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PCSO, PNP and LGU call for campaign against illegal gambling

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Friday, April 21st, 2017

MANILA – The number of arrests conducted by the Philippine National Police (PNP) has increased by over 200% amid illegal gambling business operations in the country.

This is after President Rodrigo Duterte ordered in January to intensify the fight against illegal gambling.

In a consultative meeting with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO)  and officials of the Local Government Units (LGU) yesterday, Police Senior Supt. Emmanuel Licup, the acting Executive Officer of the PNP Directorate for Operations, reported that most of the arrests were made during operations in Central Visayas and in Northern Mindanao.

“Compared to 2016 of the same period, 251% of the confiscated cash and articles had been confiscated by the PNP regarding illegal gambling. The number of operations conducted from 2,746 is up to 4,938 or let’s say 80% increase,” PSSupt. Licup said.

PCSO Chair Jose Jorge Corpuz said the government is losing a lot due to illegal gambling operations.

The millions of unpaid taxes should have been allocated to health and social services.

The official also calls on the public to report to the PNP any illegal gambling business entities in their areas.

PNP meanwhile guarantees that enforcers who will be caught receiving “payola” to protect illegal gambling operations will be charged accordingly.

“Once we receive a report, we immediately file cases against our personnel if there are such irregularities happening down in the police stations,” Corpuz said. — Joyce Balancio | UNTV News & Rescue

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16.5L liquid cocaine haul near Calaguas Island alarms PNP

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Wednesday, April 25th, 2018

The PNP presented to reporters 16.5 liters of liquid cocaine with a street value of P130 million and 28 packets of the illegal substance valued at P280 million.


LAGUNA, Philippines – Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde on Tuesday expressed concern over the successive discoveries of cocaine in the waters north of the country.

“This is something new sa atin dahil usually nakikita natin dito ay shabu, dito is cocaine. Iyong source niya as of this time di pa natin ma-certain at kung saan ide-deliver,” Albayalde said in a press briefing at Camp Vicente, Laguna Tuesday.

(This is something new to us because we usually see shabu, but this time it’s cocaine. We are uncertain of its source and intended recipient as of this time.)

Albayalde presented before members of media 28 packets of cocaine valued at P280 million  fished in the waters of Camarines Norte on April 15.

The packets of cocaine are aside from a container of suspected liquid cocaine found floating off the waters near Calaguas Island in Camarines Norte last Sunday, April 22. Authorities said the 16.5 liters of liquid substance can be used to make at least 13 kilograms of cocaine which will have a street value of P130 million.

Albayalde said another group of fishermen found a device floating near the waters where the liquid substance was found. The device was later identified as a tracking device.

“Locator ito para makuha kung saan itong mga cocaine na nagfofloat na ito..Already high tech nga lang ito kasi may tracking device ito probably may app ito sa cellphone,” Albayalde explained. The device will be sent to technical experts for further examination.

(It is a locator that tracks these floating cocaine…they are already high tech because it uses a tracking device which probably has an app on the cellphone.)

The PNP chief thanked the fishermen for not taking advantage of the contraband. He promised to assist them in claiming their reward from the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) for their efforts.

Meanwhile, police are still tracing the origin of the discovered illegal substance. — Japhet Cablaida | UNTV News & Rescue

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Malacañang to release detailed report on drug-related killings

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque


Malacañang is planning to disclose next week a detailed report on drug-related killings in legitimate operations held by the Philippine National Police (PNP).

This is in response to calls from the international community critical of the Duterte administration’s war on drugs campaign.

“In a few months, I will have a file each for every killing reported by the PNP indicating that there was no excessive use of force,” Presidential Spokesperson Atty. Harry Roque said.

Roque added that “if there’s reason to file charges against the killers,” he will encourage such move to clear accusations that the government is not acting on the issues of drug-related killings in the country. — Rosalie Coz | UNTV News & Rescue

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PNP chief Albayalde wants online bashers identified

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde


“I want them identified.”

This was the statement of Philippine National Police Chief Police Director General Oscar Albayalde referring to disgruntled cops who are bashing him on social media.

In a press conference Monday, April 23, Albayalde disclosed that loads of negative comments against his policies can be read on a certain Facebook page under the account name “Buhay Lespu.”

He particularly mentioned attacks to his conduct of surprise inspections when he was still chief of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).

“Ang website na ‘Buhay Lespu,’ lahat iyan against doon sa ginagawa natin doon sa NCRPO. Pero kapag pumunta ka doon sa website ang mga kababayan natin, lahat sila ay natutuwa at sinasabi nila na iyon ang tama,” the PNP chief said.

(The website “Buhay Lespu” is very critical of my actions in the NCRPO. But if you check other comments, majority of the people approve and say it is the right thing to do.)

“So makikita mo ang attitude ng mga pulis natin, iyong mga pasaway.  Kaya sabi ko doon sa DICTM (Directorate for Information and Communications Technology Management), I want them to be identified and I’ll make them report to my office personally,” he added.

(You can see the attitude of these troublesome cops. That is why I said to DICTM I want them to be identified and I’ll make them report to my office personally.)

The PNP chief noted that he has nothing against freedom of expression but there are certain limits to it especially for members of a government organization such as the PNP.

He added that criticisms against legitimate orders from superiors should be aired and addressed in a proper forum.

“Hindi kailangan na magsalita ng ganoon, to back fight. Kailanman hindi tama sa amin na mag backfight ka especially (against) sa iyong commander. Napakasamang ugali noon. They can be charged for insubordination,” the PNP Chief said.

(There’s no need to speak that way; to back fight. Back fighting has never been acceptable among us, especially against your commander. It’s a really bad attitude. They can be charged for insubordination.) – Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue

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