Marikina to file raps vs. culprits behind floating dead pigs

MANILA — The Marikina City government on Sunday said it will file civil and criminal charges against people responsible for the improper disposal of pig carcasses found floating in Marikina River last week. Marikina Mayor Marcelino “Marcy” Teodoro said the city has provided the Department of Agriculture (DA) with a ‘lead of information’ that could possibly … Read More

Manhunt underway for gunmen in ambush of ex-Pangasinan guv

MANILA — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde on Thursday ordered a manhunt against the still unidentified assailants who ambushed the convoy of former Pangasinan governor Amado Espino Jr. on Wednesday afternoon. PNP spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac said Albayalde has directed the Police Regional Office (PRO-1) to immediately arrest the suspects, expedite the … Read More

Ex-Pangasinan guv hurt in ambush

MANILA — Former Pangasinan Governor Amado Espino Jr. was ambushed by unidentified assailants on Wednesday afternoon. In a report from Camp Crame, PNP spokesperson, Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac, said Espino, also former congressman of Pangasinan’s 5th District, sustained injuries while onboard his vehicle when shot by still unidentified suspects around 4:30 p.m at Magtaking, San Carlos … Read More

Indian national, 2 others nabbed for kidnapping

MANILA — Authorities nabbed three kidnapping suspects, including an Indian national, in separate incidents, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, Gen. Oscar Albayalde said Tuesday. In a press briefing at Camp Crame, Albayalde said among those arrested was 38-year-old Indian national Joginder Singh, alias Jinder/Kang/Harry, a member of the Goldy Group. He is involved in the kidnapping … Read More

PNP ‘tracker teams’ to locate heinous crime convicts

MANILA — The Philippine National Police has deployed tracker teams to locate nearly 2,000 heinous crimes convicts who were freed under the Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law. This came after President Rodrigo Duterte gave these prisoners 15 days to surrender, shortly after firing Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Director General Nicanor Faeldon. “Following the orders of the President, … Read More

PNP counter-terror training facility to rise in Cavite

MANILA — The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the United States government signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the establishment of a “state-of-the-art” counter-terrorism training facility in Cavite in a bid to enhance the police’s counter-terrorism capabilities.  Based on the MOA signed by PNP Chief, Gen. Oscar Albayalde and US Embassy in Manila Deputy Chief … Read More

PDEA lauds PUP random drug test on students, employees

MANILA — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) on Friday welcomed the Polytechnic University of the Philippines’ (PUP) move to have students and faculty members undergo random drug tests, in support to the government’s anti-drug campaign. PDEA Director General Aaron Aquino hailed the initiative of PUP president Dr. Emanuel de Guzman, stressing that the measure is … Read More

Northern Luzon terror threat still under validation: PNP

MANILA – Like the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), the Philippine National Police (PNP) is also validating reports that terrorists are out to conduct attacks on targets in the “named areas” of Northern Luzon Command (NOLCOM), PNP chief, Gen. Oscar Albayalde, said on Tuesday. “It’s still under validation, wala pang confirmation na nakukuha kami from our people … Read More