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HPG back on Edsa to help ease holiday traffic

Almost a year after it was pulled out of Edsa, the Highway Patrol Group (HPG) of the Philippine National Police was redeployed on the country’s busiest thoroughfare to ease congestion as the holiday season nears. Transport Undersecretary Tim Orbos said 60 HPG personnel would man various choke points along Edsa, with 20 of them posted […]

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Metro Manila’s 9th most wanted nabbed for drunk driving

By sheer luck, the police captured a high-value government target, the alleged head of a criminal gang operating in parts of Metro Manila and Rizal province, after he figured in a crash while driving drunk. A report reaching Chief Supt. Romulo Sapitula, Eastern Police District (EPD) director, said that Jerome “Botong” Garcia, who also went […]

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‘Basag-kotse,’ alm-asking minor in Parañaque ‘rescued’ by cops

Got change? A minor in Parañaque who threw rocks at motorists who refused to give alms got the “change” he needed – courtesy of policemen. The 15-year-old minor was rescued by members of Tambo police precinct at 5:30 p.m. Monday, said Senior Supt. Leon Victor Rosete, the newly appointed chief of police of Parañaque. The […]

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MMDA not keen on traffic-easing measures for holiday season

Patience will be a must this holiday season for shoppers. As policemen stepped up their visibility in malls with the start of the “ber” months, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) asked the public to schedule their trips to shopping centers in the absence of new traffic-easing measures to be implemented for the holiday season. […]

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Vehicle ‘stolen’ by PDEA men found

Members of the Counter Intelligence Task Force (CITF) of the Philippine National Police recovered on Wednesday a vehicle allegedly stolen by agents of Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) from an arrested drug suspect whom they promised to release in exchange for P1.5 million. A Toyota Innova van belonging to Elvis Alamin was found parked on […]

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GrabExpress driver with P300K worth of cocaine nabbed after arrest of ‘customer’

A GrabExpress driver who was allegedly delivering cocaine was arrested on Monday early morning after one of his customers—an I.T. support employee nabbed a day earlier—pointed him as his source. Senior Supt Orlando Yebra Jr., Pasig City police chief, said Edison Hernandez was arrested by members of the Pasig City Police Drugs Enforcement Unit around 2:45 a.m. Monday for […]

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QC proposal sets speed limit based on road type

A draft ordinance in Quezon City seeks to impose speed limits depending on the type of road, following findings that the city has been recording the highest number of vehicular accidents in Metro Manila over the past six years. Under the proposed measure authored by Councilor Oliviere Belmonte, chair of the city council’s transport committee, […]

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Van driver pleads not guilty in robbery, rape of QC riders

The driver of a passenger van accused of raping and robbing female passengers last year pleaded not guilty in his arraignment before a Quezon City court on Thursday. More than a year after his alleged crime, Wilfredo Lorenzo maintained his innocence before Judge Evangeline Castillo-Marigomen of QC Regional Trial Court Branch 101. Lorenzo, who has […]

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QC couple caught selling fake LTO license plates

The Quezon City Police District on Wednesday arrested a couple who were caught selling counterfeit license plates and documents supposedly issued by the Land Transportation Office (LTO). Jahaziel Alcantara, 32, and Kristine Nemenzo, 22, were allegedly selling the fake plates for P2,000 each. Chief Insp. Freud Vila of the District Special Operations Unit (DSOU) said the LTO […]

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PNP-HPG, Grab PH team up to ensure road safety, security

It takes partnership to fight street crimes. On Wednesday, Grab Philippines and the Philippine National Police – Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to ensure road safety and security. Under the MOA, the PNP-HPG should provide Grab drivers with training on road safety and security, as well as anti-carnapping, anti-highway robbery, […]

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Oct 18, 2017

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Oct 11, 2017

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