Missing teens in Pasay, Quezon City, not abducted – PNP

Maris Federez   •   December 3, 2019   •   814

NCRPO acting director PBGen. Debold Sinas

Police authorities belied rumors that the seven teenagers in Pasay City who were initially reported missing were abducted.

Pasay City police chief PCol. Bernard Yang said the teens were not taken by force but voluntarily boarded a white van.

“Base sa kapatid ng isa sa nawawala ay makikipagkita lang ang kapatid niya sa isang kaibigan niya. At nang matapos mag meet up ay hindi na umuwi ang kanyang kapatid. Ganon din yung sa puting van na nawawala. Makikita sa video na mukhang kakilala nga nila at walang resistance,” Yang said.

(According to the sister of one of the missing, her sibling was to meet a friend. But after the meet-up her sibling did not return home. The same goes for the missing white van. We can see on the video that it seems like the teens are familiar [with the people inside it], and there was no resistance.)

Yang added that these teens were members of two groups.

National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) acting director PBGen. Debold Sinas, meanwhile, confirmed that these teens are involved in the illegal drug trade.

“Yung apat involved in selling, yung tatlo dito nagbigay ng affidavit ang kapatid nag-o-online sila pero ang cover nila sa online ay sapatos ang binibenta […] Ang theory namin baka hindi nakapag remit ang mga ito […] Most likely baka ang mga ito ay nagtaguan at hindi sinasabi sa pamilya,” Sinas said.

(Four are involved in selling. A sibling gave an affidavit testifying that three of the teens are into online selling, but the cover is selling of shoes […] Our theory is that perhaps these teens were not able to remit […] Most likely they went into hiding without telling their families.)

Meanwhile, the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) has also clarified that the ten teenagers who were also initially reported missing since August are now all accounted for.

Authorities said some of the female teenagers went off with their boyfriends, while the others had run away from home because of misunderstanding with their families. (from the report of Lea Ylagan) /mbmf

NCRPO to deploy 10k policemen in Metro Manila this holiday season

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 2, 2020

The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) is set to deploy 10,000 policemen in Metro Manila this holiday season.

NCRPO Chief PBGen. Vicente Danao Jr. said the deployed officers will man crowded areas including malls, terminals, and train stations.

“I’m tasking them to maximize the visibility all over NCR, I wanted them to be in any places of convergence in the whole Metro Manila,” he said.

The PNP also reminded the public to be smart and vigilant when going out during the holiday season.

The National Police released an advisory encouraging the public to follow health protocols and opt for online shopping, if possible.

PNP Chief PGen. Debold Sinas said they want to maximize police visibility not just to prevent crime, but to also make sure the public is practicing physical distancing amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic.

Ang importante sa amin na nakalagay sa direktiba ay iyong mga social distancing. So magpalabas po kami ng directive na habang nagbubukas iyong community natin dumadami na ang tao sa labas (What’s important for us, which is stated in our directive, is social distancing. So we will release a directive as communities reopen and more people go outside), he said.

Sinas also confirmed the PNP will remain in full alert status this holiday season. AAC (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

New NCRPO chief Danao to intensify police visibility in Metro Manila streets

Robie de Guzman   •   November 11, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Police Brigadier General Vicente Danao Jr. on Wednesday vowed to intensify police visibility by flooding Metro Manila streets with policemen as he formally takes over as head of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).

During the turnover ceremony held at the Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig, Danao said he would focus more on maintaining peace and order in Metro Manila.

“Pano natin gagawin yan? More police visibility in the streets… Let us flood the streets of Metro Manila with policemen in order to ensure the safety and security of our constituents,” Danao said in his assumption speech.

The newly-installed NCRPO chief acknowledged that guarding every corner of Metro Manila has always been a challenge due to its large population.

However, he said that he would employ the strategic deployment of his men as part of police efforts against criminality.

Danao also vowed to aggressively go after errant cops as part of the internal cleansing program. He will also intensify the government’s campaign against illegal drugs.

“Nakikiusap ako sa inyo mga kapatid, let us put a stop especially on the anti-illegal drugs. Kung meron man paisa-isa pa sa inyo na medyo nawawalay ng landas, ngayon pa lang sinasabihan ko na kayo na door is always open for you to leave,” he said.

Danao was appointed to NCRPO’s top post, replacing General Debold Sinas who is now the 25th Philippine National Police (PNP) chief.

Prior to his designation as NCRPO head, he served as CALABARZON Police chief.

Danao is a member of the Philippine Military Academy Sambisig Class of 1991. He will reach the mandatory retirement age of 56 on August 10, 2023. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Lea Ylagan)

PNP chief Cascolan eyes Danao as next NCRPO head

Robie de Guzman   •   September 16, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Camilo Cascolan on Wednesday said he is considering Brigadier General Vicente Danao Jr to be the next head of the Metro Manila police.

In a TV interview, Cascolan said Danao is competent and suited to lead the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).

“Well, whether NCRPO or CIDG (Criminal Investigation and Detection Group) is good but I would rather choose him for NCRPO because he is much better in the NCRPO,” he said.

Danao is the current chief of the Police Regional Office 4A and served as former head of the Manila Police District.

In response to Cascolan’s remark, Danao said he is ready to serve and do his best in whatever capacity.

“Rest assured that in whatever capacity I will be in, this representation, will always do its best to enforce the law without fear and favor, maintain peace & order, prevent and control crimes, and ensure public safety & internal security with the active support of the Community,” he said in a message to UNTV News.

Meanwhile, Cascolan said he is still evaluating the performance of current NCRPO director Major General Debold Sinas, adding that he could possibly be promoted to a higher position.

“Of course, the guy deserves also an evaluation and of course a promotion too. He has done good things and that’s all I can really say,” he said.

The PNP chief Sinas could be designated as directorial staff where he can put to use his expertise in training and recruitment of police personnel.

“I think he needs to be up to the directorial staff or in a certain position that is fit mostespecially for it. I believe he is an expert most especially with regard to training to personnel and training of recruits,” he said. “Debold is also a seasoned officer wherein he experienced a lot of things.”

Cascolan also revealed that he canceled the ‘midnight’ appointment of several PNP officials, which he said were made by former PNP chief Archie Gamboa a few days before his mandatory retirement.

He, however, refused to provide any details about the concerned officials and their positions. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Lea Ylagan)

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