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Former Ozamiz City prosecutor shot dead

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018


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OZAMIZ CITY, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) Region 10 reported a shooting incident that killed former prosecutor of Ozamiz City in Misamis Occidental Tuesday, May 22.

The victim, identified as Atty. Geronimo Marabe Jr. was a former prosecutor of Ozamiz City.

He was shot by four unidentified suspects at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday while driving his car at Barangay 50th District in Ozamiz City.

Marabe was brought to Faith Hospital where he was pronounced dead on arrival. – UNTV News & Rescue

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PNP to arrest profiteers, hoarders amid price freeze

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Monday, August 13th, 2018




QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Police authorities vow to help in the strict implementation of the price freeze on basic commodities amid the massive flooding brought about by the inclement weather in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said he had already ordered personnel from the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) to coordinate with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in enforcing the automatic price control particularly in Metro Manila, Bulacan, Cavite, Rizal, and other areas affected by the calamity.

The PNP Chief also ordered the arrest of profiteers and hoarders taking advantage of the situation.

“This is to prevent profiteering, hoarding and illegal acts of price manipulation,” said Albayalde.

Albayalde noted that upon the declaration of a state of calamity, sixty-day price freeze on basic and essential goods is automatically enforced citing Republic Act 7581 or the Price Act of 1992.

Basic commodities include:

  • rice
  • corn
  • bread
  • fresh, dried and canned fish and other marine products
  • fresh pork, beef, and poultry meat
  • fresh eggs
  • fresh and processed milk
  • fresh vegetables
  • root crops
  • coffee
  • sugar
  • cooking oil
  • salt
  • laundry soap
  • detergents
  • firewood
  • charcoal
  • candles
  • and drugs classified as essential by the Department of Health (Price Act of 1992)

Among the areas placed under a state of calamity as of Sunday (August 12) were Marikina, Olongapo, Balanga; some municipalities in Bataan, Pangasinan, Nueva Ecija, and Tarlac; and the entire province of Cavite. – Lea Ylagan / Marje Pelayo

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PNP to publish names of police recruits to weed out scalawags

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

PNP Chief PDG Oscar Albayalde


QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) will soon publish in broadsheets and social media the names of new police recruits as part of its stricter screening process.

PNP Chief PDG Oscar Albayalde said the measure would allow the general public to report the recruits with pending criminal cases.

“The applicants, their names will all be published in major newspapers na kaibigan natin na gustong mag-publish din nito (who are willing to publish), whether broadsheet or tabloid,” Albayalde said.

Albayalde added that under the proposed recruitment reform, an officer who conducted and signed off on the background investigation of a would-be policeman who later turns out to have pending criminal cases, will also be sanctioned.

 “Magiging strict tayo sa (We will be strict with) background investigation that will be conducted by the different stations they will make to sign, the station commanders and the person who conducted and the police officer who conducted the background investigation. Kaya kapag ito ay may ginawa na di maganda (So if the new recruit does something bad ), we will go back to that person kung sino ang nag-BI sa kanya,” the PNP Chief explained.

The PNP also plans to put barcodes on psychological tests taken by its recruits to prevent them from being tampered with.

The reforms in the PNP recruitment process were prompted by the cases involving cops in crimes and illegal practices.

Just recently, a PO3 was named as the gunman in the killing of Sapa-Sapa, Tawi-Tawi City Vice Mayor Alrashid Mohammad Alih last July 11.

Another cop was implicated in the abduction of a businessman in Laguna while a group of rookie policemen was arrested over extortion complaints. – Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue

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PNP names suspect in Sapa-Sapa, Tawi-Tawi Vice Mayor slay

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Monday, August 6th, 2018


PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) is now tracking the whereabouts of PO3 Mohammad Lacbao Tolete, the prime suspect in the murder of Sapa-Sapa Tawi Tawi Vice Mayor Alrashid Mohammad Alih.

“Another prospective candidate for dismissal in our internal cleansing program is PO3 Mohammad Lacbao Tolete who has been charged for the murder of the late Sapa-Sapa Tawi Tawi Vice Mayor identified as Al Rashid Alih,” announced PNP Chief PDG Oscar Albayalde.

Tolete was positively identified by the victim’s spouse.

Authorities suspect that Tolete was hired by Alih’s political rivals as the Vice Mayor announced his bid for the city’s mayoralty race prior to the crime.

Tolete was assigned at Lamitan City Police Station but turn absent without leave (AWOL) following the July 11 ambush on Alih in Zamboanga City. – Lea Ylagan / Marje Pelayo

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