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Davao police internal cleansing yields 206 raps vs cops

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, April 12th, 2018

Philippine National Police (PNP) is implementing the internal cleansing strategy to remove rogue police personnel.

The Philippine National Police-Regional Internal Affairs Service (PNP-RIAS) in Davao City has received at least 206 cases against policemen.

According to RIAS-11 chief PSSupt. Jose Carumba, this is the result of the internal cleansing campaign of the current administration that aims to remove rogue police personnel.

“Ginawang model ang Davao City dahil ang president natin taga dito at Police Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa. So parang naging inspiration sa ating PNP personnel na huwag gumawa ng masama sa kanilang trabaho,” he said.

(Davao City has become the model since our president as well as Police Director Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa hails from this city. So it has become the inspiration of our PNP personnel not to commit corruption.)

Based on the RIAS-11 data, from 86 cases in 2016, it has dwindled down to 35 this year.

Complaints range from performance irregularities; neglect of duty; violation of Republic Act 9262 or violence against women and children; and violation of police operation procedures.

“Pababa ang trend ng kaso in terms of internal discipline ng ating PNP dito sa Region XI. Halos pare-pareho but in terms of breach of internal discipline, mababa. Ito yong neglect of duty, awol of PNP personnel,” said Carumba.

(The cases are trending downward in terms of internal discipline of our PNP here in Region XI. It’s almost the same, but in terms of breach of internal discipline, it’s low. It includes neglect of duty, AWOL of PNP personnel.)

The local government hopes to fully cleanse the police force from any corruption. — Marisol Montante | UNTV News & Rescue

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PNP holds reenactment of Mayor Halili’s assassination

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, July 5th, 2018


At exactly 8:10 a.m. on Monday, July 2, Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili was shot dead in the early Monday flag ceremony at the Tanuan City Hall grounds.

The Special Investigation Task Group Halili conducted on Thursday, July 5 the reenactment of the assassination.

This aims to eliminate speculations and  establish the position of the gunman.

In the reenactment, a mannequin wearing a suit was placed at the spot where  Mayor Halili  was standing along with other individuals during the incident.

After the reenactment, Region 4-A Director Edward Carranza confirmed that the position of the gunman was the sniper hole which they mentioned before.

The crime laboratory said that the killer had an estimated distance of 76.8 meters from the position of the mayor.

The suspect was also elevated 4.1 meters from the ground which enabled him to hit the mayor despite any movement in his place.

Carranza said that it is possible that the gunman is not a sniper who commonly aims for a head shot.

At a distance of 76.8 meters, he said that civilians who are highly-skilled in firearms can also execute a kill shot comparable to a marksman’s .

Currently, there are still three persons of interest who are under investigation.

Meanwhile, at around 9:30 pm in the morning, the crime laboratory has found a bullet in the sniper hole.

It will undergo a ballistic examination to cross-match with the 5.56mm bullet found in the body of the mayor in an autopsy.

Through this, it is possible to identify the owner of the firearm which was used in the killing of Halili. — Sherwin Culubong | UNTV News & Rescue

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Investors eye development of NPA ‘hotbeds’ in Davao City

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Friday, June 29th, 2018


Map data: 2018 Google, DigitalGlobe,CNES/Airbus


DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Foreign investors and telecommunications companies are planning to invest production plants in areas once called “hotbeds” of the New People’s Army (NPA).

Last week, a Japanese paper company and agricultural firms from Taiwan and Malaysia visited Barangay Mapula and Salapawan in Paquibato District.

Army Commander Lieutenant Colonel Darren Comia said interests from investors are constantly coming which he said will help in the development of the barangays considered as remote areas in Davao City.

“Sa ngayon ay natutuwa kami kasi there are lots of investors already considering. Nakita ng mga tao na, especially the local government unit of Davao City, ang peaceful environment that constituents as well as the LGU (believe) na maganda ng mag put up ng mga investment at development efforts doon sa Paquibato,” said Comia.

(We are delighted that there are lots of investors already considering. People,especially the local government unit of Davao City, have seen the peaceful environment that  constituents, as well as the LGU, believe its a good idea to put up investments and development efforts in Paquibato.)

He added that there is nothing to worry about the situation now in Paquibato as they have already cleared the area of influences of NPA guerillas.

On Tuesday, the city engineers visited Paquibato to check the conditions of major roads leading to its 13 barangays and to come up with measures to open an easy access to the district.

The military said they still need to intensify security and patrols in Paquibato as this is the primary concern of potential investors. – Dianne Ventura / Marje Pelayo

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Alleged candy drugs prompt police investigation in Davao City

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018


Social media post warns public against alleged candy drugs (Photo courtesy of PKI)

The Davao City Police is looking into the alleged spread of candy drugs in the city after a post about it went viral on social media.

According to the post, a type of candy drug known as “strawberry quick” is some form of crystal meth that is being sold in schools across the city.

This prompted the authorities to verify information and stop its proliferation before it can cause harm to the public, especially the children.

PRO 11 spokesperson, PCI Milgrace Driz said, “Even toddlers hindi natin alam baka maging biktima, so we have to see to it na ma ensure yung safety ng mga kabataan and ma proteksyonan natin lahat.

(Even toddlers are not safe from becoming victims, so we have to ensure the children’s safety and everyone else’s.)

Although there is online information regarding the suspicious sweets, there are no verified cases of minors using the drug. Nevertheless, authorities are not dismissing the reports.

“Nakaakakit, so paalala lang din natin sa ating mga kabataan na wag basta-basta tatanggap ng mga candy or whatsoever forms na iintake natin lalo na sa di natin kilala kahit sa mga kilala din natin, kailngan siguraduhin na safe yun,” Driz said.

(It is really enticing, that’s why we remind children not to be quick to accept candy or whatever things that you have to ingest, particularly from strangers. Even from people you know, you have to make sure it’s safe.)

Meanwhile, Police Regional Office Eleven Director Police Chief Superintendent Manuel Gaerlan has instructed school administrations to install closed-circuit television (CCTV) in strategic areas to boost monitoring of school campuses. — Dianne Ventura

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