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6 ex-PNP top officials arraigned on graft raps over 2009 rubber boat deal

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Former Philippine National Police Director General Jesus Verzosa: Not guilty. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Former Philippine National Police Director General Jesus Verzosa and five co-accused pleaded not guilty on Thursday to graft charges against them in connection with the alleged anomalous acquisition of 75 rubber boats in 2009 worth P131.5 million by the police.

Posted: October 4th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ex-PNP chief seeks dismissal of graft case

Former Philippine National Police Director General Jesus Verzosa: Not guilty. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Former Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Jesus Verzosa on Tuesday asked the Sandiganbayan to dismiss a graft case filed against him in connection with the alleged anomalous purchase of 75 defective rubber boats worth P131.5 million in 2008.

Posted: May 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

11 police officers get sanctions over P131M rubber-boat scandal

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Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has imposed administrative sanctions ranging from dismissal from service and forfeiture of retirement benefits against 11 high-ranking Philippine National Police officials over the PNP’s irregular purchase of 75 defective rubber boats worth P131.5 million in 2008.

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

PNP seeks OK to use 75 ‘risky’ rescue boats

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Philippine National Police Director General Nicanor Bartolome. INQUIRER.net FILE PHOTO

The Philippine National Police is seeking permission from the Office of the Ombudsman to deploy its controversial fleet of 75 inflatable rescue boats to provinces likely to be hit by Typhoon “Pablo.”

Posted: December 4th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PNP expected to file charges in rubber boat, personnel carrier scams

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On the heels of the filing of a plunder case against 26 persons involved in the helicopter purchase anomaly, the Philippine National Police is expected to press more criminal charges in two other irregularities concerning the 2009 purchase of rubber boats and the 2007 repair of V-150 light armored personnel carriers.

Posted: September 3rd, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PNP supplier explains rubber boats

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The supplier of the controversial rubber boats and outboard motors purchased by the Philippine National Police (PNP) in 2009 explained to investigators that it had faithfully followed the PNP’s specifications when supplied the equipment. Harold Ong, a representative of supplier Enviro-Aire, told the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) that the P131.5 million transaction for [...]

Posted: August 5th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PNP to use ‘unusable’ boats

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As tropical Storm “Juaning” approached, the Philippine National Police (PNP) prepared to use the controversial rubber boats now the subject of a probe after they were found to have been bought with incompatible outboard motors. PNP spokesperson Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz Jr. on Tuesday said if it became necessary, the PNP Maritime Group would put [...]

Posted: July 27th, 2011 in Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Special committee probed ‘overpriced’ boats, engines issue since March — PNP Chief Bacalzo

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The Philippine National Police had created a ‘special committee’ to investigate 75 units of rubber boats, and 93 outboard motor engines which were not compatible with the former, as early as March of this year, even before a directive from Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo was released recently to look into the matter.

Posted: July 14th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PNP forms body to dig deeper into purchase of mismatched rubber boats, engines

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Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) director Samuel Pagdilao Jr. said on Thursday he has formed a team led by CIDG deputy director Benito Estipona to probe anomalies in the purchase of rubber boats way back in 2009 at the height of the storm Ondoy.

Posted: July 14th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Special body to probe ‘overpriced’ second-hand rubber boats, engines purchase-PNP chief Bacalzo

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Philippine National Police chief Director General Raul Bacalzo announced the creation on Wednesday of a ‘special committee’ to probe the purchase of 75 units of rubber boats, and 93 outboard motor engines last March.

Posted: July 13th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Flimflam artists sold PNP P131.5M worth of defective boats, engines

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Second-hand helicopters are not the only problem of the national police.

Posted: July 12th, 2011 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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