New NCRPO chief to ban ‘weekday golf ‘ among Metro cops

Marje Pelayo   •   October 16, 2019   •   645

Police BGen. Debold Sinas

MANILA, Philippines – The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) has its new chief in the person of Police BGen. Debold Sinas.

Sinas formally took over as the NCRPO chief in a turnover ceremony held in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City on Wednesday (October 16).

Sinas replaced Police Major General Guillermo Eleazar who was promoted to the position of Chief of Directorial Staff.

In the ceremony, Eleazar noted the NCRPO’s accomplishment during his six months in office including crime reduction in Metro Manila through strong campaign against illegal drugs and enforcing peace and order ordinances.

Likewise, Eleazar took note of the NCRPO’s internal cleansing within their ranks.

With his exit from the NCRPO, Eleazar is confident that his successor, BGen. Sinas, will continue his programs towards the improvement of police service in the NCR.

Sinas and Eleazar are both members of PMA Hinirang Class of 1987.

 “Ako’y naniniwala na with the presence of Gen. Sinas, my classmate, itutuloy niya ang pagtataguyod nitong ating nasimulan para ipagpatuloy ang pagsugpo sa iligal na droga hindi lamang dito sa Metro Manila kung hindi sa buong Pilipinas,” Eleazar said.

(I believe that with the presence of Gen. Sinas, my classmate, he will continue what we have started in combatting illegal drugs not only here in Metro Manila but across the Philippines.)

Sinas, for his part, said he will not change any from the current programs in the NCRPO but he promised to support them especially the current campaign against illegal drugs, high-value targets and the strict implementation of discipline among cops.

In particular, Sinas said he will strictly bar policemen from playing golf during weekdays so that cops will not neglect their duty and to prevent corruption by irresponsible spending.

Sinas said he already imposed such order among cops in Central Visayas.

 “It takes time maglaro. Minimum diyan is four hours. Imagine, ang mga tao namin maglalaro ng alas-7:00pm. Matatapos iyan ng 11:00pm (It takes time to play [golf]. Minimum time spent is 4 hours. They will start from 7:00am, then end at 11:00pm),” Sinas said of cops’ golf routine.

“Anong nang oras iyan magrereport (What time will they report for duty)?” he added.

The newly installed NCRPO chief also clarified that he will not reshuffle any position at the moment but he wants to give lady police officers a chance to lead.

“Why not utilize them in our operational aspect? Why delegate them to administrative if they could share or do their job for operational competing (with) their male counterpart?” Sinas concluded. – MNP (with reports from Harlene Delgado)

No need for travel pass for emergency trips within Metro Manila —JTF COVID Shield

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 4, 2020

Individuals with emergency trips within Metro Manila no longer need to present a travel pass, according to Joint Task Force COVID Shield.

“Ngayon dahil naging GCQ at MGCQ na tayo, binibigyan ng pagkakataon na ang mga emergency-related na lakad (Now that we are in GCQ and MGCQ emergency trips are now allowed),” according to Joint Task Force COVID Shield Commander PLtGen, Guillermo Eleazar.

“Kung ikaw ay nasa Metro Manila pwede kang mag-travel within Metro Manila, ibig sabihin from one city to another, hindi ka na kailangang kumuha pa ng travel pass (If you’re in Metro Manila, you can travel within Metro Manila, meaning from one city to another. No need to avail for travel pass)” he added.

However, Eleazar clarified that a travel pass would still be needed for those who needs to travel to provinces.

“Pag magko-cross ka na ng border ng probinsya o NCR, ayun kailangan mo na ang travel authority (If you are going to cross province borders or NCR, you would really need travel authority),” he said.

Individuals who wish to avail of a travel pass would need a medical certificate from their barangay health center, stating they have undergone 14-day quarantine.

The medical certificate will then be submitted to the nearest police station where they will apply for a travel pass. AAC (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

Checkpoints at curfew, hindi aalisin kahit ilagay sa GCQ ang Metro Manila at iba pang lugar sa bansa – Eleazar

Robie de Guzman   •   May 27, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Tuloy pa rin ang pagpapatupad ng quarantine control points ng Philippine National Police kahit pa ilagay na sa general community quarantine (GCQ) ang mga lugar na kasalukuyang nasa ilalim ng modified enhanced community quarantine (MECQ).

Ayon kay Joint Task Force Coronavirus (JTF CV) Shield Commander Police Lieutenant General Guillermo Eleazar, dapat pa ngang paigtingin ang pagsasagawa ng checkpoint dahil tiyak na dadagsa ang mga tao sa lansangan kapag niluwagan na ang quarantine restrictions.

Ani Eleazar, nasa diskresyon ng mga hepe ng local police kung ililipat nila ang checkpoint o kaya ay magpatupad na lamang ng random checkpoint sa matataong lugar.

