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Cops should always carry their guns, even when off-duty, says PNP chief

Mar 23, 2018 - 7:41 PM

To prevent crimes, the PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa wants policemen to carry their guns at all times, even when they are off-duty and in civilian clothes

WHO'S NEXT? PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa speaks to reporters at the PMA homecoming in Baguio City. File photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Arrest warrant out vs Angeles City cops in Korean kidnap, extortion

Oct 11, 2017 - 4:28 PM

The 7 policemen are accused of kidnapping and extorting from 3 Koreans in Pampanga in December 2016

REPRIMAND. In this photo from February 2017, PNP Director General Ronald dela Rosa rebukes the 7 cops accused of kidnapping and robbing 3 Korean tourists in Angeles City in December 2016. Photo by Jun A. Malig/Rappler

Duterte says 9,000 cops into drugs amid bloody drug war

Sep 29, 2017 - 11:34 PM

This means that 4 in every 100 Filipino policemen use or sell illegal drugs

PHILIPPINE LEADER. President Rodrigo Duterte gives words of encouragement to Special Action Force (SAF) commandos during a send-off ceremony on the sidelines of the 116th Police Service Anniversary at the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City on August 9, 2017. Malacañang file photo

DBM wants cops, soldiers to fund their own retirement

Sep 20, 2017 - 6:18 PM

Taxpayers, like you and me, are the ones paying every year for the retirement fund of the military and police, budget chief Benjamin Diokno says

Q&A. DBM Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno talks with media during "Breakfast with Ben" at the DBM Executive Lounge in Manila. Photo from the DBM

PAO eyes double murder in Carl Arnaiz, Reynaldo De Guzman killings

Sep 08, 2017 - 5:53 PM

De Guzman s family is also given provisional coverage of the witness protection program

DEAD. Reynaldo de Guzman is found dead floating in a creek on Tuesday, September 5, 2017. Photo courtesy of Gapan City Police

Duterte meets parents of Carl Arnaiz, vows impartial probe

Sep 06, 2017 - 7:28 PM

The President orders the NBI to take over the investigation

MEETING. President Rodrigo Duterte meets the parents of slain teenager Carl Angelo Arnaiz at the Malacañang Golf Clubhouse on September 6, 2017. Photo courtesy of the DOJ

Carl Arnaiz buried: 'Salamat sa mga naniniwalang inosente siyang tao'

Sep 05, 2017 - 5:03 PM

On the day of the 19 year old s burial the Arnaiz family gets an assurance from Malacañang that there will be an impartial and transparent probe into his death

LAID TO REST. Relatives and friends on September 5, 2017, bury Carl Arnaiz, the 19-year-old former UP student who was killed by Caloocan police. Photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

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Jul 28, 2017 - 10:11 PM

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STAKEOUT: Ganito ang dapat gawin sa mga tiwaling pulis

Jun 16, 2017 - 10:28 PM

Tinarget ng grupo ng mga tiwaling pulis ang girlfriend ng isang nakakulong na pusher at car thief – kinidnap hiningan ng ransom tinaniman ng droga

#SalamatSaSerbisyo: Netizens show support for Marawi soldiers, cops

Jun 12, 2017 - 8:30 PM

Responding to MovePH s callout social media users share words of encouragement and gratitude for security forces battling terrorists in Marawi City

Dela Rosa's defense of secret jail cell shows 'ignorance' of law

Apr 29, 2017 - 7:54 PM

Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon says the statement of PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa on the hidden detention cell encourages the climate of impunity that perpetuates wrongful action

 Manila Police Station 1 Commander Robert Domingo talks to the press before Commission on Human Rights finds out the hidden cell behind the bookshelf. Photo by Eloise Lopez

Human Rights Watch urges PH gov't to release 'secret jail' detainees

Apr 29, 2017 - 10:49 AM

These detainees have been wrongfully held and should be freed with adequate protections against police reprisal says the international watchdog

'SECRET JAIL.' The Human Rights Watch urges the Philippine government to immediately release detainees found in a 'secret jail' in Police Station 1 in Tondo, Manila. File photo by Eloisa Lopez/Rappler

Secret cell in police station 'absolutely prohibited' – CHR

Apr 28, 2017 - 10:14 AM

UPDATED Commission on Human Rights Chairperson Chito Gascon reminds the police of their strict obligation to act only in accordance with law

CHR team finds detainees in 'secret' police cell

Apr 27, 2017 - 9:31 PM

UPDATED The secret cell is found hidden behind a bookshelf in Police Station 1 Tondo Manila

Despite fear, more families file EJK complaints

Mar 16, 2017 - 2:58 PM

A lawyer says about 100 similar cases are being readied against policemen

DESPITE FEAR. Three women who each lost a loved one in a TokHang operation file a murder complaint before the Ombudsman on March 16, 2017 against local cops. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

News Briefs: March 7, 2017

Mar 07, 2017 - 1:36 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Tuesday March 7

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

Pimentel to PNP: Stop sending bad cops to Mindanao

Jan 31, 2017 - 9:50 PM

The senator from Cagayan de Oro asks fellow Mindanaoan national police chief Ronald dela Rosa: Don t give us your rogue policemen

WHY MINDANAO? Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III asks the PNP, headed by fellow Mindanaoan Ronald dela Rosa, to stop sending erring cops to Mindanao as punishment. Rappler file photos

Angeles City police chief axed over men’s crimes vs Koreans

Jan 25, 2017 - 6:00 PM

When the Koreans were victimized by extortionist cops there was no official in the station City police director Senior Superintendent Sidney Villaflor lacked in supervision

LACKING IN SUPERVISION. Senior Superintendent Sidney Villaflor has been relieved as Angeles City police director for his men's extortion activities against Koreans in Angeles City, Pampanga. He is on floating status. Contributed photo

3 suspected ASG members killed in kidnap attempt off Sabah

Dec 10, 2016 - 3:54 PM

UPDATED Little did the abductors know that the fishermen they wanted to kidnap were Malaysian maritime policemen

STAKEOUT: Police operation, noon at ngayon

Oct 22, 2016 - 9:00 PM

Sa halos limang araw na pag stakeout nakita ko ang malaking bentahe ng mga operatiba sa ngayon kumpara noong dekada 80 at 90

STAKEOUT: Sumisikip na ang mundo ng mga pulis na 'ninja'

Sep 13, 2016 - 5:00 PM

Ang mga pulis na ninja ay sinasabing yumayaman dahil sa pagbebenta nila ng mga shabu na nakukumpiska nila sa mga raid

Gunmen kill Kawit cop

Aug 15, 2016 - 3:27 PM

Two unidentified gunmen on a motorcycle kill a policeman assigned to the local tourism police unit

Surprise drug test on Central Luzon cops; 1 officer positive

Jul 06, 2016 - 7:16 PM

Chief Superintendent Aaron Aquino PRO3 regional director says the officer will be charged administratively and eventually dismissed from service

SURPRISE! Police officers undergo a surprise drug test after their command conference at the multi-purpose hall of Camp Olivas in Pampanga on July 4, 2016 Photo courtesy of PRO3 PIO

DOJ files drug charges vs 2 Taiwanese, NCR cop and family

Jul 04, 2016 - 8:23 PM

Taiwanese nationals Tseng Shien Ming and Hiang Zheng Kai face charges before a Parañaque court while PO2 Jolly Aliangan of the NCRPO anti illegal drug unit face charges at the Manila RTC

Duterte studies P50,000 minimum wage for PNP

Jun 13, 2016 - 11:44 AM

Duterte ally Senator Alan Peter Cayetano believes this can prevent the bribery of policemen

Philippine police salute at Camp Crame in suburban Manila on November 9, 2015. Jay Directo/AFP

PNPA valedictorian: From nurse to firefighter

Mar 10, 2016 - 7:55 PM

Felipe Alicando Jr is one of 250 new police inspectors from the PNPA

6 cops killed in clash with communist rebels in Cagayan

Feb 16, 2016 - 1:34 PM

UPDATED The rebels allegedly burned heavy equipment being used for projects of the National Irrigation Administration

Gunmen kill 4 Egypt policemen south of Cairo

Nov 28, 2015 - 5:49 PM

Gunmen opened fire on a police vehicle in an area between the famed Giza pyramids west of Cairo and the Saqarra pyramids to the south government says

Bacolod cop faces possible dismissal after robbing construction worker

Sep 21, 2015 - 9:32 PM

Police officer Ryan Lumogdang was once cited for his bravery in arresting an armed man at the Provincial Capitol Park and Lagoon while he was off duty

Police Supplies image via ShutterStock.

