PNP to start using body cameras

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 06/04/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The use of body cams by our police officers is expected to start this month as the Philippine National Police (PNP) launched the Body-Worn Camera System (BWCS) on Friday morning, June 4, 2021. According to…

PNP chief: Speed up raps, dismissal process vs killer cop

Jeanette Andrade, Krixia Subingsubing 06/02/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police chief Guillermo Eleazar on Tuesday ordered the immediate filing of criminal cases and summary dismissal proceedings against a drunken policeman who had shot dead a 52-year-old woman in Quezon City. In…

PCSO loses P12M per day in Cebu City and Mandaue due to illegal outlets

Pegeen Maisie Sararana 05/07/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) general manager, retired Police Colonel Royina Garma is issuing a challenge to the Philippine National Police (PNP) — clear all unauthorized STL outlets in the cities of Cebu…

HPG to intensify road safety awareness campaign along TransCentral Highway

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 04/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — After a series of road accidents at the TransCentral Highway (TCH), the Highway Patrol Group in Central Visayas (HPG-7) has intensified its campaign on raising awareness on road safety. According to Police Major…

Brgy Bakilid could be drug-cleared this year

Mary Rose Sagarino 03/23/2021

MANDAUE CITY, Philippines – The Mandaue City government and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) aim to have a drug-cleared barangay in the city within the year. So on Tuesday, March 23, 2021, the City Anti-Drug Abuse…

‘Red-tagged’ Karapatan paralegal arrested – rights group

Christia Marie Ramos, Germelina Lacorte - @inquirerdotnet 03/21/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Rights group Karapatan on Sunday said its paralegal in Caraga was arrested by “suspected elements” of the Philippine National Police (PNP). According to Karapatan, Renalyn Tejero was arrested in Brgy. Lapasan in Cagayan de…

It’s green and go for COVID-19 molecular lab at Camp Sotero Cabahug

Morexette Marie B. Erram 03/18/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Philippine National Police (PNP) announced that its molecular laboratory at Camp Sotero Cabahug in Cebu City has been given clearance to start testing for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).  In a statement dated March 17,…

Cop sacked for asking Calbayog court for list of lawyers in ‘communist’ cases

Katrina Hallare - Reporter / @KHallareINQ 03/13/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Saturday relieved a policeman who allegedly requested the Calbayog City Regional Trial Court (RTC) for a list of lawyers representing alleged members of communist groups. In a statement, PNP officer…

PNP listing lawyers for ‘red terrorists’

Julie M. Aurelio - Reporter / @JMAurelioINQ 03/13/2021

Following a recent attack on a lawyer, a Makabayan lawmaker denounced the Philippine National Police for asking courts to submit the names of lawyers for “personalities” belonging to “communist terrorist groups,” the terms used by security forces…

Solon tells PNP: Focus on cleansing ranks, not ‘PDA couples’

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 03/12/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) should focus on cleansing its ranks instead of running after couples who engage in public display of affection (PDA), a lawmaker said Friday. Puwersa ng Bayaning Atleta (PBA) Partylist…

PNP on killing of Calbayog mayor: His group fired first

Frances Mangosing 03/10/2021

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday (March 9) said that the group of Calbayog City Mayor Ronald Aquino fired the first shot in the gunfight that led to his killing. In a statement, the PNP…

Barbers: No PNP – PDEA shootout if there was proper coordination

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 02/26/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The shootout between the operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) would not have happened if there was proper coordination, Surigao del Norte 2nd District Rep. Robert…

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