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Policing a pandemic: Philippines still stuck with drug war blueprint

May 01, 2020 - 6:21 PM

The human rights abuses reported during the lockdown stem from a culture of impunity that has dominated the country since the violent drug war began in 2016

PNP Deputy Chief of Operations LtGen Guillermo Eleazar together with the PNP-SAF visits the Blumentritt Market in Manila on April 21, 2020. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

DILG panel to file administrative charges vs 13 'ninja cops'

Nov 06, 2019 - 12:49 PM

The summary dismissal proceedings can be completed within 45 days, says Interior Secretary Eduardo Año

NEW EVIDENCE. The DILG-Napolcom joint review committee has found new evidence to merit administrative cases against the 13 'ninja cops' in the 2013 Pampanga anti-drug operation. Photo by Gerard Carreon/Rappler

COA wants Napolcom to stop paying personnel dietary benefits

Jun 12, 2019 - 2:07 PM

It turns out that there are 6 other types of allowances worth P51.22 million that COA had recommended be stopped in recent years, but Napolcom did not comply

LOOK: Candidates' illegal campaign posters taken down

Mar 02, 2019 - 10:55 PM

Government workers from the DPWH, MMDA, PNP, and Comelec take down the illegal campaign materials to prevent danger to lives and properties

ILLEGAL TARPAULINS. Campaign paraphernalia of former presidential assistant and now senatorial candidate Bong Go are dismantled by a team from the Comelec, the PNP, and MMDA on February 28, 2019. All photos by Jire Carreon/Rappler

P95 million scholarship funds for kin of killed, injured cops unused – COA

Jul 09, 2018 - 7:28 PM

The amount is an accumulation of what the National Police Commission has failed to use for eligible scholars in the families of policemen who died or became incapacitated

MILLIONS UNUSED. The COA flags P95.2 million worth of scholarship funds intended for kin of cops killed and incapacitated from missions. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

PNP to recruit 2,500 SAF troopers

Feb 22, 2018 - 5:30 PM

Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa says the new commandos will be tasked to prevent terrorist attacks in the country

'TAGALIGTAS'. PNP-SAF troopers deployed to Marawi get a heroes' welcom as they walk to Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

Dela Rosa vows to serve Duterte until his last breath

Feb 21, 2018 - 4:51 PM

President Duterte wants him to finish what they have started in the fight against illegal drugs, says PNP chief Dela Rosa

MIXED FEELINGS. File photo of PNP Chief Director General Ronald de la Rosa who appointment was extended again. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Dela Rosa's term as PNP chief can be extended indefinitely – Napolcom

Feb 21, 2018 - 4:06 PM

(UPDATED) Napolcom Vice Chairman Rogelio Casurao tells Rappler that under 'present conditions', Ronald dela Rosa can serve as long as the President wants him to, even indefinitely

PNP CHIEF LONGER? Napolcom says the unlifted state of national emergency allows Duterte to extend Dela Rosa as PNP chief for as long as he wants. File photo by King Rodriguez/PPD

Duterte on ICC, Duterte on Licuanan, Napolcom on troubled cops | Midday wRap

Feb 13, 2018 - 12:31 PM

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Most erring cops have family problems – Napolcom

Feb 12, 2018 - 9:35 AM

They include cops who belong to broken families, says Napolcom Vice Chairman Rogelio Casurao

'FAMILY PROBLEMS'. Napolcom Vice Chairman Rogelio Casurao speaks to reporters in Camp Crame, Quezon City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Caloocan police most trusted? 'Muntikan na ako himatayin,' says chief

Feb 07, 2018 - 7:21 PM

'Muntikan na akong himatayin. Isipin mo, most trusted police kami sa Metro Manila?' says Caloocan City police chief Jemar Modequillo

POLICE CHIEF. Senior Superintendent Jema Modequillo heads the Caloocan City Police Station after the entire police force was sacked last September. Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Duterte on Benham Rise, Napolcom survey, Zuckerberg on Facebook | Midday wRap

Feb 06, 2018 - 12:47 PM

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Filipinos feel safer but trust police less in Metro Manila in 2017

Feb 05, 2018 - 7:28 PM

The National Police Commission asks 570 Filipinos for their opinion on Metro Manila safety and their trust in its police force

WAITING. A civilian stands outside after an anti-illegal drugs operation in Caloocan. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Caloocan police most trusted Metro Manila cops in 2017 – Napolcom

Feb 05, 2018 - 6:23 PM

The Caloocan City Police Station garners an 88.8% trust rating, besting 16 other Metro Manila police stations

MOST TRUSTED. Caloocan cops gather at Camp Bagong Diwa for their 30-day reorientation camp. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

FACT CHECK: Did the PNP scrap its height requirement?

