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A private driver was abducted in Quezon City Thursday morning and was released hours later in Laguna province after his captors realized that they had seized the wrong man, according to Quezon City Police District director Chief Supt. Richard Albano.

Posted: October 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Gunshot alerts police to burglars; 2 killed

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Two of three burglars were killed in a shoot-out with the police who became aware of their presence after one of the thieves accidentally fired his gun as they were trying to break into a house in Quezon City before dawn Tuesday.

Posted: March 26th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Conspiracy eyed in Atimonan shooting

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A member of the NBI fornensic team examines one of the bullet riddled SUV at the Municipal Police Station in Atimonan, Quezon where 13 people were  killed in an alleged 'shootout' with police and military at a checkpoint last January 6.INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

The National Bureau of Investigation has found that the killing of 13 people at a joint police-military checkpoint in Atimonan, Quezon province, on Jan. 6 was a “conspiracy,” and decided to bring criminal charges against the policemen and soldiers involved.

Posted: January 31st, 2013 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation | Read More »

Aquino reiterates support for Ochoa despite Quezon shooting controversy

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Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa

President Aquino sees no reason to doubt Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, the administration’s anticrime czar whose name has been dragged into the police killing of 13 alleged criminals in Atimonan, Quezon, on Jan. 6.

Posted: January 28th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Defy illegal orders, PNP chief tells policemen

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PNP Director General  Alan Purisima

PNP Director General Alan Purisima reminded policemen of these basic tenets as the 148,000-strong force prepared to mark its 22nd anniversary on Sunday, under a new brand: “Serbisyong Makatotohanan (Genuine Service).”

Posted: January 27th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

PNP chief vows to penalize moonlighting cops

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Philippine National Police Director General Alan Purisima: Not prematurely cleaned up. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has ordered the stricter implementation of its policy prohibiting policemen on active duty from moonlighting as security escorts for private individuals in the wake of the Atimonan, Quezon, shooting.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

De Lima urges soldiers tagged in Quezon shooting to turn state witness

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Justice Secretary Leila De Lima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Standing by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) witnesses who claimed the Jan. 6 encounter in Atimonan, Quezon was not a shootout, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima asked the 25 Army soldiers and police operatives who took part there to “speak the truth” and promised the government would protect them should they do so.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Calamba City residents suspect another rubout in November 2012

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The initial findings in the investigation of the gun-slaying of 13 people in Atimonan, Quezon province, on Jan. 6, have bolstered the suspicions of some residents here that a similar event that happened here two months ago was also a police rubout.

Posted: January 20th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Sacked Calabarzon police chief insists Quezon operation had blessings of Palace

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Chief Superintendent James Melad. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Sacked Calabarzon Police Regional Director James Melad insisted on Wednesday that the Atimonan, Quezon operation that led to the deaths of 13 people, had the blessings of the Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Commission (PAOCC) headed by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa.

Posted: January 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Palace admits Quezon shooting probe to test Aquino’s ‘straight path’ policy

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A member of the NBI fornensic team examines one of the bullet riddled SUV at the Municipal Police Station in Atimonan, Quezon where 13 people were  killed in an alleged 'shootout' with police and military at a checkpoint last January 6.INQUIRER FILE PHOTO/RAFFY LERMA

The investigation of the killing of 13 people in a supposed gun battle between government security forces and alleged criminals in Atimonan, Quezon province, on Jan. 6 has become test of President Aquino’s good government policy, Malacañang acknowledged on Wednesday.

Posted: January 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Suspended Region 4 police chief welcomes relief over Quezon, Batangas shootings

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Calabarzon (Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon) regional director of the Philippine National Police, Chief Supt. James Melad,speaks in a news conference at the National Bureau of Investigation Headquarters in Manila on Wednesday for the investigation of the Atimonan encounter,  killing 13 people in an alleged shootout between government security forces and alleged criminals.INQUIRER / NIÑO JESUS ORBETA

Chief Superintendent James Melad, the regional director of the Calabarzon police, accepted on Wednesday the decision of Malacañang to relieve him from his post in the wake of the controversies surrounding the police operations in Atimonan, Quezon and in San Juan, Batangas that led to the deaths of a total of 14 people linked to crimes.

Posted: January 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Aquino backed suspension of cops involved in Quezon shooting – Palace

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President Aquino: In campaign mode FILE PHOTO

Malacañang confirmed on Tuesday that the preventive suspension of officials of the Police Regional Office 4A, as announced by Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, had the blessing of President Aquino.

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

Activist priest urges media to keep spotlight on Atimonan, Quezon killings

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Fr. Robert Reyes: humanity should take the upper hand. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Activist priest, Fr. Robert Reyes, urged the media on Monday, to keep up the coverage of the killing of 13 people in a supposed shootout in Atimonan, Quezon province, last Jan. 6 to prevent any whitewash that had once thwarted justice in the infamous “Kuratong Baleleng” gang rubout in 1995.

Posted: January 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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