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Lacson on arrest of Makati bar lawyers: Get the cops’ side...

Senator Panfilo M. Lacson on Tuesday, Aug. 21, asked the public not to be quick in condemning cops for the arrest of the three...

Robredo condemns arrest of lawyers in Makati bar raid

By Charmaine A. Tadalan Vice President Maria Leonor G. Robredo flagged the detention of three lawyers for monitoring police in a Makati bar drug raid...

Police officers told to ‘clean up act or leave’

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) advised police officers to "clean up their act" or leave the force. DILG OIC-Secretary Eduardo M. Año...

DBM releases pension differential for AFP, PNP retirees

THE Department of Budget and Management (DBM) has released on Thursday, Aug. 9, the pension differential for retirees of the Armed Forces of the...

Erring cops presented to Duterte

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter Almost 100 “erring” policemen were presented to President Rodrigo R. Duterte at the Malacanang Palace on Tuesday, Aug. 7. National Capital...

Military, police step up security measures in mainland Mindanao after Basilan...

HEIGHTENED SECURITY measures have been activated in various parts of Mindanao following Tuesday’s blast in the island of Basilan that killed 11, including the suspected bomber. In Zamboanga City, the jump-off point to Basilan, Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar convened a meeting on Tuesday and ordered all security forces “to tighten all checkpoints at the entry and exit points of the city, including coastal and sea patrols.” Owners of private jetties have also been requested to strengthen security at their facilities. Ms. Salazar also appealed to the public to cooperate with the stricter security rules as well as be vigilant and report suspicious activities in their areas.

Senator Grace Poe files bill seeking probe on PNP’s P1.89-billion purchase...

Senator Grace S. Poe-Llamanzares has filed a bill seeking an investigation into the P1.89-billion purchase of the Philippine National Police (PNP) of Indian car...

Palace expresses confidence in PNP solving political murders after second mayor...

By Dane Angelo M. Enerio Malacañang Palace on Tuesday evening (July 3) said it was confident the Philippine National Police (PNP) "would be able to...

Chinese firm develops police ‘laser gun’ designed to quell protests

Beijing, China -- A Chinese firm has developed a laser gun designed for police use that can set fire to protesters' hair or banners...

Duterte reminds municipal mayors to enforce law and order

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday, June 28, warned that if mayors fail to enforce "law and order" in their...

HRW compares crackdown on ‘tambays’ to martial law

New York City-based human advocacy group Human Rights Watch on Tuesday called on the Philippine National Police (PNP) to end its "anti-loitering" crackdown, saying...

Bam Aquino files resolution seeking probe on ‘anti-tambay’ operations

Senator Paolo Benigno A. Aquino IV on Monday, June 25, filed a resolution seeking to investigate the "anti-tambay operations" of the police and the...

Duterte defends police order against loiterers

By Camille A. Aguinaldo President Rodrigo R. Duterte on Friday, June 22, said critics may challenge his recent crackdown order against "tambays" or loiterers before...

Albayalde to focus on disciplining the police force to improve public...

Police Director General Oscar D. Albayalde on Wednesday, May 30, said he will focus on disciplining members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in...

India police investigate AirAsia boss Tony Fernandes

New Delhi -- India's federal police Tuesday raided the local offices of budget carrier AirAsia as investigators accused the airline's boss Tony Fernandes of...

Fugitive Ozamiz councilor nabbed in Taiwan

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday, May 24, has confirmed the arrest of Ozamiz City Councilor Ricardo Parojinog in Taiwan. In a press briefing,...

PNP to heighten security in poll hotspots ahead of barangay, SK...

The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) called for the Philippine National Police (PNP) to intensify its security measures, particularly in election hotspots,...

PDEA to release watchlist of barangay officials involved in illegal drugs

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) is set to release its watchlist of barangay officials involved in illegal drugs within the week. "Finally I will...

400 cops to be deployed in Boracay to prevent entry of...

AT LEAST “400 policemen” will be deployed to Boracay “to prevent” local and foreign tourists from entering the island beginning April 26, incoming Philippine National...

Couple nabbed in P900-million bitcoin scam

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) arrested a couple allegedly responsible for a multi-million scam involving the virtual currency bitcoin. The suspects, identified as...

SC en banc orders government to submit records of operations related...

