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Over 700 SAF members who joined operations in Marawi City get special promotion

by admin   |   Posted on Monday, 5 February 2018 09:46 PM

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief PDG. Ronald Bato dela Rosa could not hold his tears when he saw a video of Special Action Force (SAF) troopers battling in Marawi City.

General Dela Rosa said that the five-month battle of the SAF members against the terrorists who attempted to conquer the city was not a piece of cake.

“Tumatayo ang balahibo ko. I can feel for them yung mga naghirap talaga doon sa frontline. Makita talaga yung mga dugo na dumanak, yung mga pagsabog left and right, mga putukan. Kahit gaano ka katapang at katibay pag ganoong sitwasyon wala kang ibang mapupuntahan kundi si Lord,” said Dela Rosa.

With this, the PNP chief did not hesitate to give special promotion to the 745 Special Action Force members who fought in Marawi City.

Even Philippine Army Commanding General Lt. Gen. Rolando Joselito Bautista salutes the gallantry of the SAF members.

“I have seen how this men and women work side by side with the members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines to crush and defeat the lawless elements who spread terror in the city of Marawi,” said the commanding general.

The PNP chief takes pride of the expertise of the SAF members when it comes to urban warfare, hence the successful mission of liberating Marawi City from the hands of ISIS-inspired terrorists.

General Dela Rosa also recommended the promotion of third level officers, which is under the jurisdiction of President Rodrigo Duterte himself, and not of the PNP chief’s.

“They did they share in Marawi especially that they were the commanders. They keep on inspiring their people, their men, to fight. And indeed what they did is very commendable, very laudable,” said the chief.

Meanwhile, eight other policemen were promoted after fighting against 200 members of the New People’s Army (NPA) who made an attack on Binuangan Municipal Station in Misamis Oriental in December 2017. — Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue

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Discovered cocaine in eastern seaboard, not a diversionary tactic —Albayalde

by admin   |   Posted on Wednesday, 20 February 2019 07:50 PM

Blocks of cocaine intercepted by authorities along the shores of Camarines Norte, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Quezon

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — PNP Chief Police Director General Oscar Albayalde asserts that the cocaine blocks that were dumped and discovered in the eastern seaboard of the country is not a diversionary tactic.

The PNP Chief said the said blocks of cocaine were too expensive to just be thrown into the sea and be used as a diversionary tactic.

Albayalde added, “yung cocaine ay hindi masyadong pina-patronize dito sa Pilipinas [Cocaine is not popularly patronized in the Philippines], so I don’t see any diversionary tactics as of this time.”

This started when a student saw a block of cocaine along the coastline of Perez, Quezon on Tuesday (February 19).

The government has already recorded more than 90 kilos of cocaine valued at around half a billion pesos, all from what were recovered in Surigao del Norte, Dinagat Island, Camarines Norte and Quezon Province. — Maris Federez (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

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PNP honors cop in viral taho-throwing incident

by admin   |   Posted on Monday, 11 February 2019 04:54 PM

PO1 William Cristobal receiving the ‘Medalya ng Papuri’ 

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Oscar Albayalde awarded PO1 William Cristobal with the ‘Medalya ng Papuri’  during the flag raising ceremony at Camp Crame on Monday (February 11).

PO1 Cristobal is the police officer who was splashed with a cup of taho (soy pudding) by Chinese national, Jiale Zhang, after he prohibited the latter from entering MRT Boni Station with the drink.

Cristobal called the attention of Zhang because of the station’s recent policy against bringing in drinks or any liquid following the bombings in Jolo, Sulu and the possible use of liquid bombs.

Albayalde said Cristobal demonstrated exemplary behavior during the incident.

Cristobal admitted feeling belittled after having a drink thrown at him.

The PNP chief called on foreign nationals visiting the country to respect the laws and regulations of the Philippines the same way that Filipinos observe the laws of other countries they visit.

The PNP chief added that the ban on liquids at MRT stations is no different from the ban of the same at airports, which is a part of the security measures against terrorism.

PO1 Cristobal has filed charges against Jiale Zhang including unjust vexation and disobedience of person in authority and direct assault.  — Lea Ylagan

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289 new cops join Calabarzon police force

by admin   |   Posted on Monday, 21 January 2019 06:24 PM

The Philippine National Police – Calabarzon welcomed new members to their ranks after 289 rookie cops took their oath at Camp Vicente Lim on Monday (January 21).

Despite the new addition, the PNP still has a huge personnel gap to fill in the region said Calabarzon Police Regional Director PCSupt. Edward Carranza.

“Medyo kapos tayo sa ratio, 1 is to 500. Kagaya ng Calabarzon, ang population dito ay masyado ng mataas. So kinakailangan nating magdagdag ng kapulisan para sa mga presence ng pulis sa highly urbanized cities,” said Carranza.

He assured that the new recruits went through thorough screening and evaluation.

The rookie cops are still on temporary status while they are undergoing one year of training.

During this period, they are also entitled to benefits and a monthly wage of P37,000 a month. — Sherwin Culubong | UNTV News and Rescue

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