The National Capital Region posted the highest number of index crimes (murder, homicide, physical injury, rape, robbery, theft and car theft) among the country’s regions from January to June this year. In the first half of the year, there were 57,800 crimes against persons and property in Metro Manila, according to the Philippine National Police.–Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research
By Marrah Erika Lesaba
Three persons were killed on the spot while three others wounded when an undetermined number of armed men fired at them after they arrived at a restaurant and bar in Mabini, Batangas, Sunday night, police said Monday.
A planning officer of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (DENR-ARMM) survived an assassination attempt here on Friday evening, the police said on Saturday.
Mayor Joseph Peñas on Tuesday urged the Philippine National Police to investigate reports that some law enforcers are protecting illegal drugs and illegal numbers syndicates in Davao del Sur province.
By Julliane Love De Jesus
Interior Secretary Manuel Roxas II met with Metro Manila mayors on Wednesday to urge them to require owners of business establishments to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) units in a bid to reduce criminality in the region.