Bikoy profile: A seminarian turned convicted illegal recruiter — PNP

Marje Pelayo   •   May 7, 2019   •   3349

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) is building up its information on Peter Joemel Advincula who claims himself as “Bikoy”, the man in the viral video linking President Rodrigo Duterte to illegal drugs trade.

“Sinasabi niya (na) siya si Bikoy, but that has to be validated also and confirmed kung talagang siya si Bikoy dahil nagsalita siya with mask (He claims to be Bikoy, but that has to be validated also and has to be confirmed because he is speaking behind a mask),” noted PNP Chief Police General Oscar Albayalde.

Advincula is currently under profiling by the PNP.

Based on initial data by the PNP, Advincula had been jailed at the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City for cases of illegal recruitment in his hometown in Bicol.

“Lumalabas na itong tao na ito (It shows that this man), he was convicted for large scale illegal recruitment and he was sentenced to serve (a) term of 6 years. It was shortened because of good behavior,” Albayalde said.

It was also revealed that Advincula has a pending case of estafa at the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).

“Ibig sabihin kapag nagkaroon ka na ng illegal recruitment and sa dami mo nang naloko, baka tunay na magaling siyang magsalita (It means, his involvement in illegal recruitment and the number of victims he has conned show that he is skilled at telling stories). Also, we found out that he was a former seminarian. Baka ginagamit niya rin yun para maloko niya yung mga tao(Maybe he uses it to deceive people),” explained Albayalde.

If investigations confirm that he is Bikoy, he will face charges of cyber libel, according to the PNP Chief.

Nevertheless, General Albayalde said the PNP is ready to provide Advincula with police protection should there be threats to his life.

“We will assess kung talagang kailangan niya ng security or not kasi baka imagination din niya na his life is in danger (We will assess if he really needs security or not because he may just be imagining that his life is in danger),” the PNP Chief concluded. – (with details from Rey Pelayo) Marje Pelayo

DILG commends PNP, LGUs for ‘safest SEA Games ever’

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 13, 2019

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has lauded the Philippine National Police (PNP) and local government units (LGUs) for the “safest Southeast Asian (SEA) Games” in history.

DILG Secretary Eduardo Año said there were no serious or major untoward incidents reported that marred the SEA Games.

“Naipakita natin ang ‘Filipino hospitality’ at ang bayanihan ng pulisya, nasyunal at lokal na mga pamahalaan, private sector at media (We have shown the ‘Filipino hospitality’ and the cooperation of the national police and the local government, private sector and media). This will go down in history as the best and safest ever,” he said.

There were 27,440 police officers deployed to site task groups during the whole duration of the SEA Games.

In Metro Manila alone, there were 18,105 officers securing the competitions; 6,554 in Central Luzon; 1,865 in Southern Luzon; and 916 in La Union.

“We will not rest until all the foreign athletes, coaches and staff have left the country. We are committed 100% to their safety and well-being. Congrats to the PNP for a job well done!,” Año addded.—AAC

PNP reminds spectators to follow security protocols in SEA Games venues

Robie de Guzman   •   November 29, 2019

Elite Filipino police officers patrol the area outside the New Clark City Aquatics Center ahead of the official opening of the SEA Games 2019, in Capas, Philippines, 28 November 2019. The SEA Games 2019 is expected to hold its opening ceremony on 30 November 2019. EPA-EFE/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday reminded those who are interested to watch the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games events to follow security protocols implemented in sporting venues.

The SEA Games being hosted in the country will formally open on Saturday, Nov. 30 at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan. It will run until Dec. 11, with closing ceremonies to be held at the New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac.

Participating in the biennial meet are more than 12,000 athletes and coaches, international media members and volunteers from 11 countries in the Southeast Asian region.

Thousands of spectators are expected to flock to various SEA Games venues across the country to rally behind their athletes competing in various sporting events.

The PNP reminded those who will visit the venues to watch the games to follow security procedures, and refrain from bringing the following prohibited items as listed in the 2019 SEA Games official Facebook page:

  • Bottles, cups, and cans of beverages (including glass, tetra pack, PET or any container using hard material)
  • Large bulky objects (ladder, stools, folding chairs, boxes, and paperboard containers, coolers)
  • Video camera or any audio-visual recording device for non-personal use
  • Camera extenders such as selfie stick, tripod and bipod
  • Animals (pet and non-pet)
  • Drones
  • Outside food and beverages
  • Pyrotechnic materials including fireworks, flares, canisters, matches, lighters and cigarettes and vapes
  • Large banners including flags exceeding 3 feet x 5 feet
  • Flag poles exceeding one meter
  • Propaganda materials containing racist, xenophobic, charity and ideological causes
  • Flammable objects including spray gas cans, corrosive material
  • Sharp objects
  • Possible projectiles (sports equipment)
  • Noisemaking items (airhorn, drums, whistles, bugles, vuvuzelas)
  • Weapons and firearms
  • Stimulants (alcohol, drugs, narcotics)
  • Laser pointers

Bringing of backpacks, tinted plastics, fanny packs as well as purse, suitcase, camera case, duffle bag, and printed bag are also prohibited.

Organizers also said that it is enforcing a clear bag policy and only small clutch bags that do not exceed 4.5” x 6.5” with or without strap and storage bags (Ziploc) are allowed.

PNP spokesperson Brigadier General Bernard Banac said spectators and vehicles going to sporting venues will be subjected to strict inspection.

The PNP also set up a tactical operations center at the Clark Freeport Zone to monitor the arrival and security of delegates.

Police forces will also be deployed to monitor assemblies that may be mounted by different groups to ensure safety and zero untoward incident.

The PNP likewise assured it has prepared contingency plan for the possible effects of Typhoon Kammuri as it creeps closer to the country.

The state weather bureau earlier reported that Kammuri is likely to enter the Philippine area of responsibility between Saturday and Sunday and will be named “Tisoy.”

“Sila ang gagamitin natin kung saka sakaling may pangangailangan at makatoon ng immediate deployment at maraming bilang, ito usually ay magagamit natin kung sakaling magkaroon ng natural disaster,” Banac said. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Leslie Huidem)

Nurse na, pulis pa! A woman safely gives birth inside a tricycle thanks to cop

Aileen Cerrudo   •   November 29, 2019

The Philippine National Police (PNP) lauds Police Staff Sergeant Godwhin Lladones for assisting a woman who gave birth inside a tricycle in Barangay Cabid-an, Sorsogon City.

According to Dhen Senodall on her Facebook post, Jocelyn Bandala was on her way to the hospital but was not able to make it.

“May isang ginang nagbiyahe sakay ng tricycle mula sa Casiguran, Sorsogon papuntang provincial hospital para doon manganak pero hindi na nakaabot sa hospital at nanganak sa harap ng police station, (A woman was on board a tricycle from Casiguran, Sorsogon en route to the provincial hospital to give birth but she was not able to make it to the hospital and had to give birth at a police station),” she said.

PNP Officer-In-Charge, Police Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa commends Lladones for assisting in the delivery of the baby. The PNP said Lladones was a former medical practitioner.

“Mrs. Baranda and her baby were safe and now at Fernando B. Duran Sr. Memorial Hospital for proper medical attention,” according to the PNP.—AAC

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