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Senior Associate Justice Antoniol Carpio was the first to interpellate Solicitor General Jose Calida who is defending President Rodrigo Duterte's bloody war on drugs before the high court. AP Photo/Bullet Marquez

By Kristine Joy Patag The Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines — Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio asked Solicitor General Jose Calida on the number of Chinese or Filipino-Chinese drug lords killed by the PNP since the start of the drug war. The Supreme Court on Tuesday resumed its hearing via oral arguments on the consolidated petitions challenging the constitutionality of President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. Read More …

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz In the aftermath of one of the worst massacres in Philippine history, questions were raised on who was responsible for the bungled police operation in Mamasapano, Maguindanao, which is within Muslim Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) territory. And as the story had evolved, the massacre of 44 commandos of the elite Special Action Force (SAF) was the result of a poorly executed Read More …

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz Once respected for its professionalism and dedicated service to the country, the Philippine National Police (PNP) is faced with the biggest challenge in its existence. Formed in 1991 when the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Act was enacted, it merged the Philippine Constabulary and the Integrated National Police into national law enforcement force under one command, the PNP Read More …

Task Force Tugis leader Sr. Superintendent Conrad Capa

PerryScope By Perry Diaz It all began last March 6, 2014 when the Philippine National Police (PNP) arrested fugitive real estate developer Delfin Lee at the Hyatt Regency Hotel and Casino in Ermita, Manila. With a P2-million price on his head since 2012, his capture ended a nationwide manhunt by PNP’s elite Task Force Tugis. But no sooner had Lee been in police custody than Read More …

File photo shows Task Force Tugis chief Senior Superintendent Conrad Capa showing the mug shot of Delfin Lee.

By Non Alquitran The Philippine Star MANILA, Philippines – A week after the police Task Force Tugis arrested Globe Asiatique president Delfin Lee, the unit’s head was relieved yesterday by Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Alan Purisima. Senior Superintendent Conrad Capa was designated as deputy regional director for operations (DRDO) of Cebu. Purisima will temporarily supervise Task Force Tugis, which is under the Read More …

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“All institutions are prone to corruption and to the vices of their members.” Morris West By Alex P. Vidal The recent survey conducted by the Global Corruption Barometer of the Transparency International should not be used as the basis to determine which government agency is the most corrupt in the country. Surveys only determine who is popular and unpopular–like during the election period. They don’t Read More …

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Making life worth living By Ellen Tordesillas Malaya We condole with the family of the seven Marines who were killed in Patikul, Sulu last Saturday and those of the eight policemen who were killed by a landmine allegedly planted by the New People’s Army in Allacapan, Cagayan Monday. The police officers killed were Police Officers 2 Dexter Cubilla, Angelbert Mateo, Elmark Rodney Pinated, Jonnel Bowat Read More …

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By JING VILLAMENTE REPORTER The Manila Times MOVED by The Manila Times exposé on jueteng, newly installed Philippine National Police Intelligence Group (PNP IG) Director Abelardo Villacorta on Wednesday ordered a manhunt and arrest of a former policeman, who allegedly uses his name and office in collecting jueteng payola and other illegal gambling operations in Southern Tagalog. Villacorta identified the suspect as Mauro Noriega, alias Read More …

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By Cecille Suerte Felipe The Philippine Star  MANILA, Philippines – Twenty-two police officers, including axed Calabarzon police director Chief Superintendent James Melad and the controversial Superintendent Hansel Marantan, were placed under restrictive custody for violating the standard police operation procedures in the Quezon “shootout.” Aside from Melad and Marantan, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Alan Purisima placed under restrictive custody Senior Superintendent Valeriano Read More …

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AS I WRECK THIS CHAIR By William M. Esposo The Philippine Star  Normally, we’d want to reduce to a minimum the conflicts in our lives, community and society. Even warriors like General Douglas MacArthur acknowledged that the soldier’s objective is to attain a lasting peace that’ll end conflicts. Did you know that there are big benefits that we reap from conflicts? The most common public Read More …