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Philippine gov't condemns killing of journalist

Philippine gov't condemns killing of journalist MANILA, Dec. 1 (Xinhua) -- The Philippine government condemned Sunday the killing of a radio commentator in the southern province of Bukidnon and vowed to go after the perpetrators. According to Presidential Communications Operation Office Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr., the Philippine National Police (PNP) is now conducting hot pursuit operations against the suspected assailants who gunned down Joas Dignos, a broadcaster of station dxGT, in Valencia City on Friday night while riding in tandem along the national highway.

Philippine police prepare charges against Taiwanese fisherman

Philippine police said Saturday there was strong evidence to charge a Taiwanese fisherman detained after he strayed into the archipelago's waters -- an incident that is threatening reviving relations between the neighbours. Government prosecutors are preparing poaching charges against Tsai Po who was held on Tuesday near the Philippines' Batan Islands, close to the maritime border with Taiwan, police officer Victor de Sagon said. Police allege that Tsai, 54, intentionally entered Philippine waters and then tried to flee when a maritime fishing patrol approached him.

Charges against coast guard called in shooting of Taiwan fisherman

A Philippine investigation team on Wednesday recommended to the Department of Justice the filing of homicide charges against a Philippine Coast Guard officer and seven personnel involved in the fatal shooting of a 65-year-old Taiwanese fisherman in disputed waters in May. Taiwan welcomed the announcement, with the island's Foreign Ministry saying it is ready to lift sanctions imposed on the Philippines following the shooting death should certain requirements be met.

More police visibility sought for Mangatarem

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PNP, military secure transport of PCOS machines to voting centers in Davao Region

Joint operatives from the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Philippine Army in close coordination with the Commission on Elections (Comelec) have started securing the transport of PCOS machines to various election voting centers here.PNP 11 regional director Chief Supt.

Big time drug personality in Bakhaw, Mandurriao gets life

It took almost four long years before the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA-6) here succeeded in the conviction of a big time drug personality in Iloilo City with a life imprisonment.Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 35 Judge Fe Gayanilo on Friday handed down the sentence against 23-year-old John Rey Prevendido after he was found guilty beyond reasonable doubt of the crime charged for violating provisions of Republic Act 9165, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drug Act of 2002.Hon.

Video clip a strong evidence vs cops -- Napolcom

The National Police Commission (Napolcom) on Friday announced that the short video of alleged police brutality that went viral on the Internet earlier this week could be considered as “strong prima facie evidence” against the lawmen.“It’s a strong prima facie evidence of police violence. It’s very short (but) what became of it is that it is a strong lead for the investigations,” Napolcom vice chairman Eduardo Escueta said in describing the 39-second video.

Davao PNP official sacked over illegal gambling

Davao City Police Director Sr. Supt. Ronald dela Rosa confirmed Sta. Police Station Commander Supt.

PNP orders creation of special team to probe child abductions

The chief of the Philippine National Police on Tuesday directed the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group to create a special team of investigators to help the National Capital Region Police Office in looking into the series of alleged abduction of children in Metro Manila.Director General Alan Purisima issued his order after Malacañang raised its concern about the reported disappearance of several minors in the metropolis during the past few days and ordered the NCRPO to investigate the incidents.Purisima said he had instructed Chief Superintendent Francisco Uyami, CIDG

PNP eyeing 4 more provinces for its election ‘high risk’ list

The Philippine National Police said Wednesday that it is looking into placing four more provinces in PNP’s list of areas of concern for the upcoming midterm elections in May.Speaking to reporters, Chief Superintendent Generoso Cerbo Jr., PNP spokesman, said they are considering adding Ilocos Norte, Sulu, Zamboanga del Norte and Northern Samar in the 15 areas of concern earlier identified by the PNP.In November last year, Interior Secretary Mar Roxas named Abra, Pangasinan, Ilocos Sur, La Union, Cagayan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Batangas, Cavite, Masbate, Samar, Misamis Occident
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