PNP-AIDG, other anti-illegal drugs units now disbanded

admin   •   January 31, 2017   •   4184

FILE PHOTO: Policemen in formation

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — “I am already tired, I am very much ashamed, I am very much embarrassed, I am very much disappointed, I am run out of reason for my continued stay as your chief PNP.”

PNP Chief Ronald Dela Rosa has submitted anew his resignation letter to President Rodrigo Duterte to, in his own words, save the image of the country’s police force.

But instead of accepting his resignation, the President ordered the disbandment of all anti-illegal drug units of the PNP from station level to the anti-illegal drugs group that focuses on high-value illegal drug personality targets, mainly because of involvement of some of its members in illegal activities particularly in the kidnap-slay case of Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo.

“We cannot operate anymore on anti-drugs. No more drug anti-drug operation, we have to focus on internal cleansing…That is why starting today, I have dissolve the anti-illegal drugs group, all anti-illegal drug unit from the national to the station level,” said PNP Chief PDG Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa.

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Among the achievements of the AIDG were the operation in Claveria, Cagayan, floating shabu lab in Subic, the arrest of illegal drug supplier to showbiz personalities and the arrest of Kerwin Espinosa.

AIDG Director PSSupt. Albert Ferro said he respects the decision and directive of the President and the PNP Chief.

“This is the order of our Commander-in-Chief and we will support the CPNP… Everything is possible, the President knows how to handle this so we will follow him,” said AIDG Director PSSupt. Albert Ferro.

Ferro said they are now conducting an inventory of all their equipment as well as cases they are handling.

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He added that they are also now preparing for the filing of an urgent motion for the issuance of a commitment order for the seven detainees currently under their custody.

He also said that General Bato’s only regret on suspending the Oplan Double Barrel and Project Tokhang is being able to add up to the 70% success that they have already achieved in their fight against illegal drugs through these projects.

Dela Rosa, however, noted that it’s more important now to cleanse their ranks.

The general further said that although he’s leaving all the police force’s operation against illegal drug up to PDEA, PNP’s fight against criminality continues.

The 350 remaining personnel of the disbanded AIDG who have clean records were already being accounted for by the directorate for personnel records and management.

They were also told to signify to what police unit they intend to be transferred to. — LEA YLAGAN / UNTV News & Rescue

 

Parusa sa mga pulis na sangkot sa illegal drugs, masiyadong mababa — DOJ report

Maris Federez   •   October 21, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Inilabas na ng Department of Justice (DOJ) ang resulta ng kanilang ginawang review sa 52 kaso mula sa Philippine National Police (PNP) na may kaugnayan sa war on drugs ng pamahalaan.

Batay sa impormasyon na inilabas ng DOJ sa limampu’t limang case files mula sa PNP- Internal Affairs Service (IAS), mayroong mga paglabag o lapses na nangyari sa operasyon kontra iligal na droga, ngunit mababa lamang ang ipinataw na parusa sa karamihan sa mga sangkot na pulis.

Tatlumpu’t lima sa mga kaso ang pinatawan ng suspension ang mga sangkot na pulis, habang 12 kaso ang nagkaroon ng parusang demotion o pagbaba ng ranggo, at anim na kaso ang may parusang dismissal from service o pagkakatanggal sa serbisyo.

Samantala, sa kaso ng pagkamatay ni Ryan Robosa alyas Spike noong December 2016 sa Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City, pinagsabihan lamang o reprimand ang ibinigay na aksyon sa mga respondent.

Ito ay sa kabila ng kinakitaan ng matinding iregularidad sa pagganap ng kanilang trabaho ang mga sangkot na pulis.

Ayon sa DOJ, hindi nabanggit sa death certificate ang sanhi ng pagkamatay, walang pre-operation report, walang koordinasyon at walang ballistic o paraffin at autopsy records ang pagkamatay ni Robosa.

Ilang kasong administratibo din laban sa mga respondent ang pinawalang bisa ng PNP-IAS.

