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PNP assures tight security in Albay danger zone chokepoints

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018


Legazpi, ALBAY — Philippine National Police (PNP) Region 5 reiterated that only residents whose houses are outside the 8-km permanent danger zone can go back to their homes.

“Mayroong mga police assistance desk na nakatalaga doon, kasi ‘yung ibang mga evacuation areas na ‘yung ibang mga tao pabalik-balik so doon natin ini-stop sila na umakyat ulit (We have police assistance desks designated there because others are in evacuation areas. We are stopping some people to come back and climb again),” said PNP PIO Maria Louisa Calubaquib.

Thus, police are imposing tight security in the designated chokepoints or areas monitored by the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

Meantime, in the municipality of Camalig which has six barangays inside the 8-km danger zone, the local government strongly encourages residents to stay in evacuation centers.

“Unang-una,  ‘yung food supply, dapat every day may makakain kasi kung walang makakain, babalik at babalik na ‘yan. Then may entertainment na binibigay. Then may mga cash for work din naman ‘yung DSWD,” said Camalig Vice Mayor Caloy Baldo.

(First and foremost, the food supply. Every day there has to be food because if there’s nothing to eat, they will go back. Then there’s also entertainment being provided. The DSWD also offers cash for work.)

Meanwhile, the AFP and PNP continued the psychosocial activities for residents inside evacuation centers.

The local government gives free face masks, food and water were given in Bariw National High school aside from games and amusement delivered to residents. — Mai Bermudez | UNTV News and Rescue

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2,181 cops fired in 2 years under Duterte administration

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, August 7th, 2018

 

 

MANILA,Philippines — The number of Philippine National Police (PNP)officers who have been dismissed from service has now reached more than 2,181 since President Rodrigo Duterte initiated internal cleansing among the agency’s ranks from July 2016 to June 2018.

“The PNP has sustained the momentum of its continuing internal cleansing program in the 190,000-strong police force over the past two years under the Duterte administration when organizational discipline and internal reform became the centerpiece of the service agenda of PNP Chief (Oscar) Albayalde,” PNP spokesman Senior Supt. Benigno Durana said in a statement.

Over 1,828 of these personalities committed serious infractions while 353 are involved in illegal drug trade.

The agency continues to cleanse its ranks of scalawags in an effort to end corruption and proliferation of illegal drugs in the country. — UNTV News & Rescue

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Police nab 2 Japanese, 6 Filipino illegal recruiters in QC

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, July 20th, 2018

 

Illegal recruiters 

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Two Japanese nationals and six Filipinos were arrested in Quezon City on Friday (July 20) for large-scale illegal recruitment.

The Philippine National Police (PNP) Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) said the suspects allegedly recruit applicants to Japan via “direct hiring” through a language school named Kansai Care Training Center. The group asks P30,000 each victim for a Nihonggo language training which they say is a prerequisite for a caregiver job in Japan.

A victim said the group promised to send him to Japan this July but after the first schedule lapsed, the center vowed to include him in the September batch.

“Kami po ay taga-probinsya…Nagbigay po sila ng pangako na magandang trabaho sa Japan kapalit ng pagaaral sa kanila ng Nihonggo at pagproseso ng dokumento sa pagpapaalis sa amin,” said alias Rolly, one of the victims.

The entrapment team launched the operation at 1:45 p.m. today after the suspects demanded an additional P12,000 from four of the victims allegedly as processing fee.

CIDG-Anti Transnational Crime Unit (ATCU) Chief PSupt. Roque Merdegia Jr. said the suspects’ modus operandi is known as “enrolment to employment scheme” and the alleged language center is not a registered agency under the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA).

The suspects will face charges of economic sabotage, illegal recruitment and estafa.

“It’s a non-bailable offense,” Merdegia concluded. – Lea Ylagan / Marje Pelayo

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Radio announcer Joey Llana ambushed in Albay

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Friday, July 20th, 2018

 

Broadcaster Joey Llana, shot dead by unidentified assailants‌ in Daraga, Albay at 4:45 a.m. on July 20 (Photo courtesy of PRO-5)

ALBAY, Philippines – DWZR Zoom Radio announcer Joey Llana was ambushed at 4:45 a.m. on Friday (July 20).

According to Police Regional Office 5 Director PCSupt. Arnel Escobal, Llana was shot by unidentified assailants while on board his car on his way out of their house garage at P5 Barangay Peñafrancia, Daraga, Albay.

The 38-year-old victim sustained multiple gunshot wounds that led to his death.

Authorities are still investigating the incident.

Meanwhile, Malacañang condemned the killing of Llana calling it “another infringement on the rights to life and a free press.”

“The Presidential Task Force on Media Security (PTFoMS) will be relentless in according justice to this latest victim,” assured Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque. – Lea Ylagan / Marje Pelayo

 

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