PNP begins intensified actions against riding-in-tandem criminals
by UNTV News | Posted on Friday, November 10th, 2017
MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa led the 116th Police Service Anniversary in Zamboanga City on Thursday.
In his speech, PNP chief Dela Rosa gave an order to the policemen about their new mission to go after riding in tandem criminals.
“Let’s focus on riding-in-tandem criminals. We are no longer in the drugs war. Let’s find these riding-in-tandem criminals and finish them off. These fools are the ones destroying us,” he said.
Meanwhile, Dela Rosa refused to comment on the status of the anti-drug campaign of the government under the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).
During the event, the PNP proudly announced that beginning next year, cops will receive salary raise and new equipment like police patrol vehicles.
Dela Rosa said that the conduct of internal cleansing among the ranks of the police will remain so the public’s trust to the PNP will return.
“Let us continue to prove to our countrymen that the PNP is composed of more good men and women than scalawags. Let’s not allow the total destruction of the name of the organization just because of the corruption of some cops,” said the chief.
Also, during the ceremony, the PNP gave recognition to several deserving cops, police units, non-uniformed personnel and it also gave special awards to the representatives of the Police Regional Office 9. — Victor Cosare | UNTV News & Rescue
by UNTV News | Posted on Monday, November 12th, 2018
FILE PHOTO: Imelda Marcos
QUEZON CITY, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) Custodial Center is prepared in case the court decides to place former first lady Imelda Marcos under PNP’s custody.
However, PNP chief PDG Oscar Albayalde said they have not been notified yet for advance coordination with the court regarding the release of the arrest warrant against Marcos.
Albayalde added that in consideration of Marcos’ age and health condition, they have not ordered personnel of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) to wait at the gates of Congress like in the case of Senator Antonio Trillanes.
Nevertheless, the PNP Chief has directed the CIDG director to lead the arrest upon release of the warrant.
At present, Marcos is facing minimum of 6 years in prison and perpetual disqualification from holding public office after the Sandiganbayan found her guilty on seven counts of graft.
However, the former first lady may still post bail for her provisional liberty as graft is a bailable case. — Lea Ylagan
by UNTV News | Posted on Monday, November 5th, 2018
FILE PHOTO: Manufacture of firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices
The Philippine National Police (PNP) will closely monitor the manufacture, sale, and distribution of firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices ahead of the holiday season.
PNP Director General Oscar Albayalde said they will no longer issue new permits for makers and sellers of firecrackers as mandated in the Memorandum Order 31 signed by President Rodrigo Duterte.
Duterte’s memorandum also orders the PNP and other concerned agencies to inspect and ensure that manufacturers, distributors, sellers and users of firecrackers and pyrotechnic devices comply with the government’s safety requirements.
Licenses and permits of those found in violation of existing laws, rules and regulations will be cancelled or revoked.
Republic Act 7183 authorizes the PNP to process applications for the issuance of licenses or permits.
Under his memorandum, Duterte also ordered the PNP to confiscate and destroy prohibited firecrackers and strictly prohibit the import of such devices.
Memorandum 31 is similar to Executive Order 28 that Duterte issued in June 2017, regulating the use of firecrackers and fireworks due to “firecracker-related injuries and deaths.”
General Albayalde said that controlling the number of firecracker manufacturers is an initial step to possibly implementing a total firecracker ban in the future. — Lea Ylagan
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