The Supreme Court (SC), sitting en banc, on Tuesday, April 3, gave the Office of the Solicitor General (OSG) 15 days to submit to...

Duterte: Peddlers of fake medicines to be charged with economic sabotage

By Arjay L. Balinbin PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has ordered Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director-General Ronald M. dela Rosa to arrest all persons “who...

Police, CIDG now have subpoena power

The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) now have the power to issue subpoenas under Republic Act (RA)...

New law grants PNP chief, CIDG power to issue subpoenas

The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) have now the power to issue subpoenas under Republic Act (RA)...

Dismissed PNP chief Purisima charged with perjury over SALNs

THE Office of the Ombudsman has charged dismissed Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Alan L. M. Purisima with eight counts of perjury before the...

Amnesty International flags Philippines’ human rights situation in report

The state of human rights in the Philippines was marked by "increased lawlessness and violence" due mainly to the government's war on drugs, according...

No need for international court probe since Duterte’s been cleared already,...

THERE is no need for the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate President Rodrigo R. Duterte because even the United Nations (UN) special rapporteur...

SWS: crime victimization rises to 7.6% but 2017 average a record-low 5.6%

VICTIMIZATION by any of the common crimes cited by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) rose 1.5 points from 6.5% in September last year to...

Lawyers say police report on ‘arrest’ of NDFP consultant ‘fake news’

HUMAN rights lawyers laughed off as a “false and cheap propaganda stunt” a police claim on Friday, Feb. 2, that they had captured another...

Endorse UN inquiry into drug war, HRW urges gov’t

THE PHILIPPINE government should “urgently support” a United Nations (UN)-led investigation into the killings in its war on drugs, New York-based advocacy group Human...

SC upholds dismissal of cops in anomalous helicopter deal

THE SUPREME Court (SC), reversing a Court of Appeals (CA) decision, has backed the order of the Ombudsman to dismiss the policemen who were...

3 cops indicted for Kian murder

THE DEPARTMENT of Justice (DoJ) found probable cause to indict the three Caloocan City policemen for the murder of 17-year-old Kian Loyd D. delos...

Official figure on fatality count in drug war 3,987

By Arjay L. Balinbin THE Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and other agencies, in a press briefing at Malacañang on Monday, Jan. 22, reported that...

Cops in Arnaiz-De Guzman EJK charged

By Minde Nyl R. Dela Cruz THE Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday, Jan. 19, filed charges before the Caloocan Regional Trial Court (RTC) against...

Palace: Action being taken on Davao Boys in Reuters story

MALACAÑANG ON Thursday, Dec. 21, said the government has already taken action regarding the so-called Davao Boys of police officers in Quezon City who...

Duterte to announce mass firing of corrupt cops

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Sunday, Dec. 17, said he is set to fire 60 to 90 police officers including three superintendents on Wednesday...

PNP chief’s term extended — Duterte

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Wednesday, Dec. 13, said he will extend to three months the term of Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director-General...

Duterte orders PNP back to drug war

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has ordered the return of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to the drug campaign, but with the Philippine Drug Enforcement...

Carpio questions police memo focusing on street-level drug operations

SENIOR ASSOCIATE Justice Antonio T. Carpio has questioned the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) apparent focus on street-level operations in its anti-narcotics campaign and ignoring...

Senate budget debates begin with funds for drug war

SENATORS ON Thursday, Nov. 16, debated over the realignment of P900 million for the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) anti-illegal drug campaign “Oplan Double Barrel”...

Duterte confident Trump won’t take up human rights

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Sunday, Nov. 12, expressed confidence that United States President Donald J. Trump won’t raise the issue of human rights...

Duterte proposes to lead summit to tackle human rights violations worldwide

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Thursday, Nov. 9, said he wants the Philippines to host a world summit on human rights to tackle issues...

Drugs board chief Santiago resigns

THE HEAD of the Philippines’ narcotics control body has resigned after just five months in the job, the second successive official to vacate the...

Cops in Carl Arnaiz case given more time to file affidavits

POLICE OFFICERS who are facing charges over the death of 19-year-old Carl Angelo Arnaiz have been given by the Department of Justice (DoJ) more...

Lawyers band together vs EJKs, rights abuses

By Lira Dalangin-Fernandez InterAksyon A BROAD NETWORK of lawyers, judges, law professors and students was launched on Thursday, Nov. 2, demanding an end to extrajudicial killings...