What's wrong with Philippine cops?

Jul 26, 2015 - 8:00 AM

A retired law enforcement specialist with the US Air Force who is now based in the Philippines discusses what s fundamentally wrong with the way our policemen think

PNPA topnotcher: Mamasapano clash shouldn't stop peace

Mar 26, 2015 - 12:57 PM

Cadet Dennis Yuson is a son of a policeman from Mindanao

PNPA topnotcher. President Benigno S. Aquino III salutes as he acknowledges Police Cadet Dennis Mondroid Yuson Jr, topnotcher of PNPA Lakandula Class of 2015 on March 26, 2015. Photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

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

Filipinos mourn for fallen #Tagaligtas troops

Jan 30, 2015 - 5:50 PM

News about the death of 44 cops in a supposed mis encounter in Maguindano triggers an outpouring of grief and anger across the nation

Another suspect in viral EDSA 'hulidap' incident surrenders

Oct 04, 2014 - 10:00 PM

Senior Inspector Oliver Villanueva is now under restrictive custody at the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group headquarters

ARMED MEN. A screenshot of the 'armed men in EDSA' photo originally posted on Twitter and spread on social media.

#AnimatED: PNP scalawags and squabbles

Sep 15, 2014 - 7:00 AM

The problem with crime in this country is not simply the criminals The problem with crime largely lies in the people tasked to put an end to it

Duterte to ‘hulidap’ cops: In Davao, I will shoot you

Sep 11, 2014 - 6:19 PM

If there are extortionist cops in Manila Davao s mayor has this warning: Ask to be assigned somewhere else In Davao I really am going to kill you Tell that to the Commission on Human Rights

Napolcom eyes changes in probe on erring cops

Sep 11, 2014 - 11:23 AM

The Napolcom wants to remove barriers that tend to discourage the public from filing complaints against erring cops

8 cops involved in viral EDSA incident - PNP

Sep 08, 2014 - 5:28 PM

The viral photo of armed men who surrounded a car on EDSA last week results in a full blown police probe

ARMED MEN. A screenshot of the 'armed men in EDSA' photo originally posted on Twitter and spread on social media.

Oplan Dignity: 1,700 police stations to get facelift

Aug 02, 2013 - 5:44 PM

The aim is to bring dignity back among policemen and enhance public perception of the office and the police

Interior Secretary Mar Roxas defends Interior Undersecretary Rafael Antonio Santos in his bid to be Sandiganbayan presiding justice. Photo file by Rappler

Officers do the 'copwalk' to show PNP's new uniforms

Jul 05, 2013 - 9:44 PM

Policemen in the Philippines are bent on reinventing their image from bumbling cops to respected public servants It starts with a fashion show

Vietnam to ban short, fat traffic police in Hanoi‎

Mar 06, 2013 - 6:22 PM

Short pot bellied policemen will be banned from traffic duty in Hanoi

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?

Cops among shootout victims - PNP

Jan 07, 2013 - 1:42 PM

Identification cards recovered from the slain suspects in a criminal gang shootout revealed that 3 were members of the Philippine National Police

Metro Manila police to seal guns for New Year

Dec 28, 2012 - 2:44 PM

Policemen in the National Capital Region Police Office NCRPO will tape their gun muzzles ahead of New Year s Day celebration to remind cops not to fire guns to welcome 2013

Outstanding Filipinos recognized

Sep 06, 2012 - 8:08 PM

Metrobank Foundation recognizes excellence and achievement among public servants encouraging them to strive for the best

Photo by Metrobank Foundation