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RapidPassPH turned over to government agencies for full adoption

Built to streamline movement for essential workers and goods, the RapidPassPH was, this week, handed over to government agencies for full implementation.

2 cops dismissed daily for corruption

TWO policemen are dismissed daily on the average for corruption and other illegal activities, Philippine National Police (PNP) officer-in-charge Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa said on Thursday.

Police agrees no need to extend martial law in Mindanao

THE PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) sees no need for another extension of martial law in Mindanao, supporting an earlier statement by Defense Secretary Delfin N. Lorenzana.

Sinas replaces Eleazar as NCR PNP director

POLICE Brigadier General Debold M. Sinas is the new director of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) replacing Police Major General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Friday.

Police encourages students to report cyberbullying

THE PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) said cyberspace is emerging as a new venue for bullying, with students comprising most of the victims in reported cases.

Salute to the flag

Philippine National Police officers give a salute at the Camp Crame headquarters as the country observed National Flag Day on May 28. A simultaneous flag-raising ceremony was held at 8 a.m. in all government offices nationwide.

Duterte will not allow election cheating — Palace

MALACAÑANG warned on Friday that President Rodrigo R. Duterte will not allow any form of cheating by the election commission in the 2019 midterm elections on Monday, stressing that the Commission on Elections (Comelec) should ensure the integrity of the ballots.

PNP arrests 3 suspected members of Islamic State

THE Philippine National Police’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) arrested three suspected members of the Islamic State (ISIS) — Daulah Islamiyah Ranao in separate operations at Parañaque City and Rizal province on Friday.

160,000 cops to be deployed for May 13 elections

THE PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) has raised to 160,000 from 143,000 the number of police personnel that will be deployed for the May 13 midterm elections.

PNP to consider Ateneo study on drug war

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) said that it is open to suggestions from other sectors including the academe on improving the government’s campaign against illegal drugs, following a recent study by Ateneo Human Rights Center (AHRC) which scrutinized the conduct of the government’s “Oplan Tokhang” anti-drug campaign.

Over 4,000 arrested for violating election gun ban

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) reported that 4,729 individuals have been arrested for gun ban violations as of Friday, April 26.

Police hunt for Acierto, others in multi-billion drug case

THE PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) is now conducting manhunt operations against dismissed police officer Eduardo Acierto and seven others indicted for their alleged involvement in the smuggling of billions worth of the illegal drug shabu that were kept inside magnetic lifters and slipped past the Bureau of Customs.

Police steps up election-related security measures as voting day nears

WITH MORE than 4,500 violators of the election gun ban arrested as of April 22 from Jan. 13, the Philippine National Police (PNP) is stepping up security measures as the May 13 midterm voting nears.

PNP asks Comelec to remove security for narco-politicians

THE PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) has requested the Commission on Elections (Comelec) to strip off security escorts for alleged narco-politicians running this coming midterm elections.

Duterte urges prosecutors to coordinate with police over their protection

In light of a spate of assassinations of prosecutors across the country, President Rodrigo R. Duterte has urged prosecutors to coordinate with law enforcement agencies in crafting measures that would protect them and their families.

3 Region 12 police officers relieved over investment scam

DEPARTMENT OF Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo M. Año has directed the Philippine National Police (PNP) to relieve high-ranking police officers of the Police Regional Office 12 (PRO-12), based in General Santos City, for their alleged involvement in an investment scam that reportedly collected almost P2 billion.

More than half of towns and cities in hotspot list

THE PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) has identified a total of 941 election hotspots that comprise 57.60% of the 1,634 cities and municipalities nationwide.

Duterte orders cops to track down Lapu-Lapu teen’s killers

PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte has ordered the Philippine National Police (PNP) to immediately track down the killers of a teen girl in Cebu, whom he said must be illegal drug users given the brutal nature of the crime.

Slain businessman’s brother tagged as mastermind in murder

THE PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) on Monday named a younger brother of businessman Dominic L. Sytin as the alleged mastermind of his murder.

80 loose firearms seized in Cavite

THE PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) collected 80 loose firearms and potential instruments of violence during its recent 10-day focused operations in Cavite.

Reshuffle ordered on police with relatives running for public office

PHILIPPINE NATIONAL Police (PNP) Chief Director-General Oscar D. Albayalde has approved a limited reshuffle of 1,370 police officers who are related to politicians running this midterm elections.

Pasay City, EPD police chiefs relieved over extortion cases

PHILIPPINE NATIONAL Police (PNP) Director General Oscar D. Albayalde ordered on Wednesday the relief of the police chiefs of the Eastern Police District (EPD) in the capital and Pasay City Police over the involvement their stations’ anti-drug units in extortion cases.

