PNP Chief wants upgrade of cops’ intel skills after CamSur ambush

Marje Pelayo   •   October 19, 2018   •   4033

Crime scene of the ambush against police personnel in Lupi, Camarines Sur on October 18, 2018

 

CAMARINES SUR, Philippines – Following the gruesome ambush against police personnel in Lupi, Camarines Sur on Thursday (October 18), Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Oscar Albayalde wants a level up of skills in intelligence gathering among policemen.

Albayalde admitted to have noticed some loopholes in police operation procedure during the ambush specifically in critical areas such as that in Lupi.

“Marami tayong nakitang kailangan i-improve…Unang-una iyong sa information gathering, intelligence gathering natin. Pangalawa, iyong will to fight ng ating mga kapulisan kailangan natin iyong skills, iyong instinct ng ating mga pulis. So marami pa po tayong nakikita rito. Iyong manner of investigation…These incidents, hindi na po natin [hahayaan na] mangyari ang similar incident na ganito,” Albayalde said,

Albayalde was in Canaman, Camarines Sur on Friday (October 19) to award the posthumous promotion to three police escorts killed in the attack.

They were SPO1 Percival Rafael, PO3 Carlito Navarroza and PO1 Ralph Jason Vida.

“The whole Philippine National Police, kami po’y nakikiramay sa mga pamilya ng mga biktima and we want to assure the family that we will give justice to the victims,” Albayalde assured the slain cops’ kin.

After the ceremony, the PNP Chief proceeded to a hospital in Naga City where the rest of the wounded cops are confined.

The relatives of those killed in action and the wounded policemen also received cash assistance from the PNP.

Meanwhile, the remains of the cops killed in action have already been delivered to their respective hometowns. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Allan Manansala)

Banta ng storm surge bunsod ni ‘Ambo’, binabantayan sa Pasacao, Camarines Sur

Robie de Guzman   •   May 15, 2020

Naka-alerto na ang lokal na pamahalaan ng Camarines Sur sa posibleng pagkakaroon ng storm surge bunsod ng malakas na hanging dala ng bagyong Ambo.

Ayon sa Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (PDRRMC), partikular nilang tinututukan ang coastal areas ng bayan ng Pasacao dahil sa matataas at naglalakihang along humahampas sa dalampasigan nito sa gitna ng pananalasa ng bagyong Ambo.

Una nang ibinabala ng Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) ang pagkakaroon ng hanggang apat na metrong storm surge o daluyong dahil sa bugso ng hanging dala ni Ambo.

Sa pinakahuling ulat ng PAGASA, huling namataan ang bagyo sa layong 40 kilometro sa katimugang bahagi ng Infanta, Quezon.

Taglay nito ang lakas ng hanging aabot sa 100 kilometro kada oras (kph) at pagbugsong nasa 140 kph. Kumikilos ito sa direksyon ng hilagang-kanluran sa bilis na 20 kph.

Ayon sa PAGASA, bahagyang humina ang bagyo matapos itong mag-landfall ng anim na beses.

Una itong tumama sa lupa sa San Policarpio, Eastern Samar noong Huwebes ng tanghali; sunod mga isla ng Dalupiri at Capul sa Northern Samar bandang Huwebes ng gabi; sunod sa Ticao at Burias Islands sa Masbate noong Biyernes ng madaling-araw at pang-huli sa San Andres, Quezon Biyernes ng umaga.

Inaasahang ngayong gabi, sa pagitan ng ala-singko at ala-siyete, ay muling tatama ang bagyo sa Real o Infanta, Quezon.

Ayon sa PAGASA, patuloy na makararanas ng malakas na pag-ulan ang mga lugar ng Quezon, Marinduque, Aurora, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, Metro Manila, Bulacan, Pampanga, Nueva Ecija, Isabela, Nueva Vizcaya at Quirino.

Malakas na pag-ulan rin ang inaasahan ngayong gabi hanggang bukas, araw ng Sabado sa Cordillera Administrative Region, Ilocos, Central Luzon, Nueva Vizcaya at Quirino.

Babala ng PAGASA, maaari itong magdulot ng pagbaha at pagguho ng lupa kaya pinapayuhan ang lahat ng mga residente na mag-ingat at makinig sa abiso ng mga kinauukulan.

Malalaki rin ang mga alon sa mga lugar na may nakataas na babala ng bagyo.

Nasa ilalim ng signal number two ang mga sumusunod na lugar:

