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Army wipes more than 30 BIFF members in Maguindanao, North Cotabato borders

CARMEN, North Cotabato, Feb. 24 — The two-day Philippine military offensive in the borders of North Cotabato and Maguindanao has likely killed more than 30 members of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), according to a military source on Tuesday. Colonel Noel Clement, chief of the 602nd Infantry Brigade here, said […]

Purisima reads text chat with P-Noy on Mamasapano encounter

MANILA, Feb. 23 – Resigned Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Alan Purisima disclosed on Monday the exchange of text messages between him and President Benigno S. Aquino III during the Mamasapano incident on Jan. 25. At the resumption of the Senate inquiry into the bloody Mamasapano encounter that left 44 […]

Senate might compel Purisima to read text messages with P-Noy – Poe

MANILA, Feb. 22 – The Senate might compel resigned Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima to disclose his conversation with President Benigno Aquino III and other officials regarding ‘Oplan Exodus’ when he appears in the Senate hearing on Monday. This was disclosed by Senator Grace Poe on Sunday during a […]

Islamic state not Bangsamoro region, BIFF insists

MANILA, Feb 20 – The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters has no plan to join in the peace talks between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. In a radio interview with BIFF spokesperson Abu Misry Mama, he insisted that they are fighting for an Islamic state and not a […]

Purisima disclosures on Mamasapano may favor the President – Poe

MANILA, Feb. 20 – Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday said the disclosures of resigned Philippine National Police chief Allan Purisima during the Senate executive session on the Mamasapano incident may even favor President Benigno S. Aquino III. The view came in the heels with Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. saying […]

No coup plotters in Bicol – Deona

No coup plotters in Bicol – Deona SORSOGON CITY, Feb. 18 — Bicol regional police director Chief Supt. Victor Deona, sounded off coup plotters have no place in the region after a coordination meeting with top military commanders in Sorsogon province held at Camp Salvador Escudero, Sr. this city on […]

US drone was used in PNP-SAF Mamasapano assault?

US drone was used in PNP-SAF Mamasapano assault? Drone or no drone, were Americans involved in the Mamasapano assault and debacle of Philippine National Police Special Action Force which resulted in deaths of 44 commando troopers? Sharing here the previous video reports courtesy of GMA7 on the alleged drone(s) used […]

Farmer returns helmet, military gadgets of fallen SAF commando

Farmer returns helmet, military gadget of fallen SAF commando SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao, Feb. 16( –- A farmer who asked not to be named for security reason returned items of slain police commandos in the January 25 PNP Special Action Force debacle. Police officers in Maguindanao are expecting more personal items, […]

Law enforcers raid 2 suspected shabu labs in Masbate

MASBATE CITY, Feb. 15 -– The combined operatives of law enforcement groups arrested several persons in separate raids at suspected shabu laboratories in two villages in this city on Saturday morning. Arrested at the residential compound of former mayor Bernardito Abapo of Milagros, Masbate, in Sitio Cagba, Barangay Tugbo, were […]

Robin Padilla, ARMM officials, entertain Mamasapano folks

Robin Padilla, ARMM officials, bring Valentine joy to Mamasapano folks MAMASAPANO, Maguindanao, Feb. 15 – A movie star and his TV personality-wife, together with the ARMM regional governor and his wife, on Saturday gave “extra love” to thousands of Muslim civilians displaced and affected by the Jan. 25 encounter here. […]

More tributes to the Fallen44 of Mamasapano killing fields

More song, slides tribute to the Fallen44 of Mamasapano killing fields Can’t get enough tributes? Here’s more gathered more tributes for the Fallen44, here highlighting one made for the PNP and by a private individual. Good enough the Fallen44 Philippine National Police Special Action Force that saw action in the […]

Best tribute ever to the Fallen44 of Mamasapano killing fields

Best tribute ever to the Fallen44 of Mamasapano killing fields Perhaps, this is one of the best tribute ever for the Fallen44 Philippine National Police Special Action Force that saw action in the cornfields of Mamasapano, Maguindanao province. On the fateful day of January 25th, operating on “Oplan Wolvrine” hundreds […]

