All-out offensive vs BIFF over

MANILA (Updated) -- The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) ended on Monday its all-out offensive against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), AFP chief-of-staff Gregorio Pio Catapang said.

MTRCB inspects buses for x-rated films

THE Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) conducted inspections on Monday at the Araneta Center Bus Station in Cubao, Quezon City to ensure that the movies being shown in the public buses, particularly those up for long travels are following the agency's rules.

In the inspection, MTRCB chairman Eugenio Villareal together with other board members recovered an x-rated film from a Bicol-bound R. Volante Lines bus, whose passengers include 12-year-old girl.

PNP on heightened alert for Holy Week

(Updated) THE Philippine National Police (PNP) declared a heightened alert status in anticipation of the Holy Week exodus next week, a spokesman said Friday.

Chief Superintendent Generoso Cerbo Jr., PNP spokesperson, said the nationwide heightened alert took effect Friday.

PNPA raises age limit due to K to 12 program

THE Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) has raised the age limit for incoming applicants for admission to the police institute.

Police Chief Inspector Richie Yatar, PNPA public affairs chief, said the academy will accept only 18 years old and above applicants from its previous required age of 17 due to the effect of the K to 12 program.

PNPA cadet barred from joining graduation rites

(Updated) A CADET of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) Lakandula Class of 2015 was not able to join the graduation rites on Thursday due to a "minor violation", a police official said.

PNPA spokesperson Chief Inspector Richie Yatar said cadet refused to identify the cadet and the violation committed. The graduating cadet however will still be able to get his diploma in April.

Aquino to lead PNP graduation rites Thursday

PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III will lead the graduation rites of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) Lakandula Class 2015 at Camp Mariano N. Castaneda in Silang, Cavite on Thursday.

Lakandula, which means "Lahing Kayumanggi na Handang Ialay sa Bayan ang Dugo at Lakas" (Filipinos ready to serve and die for their country) is composed of 247 cadets, including 15 females.

DILG: Mayor Binay wrong in seeking court relief

MAKATI City Mayor Jejomar Erwin Binay Jr.'s decision to immediately raise his suspension for corruption allegations before the Court of Appeals (CA) was wrong, the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) said Wednesday.

DILG Undersecretary Peter Irving Corvera said Binay should have first exhausted all the possible legal remedies through the Office of the Ombudsman before he jumped for the assistance of the CA.

PNP raises P12-M for kin of ‘SAF 44’

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) has raised P12 million in donations from private individuals for the relatives of the slain police commandos and survivors of the January 25 Mamasapano bloodbath.

Chief Superintendent Generoso Cerbo Jr., PNP public affairs chief, said the cash donations were raised through the several fund raising events of some private organizations.

Poe defends draft Senate report on Mamasapano debacle

(Updated) SENATOR Grace Poe maintained Wednesday that the death of 44 members of Special Action Force was a massacre despite the Moro Islamic Liberation Front's (MILF) report claiming otherwise.

The MILF report submitted to the Senate on Tuesday said the Bangsamoro Islamic Armed Forces (BIAF), an armed component of MILF, just "fired back" after allegedly being fired upon by the 55th Special Action Company (SAC), where most of the slain police commandos came from.

SAF chief slams Trillanes over 'drinking spree' tale

THE police officials who supposedly intoxicated some military officials on the eve of the Mamasapano operation were not members of the Special Action Force (SAF), the newly installed head of SAF said Tuesday.

Chief Superintendent Moro Virgilio Lazo, SAF chief, said the elite policemen followed a protocol in the "Oplan Exodus", which was to isolate the troopers who took part on the law enforcement operation.