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Acierto releases matrix showing Michael Yang’s links to drug trade

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, March 26th, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Dismissed Police Colonel Eduardo Acierto on Tuesday (March 26) released his own matrix showing the alleged links of Presidential Economic Adviser Michael Yang and Chinese businessman Allan Lim to the narcotics trade.

Based on Acierto’s drug matrix obtained by the UNTV News and Rescue, Yang and Lim are both linked to the Johnson Chua drug syndicate allegedly operating in the Philippines.

The drug cartel is said to be headed by a Chinese national named Johnson Co alias Johnson Chua who is based in Mainland, China. He was last spotted in Hong Kong and Macau.

Co, based on Acierto’s drug matrix, has Chinese business partners who own warehouses in the cities of Cagayan de Oro and General Santos in Mindanao.

Former PCol. Eduardo Acierto released a link diagram of personalities allegedly involved in the operation of illegal drugs in the Philippines.

They are Yang, who was called the “Dragon,” and Lim, who allegedly facilitated the entry of illegal drugs into the Philippines for P50,000 a kilo, in connivance with an unnamed Bureau of Customs official.

Acierto said Lim operated the clandestine drug laboratory in Cavite which was raided by operatives in the previous year. He was charged but was able to walk free due to case technicalities.  

Lim was also the alleged operator of clandestine drug laboratories in Bunawan and Dumoy in Davao City which were stormed by authorities in December 2004.

Acierto said Yang worked on the issuance of shipping requirements for the entry of illegal drugs found in a warehouse in Cagayan de Oro which were allegedly supplied by Co.

Acierto said this information was contained in the intelligence report he submitted to his superiors in the Philippine National Police (PNP), Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) and President Rodrigo Duterte.

The dismissed cop earlier claimed Duterte and his superiors, including PNP Chief General Oscar Albayalde, ignored the report and blocked further investigation into Yang’s drug links.

But Albayalde said he could not recall receiving any report from Acierto since he assumed the post. His predecessor, Gen. Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa, also did not turn over any document related to Acierto’s claims.

“Since I assumed office as CPNP on April 2018, I did not receive any copy, any of an alleged report that identified Presidential Adviser Michael Yang as being involved in illegal drugs or illegal activities,” he said.

Albayalde also earlier questioned Acierto’s credibility, saying the latter should have known that an intelligence report needs to be validated. An operation should also be launched immediately once verified.

READ: Albayalde questions Acierto’s alleged intel on Yang’s drug links

The PNP Chief, however, stressed they are prepared to launch an investigation to verify Acierto’s allegations even though Yang and Lim were not included on the list of personalities involved in the narcotics trade.

Albayalde also assured to extend protection coverage to Acierto, who claims to have received death threats.

“We can help him just like any citizen in our country kung merong death threat at kung nakita natin na totoo ‘yung death threat then why not, bakit di natin tulungan? Wala naman tayong pinipili d’yan,” he said. – Robie de Guzman (with details from Lea Ylagan)

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PNP conducts inspection in provincial bus terminals

by Maris Federez   |   Posted on Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

The Philippine National Police (PNP) is now on full alert status in Metro Manila and other key tourist destinations until the end of the Lenten season.

Although authorities have not received threats in the country’s peace and order, around 91,000 police personnel are now deployed nationwide.

Police General Oscar Albayalde, NCRPO Chief Guillermo Eleazar and several PNP personnel on Wednesday (April 17) led the inspection at the Araneta Center Bus Terminal in Cubao and Victory Liner bus terminal in Pasay City.

The PNP officials personally checked the security plans of these terminals in accommodating passengers during the Lenten season. –Maris Federez

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Cebu teen’s killer admits drug use, learned skin peeling online

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Thursday, April 11th, 2019

42-year-old murder suspect, Renato Payupan Llenes said he lured the victim through Facebook.

CEBU, Philippines – Authorities presented on Thursday (April 11) the suspect in the brutal killing of teenager Christine Lee Silawan.

Forty-two-year-old Renato Payupan Llenes said he lured the victim using a dummy account on Facebook and asked to meet up on March 10, the day the victim was killed.

According to PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde, Llenes admitted using scissors in committing the crime and that he learned how to peel off skin by watching videos online.

He said he did it so that Silawan would not be identified.

“Binalatan ko ang kanyang mukha para hindi makilala. Nag-away rin kami noon. Sa Facebook, magkasintahan kaming dalawa. Tapos ipinaalam ko sa kanya na hindi ako si CJ. Wala man. Okay lang naman kami. Pero may nasabing hindi maganda kaya nasaktan ko siya, (I peeled her face so no one could identify her. We had an affair on Facebook. I told her I am not CJ. We were okay then but she said something bad so I killed her),” Llenes said.

Llenes is allegedly included in Lapu Lapu City Police’s drugs watchlist.

Albayalde said the suspect admitted he was under the influence of illegal drugs at the time he committed the murder.

Llenes apologized to the family of the victim as “he was haunted by his conscience.”

“Humihingi ako ng pasensya sa nagawa ko sa inyong anak. Nakokonsensya talaga ako. Nakagamit ako ng droga, (I apologize for what I did to your daughter. My conscience is haunting me. I was influenced by drugs,)” Llenes said.

Llenes will face charges of murder to be filed on Monday (April 15).

Silawan was found dead in a vacant lot in Barangay Bankal in Lapu-Lapu City.

Her face was skinned and her body bore 20 stab wounds.– Marje Pelayo (with details from Gladys Toabi)

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No arrest for ex-police officer Acierto—PNP

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, April 8th, 2019

Former policeman Eduardo Acierto | Courtesy: FB @nowyouknowph

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) will not arrest former police coronel Eduardo Acierto. This is in response to Senator Richard Gordon’s order to arrest Acierto.

According to PNP Spokesperson Pcol. Bernard Banac, they cannot arrest Acierto because the court has not released a warrant of arrest against him.

READ: Acierto releases matrix showing Michael Yang’s links to drug trade

“Kapag mayroon pong inilabas na warrant of arrest ang ating local courts ay nakahanda po ang PNP na ito ay isagawa at i-implement. Maging sino man ay wala namang exempted sa ganito kung ang tutukuyin ay si dating Police Col. Ed Acierto ay nakahanda po ang PNP na tumugon sa mandato ng korte, (If our local courts release a warrant of arrest, the PNP is ready to implement it. No one is exempted, even if it is for Police Col. Ed Acierto. The PNP is ready to abide by the court’s mandate)” Banac said.

Banac added that the drug matrix presented by Acierto will greatly help the PNP in their investigation of personalities who may be involved in drug trade.

“Iyong inilabas na matrix ay malaking impormasyon iyon at makakatulong sa isasagawa nating information at validation ng mga iba’t ibang personalidad na maaaring may kaugnayan na illegal na droga, (The matrix released have huge information that can help in validating various personalities that might be connected to illegal drugs)” he said.

Acierto is responsible for releasing a drug matrix linking former Presidential Economic Adviser Michael Yang, and his business partner Allan Lim, to illegal drug trade in the country.

Acierto said this is the reason why his life is in danger.

In the Twitter account of Boom Buencamino, the second part of Acierto’s video was released. The clip showed Acierto seeking for a country willing to take him and his family in due to threat to their security.

“Inutusan ko na po ang pamilya ko na maghanap ng bansa na pwedeng tumanggap sa amin, na mag-apply ng asylum. sana po matulungan niyo kaming makakuha ng asylum kahit saan bansa, (I asked my family to look for a country that will accept us. We want to apply for an asylum. I hope you can help us find a country)—Aileen Cerrudo (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

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