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Death rates drop under Oplan Double Double Barrel Reloaded

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, April 11th, 2017

MANILA, Philippines —The number of deaths in the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) anti-illegal drugs operations has declined a month after the launch of its Oplan Double Barrel Reloaded.

PNP’s data reveals more than 100 deaths in legitimate police operations as compared to over 700 casualties in the same duration during the implementation of Double Barrel Alpha One.

PNP Chief Ronald Dela Rosa explained that the lower number of drug-related casualties might be due to fewer drug suspects fighting back against arresting authorities.

The PNP has so far conducted almost 5,000 anti-drug operations, which it says, resulted in arrests of 7,000 drug suspects and surrender of 70,000 others. — UNTV News & Rescue

WATCH: 82% of NCR residents feel safer because of government’s war on drugs — Pulse Asia survey

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PNP: Arrest of loiterers based on local law; no human rights violated

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, June 18th, 2018

PNP chief PDG. Oscar Albayalde

 

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) will release this week guidelines in arresting loiterers who violate city ordinances.

The PNP explained that the guidelines would help iron out its decision to push through with arresting night-time idlers.

PNP chief PDG. Oscar Albayalde noted that the police want to avoid violating the rights of the public.

Albayalde clarified that authorities only arrest individuals who violate ordinances such as smoking and drinking in public; going around shirtless in the streets; catcalling and urinating in public places.

He said that these violations are the usual cause of turmoil and crime in the streets.

“Madalas yan lalo na yung mga naka standby umiinom sa kalsada pag may dumaan kinukursunada nagiging sanhi ng away.  Kung minsan naman binabastos yung babae na dumadaan so yun ang iniiwasan natin. So this is for the safety of everybody,” said the PNP chief.

(Oftentimes, when people who drink on sidewalks get intoxicated, they would pick on random pedestrians or harass passing ladies and end up causing a fight. That’s what we are trying to avoid. So this is for the safety of everybody.)

Since Thursday, almost 3,000 loiterers have already been arrested.

Albayalde also called on the public to report complaints against cops to the nearest police station.

Presidential  Spokesperson Secretary Harry Roque said that loiterers can also file complaints should they experience harassment from police.

“Institutionalized na po yan. Nandiyan ang bill of rights, kung talagang walang basehan yan. Nandiyan naman po ang ating mga hukuman,” said Roque.

(That’s institutionalized. There is a bill of rights. If the case has no basis, there is the court to judge.)

For some lawmakers, arresting nighttime idlers is not a solution. They urge the government to help improve the lives of loiterers instead by giving them jobs or livelihood.

“Nararapat lang din na ang ating gobyerno ay mag-isip at magsikap doon sa mga pamamaraan, mga proyekto na kung paano ba natin masosolusyunan itong pagkarami-raming mga tambay,” said Kabataan party-list representative Sarah Elago.

(The government should exert effort in finding ways of creating projects that will address this problem with loiterers.)

“Common sense na ang isang napakaraming populasyon na walang trabaho na tumataas na presyo ay magbubunga ng maliit na mga krimen,” said Caloocan Rep. Egay Erice.

(It’s common sense that high unemployment rate leads to rise in petty crimes. ) — Rosalie Coz | UNTV News & Rescue

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PNP launches I-Care ‘Adopt a Student’ in line with Independence Day

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

Trainees of the Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) Regional Training Center-3 giving away rubber slippers to public school students. (UNTV News & Rescue)

 

PAMPANGA, Philippines — Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) Regional Training Center-3 granted scholarships to the six poorest and most diligent elementary students in Magalang, Pampanga on Tuesday, June 12.

This is under the I-Care Adopt a Student program launched by the Philippine National Police (PNP)  in line with the 120th celebration of  Independence Day.

“Parang Independence Day, yung freedom ba. We can be free from poverty and the only vehicle na yung advocacy natin is education. Yun lang ang paraan to help your parents and to prepare yourself to have your own family,” said PPSC President PDDG Ricardo F. De Leon.

(It’s like the freedom that you celebrate during Independence Day. We can be free from poverty and the only vehicle out of it is education. That is the only way you can help your parents and prepare yourself to raise a family of your own.)

Tricia May Ponteras, one of the chosen beneficiaries and a paternal orphan is thankful for the opportunity.

“Makakapagtapos na ako ng walang ginagastos ang mama ko po para po hindi na siya nahihirapan,” she said.

(I will now be able to finish school without burdening my mother with expenses.)

Lola Erlinda Rivera is also grateful because her granddaughter is among the scholarship recipients.

“Unang-una po maraming maraming salamat sa nagbigay ng tulong sa apo ko, sa nagbigay ng scholarship,” said Rivera.

(I would like to thank those who sponsored my granddaughter’s scholarship.)

Apart from this, the PNP distributed free school supplies, bags, and slippers to students. They also conducted a feeding program for 100 students of Sto. Niño Elementary School and Ayala Elementary School.  — Leslie Longboen | UNTV News & Rescue

 

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5 killed in separate buy-bust operations in 3 Bulacan towns

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

 

An overnight of separate drug buy- bust operations in three different towns Bulacan resulted in the death of five suspected drug pushers.

 

BULACAN, Philippines —  Two drug suspects were killed in a separate buy-bust operations of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Pandi, Bulacan Tuesday night.

Allan Dexter dela Cruz was fatally shot after allegedly resisting arrest when he sensed he was transacting with a police officer at past 12 midnight.

The same case happened with another drug suspect identified only as alias “Larry” who was cornered by police in a remote and grassy area, still in the town of Pandi at dawn.

Seized from each suspect were .38 caliber pistol; about 10 sachets of shabu and P500 of buy-bust money.

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Two separate buy-bust operations in Balagtas, Bulacan also yielded two fatalities.

A drug suspect identified as alias Lito Onse was killed at Barangay Santol, while the other suspect remained unidentified as of press time.

Both were said to have resisted arrest after undercover police bought shabu at P500.

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Meanwhile, a tricycle driver was also shot dead in Barangay Kutkot, Pulilan, Bulacan at 12:30am.

Police said the driver quickly fled after sensing that he was selling drugs to a cop.

He allegedly exchanged fire with authorities before he was cornered and killed. — Nestor Torres | UNTV News & Rescue

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