Government must study MILF proposal on independent Mamasapano probe

Government must study MILF proposal on independent Mamasapano probe Feb 14, 2015 @ 06:11 MANILA, Feb. 14 — Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal has called for an independent body to investigate the gruesome Mamasapano butchery of 44 men from the PNP Special Action Force byt the […]

Viral video enrages senators, condemns killing of SAF troops

Viral video enrages senators, condemns killing of SAF troops MANILA, Feb. 12 – Various senators react to the Mamasapano, Maguindanao killing of a contingent from the Philippine National Police Special Action Force by the joint forces of rebel groups from Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters on […]

All is quiet in Malacanang with on-going Mamasapano Senate hearing

All is quiet in Malacanang with on-going Mamasapano Senate hearing. MANILA, Feb 11 — Malacanang on Tuesday declined to comment on the on-going Senate hearings regarding the Mamasapano incident. Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said “it may be inappropriate to give comments at this time because the testimonies given by […]

Grumpy old men attend P-Noy’s nationwide Mamasapano address

This post is supposed to see the comic side of the news in pictures and never meant to offend. Hope so. Our artist took a photograb of the video during the second address of President Benigno S. Aquino III in Malacanang, his message to the nation regarding the gruesome Mamasapano […]

P-Noy vows to capture Usman, urges MILF cooperation

P-Noy vows to capture Usman, urges MILF cooperation MANILA, Feb. 7 — Addressing the nation for the second time since the tragic Mamasapano incident, President Benigno S. Aquino on Friday vowed to capture terrorist Abdul Basit Usman who escaped from the law enforcement operation conducted by the PNP Special Action […]

Fallen44: Aquino fails to condemn MILF, BIFF

MANILA, Feb. 1 — While the fallen 44 Philippine National Police – Special Action Force commandos will never get their lives back, the Aquino administration is drumming up financial and livelihood packages for the beneficiaries of those left behind as palliative measure but unwilling to condemn the Moro Islamic Liberation […]

Lone Bicolano PNP-SAF hero casualty hails from Virac

Lone Bicolano PNP-SAF hero casualty hails from Virac Published on: Jan 31, 2015 @ 07:47 The lone Bicolano casualty in the PNP-SAF, Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters “misencounter” hails from Virac, Catanduanes. Police Senior Inspector Max Jim R. Tria belongs to the Philippine National Police Academy […]

Aquino vows justice for fallen police commandos

Aquino vows justice for fallen police commandos MANILA, Jan 31 — President Benigno S. Aquino III on Friday vowed justice for the 44 members of the Philippine National Police – Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) who died during a police operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao last Sunday. He assured their respective families […]

Aquino to lead necrological rites of slain SAF members

Aquino to lead necrological rites of slain SAF members. MANILA, Jan. 30 — President Benigno Aquino III is scheduled to lead the necrological service for the slain members of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City Friday. The memorial service coincides with the observance […]

PNP sacks budget officer on delayed release of food provision

Espina sacks budget officer over delayed disbursement of food provisions for COPS. MANILA, Jan. 24 — Philippine National Police officer-in-charge, currently Deputy Director General Leonardo A. Espina, approved Friday the administrative relief of a police budget officer over allegations of delayed disbursement of food provisions for PNP personnel deployed for […]

BIcol PNP, Albay province brace for Pope’s PH visit

BIcol PNP, Albay province brace for Pope’s PH visit. The coming visit of Pope Francis in the Philippines, particularly in Manila and Tacloban, now reaches feverish proportions. Do not discount Albay to just stand by. Governor Joey Salceda has issued a no-work order for capitol employees and the suspension of […]

PNP Bicol deploys 1,500 police officers on Pope’s Tacloban visit

LEGAZPI CITY, Jan. 7 — Some 1,500 senior police officers from Bicol will be detailed next week in Tacloban city during the visit of Pope Francis in the Eastern Visayas. According to BIcol PNP chief Supt. Victor P. Deona, the police officers will provide security during the Pontiff’s visit. The […]

Bukidnon bus bombing kills 11, dozens more wounded

Police offficers in Maramag, Bukidnon are conducting manhunt on suspects who planted an improvised explosive device in a bus that killed 11 persons and dozens more wounded. Nine of the passengers were killed on the spot, two others died at the Lavinia General Hospital in Valencia, Bukidnon while forty three […]

