGHT OF THE ROHINGYA. This picture taken on November 26, 2017, shows Rohingya Muslim refugees looking on near the Kutupalong refugee camp at Cox's Bazar. File photo by Ed Jones/AFP

PNP to fire police officials with subordinates linked to drugs

Jan 23, 2018 - 5:26 PM

This 'one strike policy' for negligent police chiefs is included in the new drug war guidelines of the Philippine National Police

ONE STRIKE POLICY. PNP will sack ranking cops who have juniors linked to drugs. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Pope Francis sidesteps Rohingya crisis in Myanmar address

Nov 28, 2017 - 7:45 PM

Sharing a stage with Myanmar's leader Aung San Suu Kyi in the capital Naypyidaw, the Pontiff does not address the Rohingya crisis head-on, instead he tip-toes around the unfolding humanitarian emergency

FIRST SPEECH. Pope Francis reads a speech during an event in Naypyidaw on November 28, 2017. Photo by Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

'Butcher of Bosnia' faces historic war crimes verdict

Nov 21, 2017 - 10:25 AM

The judgement and possible sentencing before the Yugoslav war crimes court in The Hague marks the culmination of a case spanning 22 years against Ratko Mladic

THE 'BUTCHER' NOW. This file photo taken on May 16, 2012 shows former Bosnian Serb army chief Ratko Mladic siting at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) in The Hague before the opening of his war crimes trial. Toussaint Kluiters/Pool/AFP

Myanmar troops systematically gang-raped Rohingya women – UN envoy

Nov 12, 2017 - 10:33 PM

Many of these atrocities 'could be crimes against humanity,' says UN envoy Pramila Patten

MINORITY. Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar, who tried to cross the Naf river into Bangladesh to escape sectarian violence, are kept under watch by Bangladeshi security officials in Teknaf on December 25, 2016. AFP file photo   Border Guard Bangladesh (BGB) personnel have intercepted 34 boats carrying some 340 Rohingyas at border points near Cox's Bazar. / AFP PHOTO / STR

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Oct 27, 2017 - 12:36 PM

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Oct 27, 2017 - 10:37 AM

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Año, Dela Rosa to focus on eliminating police scalawags

Oct 27, 2017 - 8:21 AM

Police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa says he 'very much welcomes' the appointment of newly retired Armed Forces chief General Eduardo Año to supervise the police

NEW JOB. Newly retired AFP chief General Eduardo Año will supervise the police

Over 600,000 Rohingya have fled to Bangladesh, UN says

Oct 22, 2017 - 11:50 PM

Authorities in Bangladesh are bracing for another possible surge in Rohingya arrivals

Rohingya Muslim refugees wait to receive food distributed by a Turkish aid agency at Thaingkhali refugee camp in Ukhia on October 21, 2017. Thousands of Rohingya Muslims stranded near Bangladesh's border this week after fleeing violence in Myanmar have finally been permitted to enter refugee camps after "strict screening", officials said on Ocotber 19. / AFP PHOTO / TAUSEEF MUSTAFA

14,000 lone children among Rohingya refugees – Bangladesh

Oct 15, 2017 - 9:24 PM

'Majority of them said they lost one or both parents in the violence in Rakhine,' says Bangladesh's social services department deputy director

ETHNIC CLEANSING. Myanmar Rohingya refugees look on in a refugee camp in Teknaf, in Bangladesh's Cox's Bazar, on November 26, 2016. File photo by Munir Uz Zaman/AFP

High-ranking cop fired for sniffing shabu

Oct 07, 2017 - 1:40 PM

Police Superintendent Lito Cabamongan is fired after the PNP's Internal Affairs Service found him guilty of grave misconduct

FIRED. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa confronts Superintendent Lito Dumandan Cabamongan. File photo from PNP PIO

Dela Rosa to sacked Caloocan cops: 'I am still very proud of you'

Oct 02, 2017 - 4:15 PM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa still believes in the goodness of the former Caloocan City policemen

RETRAINING. 1,157 former cops of Caloocan City on their first day of retraining and reorientation at the NCRPO in Taguig City on October 2, 2017. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Dela Rosa wants 'kuyog culture' in PNP to stop bad cops

Sep 20, 2017 - 1:10 PM

At a time when police are under fire over glaring irregularities, PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa asks good cops to stand up to bad ones

'KUYOG CULTURE'. PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa want good cops to stand up to cleanse out bad ones. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

DILG to revive probe of local officials with drug links

May 15, 2017 - 4:47 PM

The department plans to pick up where Task Force Agila left last March It may need to investigate local officials also on issues of criminality and corruption

Myanmar army chief compares Rohingya crackdown to N. Ireland

May 12, 2017 - 9:37 PM

The military campaign leaves hundreds of Rohingya dead and forced some 75 000 to flee across the border to Bangladesh bringing harrowing accounts of rape torture and mass killings by soldiers

File photo of Rohingya migrants AFP PHOTO/ Romeo Gacad

Suu Kyi denies ethnic cleansing of Myanmar minority

Apr 06, 2017 - 8:23 AM

Suu Kyi to BBC: I don t think there is ethnic cleansing going on I think ethnic cleansing is too strong an expression to use for what is happening

In this file photo, Aung San Suu Kyi attends the National League for Democracy (NLD) party's Central Committee meeting in Yangon on June 20, 2015. Ye Aung Thu/AFP

387 Metro cops undergo retraining at Camp Crame

Feb 04, 2017 - 6:35 PM

This is in line with the PNP s internal cleansing efforts says the NCRPO

DISCIPLINARY TRAINING. Philippine police salute at Camp Crame in Quezon City. File photo by Jay Directo/AFP

Lacson blames Duterte for allowing PNP to do 'practically anything'

Feb 03, 2017 - 9:47 AM

The senator says reforms in the police force will depend heavily on its leadership

PNP REFORM. President Rodrigo Duterte speaks to top PNP officials during PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa's birthday celebration inside Camp Crame. File photo by Alfred Frias/Presidential Photo

Negotiator in Zamboanga siege leads PNP 'internal cleansing'

Jan 31, 2017 - 3:54 PM

Senior Superintendent Chiquito Malayo is picked to head a task force that will probe scalawags in the PNP

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Jul 25, 2014 - 5:00 AM

'Catastrophe of unspeakable proportions' in Central Africa

Feb 13, 2014 - 2:12 PM

UN commissioner for refugees: Massive ethno religious cleansing is continuing Shocking barbarity brutality and inhumanity have characterized this violence

UNFETTERED VIOLENCE. Members of the Central African Armed Forces (FACA) lynch a man suspected of being a former Seleka rebel on February 5, 2014, in Bangui. Issouf Sanogo/AFP

'Ethnic cleansing' taking place in Central Africa – Amnesty

Feb 12, 2014 - 9:51 AM

The rights group said it had documented at least 200 killings of Muslim civilians by Christian militia groups known as the anti balaka

CHAOS IN BANGUI. Looters run for cover as they hear rifle shots near the 'Reconciliation crossroad' in Bangui, on January 11, 2014. Eric Feferberg/AFP

Surviving the 10-Day Lemon Juice Cleanse

Jan 25, 2014 - 11:30 AM

Going on the Master Cleanse isn t only about losing pounds; it s a kind of bootcamp for the mind and body

WHEN LIFE GIVES YOU LEMONS. Could the lemon juice cleanse cleanse really improve wellness?

Delivered diets: Weight loss tool, wellness alternative

Jan 11, 2014 - 1:38 PM

Paying for someone to prepare healthy food for your diet can be convenient But is it worth it?

PACKAGED HEALTH. Eat it at home or take it to go.