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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.

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...

Funds released for pension arrears for AFP, PNP retirees

THE Department of Budget and Management (DBM) in a statement Thursday, Aug. 9, said it has released the pension differential arrearages for retirees of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP).

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...

Senate leader asks PNP to allow De Lima to conduct hearings...

THE Senate President has requested the Philippine National Police (PNP) to allow detained Senator Leila M. De Lima to hold committee hearings within the premises of the PNP headquarters where the senator is confined on drug charges.

Sotto asks PNP to allow De Lima to fulfill Senate duties...

The Senate President has requested the Philippine National Police (PNP) to allow detained Senator Leila M. De Lima to perform her senatorial duties within...

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...

House awaits AFP-PNP inquiry on Samar encounter

THE House Committee on National Defense and Security will review the investigation by the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) into what has been described as the Samar “misencounter” on Monday, June 25.

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...

DoJ chief welcomes police offer to help provide guns to prosecutors

JUSTICE Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra on Friday welcomed the news that Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Oscar G. Albayalde wished to help arm state prosecutors following the murder of Office of the Ombudsman assistant special prosecutor Madonna Joy Ednaco-Tanyag’s last Monday.

PNP chief orders reshuffle, names new NCRPO head

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) Director General Oscar D. Albayalde on Friday said he has ordered a reshuffle of police officials, topped by PCSupt. Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar’s appointment to head the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).

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...

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,...

US Embassy hosts drug rehab program training for law enforcers, academe

AMID THE Duterte administration’s campaign against illegal drugs, the US Embassy in Manila hosted a 10-day training on drug treatment and rehabilitation for 30...

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,...

Police seize P5M worth of meth in Muntinlupa condominium

THE ANTI-DRUG unit of the Philippine National Police (PNP) seized suspected crystal meth (shabu) worth P5 million in a condominium unit in Muntinlupa City...

Albayalde assumes command of PNP

THE NEW Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Oscar D. Albayalde pledged to carry on the programs implemented under his predecessor Ronald M. Dela Rosa...

Lacson wants probe over unreleased P59-M SAF allowance

Senator Panfilo M. Lacson wants a Senate investigation into the alleged withholding of daily subsistence allowance and explosive ordinance disposal hazardous pay worth P59.8-million...

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...

Are mobile games the next platform for pushing government agendas?

words by SANTIAGO J. ARNAIZ videos by GRETCHEN MALALAD illustrations by JIEGO GAVIN TOMAGANLate last year, Apple took down a number of Filipino-developed mobile games after over a hundred...

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...

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...