Tumulak lobbies for Dumpit’s return as Tomas escort

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 10/27/2016

Cebu City Councilor Dave Tumulak said he will ask PNP Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa to assign SPO1 Adonis Dumpit and two other police officers as security personnel of Mayor Tomas Osmeña. SPO1 Adonis Dumpit reported…

Globe, PNP sign MOU to operate Text Bato hotline for crime prevention

PR 10/25/2016

GLOBE Telecom signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Philippine National Police to operate Text 2286 (Bato), an SMS hotline providing an access for the public to directly report incidents to PNP Director General Ronald “Bato”…

Bato brings home fugitive ex-cop from Thailand trip

10/17/2016

“A very productive hunting trip” was how Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa described his visit to Thailand as he brought home with him a former police officer charged with the abduction and…

PROBE STARTS TODAY

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Jhunnex Napallacan, Jose Santino S. Bunachita 09/26/2016

Lawyer to demand complaint, other documents, evidence As the probe into 18 police officers who are allegedly drug coddlers, starts today, two of them, who were previously assigned in Cebu at Police Regional Office in Central Visayas…

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…

‘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…

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…

DOH eyes drug rehab centers on PH islands

07/15/2016

Manila — The government is looking at sending drug dependents to islands where they will undergo rehabilitation, according to Health Secretary Paulyn Ubial. “Among the things being considered now is to bring drug users who surrender to…

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