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Alias Bikoy rushed to hospital due to rising blood pressure

by Marje Pelayo   |   Posted on Friday, May 24th, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Peter Joemel Advincula alias Bikoy was rushed to the Philippine National Police (PNP) General Hospital Friday morning (May 24) due to headaches and rising blood pressure.

This was confirmed by PNP Spokesperson Police Colonel Bernard Banac citing PNP Chief Police General Oscar Albayalde during a press briefing on Friday.

The UNTV News team tried to reach Advincula’s brother, Joseph for details but to no avail.

Report said that alias Bikoy’s blood pressure rose to 130/90, the reason for his confinement.

Meanwhile, Advincula will remain in the custody of the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group- National Capital Region (CIDG-NCR) until he is able to post bail, according to CIDG-NCR Chief PLt.Col. Thomas Ibay.

Banac, however, added that Advincula will not be allowed to give media interviews while in detention also in consideration with the request of his family to respect their privacy while they are processing Advincula’s bail bond.

“Paglabas niya ay doon na lamang ninyo siya kausapin,” Banac told reporters.

(You may talk to him when he gets out on bail.)

“Hindi na muna natin siya ipa-i-interview ngayon. Tama na muna ang naging press conference kahapon,” he added.

(For now, we will not allow him to be interviewed. What transpired from the press briefing yesterday is enough for now.)

 Meanwhile, the PNP spokesperson said they still couldn’t confirm the names of policemen to whom Advincula allegedly offered and sold information to malign the person of Secretary Mar Roxas who was then running for president.

“Wala kaming makuhang impormasyon kung sino sa kanila ang nakipag-usap noong mga panahon na iyon,” Col. Banac said.

(We have no information on the cops [Advincula] negotiated with before.)

“So, maaaring ang iba ay nagsipag-retiro na rin (o) wala na sa active duty. Wala po tayong nahanap sinuman na may kaugnayan kay Bikoy,” he concluded.

(Some might have retired or no longer in active duty. We have not yet found anyone who have links to Bikoy.) (with details from Lea Ylagan) Marje Pelayo

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PNP to deploy 14,000 cops for SONA

by Aileen Cerrudo   |   Posted on Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Courtesy: PNP

The Philippine National Police (PNP) will deploy over 14,000 cops for President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 22.

Among the 14,000 cops, 8,500 of them will be deployed in Quezon City, while the rest will be deployed in the rest of Metro Manila.

According to National Capital Region Police Office Director PMGen. Guillermo Eleazar, they have not monitored any threat in the security during SONA. He said they would no longer need to deploy container vans or barbed wires.

“Noong mag-start tayo three years ago ay walang mga container van, walang barbed wire kung ano man iyong napagkasunduan sa pag-uusap ay iyon ang susundin (When we started three years ago, we did not have any container van or barbed wire. We follow what was discussed),” he said.

Eleazar also said the pro and anti-Duterte rallyists already agreed on where they will set up during the program.

He also advises the rallyists not to wear jackets and backpacks for security precautions.

“We are discouraging them from bringing bags and jackets,” said Eleazar.—AAC (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

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Report ranking PH as 4th most dangerous place in the world for civilians, ‘baseless’ – PNP

by Marje Pelayo   |   Posted on Monday, July 15th, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday (July 15) refused to accept the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data (ACLED) project ranking the Philippines as the fourth most dangerous place in the world for civilians.

Such report was based on alleged violence and extrajudicial killings in relation to the Duterte government’s war on drugs that the project claimed as rampant in the country .

According to PNP Chief Police General Oscar Albayalde, perhaps Filipinos who are critical of the Duterte administration are working to destroy the image of the Philippines and make it appear to the international community that violence is rampant in the country.

In fact, Albayalde said the Philippines is on top of the list among countries in the world safe to live in and for doing business.

“I don’t know how they were be able to say that what’s their basis for saying that,” the PNP Chief said.

According to the 2019 world’s best countries to invest in or do business by CEOWORLD magazine, the Philippines ranked third after Malaysia (1st) and Poland (2nd), even better than Indonesia (4th), Australia (5th) and Singapore (6th). – with details from Lea Ylagan

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PNP eyes obstruction of justice raps against Metrobank management after Binondo robbery

by Aileen Cerrudo   |   Posted on Friday, July 12th, 2019

The Philippine National Police (PNP) eyes filing obstruction of justice charges against the Metrobank-Binondo branch management after a robbery incident.

This was after the management refused to allow police authorities to enter their branch after it was robbed on Thursday morning (July 11).

“We will check on that because technically, baka pwede kami makapag-file ng obstruction of justice (maybe we can file obstruction of justice),”  according to PNP chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde.

“When something happens in a place, that is considered a crime scene. Kailangan makapasok ng mabilis iyong ating investigators (our investigators should immediately enter the premises),” he added.

According to the Manila Police District (MPD), the policemen were able to enter the branch two hours after the robbery.

Meanwhile, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno questioned the said security protocol of Metrobank. He said that they will hold officers liable if proven to be involved in said crime.

“If there’s abuse on the part of the chief security of the bank, of the branch head, whoever calls the situation in interfering police operation, we will make them liable and we will think they are part of the criminal elements,” Moreno said.—AAC

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