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
President Rodrigo Duterte warned he will order the detention of government officials who will misuse the money in the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) aid fund.
During his televised speech on Monday (March 30), Duterte said the P200 billion worth of aid should be properly distributed to those affected by the COVID-19 threat. He also said that this is not the time for corruption.
“If I discover some embezzlement, some hoarding there, at dina-divert ninyo mga pagkain sa mga taong dapat hindi sa kanila (diverting food not meant for them), you better…I am not a cruel man, kung may report ang pulis (if there is a report from the police), I will order your detention hanggang matapos itong COVID-19 (until this COVID-19 ends),” he said.
Meanwhile, the President expressed his gratitude to the frontliners for their sacrifices and assured they will receive aid from the government.
Duterte said the government will provide needed personal protective equipment (PPE) and other medical supplies and devices.
“About 1 million medical protective items are being acquired right now. With the government and the private sector being together to purchase and produce the necessary quantities,” Duterte said. AAC (with reports from Rosalie Coz)
President Rodrigo Duterte is set to make an announcement regarding the threat of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in the country.
According to the Malacañang, the Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Infectious Disease has a adopted a resolution containing the implementation of measures intended to contain the spread of the coronavirus,
The proposed measures will be submitted to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte later today.
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Senator Bong Go on Thursday (March 12) announced that he and President Rodrigo Duterte will undergo testing for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
In a statement on Thursday, Go clarified that the testing is only for precautionary measures.
“We are not doing this because we have symptoms of COVID-19; We are doing this to ensure that we are fit and healthy to engage the public and perform our duties in the coming days and weeks,” his statement reads.
The Senator reiterated that he and the President will remain ready to serve the Filipino people.
According to Go, the decision to get tested was because they have been in contact with some Cabinet members that have been exposed to individuals who tested positive for COVID-19.
Go added that the said Cabinet members already decided to undergo self-quarantine.
“It is just prudent for us to take precautionary measures in compliance with the advice of our health officials,” he said.
Meanwhile, the President already postponed his visit to Boracay amid the COVID-19 situation.—AAC
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