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Albayalde orders tracking of AWOL cops in Cebu

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Tuesday, 19 June 2018 03:11 PM


FILE PHOTO: Arrival of erring policemen who were reassigned to Basilan


CEBU CITY, Philippines – Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde has ordered Police Regional Office 7 to track the activities of cops who went on “absent without leave” (AWOL) from their duties in Mindanao.

The directive was prompted by reports that some errant Cebu cops have gone AWOL and returned to Cebu in defiance to their transfer order to Mindanao.

Albayalde wants to confirm if the said policemen have left or returned to their illegal activities.

“Well, our officers in the region ay hindi naman tumitigil nang pag monitor at pag-usisa sa lahat ng mga pulis na iyan na nag-AWOL. Ma-check sila kung nakabalik na dito, kung nakasuhan na o kung wala ay kasuhan na sila ng administratibo kung AWOL nga sila,” explained PSupt. Reyman Tolentin in a local dialect.

(Well, our officers in the region continue to monitor and investigate police who are on AWOL. We will find out if they have already returned to Cebu and if a case has already been filed against them. An administrative case will be filed against them if they really went on AWOL.)

Though Tolentin cannot reveal the exact number of involved policemen, the officer assured that they are under strict surveillance.

The said cops were transferred to Mindanao as a sanction for their involvement in illegal drugs.

Tolentin warned his men not to get involved in illegal activities especially in illegal drugs to avoid administrative sanctions. – Gladys Toabi / Marje Pelayo

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PNP skips gun muzzle sealing anew this holiday season

by admin   |   Posted on Wednesday, 19 December 2018 10:08 AM



FILE PHOTO: PNP muzzle-taping for firearms

MANILA, Philippines —Like in the last two years, the Philippine National Police (PNP) will skip the gun-muzzle sealing activity for this holiday season.

According to PNP Director General Oscar Albayalde, this is to show that policemen are disciplined and can be trusted not to illegally discharge their service firearms during the holiday revelry.

“Medyo napapahiya tayo kapag nakakakita sila ng pulis na may masking tape sa dulo. Tinatawanan tayo kung minsan kung bakit kailangan nating i-masking tape ang baril when in fact, kung gusto mong iputok yun, pwede mo namang tanggalin yung masking tape,” said the PNP chief.

Albayalde said they are also eyeing to achieve zero case of indiscriminate firing involving policemen like last year.

The PNP chief warned that cops will be facing appropriate charges and may even be dismissed from service if they illegally discharge their service firearms during the celebration.

Their immediate superior will also be sanctioned.

“We have cautioned over and over again yung aming mga personnel not to indulge in indiscriminate firing otherwise that will means their immediate dismissal from the service,” said he said.

Albayalde, meanwhile, will leave the regional directors to decide on whether or not to require all their personnel to go on duty this holiday season.

However, the PNP chief assured he will still conduct random inspections to ensure that policemen are not neglecting their stations. — Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue

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Albayalde on media joining anti-drug ops: It’s for transparency

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Tuesday, 6 November 2018 02:46 PM

PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Oscar Albayalde said he still wants members of the press to join the police in anti-illegal drug operations because media men are considered witnesses.

“No. I will not put an end to that. That’s one way of showing and instilling transparency,” the PNP Chief said on Tuesday (November 6).

This is in relation to an order that media men should sign a document that would prove their participation in operations.

Albayalde said the presence of media people would deter a possible rub out.

Nevertheless, the PNP Chief assured that they will always be willing to provide protection to any media personnel who would join the risky job of hunting and arresting lawless elements.

“Kasama sa risk talaga ng ating trabaho iyan, just like you, sa media. Ganoon rin na mayroong risk and we understand that. So iyong sa amin naman if you think your life is in danger pwede kayong humingi ng tulong sa ating mga pulis,” Albayalde concluded. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Marisol Montaño)

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PNP supports martial law extension in Mindanao

by admin   |   Posted on Monday, 5 November 2018 05:01 PM

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Philippine National Police Chief Oscar Albayalde reiterated his support for the extension of martial law in Mindanao after it was reported that crime rate in the region has declined.

“If ever the President decides to extend the martial law, we will fully support that kasi (because) what we see here is the improvement in the peace and order,” he said.

The average monthly crime rate of 8.79 percent recorded by PNP from January to September in 2017 went down to 5.92 percent in 2018.

Albayalde said the extension of martial law in Mindanao is important particularly as the May 2019 elections loom closer. — Lea Ylagan

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