Philippine National Police
The Philippine National Police (PNP) (Filipino: Pambansang Pulisya ng Pilipinas) is the national police
The police is a personification of the state designated to put in practice the enforced law, protect property and reduce civil disorder in civilian matters. Their powers include the legitimized use of force...

 force of the Republic of the Philippines. It is both a national and a local police force in that it does provides all law enforcement services throughout the Philippines. To The Philippine National Police, which was a result of a merger of the Philippine Constabulary
Philippine Constabulary
The Philippine Constabulary ' was the oldest of four service commands of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. It was a gendarmerie type para-military police force of the Philippines established in 1901 by the United States-appointed administrative authority replacing the Guardia Civil...

 and the Integrated National Police
Integrated National Police
The Integrated National Police was one of two national police forces in the Philippines prior to 1991...

, was activated on January 29, 1991. Its national headquarters are based at Camp Crame
Camp Crame
Camp Crame is the national headquarters of the Philippine National Police and is located in along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, Quezon City...

, Quezon City, in the National Capital Region. It has a manpower of 140,000.

According to a 2011 article published in D+C magazine, the PNP has had a host of problems, namely corruption and oppression, since its beginning, but it is hoped that the problems will be fixed with the new administration coming into power.


The currently Philippine National Police Chief is P.D/Gen. Nicanor A. Bartolome. Bartolome is a graduate of the Philippine Military Academy
Philippine Military Academy
The Philippine Military Academy or PMA, is the Philippine military school for the Armed Forces of the Philippines . PMA was established on December 21, 1936 by the virtue of Commonwealth Act No. 1 . PMA is located in Baguio, Benguet province...

 Class of 1980. He was the former Chief Directorial Staff (TCDS) during the time of former PNP Chief, P.D/Gen. Raul M. Bacalzo.


  • Chief, PNP: Police Director-General Nicanor A Bartolome
  • Deputy Chief for Administration (DCA): Police Deputy Director General Benjamin A Belarmino
  • Deputy Chief for Operations (DCO): Police Deputy Director General Raul L Castañeda
  • The Chief PNP Directorial Staff (TCDS): Police Deputy Director Arturo G Cacdac

List of chiefs

# Name Term of Office
Start End
1 Cesar P. Nazareno 31 March 1991 28 August 1992
2 Raul S. Imperial 28 August 1992 (acting)
28 October 1992 (official)
6 May 1993
3 Umberto Rodriguez 6 May 1993 8 July 1994
4 Recaredo Arevalo Sarmiento II 8 July 1994 1997
5 Santiago L. Aliño 1997 1998
6 Roberto T. Lastimoso 1998 1999
7 Edmundo L. Larozza 1999 (acting) 1999
8 Panfilo M. Lacson November 1999 January 2001
9 Leandro Mendoza
Leandro Mendoza
Leandro Ramos Mendoza, was the Philippine Executive Secretary, was born on March 24, 1946 in San Juan, Batangas.He finished his Bachelor of Science degree at the Philippine Military Academy; his Master of Arts in Public Management at the University of the Philippines - Visayas, Cebu City; and...

16 March 2001 2002
10 Hermogenes E. Ebdane, Jr.
Hermogenes E. Ebdane, Jr.
Hermogenes Edejer Ebdane, Jr. is a Filipino politician and retired General. He is the Current Governor of Zambales. He was the Secretary of the Department of Public Works and Highways from 4 July 2007-2010, his second appointment to the post.He was a member of the Philippine Military Academy class...

July 2002 23 August 2004
11 Edgar B. Aglipay 23 August 2004 March 6, 2005
12 Arturo Lomibao March 13, 2005 August 29, 2006
13 Oscar Castelo Calderon August 29, 2006 October 1, 2007
14 Avelino Ignacio Razon, Jr. October 1, 2007 September 27, 2008
15 Jesus Ame Verzosa September 27, 2008 September 14, 2010
16 Raul Macalalad Bacalzo September 14, 2010 September 8, 2011
17 Nicanor A. Bartolome September 8, 2011


The passage into law on December 13, 1990 of Republic Act No. 6975 entitled “An Act Establishing the Philippine National Police under a reorganized Department of the Interior and Local Government and Other Purposes” ended the existence of the Philippine Constabulary and the Integrated National Police and gave way to the creation of the Philippine National Police, now known as the country's police force that is national in scope and civilian in character. It is administered and controlled by the National Police Commission.

