By Melvin Gascon
All the elements of a collapse of law and order were there. People were hungry, weary and vulnerable. Yet, in the weeks that followed Supertyphoon “Yolanda” in the province, no crime has been reported in its 12 towns, which had been all but wiped out by the storm.
By DJ Yap
, Nikko Dizon
“Tacloban is totally destroyed,” public school teacher Andrew Pomeda said of the damage inflicted on his city by Supertyphoon “Yolanda,” which swept through Visayas on Friday in what could be the worst disaster to hit the Philippines.
By Jamie Elona
With less than a week left for the Commission on Election’s gun ban rule, the Philippine National Police said the number of arrested violators has reached to almost 750 persons, a PNP official said Wednesday.
By Matikas Santos
The commemoration of All Saint’s Day on Friday in Metro Manila was generally peaceful, police said.
By Tina G. Santos
The Commission on Elections (Comelec) decided, on Tuesday, to postpone the conduct of the barangay (village) elections in Zamboanga City due to the effects of the recent crisis there.
By Jeannette I. Andrade
Dark clouds and the sound of pelting rain are all it takes to convince people living in flood-prone areas in Quezon City to flee toward higher ground.
The chief of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) on Thursday implemented the first of a series of reshuffles as part of his mission to find the right man for the job at hand.
By TJ A. Burgonio
President Aquino has condemned last Friday’s explosion that ripped through a restaurant in Cagayan de Oro City that left at least six people dead, and ordered the police to identify the perpetrators.
By Marlon Ramos
Commanders of Philippine National Police (PNP) units in the regional, provincial, city and municipal levels should expect random calls from the country’s police chief in the wake of the bombing in Cagayan de Oro City that left six people dead and 48 others hurt.
By Niña P. Calleja
No crime incidents were recorded in Metro Manila public schools since the opening of classes last week, the National Capital Regional Police Office (NCRPO) said.
“Our Holy Week preparations were very effective. Although we received some incident reports, we had a peaceful Lenten break here in Metro Manila as a whole.”—Chief Insp. Kimberly Molitas-Gonzales, National Capital Regional Police Office spokesperson
By Chito O. Aragon
, Joey A. Gabieta
, Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
The Philippine National Police has identified 173 cities and towns in the Visayas as “election watchlist areas” in relation to the May 13 elections.
By Charlie C. Señase
At least four feuding families agreed to bury the hatchet when they signed a peace covenant here on Thursday that the authorities hailed as timely in light of the approaching elections in May.