PSSupt. Geary Galvan said they will submit their recommendation on the Ozamiz raid next week as soon as they receive the result of the investigation of the Scene of the Crime Operatives (SOCO) and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG).
“Magrerecommend po kami na meron pong violation ng POP, if ever, yung Police Operational Procedures. Dun lang naman po tayo eh,” Internal Affairs Service (IAS) Region X head, PSSupt. Gerry Galvan said.
(Translation: We will submit our recommendations if ever there was a violation of POP [Police Operational Procedures].)
For now, the investigation of the PNP-IAS on the bloody raid against the Parojinogs in Ozamiz City last month, is ongoing.
Galvan said they are now talking to a witness, including Sofia, the daughter of Vice Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog.
“Kasi ang pangako nila sa amin magbibigay sila ng statement last Friday yung mga witnesses dun kay Mayor Parojinog. Eh magpa Friday na uli wala pa so nagpapunta kmi ng tao. Sabi nila inaantay nila Atty. Topacio but until now wala pa ring dumadating so nagpunta na kmi dito para kami na mag interview,” Galvan said.
( Translation: They promised to give the statements of witnesses last Friday. It’s almost Frayda again and we have not received anything, that’s why we sent our men. They said, Atty. Topacio [lawyer of the Parojinogs] are still waiting for it but until now no one has come to us. So we decided to come here and do the interview ourselves.)
The police officer added that they are still searching for two additional witnesses named Cesar and Anggie.
It can be recalled that Ozamiz Police Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido admitted that the cable of the CCTV unit at the Parojinog compound was cut, perhaps for the protection of their men.
Meanwhile, one relative of the Parojinogs, hopes that the investigation will be fair to both sides.
“We hope as a family na kahit papano mabigyan ng magandang sagot ung mga katanungan namin as a family din po kasi hanggang ngayon after 2 weeks na pangyayari wala pa rin kami masagot sa sarili namin kung paano nangyari,” said Fron Vasquez, Vice Mayor Nova’s cousin. (We hope, as a family, in some way our questions will be answered. It’s been 2 weeks since the incident we still don’t have answers how ithappened.)– Grace Casin | UNTV News and Rescue
Critics changed definition of “extrajudicial killings” to destroy Duterte admin – PNP Chief
PNP Chief Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa
MANILA, