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

by admin   |   Posted on Thursday, May 29th, 2014

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)

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Report ranking PH as 4th most dangerous place in the world for civilians, ‘baseless’ – PNP

by Marje Pelayo   |   Posted on Monday, July 15th, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday (July 15) refused to accept the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data (ACLED) project ranking the Philippines as the fourth most dangerous place in the world for civilians.

Such report was based on alleged violence and extrajudicial killings in relation to the Duterte government’s war on drugs that the project claimed as rampant in the country .

According to PNP Chief Police General Oscar Albayalde, perhaps Filipinos who are critical of the Duterte administration are working to destroy the image of the Philippines and make it appear to the international community that violence is rampant in the country.

In fact, Albayalde said the Philippines is on top of the list among countries in the world safe to live in and for doing business.

“I don’t know how they were be able to say that what’s their basis for saying that,” the PNP Chief said.

According to the 2019 world’s best countries to invest in or do business by CEOWORLD magazine, the Philippines ranked third after Malaysia (1st) and Poland (2nd), even better than Indonesia (4th), Australia (5th) and Singapore (6th). – with details from Lea Ylagan

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PNP eyes obstruction of justice raps against Metrobank management after Binondo robbery

by Aileen Cerrudo   |   Posted on Friday, July 12th, 2019

The Philippine National Police (PNP) eyes filing obstruction of justice charges against the Metrobank-Binondo branch management after a robbery incident.

This was after the management refused to allow police authorities to enter their branch after it was robbed on Thursday morning (July 11).

“We will check on that because technically, baka pwede kami makapag-file ng obstruction of justice (maybe we can file obstruction of justice),”  according to PNP chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde.

“When something happens in a place, that is considered a crime scene. Kailangan makapasok ng mabilis iyong ating investigators (our investigators should immediately enter the premises),” he added.

According to the Manila Police District (MPD), the policemen were able to enter the branch two hours after the robbery.

Meanwhile, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno questioned the said security protocol of Metrobank. He said that they will hold officers liable if proven to be involved in said crime.

“If there’s abuse on the part of the chief security of the bank, of the branch head, whoever calls the situation in interfering police operation, we will make them liable and we will think they are part of the criminal elements,” Moreno said.—AAC

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PNP: No comment on UN resolution to probe human rights situation in the Philippines

by Aileen Cerrudo   |   Posted on Friday, July 12th, 2019

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has not commented on the United Nations (UN) resolution to probe the human rights situation in the Philippines.

Out of the 47 countries that are members of the UN Human Rights Council, 18 countries voted in favor of the resolution, 14 voted no while 15 countries abstained.

PNP spokesperson Col. Bernard Banac said that the issue “will be appropriately addressed by the Department of Foreign Affairs.”

“Meantime, the PNP will remain guided by instructions of higher authorities,” he said in a statement.—AAC

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