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PNP Chief: There is nothing to worry about in the event PRRD declares nationwide martial law

by admin   |   Posted on Monday, December 18th, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — The public has nothing to fear if ever President Rodrigo Duterte decides to declare a nationwide martial law.

According to Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, what he described as “peace-loving people” in Mindanao do not fear the military rule, adding that Filipinos all over the country have nothing to worry about.

“Walang dapat na ikatakot. Ang natatakot lang ay yung may mga masasamang binabalak or may masasamang ginagawa dahil nga limitado ang kanilang movement at binabantayan,”  said Dela Rosa.

(They have nothing to fear. Only those who have criminal intent or have committed wrong are afraid because their movement will be limited and monitored.)

The PNP chief also noted that government still considers the New People’s Army (NPA) as the biggest threat due to the group’s series of attacks.

“They are all labeled ‘terorista’. So, kasama na yan sa terrorism. So, yan ang mabigat na hinaharap natin. That has been existing and persisting for the last how many years. Matagal na yang problema na yan,” he said.

(They are all labeled terrorists. So that’s included in terrorism. So, that is the heavy challenge we are currently facing. That has been existing and persisting for the last how many years. It has been our problem for a long time now.)

Despite this, Dela Rosa said he has no plans yet of recommending the declaration of a nationwide martial law to the President especially since there is no request yet from the Chief Executive.

“Hindi ko sya papangunahan (I will not get ahead of him). Nasa kanya ‘yan (It’s up to him). It depends on his own determination,” he said.

The PNP chief added that whatever the Chief Executive decides to do, the entire police institution will support it.

“Everything depends on him. Kung ano sa tingin niya na kinakailangan niyang gawin (whatever he thinks should be done), we will just support all the way.  Kung sabihin nya na magdeclare siya ng (if he says he will declare) martial law nationwide, by all means, we have to support our Commander in Chief,” said Dela Rosa.

According to him, the PNP has already begun its security assessment in the Visayas and Mindanao.  In case the President asks for their recommendation, his decision will have a basis. — Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue

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PNP to deploy 14,000 cops for SONA

by Aileen Cerrudo   |   Posted on Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Courtesy: PNP

The Philippine National Police (PNP) will deploy over 14,000 cops for President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 22.

Among the 14,000 cops, 8,500 of them will be deployed in Quezon City, while the rest will be deployed in the rest of Metro Manila.

According to National Capital Region Police Office Director PMGen. Guillermo Eleazar, they have not monitored any threat in the security during SONA. He said they would no longer need to deploy container vans or barbed wires.

“Noong mag-start tayo three years ago ay walang mga container van, walang barbed wire kung ano man iyong napagkasunduan sa pag-uusap ay iyon ang susundin (When we started three years ago, we did not have any container van or barbed wire. We follow what was discussed),” he said.

Eleazar also said the pro and anti-Duterte rallyists already agreed on where they will set up during the program.

He also advises the rallyists not to wear jackets and backpacks for security precautions.

“We are discouraging them from bringing bags and jackets,” said Eleazar.—AAC (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

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Report ranking PH as 4th most dangerous place in the world for civilians, ‘baseless’ – PNP

by Marje Pelayo   |   Posted on Monday, July 15th, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday (July 15) refused to accept the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data (ACLED) project ranking the Philippines as the fourth most dangerous place in the world for civilians.

Such report was based on alleged violence and extrajudicial killings in relation to the Duterte government’s war on drugs that the project claimed as rampant in the country .

According to PNP Chief Police General Oscar Albayalde, perhaps Filipinos who are critical of the Duterte administration are working to destroy the image of the Philippines and make it appear to the international community that violence is rampant in the country.

In fact, Albayalde said the Philippines is on top of the list among countries in the world safe to live in and for doing business.

“I don’t know how they were be able to say that what’s their basis for saying that,” the PNP Chief said.

According to the 2019 world’s best countries to invest in or do business by CEOWORLD magazine, the Philippines ranked third after Malaysia (1st) and Poland (2nd), even better than Indonesia (4th), Australia (5th) and Singapore (6th). – with details from Lea Ylagan

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Authorities arrest no. 2 most wanted carnapper in Camarines Sur

by Aileen Cerrudo   |   Posted on Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Camarines Sur ‘s no. 2 most wanted carnapper, Edwin Argamosa

The Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) has arrested the no. 2 most wanted carnapper in Camarines Sur.

Authorities arrested Edwin Argamosa, through a warrant of arrest, on Tuesday (July 9) in Laguna.

According to the PNP-HPG, Argamosa has been in hiding for three years after stealing an elf truck that he was supposed to fix in 2016.

Argamosa had been moving to different places in Laguna which made him difficult to track by authorities until he was found in Barangay Mojon, Liliw, Laguna.

“Matagal namin siyang sinusubaybayan, sinundan namin iyong kaniyang anak papunta sa school at sa paguwi niya nalaman namin iyong kaniyang ibang bahay pa na inuuwian sa Laguna, (We have been monitoring him for quite some time. We followed his child from school and we found their home in Laguna)” according to Laguna HPG Chief PCapt. Ernesto Esguerra

The court allowed the suspect to file a bail amounting to P180,000. Argamosa is currently of the HPG in Sta. Cruz, Laguna.—AAC (with reports from Sherwin Culubong)

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