by UNTV News | Posted on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018
MANILA,Philippines — The number of Philippine National Police (PNP)officers who have been dismissed from service has now reached more than 2,181 since President Rodrigo Duterte initiated internal cleansing among the agency’s ranks from July 2016 to June 2018.
“The PNP has sustained the momentum of its continuing internal cleansing program in the 190,000-strong police force over the past two years under the Duterte administration when organizational discipline and internal reform became the centerpiece of the service agenda of PNP Chief (Oscar) Albayalde,” PNP spokesman Senior Supt. Benigno Durana said in a statement.
Over 1,828 of these personalities committed serious infractions while 353 are involved in illegal drug trade.
The agency continues to cleanse its ranks of scalawags in an effort to end corruption and proliferation of illegal drugs in the country. — UNTV News & Rescue
by UNTV News | Posted on Thursday, June 28th, 2018
Oath-taking of barangay officials in Tarlac
MANILA, Philippines —Several senators are backing President Rodrigo Duterte’s order to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to audit the performances of local officials in relation to the administration’s intensified campaign against crime and illegal drugs.
According to Senate local government committee chairman Sonny Angara, he is currently pushing for the passage of proposals seeking to empower local government units and increase their funds to effectively curb crime and proliferation of illegal drugs in barangays.
To date, there are 11 bills filed in the Senate looking to amend the LGU code and to include the value-added tax on imported goods collected by the Bureau of Customs (BOC) on the computation of internal revenue allotment (IRA).
This is aside from the measures seeking to increase the IRA to 50 percent from 40 percent share.
According to Senator Angara, appropriated LGU funds are measly to support other programs for their constituents, based on their consultations.
Available data show that 40 percent of 41,902 barangays received IRA of one million or less.
But Senator Antonio Trillanes IV nixed the move, saying this might only bring negative effects to the local communities.
He also slammed Duterte’s proposal to arm village officials and watchmen.
“Walang purpose nito but just to promote the culture of violence, culture of death, after arming them hihikayatin niya itong, barilin niyo yung mga suspetsa niyo na adik o criminal,” said Trillanes. — Nel Maribojoc | UNTV News & Rescue
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