With the effectivity of Republic Act No. 8551, otherwise known as the “Philippine National Police Reform and Reorganization Act of 1998,” the PNP was envisioned to be a community and service oriented Agency. As mandated by law, the PNP activated/created the Internal Affairs Service (IAS) on a national scope on June 1, 1999. It is an organization within the structure of the PNP and one of its tasks is to help the Chief, PNP institute reforms to improve the image of the police force through assessment, analysis and evaluation of the character and behavior of the PNP Personnel. It is headed by the Inspector General. The PNP has the following branches included:
  • Philippine National Police Aviation Security Command
    Philippine National Police Aviation Security Command
    The Philippine National Police Aviation Security Group are responsible in securing all the country’s airports against offensive and terroristic acts that threaten civil aviation, in exercising operational control and supervision over all D.I.L.G...

  • Special Action Force
    Special Action Force
    The Special Action Force is the National Mobile Unit of the Philippine National Police. It is formed along the lines of the British Army Special Air Service, but with different recruitment and selection procedures...

  • Program Management Office
    Program Management Office
    The Philippine National Police Program Management Office is the central management facility for all PNP reform programs and projects....

  • PNP Maritime Group
  • PNP Intelligence Group
  • PNP Regional Mobile Group

Recruitment and training

The PNP conducts regular recruitment programs, depending on annual budget allocations. The entry level for non-commissioned officers is the rank of Police Officer 1 or PO1, with a starting salary of P17,265.00 inclusive of allowances. The new recruits undergo Police Basic Recruit Course for six months, and a Field Training Program for another six months prior to deployment to various units.

Officers for the Philippine National Police are sourced from the Philippine National Police Academy as well as through Lateral Entry, for specialized disciplines and requirements such as doctors, engineers and other technical positions.

The Philippine National Police Academy is located at Camp Gen. Mariano N. Castaneda, Silang, Cavite and is the premier training academy for the PNP,BJMP and BFP.


The following ranks are observed in the PNP as of 2009 with the following (in descending order):

Commissioned officers

  1. Director General (P D/Gen.) - General
  2. Deputy Director General (P D/DGen.) - Lieutenant General
  3. Director (P Dir.) - Major General
  4. Chief Superintendent (P C/Supt.) - Brigadier General
  5. Senior Superintendent (P S/Supt.) - Colonel
  6. Superintendent (P Supt.) - Lieutenant Colonel
  7. Chief Inspector (P C/Insp.) - Major
  8. Senior Inspector (P S/Insp.) - Captain
  9. Inspector (P Insp.) - Lieutenant

Note: Rank in Italics is the Army
Philippine Army
The Philippine Army is the ground arm of the Armed Forces of the Philippines . Its official name in Tagalog is Hukbong Katihan ng Pilipinas. On July 23, 2010, President Benigno Aquino III appointed Maj. Gen...

 equivalent. There is no Second Lieutenant rank-equivalent in the P.N.P.

Non-commissioned officers

  1. Senior Police Officer IV (SPO4) - Senior Master Sergeant / Chief Master Sergeant <<<*||||
  2. Senior Police Officer III (SPO3) - Master Sergeant <<<|||
  3. Senior Police Officer II (SPO2) - Technical Sergeant <<<||
  4. Senior Police Officer I (SPO1) - Staff Sergeant <<<|
  5. Police Officer III (PO3) - Sergeant <<<
  6. Police Officer II (PO2) - Corporal <<
  7. Police Officer I (PO1) - Private First Class <

Note: Rank in Italics is the Army
Philippine Army
The Philippine Army is the ground arm of the Armed Forces of the Philippines . Its official name in Tagalog is Hukbong Katihan ng Pilipinas. On July 23, 2010, President Benigno Aquino III appointed Maj. Gen...

 equivalent. There is no Private rank-equivalent in the P.N.P.

