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3 PNPA cadets charged for sexually assaulting 2 plebes

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Tuesday, 23 October 2018 12:02 PM


FILE PHOTO: PNPA cadets marching in formation

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Three cadets from the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) were placed in isolation over complaints of sexual harassment against two plebes transpired on October 6.

PNPA Director Chief Superintendent Joseph Adnol said the assault happened at the backyard of the newbies’ barracks when one of the suspects, a 2nd class cadet ordered a 4th class cadet to perform oral sex on him as punishment for disobedience.

PNPA cadets are ranked accordingly, with 1st class as being the highest.

Implicated in the incident were two 3rd class cadets who served as witnesses.

The three suspects were charged with criminal case of hazing.

Further investigation is underway from which an administrative case is being drafted against the three. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

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Congress ratifies bill penalizing catcalling, other forms of sexual harassment in public spaces

by admin   |   Posted on Friday, 8 February 2019 10:46 AM

MANILA, Philippines — The Congress has ratified the bicameral conference report for the Safe Spaces Bill which seeks to penalize catcalling and gender-based sexual harassment in streets, public and online spaces, workplaces, and educational institutions.

The bill also seeks to penalize offenses such as sexist slurs, unwanted comments on one’s appearance, relentless requests for one’s personal details such as name, contact and social media details or destination.

The measure will also criminalize the use of words, gestures or actions that ridicule on the basis of sex, gender or sexual orientation, the persistent telling of sexual jokes, use of sexual names, comments and demands, and any statement that has made an invasion on a person’s personal space.

If enacted into law, violators may face up to six years of imprisonment and a fine of not more that P100,000.

Both houses of Congress are yet to submit the ratified version to President Rodrigo Duterte for his signature. — Grace Casin | UNTV News & Rescue

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Police academy kicks out three cadets in sexual assault scandal

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Monday, 3 December 2018 02:41 PM

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QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) has ordered the dismissal of three cadets involved in a sexual assault against two plebes in October.

According to PNPA Director PSupt. Chiquito Malayo, the three upperclassmen, a 2nd class cadet and two 3rd class cadets, were found guilty of grave delinquency and conduct unbecoming of an officer.

Based on the investigation, the 2nd class cadet was the one who ordered the two victims to perform oral sex as penalty for an unidentified offense.

The two 3rd class cadets were also implicated in the case for serving as lookouts and for keeping mum about the incident.

Malayo added that the three were given 48 hours to submit their respective motion for reconsideration.

According to PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde, with their dismissal the three no longer have the chance to become officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP). – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Lea Ylagan)


Duterte orders dismissal of 3 PNPA cadets in sexual harassment scandal

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Friday, 2 November 2018 02:23 PM

FILE PHOTO: PNPA cadets marching in formation

MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte warned all members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) in relation to the sexual harassment scandal among cadets in the police academy.

On Thursday (November 1) the President ordered the expulsion of the three upperclassmen involved in the sexual assault of two plebes and stressed that there is no room for such embarrassing acts in both the military and the police institutions.

“They will be dismissed. I will dismiss them. I have no place for people… You know, you give me a soldier from the PMA or from the PNPA, nandoon tapos you rob them of his dignity. You dehumanize him and he goes out feeling tapos maging official ‘yan maging general tapos gawain mo ng ganoon na pakainin mo ng…,” the President said.

President Duterte emphasized that he will never allow such humiliating acts under his administration which according to him is a clear disrespect of an individual’s dignity.

“I don’t need that kind of policemen. Not for me, during my time, in my generation, for the next generation of Filipinos. You do not train a soldier or a policeman who goes out of the academy with a trauma. It’s a deep psychological insult ‘yan and it stays in the head,” he said further.

On October 25, PNPA Director PCSupt. Joseph Adnol confirmed that those involved in the scandal have notable connections.

“One of the victims is a son of a jail officer and the respondent is a son of an officer of the Philippine National Police,” he said.

The three were put in isolation while waiting for the result of the investigation while the victims were placed under counseling. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

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