Entire police force sacked
An entire city police force has been dismissed in metropolitan Manila after some of its members were accused over the gruesome killings of three teenagers and others were seen on surveillance cameras robbing a house.
The 1,200-strong Caloocan force in the Philippine capital will be relieved in batches and replaced. The officers will undergo 45 days of retraining, after which those facing no charges can be reassigned to other stations.
The Department of Justice has started an investigation based on a murder and torture complaint against four Caloocan policemen allegedly linked to the killing of a 17-year-old student last month.