‘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…

PNP questions CHR findings on indoctrination of ‘lumad’ children in Cebu

Consuelo Marquez - Reporter / @CMarquezINQ 02/19/2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday questioned the assessment made by the Commission on Human Rights’ (CHR) which said that the 19 “lumad” (Indigenous Peoples) children allegedly rescued by police in Cebu were…

Love for service: To serve and to protect #CDNDValentines2021

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 02/14/2021

People have different plots of their own stories. Rags-to-riches stories might be cliche for some but why aren’t most people ever get tired of hearing these? This love month, we are not only wired to spending this…

Cebu City police ink deal to bolster basic services to community

Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña 02/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Cebu City police will work together with the local chief executives of the Cebu City government and the community to bolster the delivery of basic services to the community. This developed after…

CCPO targets to plant 1K trees

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 02/03/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines —The Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) is targetting to plant at least 1,000 trees in the mountain barangays here. According to Police Colonel Josefino Ligan, the director of the CCPO, it is one of…

Disastrous propaganda or brazen intimidation?

Joel Ruiz Butuyan - @inquirerdotnet 02/01/2021

Professional members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police must be cringing in embarrassment after witnessing blunder upon blunder being committed by their organizations. First, the AFP made a list of University…

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