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Chiz warns of demoralization in PNP

Sen. Chiz Escudero warned yesterday that the non-appointment of a permanent Philippine National Police chief could cause demoralization among members of the 150,000-strong organization.  Read More »

Village chief, escort killed in ASG ambush

ISABELA CITY, Basilan – Troops have launched pursuit operations against suspected members of the Abu Sayyaf Group who ambushed a barangay chairman and his escort yesterday in Sumisip, this province.  Read More »

Cops get witness in stray bullet case

BAGUIO CITY – A witness to an indiscriminate firing of gun that led to the death of an 11-year-old student on New Year revelry in Tayum, Abra, is now in the custody of Abra Provincial Police. Chief Superintendent Isagani Nerez, Police Regional Office Cordillera (PROCor) director, said police probers are getting the statement of the witness who saw the person who fired the gun. Incoming... 

Landslides kill 9 in Zambales

By AARON RECUENCO At least nine people died while more than five others were reported missing in three separate landslides that hit several areas in Zambales yesterday, a police official said. The landslides occurred while parts of Olongapo City and several nearby areas were swept by severe flooding due to heavy rains that have been pounding Luzon in the past few days.  Read More »

6 killed in robbery try inside house

By AARON RECUENCO Suspected robbers barged into a house in San Fernando City in Pampanga on Friday, killing its six occupants before fleeing aboard the victims’ pick-up truck. All fatalities were shot in the head. Only one survived identified as Nicolas Edejer, 42, who is recovering in a local hospital.  Read More »

Wanted man killed in shootout

CORDON, Isabela ­- A man listed as the second most wanted person in Santiago, Isabela, was killed Thursday when he shot it out policemen who were out to arrest him here. Supt. Narciso Paragas, Isabela Provincial Police Office spokesperson, identified the slain suspect as Mark Gregory Cruz Santiago alias Reggie, who was charged with multiple frustrated murder and robbery with homicide... 

Murder in school

BUTUAN CITY ­- A Department of Education (DepEd) employee was killed Thursday afternoon by unidentified armed man before horrified students inside the school campus of San Francisco Pilot Elementary School in San Francisco town, Agusan del Sur province, police reported Friday.  Read More »

DepEd official, wife ambushed

Gunmen killed an official of the Department of Education (DepEd) in Basilan and his teacher wife in an ambush in Lamitan City on Monday, a police official said yesterday. Senior Supt. Mario Dapilloza, director of the Basilan provincial police, said the attack also result ed in the wounding of another teacher who was travelling with the couple during the attack that occurred at around 2:30... 

P2-M shabu seized in Davao

DIGOS CITY, Davao del Sur ­- At least P2-million worth of suspected shabu was seized by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-XI), Davao del Sur Provincial Police Office (PPO), Davao del Sur Provincial Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operation Task Force (PAIDSOTF), Davao del Sur Provincial Public Safety Company, and Digos City Police Station during a buy-bust operation here Wednesday.... 

Man who raped daughter arrested

LUNA, Apayao – A 50-year-old man, who sexually abused his 17-year-old daughter and killed their baby, was arrested last Monday in Sitio Rabaw, Barangay Naguillian, Calanasan, police reported yesterday. Senior Supt. Albertlito Garcia, Apayao provincial police director, said the suspect identified as Sonny Calixto Labago was arrested in his hideout at the forested area of Sitio Rabaw,...