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‘Otso Diretso’ hits the streets of Caloocan City on first day of campaign

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Tuesday, 12 February 2019 05:28 PM


Opposition slate or Otso Diretso

CALOOCAN CITY, Philippines — Opposition senators have begun their campaign trail on the streets of Caloocan City to reach out to the public and to know the issues which they want the future leaders to address.

They decided to do away with the traditional method of campaigning and conventional speeches.

“Nag-move on na ang taumbayan sa partido, sa kulay. Ang isyu nila, sino ang magbibigay pansin sa tao sa pangangailangan nila,” Senator Bam Aquino said of the people’s sentiments.

Joining Aquino in the opposition senatorial slate are Magdalo Party list Rep. Gary Alejano; Former Deputy Speaker Congressman Erin Tañada; Election Lawyer Romy Macalintal; Former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay; Former member of the Bangsamoro Transition Commission Samira Gutoc; and former DILG Secretary Mar Roxas.

Roxas was not able to join the first day of campaign because he preferred to go to Capiz as he traditionally does.

Other members denied the issue of disunity in the group with the absence of Roxas.

Roxas’ campaign manager Rep. Egay Erice said it was part of their political strategy.

“He will be there tomorrow. Mangyayari talaga na hindi nakakasama. That’s how it is,” explained Senator Kiko Pangilinan.

The group chose Caloocan City because it has recorded the highest number of victims of extrajudicial killings.

They claim that the opposition coalition in the 2019 election will be the referendum of the Duterte administration.

“Maraming victims ng war on drugs sa Camanava area – 157. Tuloy tuloy parin ang patayan,” noted Atty. Chel Diokno, one of the eight senatorial hopefuls. 

The opposition group’s platform focuses on educational reform, security, justice system, women’s and senior citizens’ rights as well as farmers’ rights, economic progress and the country’s sovereign rights.

The group will have their grand launch on Wednesday (February 13) in Naga City. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Grace Casin)

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After raping victim, robber gets killed in police encounter

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, 21 August 2018 10:51 AM

The arrest of a suspect known only as alias Jepoy,turned fatal after he engaged police in a gunfight at Phase 3, Bagong Silang, Caloocan City, Monday night.

Caloocan City Police said a man and a woman reported a robbery and rape along a dark alley at 10:00 p.m. on Monday.

They said the robber pointed a gun at them and demanded their wallets and cellphones.

“Nakuha po yung cellphone namin tapos yung pera na nagkakahalaga na P600 (he took our cellphones and cash worth P600),” said the male victim.

Not done with them yet, the robber proceeded to rape the 20-year-old female victim.

“Ngayon lang po natin ito naencounter hinoldap na po yung ating kababayan pinagsamantalahan pa po sa harap ng kanyang kaibigan (This is the first time we’ve encountered a robbery where the holdupper even raped the victim in front of her friend),” PCP3 commander PCI Raymund Nicholas said.

The male victim said he couldn’t help his friend because he was also under threat.

“Hindi ko po siya natulungan kasi tinutukan din ako ng baril kaya hindi ko siya natulungan (I couldn’t help her because a gun was also pointed at me) ,” he said,

Authorities promptly carried out a follow-up operation and found a man who matched the description of the suspect.

When police was about to make the arrest, an encounter ensued.

“Nung nirespondehan ng mga pulis nung inabutan ang suspek eh bumunot ng baril at lumaban sa kapulisan (When police responded, the suspect pulled out a gun and exchanged fire with the police),” said Nicholas.

“May mga biktima po tayo na nag identify sa kanya, (We have victims who identified him) he added.

A .38 caliber revolver was recovered from the suspect. — Reynante Ponte

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Over 900 Caloocan cops return to duty after reorientation and moral enhancement program

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, 5 December 2017 06:21 PM

MANILA, Philippines – 1076 Caloocan City policemen finished their 2-month re-orientation and moral enhancement training.

The re-training is part of the internal cleansing being implemented by the Philippine National Police (PNP).

“These are all values formation, human rights and spiritual enhancement. That’s why it’s called form police re- orientation. That’s the content of the module,” NCRPO Chief P/Dir. Oscar Albayalde said.

However, of the more than a thousand Caloocan city policemen who have undergone retraining, only 972 of them can go back to work because 104 of them failed to pass.

Of the 972 — 29 will be assigned in provinces, 41 will undergo another retraining, 32 are considered unfit to work due to illness, and 2 have gone AWOL or absent without official leave.

“All those who have offense, although light offenses, have undergone re-training,” Albayalde said.

Albayalde notes there are still 49 policemen who are still under investigation for not appearing during a surprise drug test.

He explains the 972 policemen who passed the retraining will still have to undergo strict evaluation, in which, the NCRPO will choose who among them can go back to the Caloocan City Police Office.

Albayalde is hoping that with their salaries about to be doubled, policemen will have no reason anymore to extort money or commit crimes.

It can be recalled that last September 29, all Caloocan City policemen were relieved from their posts after some of their colleagues were found involved in various controversies in connection with the government’s war on drugs.

Albayalde clarifies that the cops involved in the killing of minors Kian delos Santos and Carl Angelo Arnaiz were not included in the retraining as they are currently facing charges. – Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue

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Newly assigned cops in Caloocan City begin first day of work

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, 26 September 2017 11:01 AM

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CALOOCAN CITY, Philippines — The policemen who replaced the relieved Caloocan cops allegedly involved in various controversies, began their first day at work on Monday.

They admit having difficulty since they are not familiar with the area.

Using his own motorcyle from his home in Marikina City, PO1 Marlon Ace Yalo went to work early to attend the flag raising ceremony at Caloocan City Police Station.

He is one of the policemen chosen to transfer to the city after the relief of more than 1,000 Caloocan cops.

“It’s a huge challenge because we are not familiar with the area. And since we are new, we do not know yet what to do. We have to be guided first,” PO1 Yalo said.

Currently, more than 600 cops have transferred to Caloocan City. That number is far from the more than a thousand needed for the vacant posts left by the sacked cops.

Many of the newly transferred are rookie policemen like PO1 Marlon Yalo.

But Caloocan City Chief of Police PS/Supt Jemar Modequillo is confident that the newly assigned cops can easily adjust.

“They have what they call a checklist form, so that when they receive a call, ‘Patrol 101, respond immediately there is a murder incident,’ they will just look at the list and check what they need to bring when there’s a killing, and they would see ‘Oh, we need to bring a police line,’ as a guide,” Modequillo said.

The Philippine National Police (PNP), meanwhile, assured to conduct background check on those who voluntarily seek to be reassigned to Caloocan City.

“What we are carefully looking at is when “ninja” (rogue) cops from Mindanao seek to be transferred there. Definitely we will not do that because they are being monitored,” PNP PIO PC/Supt Dionardo Carlos said.

The newly transferred policemen vowed to do all they can not to tarnish the image of the Caloocan police, so that it can regain its title as the best city police station in the entire country next year. – Mon Jocson | UNTV News & Rescue

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