Director General Alan L.M. Purisima of the Philippine National Police served under several police investigation and intelligence units, led various special task forces and was appointed to the top police post in Metro Manila before taking over as PNP chief.
By Leila B. Salaverria
Some improvements in the antikidnapping campaign were observed in previous years, but kidnapping cases recently increased, according to Teresita Ang-See, founding chair of Movement for Restoration of Peace and Order (MRPO).
By Jeannette I. Andrade
The weather bureau is tracking a tropical cyclone east of southern Luzon that could enter the Philippine area of responsibility (PAR) by Saturday.
Aside from the weapons of more than 10,000 fighters, a huge challenge to the normalization process is the presence of tens of thousands of loose firearms in the areas covered by the new Bangsamoro entity.
Sen. Grace Poe remains the top choice for Vice President in 2016, leading 11 potential candidates included in a recent Pulse Asia survey.