PNP chief won’t ‘retire’ until police visibility goal is achieved

MANILA (Mabuhay) — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ricardo Marquez on Thursday said he would not leave the organization until he fulfills his promise of increasing police visibility in communities. “The instruction is, I just want to see very,...

New PNP chief Marquez takes oath

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Almost a month after he was appointed to head the police force, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ricardo Marquez on Wednesday took his oath of office before President Benigno Aquino III. Marquez was accompanied by his wife and three...

Sandiganbayan grants Bong Revilla’s request to visit Ramon Sr. at hospital

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The Sandiganbayan First Division has allowed Sen. Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. to leave his detention facility for five hours to visit his ailing father, actor and former Senator Ramon Revilla Sr., who remains confined in the hospital. “The court resolves to grant...

It’s final: Bong Revilla to remain at PNP Custodial Center

MANILA, May 21 (Mabuhay)– Senator Ramon Bong Revilla Jr., detained in connection with the pork barrel scam, will be staying at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center in Camp Crame while his plunder and graft cases are pending with the Sandiganbayan. This was after...

Solons question competence of PNP execs in Monday’s BBL hearing

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Two lawmakers on Monday cast doubt on the competence of police officials who attended the day’s House hearing on the Bangsamoro Basic Law after one of them said the proposed legislation is silent on the relationship between the Philippine National Police chief...

Gazmin, Catapang throw support behind BBL at House panel deliberations

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and Armed Forces chief General Gregorio Pio Catapang Jr. on Monday expressed support behind the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law. Gazmin and Catapang arrived at the hearing of the ad hoc committee on the BBL around 10:30 a.m., an...

‘Mission accomplished,’ Espina on SAF killing of Marwan

MANILA (Mabuhay) – The 44 Special Action Force (SAF) commandos did not die in vain. Philippine National Police officer-in-charge Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina declared this on Monday after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) officially confirmed the SAF had killed...

Ping blasts Palace: No contradiction in BOI findings

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Former Philippine National Police chief Panfilo Lacson is criticizing Malacañang for saying the PNP Board of Inquiry resorted to speculations in its findings on the Mamasapano clash. Lacson said Malacanang’s insistence that the chain of command applies only to...

BOI report shows Aquino ‘principally liable’

MANILA (Mabuhay) – How can Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas II clear President Benigno Aquino III of the botched Mamasapano operation when the Board of Inquiry report shows he was responsible? That was one of the questions raised by militant group Bagong Alyansang Makabayan...

PNP OIC Espina: No gag order vs. Napeñas

MANILA (Mabuhay) – Philippine National Police officer-in-charge Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina on Wednesday denied issuing a gag order against relieved PNP-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) commander Director Getulio Napeñas Jr. In an interview with reporters, Espina...