Category: Law Enforcement

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Pro Active Policing

We know what the problem is: there is a rise in criminality. We need to deal with it, so we look around and see what the others are doing. Some have had success with ‘pro active policing’ so we pitch that line to the public to give them the sense that we are doing something....

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Zambo Mayor Pushes for Creation of Comprehensive Security Plan

The city government of Zamboanga is said to be pushing for the urgent creation of a comprehensive security plan, according to Zamboanga Today Online. Zambo Mayor Ma. Isabelle Climaco-Salazar promised the “local government’s renewed support to peace-keeping efforts.” The city’s comprehensive security plan was among the top agenda of the City Peace and Order Council...

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New NBI Clearance System Launched

Justice Secretary Leila M. De Lima formally announced today that the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has switched its clearance system over the holidays. The soft launch was made on January 2 with the head office and 18 branches nationwide going online. De Lima said that “the new Clearance System provides a more reliable platform...

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Amnesty for Loose Firearms to Begin

Amnesty for Loose Firearms to Begin

The Philippine National Police (PNP) will start implementing a nationwide six-month gun amnesty this month. The gun amnesty will cover firearms that are unlicensed and with expired registration. This is in accordance to the Implementing Rules and Regulations (IRR) of Republic Act No.10591 or otherwise known as the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act. The...

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P420M Shabu Seized in Lipa City

Law enforcement operatives confiscated some P420M worth of methamphetamine hydrochloride, locally known as shabu, in Lipa City, Batangas on Christmas Day. A joint team from the PNP Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force (PNP-AIDSOTF) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) swooped down on LPL Ranch in Brgy. Inosluban, Lipa City by virtue of a search...

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More Police Deployed to Stop Looting in Visayas

  More policemen will be deployed to typhoon-hit areas to aid reports of widespread looting of establishments by victims looking for food and water. Philippine National Police chief General Alan Purisima said at a briefing on Nov. 11 that 883 personnel had been deployed to Visayas to restore law and order in areas where looters...

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20 Kilos of Shabu Seized in Zamboanga Airport

Around 20 kilos of the illegal substance methamphetamine hydrochloride, locally known as shabu, was confiscated from two couriers in Zamboanga City Airport last November 8. Joint elements of Aviation Security Group (AVSEGroup), Zamboanga City Police, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) arrested two illegal drug couriers. The suspects were...

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Court Orders Arrest of 13 Police Officers in Atimonan Rubout

Arrest warrants were issued for the 13 police officers charged with multiple murder for the Atimonan shooting incident last January by a regional trial court in Gumaca, Quezon on Friday, September 20. Judge Maria Chona Pulgar-Navarro of Quezon RTC Branch 61 ordered the arrest of former CALABARZON police deputy intelligence head Hansel Marantan and 12...

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Slain Ad Executive Kae Davantes’ Car Found in Las Piñas

Hours before she is finally laid to rest, police has finally found the missing car of slain ad executive Kristelle ‘Kae’ Davantes in Las Piñas City Sunday morning. In a GMA News Online report, DILG Secretary Mar Roxas said that Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) are currently processing the vehicle while Davantes’ relatives are...