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60,000 personnel to provide security for 31st ASEAN Summit

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, November 6th, 2017


MANILA, Philippines — Authorities have deployed 60,000 security personnel from the Philippine National Police (PNP), Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP), Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP), Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) and several other government agencies to ensure the safety and security of the delegates of the 31st Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit.

The security forces will have 400 patrol cars, 200 motorcycles, and 22 armored cars.

Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Officer-in-Charge Catalino Cuy said the assigned security personnel are ready to face and address any physical and even cyber threats.

It can be noted that Cuy also serves as the chairman of the ASEAN committee on security, peace and order, emergency preparedness and response.

Meanwhile, PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa has belied circulating reports that four women in Basilan are now in Metro Manila to bomb areas near the venue of the ASEAN Summit.

According to the PNP chief, the said news report is a hoax and that the public should not believe it.

“It’s just a hoax. We already expect such a propaganda. During this season, when there is a huge event, there are a lot of influence peddlers, selling information, scaring the public to maintain their relevance. But it’s all hoax. Listen instead to the advisory coming from the government security forces,” said the PNP chief.

Dela Rosa also assured the public that the PNP will remain on alert for any threats to the country’s security.

The PNP chief also advised the public to refrain going to areas near the venue of the ASEAN Summit to avoid inconvenience.

He called on the everyone to follow the guidelines coming from the PNP to maintain the orderliness of the conduct of the ASEAN Summit. — Rey Pelayo | UNTV News & Rescue

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‘Fake’ cop nabbed in Pasay City

by UNTV NEWS   |   Posted on Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Authorities nabbed a motorcycle rider disguised as police at a checkpoint along NAIA road in Pasay City Wednesday.

The suspect, identified as Felix Verona, 35, is actually a tricycle driver and a resident of Velasquez, Tondo in Manila.

Verona, who was wearing a police uniform, was stopped by Pasay City Police personel at the checkpoint at Chapel Road for not wearing a helmet. He was asked to present proper identification but the inspecting authority discovered his ID was fake. Verona later confessed that he has never been a cop.

“Malinaw po na peke ang I.D. niya kasi sa orihinal na PNP ID eh merong middle name ‘yon. Y’ung sa kaniya, inisyal lang, letter C lang…Tsaka yung badge number niya eh malayong-malayo sa edad niya at saka sa serbisyo niya,” PO3 Robinson Alsol, the Pasay police investigator said.

(It is clear that he’s using a fake ID because on an original PNP I.D. the full middle name is printed — his is just an initial letter. And his badge number does not match his age and service.)

When the police further inspected Verona, a four-inch knife was found in his garment.

Verona will face charges for usurpation of authority, illegal use of uniform and insignia for violation of the Omnibus Election Code. —  Asher Cadapan Jr.| UNTV News & Rescue

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16.5L liquid cocaine haul near Calaguas Island alarms PNP

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

The PNP presented to reporters 16.5 liters of liquid cocaine with a street value of P130 million and 28 packets of the illegal substance valued at P280 million.

 

LAGUNA, Philippines – Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde on Tuesday expressed concern over the successive discoveries of cocaine in the waters north of the country.

“This is something new sa atin dahil usually nakikita natin dito ay shabu, dito is cocaine. Iyong source niya as of this time di pa natin ma-certain at kung saan ide-deliver,” Albayalde said in a press briefing at Camp Vicente, Laguna Tuesday.

(This is something new to us because we usually see shabu, but this time it’s cocaine. We are uncertain of its source and intended recipient as of this time.)

Albayalde presented before members of media 28 packets of cocaine valued at P280 million  fished in the waters of Camarines Norte on April 15.

The packets of cocaine are aside from a container of suspected liquid cocaine found floating off the waters near Calaguas Island in Camarines Norte last Sunday, April 22. Authorities said the 16.5 liters of liquid substance can be used to make at least 13 kilograms of cocaine which will have a street value of P130 million.

Albayalde said another group of fishermen found a device floating near the waters where the liquid substance was found. The device was later identified as a tracking device.

“Locator ito para makuha kung saan itong mga cocaine na nagfofloat na ito..Already high tech nga lang ito kasi may tracking device ito probably may app ito sa cellphone,” Albayalde explained. The device will be sent to technical experts for further examination.

(It is a locator that tracks these floating cocaine…they are already high tech because it uses a tracking device which probably has an app on the cellphone.)

The PNP chief thanked the fishermen for not taking advantage of the contraband. He promised to assist them in claiming their reward from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for their efforts.

Meanwhile, police are still tracing the origin of the discovered illegal substance. — Japhet Cablaida | UNTV News & Rescue

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Malacañang to release detailed report on drug-related killings

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

 

Malacañang is planning to disclose next week a detailed report on drug-related killings in legitimate operations held by the Philippine National Police (PNP).

This is in response to calls from the international community critical of the Duterte administration’s war on drugs campaign.

“In a few months, I will have a file each for every killing reported by the PNP indicating that there was no excessive use of force,” Presidential Spokesperson Atty. Harry Roque said.

Roque added that “if there’s reason to file charges against the killers,” he will encourage such move to clear accusations that the government is not acting on the issues of drug-related killings in the country. — Rosalie Coz | UNTV News & Rescue

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