Number of Filipinos who feel better security for family increases – SWS survey

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Fifty-seven percent of Filipinos said they feel better security for their family than the past six months based on the December 2017 Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.

MANILA, Philippines — Fifty-seven percent of Filipinos said they feel better security for their family than the past six months based on the December 2017 Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey.

This is seven points higher than the September 2017 survey of SWS.

The report also shows the number of drug addicts decreases in Metro Manila, but increases in Visayas, Mindanao and some parts of Luzon.

For the Philippine National Police (PNP), it is a challenge for them to resolve the higher number of drug users in other parts of the country.

“We take it as a challenge and we will intensify our anti-drug efforts in those areas,” said PNP PIO chief PCSupt. John Bulalacao.

Meanwhile, the SWS survey also shows that the annual average of property crime rate in 2017 is down by two points compared to that in 2016.

From 7.6 percent, it is down to 5.6 percent the number of Filipinos who were victims of robbery, hold up, and carnapping.

Even the number of victims of common crimes has lowered, from 8.2 percent in 2016, to 6.1 percent in 2017.

However, a comparison of the SWS survey results in September and December 2017 shows an increase of the number of victims of property crimes and physical violence.

“We all know that there were times that the PNP was ordered not to take part in the anti-illegal drug operations for two times and the latest was in October so we expect that there will be a little increase in crime incidents in the country,” said the PNP spokesman. — Rosalie Coz | UNTV News and Rescue

Police units join pursuit against Maguindanao bombers

Maris Federez   •   September 19, 2020

Map of Maguindanao

MANILA, Philippines — Police special fighters backed by light armor units have joined the pursuit operations against the suspects behind a roadside bombing in Maguindanao on Friday night (September 18).

According to a statement sent by the Philippine National Police (PNP) to the media on Saturday, the bombing resulted in the death of a Marine personnel and the wounding of four other military men.

The report said that personnel of the Maguindanao Police Provincial Office, the 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company, the 404th Special Action Company, and the Light Armor Unit of the PNP-SAF were first to respond to the scene of explosion at 7:50 PM on Friday along the provincial road near the Integrated Provincial Health Office (IPHO) in Shariff Aguak.

Police post-blast investigators have likewise sifted through the debris around the seat of explosion of the suspected improvised explosive device (IED).

The report also said that PNP Chief, PGen. Camilo Pancratrius P Cascolan, was informed of the incident thru the PNP Command Center.

Cascolan then immediately alerted newly-installed PRO-BAR Regional Director, PBGen. Samuel Rodriguez to mobilize maneuver units for tactical operations against the suspects.

The personnel of the Philippine Marines on board a troop carrier were reportedly coming from a military operation against BIFF elements in Barangay Salman when the bombing happened.

They were immediately rushed to the nearby IPHO by the responding PNP personnel. — /mbmf

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)

Cascolan orders major revamp in PNP

Robie de Guzman   •   September 8, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Camilo Cascolan on Tuesday designated a new spokesman and ordered a reshuffle among officials in key positions of the police organization.

Cascolan named Police Colonel Ysmael Yu, previously PNP deputy regional director for operations in Police Regional Office 1, as acting chief of the PNP Public Information Office (PIO).

Yu will take over the post from Police Brigadier Bernard Banac who will be the new director of the PNP Training Service after serving the PNP-PIO for 20 years.

Police Major General Marni Marcos Jr. was designated as the new director for Investigation and Detective Management, while Police Major General Celso Pestano is set to take the helm of the Directorate for Information and Communications Technology Management.

The PNP Chief also named Police Brigadier General Pascual Munoz Jr. as the Regional Director of Police Regional Office MIMAROPA and Police Brigadier General Jonnel Estomo as the Regional Director of Police Regional Office 7.

Other senior officials moved to new posts were:

•           Police Brigadier General Benjamin Acorda Jr. – Deputy Director for Intelligence

•           Police Brigadier General Edgar Monsalve – Director, Intelligence Group

•           Police Brigadier General Joseph Ulysses Gohel – Director, PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group

•           Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro – Acting Director for Integrated Police Operations, Southern Luzon

•           Police Brigadier General Danilo Macerin – Executive Officer, Directorate for Operation

•           Police Brigadier General Sterling Raymund Blanco – Deputy Director for Administration, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group

•           Police Brigadier General Rhoderick Armamento – Director, Center for Police Strategy Management 

•           Police Brigadier General Alex Sintin – Acting Director, National Police Training Institute

•           Police Brigadier General Jimili Macaraeg – Director, Logistic Support Service

•           Police Brigadier General Nicerio Obaob – OCPNP

•           Police Colonel Roel Acidre – Acting Deputy Regional Director for Administration, Police Regional Office CARAGA

•           Police Colonel Celso Bael – Acting Executive Officer, Directorate for Intelligence

•           Police Colonel Franco Simborio – Acting Chief, PNP Command Center

•           Police Colonel Leo Francisco – Acting Deputy Regional Director for Administration, Police Regional Office 3

Their new designations will take effect on Wednesday, September 9. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Lea Ylagan)


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