Mga umano’y miyembro ng Acetylene Gang na nahuli ng mga Pulis-QC nitong Martes sa Barangay Commonwealth, Quezon City. (UNTV News)
MANILA, Philippines — Arestado ang walong pinaghihinalaang miyembro ng Acetylene Gang sa Manggahan, Barangay Commonwealth, Quezon City nitong madaling araw ng Martes.
Nahuli ang grupo na sinasabing mula pa sa Benguet at Mt. Province habang naghuhukay sa loob ng isang paupahang bahay kalapit ng nanakawang pawnshop.
Ayon kay Senior Superintendent Procopio Lipana, chief directorial staff ng QCPD, matagal na nilang minamanmanan ang mga ito matapos makatanggap ng tip sa isang impormante.
Ayon sa opisyal, nangupahan ang mga suspek dalawang buwan na ang nakalilipas sa isang bahay na katabi ng Ochoa Pawnshop na target ng grupo.
“Nakakuha tayo ng additional info na nalaman natin na mage-execute sila ng pagpasok sa pawnshop nito at naaktuhan natin.”
Ang hukay na nalikha na ng umano’y Acetylene Gang sa inuupahang bahay katabi ang Ochoa Pawnshop na kasya na ang isang tao sa lapad. Ito ang hinihinalang gagawing paraan ng grupo para mapasok ang naturang negosyo at mapagnakawan. (UNTV News)
Ayon kay Jenny Alvior, may-ari ng bahay na inupahan ng mga suspek, isang linggo pa lang ang mga ito sa kanilang lugar ay napapansin na nila ang ilang kahinahinalang kilos ng mga suspek.
“Iba-iba ang statement nila, tinatanong ko ang engineer kung san yung project nila, sabi sa Batasan, yung isa Montalban, nung tinanong ko ang isa Laguna daw, bakit hiwa-hiwalay ba ang inyong project, bakit dito kayo lahat nag-iipon-ipon,” kwento ni Alvior.
Dinakip ng pinagsanib na pwersa ng mga awtoridad na mula sa Maynila at Cordillera ang mga suspek.
Narekober sa mga ito ang ilang kasangkapan sa paghuhukay.
Istilo ng grupo ang mangungupahan sa isang bahay na katabi ng nanakawan nilang establisiyemento.
Magpapakilala umano ito na surveyor ng isang kumpanya at pag-aaralan lamang nila ang kanilang proyekto. (Jerico Albano / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)
PRRD dismisses Police Generals Pagdilao and Tiño over illegal drugs
Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella
MANILA, Philippines – Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea had already signed last week the dismissal order for former National Capital Region Police (NCRPO) Chief Joel Pagdilao and former Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Director Edgardo Tinio.
Malacañang said the two high-ranking officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) were sacked for being administratively liable due to serious neglect of duty and serious irregularity in the performance of their duties.
The two generals allegedly failed to properly perform their functions.
The palace claimed Pagdilao and Tinio’s neglect in performing their duties well resulted in the proliferation of illegal drugs in the areas of their responsibility.
Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said they have yet to know if the two will face criminal charges.
“We cannot speculate on what are the next steps of the president. But I’m sure that he — knowing this, he, again and again, he said that this is an apparatus. And that these are interlinked with other with other personalities,” Abella said.
Abella remained mum on whether other high-ranking PNP officials will also suffer the same fate. He also refused to confirm if Pagdilao and Tinio are involved in the illegal drug trade.
“Up to this stage, all information that we have been supplied has been there… the keywords are ‘deliberately refused’ to perform their duties. In other words, neglect by default, ” Abella said.
Pagdilao and Tinio are included in the narco list of President Rodrigo Duterte which contains the names of personalities allegedly involved in illegal drug trade.
The other alleged narco generals Mr. Duterte named were retired Deputy Director General Marcelo Garbo, retired Chief Superintendent Vicente loot and former Western Visayas Police Director Bernardo Diaz. – Mon Jocson | UNTV News & Rescue
10 face charges for entering AFP compound with loaded guns
MANILA, Philippines — Armed Forces of the Philippines Public Affairs Office chief (AFP-PAO) Colonel Edgard Arevalo said the 10 armed men who attempted to enter Camp Aguinaldo on Monday have no proper documents of exemption from the Commission on Elections’ (Comelec) current gun ban.
“They were asked if they have guns, then outright they said they have. When they were requested to present their authority to present firearms or exemption from Comelec gun ban, they had nothing to show,” said Arevalo.
Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Director PCSupt. Guillermo Eleazar said that they have already filed multiple complaints against the violators.
“Illegal possession of firearms or PD 1866 as amended by R.A. 10591 and also City Ordinance 5121 or illegal possession of bladed weapons and also violation of Omnibus Election Code,” said Eleazar.
According to the supposed leader of the group identified as Daniel Pagalan who goes by the alias, “Kumander Walang Patawad”, they just wanted to talk to Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.
He said they want to secure accreditation as a group that fights off criminality.
“The truth is when we were in Davao, we passed through the 10th Division, they did not advise us. We offered the arms. We said, ‘Sir, we have loaded guns.’ We showed it to them. And they asked, ‘What department are you from?’ We said, ‘We’re from the Department of Intelligence, Sir.’ They said that for record purposes, we might get arrested, that’s why our trip was in good faith Ma’am, there’s no malice, ” said Pagalan.
The QCPD is conducting a thorough investigation to determine if someone ordered them to go to Camp Aguinaldo with firearms.
The armed men, who are members of the so-called ASEAN Anti-Communist League of the Philippines, were all wearing black shirts and were carrying two .45 caliber, three 9-mm, and ammunition. — Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue
Farmers sell cheaper agricultural products in Quezon City
MANILA, Philippines — Consumers flocked to TienDA Farmers’ and Fisherfolks Outlet at the grounds of Agricultural Training Institute in Eliptical Road, Quezon City on Thursday.
Around 90 farmers and fisher folks from different parts of the country have brought their products so that the public can buy them at a lower price. This is because there is no middleman required.
For instance, a kilogram of eggplant can be bought here for only P35, as compared to P100 per kilo in regular markets
Pechay Baguio costs P45 per kilo same with a kilogram of onion, while a kilo of avocado only costs P50.
This system is also beneficial to farmers as they earn 25% more.
“Mas malaki po ang kita namin kesa yung ibagsak po namin sa mga market ,” said farmer Hilda Lucero-Jalo. (We earn more than if we sell it in the market.)
Meanwhile, Agriculture Secretary Manny Piñol and other DA officials initiated the eating of duck meat from Candaba, Pampanga to show that they are safe for consumption.
“Kaya nga nagbibigay kami ngayon ng free tasting to show that it’s safe,” DA Usec. Bernadette Romulo-Puyat said. (That is why we are conducting free tasting to show that its safe.)
The TienDA outlet will serve the public until Friday from 8am to 5pm.
DA also plans to do it on a regular basis in different parts of the country. – Rey Pelayo | UNTV News and Rescue