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NCRPO chief conducts surprise inspections on Metro Manila police stations

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, 15 November 2018 05:47 PM

NCRPO chief Guillermo Eleazar

National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Guillermo Eleazar conducted surprised Metro Manila police stations with unannounced inspections on Wednesday night (November 14).

He first visited the Manila Police District (MPD) where PO1 Eduardo Valencia is currently being detained.

Valencia is facing rape charges for forcing himself on a minor in exchange for the freedom of said minor’s parents who were arrested over illegal drugs.

“Siniguro ko lang kasi na talagang nakakulong siya kagaya ng ibang nahuhuli natin. Ito kasi isang pulis, maaring iniisip ng ibang kababayan natin na porke police yan baka mamaya binibigyan ng special treatment ng mga kabaro. Nasiguro natin at napakita natin at gusto kong malaman, ng ating mga kababayan, ating publiko na police na yun na kinasuhan natin ng rape ay nakakulong just like any other suspect na arestado natin,” said Eleazar.

Valencia refused to face the media.

Apart from the MPD, Eleazar also inspected Pandacan Police Station 10, Malate Police Station, and Sta. Ana Police Station 6.

The NCRPO chief wants to affirm that there are no police officers sleeping while on duty; that they are wearing their uniforms and their stations are kept clean.

“Kasi siyempre kung surprise, malalaman natin kung ano talaga yung kanilang ginagawa. Itong Station 6, actually isa ito sa mga station noon na una kong ininspect, few months back. Ang observation ko noon, di ko naman ini-inspection na yung station commander nandito. Last time wala siya noon; madumi yung paligid. Pero ngayon nandito yung station commander,” said Eleazar.

In the four stations visited by the chief, no police officer was caught sleeping while on duty and the precincts were kept clean inside and out. — Nestor Torres

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Inflation drops to 5.1% in December 2018 — PSA

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, 4 January 2019 04:37 PM

MANILA, Philippines — Due to the decline in prices of food, drinks and transportation, the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA) reported that the inflation rate in December 2018 dropped to 5.1 percent from 6.0 percent in November 2018.

Nevertheless, it is still higher compared with the 2.9 percent inflation rate of December 2017.

Metro Manila recorded a 4.8 percent inflation rate last December from a 5.6 percent rate reported in November.

Meanwhile, areas outside Metro Manila also registered a slow increase in prices of goods and services having recorded a 5.3 percent inflation rate in December.

Based on PSA’s report, the Cordillera Administrative Region registered the slowest inflation rate while the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has the highest annual rate at 7.5 percent. — Rosalie Coz | UNTV News & Rescue

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A PNP high-value target killed in encounter in Makati City

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, 13 December 2018 12:11 PM

The remains of PNP high-value target, Rolando Abundo Jr.

 

MANILA, Philippines — A man died on the spot after engaging in a gunfight with members of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), who only set out to serve a search warrant.

The encounter happened at around 8:00 pm on Wednesday (December 12) at the suspect’s rented house in May P. Taylo St., Brgy. Pio Del Pilar, Makati City.

The suspect was identified as Rolando Abundo Jr. who is on PNP’s list of high-value targets.

PNP chief Oscar Albayalde said Abundo is a member of a criminal gang that is involved in drug trafficking and gun-for-hire operations. He was facing murder charges.

“Since meron siyang kaso na murder, most probably kung sinu-sino yung nag-hahire sa kanya. It’s not very remote that he is being hired by a big-time or influential people that include unscrupulous politicians, probably candidates, based on information,” said Albayalde.

Seized from the suspect’s residence are high-caliber guns including a M4 and M16 rifle, improvised grenade launcher, a gloc caliber .40, three caliber .38 pistol, 22 round of M203, a hand grenade, and various types of ammunition.

Police also confiscated 10 sachets of suspected shabu allegedly valued at P3 million, and cash believed to have come from selling illegal drugs.

Abundo’s mother and his sibling got involved in the encounter and were brought to the Pasay General Hospital.

Seven individuals were brought to a precinct to undergo an investigation.

Police said that these individuals served as look-outs, spotters, and runners of  the suspect.

“Bale kararating ko lang dito galing sa bahay. Pupuntahan ko yung girlfriend ko. Paakyat po ako ng hagdan tapos nagputukan bigla po. Tapos nanduon lang ako sa taas tapos hinold din po ako dito,” said “Leo”.

“’Di ko po alam natutulog po ako sa loob lumabas lang kasama yung anak ko kasi baka kami tamaan ng bala. Hinold na ko ito sa labas,” said “Bastian”.

Albayalde, meanwhile, calls on the public to be vigilant and to immediately report to the police any suspicious person in your area.

“Napakaliit at napakasikip pero binugbog niya ng CCTV yung kanyang bahay. Think kung ikaw neighbor mo itong tao na ito supposed to be magduda ka na… this kind of place,” said the PNP chief.  — Gerry Galicia | UNTV News & Rescue

 

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P2P bus routes reach 35

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, 6 December 2018 04:18 PM

(File photo)

MANILA, Philippines — The number of routes traversed by premium Point-to-Point (P2P) buses has reached 35 in Metro Manila and nearby provinces.

The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said there were initially only two routes in 2016, but has expanded its trips to cover Cavite, Laguna, Rizal, Bulacan, Pangasinan, Zambales, and Pampanga.

New five other routes are set to open soon. — UNTV News & Rescue

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