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PNP dissolves all drug enforcement units, retains PDEG

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, October 12th, 2017

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MANILA, Philippines – In line with the directive of President Rodrigo Duterte to transfer the conduct of all anti-drug operations to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA), the Philippine National Police (PNP) has dissolved all of its drug enforcement units at all police stations across the country.

Some personnel of the drug enforcement units will now become detectives or police intelligence officers in their respective areas of jurisdiction to help in further preventing the spread of crimes.

However, the PNP said it will not dismantle its drug enforcement group (PDEG), but its functions will now be limited to drug-related intelligence gathering.

PDEG will transfer to PDEA the pending drug related cases it handles.

“All units are now directed to focus all operations on number 1 anti-criminality, internal security operations, anti-terrorism through our provisions and strategy in our enhanced managing police operations,” PNP PIO P/CSupt. Dionardo Carlos said.

The PNP also suspends all Oplan Tokhang and Oplan Double Barrel Operations.

Based on a memorandum order, the PNP is prohibited from conducting any operation plan related to illegal drugs.

However, the PNP insists it can still provide assistance in the government’s war on drugs.

All police stations will still receive complaints or information regarding illegal drug dens, pot sessions, and locations of shabu laboratories.

Cops can also participate in the operations of PDEA.

Based on the latest figures of the PNP, the police had conducted almost 80,000 drug-related operations from 1st of July in 2016 to August 29 of this year.

It has also arrested more than 100,000 drug personalities and killed almost 4,000 suspects in its anti-drug operations. – Mon Jocson | UNTV News & Rescue

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EXCLUSIVE: Military uncovers CPP-NPA ouster plots vs Duterte

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018

 

 

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MANILA, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has uncovered several plots by the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) to oust President Rodrigo Duterte, after examining data of computers seized from the rebels.

The military said the CPP was planning to sabotage the commemoration of the declaration of martial law last September 21 with a plot similar to the Plaza Miranda Bombing in 1972.

AFP Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations Brig. Gen. Antonio Parlade said, the CCP’s plan was to recruit not only ordinary people but also prominent members of the opposition to participate in their staged protests.

In the middle of the program, a bomb was set to go off and at least injure a member of the opposition so that they can blame the incident on the administration.

“Kaya lang di sila nakabuo ng malaking grupo kaya dinisregard nila yung plano na yun,” said Parlade.

After failing to pull it off the communist rebels are back to the “Red October” ouster plot which they started executing way back in September 2017.

If the “Red October” plan fails, the Left has another plot set for November known as the “Lakbay Lumad Europe” and in December at the celebration of the Communist Party’s 50th Anniversary.

Parlade also denied allegations that the revelation of such conspiracies against the Chief Executive is merely psychological warfare.

“We don’t have to concoct anything kasi it’s there in the website. Magbasa lang at mag research lang yung mga tao natin makikita nila, yan ay plano ni Communist Party [founding chairman] na si Joma Sison; yan ang di alam ng coalition,” Parlade said. — Lea Ylagan / UNTV News & Rescue

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‘Red October’ is just hearsay; no one can oust a popular president – Bello

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, September 24th, 2018

President Rodrigo Duterte. PCOO | Robinson Niñal Jr.

MANILA, Philippines — Department of Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III stated on Monday that it is not possible to oust President Rodrigo Duterte given the strong support of the public.

“How can you oust a president who is very popular and has about 80 percent support of the people?” said Bello.

The statement came after the Secretary was asked about the conspiracy plot to oust the President in October.

Bello vehemently underscored that the so-called ‘Red October’ is just hearsay, and he does not think it will push through.

The government chief negotiator also stressed that localized peace talks with communist rebels will push through and that the government negotiating panel is currently reviewing certain provisions.

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8 out of 10 Filipinos satisfied with Duterte’s drug war — SWS

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, September 24th, 2018

 

 

MANILA, Philippines — The Duterte administration’s war on drugs campaign remains popular among Filipinos according to the latest survey released by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) on Sunday.

The anti-drug initiative received a “very good” net satisfaction rating of +65; a one-point increase from the +64 rating in March.

The survey, conducted on June 27 to 30 among  1,250 respondents, shows that 8 out of 10 Filipinos are satisfied with the implementation of President Rodrigo Duterte’s anti-drug war.

The highest net satisfaction rating came from the Mindanao region with +84, while Visayas recorded the lowest with a +57 rating.

Seventy-three percent (73%) of respondents who are contented with the anti-drug war are also satisfied the performance of President Duterte.

Meanwhile, 3 out of 5 Filipinos believe that the arrest of loiterers on the streets violates human rights.

This is also based on the SWS survey released yesterday, September 23.

In June, Duterte ordered the police to strictly implement city ordinances against loiterers whom he considers potential threats to the public.

The survey also revealed that 68 percent of Filipinos worry that they or someone they know will get arrested for loitering in public places. — Asher Cadapan Jr.

 

 

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