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    The Philippine National Police (PNP) has started a full-blown modernization of its maritime unit to strengthen the monitoring and patrol of shorelines amid the smuggling of illegal drugs into the country through the open seas. PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said among the modernization steps is to procure as many motorized patrol […]

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    Three of the 12 minors rescued by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) in a drug raid in Navotas City last January were returned to their families after almost a month of detention at the Bahay Pag-Asa. The Navotas City Regional Trial Court (RTC) granted on Friday the petition for writ of habeas […]

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NCRPO conducts ‘Oplan Katok’ vs loose firearms

  The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) has been conducting “Oplan Katok” operations in line with the Philippine National Police’s (PNP’s) campaign against loose firearms for the coming elections. In Oplan Katok, NCRPO Director Guillermo Eleazar said police go to the house of gun owners with expired licenses or unlicensed firearms. The policemen will then […]

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Cocaine found at sea not for PH – PNP

The 88 bricks of cocaine that were recovered off the waters of Surigao del Norte are not intended to be smuggled to any part of the Philippines, police said yesterday. Director General Oscar Albayalde, chief of the Philippine National Police, said these appear to be parts of a big drug haul that were purposely dumped […]

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Sultan Kudarat centenarian feted

SEN. NINOY AQUINO, Sultan Kudarat – Officials of this town feted the oldest centenarian of the province living here Friday. Mayor Randy Ecija led local officials in giving recognition to Rosario Panganiban, 102, who lives in Barangay Bugso. The authenticity of Panganiban’s centennial records has been validated by the Department of Social Welfare and Development. […]

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Marijuana seized from Grade 9 student

Seven sachets of dried marijuana leaves were turned over by a school security guard to the police after it was confiscated from a Grade 9 student who hid them in between pages of his notebook in Quezon City last week. Quezon City Police District Station 4 commander, Supt. Rossel Cejas, said they have talked to […]

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