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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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2 NPA rebels in arson case yield in Sultan Kudarat

2 NPA rebels in arson case yield in Sultan Kudarat

Two New People’s Army (NPA) rebels, who were involved in the burning of PHP30 million worth of construction equipment in Kalamansig, Sultan Kudarat, surrendered to military authorities on Sunday evening. Lt. Col. Harold Cabunoc, the Army’s 33rd Infantry Battalion commander, identified the surrenderers only as “Ka Glen”, 55 and “Ka Jongie”, 35, who surrendered in...

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PNP gets P694-M new equipment

PNP gets P694-M new equipment

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde on Monday led the turnover of almost 18,300 newly-procured police equipment worth PHP694 million to further boost the police’s operational capability and visibility. “The acquisition of police basic equipment intensifies the operational readiness and police visibility of the PNP towards achieving a more capable, effective and...

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PAF eyes purchase of Blackhawk Helicopters from Poland — DND

PAF eyes purchase of Blackhawk Helicopters from Poland — DND

Philippine Air Force (PAF) seeks to purchase Blackhawk Helicopters from Poland to further improve its capability in territorial defense and rescue operations. In an interview during the awarding of housing units to Wounded-In-Action soldiersand Wounded-In-Police-Operations at Pleasant View Residences in barangay Graceville, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said the procurement is part of the Second Horizon...

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PNP welcomes surrender of 20 NPA rebels in Laguna

PNP welcomes surrender of 20 NPA rebels in Laguna

A total of 20 New People’s Army (NPA) rebels have surrendered to the police in Laguna, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said Monday. Upon their surrender, Albayalde said the rebels turned in several high-powered firearms and various grenade projectiles. “We welcome the return of 20 members of the communist New People’s...

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76 ex-NPAs get cash benefits in Davao City

76 ex-NPAs get cash benefits in Davao City

The 76 former New People’s Army (NPA) rebels, who surrendered in this city, were given a new lease in life after receiving a total of PHP4.4 million in total cash benefits under the government’s Enhanced Comprehensive Local Integration Program (E-CLIP) on Monday. Mayor Sara Z. Duterte, who led the distribution of benefits, along with the...

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Police stations to receive computer sets from QC gov’t

Police stations to receive computer sets from QC gov’t

A resolution donating new computers to the four stations under the Quezon City Police District was recently passed by the Quezon City Council. Resolution 7491-2018, which was authored by Councilor Eufemio Lagumbay, aims to help the QCPD with its modernization program and enhance its documentation, communication, and other services. Quezon City Vice Mayor Joy Belmonte...

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6 Iligan kids rescued from cybersex den

6 Iligan kids rescued from cybersex den

Authorities rescued six children, aged 11 months to 10 years old, on allegations that they were used in cybersex activities by adults, a local social welfare official said Saturday. Jec Sacan, head of City Social Welfare and Development’s Pag-asa Youth Home Center, said four of the rescued minors are children of the 24-year old suspect...

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Another Three Maute/ISIS Remnants; Abu Dar Group Surrenders

Another Three Maute/ISIS Remnants; Abu Dar Group Surrenders

Another three Maute/ISIS remnants who also belongs to Abu Dar’s group surrendered to the 82nd Infantry Battalion in Piagapo, Lanao del Sur 12:00 p.m. Saturday (January 12, 2019). On Friday, two of their comrades surrendered to the 55th Infantry Battalion in municipality of Pagayawan, Lanao del Sur. “Dissatisfied and discontented with the leadership and capabilities...

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Security ops in place as campaign period starts: PNP chief

Security ops in place as campaign period starts: PNP chief

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Director General Oscar Albayalde assured that security measures are in place as the 150-day election period set by Commission on Elections (Comelec) kicked off Sunday. “Gagawin nating mahigpit ito as much as we can para maiwasan ‘yung mga magdadala ng mga ipinagbabawal na gamit gaya ng firearms. Effective today ay...