Communications Equipment

  • 400 MHz UHF Radios
  • CDMA 2000
  • Cellular Telephony
    Datacom can refer to:* Data communications* DATACOM/DB, a relational database for IBM mainframes sold by Computer Associates...

  • Facsimile
    A facsimile is a copy or reproduction of an old book, manuscript, map, art print, or other item of historical value that is as true to the original source as possible. It differs from other forms of reproduction by attempting to replicate the source as accurately as possible in terms of scale,...

  • HF/SSB
  • Low Band VHF Radios - used by town local police
  • Motorola
    Motorola, Inc. was an American multinational telecommunications company based in Schaumburg, Illinois, which was eventually divided into two independent public companies, Motorola Mobility and Motorola Solutions on January 4, 2011, after losing $4.3 billion from 2007 to 2009...

     UHF (MTRS)
  • Telephony
    In telecommunications, telephony encompasses the general use of equipment to provide communication over distances, specifically by connecting telephones to each other....

  • VHF Radios
  • VSAT

Weapons and Equipment

  • AK-47
    The AK-47 is a selective-fire, gas-operated 7.62×39mm assault rifle, first developed in the Soviet Union by Mikhail Kalashnikov. It is officially known as Avtomat Kalashnikova . It is also known as a Kalashnikov, an "AK", or in Russian slang, Kalash.Design work on the AK-47 began in the last year...

    - used by Santiago PNP
  • Baton
    Baton (law enforcement)
    A truncheon or baton is essentially a club of less than arm's length made of wood, plastic, or metal...

     - locally known as Batuta by civilians
    The FAMAS is a bullpup-styled assault rifle designed and manufactured in France by MAS located in Saint-Étienne, which is now a member of the French government-owned Nexter group...

     - used by Special Action Forces.
  • Floro MK-9
    Floro MK-9
    The Floro Mk. 9 is a submachine gun designed by Floro International Corporation of the Philippines. The Floro Mk. 9 submachine gun is a private venture of Floro International of Tanay, Rizal Province in the Philippines...

  • Glock Pistol
    Glock pistol
    The Glock pistol, sometimes referred to by the manufacturer as Glock "Safe Action" Pistol, is a series of semi-automatic pistols designed and produced by Glock Ges.m.b.H., located in Deutsch-Wagram, Austria. The company's founder, engineer Gaston Glock, had no experience with firearm design or...

  • HK G36
  • M1 carbine
    M1 Carbine
    The M1 carbine is a lightweight, easy to use semi-automatic carbine that became a standard firearm for the U.S. military during World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War, and was produced in several variants. It was widely used by U.S...

     - used by town local police
  • M9 Pistol
    M9 Pistol
    The Beretta M9, formally Pistol, Semiautomatic, 9mm, M9, is a 9×19mm Parabellum pistol of the United States military adopted in 1985. It is essentially a military specification Beretta 92F, later the 92FS....

  • M14
    M14 rifle
    The M14 rifle, formally the United States Rifle, 7.62 mm, M14, is an American selective fire automatic rifle firing 7.62x51mm NATO  ammunition. It was the standard issue U.S. rifle from 1959 to 1970. The M14 was used for U.S...

  • M16
    M16 rifle
    The M16 is the United States military designation for the AR-15 rifle adapted for both semi-automatic and full-automatic fire. Colt purchased the rights to the AR-15 from ArmaLite, and currently uses that designation only for semi-automatic versions of the rifle. The M16 fires the 5.56×45mm NATO...

  • M1911
  • MSSR rifle
    MSSR rifle
    The Marine Scout Sniper Rifle or MSSR is a semi-automatic sniper rifle developed from the Colt M16A1 rifle by the Philippine Marine Corps Scout Snipers due to the lack of a dedicated sniper rifle which is used in the Armed Forces of the Philippines....

