Mga lampara at gasera, bawal na sa tent city — Romualdez

admin   •   May 29, 2014   •   3830

Nitong Miyerkules ng madaling araw ay isang sunog ang naganap sa bahaging ito ng tent city sa Tacloban na ikinamatay ng isang ginang at 6 nitong anak. Kaya naman ipinagbawal na ng Tacloban City Government ang paggamit ng mga lampara at gasera dito. (UNTV News)

TACLOBAN CITY, Philippines — Magsasagawa ng masusing inspeksyon ang Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) at Philippine National Police (PNP) sa mga nakatira sa tent city sa Costa Brava, San Jose, Tacloban City.

Ito ay upang matiyak na wala ng natitirang gasera na syang pinagmulan ng sunog sa isa sa mga tent doon noong Miyerkules ng madaling araw na ikinasawi ng isang babae at anim nitong anak.

Dahil dito, inatasan ni Tacloban City Mayor Alfred Romualdez ang BFP at PNP na siyasatin ang lahat ng tent sa lugar at kumpiskahin ang mga gasera o lampara na matagal nang ipinagbabawal na gamitin.

“It’s not an inspection basically but its really telling now the people im given ordered im giving ordered now to the Bureau of Fire Protection and the police to go tent to tent and really take out all gasera’s or any lanterns or anything like that inside the tent.”

Ayon pa kay Romualdez, dalawang linggo pa lang mula ng makabalik galing sa Samar ang pamilyang nasunugan kaya hindi pa nabibigyan ang mga ito ng solar lamps.

Nagdulot naman ng takot at pangamba sa mga nakatira sa tent city ang nangyaring sunog.

“Natrauma natatakot kagabi nga di kami natulog dito eh, doon kami sa kapatid niya jan sa kabilang tent sama-sama sila lahat doon, Kami naman diyan sa labas nagbabantay,” pahayag ni Arnel Agustin.

Sa ngayon ay tinatayang nasa 780 hanggang 800 pamilya pa ang nakatira sa tent city.

Ayon kay Romualdez, gustuhin man niyang ilipat na ang mga ito sa ibang lugar ay wala namang pondo na magagamit.

Tanging donation lang umano mula sa ibat-ibat organization lang ang nagagamit nila sa ngayon sa pagpapagawa ng bahay.

“Matagal na kaming humingi ng tulong December pa kami humingi ng tulong, nagbigay na rin kami estimate kung ano ang kailangan namin, wala nga hanggang ngayon ang tulong lang na naabot na inaabot sa amin ay para lang paggawa pag repair ng city hall, buildings, city goverment own buildings, but no money for shelters no money for evacuation centers or permanent houses no money for that,” saad pa ni Romualdez.

Samantala, tiniyak naman ni PCOO Secretary Herminio ‘Sonny’ Coloma Jr. na pagtutuunan ng pansin ang nangyari sa tent city. (Jenelyn Gaquit / Ruth Navales, UNTV News)

DOJ asks PNP to suspend re-arrest of GCTA-freed heinous crimes convicts

Robie de Guzman   •   September 20, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Justice (DOJ) has requested the Philippine National Police (PNP) to temporarily suspend the operation to re-arrest heinous crimes convicts wrongly released under the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) law after the deadline for them to surrender lapsed.

In a radio interview on Friday, Justice Undersecretary Markk Perete said they made the request on Thursday night in order to thoroughly check the list of heinous crime convicts submitted by the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor).

Perete noted the list contains some errors which could pose possible violence and other problems such as mistaken identity during the manhunt operation.

Also included in the list were some names of prisoners released under parole and pardon.

At least 1,950 persons deprived of liberty (PDL) surrendered to authorities as of midnight of Thursday when President Rodrigo Duterte’s 15-day deadline ended.

The number of surrenderers is higher than the 1,914 heinous crime convicts on the original list given by BuCor.

Perete said they already ordered BuCor to immediately release the persons who turned themselves in even if they are not included in the list.

The 1,914 heinous criminals were freed earlier because their sentences were shortened for good behavior under the Republic Act 10592.

Duterte earlier ordered these convicts to surrender within 15 days for the recomputation of their good conduct credits or be treated as fugitives from justice after the deadline.

He also offered P1 million bounty for the capture of each freed heinous crime convicts.

PNP-HPG recovers 15 stolen vehicles in Parañaque City casino

Maris Federez   •   September 16, 2019

The Philippine National Police-Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) has recovered fifteen allegedly stolen vehicles at a parking area of a casino in Parañaque City.

The SUVs, AUVs, sedans, and motorcycles that are already collecting dust are assumed to have been abandoned in the parking lot for several months or years now.

The PNP-HPG said the vehicles could have been only rented and have not been returned to the owners as they had been pawned to financiers in the casino.

The authorities are now coordinating with the registered owners of the vehicles who could have been victims of “rentangay” or rent-sangla scheme. (from the report of Lea Ylagan) /mbmf

PNP prepares to launch manhunt ops for GCTA-freed convicts still at large

Robie de Guzman   •   September 13, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday said it has formed tracker teams in preparation for the manhunt operations against beneficiaries of the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) law who will fail to comply with President Rodrigo Duterte’s 15-day deadline.

The PNP said the 121 tracker teams formed by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) will be deployed at the end of the 15-day period, which will be on Sept. 19.

There are only six days left before the deadline lapses.

“Nag-organize na agad tayo ng mga teams ng CIDG sa bawat regional offices sa mga provincials at cities,” PNP-CIDG deputy director for administration Police Brigadier General Bernabe Balba told UNTV News in a phone interview.

The president on Sept. 4 ordered convicts who were freed early for good behavior to present themselves within the said period to the nearest police station or to the military.

This is for the investigation and recomputation of their good conduct credits whether they are eligible to avail of the law.

Duterte warned they will be treated as fugitives if they fail to surrender within the given period.

The Department of the Interior and Local Government earlier said it is eyeing to get the help of the International Police (INTERPOL) in arresting heinous crimes convicts freed due to GCTA. This is after they received information that some of the 1,914 released convicts have already left the country.

READ: DILG eyes Interpol, ASEAN police aid in catching GCTA-freed convicts abroad

Balba said that as early as now, tracker teams have started perusing the list of freed heinous criminals who are still at large, as well as their personal information in order to locate their possible whereabouts.

“Even before the deadline ay tumutulong na tayo na malocate at meron din namang namang nagsu-surrender in fact as of today ay nakapagtala na tayo ng 47 surrenderers sa CIDG,” he said.

Data from the PNP showed that as of 6 a.m. Friday, around 353 heinous crimes convicts freed due to GCTA have surrendered to authorities.

Of this number, 115 were convicted for murder while 108 were involved in rape cases.

Mimaropa (Mindoro, Marinduque, Romblon and Palawan) Regional Police Office has the highest number of surrenderers with 51 followed by Cagayan Valley (Police Regional Office 2) with 35.

The PNP said 234 of the total number of surrendered convicts have been turned over to the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor). RRD (with details from Correspondent Lea Ylagan)


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