Nasa 20 kaso ang natuklasan ng DOJ na nagkaroon ng multiple gunshot wounds ang mga suspect, at mahigit 20 kaso rin ang walang detalye.

Ayon pa sa DOJ, may ilan ding suspek ang binaril nang malapitan at may mga sinasabing nanlaban subalit negatibo sa gunpowder nitrates sa resulta ng paraffin test.

Samantala, ayon kay National Union of Peoples Lawyers (NUPL) chairman Atty. Neri Colmnenares, ang inilabas na ulat ng DOJ hinggil sa war on drugs ay ‘tip of the iceberg’ o maliit na bahagi lamang.

Marami pa aniyang  insidente na kailangan ng mas malalim na imbestigasyon para makapagsampa ng kaso sa korte.

Subalit, binigyang diin din ng dating mambabatas na ang impormasyon na inilabas ng DOJ ay kumpimasyon lamang ng pag-abuso ng PNP sa pagsasagawa ng operasyon kaugnay ng laban sa iligal na droga at nagpapakita na hindi tagumpay ang drug war gaya ng pinapalitaw ng Duterte administration.

Sinabi naman ng grupong Karapatan hindi lang dapat hanggang pagsasampa ng kaso ang gawing hakbang laban sa nagkasalang police officers.

Kailangan anila ng malinaw na sagot ng pamilya ng mga biktima hinggil sa pattern ng nangayaring pagpatay, sino ang mga perpetrator.

Samantala, welcome naman sa Commission on Human Rights (CHR) ang desisyon ng DOJ na ilabas ang impormasyon hinggil sa mga kaso ng war on drus na kanilang ni-review.

Umaasa ang CHR na makatutulong ito para sa mga pamilya ng biktima na malaman kung ano na ang status ng imbesgtigasyon at makahikayat ng mga saksi na lumitaw para sa ikalulutas ng mga kaso. —/mbmf (mula sa ulat ni UNTV Correspondent Dante Amento)

Duterte urges public not to be choosy with COVID-19 vaccine brands

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 20, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—President Rodrigo Duterte urged the public anew not to be choosy with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) vaccine brands.

During his Talk to the People on Tuesday night (October 19), Duterte expressed optimism over developments in the country’s vaccine supply as the government moves to build herd immunity.

However, he reminded the public to remain vigilant by continuing to follow health protocols; get vaccinated and avoid being choosy with vaccine brands.

“Do you know, if these vaccines that we have been giving to the population are not really effective and right, marami nang patay ngayon (many people would’ve been dead by now),” he said.

The president reiterated that the national government is trying hard to fight against the pandemic, and expressed his gratitude to other nations that provided aid to the Philippines.

“We’ve been trying hard, really hard to fight. [This] COVID program nakatutok kami lahat dito (we are all focused on this). I’d like to thank everybody who have really contributed to what we are now seeing,” he said. AAC

PDP Laban’s ‘BaGo’ tandem received well by supporters

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 14, 2021

MANILA, Philippines—Partido Demoratiko Pilipino-Lakas Bayan (PDP-Laban) said the tandem of  presidential aspirant Senator Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa with Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go as his vice president has been well received by supporters.

PDP-Laban Secretary General Melvin Matibag said the party is set to roll out the caravan this week for the two candidates dubbed as the “BaGo” tandem.

“We are ready for that, we are preparing for that. But let me state it again, we are already rolling the campaign of Bato-Go tandem. Sabi nga namin, “BaGo 2022’ para sa tuloy-tuloy na pagbabago (BaGo 2022 for change to continue),” he said.

Matibag added that it may look like a last-minute decision but Dela Rosa has been one of the choices as the standard-bearer of the ruling party since months ago, and his selection went through the proper process.

“He [Bato] is being received very well,” Matibag said.

“I admire the humility of Senator Bato na sinasabi niya, ‘Hindi naman talaga ako, mayroon talagang ibang pwede,’  and that is a good character of a next president of the republic,” he added. AAC

 

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