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COMMENTARY: Albayalde should protect the integrity and academic freedom of our universities

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 08 Oct) — As the National Convention of the Catholic Educational Association of the Philippines (CEAP) was in session, PNP (Philippine National Police) Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde attacked 18 public and private Universities alleging that teachers were “instigating” students “to go against government.” He also alleged that communists were recruiting […]

Iqbal: ‘hawks’ out to derail peace efforts in Mindanao

KORONADAL CITY  (MindaNews/ 04 Septemer) — Top Moro leaders have urged the public to support peace efforts in Mindanao, warning that “hawkish quarters are out to derail the desired just and lasting peace in the south” as shown by the August 28 and September 2 bombings in Isulan, Sultan Kudarat that left five civilians dead […]

Cardinal asks AFP, PNP, MILF and MNLF to “flush out the perpetrators” of Isulan bombings and “bring them to justice”

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 03 Sept) — Mindanao’s lone Cardinal, Orlando Quevedo has called on the Armed Forces of the Philippines and Philippine National Police to work with the “now forces of peace” — the Moro Islamic Liberation Front and Moro National Liberation Front — “to flush out the perpetrators” of the August 28 and […]

STATEMENT: Seek Peace and Pursue It

(Statement of the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform on the GRP-NDFP peace process) The Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (PEPP) is saddened by the latest development in the peace process. Prof. Jose Ma. Sison, Chief Political Consultant of the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) in a statement during a forum of peace advocates, said the […]

Cotabato PNP will not negotiate for release of captive cop

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 9 March) – Police in North Cotabato will never negotiate with a rebel group that abducted the deputy chief of one of the municipalities in the province. Supt. Leo Ajero, deputy chief of operations of the Cotabato Police Provincial Office (CPPO), said it is never their policy to talk or work on […]

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Coordination ‘weakest link’ among Davao’s law enforcement agencies – PNP chief

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 28 Feb) – Law enforcement agencies in the city need to strengthen their coordination even if the local police force is 95-percent ready to handle crisis situations, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa said. Dela Rosa voiced the observation in an interview with reporters after “Southern Storm,” […]

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New police vehicles

Police officers stand beside newly-delivered motorcycles during the turnover of 23 4×4 light personnel carriers (Toyota Hilux), 44 motorcycles,3 utility trucks at the the Police Regional Office-11 headquarters in Davao City on Monday (26 February 2018). PNP Chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa led the turnover of the vehicles which will be distributed to municipal […]

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New police cars

Japanese Ambassador to the Philippines Koji Haneda (2nd from L) turns over 26 Mitsubishi Montero units as police patrol cars to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte (3rd from L) and Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald Dela Rosa as Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte (R) and Davao Region Police Chief Manuel Gaerlan (2nd from Right) look […]

Cop killed, 7 others injured in roadside blast in Maguindanao

SHARIFF AGUAK, Maguindanao  (MindaNews / 01 January) — A police officer was killed while five others were injured when a bomb exploded as the police patrol’s vehicle passed some 400 meters away from the headquarters of the Philippine National Police’s Provincial Police Office in the poblacion at around 8:10 p.m. Sunday, New Year’s eve. Two […]

Abp Valles on drug-related killings: “inspire the police” to adhere to rule of law

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 November) – Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles will take over as President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on December 1 with the bloody war on drugs still a major issue confronting the Catholic church and the Duterte administration. Drug-related killings are “terrible,” Valles said as he urged […]

Abp Valles on drug-related killings: “inspire the police” to adhere to rule of law

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 05 November) – Davao Archbishop Romulo Valles will take over as President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) on December 1 with the bloody war on drugs still a major issue confronting the Catholic church and the Duterte administration. Drug-related killings are “terrible,” Valles said as he urged […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: 116th Police Service Anniversary. 09 August 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING THE 116TH POLICE SERVICE ANNIVERSARY [Delivered at Philippine National Police Transformation Oval’s Grandstand, Camp Crame, Quezon City | 09 August […]

200 Chinese-made M-16 rifles now with Region 12 cops

GENERAL SANTOS CITY (MindaNews/09 August)– The anti-terrorism campaign and efforts to ensure public safety in Region 12 received a big boost with the distribution of 200 new Chinese-made M-16 rifles to police personnel across the region. Chief Supt. Cedrick Train, Police Regional Office-12 (PRO-12) director, confirmed Wednesday the M-16 rifles manufactured by China North Industries […]

Kids recover grenade near Matalam riverbank

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 05 Aug) – Children playing near the riverbank in Matalam, North Cotabato recovered a fragmentation grenade at around 5 p.m. on Friday, a village official said. Erickson Jaylon, chair of Barangay Lower Malamote said they immediately brought the device to the police station. Investigators from Matalam Police said the Mk-2 grenade, […]

TURNING POINT: Of Unreason and Rogue Cops

NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental (MindaNews / 09 July) — Is Mindanao such a hopeless case that it is made a garbage dump for undesirable law enforcers? A year ago, 34 officers from the Philippine National Police in the National Capital Region were reassigned to Mindanao, particularly in  the Autonomous Regio in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM),   as a […]

DNA analyzer

Chief Insp Lorna Santos, chief of the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) DNA Lab in Camp Crame, prepares DNA samples for analysis with a newly acquired DNA analyzer (blue machine in background) of the PNP-Regon XI Regional Crime Laboratory in Davao City on 11 May 2017. The Php 49-million system will be used to analyze DNA […]

Bomb materials found in house of police official linked to Abu

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/25 April) — Authorities reportedly found bomb materials and arrested three persons during a raid on the house of police Supt. Maria Cristina Nobleza in Malaybalay City Monday night. Nobleza, deputy chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Davao Region Crime Laboratory, was implicated in an attack staged by the Abu Sayyaf in Bohol […]

DUTERTE TRANSCRIPTS: Philippine National Police Academy. 24 March 2017

(Note from MindaNews: This is the official transcript of President Rodrigo Duterte’s speech, released by the Presidential News Desk of the Presidential Communications Office) Presidential Communications Office Presidential News Desk  SPEECH OF PRESIDENT RODRIGO ROA DUTERTE DURING THE 38TH COMMENCEMENT EXERCISES OF THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL POLICE ACADEMY CLASS 2017 [Delivered at General Cicero C. Campos […]

PNP chief urges for resumption of GRP-NDF peace talks

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/11 March) – The government and the National Democratic Front must resume peace negotiations that have been stalled since early last month after both sides terminated their unilateral ceasefire declarations amid mutal accusations of bad faith, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa said Friday. De la Rosa, 55, […]

Backchannel talks in GRP-NDF peace process ongoing

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 March) — Backchannel talks are ongoing in Utrecht, The Netherlands  to get the peace process between government (GRP ) and the National Democratic Front (NDF) back on track. “Kung dunay outcome (sa) back channel, we will make public,” Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Jesus Dureza said in a text […]

Pimentel: sack police scalawags; don’t send them to Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 31 January) — Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III on Tuesday called for an immediate stop to the practice of reassigning erring policemen to Mindanao. In a press statement, Pimentel said Mindanao is “deserving of honest and disciplined lawmen like the rest of the country.” Two weeks earlier, Governor Mujiv Hataman of […]