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SAF 44 gallantry did not go in vain: Magalong

SAF 44 gallantry did not go in vain: Magalong

The gallantry of the 44 fallen members of the Special Action Forces (SAF 44) during an encounter with Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) fighters in Mamasapano, Maguindanao four years ago remain etched in the memories of Filipinos. Every year after the Jan. 25, 2015 bloody encounter — one of the most tragic in the history...

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Daraga Mayor Baldo, suspected Batocabe slay brains, arrested for guns, grenade

Daraga Mayor Baldo, suspected Batocabe slay brains, arrested for guns, grenade

Continuing efforts by the Philippine National Police to dig deeper into the murder of Ako Bicol Partylist Representative Rodel Batocabe and his police escort SPO2 Orlando Diaz bore more fruit today when authorities recovered the suspected getaway vehicle and two more firearms from the possession of prime suspect Mayor Carlwyn Baldo. In a report to...

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PNP seizes over 1K firearms from 96 security agencies

PNP seizes over 1K firearms from 96 security agencies

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has confiscated a total 1,025 firearms from 96 private security agencies that were ordered to cease operations in 2018 as part of continuing campaign against loose firearms. PNP chief, Director General Oscar Albayalde said the PNP Supervisory Office for Security and Investigative Agencies (SOSIA) of the Civil Security Group has...

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ARMM plebiscite generally peaceful: Comelec

ARMM plebiscite generally peaceful: Comelec

The plebiscite for the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has been peaceful with no reported untoward incident, officials said Monday. “The plebiscite in the whole of ARMM is generally peaceful,” said lawyer Ray Sumalipao, Comelec-ARMM regional director, in a press conference here. “ “It is too early to...

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PNP, AFP offer help to find missing UST coed

PNP, AFP offer help to find missing UST coed

Authorities have expressed desire to help the parents of a University of Santo Tomas (UST) student who went missing after a supposed immersion with farmers last December. Philippine National Police (PNP) Director Gen. Oscar Albayalde advised the family to coordinate with police personnel in searching for 18-year-old Rizza Divine Camingawan. “We want to help the...

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Toy guns, replicas prohibited during poll period: PNP

Toy guns, replicas prohibited during poll period: PNP

The Pangasinan police has warned the public that the sale and use of gun replicas or toy guns and bladed weapons outside residences are prohibited under the election gun ban. “For vendors, please cooperate and don’t sell toy guns to avoid being subject to our operations. But, of course, we do warn them at first...

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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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Tourist police in PH surfing capital receive patrol bikes

Tourist police in PH surfing capital receive patrol bikes

Tourist police assigned to the “most favorite hub of world surfers” received 10 patrol bikes during the launching of “Juan Effect” program held in General Luna, Siargao on Friday, January 11, 2019. The patrol bikes were donated by the local government of Surigao del Norte through the initiative of Congressman Francisco ‘Bingo’ Matugas II of...

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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...