Emotional Bato begins ‘farewell week’ as PNP Chief

admin   •   April 16, 2018   •   3930

Outgoing Police Chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa


MANILA, Philippines — Outgoing Police Chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa turned emotional as attended his final flag ceremony as the country’s top enforcer.

Bato couldn’t contain his emotions as he described how much he loves his work which has been his life for the past 32 years.

He thanked his men, especially those who are dedicated to their job, sacrificing their lives and personal conveniences in order to perform well in their duties.

Also, Bato apologized for not accomplishing all expectations given his capacity as the chief of police.

Dela Rosa, likewise, expressed his full support to his “mistah” and his successor, PDir Oscar Albayalde.

General Dela Rosa is a member of PMA Sinagtala Class of 1986. He was supposed to retire on January 21, on the day of his 56th birthday but President Duterte extended his term to April 21.

At 3:00 pm today, a testimonial parade in his honor will be held at the Philippine Military Academy at Camp Gregorio del Pilar in Baguio City.

After retirement, Bato will soon head the Bureau of Corrections. — UNTV News & Rescue

Bomb signature used in Patikul Bombing, same with what ASG uses – PNP BARMM

Maris Federez   •   August 14, 2019

Authorities secure the area outside a church following a bombing incident at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel in Jolo last January 27, 2019. (Photo: Armed Forces of the Philippines – Western Mindanao Command)

The Philippine National Police-Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (PNP-BARMM) office is looking into the possibility that the group of Abu Sayyaf leader Hatib Hajan Sawadjaan could be the one behind the series of bombings in Sitio Tibongbong, Barangay Igasan in Patikul, Sulu on Tuesday (Aug. 13).

PRO-BARMM director PBGen. Marni Marcos said the bombs used in the bombing at the Jolo Cathedral, at a military camp in Sulu and in Patikul bear the same signature.

Based on the shredded pipe gathered at the bomb site, same type of pipes were used as bomb cylinder.

“Sino ba yung nagpe-perpetrate ng mga ganyang terrorist act in the area? Iisa lang naman yung grupong binabantayan natin [Who else would perpetrate such terrorist acts in the area? There’s only one group that we are monitoring],” said Marcos.

Nevertheless, the police are still conducting a thorough investigation to ascertain whether some groups are copying Sawadjaan’s style.

Gen. Marcos will also meet the local chief executives in Sulu to ask them to encourage their constituents to cooperate with the authorities in their investigation on the said series of bombings.

He added that they will also talk with the Ulama in the area.

“Yung concern natin sa terrorism yung landscape niyan ay nag iba na. Meron na tayong Filipino suicide bomber. And worst is, mga bata o young people yung nire-recruit (What we are concerned about is that the terrorism landscape has already changed.  We now have Filipino suicide bombers. And worst is, they are recruiting the young people),” Marcos said.

“We should involve everybody. Hindi lang military o law enforcement unit ngayon ang inaano natin because it involves yung education, ano yung teaching at ano ba talaga yung tamang ituturo natin sa mga bata [We are not just focusing on military or law enforcement because it also involves education. What are the things that we should really teach the children],” he added.

Meanwhile, PNP chief PGen. Oscar Albayalde has admitted that there is a problem with security in the area and that they need the help and cooperation of the community.

“We have to be alert always.  Very important po ang participation ng community dito. Napaka importante ng impormasyon na ibibigay ng community dito para maubos at matigil na ang insidente na ito sa ating bayan [The community’s participation is very important. The information that the community will provide us is very important in curbing or stopping these incidents in our country],” the PNP chief said.

A member of the 43rd K9 Platoon of the Philippine Army was among the injured in Tuesday’s Patikul bombing. (with details from Lea Ylagan) /mbmf

New PNP chief to prioritize police discipline during term

admin   •   April 6, 2018

FILE PHOTO: President Rodrigo Roa Duterte orders the police officers facing various charges to be detailed in Basilan for two years during their presentation to the President in Malacañan on February 7, 2017. The President gave the errant cops 15 days to decide whether to resign or accept their re-assignment in Basilan. SIMEON CELI JR./Presidential Photo

One hundred ninety thousand policemen in the country are set to be under the leadership of incoming Philippine National Police (PNP) chief and currently the head of Metro Manila Police – Police Director Oscar Albayalde.

