Complaints of robbery and extortion against rogue cops continue – CITF
by UNTV News and Rescue | Posted on Thursday, March 16th, 2017
Complaints against the so-called police scalawags continue to pour in the headquarters of the newly formed Philippine National Police Counter Intelligence Task Force (CITF).
CITF Spokesperson PCInsp. Jewel Nicanor said that after more than a month since the operation of the CITF begun, they have already received 3,279 complaints via text message, while the maximum number of calls they receive and walk in complainants they accommodate in a day is three.
Many of the complaints are about robbery and extortion of motorists.
Nicanor clarified that each complaint undergoes thorough assessment to ensure that none of it is a form of harassment against cops.
“Upon receiving the SMS complaints, we have a dedicated team to screen the SMS if it is actionable or not… If actionable we deploy our personnel to validate the information,” PCInsp. Nicanor said.
The CITF has already conducted 7 operations where operatives caught several suspects who are now facing criminal charges before courts, and administrative cases before the Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management (DIDM) of the PNP.
“The cases we filed range from robbery extortion, illegal arrest and violation of RA 3019 o Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, Violation of RA 6713 o Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials,” added Nicanor.
The CITF has once again called on the public to immediately report rogue cops to its hotline number and Facebook account.
The police unit also vows to hide the identity of the complainants who worry about their safety.
“It is our utmost concern to secure the identity of those complainants. We do not divulge the complainants’ identities. We give utmost importance to the privacy of those who provide us information,” the CITF spokesperson said. – Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue
by UNTV News | Posted on Wednesday, December 13th, 2017
MANILA, Philippines – Operatives of the Philippine National Police Women and Children Protection Center raided a restobar along 8th Avenue in Caloocan City, Monday night.
The operation targeted 2 suspected procurers identified as Teody Gutierrez alias Agatha and an unidentified woman who allegedly pimped girls.
During the raid at the restobar, operatives rescued 19 women including 11 minors who were supposed to be pimped to male customers that night.
Some of them were tearful during the rescue.
Authorities arrested alias Agatha who failed to escape after she was cornered. However the other suspect managed to flee.
According to Police Senior Supt. Villamor Tuliao, the Chief of the PNP Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division, the restobar had long been under surveillance after receiving complaints about the illegal activities by the suspects.
“Usually, they would offer via Facebook or other platforms on social media while others are through personal contacts that they have these women and these are the ages ranging from… actually the youngest we rescued is aged 14-yrs old,” WCPC Anti-Trafficking in Persons Division chief, PS/Supt. Villamor Tuliao said.
He added that the meeting for the trafficking of the women was supposed to take place at a diner, but the underage girls were being brought to hotels for sex.
The clients pay P4,000 to P5,000 for the services of the minors.
Tuliao reminded parents, “Warning to parents: properly monitor your children.”
The rescued women will be brought to Camp Crame for documentation. Afterwards, they will be turned over to the social workers of the Department Social Welfare and Development.
Alias Agatha, meanwhile, will face charges for violating the Anti- Trafficking in Person Act. – Mai Bermudez | UNTV News & Rescue
MANILA, Philippines — Police Senior Superintendent Albert Ferro said he did not anticipate his designation as the chief of the anti-drug unit of the Philippine National Police (PNP).
It can be recalled that then PNP anti-illegal drugs group was abolished after the abduction and killing of Korean national Jee Ick Joo, which involved some of Ferro’s men.
The new PNP anti-drug unit head thanked the leadership of the PNP for trusting him anew.
He vowed to fix their system so that scalawag policemen can no longer infiltrate the PNP Drug Enforcement Group (PNP-DEG).
“I do subscribe to what we call 6WS what went well, what went wrong. We have to examine and come up with a good safeguard. Come up with a good reform. Or come up with a good inventory of our good practices, tactics. I will anchor it with the two types of principles,” said the PNP-DEG director.
Ferro called on the public to give them another chance to prove their dedication to their job.
According to the police official, one proof of their sincerity in their effort to resolve the Jee Ick Joo case, where PSupt. Rafael Dumlao was allegedly involved.
“I want to inform you that I was part of the efforts to resolve that case. We did not hide the truth because the President ordered to tell the truth,” said Ferro.
Ferro also urged the public to help the PNP fight illegal drugs.
“We will raise our standards with most caution to everything we will do. This is a fight of not just cops, but of all Filipinos,” said the director.
The new head of the PNP-DEG warned anew the police unit’s personnel planning to commit anomalies.
Ferro also noted that his men will use body cameras in all their operations to provide transparency to the public.
The PNP-DEG concentrates on neutralizing high-value targets and in reducing the supply of illegal drugs. — Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue
by Joniel Monton | Posted on Monday, December 11th, 2017
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Anti-Corruption Summit 2017: ‘Breaking Chains of Corruption 2017’ at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 28, 2017. RUJI ABAT/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO
MANILA, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) submitted last week a recommendation to President Rodrigo Duterte regarding the martial law in Mindanao.
Both agencies favor the extension of martial law in the region instead of lifting it on its scheduled term before the end of the year.
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea has confirmed that President Rodrigo Duterte will request the Congress to extend the on-going martial law for one more year.
Based on the text message of Sec. Medialdea, the letter has already been signed by the Chief Executive pending submission to Congress.
The AFP initially stated that there is still a need for martial law in Mindanao because of reports regarding remaining Maute members, Abu Sayyaf and other terrorist groups merging together.
“Those who survived that siege still remain at large and are attempting to recover by recruiting other members of the society,” said AFP spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla.
Another reason cited for the extension is the on-going violent attacks by members of the New People’s Army (NPA).
“There was a 2,000% increase in the amount on the effect of the violent incidents on business alone,” said Padilla.
The opposition of the administration expressed their disapproval and said that the martial rule extension would only hinder the Marawi residents from returning to their homes. — Rosalie Coz | UNTV News & Rescue
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