Category: Law Enforcement

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Security Guard Killed in Burgundy Tower Shootout

A security guard was killed and another one got injured in a shootout between two groups of security guards in Burgundy Tower in Makati City Thursday afternoon. According to various reports, a sheriff arrived at the building to issue a temporary restraining order against the incumbent board of directors. The sheriff was said to be...

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Inmates Undergoing ALS Training Escaped Bukidnon Jail

Twenty-one inmates of a Bukidnon jail, who were at the time being trained under the Alternative Learning System of the Department of Education, escaped prison on Wednesday at past 2 p.m. Reports said two of these inmates, who were supposed to go to the restroom, hit a jail guard on the head then stole the...

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Janet Lim-Napoles Surrenders

Janet Lim-Napoles, the alleged mastermind of the P10-billion pork barrel scam, has surrendered to authorities Wednesday night. According to an official statement from Malacañang, Napoles surrendered to President Aquino at 9:37 this evening. Napoles is wanted on charges of illegal detention from the alleged kidnapping of Benhur Luy. Earlier today, the palace has issued a P10-million bounty for...

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Million People March Generally Peaceful, Emergency Responders Ensured Safety

The Million People March held in Luneta on August 26 was generally peaceful and no emergency incident was reported, said the Philippine National Police. Thousands of concerned Filipinos calling for the abolition of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) following reports of corruption attended the ‘picnic protest.’ The event was held on Heroes Day, a...

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Armed Men Burn 11 Buses in Laguna

Armed men burned 11 buses in Laguna early morning of Monday, August 12. Around 15 armed men wearing camouflage uniforms, identified themselves as policemen and entered the garage of HM Transport in Barangay Biñan in Pagsanjan, Laguna around 1:30 a.m.. The men, who claimed they were on an illegal-drug raid, then disarmed the guards at...

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Subic Drug Bust: Php2B Worth of Contraband Seized

Two billion pesos worth of illegal drugs were seized by multi-agency operatives of PNP Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force (AIDSOFT), Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA), Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), and the Bureau of Customs (BOC). The government agencies claimed that they have confiscated over 400 kilos of illegal drugs and shabu (methamphetamine hydrochloride) from a...

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Globe Telecom Uncovers 15 Cases of Illegal Repeater Use, Sale

Globe Telecom reported it has uncovered and resolved 15 cases involving the use and sale of illegal repeaters or signal boosters following concerted efforts by the company and police authorities to tackle the issue. The leading telecommunications company launched the campaign against illegal repeaters or signal boosters in 2011 following increasing incidence of signal interference...

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P15 Million Smuggled Clothing Seized by BOC

Bureau of Customs (BOC) Commissioner Ruffy Biazon led the inspection of four container vans of used ukay-ukay clothing worth PhP 15 million last July 12, 2013. The four forty-foot container vans were seized by the Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service of the Bureau of Customs-Intelligence Group (BOC-IG) at the Manila International Container Port. According to Biazon,...

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Rebels Turned Criminals Going After Defenseless Civilians

What happened to their ideologies that red fighters are likely going after civilians? It’s understood that they want to avenge the death of eight comrades, including their spokesman in Bicol, during a major clash in Sorsogon in Central Philippines. But, it’s a totally twisted idea to barge into a peaceful fun run of students in...

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Malacañang Assures Safety of Tourists in the Country

Following the issuance of separate travel advisories from Canada and Australia against traveling to the Philippines, Malacañang said in a press briefing on Thursday that the government and concerned law enforcement agencies are “taking active steps” in ensuring safety of tourists and visitors, both local and foreign. The Philippine Information Agency reported that Presidential Spokesperson Edwin...