     - used by the PNP SWAT
  • Remington 870
    Remington 870
    The Remington Model 870 is a U.S.-made pump-action shotgun manufactured by Remington Arms Company, Inc. It is widely used by the public for sport shooting, hunting, and self-defense. It is also commonly used by law enforcement and military organizations worldwide.-Development:The Remington 870 was...

  • Remington 1100
    Remington 1100
    The Remington 1100 is a gas-operated semi-automatic shotgun, popular among sportsmen. The Remington 1100 was the first semiautomatic shotgun to feature significant reduction in felt recoil, light weight and reliability.- History :...

D+C, a development focused magazine, reports that 20,000 members of the PNP lacked firearms in 2004.

Vehicles and Helicopters

  • Eurocopter AS350  Utility Helicopters
  • Ford Focus - uses in some parts of the country, especially in Tagaytay City
    Tagaytay City
    The City of Tagaytay is a second class city in the province of Cavite, Philippines. Only away from Manila via Aguinaldo Highway, it is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. Tagaytay City provides a good view of the Taal Volcano...

    Police Station, under the Cavite Police Provincial Office
  • Various Honda
    is a Japanese public multinational corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles.Honda has been the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer since 1959, as well as the world's largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines measured by volume, producing more than...

     and Mitsubishi
    The Mitsubishi Group , Mitsubishi Group of Companies, or Mitsubishi Companies is a Japanese multinational conglomerate company that consists of a range of autonomous businesses which share the Mitsubishi brand, trademark and legacy...

     Law Enforcement vehicles
  • Various Honda
    is a Japanese public multinational corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles.Honda has been the world's largest motorcycle manufacturer since 1959, as well as the world's largest manufacturer of internal combustion engines measured by volume, producing more than...

    , Kawasaki
    Kawasaki Motorcycle Corporation
    Kawasaki motorycles are manufactured by the Motorcycle & Engine division of Kawasaki Heavy Industries at plants in Japan, USA, Philippines, Indonesia and Thailand. The motorcycles have been produced since 1954.-History:...

    , Suzuki
    is a Japanese multinational corporation headquartered in Hamamatsu, Japan that specializes in manufacturing compact automobiles and 4x4 vehicles, a full range of motorcycles, all-terrain vehicles , outboard marine engines, wheelchairs and a variety of other small internal combustion engines...

    , Yamaha
    Yamaha Motor Company
    , is a Japanese motorized vehicle-producing company. Yamaha Motor is part of Yamaha Corporation and its headquarter is located in Iwata, Shizuoka. Along with expanding Yamaha Corporation into the world's biggest piano maker, then Yamaha CEO Genichi Kawakami took Yamaha into the field of motorized...

    , and other motorcycle brands - used as patrol bikes/cycles.
  • Isuzu D-Max
    Isuzu D-Max
    Isuzu D-Max is a pickup truck made by Isuzu. It shares the same platform with several General Motors mid-size trucks in the United States. These being the Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon and Isuzu i-Series. The Chevrolet Colorado name is also applied to a rebadged version of the D-Max in the Middle...

     - used by city or town
  • Mitsubishi L300 - used as service vehicle by PNP Crime Laboratory, PNP-SOCO, & PNP-SWAT.
  • Mitsubishi Lancer
    Mitsubishi Lancer
    The Mitsubishi Lancer is a family car built by Mitsubishi Motors. It has been known as the Colt Lancer, Dodge/Plymouth Colt, Chrysler Valiant Lancer, Chrysler Lancer, Eagle Summit, Hindustan Lancer, Soueast Lioncel, Mitsubishi Carisma, and Mitsubishi Mirage in various countries at different times,...

     Used by town/ city police
  • Mitsubishi Pajero
    Mitsubishi Pajero
    The Mitsubishi Pajero is a sport utility vehicle manufactured by Mitsubishi Motors. It was named after Leopardus pajeros, the Pampas Cat which is native to the Patagonia plateau region of southern Argentina. However, since pajero is an offensive term for "wanker" in Spanish, alternative names have...