Jan 20, 2018 - 5:54 PM

'There shall be no height requirement for the PNP entrance exam applicants as long as they are bachelor's degree holder and not more than 30 years old,' the National Police Commission announces on January 19

HEIGHT REQUIRED. The PNP continues to have minimum height requirements. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Napolcom's solution vs scalawag cops: Probe all PNP applicants

Jan 17, 2018 - 8:34 PM

Napolcom Vice Chairman Rogelio Casurao wants mandatory background investigations on aspiring cops

HARD SCREENING. Napolcom proposes to require background investigations on all aspiring cops. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

4 more Calabarzon mayors stripped of police powers

Dec 15, 2017 - 9:35 PM

The mayors – from the provinces of Quezon, Laguna, and Batangas – are accused of involvement in the illegal drugs trade

Dimaporo questions removal of local officials' power over cops

Dec 13, 2017 - 12:51 PM

The National Police Commission earlier stripped some Mindanao local chief executives of their power over police, citing various reasons

WHY REMOVE THOSE POWERS? Lanao de Norte 1st District Representative Mohamad Kalid, during a joint session for the request to extend martial law, questions earlier moves to strip Mindanao chief executives of their authority of local police units. Screenshot from the House website

25 mayors, governors stripped of powers over police for 'various reasons'

Nov 07, 2017 - 7:03 PM

One of the reasons, according to reports, is their ties to the illegal drug trade

Supreme Court asked to order probe into all EJK cases

Sep 23, 2017 - 12:36 AM

According to the petitioners – all human rights lawyers – current efforts to investigate a few of the thousands of deaths have not provided justice to the families

JUSTICE FOR ALL. Mourners of the death of Kian Loyd delos Santos demand accountability in drug war killings. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Removal of local execs' power over cops 'in support of martial law'

Jul 11, 2017 - 6:07 PM

Philippine National Police Chief Ronald dela Rosa says the Napolcom resolution is meant to give the martial law administrator a free hand in deploying police units in Mindanao

POLICE IN MINDANAO. Cops hold their positions inside a green zone, a few blocks away from the war frontlines in Marawi City on Thursday, June 22, 2017. File by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

FACT CHECK: Errors in papers revoking execs' power over cops

Jul 08, 2017 - 9:14 PM

Dead mayors former officials and even losing 2016 bets are among the erroneous entries in two Napolcom resolutions

Maute deal, Napolcom, Arum | Evening wRap

Jul 06, 2017 - 8:07 PM

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DILG mulls returning to Mindanao officials power over cops

Jul 06, 2017 - 3:52 PM

The DILG s acting chief says they are reviewing and correcting the pronouncements made during a June 8 resolution

NAPOLCOM REVIEW. DILG OIC Catalino Cuy says they're reviewing a list of Mindanao local chief executives whom they've revoked Napolcom deputation form. File photo by Martin San Diego/Rappler

Abu Sayyaf, MILF, Pacquiao | Evening wRap

Jul 05, 2017 - 8:45 PM

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Purchase, delivery of PNP equipment ongoing – Procurement Service

Jul 05, 2017 - 2:50 PM

The Procurement Service an agency under the budget department provides updates on the status of equipment that the Commission on Audit says remain undelivered to the PNP

Napolcom, Aguirre, Missile test | Midday wRap

Jul 05, 2017 - 1:09 PM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, July 5, 2017

Jul 05, 2017 - 11:45 AM

Hello Here s a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday

CAPTIVE AUDIENCE. Pyongyang residents watch the news on the successful launch of the intercontinental ballistic missile 'Hwasong-14' on a big screen near the Pyongyang Railway Station in Pyongyang on July 4, 2017. Kim Won-Jin/AFP

2 Mindanao mayors linked to drugs lose power over police

May 31, 2017 - 12:45 PM

Mayors Gamar Ahay Janihim and David Navarro are stripped of their deputation because of intelligence information linking them to illegal drugs

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 4, 2017

May 04, 2017 - 11:18 AM

Hello Here are the stories you shouldn t miss this Thursday

REJECTED. DENR secretary Gina Lopez during her confirmation hearing at the Senate in Pasay City on March 8, 2017. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

#AnimatED: PNP's skeletons behind a bookshelf

May 01, 2017 - 9:00 AM

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa should be wise enough to crack the whip now lest he finds himself – and the institution he leads – at the mercy of local police bosses

News Briefs: March 8, 2017

Mar 08, 2017 - 11:18 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Wednesday March 8

Duterte, death penalty, Lorenzana | Evening wRap

Feb 07, 2017 - 9:05 PM

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Napolcom recommends Medal of Valor for slain SAF troopers

Feb 07, 2017 - 1:05 PM

The recommendation is for 42 out of the 44 troopers killed in the Mamasapano clash in January 2015 The two others received the award in January 2016

MEDALS FOR ALL? The Napolcom recommends the conferment of Medals of Valor to the rest of the SAF 44, barely a week after President Rodrigo Duterte meets with their surviving families. File photo by King Rodriguez/Presidential Photo

DILG chief orders Napolcom probe into Espinosa death

Nov 07, 2016 - 7:10 PM

Although the PNP in Eastern Visayas has started its own investigation Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno says it is still necessary for Napolcom to get into the picture to lend integrity and credibility to the probe

NAPOLCOM PROBE, TOO. Police inspect the Leyte sub provincial jail in Baybay city where Rolando Espinosa was killed on November 5. File photo courtesy of Leyte police

Cebu City's Osmeña defends record fighting drugs, crime

Aug 10, 2016 - 10:09 PM

The mayor cites the arrest of most wanted pushers in Cebu City the building of rehab facility the allowances of cops and provision of vehicles They don t consider that support?

