by Aileen Cerrudo | Posted on Friday, June 14th, 2019
The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) will impose sanctions against establishments allowing students to enter their premises during class hours.
This was after NCRPO Director Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar caught 12 high school students during his inspection.
They were playing online games and browsing social media at a computer shop called Sandbox CyberCafe in West Rembo, Makati City.
Eleazar said the establishment has violated Department of Education (Deped) Order 86, series of 2010 which bans students inside computer shops, malls, and theaters during school hours.
Based on the Deped order, violators may possibly face suspension or revocation of their permit to operate.
“Responsibilidad ito ng establisyimento na pagbawalan itong mga estudyante. Alam mo itong mga bata, alam mong mapusok iyan, (It is the responsibility of these establishments to ban the students. You know kids, they are very eager),” he said.
The NCRPO Director is already coordinating with the local government unit (LGU) in Makati for the corresponding sanction against Sandbox CyberCafe.
Meanwhile, all police community precincts and police station commanders were also ordered by Eleazar to inspect around the school area especially the computer shops.—(with reports from Asher Cadapan Jr.)
by Marje Pelayo | Posted on Friday, May 24th, 2019
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) did not grant Peter Joemel Advincula alias Bikoy’s request to stay at Camp Crame for security even after he posted bail for his estafa case in Baguio City.
According to PNP Police General Oscar Albayalde, the PNP has no facility for Advincula’s request and there is no reason for him to stay at the PNP Headquarters.
“Not unless of course meron siyang kaso at may utos ang korte na ikulong sya sa custodial facility namin,” Albayalde told reporters on Friday (May 24).
(Not unless, of course, he has a case and the court orders to detain him at our custodial facility.)
“Pero wala po kaming tao kailanman na kinupkop dito at binigyan ng protection dito mismo sa loob ng kampo,” he added.
(We have never allowed anyone to stay and enjoy protection inside the camp.)
The PNP Chief said they also need to validate Advincula’s claim that he is receiving threats to his life.
As for Advincula’s testimonies, the PNP vowed to conduct a thorough investigation not only on his latest allegations but also his previous statements linking President Rodrigo Duterte and family to illegal drugs.
During his press conference on Thursday (May 23), Advincula alias Bikoy named Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and the Liberal Party as the people behind the narco-videos, “Ang Totoong Narcolist”.
It is possible, according to the PNP, for Advincula to become a witness in the investigation.
“Hindi natin inaalis ang posibilidad na kapag ang ebidensya ay matibay at may kasong isasampa at mag-a-apply bilang witness ay di maaalis ang posibilidad na maging witness nga sya,” PNP Spokesperson Police Colonel Bernard Banac said.
(We are not discounting the possibility especially if the evidence and the case are strong, then he applies as witness, he can possibly become a witness.)
“Kasi siya ang nag-a-akusa sa pinangalanan niyang personalidad,” he added.
(Because he is the one who is accusing the personalities he mentioned.)
Even former Chief of Police and now Senator-elect Ronald Bato dela Rosa agreed to a scrutiny on the veracity of alias Bikoy’s statements.
“Hindi ko sinasabi na paniwalaan ninyo si Bikoy kasi ako mismo ay walang credibility ang tao na yan,” Senator-elect Dela Rosa said.
(I am not saying you believe Bikoy because to me, he is not credible.)
“Pero kung ikaw ay mag investigate ng isang kaso wag mong i- lump up lahat ng investigation. (Iyong) pag engage ni Bikoy sa Bucor noon ibang investigation iyon. (Iyong) pag engage ni Bikoy sa paggawa ng video series dapat ibang investigation iyon,” he added.
(But if you were to investigate on one case, you shouldn’t lump up the investigation. Bikoy’s alleged engagement with BuCor (personnel) should be investigated. His engagement in making the video series, that should be a different investigation.)
Meanwhile, Albayalde confirmed on Friday that Advincula was admitted to a hospital due to chest pains and rising blood pressure. – (with details from Lea Ylagan) Marje Pelayo
by Marje Pelayo | Posted on Thursday, May 9th, 2019
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) remains skeptical of Peter Joemel Advincula claiming to be alias Bikoy, the hooded man in the viral narco video linking prominent personalities including President Rodrigo Duterte to illegal drugs.
According to PNP Chief Police General Oscar Albayalde, the responsibility is on Advincula to prove his claim, though authorities are working out to uncover his real identity.
“We have not really confirmed na itong si Bikoy na naka-hood ay siya rin itong si Advincula na self-confessed Bikoy. Ang burden of proof lies on Advincula kung paano niya i-prove na siya si Bikoy talaga, (We have not really confirmed if this hooded man or self-confessed Bikoy is indeed Advincula. The burden of proof now lies on Advincula to prove himself as Bikoy),” Police General Albayalde said.
According to Albayalde, Advincula used to tip authorities with information when he was serving jail term inside the New Bilibid Prison in 2016.
“He made it believe through one inmate also na siya ay involved. The same kuwento niya na siya ang involved sa isang sindikato at meron siyang alam na laboratory sa Bicol. It so happened na noong i-verify namin ang sinasabi niyang laboratory ay isang resort pala. (He made one inmate believe that he was involved (in a syndicate). The same old story. And that he knew of a (drug) laboratory in Bicol. It so happened that when we verified the supposed laboratory, it turned out to be a resort). So, this is how he lies,” Albayalde explained.
What’s cunning, Albayalde said, was that Advincula used to sell information for P50,000 to P70,000.
“We have an intensified campaign against illegal drugs, alam niya (he knows it). So, we develop kahit anong information ang nakukuha namin sa isang tao (So, we develop whatever information we could get from an informant). But before he gives information, ilang beses na siyang nakahingi ng medyo large amount of money (he would always ask for a large amount of money). And it turned out na lahat ng sinabi niya are all false, (later, it would turn out that everything he said was false),” the PNP Chief narrated.
He said it was not only one agency that Advincula conned with false information.
“Ibig sabihin nagpabayad siya dito (He accepted payment for), the same information . Umatras iyon pero nabayaran na siya (The other party backed out their deal but he was paid already),” Albayalde said.
Then there was another agency na binayaran siya ulit and then false pa rin ang sinasabi niya (Then there was another agency that also paid him, but fed it false information again),” Albyalde added.
If Advincula is indeed Bikoy, Albayalde said it is possible that he is a paid whistleblower.
Until now, the PNP has not received any information on whether or not the personalities mentioned by Bikoy in the viral video have links to illegal drugs, but assures that investigations are still ongoing.
“Kahit na ang quadrangle group na sinasabi niya it’s not even existent, (Even that quadrangle group that he mentioned is non-existent),” the PNP Chief said.
Meanwhile, authorities are still verifying information if Advincula has an existing warrant of arrest for cases of illegal recruitment in Baguio City. – Marje Pelayo (with details from Rey Pelayo)
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