PNP to provide security to church leaders

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) said it will provide security to church leaders who are receiving death threats following such a threat against Caloocan Bishop Pablo Virgilio S. David.

Duterte signs law modifying police rank designations

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has signed the law that modifies the classification of ranks and clarifies the command and responsibility in the Philippine National Police (PNP).

PNP in search of child left by suspected Jolo suicide bombers

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) is looking for the child allegedly left by a foreign couple suspected to be the suicide bombers in the Jan. 27 Jolo Cathedral bombing.

PNP cites headway in anti-drug campaign

AROUND 11,000 barangays nationwide have been cleared of drugs as of January, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said in an update on Monday.

Police ordered to solve ambush on Cebu town mayor in 2...

THE LOCAL police have been directed to resolve the failed murder attempt on the mayor of San Fernando town in Cebu last Tuesday, which is suspected to be politically-motivated.

Threat of crime remains but PNP cites prevention efforts

ACCORDING TO the statistics of the Philippine National Police (PNP) from January to October 2018, crime volume nationwide decreased to 390,358 or 13.06% lower than the 448,982 of the same period last year.

25 gun ban violators arrested on first day of election period

TWENTY-FIVE civilians were arrested for illegal possession of firearms during the first day of the gun period in line with the midterm elections on May, the Philippine National Police (PNP) reported on Monday.

PNP, AFP ordered to secure the BOL plebiscite, elections

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has called on the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to secure the upcoming plebiscite to ratify the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) and the National and Local Elections (NLE).

Gun ban period for May elections starts Jan. 13

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) chief Oscar D. Albayalde yesterday issued a reminder that the gun ban period starts on Jan. 13 as prescribed by the Commission on Elections (Comelec) in line with the May 12 midterm polls.

PNP: Hitman in Batocabe murder surrenders

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday confirmed the arrest of Henry Yuson, the alleged hitman behind the DEc. 22 assassination of Ako Bicol Rep. Rodel M. Batocabe.

Comelec inks MoA with AFP, PNP

THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (AFP) to ensure that the upcoming plebiscite for the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) Ratification will be peaceful.

PNP on high alert for possible attacks by Reds

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) is on high alert for any possible attacks by communist rebels in response to the third extension of martial law in Mindanao.

Police says NPA’s sparrow unit might stage more killings

PHILIPPINE National Police chief Director General Oscar D. Albayalde yesterday said there is a “strong possibility” that the New People’s Army’s (NPA) hit squad Sparrow Unit might stage more killings after the police discovered they were behind 136 confirmed murders in the past three years.

DILG to meet with Ang Probinsyano producers over their differences on...

THE Department of Interior and Local Government will meet with the producers of the prime time television show Ang Probinsyano this week to discuss their differences over the show’s portrayal of some of its characters.

PNP denies cops behind most extrajudicial killings

THE PHILIPPINE National Police has denied the claim of an international human rights groups that retired and active cops are behind of most of the cases of extrajudicial killings, particularly those in Cebu.

PNP sticks to 10% rule on hiring policewomen

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) will stick to the 10% rule on the number of women officers in the total police force, despite the call of a lawmaker to double that number.

Cops in drug matrix ready for probe — PNP

THE PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) has ordered six police personnel to be available for an investigation after they were included in the drug matrix released by the President in connection with the high-profile drug smuggling incident at the Bureau of Customs.

PNP looks at NPA angle in massacre of farmers

THE PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) is exploring the possible involvement of communist rebels in the massacre Saturday night of nine sugar farmers at a village in Sagay City, Negros Occidental.

SC reinstates cop involved in controversial helicopter deal

THE SUPREME Court (SC) has upheld the ruling of the Court of Appeals reinstating one of the police officers linked to the anomalous purchase of three helicopters by the Philippine National Police (PNP) in 2009 from Manila Aerospace Products Trading (MAPTRA).

PNP: Crime volume down 17.39% in first half of 2018

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) reported crime volume dropping 17.39% in the first half of the year.

PNP backs Sotto bill to lower criminal liability age

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) has expressed support for Senate President Vicente C. Sotto III’s proposal to lower the age of criminal liability from 15 years old to 13 years old.

Police protection

The Philippine National Police (PNP), as part of its modernization program, has recently purchased 14,000 helmets from Ceradyne, Inc., a 3M company.

Military locks down Isulan after 2nd blast; police officials relieved

PHILIPPINE NATIONAL Police (PNP) Director General Oscar D. Albayalde has ordered the relief of Isulan town and Sultan Kudarat provincial police officials in the wake of another bombing Sunday night, the second in just five days.