DEFENDING HIS RECORD. Photo from Tommy Osmena's Facebook page.

Duterte warns governors, mayors: Supervise police well or else...

Jul 26, 2016 - 9:00 AM

President Rodrigo Duterte threatens to sanction local executives who won t cooperate in government’s war against illegal drugs crime and corruption

WARNING. President Rodrigo Duterte warns uncooperative and underperforming LGUs during his first State of the Nation Address. Photo by Francis Malasig/EPA

Napolcom: Honest-to-goodness probe into 'drug' generals

Jul 23, 2016 - 7:00 PM

Vice chairman Rogelio Casurao says the commission will base its findings on evidence for and against 3 of 5 police generals named by Duterte as protectors of drug trafficking

Napolcom: Probe on police generals 'done in 7 days'

Jul 06, 2016 - 10:51 AM

The National Police Commission vows a swift investigation into the police generals linked by President Rodrigo Duterte to the drug trade

Applicants use fake height waiver certificates to enter police service

Apr 23, 2016 - 8:00 AM

The National Police Commission is investigating all other applicants after one was found to have forged the signature of Napolcom Region II Director Danilo Pacunana

21 cops fired, 11 suspended over Maguindanao massacre

Dec 09, 2015 - 3:22 PM

The 20 cops did nothing as the killings took place and are dismissed 6 years after the massacre

6 YEARS ON. Graves of the victims of the Maguindanao massacre. Photo by Karlos Manlupig/Rappler

Manila 'rubout' was planned, says police asset

Jul 20, 2015 - 9:12 PM

A police informant recounts to the National Bureau of Investigation how the plan to capture an alleged robber resulted in an execution

House panel unconvinced about Bangsamoro police

Apr 23, 2015 - 8:49 PM

Taking the supervision of the local police from mayors to the chief minister of the proposed new Muslim region violates the Local Government Code congressmen say

Napolcom expands PNP OIC Espina's powers

Apr 08, 2015 - 1:23 PM

PNP OIC Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina is now authorized to approve and issue permits to transport firearms explosives and ammunitions for air naval and land assets

MORE POWERS. Philippine National Police (PNP) officer-in-charge Dir. Gen. Leonardo Espina gives a short press briefing after their command conference at the Camp Crame in Quezon City on February 5, 2015. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

SAF 44 get posthumous promotion

Mar 06, 2015 - 6:59 PM

The National Police Commission honors the slain police commandos for demonstrating acts of conspicuous courage and gallantry in action at the risk of their lives over and beyond the call of duty

PNP unaffected by chief's suspension – Roxas

Dec 11, 2014 - 6:59 PM

The DILG chief who is also chairman of the National Police Commission says serving the suspension order against PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima is not ‘personalistic’

WORK CONTINUES. DILG chief Mar Roxas (center) says PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima's suspension (right) will not affect the institution. Rappler file photo

'Respect Purisima's rights despite politically-charged case'

Dec 10, 2014 - 5:22 PM

The camp of the PNP chief insists the DILG does not have the right to suspend him since it is the National Police Commission that has administrative control over the national police force

EMBATTLED CHIEF. PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima (center) is flanked by the PNP’s top officials in this file photo. File photo from the PNP PIO

Purisima 'acknowledges' suspension order – PNP

Dec 10, 2014 - 3:34 PM

The Philippine National Police says PNP chief Alan Purisima has no plans of defying the suspension order but is seeking legal remedies through his own lawyers

SUSPENDED. The Ombudsman orders the preventive suspension of PNP Chief General Alan Purisima and 11 other police officers. Rappler file photo

Purisima: 'No gross negligence' in approving Werfast deal

Dec 10, 2014 - 11:12 AM

It turns out the PNP chief wasted no time in filing a motion for a TRO against the Ombudsman s suspension order

TRO. The PNP chief says he cannot be faulted for the alleged sins of his subordinates. File photo of PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima from the PNP PIO

Purisima denies sitting on admin cases vs rogue cops

Sep 12, 2014 - 5:29 PM

Reacting to Napolcom s complaints of delays the PNP chief says his office receives hundreds of complaints every month and he has to study them thoroughly before endorsing

NO DELAYS. PNP chief Director General Alan Purisima says the PNP is not sitting on administrative cases against erring cops. File photo