Albayalde is known for being brave and strict.

His surprise inspections at police stations nationwide have resulted in the relief of policemen caught sleeping while on duty and the revamp of run-down precincts.

Albayalde said one of his priorities is disciplining the police force once he assumes office.

Napaka importante kasi ng disiplina. Noon pa man medyo iyan na rin ang ating advocacy and I think maraming paraan para madisiplina ang ating kapulisan,” he said.

(Discipline is very important. Even before it has always been my advocacy and I think there are many ways to discipline the police.)

Aside from discipline, Albayalde said the war on drugs will continue under his leadership.

“Napakaganda nitong naging resulta at ito talaga ang programa ng ating pangulo so iyan po ay magpapatuloy iyan,” he said.

(The result has been very good and this is the program of the president so this will continue.)

Albayalde is a member of PMA class of 1986 and the ‘mistah’ or classmate of current PNP chief director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa.

Dela Rosa was set to retire last January but the president extended his term.

Albayalde has been a part of the Special Action Force for five years.

He also became the executive officer of the Directorate for Plans of the PNP before his appointment as the chief of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).

Albayalde led the investigation of the Resorts World shooting incident and the security preparations at the recent Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean)

Summit where most activities where held in Metro Manila.

Albayalde was also one of the PNP officials who actively participated in the off-season games of UNTV Cup under the team PNP Responders. — Mai Bermudez | UNTV News & Rescue

PNP completes new “Oplan Tokhang” guidelines

UNTV News   •   January 24, 2018

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has finalized its operational guidelines for the revival of Oplan Tokhang.

The PNP created the new operational guidelines to ensure that cops can no longer commit errors that might lead to the deaths of some civilians.

The recently finalized guideline has two ways of conducting Oplan Tokhang.

First is through the so-called Barangay – Led Scheme.

Under this, the operation will be led by a barangay official or the barangay anti-drug council or BADAC.

The PNP will provide support and will serve as the security force of barangay personnel.

The second type of operation is called PNP Led- Scheme. The operation under this type of scheme will be led by the police and several stakeholders like barangay officials and members of the media.

The PNP-Led Oplan Tokhang has three procedures.

It begins with a ‘pre-tokhang’ wherein the information received by the police is validated by the Directorate for Intelligence.

Afterwards, each chief of police will choose cops with no bad record to conduct the Oplan Tokhang.

“We will clarify now that those with a record on drugs will not be part of the operation,” PNP Chief PDG Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa said.

The operation will be led by the deputy chief of police, together with members of the BADAC and media.

The policemen who will be part of the anti-drug operations or the so-called “tokhangers” will undergo training and seminars with their regional directors based on the orders of the Directorate for Operations.

“This ensures that syndicates can longer knock on doors. They usually knock on doors with list of names to extort money from the suspected drug personalities. Now, it will only be legitimate tokhangers who will knock on doors and do the request,” Dela Rosa said.

The police and barangay officials are also required to inform and coordinate with the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) before conducting the Oplan Tokhang.

The team leader of the operation will have to hold a pre-deployment briefing before going to the homes of individuals who are subjects of the operation.

The operatives will go only to the homes of the individuals in the validated list of the Directorate for Intelligence.

They are also not allowed to enter homes without the permission of the owner.

They are not allowed to force anyone to sign a document.

The minors who will surrender will have to be accompanied by their parents to the DSWD, while the agency will coordinate to the LGUs those who are willing to undergo rehabilitation.

In the post-tokhang phase, the police should prepare an after activity report.

They should conduct an assessment and evaluation report that they will submit to the Regional Oversight Committee.

They are also required to monitor the changes in the behavior of the surrenders. In case the drug suspects can no longer be found, the Tokhangers should also inform the Regional Intelligence Division that the said suspects are no longer in their given addresses.

Meanwhile, the PNP Chief already signed the supplemental operational guidelines for the anti-drug war.

It states that all policemen are encouraged to wear body cameras when available, to properly handle evidence or properly follow the chain of custody to avoid it from being contaminated and to immediately implement a one strike policy among chiefs of police proven to have personnel involved in illegal drug activity.

The PNP will also dismiss the provincial directors whose jurisdictions have active drug dens.

The regional director will also be sacked once his provincial and CITU Directors are relieved from their posts. – Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue


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