     Used in offroad
  • Mitsubishi Strada  Used in manila
  • Nissan Frontier Navara - used in some parts of the country, especially in Ilagan, Isabela
    Ilagan, Isabela
    Ilagan is a 1st-class municipality in the province of Isabela, Philippines. It is the capital municipality and the largest town of Isabela...

  • Robinson R44
    Robinson R44
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      Patrol Helicopters
  • Toyota Altis - mostly basic Police vehicle in other city
  • Toyota Corolla
    Toyota Corolla
    The Toyota Corolla is a line of subcompact and compact cars manufactured by the Japanese automaker Toyota, which has become very popular throughout the world since the nameplate was first introduced in 1966. In 1997, the Corolla became the best selling nameplate in the world, with over 35 million...

     - used by town/city police
  • Toyota Innova
    Toyota Innova
    The Toyota Innova is a Toyota-designed Compact MPV i.e. being less than in length as per the European system of size classification, produced in Indonesia under supervision by Toyota Astra Motor since 2003. As with Toyota Kijang, which it replaced, the Toyota Innova is produced and first marketed...

     - most used patrol MPV
  • Toyota Revo
    Toyota Revo
    For other uses, see Revo.The Toyota Revo is an Asian Sport Utility Vehicle produced by Toyota since 1998. The development started in 1997 and sold in 1998. It shares the same chassis platform with the corresponding Hilux and Hiace...

     - most used rampaging vehicle by the PNP
  • Toyota Vios
    Toyota Vios
    The Toyota Vios is a 4-door subcompact sedan developed for the South East Asia, China, and Taiwan markets.Introduced in 2003, the Vios serves as a replacement of the Toyota Tercel , which filled the Asian subcompact market for a 1.5 litre, below the Toyota Corolla and Toyota Camry, both of which...

     - most used basic police vehicle especially in Metro Manila
    Metro Manila
    Metropolitan Manila , the National Capital Region , or simply Metro Manila, is the metropolitan region encompassing the City of Manila and its surrounding areas in the Philippines...

  • Toyota Hilux FX - used by city or town Police.
  • Willys MB
    Willys MB
    The Willys MB US Army Jeep and the Ford GPW, were manufactured from 1941 to 1945. These small four-wheel drive utility vehicles are considered the iconic World War II Jeep, and inspired many similar light utility vehicles. Over the years, the World War II Jeep later evolved into the "CJ" civilian...

     - used by city or town

International Peace Support Operations and Humanitarian Relief Missions

On 3 April 1992, fifteen months into its reconstitution, the PNP began sending its international contingent to peace support operations and humanitarian relief missions in conflict areas around the world. Although most of these endeavors were United Nations-launched, there were some deployments made under the "lead-nation" concept or as an initiative of the Government of the Republic of the Philippines.

UN Peace Support Operations requiring UN Civilian Police services may be armed or unarmed peacekeeping, peace-building, or specialized efforts.

The PNP's international deployments are:

CAMBODIA: 1992-93

♦United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC)

HAITI: 1994-95; 2004–present

♦Operation Uphold Democracy in Haïti - International Police Monitors component

♦UN Mission in Haïti (UNMIH)

♦la Mission des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en Haïti/

UN Stabilization Mission in Haïti (MINUSTAH)

EAST TIMOR: 1999-2002

♦UN Mission in East Timor (UNAMET)

♦UN Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET)

TIMOR-LESTE: 2002–present

♦UN Mission of Support in East Timor (UNMISET)

♦UN Office in Timor-Leste (UNOTIL)

♦UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT)

KOSOVO: 1999-2009

♦UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK)

IRAQ: 2003-04

♦Philippine Humanitarian Contingent in Iraq (PHCI)

LIBERIA: 2004–present

♦UN Mission in Liberia (UNMIL)


♦UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

THE SUDAN (Southern): 2005–present

♦UN Mission in the Sudan (UNMIS)

CÔTE D'IVOIRE: 2005-07

♦l'Opération des Nations Unies en Côte d'Ivoire/

UN Operation in Côte d'Ivoire (ONUCI)

NEPAL: 2007-08

♦UN Mission in Nepal (UNMIN)

GEORGIA: 2007–09

♦UN Observer Mission in Georgia (UNOMIG)


♦UN Independent International Investigation Commission in Lebanon (UNIIIC)

THE SUDAN (Western): 2008–present

♦UN-African Union Hybrid Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).