“Hindi natin kayang i-inspect lahat ng mga sasakyan sa kalsada kagaya ng ginawa natin during ECQ… It will create a monstrous traffic kung lahat ng sasakyan ay ating i-che-check,” ani ng opisyal.

“Kaya nga through modified checkpoint, random ang gagawin natin d’yan, depende sa discretion at peculiarity ng mga lugar kung saan nagsasagawa ng checkpoint,” dagdag pa niya.

Paliwanag ni Eleazar, bahagi ng PNP anti-criminality campaign ang checkpoint kaya hindi ito maaaring alisin.

Isa ang Metro Manila sa mga lugar na isinailalim sa MECQ hanggang Mayo 31.

Una nang napaulat na inirerekomenda na ng Metro Manila mayors na ilagay na sa GCQ ang Metro Manila simula sa Hunyo.

Ang Inter-Agency Task Force for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases naman ay isinusulong ang pagpapatupad ng localized lockdown o quarantine sa mga barangay o bayan lang na may mataas na kaso ng novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

dahil sa posibleng pagluluwag ng quarantine restrictions, sinabi ni Eleazar na mas hihigpitan nila ang pagsasagawa ng inspeksyon sa mga establisimiyento upang masigurong naipatutupad ng maayos ang minimum health protocols na inilatag ng Department of Health.

“Dapat nga na magsagawa ng maraming inspection kasi doon natin makikita ngayon kung andon ba yung pagsunod sa mga protocols set by DOH,” sabi ng opisyal.

“Sa pakikipag-ugnayan at sa tulong nitong mga mall management and security officers nila ay makapagsasagawa tayo ng tamang implementasyon ng mga guidelines na ito,” dagdag pa niya.

Palalakasin din nila ang mobile checkpoint na isinasagawa ng mga tauhan ng PNP Highway Patrol Group.

“Ito ang magsasagawa ng Oplan Sita at Oplan Habol at magsasagawa ng mga spot inspection,” ani Eleazar.

Sinabi rin ng opisyal na tuloy pa rin ang pagpapatupad ng curfew sa ilalim ng GCQ ngunit hindi na hahanapan ng quarantine pass ang mga lumalabas ng kanilang tahanan.

“Mandated sa lahat ng mga quarantine status na meron pa rin tayong curfew sa mga non-workers sa gabi,” paliwanag niya.

Sa halip, mas hihigpitan ng pulisya ang pagbabantay sa pagsusuot ng face mask at pagpapatupad ng physical distancing measures kontra COVID-19. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Lea Ylagan)

NCRPO seizes shabu worth P81.6-M in Taguig City

Maris Federez   •   May 24, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) has recorded one of the biggest amounts of methamphetamine hydrochloride, commonly known as “shabu”, confiscated by local police during an anti-illegal drug operation on Friday night, May 22, along C6 Road in Lower Bicutan, Taguig City.

The combined anti-illegal drug efforts of the Regional Intelligence Division/Regional Special Operations Unit- NCRPO, Regional Drug Enforcement Agency, District Intelligence Division- Southern Police District and Taguig City Police Station together with Philippine National Police- Drug Enforcement Group Special Operations Unit 4, all under the leadership of PMGen. Debold Sinas resulted in an armed encounter against the two (2) armed suspects.

The NCRPO chief identified the suspects as Ryan Labandaria and Ervyn Querubin.

The arrest was made through a buy-bust operation wherein a police operative acted as a poseur buyer.

The suspects, however, noticed that they were dealing with the police and a scuffle ensued. The suspects then fled the scene on board a black Nissan Navarra with the police on their tail.

The police said the suspects were subsequently apprehended and the operatives yielded twelve (12) large packs of dangerous drugs wrapped in Chinese Tea Bag packaging with an estimated weight of more or less 12 Kilograms of suspected shabu, and with an estimated DDB Value of Php 81.6-million.

Aside from the drugs, the police were also able to confiscate the following:

  • one .45 caliber pistol with one magazine loaded with six (6) live ammunitions;
  • one KG9 sub machine gun with one live ammunition for chamber load inserted with banana type magazine loaded with nine (9) live ammunitions; and,
  • one extra banana type magazine loaded with nine (9) live ammunitions

Police said an ambulance was called to bring the wounded suspects to hospital for medical treatment.

All evidence had also been brought to the RSOG-NCRPO for safekeeping, while the illegal drugs will be submitted to the Crime lab for examination.

Sinas, meanwhile, commended the operating teams for what the chief called a remarkable accomplishment of Team NCRPO’s war against illegal drugs.

“This accomplishment is reflective of Team NCRPO’s dedication and unwavering support of the marching order of the President and the Chief, PNP to cleanse the Metro from proliferation of illegal drugs,” Sinas said.

“With the largest amount of shabu busted by Team NCRPO so far this year, we have also minimized its possibility of destroying the lives and future of our fellowmen,” he added. — /mbmf

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