Manila, Feb. 8 -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) welcomed the Court of Appeals' (CA) dismissal of the petition filed by a militant group, which questioned its supposed conduct of surveillance and profiling of public and private school teachers.

"The PNP welcomes the denial by the Court of Appeals of the petition filed by the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) seeking court action against the lawful performance of duty by the PNP to protect the state from its enemies," PNP spokesperson Senior Supt. Bernard Banac said in a message sent to reporters on Friday.

"We maintain that all our activities and operations are well within our lawful mandate and constantly under the presumption of regularity," Banac added.

Meanwhile, Department ...