Among the luminaries of the PNP Contingent is Police Director Rodolfo A Tor, who became the first Filipino police commissioner of a UN operation. In 2006, he was tasked to head the UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste, one of the largest civilian police operations established by the UN. The PNP Contingent's first female member was noncommissioned Senior Police Officer 2 Ester A Mardicas (deployed to East Timor in August 1999), while its first female police commissioned officer was Police Inspector Aurisa I Mitra (deployed to Kosovo in July 2000).

The PNP Contingent has no fatalities in the line of fire. The 1993 deaths of Senior Police Officers 4 Winston Zerrudo and Edilberto Evangelista, both UNTAC Police, were due to non-hostile causes.

As of 30 June 2010, the PNP Contingent has sent 1,600-plus police officers to UN and other international peace support operations and humanitarian relief missions. (Several police officers have been deployed more than once in their careers.) It has delivered an estimated minimum of 3.5 million (wo)man-hours in the mission areas.

The PNP Contingent awaits the deployment of the Philippine Formed Police Unit, or FPU, of which creation was approved by the National Police Commission in 2006.

National Operations Center (NOC)

PNP Chief Director General Avelino Razon Jr., on July 6, 2008, announced completion of the newly refurbished and reconfigured Camp Crame
Camp Crame
Camp Crame is the national headquarters of the Philippine National Police and is located in along Epifanio de los Santos Avenue, Quezon City...

 National Operations Center (NOC), powered by modern communication, imaging, and teleconferencing technology. Its new equipments include LCD monitors, CCTV cameras, and the electronic tracking system to monitor the deployment of mobile units thru global positioning system (GPS). Chief Superintendent Constante Azares Jr., chief of the PNP-NOC, explained that: "The NOC is the hub and nerve center of all PNP operations and activities nationwide. All deployments, movement of troops and police operations are monitored, coordinated and directed from this facility."

Manila blackmail incident

A blackmail
In common usage, blackmail is a crime involving threats to reveal substantially true or false information about a person to the public, a family member, or associates unless a demand is met. It may be defined as coercion involving threats of physical harm, threat of criminal prosecution, or threats...

 case occurred in Binondo Manila
Manila is the capital of the Philippines. It is one of the sixteen cities forming Metro Manila.Manila is located on the eastern shores of Manila Bay and is bordered by Navotas and Caloocan to the north, Quezon City to the northeast, San Juan and Mandaluyong to the east, Makati on the southeast,...

 when police officers abducted and blackmailed 7 Chinese
Chinese people
The term Chinese people may refer to any of the following:*People with Han Chinese ethnicity ....

 citizens suspected of drug trafficking on December 30, 1998. After many months of detainment and torture, two Hong Kong
Hong Kong
Hong Kong is one of two Special Administrative Regions of the People's Republic of China , the other being Macau. A city-state situated on China's south coast and enclosed by the Pearl River Delta and South China Sea, it is renowned for its expansive skyline and deep natural harbour...

 citizens were killed off when the ransom money was not met. One police superintendent who knew of the operation was also killed.

Euro Generals scandal

The Euro Generals scandal involves Eliseo de la Paz and several Philippine National Police officials who went to Russia on October 2008 to attend the Interpol conference. De la Paz was detained for carrying a large sum of undeclared money. A House panel investigating the scandal concluded that the six police officials who attended the conference had made the trip illegally. In 2010, the office of the Ombudsman
An ombudsman is a person who acts as a trusted intermediary between an organization and some internal or external constituency while representing not only but mostly the broad scope of constituent interests...

 filed graft charges against twelve former and active ranking PNP officials for their alleged involvement in the incident.