  • Ilocos Norte
  • Ilocos Sur
  • La Union
  • Apayao
  • Abra
  • Kalinga
  • Mountain Province
  • Ifugao
  • Benguet
  • Eastern portion ng Pangasinan (San Nicolas, Natividad, San Quintin, Umingan, Balungao, Sta. Maria, Tayug, Asingan, San Manuel, Binalonan, Laoac, Urdaneta, Villasis, Rosales, Sto. Tomas, Alcala, Bautista, Bayambang, Urbiztondo, Basista, Malasiqui, Sta. Barbara, Manaoag, Mapandan, San Jacinto, San Fabian, Pozorrubio, Sison, Mangaldan, Dagupan, Calasiao, Binmaley, Lingayen, Bugallon, Aguilar, San Carlos, Mangatarem)
  • Tarlac
  • Pampanga
  • Metro Manila
  • Bulacan
  • Laguna
  • Cavite
  • Batangas
  • Rizal
  • Marinduque
  • Northern portion ng Quezon (General Nakar, Infanta, Real, Mauban, Sampaloc. Lucban, Tayabas, Sariaya, Candelaria, Dolores, Tiaong, San Antonio, Lucena, Pagbilao, Atimonan, Padre Burgos, Agdangan, Plaridel, Unisan, Gumaca, Pitogo, Macallelon, General Luna, Catanauan, Lopez, Buenavista, Guinayangan, Calauag, Tagkayawan, Perez, Alabat, Quezon)
  • Polillo Islands
  • Western portion ng Camarines Norte (Santa Elena, Capalonga)
  • Nueva Ecija
  • Nueva Vizcaya
  • Aurora
  • Quirino
  • Western portion of Isabela (Quezon, Mallig, Roxas, Quirino, San Manuel, Burgos, Gamu, Reina Mercedes, Aurora, Luna Cabanatuan, Naguilian, Benito Soliven, Cauayan, San Guillermo, Dinapugue, San Mateo, Alicia, Angadanan, Ramon, San Isidro, Echague, Jones, San Agustin, Santiago, Cordon)

Nasa signal number 1 naman ang mga sumusunod na lugar:

  • Cagayan kabilang ang Babuyan Islands
  • Batanes
  • Zambales
  • Bataan
  • Nalalabing bahagi ng Pangasinan
  • Nalalabing bahagi ng Isabela
  • Nalalabing bahagi ng Quezon
  • Nalalabing bahagi ng Camarines Norte
  • Western portion ng Camarines Sur (Del Gallego, Ragay, Lupi, Sipocot, Libmanan, Cabusao), and the northeastern portion of Oriental Mindoro (Puerto Galera, San Teodoro, Baco, Calapan, Naujan, Victoria, Socorro, Pola)

Dahil sa lakas ng hangin at ulang dala ni ‘Ambo’, nawalan ng kuryente ang ilang bahagi ng Camarines Sur, kabilang na ang mga bayan ng Canaman, Tinambac, at ilang parte ng Naga City.

Ayon sa PAGASA, inaasahang lalabas ng Philippine Area of Responsibility sa Lunes ng hapon. – RRD (may ulat mula kay Correspondent Allan Manansala)

BSP warns of fake P1,000 bills circulating in CamSur

Marje Pelayo   •   December 18, 2019

CAMARINES SUR, Philippines – Police authorities in the municipality of Goa are tracking the source of fake banknotes circulating in the markets there.

This was after several sari-sari stores complained of being victimized by people paying fake P1,000 bills.

Based on initial investigation of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Goa, most of the victims were store owners in the upland area.

“Nakarecover kami ng bale apat po na P1,000 pesos na fake na magkapare-pareho ang serial number niya (We have recovered four pieces of fake P1,000 bill with the same serial number),” said PSSgt. Nestor Tuonan.

“Hanggang ngayon nagka-conduct po kami ng investigation para makuha namin kung saan po talaga galling o ang pinaka-source (We are currently conducting an investigation to identify the main source of the fake bills),” he added.

Authorities warn the public to be wary of accepting paper bills as lawless elements are taking advantage of the season to execute their modus operandi.

The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP), meanwhile, advised the public that there are three ways to distinguish fake banknotes from the genuine ones.

One way is to feel the prints on the paper bill.

“Maliban doon sa pagiging rough niya kapag hinawakan natin ang mga salitang Republika ng Pilipinas itong number words sa baba, ang denomination, ang signature naka emboss ang prints nito,” explained BSP Bank Officer II Florinda Joson.

(Aside from the rough feel when you touch the words ‘Republika ng Pilipinas,’ these number words at the lower portion, the denomination, and the signature are embossed.)

“So kahit wala tayong machine na gagamitin napakaganda ng pakakagawa ng new generations currency. Mahirap siyang gayahin. Kailangan lang malaman ng ating mga kababayan kung ano ang mga dapat tinitingnan sa pera,” Joson said.

(So even without the machine, the features of the new generation currency are very sophisticated. It can’t be easily faked. It’s just that the public needs to know how to scrutinize a genuine paper bill.)

The BSP calls on the public to immediately notify them if they receive information on whoever is spreading such fake banknotes or inform the nearest police authority. – MNP (with details from Allan Manansala)

Pawikan found dead in Bula, Camarines Sur

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 30, 2019

A Leatherback sea turtle or pawikan was found dead along the shores of Barangay Caraosan in Bula, Camarines Sur on Sunday (July 28).

The 200-kilogram male pawikan was found by Tirso B. Renegado, a local fisherman. He said the creature was entangled with rope when he found it.

Based on the examination of authorities, the cause of death of the pawikan might possibly due to drowning after it was unable to resurface for oxygen.

“It was also believed that there was an attempt to catch the marine turtle but since it weighed heavily, the catchers might have backed off,” according to the post of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Bicol.

The pawikan was buried 200 meters off the shoreline of the said barangay.

“The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) V continuously calls on the public to report such incidents and turnover any wildlife to proper authorities for proper handling and release to their natural habitat,” the post adds.—AAC

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