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    Dela Rosa to media joining anti-drug ops: “Join at your own risk.”

    by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

    MANILA, Philippines —There is no problem with the Philippine National Police (PNP) if members of the media will join their anti-illegal drugs operation.

    This, after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the PNP to bring members of media during operations against illegal drugs.

    “Now, this is an order, bring the media so that they can get the story from the beginning to the end. Because if they will arrive late they will just say that the guns and evidence are planted,” Duterte said.

    PNP Chief PDG Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa said they will abide by the order of the President but they cannot assure the safety of media personnel who will cover the operations.

    “We are open to that idea, you join us at your own risk. Since we don’t have the complete control of the situation, we cannot also assure your safety. You might get hit and then they will say it’s our fault,” Dela Rosa said.

    The PNP believes the presence of media people will prove that the operations are legal and will eventually erase the bad image that the public perceives in them.

    The PNP will also assure that abusive police officials will be held accountable.

    “The media can confirm if our operation is legal or illegal, because they always accused us of human rights violation, extra judicial killings, so the truth will come out,” Dela Rosa added. – Mon Jocson | UNTV News & Rescue

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    PNP finalizes report to clarify issues of alleged extrajudicial killings in the country

    by UNTV   |   Posted on Friday, October 20th, 2017

    FILE PHOTO: National Headquarters of the Philippine National Police

    MANILA, Philippines — For the last time, the Philippine National Police (PNP) sought to clarify anew the issue of the alleged extrajudicial killings in the country.

    To do this, the PNP is completing now a report that would clarify the reasons behind the deaths of more than 10,000 drug suspects in various parts of the country, which critics claim, are state-sponsored killings.

    The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has initially sought to conduct a similar probe, but President Rodrigo Duterte himself prohibited the plan.

    “How do we now know ngayon kung ano yung sinasabi nilang EJK? Kasi ang sa atin po ay ano yung krimen na naganap, pag may krimen na naganap sino ang perpetrator? State or non state? Ngayon isa pa, iniimbistigahan ba yan o hindi?”  said PNP PIO chief PCSupt. Dionardo Carlos.

    (How do we  know now what this EJK is that they are talking about? Because for us, it’s about the crime committed, and if it was committed, who was the perpetrator?State or non-state? Another one is, are these being investigated or not)

    According to the PNP, the thousands of deaths cannot be considered as extrajudicial killings or EJK since the cases are still under investigation.

    If a cop is proven involved in a killing, the PNP explained that it will fall under the category of murder and not EJK.

    For now, authorities have already resolved more than 6,000 cases of deaths, meaning these are already in courts, and the suspects are now facing charges.

    Through the said report, the public can know what happened behind the anti-illegal drugs operations of the PNP.

    “What we do is analyze what is happening and report, give out strategies give out this report to the public. We see no plot to cover up,” said the police.

    Meanwhile, the PNP will turn over death cases involving illegal drugs to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). — Mon Jocson | UNTV News & Rescue

     

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    PNP-AKG readies new witnesses in Jee Ick Joo kidnap-slay case

    by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

    Jee Ick Jook

     

    MANILA, Philippines – Some policemen who were part of the group behind the kidnapping of Jee Ick Joo have expressed willingness to testify in the killing of the Korean national.

    According to PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group (AKG) Director Glenn Dumlao, many should have been punished for the crime, but many of the suspects were able to go scot-free.

    Among them, Dumlao said, are the NBI operatives who are believed to have been involved in the crime.

    “Ginagawan namin ng paraan na mahagip pa yung iba eh kasi tatawa tawa lang yung iba dyan eh kung ano partisipasyon ng mga pnp suspects eh ganun din naman sila (We are trying to capture the others because some of them are sniggering, when in fact, whatever the PNP suspects’ participation was, they’re guilty of the same), he said.

    According to Dumlao, he was able to talk to the wife of Jee Ick Jook. He said the Korean’s wife is dismayed over the slow pace of the case.

    The PNP admitted not having strong evidence yet but noted their new witness could provide a big help in the case.

    The AKG previously filed charges against some policemen and NBI operatives, but the cases were dismissed due to lack of evidence.

    “It is now on our part on how we can gather evidence to give justice. Because I think those who are detained are now thinking, why only them?” PS/Supt. Glenn Dumlao said.

    Currently, the motion to post bail by SPO3 Ricky Sta. Isabel and P/Supt Rafael Dumlao are still being heard in court. – Mon Jocson | UNTV News & Rescue

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    Most Filipinos support admin’s anti-drug war despite awareness of EJKs — Pulse Asia

    by UNTV   |   Posted on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

    PULSE ASIA SURVEY

    MANILA, Philippines — Eight in every 10 Filipinos interviewed by the Pulse Asia survey nationwide support the anti-drug war of the Duterte administration. Two percent is unsupportive while the remaining percentage is indecisive. The survey was taken from September 24 to 30 2017.

    However, though many support the anti-drug war, 73% from all areas and classes believe in extrajudicial killings (EJKs) while the campaign is being implemented.

    This percentage increased from the 67% in June 2017.

    Many Filipinos are also aware of the case of Kian delos Santos, the 17-year old boy who was killed in a questionable anti-illegal drug operation by some members of the Northern Police District on August 16.

    Seventy-six percent also expressed concern about the possibility that the case of Kian might happen to them or their families because of the anti-drug war.

    The Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa admitted that there are those who were killed in the anti-drug war but these are not EJKs.

    “Critics keep on labeling the casualties as EJKs to the public. EJK, EJK so that is what the people think. Those who die in the drug, we don’t deny that. However [it becomes different because] we don’t share the same meaning when we say EJK,” said Dela Rosa.

    President Duterte has been saying he is unfazed by ratings and will continue working to deliver what he promised to the Filipinos.

    “Now, the ratings, though I would get zero, I don’t care. I will still work because that is what I promised. If I die or be imprisoned because of that, I’m sorry. What matters is that I’m satisfied after fulfilling what I promised for the Philippines, that is my personal satisfaction,” said the president.  — Rosalie Coz | UNTV News and Rescue

     

     

     

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