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.


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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