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THE chief of the Southern Tagalog Regional Police Office was ordered relieved from his post on Wednesday as investigation on the alleged “rescue attempt” of slain gang leaders of Ozamis Group goes into full swing. Interior Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas 2nd in a hastily called press conference in Camp Crame…

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THE Philippine National Police (PNP) said on Wednesday that a police assessment team has already identified at least five areas in Metro Manila where petty street crimes are rampant. Tagged as crime-prone are the areas of Aurora-Edsa corner in Cubao, Quezon City; Monumento in Caloocan City; Taft-Edsa in Pasay City;…

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GOVERNMENT security forces arrested a New People’s Army (NPA) rebel leader in Palawan and his two henchmen early Sunday in an operation in a remote village in the province, police reports said on Monday. Reports reaching the Philippine National Police operations center in Camp Crame identified the arrested NPA leader…

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A village official snatched by New People’s Army (NPA) rebels last month was freed on Wednesday evening following 10 days of captivity in a remote village in Agusan de Sur, police reports said on Friday. Reports at the Philippine National Police operations center in Camp Crame said that village official…

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FOUR burglars drilled their way down to a popular drug store in Bislig City on Wednesday morning and robbed it of cash and valuable items, police reports said on Thursday. Reports reaching the Philippine National Police operations center in Camp Crame said a Mercury Drug store branch at Abarcon Street,…

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ALLEGED New People’s Army (NPA) rebels abducted a village official suspected to be as military spy on Sunday dawn in a village in Loreto, Agusan del Sur, police reported on Monday. Reports identified the official as Edgar Bantuasan, a councilman of Brgy. Sta. Teresa, Loreto town. The reports said that…

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THREE children died after a boat capsized off the coast of Iloilo province late Saturday afternoon because of rough seas, police reports said Monday. Reports said the sinking occurred at about 4 p.m. Saturday off the shores of Sitio Botlog, Brgy. Tambaliza, Concepcion, Iloilo. Regional Police commander, Chief Supt. Agrimero…

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More than 200 rookies completed their training on revised anti-insurgency tactics, boosting the National Capital Regional Police Office’s (NCRPO) manpower against rebels and unlawful citizens. NCRPO chief Director Leonardo Espina said 233 policemen completed their revised PNP Special Counter Insurgency Operation Unit Training (SCOUT) at their headquarters in Taguig City.…

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A grenade explosion rocked the office of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Bayugan City, Agusan del Sur, police reports said on Thursday. No one was reported hurt in the explosion that occurred at around 11:30 a.m. at the DENR office on Purok-8, Barangay, Maygatasan, Bayugan City,…

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Authorities arrested early Monday three Chinese for alleged illegal mining activity in a remote village in Paracale, Camarines Norte, police reports said on Tuesday. Reports at the Philippine National Police operations center in Camp Crame identified the three Chinese arrested as Xiong Quianggong; Jiang Descheng and Zhao Jiawo. The reports…