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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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PNP launches newest mobile app for public security

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

 

QUEZON CITY,  Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) entered into a memorandum of agreement with a local mobile company in launching a new mobile application that would assist the public in times of emergencies.

“Samsung 321” is a mobile service application that provides users with a database of government institutions and facilities that can be contacted. The application uses global positioning system (GPS) to show the specific location of the target institution along with nearby landmarks and establishments on Google map.

The mobile app also provides contact information of the institution as well as national disaster hotlines. It covers 84 locations nationwide with Batangas, Ilocos Norte, Nueva Ecija, Pampanga, Occidental Mindoro, Albay, Palawan and the National Capital Region among others.

According to Director Napoleon Taas of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT,) the mobile application can also be used to report crimes. — Mon Jocson | UNTV News & Rescue

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25 drug reformists graduate from Bahay Pagbabago

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

Bahay Pagbabago drug reformists

 

BULACAN, Philippines – A total of 25 drug surrenderers have successfully completed the three-month reformation program of the government at Bahay Pagbabago in the town of Baliuag, Bulacan.

During the three-month period, they were trained to do house chores, vegetable farming, solar lamp manufacturing and some livelihood programs facilitated by the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA).

Each of the reformists received a training certificate from TESDA and relief packs from the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) as gifts for their waiting relatives.

Meanwhile, the Philippine National Police (PNP) advised the reformists to totally refrain from using illegal drugs and join the authorities in monitoring other drug surrenderers who are still under rehabilitation towards full recovery.

“Paulit-ulit naming inire-remind na sana tuloy tuloy na ang pagbabago natin. Alam ninyo ba na may mga mangilan-ngilan lang naman na naka-graduate na sa Bahay Pagbabago sa Region 3 na nahuli pa rin. Iyong iba nanlaban pa. Kaya sa amin lang tuloy-tuloy ang pagbabago at huwag tayong tumulad sa kanila,” said PSupt. Froilan Uy, Chief of Baliuag Police.

(We remind them time and again to follow through with the reform. Did you know that some  Bahay Pagbabago graduates in Region 3 resumed the habit and got arrested? Some even resisted arrest. Do not end up like them.  We encourage graduates to continue to change for the better.) Gerry Galicia | UNTV News & Rescue 

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PNP Chief Albayalde faces online bashers

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, May 8th, 2018

9 of the 20 online bashers of PNP Chief PDG Oscar Albayalde face the DIDM

Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Police Director General Oscar Albayalde met face to face earlier today with nine of his 20 bashers on social media.

This was after negative comments against his policies were posted on Facebook under the account name “Buhay Lespu”.

The said nine individuals, who are all police officers, went to Camp Crame after the Directorate for Investigation and Detective Management summoned them.

General Albayalde explained to them that the Philippine National Police has a grievance committee where they may report their complaints, and it is not right to use profanity against the PNP chief.

“Dito sa amin we have rules and policies and tradition that we have to follow …. we just want to make instill discipline to this people baka kasi gayahin ito ng mga iba na akala nila okey lang itong ginagawa nila na minumura nila ang sarili nilang commander,” said Albayalde.

(We have rules and policies and tradition that we have to follow ….we just want to instill discipline among these people because others might follow suit and think it’s acceptable to cuss at your own commander.)

The said cops will be facing complaints for “conduct unbecoming of an officer.” — Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue

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