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DID YOU KNOW: From Insular to Philippine Constabulary

05:00 AM August 08, 2018

The Insular Constabulary, which would later be known as the Philippine Constabulary, was formed on Aug. 8, 1901, as a result of Organic Act. No. 175, which recommended the creation of an insular police force.

Approved by the Philippines Commission nearly a month before its creation, the constabulary was initially composed of Filipino soldiers commanded by American officers.

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Rafael Crame was the first Filipino to lead the Constabulary.

Camp Crame, the headquarters of the Philippine National Police, was named after him. —Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

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