The combined elements from the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Criminal Investigation Group of the Philippine National Police have finally arrested the notorious leader of the lawless elements operating in Maguindanao during the law enforcement operation conducted in General Santos City. Arrested were Mohammad Ali Tambako, former Vice Chairman for Military Affairs of Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF), and his four companions Datukan Sato Sabiwang, Ali Valley Ludisman, Mesharie Edio Gayak and Abusahma Badrudin Guaimil aka Hansela Omar.
In support to the families of the Special Action Force casualties in Mamasapano, Maguindanao last Sunday (Jan 25), the Philippine National Police opened an account with the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) for cash donations intended for the said PNP SAF casualties. Donations for the families of the late policemen maybe deposited to the account “PNP Special Assistance Fund Account 1862-1027-77“. Donors may contact thru text Police Chief Inspector Renante F Pinuela of the PNP Directorate for Comptrollership (DC)
The Office of the Ombudsman affirmed the finding of probable cause against former Representatives Rizalina Seachon-Lañete (Masbate), Rodolfo Plaza (Agusan Del Sur), Samuel Dangwa (Benguet), Constantino Jaraula (Cagayan de Oro) and Edgar Valdez (APEC) in connection with the cases on the misuse of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) totaling P339 million. Likewise facing criminal indictments are Janet Lim Napoles, Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Undersecretary Mario Relampagos, and DBM officials Rosario Nuñez, Lalaine Paule and Marilou Bare. Also
The Philippine National Police will strictly enforce a prohibition on the carrying of firearms in all areas of activity during the 5-day Apostolic Visit of His Holiness Pope Francis as an added measure to ensure the safety and security of the national event. The following areas are declared Firearms Free Zones including routes to and from these areas of engagement that will be used by the official entourage of His Holiness Pope Francis: a) Nunciature Area, Taft Avenue, Manila; b)