Naga City has the highest crime rate in PH – PNP
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The Philippine National Police (PNP) considers Naga City as the number 1 city with the highest crime rate based on their mathematical computation.
In terms of crime volume, Naga ranks 16th among cities in country including the ones in Metro Manila as of July 2018.
“However, if we will translate this to the crime rate, Naga will run number one, considering the mathematical computation in getting crime rate is based on population,” Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management acting director PCSupt. Elmo Francis Sarona said.
Based on police records, Naga City has a population of 202,000 with an average monthly crime rate of 202.80.
Vice President Leni Robredo who hails from Naga, criticized PNP’s claim which she said was based on unreliable data.
“Nakakalungkot na ang PNP magbibigay ng mga statements na hindi nakabase sa totoong datos (It’s rather sad that PNP is releasing statements which are not based on the real data).”
She also hinted at a possible motive behind the statement.
“Kasi sinabi ko na ito dati at sasabihin ko uli: Kung ako ang punteriya, huwag ng idamay ang buong lungsod (I have said this before and I will say it again: If I’m the one being targeted, do not drag the whole city into it),” said the vice president. — Grace Casin
Mayor Isko confirms meeting with Robredo, Pacquiao
MANILA, Philippines – Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso on Monday confirmed that he had a meeting with Vice President Leni Robredo and Senator Manny Pacquiao ahead of the period for filing of candidacy for the 2022 elections.
“Yes we had a meeting and Vice President Robredo so we’re trying to reach out to each and everyone. Ako naman meron ako tengang lagi na pewde makinig eh. Wala naman masamang makinig eh,” Domagoso said.
He, however, refused to divulge any information on what transpired during the meeting.
“I’m not in the liberty to discuss the details. But I can confirm there was a meeting and hopefully there will be more meetings ‘no na pewde namin pag-usapan ang mga bagay-bagay,” he said.
Mayor Isko expressed hope that decisions related to the 2022 elections will be made soon.
“I’m very optimistic that things will be better when we heal the wounds with our fellowmen. Mas madaling makaka-move on. And I’m hopeful decisions will be made in a couple of days now,” he said.
Moreno recently took an oath as the president of the Aksyon Demokratiko political party but he has yet to reveal his final plans for the next year’s polls.
Pacquiao on Sunday formally declared his plan to seek the presidency when he accepted the nomination of his PDP-Laban faction to be its presidential bet in the 2022 polls.
Robredo, for her part, expressed willingness to become the opposition’s unity candidate.
Pahayag nina VP Leni at Mayor Isko vs administrasyong Duterte, pamumulitika lang — Malakanyang
MANILA, Philippines — Naniniwala ang Malakanyang na pamumulitika lang ang ginagawang pagtuligsa nina Vice President Leni Robredo at Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso sa COVID-19 response ng pamahalaang Duterte.
Ayon kay Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, nagpapahayag ng pagkontra sa administrasyong Duterte sina Robredo at Domagoso dahil may balak ang mga ito na sumabak sa halalan sa susunod na taon.
“Kaibigan ko po itong si Yorme ‘no. Pero gaya po ni VP, eh kandidato rin po iyan,” ani Roque.
“Mark my word, hindi pa po nag-aanunsiyo iyan pero sigurado po ako kandidato kaya asahan natin itong mga ganitong salita ‘no dahil kinakailangan nilang ligawan ang mamamayan,” dagdag pa niya.
Una nang sinabi ni Mayor Isko na dapat unahin ng pamahalaan ang pagbili ng mga gamot laban sa COVID-19 sa halip na face shield.
Habang kinuwestiyon naman ni Robredo ang pinakahuling hakbang ng pamahalaan na luwagan ang travel restrictions sa sampung bansa sa gitna ng mataas pa ring kaso ng COVID-19 sa bansa.
Robredo undergoes quarantine after close contact with COVID-19 positive case
MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Leni Robredo on Wednesday said she is undergoing a self-quarantine following exposure to a staff from her office who contracted novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
“I started my quarantine yesterday after she developed symptoms. Because of this, I need to continue with my quarantine,” Robredo said in a statement.
She said she is set to take an RT-PCR test on Monday, the seventh day after her last exposure to the patient.
If she tests negative for the virus, Robredo said she would still complete her quarantine until the 14th day from her last exposure in compliance with the protocol.
She said her activities scheduled during this period will have to be cancelled.
“Apologies to everyone who may be affected by this,” she said. “I will continue to work from home during the entire period.”