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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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Police accused by Sagay massacre survivors of compelling to testify vs. NPA

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, December 5th, 2018

 

Survivors of Sagay massacre

MANILA, Philippines — Covering themselves with a malong and wearing a face mask are mother and son who survived the Sagay massacre where 9 farmers, four women, and two minors were killed by armed men at Hacienda Nene, Purok Pine Tree, Brgy. Bulanon, Sagay City on October 20.

The mother who survived the massacre is accusing authorities of compelling her son, Lester, to testify against the New People’s Army (NPA) and prove that the group was behind the Sagay massacre.

Lester’s mom fears that police will use his son to pinpoint innocent individuals.

“Kahit military nagsasabi rin na, the child can pinpoint na NPA daw ang gumawa nung massacre,” said Atty. Kathy Panguban, legal counsel of the survivors.

“Kaya lumayo iyong mag-ina sa Negros at nag-seek talaga sila ng sanctuary dahil patuloy silang hinahabol ng mga pulis, pinipilit na gawing star witness sa Sagay massacre,” she said.

The Sagay Philippine National Police (PNP) chief and two of his personnel are facing violation of Republic Act 7610 or the Anti-Child Abuse Law, an allegation denied by the Sagay police.

“Wala kaming ginawang ganoon, ‘yung pinipilit. Wala kaming pinipilit na tao. ‘Yung allegation na iyan is actually fabricated iyan. Bakit naman namin pipilitin iyong bata? Tapos iyong bata po noong ininterview, pagsubscribe sa affidavit, nandoon iyong mismong prosecutor. Nandoon iyong ama at saka iyong DSWD na nagpasubscribe ng statement niya. Doon pa lang mismo malalaman na namin. May video kami niyan,” said Sagay City police chief PCI Robert Mansueto via phonepatch.

“Yung statement na NPA ang gumawa ng Sagay massacre, that came from the army infantry brigade,” said Panguban.

Lester’s biological father meantime is facing charges of violation of Republic Act 9262 or Violence Against Women and Children over the alleged abuse and harassment against his child and for forcing them to cooperate with the police.

“Nagpapatuloy iyong pananakot niya sa kliyente namin sa kanilang ina at pinipilit niyang makuha iyong anak; mabawi iyong anak at tinakot din niya na kakasuhan din daw niya pati iyong nanay ni Lester,” said Panguban.

As of now, the survivors are in a safe place.

The victims in the massacre were members of the National Federation of Sugar Workers (NSFW) who were participating in a campaign to occupy the idle lands which are not yet distributed to the beneficiaries. — Mai Bermudez | UNTV News & Rescue

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Age, health of Imelda Marcos to be considered in her arrest — PNP

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, November 12th, 2018

 

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FILE PHOTO: Imelda Marcos

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) Custodial Center is prepared in case the court decides to place former first lady Imelda Marcos under PNP’s custody.

However, PNP chief PDG Oscar Albayalde said they have not been notified yet for advance coordination with the court regarding the release of the arrest warrant against Marcos.

Albayalde added that in consideration of Marcos’ age and health condition, they have not ordered personnel of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) to wait at the gates of Congress like in the case of Senator Antonio Trillanes.

Nevertheless, the PNP Chief has directed the CIDG director to lead the arrest upon release of the warrant.

At present, Marcos is facing minimum of 6 years in prison and perpetual disqualification from holding public office after the Sandiganbayan found her guilty on seven counts of graft.

However, the former first lady may still post bail for her provisional liberty as graft is a bailable case. — Lea Ylagan

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No new permits for firecracker manufacturers — PNP

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, November 5th, 2018

 

 

FILE PHOTO: Manufacture of firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices

The Philippine National Police (PNP) will closely monitor the manufacture, sale, and distribution of firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices ahead of the holiday season.

PNP Director General Oscar Albayalde said they will no longer issue new permits for makers and sellers of firecrackers as mandated in the Memorandum Order 31 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte.

Duterte’s memorandum also orders the PNP and other concerned agencies to inspect and ensure that manufacturers, distributors, sellers and users of firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices comply with the government’s safety requirements.

Licenses and permits of those found in violation of existing laws, rules and regulations will be cancelled or revoked.

Republic Act 7183 authorizes the PNP to process applications for the issuance of licenses or permits.

Under his memorandum, Duterte also ordered the PNP to confiscate and destroy prohibited firecrackers and strictly prohibit the import of such devices.

Memorandum 31 is similar to Executive Order 28 that Duterte issued in June 2017, regulating the use of firecrackers and fireworks due to “firecracker-related injuries and deaths.”

General Albayalde said that controlling the number of firecracker manufacturers is an initial step to possibly implementing a total firecracker ban in the future. — Lea Ylagan

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