Albay gang massacres 3 family members in Libon

Legazpi City — Three family members were massacred on Sunday by a gang inside their Barangay Alongong residence of Libon, Albay. Police identified the fatalities as Felipe Ongog, 60, a businessman; Arnold Ongog, of legal age; and Imelda Ongog, 33. The suspects led by gang leader Gilbert Concepcion immediately escaped […]

Safety of Pope Francis’ visit in the hands of PNP

QUEZON CITY, 16 November (PIA) – Safety of Pope Francis’ visit in the hands of PNP. The forthcoming visit to the country of Pope Francis next year will receive the “whole of government approach” security from the Philippine National Police. This early, the PNP is making early preparations to ensure […]

AI: Despite Anti-Torture Act Philippines has poor probes into cases

Amnesty International, in a report Monday, said that Philippine authorities have not convicted any perpetrators of torture since passing the country’s Anti-Torture Act on November 10, 2009, and have thus failed to address the problem of torture in detention facilities throughout the country. “Philippine authorities are failing to tackle torture […]

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5 PNP personnel critically wounded in NPA ambush in Libmanan

LIBMANAN, Cam. Sur, March 17 — An official of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and four of his men on board a police patrol car were critically wounded when they were ambushed by New People’s Army (NPA) at Sitio Binubon, Barangay Malinao, in this town, at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. Police […]

Purisima disclosures on Mamasapano may favor the President – Poe

MANILA, Feb. 20 – Senator Grace Poe on Wednesday said the disclosures of resigned Philippine National Police chief Allan Purisima during the Senate executive session on the Mamasapano incident may even favor President Benigno S. Aquino III. The view came in the heels with Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. saying […]

Aquino to lead necrological rites of slain SAF members

Aquino to lead necrological rites of slain SAF members. MANILA, Jan. 30 — President Benigno Aquino III is scheduled to lead the necrological service for the slain members of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City Friday. The memorial service coincides with the observance […]

All is quiet in Malacanang with on-going Mamasapano Senate hearing

All is quiet in Malacanang with on-going Mamasapano Senate hearing. MANILA, Feb 11 — Malacanang on Tuesday declined to comment on the on-going Senate hearings regarding the Mamasapano incident. Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said “it may be inappropriate to give comments at this time because the testimonies given by […]

Canadian, Filipina wife face charges for ‘bitbit bala’ in Dumaguete

Dumaguete City — The Philippine National Police (PNP) Aviation Security Command (AVSECOM) has filed a formal complaint against a Canadian national and his Filipina wife for allegedly bringing in a live bullet inside their baggage at the Dumaguete airport on their way to Cebu last week. Local AVSECOM head Police […]

North Cotabato top cops booted over violent dispersal of Kidapawan rally

KIDAPAWAN CITY, April 8 –- Two of the top Philippine National Police officers in North Cotabato province were sacked of their posts as part of the fallout of the violent dispersal of protesting farmers last April 1 here. PNP region 12 administrative head Police Sr. Supt. Danilo Peralta confirmed Friday […]

More tributes to the Fallen44 of Mamasapano killing fields

More song, slides tribute to the Fallen44 of Mamasapano killing fields Can’t get enough tributes? Here’s more gathered more tributes for the Fallen44, here highlighting one made for the PNP and by a private individual. Good enough the Fallen44 Philippine National Police Special Action Force that saw action in the […]

Suspect in Quiapo road rage killing handcuffed in Masbate

Trapped in Bicol. The pursuit for the suspect of a road rage killing in Quiapo Monday night ended in Milagros town of Masbate province in Bicol. A joint Army intelligence and provincial police team handcuffed the suspect who surrendered Friday noon. The suspect, identified as Vhon Martin Tanto, also known […]

Sandiganbayan grants detained Senator Estrada 3-hour forlough

MANILA, March 16 — Detained Senator Jinggoy Estrada was granted Monday a three-hour furlough by the Sandiganbayn to attend to his son’s high school graduation on Tuesday. The anti-graft court allowed Estrada to leave his detention in Camp Crame from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday to attend the commencement […]

Bukidnon bus bombing kills 11, dozens more wounded

Police offficers in Maramag, Bukidnon are conducting manhunt on suspects who planted an improvised explosive device in a bus that killed 11 persons and dozens more wounded. Nine of the passengers were killed on the spot, two others died at the Lavinia General Hospital in Valencia, Bukidnon while forty three […]

