Authorities nabbed a motorcycle rider disguised as police at a checkpoint along NAIA road in Pasay City Wednesday.
The suspect, identified as Felix Verona, 35, is actually a tricycle driver and a resident of Velasquez, Tondo in Manila.
Verona, who was wearing a police uniform, was stopped by Pasay City Police personel at the checkpoint at Chapel Road for not wearing a helmet. He was asked to present proper identification but the inspecting authority discovered his ID was fake. Verona later confessed that he has never been a cop.
“Malinaw po na peke ang I.D. niya kasi sa orihinal na PNP ID eh merong middle name ‘yon. Y’ung sa kaniya, inisyal lang, letter C lang…Tsaka yung badge number niya eh malayong-malayo sa edad niya at saka sa serbisyo niya,” PO3 Robinson Alsol, the Pasay police investigator said.
(It is clear that he’s using a fake ID because on an original PNP I.D. the full middle name is printed — his is just an initial letter. And his badge number does not match his age and service.)
When the police further inspected Verona, a four-inch knife was found in his garment.
Verona will face charges for usurpation of authority, illegal use of uniform and insignia for violation of the Omnibus Election Code. — Asher Cadapan Jr.| UNTV News & Rescue
PNP launches newest mobile app for public security
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) entered into a memorandum of agreement with a local mobile company in launching a new mobile application that would assist the public in times of emergencies.
“Samsung 321” is a mobile service application that provides users with a database of government institutions and facilities that can be contacted. The application uses global positioning system (GPS) to show the specific location of the target institution along with nearby landmarks and establishments on Google map.
The mobile app also provides contact information of the institution as well as national disaster hotlines. It covers 84 locations nationwide with Batangas, Ilocos Norte, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Occidental Mindoro, Albay, Palawan and the National Capital Region among others.
According to Director Napoleon Taas of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT,) the mobile application can also be used to report crimes. — Mon Jocson | UNTV News & Rescue
25 drug reformists graduate from Bahay Pagbabago
Bahay Pagbabago drug reformists
BULACAN, Philippines – A total of 25 drug surrenderers have successfully completed the three-month reformation program of the government at Bahay Pagbabago in the town of Baliuag, Bulacan.
During the three-month period, they were trained to do house chores, vegetable farming, solar lamp manufacturing and some livelihood programs facilitated by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).
Each of the reformists received a training certificate from TESDA and relief packs from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) as gifts for their waiting relatives.
Meanwhile, the Philippine National Police (PNP) advised the reformists to totally refrain from using illegal drugs and join the authorities in monitoring other drug surrenderers who are still under rehabilitation towards full recovery.
“Paulit-ulit naming inire-remind na sana tuloy tuloy na ang pagbabago natin. Alam ninyo ba na may mga mangilan-ngilan lang naman na naka-graduate na sa Bahay Pagbabago sa Region 3 na nahuli pa rin. Iyong iba nanlaban pa. Kaya sa amin lang tuloy-tuloy ang pagbabago at huwag tayong tumulad sa kanila,” said PSupt. Froilan Uy, Chief of Baliuag Police. –
(We remind them time and again to follow through with the reform. Did you know that some Bahay Pagbabago graduates in Region 3 resumed the habit and got arrested? Some even resisted arrest. Do not end up like them. We encourage graduates to continue to change for the better.) Gerry Galicia | UNTV News & Rescue
PNP Chief Albayalde faces online bashers
9 of the 20 online bashers of PNP Chief PDG Oscar Albayalde face the DIDM
Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Police Director General Oscar Albayalde met face to face earlier today with nine of his 20 bashers on social media.
This was after negative comments against his policies were posted on Facebook under the account name “Buhay Lespu”.
The said nine individuals, who are all police officers, went to Camp Crame after the Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management summoned them.
General Albayalde explained to them that the Philippine National Police has a grievance committee where they may report their complaints, and it is not right to use profanity against the PNP chief.
“Dito sa amin we have rules and policies and tradition that we have to follow …. we just want to make instill discipline to this people baka kasi gayahin ito ng mga iba na akala nila okey lang itong ginagawa nila na minumura nila ang sarili nilang commander,” said Albayalde.
(We have rules and policies and tradition that we have to follow ….we just want to instill discipline among these people because others might follow suit and think it’s acceptable to cuss at your own commander.)
The said cops will be facing complaints for “conduct unbecoming of an officer.” — Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue