Alias Bikoy rushed to hospital due to rising blood pressure

Marje Pelayo   •   May 24, 2019   •   1711

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

PNP-HPG recovers 15 stolen vehicles in Parañaque City casino

Maris Federez   •   September 16, 2019

The Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) has recovered fifteen allegedly stolen vehicles at a parking area of a casino in Parañaque City.

The SUVs, AUVs, sedans, and motorcycles that are already collecting dust are assumed to have been abandoned in the parking lot for several months or years now.

The PNP-HPG said the vehicles could have been only rented and have not been returned to the owners as they had been pawned to financiers in the casino.

The authorities are now coordinating with the registered owners of the vehicles who could have been victims of “rentangay” or rent-sangla scheme. (from the report of Lea Ylagan) /mbmf

PNP prepares to launch manhunt ops for GCTA-freed convicts still at large

Robie de Guzman   •   September 13, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday said it has formed tracker teams in preparation for the manhunt operations against beneficiaries of the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) law who will fail to comply with President Rodrigo Duterte’s 15-day deadline.

The PNP said the 121 tracker teams formed by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) will be deployed at the end of the 15-day period, which will be on Sept. 19.

There are only six days left before the deadline lapses.

“Nag-organize na agad tayo ng mga teams ng CIDG sa bawat regional offices sa mga provincials at cities,” PNP-CIDG deputy director for administration Police Brigadier General Bernabe Balba told UNTV News in a phone interview.

The president on Sept. 4 ordered convicts who were freed early for good behavior to present themselves within the said period to the nearest police station or to the military.

This is for the investigation and recomputation of their good conduct credits whether they are eligible to avail of the law.

Duterte warned they will be treated as fugitives if they fail to surrender within the given period.

The Department of the Interior and Local Government earlier said it is eyeing to get the help of the International Police (INTERPOL) in arresting heinous crimes convicts freed due to GCTA. This is after they received information that some of the 1,914 released convicts have already left the country.

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Balba said that as early as now, tracker teams have started perusing the list of freed heinous criminals who are still at large, as well as their personal information in order to locate their possible whereabouts.

“Even before the deadline ay tumutulong na tayo na malocate at meron din namang namang nagsu-surrender in fact as of today ay nakapagtala na tayo ng 47 surrenderers sa CIDG,” he said.

Data from the PNP showed that as of 6 a.m. Friday, around 353 heinous crimes convicts freed due to GCTA have surrendered to authorities.

Of this number, 115 were convicted for murder while 108 were involved in rape cases.

Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) Regional Police Office has the highest number of surrenderers with 51 followed by Cagayan Valley (Police Regional Office 2) with 35.

The PNP said 234 of the total number of surrendered convicts have been turned over to the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor). RRD (with details from Correspondent Lea Ylagan)

PNP appoints 6 senior officers to new posts

Robie de Guzman   •   September 12, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police General Oscar Albayalde has designated six senior police officials to new posts in another round of reorganization in the PNP leadership, police spokesperson BGen. Bernard Banac said Thursday.

In a press statement, Banac said Albayalde approved the new designations upon the recommendation of the PNP Senior Officers Placement and Promotion Board.

The reorganization, triggered by the recent retirement of some PNP officers, will affect some key positions in the National Support Units and Police Regional Office, the police official said.

According to Banac, Brigadier General Joselito Esquivel Jr. is now the director of Police Regional Office 13; Brigadier General Gilberto Cruz will be the acting Director for Integrated Police Operations in Northern Luzon; and Brigadier General Alfred Corpus is the new director of Police Regional Office 12.

Meanwhile, Brigadier General Omega Jireh Fidel was appointed director of the Engineering Service; Brigadier General Rey Lyndon Lawas was designated as director of the Training Service; and Colonel Ronnie Montejo was named acting director of Quezon City Police District.

Banac said the new designations take effect Thursday, Sept. 12, 2019.


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