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NPA owns up to raid of Davao Occidental town mayor’s house

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Communist rebels on Monday admitted that 16 of their guerrillas raided the house of Jose Abad Santos Mayor James Joyce in Davao Occidental and took away firearms.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Suspected NPA men raid mayor’s house in Davao Occidental

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Suspected New People’s Army (NPA) rebels raided the house of Mayor Jimmy Joyce of Jose Abad Santos town in Davao Occidental on Sunday morning, carting away firearms.

Posted: April 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Baseball caps could not hide faces of Mall of Asia robbers

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Diners rush from a restaurant as an officer from the Philippines police moves towards the scene of an attempted robbery on a jewellery store inside one of the world's largest shopping malls in Manila on March 30, 2014.  AFP

The robbery inside the SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City on Sunday night was de ja vu for the management of the SM Supermalls, bringing back memories of the jewelry store heists also in SM malls and in the same jewelry store chain. But this time, the robbers used pipe wrenches instead of hammers, the signature weapons of the group tagged by the police as the “Martilyo Gang.”

Posted: March 31st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

MILF arms to be mothballed, not destroyed

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Like a car, the rebels’ cache of firearms would be “garaged” under lock and key, officials said Friday.

Posted: March 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Tiamzons had ‘no guns; just 4 cats and 3 puppies’ when arrested

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Communist Party of the Philippines and New People’s Army chief Benito Tiamzon (left) and his wife, Wilma (right).  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Is keeping cats and puppies a crime? Lawyers of Benito Tiamzon and his wife, Wilma, denied Monday that the two communist leaders were in possession of firearms and explosives when they were arrested in Cebu province last Saturday.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Village councilor shot dead in Ilocos Norte town

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A barangay (village) councilor was killed while his companion was wounded when two men on a motorcycle shot them in Barangay Hilario here on Monday morning, police said.

Posted: March 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Pampanga CIDG chief in drug extortion also yields high-powered firearms -PNP

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National Capital Region Criminal Investigation and Detection Group head Senior Superintendent Roberto Fajardo presents to the press high-powered firearms, weapons and magazines seized from the Pampanga police CIDG unit, where its chief allegedly extorted drug syndicates in exchange of their release. JULLIANE DE JESUS/INQUIRER.net

Several high-powered firearms and weapons were seized from the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group team of Pampanga police following the alleged involvement of its chief in extorting money from drug syndicates.

Posted: March 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Tattooed man shot dead by motorcycle-riding men in QC

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A man bearing a tattoo of the word “halimaw” (monster) was shot dead by two motorcycle-riding gunmen before dawn Thursday in a Quezon City neighborhood.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Metro | Read More »

High-powered firearms didn’t come from us–PNP

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The high-powered firearms that President Aquino said had ended up in the hands of paramilitary groups and private security agencies did not come from the police force but may have been imported into the country, the Philippine National Police said on Monday.

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino orders probe of arms transfer

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President Benigno Aquino III. RYAN LEAGOGO/INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III has ordered an investigation into the reported release of up to 900 high-powered firearms to various groups by a unit of the Philippine National Police.

Posted: January 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Priests, journalists can now carry guns at work

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MANILA, Philippines—As the Philippine National Police implements the new gun control law this January, journalists, bank tellers, priests, cashiers among others, can now bring their licensed firearms at work without necessarily being “under actual threat.”   With the implementation of the Republic Act no. 10591 or the comprehensive law on firearms and ammunition, individuals with [...]

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PNP tapes security guards’ gun muzzles

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The Philippine National Police initiated on Monday the sealing of Metro Manila security guards’ firearm muzzles in a bid to prevent indiscriminate firing during the New Year revelry.

Posted: December 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Day 12: Customs chief talks about ‘demons, learning’

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Customs chief John Phillip Sevilla talks about “demons” in the Bureau of Customs. The artwork is from an engraving by Martin Schongauer titled “The Temptation of St. Anthony” (c. 1480-1490), which can be found at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

Like his boss in Malacañang, newly appointed Customs Commissioner John Phillip Sevilla seems convinced the Bureau of Customs (BOC) is one of the most corrupt government agencies.

Posted: December 27th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

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