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Albayalde orders tracking of AWOL cops in Cebu

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

 

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

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018

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 UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, November 5th, 2018

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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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Albayalde inspects bus terminal, cemeteries ahead of Undas

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Wednesday, October 31st, 2018

 

 

PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde inspects a bus in line with Undas 2018

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Police Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde inspected the Araneta bus terminal and the Manila North Cemetery— the largest cemetery in the country— on Wednesday (October 31).

Albayalde wanted to ensure the safety of passengers bound for the provinces this Undas.

The PNP Chief said he is satisfied with the security measures laid by his men.

He also observed that the passengers have learned their lessons as only a few individuals were caught in possession of illegal items.

Authorities recovered only light items like fork, kitchen knife, needle and thread, and other pointed objects.

One traveler however, was questioned for having bullets of M16 rifle in his possession.

“As of this time wala tayong na report nationwide na any untoward incident except dito lang na may nakuhang mangilan ngilan na bala kaninang umaga …. nasa station siya at he is being investigated at tinitingnan nagin kung totoo ang kanyang alibi na napulot niya lang yun,” Albayalde said.

He checked on provincial buses and reminded drivers to observe safe driving while he advised travelers to secure their houses before leaving.

Also, the PNP Chief visited the Manila North cemetery where 500 cops are strategically stationed.

“So far wala tayong nakuhang threat whatsoever although sabi ko nga with or without threat ay kailangang bantayan ang ating mga kababayan,” Albayalde said.

He also reminded the public of the liquor ban being implemented inside the facility. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

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