APEC lockdown protocol still in effect in Metro Manila

APEC lockdown protocol still in effect in major Metro Mannila roadways Despite the departure of some leaders in the just concluded Asia-Pacific Economic Conference (APEC) Leaders’ Summit, the Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) announced that its lockdown protocol is still in effect until late Friday afternoon. This was disclosed […]

Son of detained Senator Bong Revilla shoots self

MANILA, Mrch 1 – Detained Senator Ramon Revilla Jr. is expected to seek a pass to be with son who was reportedly shot and wounded by himself in accident yesterday. The family lawyer said the shooting was an accident. He clarified that Cavite vice governor Jose Lorenzo “Jolo” Bautista III […]

Islamic state not Bangsamoro region, BIFF insists

MANILA, Feb 20 – The Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters has no plan to join in the peace talks between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. In a radio interview with BIFF spokesperson Abu Misry Mama, he insisted that they are fighting for an Islamic state and not a […]

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Suspect in fatal shooting of Gov. Villafuerte’s cousin surrenders

LEGAZPI CITY, March 9 — The suspect in the killing of a cousin of Camarines Sur Governor Miguel Luis Viilafuerte surrendered to Senior Supt. Marlo S. Meneses, Albay Philippine National Police provincial director, on Sunday morning inside Camp Gen. Simeon A. Ola. Meneses identified the suspect as Manny Rey, 40 […]

New PNP chief reshuffle senior officials in key posts

MANILA – Newly-installed Philippine National Police Chief, Director General Ronald Dela Rosa, on Friday ordered a reorganization of senior officers occupying key positions in the PNP Command Group, Directorial Staff, Regional Police Offices and National Support Units. ”Upon my assumption today I have ordered a reorganization of senior officers occupying […]

P-Noy vows to capture Usman, urges MILF cooperation

P-Noy vows to capture Usman, urges MILF cooperation MANILA, Feb. 7 — Addressing the nation for the second time since the tragic Mamasapano incident, President Benigno S. Aquino on Friday vowed to capture terrorist Abdul Basit Usman who escaped from the law enforcement operation conducted by the PNP Special Action […]

Bicol Drug Menace: Buy bust operation nab trafficker

Is there a drug menace in the Bicol Region? At we read, and watch reports, coming in from the provinces and cities, there is some truth to the matter. Here’s another. Joint operatives of the Nabua Municipal Police Station led by Police Senior Insp. John Murray C. Cutaran, officer-in-charge, and […]

Sen. Lacson sees flaw in PNP recruitment program

Speaking to PNP Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa during the second day of the Senate inquiry into the extra-judicial killings, Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson asked why most of the PNP personnel suspected to be involved in illegal drugs trade were younger, new police officers. Lacson has speculated there must […]

No coup plotters in Bicol – Deona

No coup plotters in Bicol – Deona SORSOGON CITY, Feb. 18 — Bicol regional police director Chief Supt. Victor Deona, sounded off coup plotters have no place in the region after a coordination meeting with top military commanders in Sorsogon province held at Camp Salvador Escudero, Sr. this city on […]

Canadian, Filipina wife face charges for ‘bitbit bala’ in Dumaguete

Dumaguete City — The Philippine National Police (PNP) Aviation Security Command (AVSECOM) has filed a formal complaint against a Canadian national and his Filipina wife for allegedly bringing in a live bullet inside their baggage at the Dumaguete airport on their way to Cebu last week. Local AVSECOM head Police […]

Watch: Violent police dispersal of anti-US rally was spine tingling

This is how the Philippine National Police dispersed the rally in Manila’s Roxas Boulevard fronting the United States embassy in the Philippines. A total display of arrogance and police brutality, the whole world gasped in horror and dismay. What more words can one add. This time the video can speak […]

Safety of Pope Francis’ visit in the hands of PNP

QUEZON CITY, 16 November (PIA) – Safety of Pope Francis’ visit in the hands of PNP. The forthcoming visit to the country of Pope Francis next year will receive the “whole of government approach” security from the Philippine National Police. This early, the PNP is making early preparations to ensure […]