Filipinos seen backing Duterte

08/28/2016

Manila — On the day he was sworn into office, President Rodrigo Duterte went to a Manila slum and exhorted residents who knew any drug addicts to “go ahead and kill them yourself as getting their parents…

PNP relieves 55 more cops; off to ARMM and Cordillera

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Margarette Managaytay 08/20/2016

Another batch of 55 policemen, including eight officers, were ordered to move out from Central Visayas and were assigned to strife-torn areas in Luzon and Mindanao. Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa…

Bato orders probe on cop’s death

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 08/15/2016

Philippine National Police Chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa ordered the Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) to investigate last week’s death of PO2 Ryan Casiban of Cordova town. “We received a directive from the chief PNP…

LOOT, GARBO LINKED TO ESPINOSA

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Jhunnex Napallacan 08/04/2016

Retired police generals Vicente Loot and Marcelino Garbo were named anew as alleged protectors of drug lords, this time of father and son tandem, Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. of Albuera, Leyte, and his son, Rolando Jr. or…

Police: Tanto’s arrest proves not all suspects are killed

07/31/2016

AMID a spate of killings of suspected criminals under the Duterte administration, police authorities assured that not all criminals are gunned down by the police if they peacefully surrender. Senior Supt. Joel Coronel, director of the Manila…

‘Bato’ on love, Pokemon Go, Vin Diesel, Mr. Clean

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 07/25/2016

DUE to his moniker “Bato” (Rock), many see PNP Director General Ronald dela Rosa as a tough and no-nonsense police chief bent on eradicating crime and illegal drugs in the country. But a nine-minute video uploaded last…

Five Cebu police officials off to rebel-infested spots in Mindanao

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 07/21/2016

CEBU CITY-Five police officials in Cebu were relieved from their respective posts and were sent to rebel-influenced areas in northern Luzon and Mindanao. Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa ordered the immediate…

SAF now mans Bilibid

07/21/2016

The police elite Special Action Force (SAF) has taken over the job of securing the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) on Wednesday. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II said 320 SAF members will secure the national penitentiary round-the-clock. On…

UNDER PAYROLL OF DRUG LORDS

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Carmel Loise Matus 07/18/2016

Police officials in Cebu receive money from drug lords: Dela Rosa The massive relief and reshuffling of Cebu-based police officials and operatives, especially in Cebu City, was because of their alleged involvement in the illegal drug trade.…

Police gain big-time legal volunteers

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Carmel Loise Matus 07/18/2016

MEMBERS of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Central Visayas no longer have reason to worry about lawsuits from people claiming to be victims of police brutality and abuse. A group of retired judges, government prosecutors and…

No proof against Peter Lim

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 07/18/2016

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) Chief, Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa on Monday admitted that they don’t have enough evidence to prove that Cebu businessman Peter Lim is a drug lord. “So far, what we have are…

28 journalists undergo drug testing

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Carmel Loise Matus 07/18/2016

Some 28 journalists, covering the police and defense beat, volunteered to undergo a drug test after the press conference yesterday with the top police chief of the country at the Police Regional Office (PRO-7) headquarters in Cebu…

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