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No more presentation of crime suspects, Roxas tells PNP

January 29, 2013

MANILA, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today said the Philippine National Police crime would no longer present crime suspects to the public without the consent of the suspects or their lawyers to avoid possible accusations of human rights violations.
 
Roxas outlined the new policy, which he said was recommended by PNP Director General Alan...

Roxas announces arrest of alleged gunman in mayor’s slay

January 29, 2013

MANILA, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today announced the arrest of the suspected gunman in the murder of Mayor Erlinda Domingo of Maconacon, Isabela, who was shot dead in Quezon City last Tuesday night in Quezon City.

Roxas identified the alleged gunman as Marsibal Abduhadi alias Bagwis, who reportedly yielded two hand grenades, a high-powered...

Roxas to PNP: investigate all angles in Isabela mayor murder

January 24, 2013

Manila, Philippines – Interior Secretary Mar Roxas today directed police investigators to explore all angles related to the Tuesday night killing of Maconacon, Isabela Mayor Erlinda Domingo, who was shot dead while she was about to check in at the Park Villa Apartelle in Examiner Street Quezon City.

“Mariin kong ipinapaalala kina (NCRPO Police) Director Leonardo Espina...

Roxas orders relief of more CALABARZON PNP men

January 17, 2013

Manila, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today announced the relief of more officials of the Philippine National Police in the Calabarzon region, including its regional director, Chief Supt. James Melad, to give way to an impartial investigation into the series of killings in the region involving policemen.

 

The relief order came after the...

Roxas tells PNP to strictly implement rules on security details

January 16, 2013

Manila, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today instructed the Philippine National Police to strictly implement the rules on the provision of security details to candidates as part of the overall efforts to ensure a safe and orderly mid-term elections in May.

 

He also called on the citizenry to report any incident of policemen providing...

Roxas ushers 2013 election period with unity walk, peace covenant

January 15, 2013

Manila, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas has spearheaded a Unity Walk in Quezon City and the signing of peace covenant in Samar Province to formally mark the start of the 120-day election period.

 

Roxas led the Unity Walk and Inter-Faith Prayer Rally for Secure and Fair Elections in 2013 (SAFE 2013), which started in different parts of...

Roxas announces relief of PNP men in Atimonan shooting

January 10, 2013

Manila, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today announced the relief of all members of the Philippine National Police who were involved in the deadly shooting incident in Atimonan, Quezon last Sunday that led to the death of 13 men, including three PNP men and two Air Force soldiers.

The relief order came after the initial results of a PNP fact-finding...

Roxas orders deeper probe of Atimonan firefight that killed 3 cops

January 8, 2013

Manila, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today met with PNP Chief Alan Purisima  to receive  a briefing and thereafter ordered the PNP to look deeper into the deadly firefight in Atimonan, Quezon Sunday that led to the death of 13 alleged crime syndicate members, including a ranking police official, two other PNP personnel and an Air Force...

Roxas to PNP, find gunmen behind fatal New Year’s Eve stray bullets

January 3, 2013

Manila, Philippines -- Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today ordered the Philippine National Police to immediately find and charge those who fired the fatal stray bullets that claimed the lives of at least two persons, including a 7-year-old girl, during the last New Year’s Eve revelries.

Roxas said he personally relayed his order to PNP Director General Alan...