elite cops - updates

Rappler's latest stories on elite cops


SAF dined soldiers on eve of Mamasapano ops

Mar 23, 2015 - 4:08 PM

Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin confirms what Senator Antonio Trillanes IV earlier revealed

OUT OF THE LOOP: 6TH Infantry Division commander Major General Edmundo Pangilinan. Photo by Mark Cristino/Rappler

Jerika Ejercito clarifies her comments about Kris Aquino

Feb 09, 2015 - 6:49 PM

I apologize for being inconsiderate and insensitive but this does not mean it devalues my observation she says

Erap apologizes to Kris for daughter Jerika's FB post

Feb 07, 2015 - 9:18 AM

5x nyang inulit yung salitang SORRY sorry talaga Kris says on Instagram

Jerika Ejercito: Kris Aquino is a bully who 'can't handle the truth'

Feb 05, 2015 - 6:38 PM

She feels entitled to be brutally honest day in day out but obviously cannot handle the truth herself says the daughter of Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada

In hard times, Kris Aquino draws strength from mom Cory

Feb 05, 2015 - 6:04 PM

She never condoned my mistakes but she never lost faith that I could be better Kris says of her late mother

Slain SAF talked about December operation

Feb 02, 2015 - 1:29 PM

One of the slain elite cops had told a friend they were in Masasapano last December 2014 for a similar operation that was eventually cancelled

A neighbor views the coffin of the fallen SAF member. Photo by Dale Israel

Kris Aquino answers comments on PNoy absence at PNP SAF arrival honors

Feb 02, 2015 - 10:55 AM

by continuing to read justsaying posts condemning my brother I will also end up having my justsaying piece Kris says

Aquino and Maguindanao: Demanding decency

Jan 30, 2015 - 7:30 PM

It is utterly disrespectful for the commander in chief to dodge full responsibility over the deaths of 44 police officers who lost their lives in an operation that seems to have been set up to fail

SAF 44: The women they left behind

Jan 30, 2015 - 7:03 PM

Widows and mothers mourn their husbands and sons and plead for justice

WIDOWED WOMEN. Many of the 44 who died in Maguindanao leave behind their wives. Malacañang Photo Bureau

‘Don’t give up,’ commander tells SAF, families

Jan 30, 2015 - 2:36 PM

The acting commander of the PNP SAF defends his relieved superior calling Police Director Getulio Napeñas Jr a ‘good man’ and thanking him for his ‘good leadership’

A black ribbon is tied over the badge of police officers of the QCPD as they sympathise for the 44 slain Special Action Force members on the declared day of mourning on Friday, January 30. Photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Aquino vows justice for SAF 44: 'We will get Usman'

Jan 30, 2015 - 1:47 PM

We cannot allow this to happen again President Benigno Aquino III tells families of the slain PNP SAF troopers

JUSTICE FOR SAF 44. With some coffins behind him, President Benigno Aquino III tries to comfort families of the elite cops killed in a clash with Moro rebels in Maguindanao, at necrological services in  Camp Bagong Diwa on January 30, 2015. Photo by  Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Wife of PNP SAF hero to Aquino: 'Please help us'

Jan 30, 2015 - 12:55 PM

The wife of slain Police Senior Inspector Ryan Pabalinas makes the urgent plea to President Benigno Aquino III in behalf of the families of the fallen PNP SAF 44

‘HELP US.’ Erica, widow of slain Police Special Action Force (SAF) Senior Inspector Ryan Pabalinas relays the appeal of the families of the SAF 44 to President Benigno Aquino III at the necrological services at Camp Bagong Diwa on, January 30, 2015. Photo by  Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Farewell to 'extraordinary warriors’

Jan 30, 2015 - 11:34 AM

Commanding officers of the PNP’s Special Action Force and the army pay tribute to the 44 slain PNP SAF troopers

HOME. Relatives of killed elite Police Special Action Force pay their respect during arrival honors at Villamor Air Base, south of Manila, Philippines, 29 January 2015.  File photo by Dennis M. Sabangan/EPA

How to help the families of the 44 PNP-SAF officers

Jan 30, 2015 - 11:02 AM

Here are some ways to honor the sacrifice of the 44 Special Action Force officers and extend assistance to their kin

A grieving relative of one of the slain SAF member is wheeled past flag-draped coffins during a heroes' welcome at the Villamor Airbase in Pasay City on January 29, 2015. Photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

Maguindanao bloodbath: 3 unanswered questions

Jan 29, 2015 - 2:06 PM

What was the chain of command for this operation?

How to build lasting peace

Jan 28, 2015 - 6:17 PM

Why does it seem so easy for hawks to whip up public support for another all out war?

Marine battalion redeployed to Maguindanao after bloody clash

Jan 28, 2015 - 10:44 AM

It is not in any way related to the recent incident in Central Mindanao says 6th Infantry Division spokesperson Captan Joan Petinglay

File photo of Marines in Sulu

LGUs, soldiers retrieve bodies in Maguindanao

Jan 26, 2015 - 9:16 AM

UPDATED At least 20 commandos survive the carnage says a military spokesman

Philippine police commandoes unload body bags containing the remains of their comrades killed in a clash with Muslim rebels, from a police vehicle to be loaded onto a truck (not pictured) in the town of Mamasapano, on the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on January 26, 2015. Thirty police commandoes were feared dead after Philippine security forces clashed with Muslim rebels in the south, in rare violence that tested a nearly one-year-old peace accord, a rebel official said January 26. AFP PHOTO / Mark Navales