Calabarzon Police targets zero casualty from firecrackers, indiscriminate firing this year-end

admin   •   December 28, 2017   •   3243

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP)-Calabarzon is confident to record zero firecracker and indiscriminate firing incident during the upcoming new year festivities.

With this, Calabarzon Police Regional Office Director PCSupt. Ma. O. Aplasca ordered his men to coordinate with local government officials regarding their campaign.

The police particularly asked LGU officials to tighten their monitoring of the use of prohibited firecrackers in the areas under their jurisdiction.

Local officials have designated areas where the public can watch pyrotechnics during the New Year.

“The public will enjoy the fireworks display. They no longer need to spend money for fireworks, and it’s safer,” said PIO chief PSupt. Chitadel Gaoiran.

Last year, the PNP Calabarzon recorded 229 cases of firecracker-related injuries in the region.

One was hit by stray bullet in Batangas, while two were arrested in Rizal and Batangas for illegal discharge of firearms.

The PNP is encouraging the public to immediately report them anyone who indiscriminately fires their guns.

“We cannot monitor each and one of them. So reports from residents would be a big help when it comes to indiscriminate firing,” said Gaoiran.

The Calabarzon Police have deployed more than 3,200 policemen in crowded areas like malls, transport terminals, and ports to maintain peace and order in the said region. — Joan Nano| UNTV News & Rescue

Calabarzon has received over 800,000 measles vaccines this year — DOH

Freema Gloria   •   March 14, 2019

The Department of Health has given a total of 862,237 measles vaccines to 862,237 children in Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Quezon (Calabarzon).

According to the Regional Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit’s report, this number of vaccinees from January 1, 2019 to March 11, 2019, is just around one-half (50.9%) of the total population of children in the region.

Cavite recorded the highest number of cases with 235,604 (52.10%); followed by Laguna, 189,433 (52.53%); Batangas, 108,898 (34.09%); Rizal, 214,253 (61.55%) and Quezon 114,049 (47.35%), according to Regional Dir. Eduardo Janairo.

Based on DoH-Calabarzon’s account, the region has recorded at least 5,041 cases of measles, 104 of which have died due to complications.

Janairo assured that they will continue to scour the region, as well as the far-flung communities to provide vaccines.

From January 1 to March 7, the DOH has recorded a total of  18,553 measles cases nationwide with 286  deaths. — Freema Salonga-Gloria /DOH

A sack of rice for a block of cocaine, Calabarzon police offer residents

admin   •   February 20, 2019

Cocaine bricks intercepted by police along the shores of Camarines Norte, Dinagat Islands, Surigao del Norte and Quezon from February 10 to 18, 2019

The CALABARZON Police will reward one sack of rice to anyone who will surrender a block of cocaine found along the shores in CALABARZON area.

This was after two blocks of cocaine were recovered last Monday and yesterday in Mabuan and Perez, Quezon.

Block of cocaine found in Sitio Banlag, Brgy. Villamanzano Norte, Perez, Quezon | Courtesy: Quezon PPO

PRO4a Director PCSUPT. Edward Carranza said they seek to encourage residents to surrender any cocaine they will find. But for residents who want to keep or sell the cocaine they found, Carranza warns they will immediately be arrested and detained.

Police officers are currently making rounds along the shores of CALABARZON to talk and warn fishermen and residents in the area. — Aileen Cerrudo (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

289 new cops join Calabarzon police force

admin   •   January 21, 2019

The Philippine National Police – Calabarzon welcomed new members to their ranks after 289 rookie cops took their oath at Camp Vicente Lim on Monday (January 21).

Despite the new addition, the PNP still has a huge personnel gap to fill in the region said Calabarzon Police Regional Director PCSupt. Edward Carranza.

“Medyo kapos tayo sa ratio, 1 is to 500. Kagaya ng Calabarzon, ang population dito ay masyado ng mataas. So kinakailangan nating magdagdag ng kapulisan para sa mga presence ng pulis sa highly urbanized cities,” said Carranza.

He assured that the new recruits went through thorough screening and evaluation.

The rookie cops are still on temporary status while they are undergoing one year of training.

During this period, they are also entitled to benefits and a monthly wage of P37,000 a month. — Sherwin Culubong | UNTV News and Rescue

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