PNP Chief to implement one-strike policy against corrupt police

UNTV News   •   January 19, 2018   •   3206

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine National Police (PNP)  will implement a one-strike policy against policemen who will be caught in corrupt practices.

Dela Rosa reminds policemen to maintain honesty and not to follow the steps of corrupt cops.

“Wag na wag kayong magkakamali. Wag na wag kayong mag abuso. Sisiguraduhin ko isang pagkakamali nyo tatanggalin ko talaga kayo sa serbisyo,” he said.

(Don’t ever make the mistake[of getting in trouble]. Don’t be abusive. I will make sure that if you make one mistake, I will remove you from service.)

Recently, the Chief of Police of Sasmuan Municipal Station was caught in the act of accepting a bribe of P30,000 from a funfair or “perya” operator. The said police initially received P80,000.

Last Tuesday, 6 policemen and 2 civilians were arrested by the Counter Intelligence Task Force in a checkpoint in Caranglan, Nueva Ecija.

The group extorted P5.00 for every motorist who passed by the area.

“I don’t care kung maubos yung pulis ko. Kahit na kokonti nalang yung pulis ko maiwan basta yung matitino ang maiwan. Lahat ng masasama tatanggalin natin,” Dela Rosa said.

(I don’t care if I lose all my policemen. Even if only a few will be left, as long as they are the decent ones. All the bad ones will be removed.)

Dela Rosa challenged his men to reciprocate with good service the salary that they are currently enjoying.

Following the increase, a police officer one now receives double of his previous salary.

“Ang laki-laki na ng sweldo ko, takot akong mag ATM. Kasi ibig sabihin nun pag ganun kalaki ang sweldo mo, dapat ganun din kalaki ang responsibilidad mo na linisin ang Philippine National Police,” Dela Rosa added.

(My salary now is so big, I’m scared to use the ATM. Having a high salary means you have an equally big responsibility to clean up the Philippine National Police.) – Rey Pelayo | UNTV News & Rescue

 

P15-M worth of onions rot in Nueva Ecija storage facility

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 7, 2019

Rotten…not rotten.

Instead of counting earnings from their harvest, several farmers in a number of warehouses in Bongabon, Nueva Ecija count what’s left of their produce to sell after more than 30,000 bags of red and white onions had rotted in some cold storage facilities.

Rotten, not rotten—they segregate. They were supposed to sell them this August but to their dismay, they found most of the onions kept in the storage are already spoiled.

Around P15 million market value was lost due to the incident.

Jayson Leonardo from the Bongabon Municipal Agriculture Office speculates that the onions may have had defects even before they were put in storage.

“Una po iyong quality ng sibuyas sakto po ba iyong maturity ng ating sibuyas. Then noong ipinasok po ba ay wala po bang prevalence ng sakit ng fungi atsaka po siguro pwede rin natin i-consider iyong quality po ng storage na pinapasukan (First would be the quality of the onions. Were they matured enough? When they were put it in storage, were there no prevalence of fungi? We can also consider the quality of the storage itself),” he said.

There is also a possibility, Leonardo added, that traders kept the onions inside cold storage facilities for too long to increase its value.

Affected farmers and traders sought aid from the Department of Agriculture (DA) due to the huge losses they sustained from the rotten onions.

“Talagang sobrang lugi na po iyong mga traders ng sibuyas at sigurado po ang maaapektuhan dito ay mga farmers. Halos sa ngayon wala nang puhunan, hindi po nababalik ang puhunan ng mga traders sa mga nag-stock o naglagay po sa storage (The onion traders really had huge losses and this affects the farmers. There is almost no profit, there’s no return of investment for the traders who put stocks in the storage),” Gregorio Pessa said, one of the traders.

This is the second time that an incident involving spoiled onions in cold storage facilities had occurred since 2002.

The UNTV news team in Nueva Ecija asked the cold storage management for a comment but they refused.

The management said they have already submitted a report to the Bureau of Plants and Industry (BPI) about the incident. —AAC (with reports from Danny Munar)

ERRATUM: A previous version of this article stated that the cold storage facilities were located in Bongabon, Nueva Ecija. For clarification, the facilities are located in Palayan City.

Bato apologizes for ‘shit happens’ remark

Maris Federez   •   July 8, 2019

Senator Ronald dela Rosa

Senator Ronald dela Rosa has issued a public apology for his “shit happens” remark last week.

The senator’s statement stemmed from the death of a three-year-old girl during an anti-illegal drugs operation of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Rodriguez, Rizal last June 29.

Dela Rosa admitted using wrong choice of words in detailing the said incident.

“Klaruhin ko na lang, hindi maganda ang dating doon sa parents ng bata na namatay. I would like to apologize to the family yung aking wrong use of term. Dapat ang sinabi ko doon instead na ‘shit happens’, dapat unfortunate [I would like to clear, it didn’t sit well with the parents of the dead child. I would like to apologize to the family for my wrong use of term. I shouldn’t have said “shit happens” but, rather, unfortunate],” Dela Rosa said.

The newbie senator promised to be very careful with his choice of words now that he is already a lawmaker. (with details from Nel Maribojoc) /mbmf

PNP reshuffles officers in 3 key positions

Marje Pelayo   •   June 25, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has reshuffled officers in several key positions effective June 25.

Police Colonel Domingo Cabillan is now the acting deputy regional director for administration of the Police Regional Office 11 or Davao region.

Meanwhile, Police Colonel Florendo Quibuyen is now the acting executive officer of the Directorate for Research and Development from his former post as officer-in-charge of the Eastern Police District.

Police Brigadier General Nolasco Bathan will take over as the director of the Eastern Police District replacing PBGen. Christopher Tambungan who was relieved for spanking a lady cop.

According to PNP Directorate for Personnel and Records Management Director PMGen. Lyndon Cubos, the newly assigned officers were recommended by the Senior Officers Promotion and Placement Board following assessment of their merits and performances on duty. – (with details from Lea Ylagan)

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