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All involved in Oplan Exodus must be held accountable – PNP Chief Dela Rosa

by admin   |   Posted on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017

FILE PHOTOS: (L-R) Former PNP Chief Alan Purisima, former President Benigno Aquino III and former PNP-Special Action Force commander Director Getulio Napeñas Jr.

Former Mamasapano Board of Inquiry member now PNP Chief Ronald dela Rosa said, he hopes that all those involved in Oplan Exodus must be held liable, even if they are former high ranking government officials.

He added that the Philippine National Police is ready to arrest all suspects in the bloody Mamasapano operations should a warrant of arrest is issued.

Dela Rosa also said that based on the report of the board, aside from former PNP Chief Alan Purisima and Police Director General Getulio Napeñas, former president, Benigno Aquino III should also be held liable for the encounter.

WATCH: Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales assures to finish Mamasapano probe before her term ends in 2018 

Now that President Duterte intends to reopen the case, Dela Rosa is hoping that no one will be spared.

Oplan Exodus, which was also called time on target operation, was launched on January 25, 2015 against international terrorist Zulkifli Binhir alias Marwan. It was where 44 members of the Special Action Force were killed. — Lea Ylagan | UNTV News and Rescue

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GIS EXCLUSIVE: Ret. Gen. Ronald dela Rosa eyes measures to maintain law and order if elected

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Monday, February 11th, 2019


Retired General Ronald dela Rosa (R) on the program Get It Straight with Daniel Razon

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Retired General Ronald dela Rosa admits that law and order remains his top priority even as a private individual.

Now that he is trying his luck in re-entering government service, the former chief of the Philippine National Police said he wants to propose measures that will maintain law and order in the country as this is one way of boosting the country’s economy and improving the lives of Filipinos.

“Mag-concentrate ako dito sa aking cup of tea, na law and order kasi alam natin, economy will follow. Pag maganda ang peace and order ng isang bansa, susunod ang investment,” Dela Rosa said in an interview with the program Get It Straight with Daniel Razon on Monday (February 11).

As the former top law enforcer in the country, Dela Rosa said he is in favor of lowering the criminal age of responsibility from 15 to 12 years old. However, he suggests that the government should provide more rehabilitation facilities for juvenile delinquents.

“Magkakaroon ng foreign investment, local investors. Magi-invest sila ng pera dahil confident sila. Kung may investment, may employment. Kapag may employment, may income ang tao. Kapag may income, may makakain sa kani-kaniyang pamamahay so gaganda ang buhay ng tao pag may laman ang tiyan,” he added.

To further intensify national security, he will propose the registration of subscriber identification module (SIM) cards and regulate its distribution as a way to counter terrorism.

He also promised to campaign against loose firearms across the country.

Meanwhile, Gen. Bato said he feels sorry for the deaths caused by the government’s war on drugs under his leadership of the PNP.

Nevertheless, he feels relieved every time there are people who thank him for the reform and improvements since the launch of the Duterte administration’s campaign against illegal drugs.

“May lalapit sa iyo at yayakap: ‘Sir, maraming salamat sa ginagawa ninyo. Malaki na po pagkakaiba ngayon. Noon po takot na takot kami. Ngayon hindi na po kami takot, baligtad na. Noon, nagtatago kami sa loob ng bahay, ayaw naming lumabas sa kalsada. Ngayon baligtad na, kami na nasa kalsada. Ang mga addict na ang nagtatago sa bahay dahil baka makita ng pulis,’ ” he said of the people who approach him to recognize his accomplishments.

“Very fulfilling. Napalapit ko, (ang) pulis sa taumbayan,” he concluded happily. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Rosalie Coz)

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Malacañang urges Ombudsman to ‘resolve with dispatch’ SAF 44 case

by admin   |   Posted on Friday, January 25th, 2019

The Gallant 44 (SAF44) of the Oplan Exodus or the popularly known as the Mamasapano encounter on January 25, 2015. (PNP-SAF)

Malacañang on Friday (January 25)urged the Office of the Ombudsman to “resolve with dispatch” the case filed against those who recklessly placed the SAF 44 in mortal peril.

Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the Duterte administration is one with the nation in demanding justice for them as well as the prosecution of those responsible for the botched police operation.

The government also said it will not allow a recurrence of such tragic event and those in authority must learn from the mistakes of the past. — Rosalie Coz

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Duterte has accomplished more than Arroyo and Aquino combined — Malacañang

by admin   |   Posted on Thursday, January 10th, 2019

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte lowers the time capsule as he leads the grounbreaking ceremony for the construction of the Christine Villas at Brgy. Maria Cristina in Balo-i, Lanao del Norte on February 28, 2018. Assisting the President are National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr., Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana and National Housing Authority General Manager Marcelino Escalada Jr. TOTO LOZANO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — The Duterte presidency has achieved more in two years than the combined terms of the Arroyo and Aquino presidencies in terms of major policy reforms and flagship infrastructure projects, said Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo.

This was in response to former president now House Speaker Gloria Arroyo’s statement that the government should “produce tangible results” that will improve the lives of ordinary Filipinos.

According to Budget Secretary Benjamin Diokno, there are three things that can attest to the accomplishments of the government under the Duterte administration: economic growth, inflation and infrastructure projects.

Compared with other administrations that came after the regime of President Ferdinand Marcos, Diokno said it is apparent that the Duterte administration stands out based on its two years alone.

He explained that infrastructure spending in previous administrations only comprised two percent of the country’s gross domestic product unlike in the current government where it has reached more than six percent.

“We hit the ground running because every administration, we have one or two years to adjust,” said Diokno.

However, according to the research group IBON Foundation, the country’s inflation rate in 2018 was at its highest in 10 years.

“Along with slowing economic growth, this further points to the failure of government’s economic managers to rein in consumer prices and of its neoliberal policies, such as the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (TRAIN), which continue to burden the poorest Filipino families,” the IBON Foundation said in a statement. — Rosalie Coz | UNTV News and Rescue

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