Parañaque shootout

On December 5, 2008, ten suspected criminals, one policeman, and five civilians, a total of sixteen people, including a seven year old girl, were killed in a bloody shootout in Paranaque City
Parañaque City
The City of Parañaque , or simply Parañaque , is one of the cities and municipalities that make up Metro Manila in the Philippines....

. Several others were wounded, including a ranking officer of the Highway Patrol Group, two members of the Special Action Force, a village watchman, and a security guard, said Director Leopoldo Bataoil, head of the Metro Manila regional police. The head of the Internal Affairs Service of the PNP said, "We failed in our mission to protect the civilians. [Because] during the conduct of operation [many civilian lives were lost]," On July 29, 2009, it was reported that the Department of Justice (DOJ) had filed multiple murder charges against 29 policemen, including three generals, in connection with the shootout following the filing of a complaint-affidavit by Lilian de Vera, who lost her husband and daughter 7, in the incident. On January 11, 2010, the Commission on Human Rights recommended the filing of criminal and administrative charges against 26 policemen In March, it was reported that after two witnesses had said De Vera and his daughter were not killed in the shootout,that policemen already had complete control of the area where the two were killed, the Department of Justice filed two counts of murder charges against 25 policemen for the killings.

Binayug torture case

Inspector Joselito Binayug, chief of the Asuncion police community precinct in Tondo arrested Darius Evangelista on March 5, 2009 for alleged robbery. A torture video was leaked to the media and shown on television showing a police officer whipping and cursing the suspect and pulling on a rope that was tied to the victim’s genitals. The incident allegedly happened inside the Asuncion police precinct in Tondo. Binayug was arrested for violating the Anti-Torture act of 2009. Separate charges were filed for Evangelista being tortured to death.

Maguindanao massacre

On November 24, 2009, Senior Superintendent Abusana Maguid, the police chief of Maguindanao province, was reported to have been relieved of his duties after witnesses reported seeing three of his officers at the scene of the Maguindanao massacre
Maguindanao massacre
The Maguindanao massacre, also known as the Ampatuan massacre after the town where the mass graves were found, occurred on the morning of November 23, 2009, in the town of Ampatuan in Maguindanao province, on the island of Mindanao in the Philippines...

 in which 57 people, including journalists, lawyers, aides, and motorists who were witnesses were killed. On 25 November Maguid and Chief Inspector Sukarno Dikay were reported to have been relieved from post and placed under restrictive custody. On November 26, Department of the Interior and Local Government
Department of the Interior and Local Government (Philippines)
The Philippines' Department of the Interior and Local Government is the executive department of the Philippine Government responsible for promoting peace and order, ensuring public safety, and strengthening the capabilities of local government units...

 (DILG) Secretary Ronaldo Puno
Ronaldo Puno
Ronaldo V. Puno is a campaign manager in Philippine politics. He supported the presidential bids of eventual winners Fidel Ramos, Joseph Estrada, and Gloria Macapagal Arroyo....

 announced that Maguid, Dikay, and others were suspected of involvement in the massacre. On 19 December, Maguid, Dikay, and others were reported to have been recommended for summary dismissal by the PNP high command. On April 16, 2010, the National Police Commission ordered a 90-day suspension against Maguid, Dikay, and 60 other police personnel for their possible involvement in the killings. On July 10, it was reported that Dikay had applied to become state witness, saying that he is confident that his testimony will pin down the masterminds of the killing.

Failed hostage rescue operation

The Philippine National Police conceded that in the 2010 Manila hostage crisis they made blunders in ending a bus hijacking, as outrage grew over the bloody assault played out on live television that left eight Hong Kong tourists dead. The Hong Kong Economic Journal
Hong Kong Economic Journal
The Hong Kong Economic Journal is a Chinese language daily newspaper published in Hong Kong by the Shun Po Co., Ltd. Available in both Hong Kong and Macau, the newspaper mainly focuses on economic news and other related issues...

was reported to have accused the PNP of having an "appalling professional standards" and "...[a] lack of strategic planning".

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