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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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    PNP to retake anti-illegal drug ops if problems on illegal drugs worsens

    by UNTV   |   Posted on Monday, October 16th, 2017

    IMAGE_UNTV_NEWS_101617_ Dela Rosa at Kamuning Bakery

    MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) said it does not want all its efforts in the war on drugs to be put to waste, especially the actions it enforced to address the proliferation of the selling and use of shabu in the streets.

    The PNP claims to have given huge contributions to prevent the spread of illegal drugs in the country.

    This is why PNP chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa noted that if more cops get involved in illegal drug trade activities, and the number of crime increases, he will personally ask the president to allow the police to return to the drug war.

    “If the situation worsens, like when peddling of shabu returns to the streets, and the transactions for such become more open, and no one is intervening anymore, I will go to the president and ask him to allow us to return to the scene. Let’s not neglect the country, and allow the Philippines to become pitiful,” said Dela Rosa.

    However, the PNP chief noted that that the loss of lives will remain inevitable if cops are allowed again to conduct illegal drugs operations.

    The police general emphasized this would only happen when the lives of his men are put at risk during such anti-drug raids.

    “Don’t ask change from us. Ask that from the drug personalities. If you don’t want the war on drugs to be violent, to be bloody, then tell them to stop selling drugs. Stop fighting back against the police,” said the PNP chief.

    Dela Rosa, meanwhile, clarified that the PNP is confident of the ability of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to address the illegal drug trade.

    This is why the PNP chief said that his men are on standby in case PDEA calls for help.

    “If they ask for support, we will give them. If not, then we are hands-off,” said Dela Rosa. — Grace Casin | UNTV News & Rescue

     

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    Andanar calls ‘Tindig Pilipinas’ a liar over PRRD ‘insanity’ issue

    by UNTV   |   Posted on Monday, October 16th, 2017

    MANILA, Philippines — Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Martin Andanar has assured that President Rodrigo Duterte’s mind is sound.

    This was his reaction when the cause-oriented group, Tindig Pilipinas claimed President Duterte is losing grip when he threatened last Friday to establish a revolutionary government if conflict in the Philippines worsens due to destabilization plans against the government.

    “I was elected by the people. And if I sense that the country is about to go overboard, I will declare revolutionary government. I am not threatening you but I will pursue you all and I will declare a full-scale war against the New People’s Army. Right now, I’m training about 20 more and in police, about five battalions are SAF. I will add more,” said the president.

    According to Tindig Pilipinas, only the paranoid and the insecure would think of implementing a revolutionary government. They said that the chief executive is also feeling paranoid because of his declining rating and intensifying protests against the administration.

    But Secretary Andanar said Tindig Pilipinas is just spreading lies in order to push their own interests and divert the government’s concentration from important issues.

    Still, the Duterte administration will not be affected and will instead fulfill its promises to the people. — Rosalie Coz | UNTV News and Rescue

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    PRRD fires two officials over infra project delays

    by UNTV   |   Posted on Monday, October 16th, 2017

    MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte has fired two officials of the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) due to delays in the Metro Manila Skyway 3 project.

    “Cabinet members are only allowed one month to act on papers. [Agency] directors only have 15 days. These two sat on the papers for almost one year,” said the president.

    President Duterte did not identify the names of the two officials.

    The president said that the two have already apologized to him through a letter.

    However, the president said that the two clearly committed a violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act. — | UNTV News & Rescue

     

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