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PNP ORGANIZATIONAL REFORM BILL GETS SENATE OK

In a bid to revolutionize the structure and operations of the Philippine National Police (PNP), the Senate approved on final reading a proposed measure that seeks to introduce organizational reforms in the institution. With 23 affirmative votes, no negative vote and no abstention, Senate Bill No. (SBN) 2449 or the PNP Organizational Reforms Act, sponsored […]

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PNP LAUDED FOR SEIZING GUNS OF ROAD RAGE EX-COP

Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa commended the Philippine National Police for its decision to revoke the gun privileges of Wilfredo Gonzales, the dismissed policeman who was shown in a viral video carrying a handgun and threatening a cyclist in Quezon City. Firearms and Explosives Office (FEO) Chief Brig. Gen. Paul Kenneth Lucas, in a video […]

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NOGRALES TO PNP: RECALIBRATE ‘SHOOT FIRST’ POLICY

Rizal 4th District Rep. Fidel Nograles called for a recalibration of the Philippine National Police’s policy when engaging in operations to avoid unnecessary violence that may lead to the death of civilians. This, as he bemoaned the lapses that led to the reportedly mistaken killing of a 15-year-old boy in Montalban town during a police […]

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ESCUDERO CO-AUTHORS TULFO’S POLICE BODYCAM BILL

Senator Chiz Escudero has co-authored a bill filed by his colleague, Senator Raffy Tulfo, that mandates law enforcement personnel to use body-worn cameras (bodycams) during police operations and other activities to ensure transparency and strengthen evidence quality. Senate Bill (SB) 2199 or the “Body-worn Camera Act” covers police operations, including service of warrants of arrest, […]

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ANAKALUSUGAN BATS FOR PNP MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING

AnaKalusugan Partylist Rep. Ray T. Reyes is urging the Philippine National Police (PNP) to prioritize mental health training for its personnel to equip them with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively deal with individuals in crisis. “This will not only improve the safety of our communities but also prevent unnecessary harm to individuals who […]

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TOUGHER MEASURES VS ILLEGAL DRUGS IN PNP PUSHED

The Philippines needs a new “hard-hitting independent watchdog” against rampant police corruption and misconduct, Surigao del Sur Representative Johnny Pimentel, vice chairperson of the House good government and public accountability committee, said. “The illegal drug trade in particular is clearly having a monstrous corruptive influence on police officers, and we must counteract this,” Pimentel stressed. […]

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PNP MEETS WITH ULAP TO BOOST SAFETY OF LOCAL EXECS

The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Union of Local Authorities of the Philippines (ULAP) convened on 7 March 2023, at Camp Crame for an internal meeting presided by the Secretary of Interior and Local Government, Hon. Benjamin D.C. Abalos, Jr. to discuss the safety and security of communities and local government officials following the […]

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SURIGAO SOLON BACKS ABALOS ON PNP RESIGNATION CALL

The call of Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Benhur Abalos asking all top-ranked police officials to submit their courtesy resignations is being supported by Surigao del Norte 2nd District Representative Ace Barbers.  “As chairman of the House Committee on Dangerous Drugs, I am in full support of DILG Secretary Abalos’ call […]

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NCR MAYORS BACK CALL FOR PNP EXECS’ RESIGNATIONS

The Metro Manila Council (MMC) issued a resolution expressing support to the appeal of the Department of the Interior and Local Government Secretary Benhur Abalos, Jr. for the courtesy resignation of the high-ranking officials of the Philippine National Police as part of its internal cleansing campaign. Based on the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) Resolution […]

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BELMONTE BACKS PNP EXECS’ COURTESY RESIGNATIONS

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte expressed full support to the call of Interior and Local Government Secretary Benhur Abalos for generals and full colonels in the Philippine National Police (PNP) to submit their courtesy resignations. This is part of the DILG’s efforts to purge the PNP hierarchy of police officers who serve as protectors and […]