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Senators slam decision to reinstate ‘killer cop’

Shocked senators have condemned the reinstatement of a police officer charged with the shooting of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa and another inmate in a Leyte jail last year. Superintendent Marvin Marcos and 18 subordinates are facing homicide charges after shooting Espinosa and Raul Yap during a raid on their cell…






Put it on speed dial: New telephone hotline for reporting corrupt cops

The Philippines’ chief of police has announced a new telephone hotline for reporting corrupt cops. The number — 0998 9702286 — was released when Ronald dela Rosa launched a new Counter Intelligence Task Force (CITF) to crack down on rogue police. The move comes after South Korean Ji Ick Joo was…



The Friday Briefing: Duterte, doppelgängers and new days off

More than ever before, President Duterte has dominated the news cycle this week. Whether it’s his apparent confession of gunning down criminal suspects, his admission of age-related frailty (and opiate dependency) or his continuing popularity in the polls, he remains the man of moment. But there’s been so much more…