The PNP chief said they were able to confiscate a total of 62 sacks of rice and 22 trays of eggs in different areas in Mindanao and Calabarzon Region.
“Wala sa kanilang umaamin kung saan nanggagaling, but we got election campaign material na doon sa specific candidates na iyon,” he said.
(No one would admit as to where the items came from but we got election campaign materials from that specific candidate.)
“But they deny na nanggaling doon sa mga kandidato na iyon at walang gustong magsabi whether the buyer or the seller kung sino or saan galing ang pera,” he added.
(But they deny that the items were from those [specific] candidates. No one, not the buyer nor the seller, wanted to admit where the items or cash came from.) – (with reports from Lea Ylagan) Marje Pelayo
by Marje Pelayo | Posted on Thursday, June 20th, 2019
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The newly established Philippine National Police (PNP) Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (IMEG) nabbed four policemen caught in the act of gambling and drinking liquor in public in Barangay Lipunan, Cubao.
The suspects were identified as Police Staff Sergeant Erwin Gobis; Police Senior Master Sergeant Demetrio Laroya; Police Corporal Ariel Pasion, all assigned at the PNP Health Service in Camp Crame and Police Staff Sergeant Gerry Ocampo of the PNP Crime Laboratory.
Aside from the four, other personalities arrested were Leo Ocinar, a non-uniformed personnel; former cop Fidel Agustin; and Teddy Carpio, the owner of the establishment that operates an online derby.
Authorities recovered more than P14,000 gambling money, two television sets, digital video recorder, betting ticket, two digital boxes and 23 bottles of intoxicating liquor.
PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde admitted that despite their constant reminder and warning, there are still erring cops who choose to participate in illegal activities.
“Ito ang sinasabi natin sa mga pulis na matitigas ang ulo (This is what we warned hard-headed cops about). As we’ve said, we will not relent on this program and we will show no mercy on this people,” Albayalde said.
The arrested cops are facing charges for violating Presidential Decree 1603 and for drinking alcohol in public.
“We are dead serious in our campaign against scalawags at saka yung pagtaas ng antas ng disiplina ng aming organisasyon, (to upgrade the level of discipline within our organization),” the PNP Chief stressed. (with reports from Lea Ylagan)
by Aileen Cerrudo | Posted on Friday, June 14th, 2019
The Philippine National Police (PNP) will create a new task force to replace the Counter-Intelligence Task Force (CITF) in order to pin down corrupt cops.
The PNP has launched the Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (IMEG) as part of the plan to strengthen their campaign against corrupt policemen.
PNP Chief PGen. Oscar Albayalde said the new task force will focus on all erring policemen including those involved in illegal drugs.
“It will be as relentless as the first day that we launched our campaign against illegal drugs, hindi magbabago iyan. Walang aabuso na pulis, hindi lang pang aabuso, pati iyong mga mai-involve sa korapsyon, (That will not change. No cop will abuse [their authority], this also include cops involved in corruption),” he said.
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año said they are serious in cleansing the whole police ranks.
“We upgraded the CITF into a group so meaning to say more resources, more people, and more authority, because we are serious in cleansing the ranks of the policemen,” he said.
The IMEG, according to Albayalde will still be headed by PCol. Romeo Caramat. It will also need new equipment and personnel for a more comprehensive cleansing.—(with reports from Lea Ylagan)
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