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PDEA gets P79-M new firearms, protective gear

PDEA gets P79-M new firearms, protective gear

The Philippine Drug Enforcement (PDEA) on Friday distributed new high-powered firearms and protective gear to its regional units to boost their capability in leading the government’s anti-illegal drugs drive. “All in all, the firearms and protective equipment procured have a total value of PHP79,598,672, which will be distributed to PDEA operating units in the country,...

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PNP welcomes Sri Lankan President

PNP welcomes Sri Lankan President

The Philippine National Police welcomes His Excellency Maithripala Sirisena, President of the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka in his official visit to the PNP National Headquarters in Camp Crame on Saturday, January 19. President Sirisena will be accorded full state honors upon arrival. He will be received by DILG Secretary Eduardo M Año and...

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Only 2 security personnel for each poll bet: Albayalde

Only 2 security personnel for each poll bet: Albayalde

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday reiterated that candidates who need protection during the election campaign will be provided a maximum of only two security personnel. “The candidates will be allowed a maximum of two. According to the President, we will follow the Alunan doctrine here and in uniform. Now, if you are going...

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Intel ops necessary to maintain peace, order: PNP

Intel ops necessary to maintain peace, order: PNP

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday stressed the need for continuous gathering of intelligence information on members of left-leaning groups as part of efforts to preserve the country’s internal security. PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. Benigno Durana Jr. said this move does not violate any law and is in compliance with their mandate to protect...

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Pa searches for missing daughter after ‘immersion with farmers’

Pa searches for missing daughter after ‘immersion with farmers’

A father has been making the rounds of radio stations to find her 18-year-old daughter who went missing after attending an immersion with farmers in Quezon province last December. In a report from The Varsitarian, the official student publication of the University of Santo Tomas, Roland Camingawan first reached out to a radio station on...

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1,612 high-value drug personalities nabbed in 2018: PDEA

1,612 high-value drug personalities nabbed in 2018: PDEA

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) arrested 1,612 high-value target drug personalities nationwide during high-impact operations (HIOs) in 2018. PDEA Director General Aaron N. Aquino said Tuesday the agency launched anti-drug operations targeting people who play a vital role in the proliferation of illegal drugs on the streets. This number, according to Aquino, includes 53...

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Año directs PNP to impose ban on cops drinking in public

Año directs PNP to impose ban on cops drinking in public

Following President Rodrigo Duterte’s directive Tuesday, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año has ordered the Philippine National Police (PNP) to issue the necessary administrative circular to ensure that cops conduct themselves professionally in public, banning them from drinking in bars, nightclubs, and in public places. “Si Presidente na mismo ang...

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Daraga mayor behind Batocabe slay: PNP

Daraga mayor behind Batocabe slay: PNP

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday has tagged Daraga, Albay Mayor Carlwyn Baldo as the mastermind behind the assassination of Ako Bicol Partylist Rep. Rodel Batocabe and his security escort, SPO2 Orlando Diaz last December 22. In a press conference, PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde made the remark following the surfacing of seven...

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309 Abu Sayyaf terrorists neutralized in 2018: AFP

309 Abu Sayyaf terrorists neutralized in 2018: AFP

Military operations against the Abu Sayyaf Group have resulted in the neutralization of 309 terrorists from January 1 to December 26 this year, an official of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said. The figure is broken down into 201 surrendered terrorists, 76 killed, and 32 arrested, AFP public affairs office chief Col. Noel...

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Joma behind Plaza Miranda bombing: comrade

Joma behind Plaza Miranda bombing: comrade

Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founding chair Jose Ma. Sison is the mastermind in the 1971 Plaza Miranda bombing that left nine people dead and more than 90 others injured, one of CPP’s founding fathers said. In a documentary produced by Sambayanan, CPP founding member Ruben Guevarra tagged Sison as the one who gave...