Category: Law Enforcement

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PNP Needs 15,000 More Cops

PNP Needs 15,000 More Cops

The Philippine National Police (PNP) is eyeing to recruit 15,000 new police officers as part of its ongoing campaign to augment the police force. PNP chief Director General Ricardo Marquez said only 4,600 slots were filled up from the 10,000 slots allocated for the recruitment program. “We have only filled up 4,600 slots of the...

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MPD Relieves Four Cops for Harassment, Extortion

The Manila Police District has relieved from service four of its policemen pending the outcome of an investigation on their involvement in harassment and extortion activities in Manila. Senior Police Officer 1 Renato Ablaza, PO3 Ruel Aguilar, PO2 Patrick Guevarra, and PO2 Ronald Robles have been ordered relieved by Sta. Mesa Police Station commander Superintendent...

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Maguindanao Jailbreak: Five Escaped, Three Recaptured

Five inmates of the Maguindanao provincial jail managed to bolt out of their prison cell amid heavy downpour Tuesday night. The inmates were identified as Fahad Sangki, Faisal Macarimbang. Orak Makalay, Hakino Mento, and Tampakan Antilino. They were serving jail time for rape, theft, robbery, and drug trafficking. Jail warden Macapagal Blao said the jailbirds escaped at...

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Why We Carry Weapons

It seems like it is often lost among the administrative, media, and management people, why security, law enforcement officers, and public safety personnel carry weapons. I hear it and see it too often in the deployment of security guards and in the actions of management that weapons are carried by security personnel for ‘intimidation’ purposes....

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Maguindanao Clash Death Toll Reaches 50; Military Still Confirming Marwan’s Death

The number of casualties from the encounter between officers of the Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) and elements of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) in Mamasapano, Maguindanao has now reached 50. Senior Superintendent Noel Armilla, PNP director for the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), confirmed the figures Monday morning. All casualties were...

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Terrorist Marwan, 37 Policemen, 6 BIFF Killed in Maguindanao

Reports reaching SecurityMatters indicate that one of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) most wanted terrorists was killed together with more than 37 policemen in the vicinity of Barangay Pidsandawan, Mamasapano municipality, Maguindanao on Sunday, 25 January 2015. Twelve other policemen were also reportedly taken hostage by BIFF elements while six were killed and...

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Usual Safety Hazards and Security Threats on Papal Visit 2015

Although officials from the Department of National Defense and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) said in earlier reports that they have not seen any imminent or direct threat on the incoming visit of Pope Francis on January 15-19, security consultancy expert and SecurityMatters’ editor-in-chief Ace Esmeralda said there are still the usual safety...

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Enzo Pastor Slay Suspect Retracts Confession; Are Police Investigations Scripted?

The police officer arrested and charged for the murder of race car champion Ferdinand “Enzo” Pastor has retracted his confession. Police Officer 2 (PO2) Edgar Angel who earlier confessed to the shooting of Pastor submitted a counter-affidavit yesterday stating that his confession was made under duress and that his arrest was “unlawful”. Pastor, a race...

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PNP and JABRAC Strengthen Focus on ATM Fraud

PNP and JABRAC Strengthen Focus on ATM Fraud

With the increasing cases of ATM card fraud, the Joint Anti-Bank Robbery Action Committee (JABRAC) has strengthened its focus in locating ATM fraud syndicates who are responsible for putting skimming devices on automated teller machines. Skimming devices are placed secretly in Automated Teller Machines to copy the bank account data from inserted ATM cards and...