MANILA, Philippines — Teresita Ang See, chairperson of Movement for the Restoration of Peace and Order (MRPO) revealed that they have not recorded any incidents of kidnapping in the last two months.
The group concludes that incidents of kidnapping in the country indeed have declined under the Duterte administration.
This record is a big improvement as compared to previous years wherein the number of kidnapping cases is high.
In the past, they have recorded at least two kidnapping cases in a span of one week.
“It is not common that we have zero kidnapping case in two months. So far, we have zero this past two months. We don’t have any cases currently,” said Ang-See.
The PNP-Anti Kidnapping group have also recorded a reduction in kidnap for ransom cases.
The police unit said, they have recorded nine (9) kidnap for ransom cases from January this year up to the present.
PNP- Anti Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) spokesperson PSupt. Abelardo Borromeo said, “We have not recorded any case of kidnap for ransom by terrorist threat groups and by organized crime groups and criminal gangs.”
In 2016, there were 29 cases; 38 in 2015; 49 in 2014; 52 in 2013; and 26 in 2012.
The decline in number is due to the intensified campaign of the PNP and the public to fight kidnapping in the country. This includes a number of free seminars to educate the public on safety measures against kidnapping. — Mon Jocson| UNTV News & Rescue
Malacañang has announced that President Rodrigo Duterte is experiencing sickness due to old age and is now in the “green of health”, not pink.
On Sunday, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said the president, who is now 74 years old, is “not normal” when it comes to his health.
“Hindi siya normal kasi nga, ang dami niyang nararamdaman. Kumbaga, kung sinabi ko noon na (He is not normal because he has a lot of illnesses. It’s like, if I said then) he was ‘in the pink of health’, ngayon (now) I think he is now ‘in the green of health’,” he said.
However, Panelo said despite these illnesses, Duterte continues to do his duties as the chief executive.
“If you will notice, kahit na ganyan siya, may nararamdaman, iyong kaniyang schedule ganoon pa rin, hindi pa rin nagbago (Even if he is experiencing illnesses [due to old age]his schedule remain unchanged), not only does he survive but he does it well,” he said.—AAC (with reports from Rosalie Coz)
Malacañang has reiterated President Rodrigo Duterte’s statement that Vice President Leni Robredo could be removed as the co-chairman of the Inter-agency Committee on Anti-illegal Drugs (ICAD) if she reveals sensitive information about the drug war to foreign individuals and entities.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said revealing state secrets would be damaging to Filipino people.
“Not to mention that under Article 229 of the Revised Penal Code, such revelation of privileged information is a crime which has perpetual special disqualification from office, among its penalties,” he added.
Panelo said the president’s warning came when the vice president previously requested access to all data and documents relating to the government’s war on drugs.—AAC (with reports from Rosalie Coz)
President Rodrigo Duterte will be having a three-day break beginning Tuesday (November 12), according to Malacañang.
However, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo on Monday (November 11) clarified that it will not be an official leave since the president will still be doing his paperwork. The president will fly home to Davao Monday night.
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea will be the officer-in-charge of the Executive branch while Duterte rests, according to Panelo
“Well upon the advice of friends, of colleagues, and the world, it seems. And most likely upon the advice of doctors also to take a respite from his punishing schedule,” he said.
Panelo clarified there are no medical concerns that prompted the three-day break.—AAC (with reports from Rosalie Coz)
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