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PNP Chief insists PNP’s “palit-ulo” operation is different from what VP Robredo claims it to be

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Tuesday, March 21st, 2017

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa has admitted that a so-called ‘palit-ulo’ or head swapping scheme does occur in some of PNP’s anti illegal drugs operations.

However, Bato said PNP’s scheme is not what Vice President Leni Robredo claims it to be.

“Yung palit ulo na bersyon na sinasabi ni vice president ay dini-deny ko po ‘yan (I deny the vice president’s version of the head-swapping scheme).  Kung meron mang kaso na nangyari yun (If there is a case of it happening), I have yet to receive a complaint about that,” said the PNP Chief.

PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa has denied the allegations of Vice President Leni Robredo that it has been the scheme of policemen to arrest the relatives of drug suspects to force them to surrender to authorities.

However, Dela Rosa said the so-called palit ulo or head swapping does happen in some big drug operations of the PNP but it is a far cry from the claims of the Vice President.

“Yung palit ulo scheme na na ginagawa ng pulis ay yung… kunyari nahuli kita drug pusher ka, palit ulo ilaglag mo kung sino ang supplier mo o drug lord mo na nasa taas, di naman palalayain kundi lesser offense, sa halip na ang kaso ko ay sec. 5 selling at magiging kaso mo at sec.11 na lang possession, lighter offense ang ikakaso sayo basta sabihin mo sino source mo, yan ang palit ulo,” Dela Rosa explained.
(The palit ulo scheme being done by cops is like this… for example, you’re a drug pusher, you will name your supplier or drug lord. You will not be released if you’ve not committed a lesser offense. Instead of filing a case for violating the section 5 of the law, or the selling of illegal drugs, you will face possession only or a lighter offense as long as you name your source. That’s the head swapping scheme.)

READ: VP Robredo’s criticisms vs President Duterte’s anti-drug war is pathetic state of affairs for her – Malacañang

Dela Rosa also clarified that he has yet to receive any letter from the Vice President.

“Wala ako natanggap na sulat honestly…kahit na ordinaryong tao kahit di vice president na magreklamo sa akin ay aaksyunan ko talaga yan lalo na we are deep into our internal cleansing program, ayaw na ayaw natin mangyari yan (I have never received any letter. Honestly, not even from ordinary individuals.  Even though it’s not the vice president, i will really act on the complaint. We are deep into our internal cleansing program, we really don’t want that to happen.) ,” said Dela Rosa.

Meanwhile, the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) has asked the vice president to publicly apologize for the statements she has made on her youtube video.

“We will ask her officially to make a public apology,” said VACC founding chairman Dante Jimenez. — Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue

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SC wants Comelec, Marcos to comment on shading threshold

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

former Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Romualdez Marcos Jr.

 

MANILA, Philippines — The Supreme Court, sitting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) wants the Commission on Elections (Comelec) and former Senator Bongbong Marcos to comment on the shading threshold used in the 2016 elections.

“The Supreme Court, acting as the Presidential Electoral Tribunal, directed the protestant and the Commission on Elections to comment on the protestee’s motion for reconsideration dated April 19, 2018 on the requirement to observe a 50% threshold percentage on the recount within ten (10) days from notice,” SC Spokesperson Atty. Theodore Te said.

Vice President Leni Robredo has been urging the Tribunal to use the 25% threshold in the ongoing manual revision.

She wants the revisors to count the votes with less than half of the oval shaded.

The SC has earlier ruled that the 50% threshold should be used, dismissing Robredo’s motion. – Roderic Mendoza | UNTV News & Rescue  

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PET recount resumes after yesterday’s temporary suspension

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

 

Sealed ballot boxes

Manual recount for the electoral protest filed by former Senator Bongbong Marcos against Vice President Leni Robredo was temporarily suspended on Monday at around 3pm due to the breakdown of air-conditioning units at the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) revision center.

There is no information yet on what caused the new units to malfunction.

The PET resumed counting at around 8:30 am the next day, Tuesday. — UNTV News & Rescue

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Dela Rosa retires; Albayalde takes over

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go, newly-installed Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Oscar Albayalde and outgoing PNP Director General Ronald dela Rosa strike President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s signature pose on the sidelines of the PNP Change of Command Ceremony at Camp BGen. Rafael Crame in Quezon City on April 19, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa formally passed his post to National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde on Thursday.

The two police officers came from Philippine Military Academy Sinagtala Class of 1986.

Albayalde was chosen by President Rodrigo Duterte to be the next PNP chief after the end of Dela Rosa’s three-month term extension on Saturday.

The turnover ceremony was led by President Rodrigo Duterte and strict security was observed in Camp Aguinaldo.

The EDSA gate was closed and Task Force Disiplina police officers were deployed for security measures. — UNTV News & Rescue

 

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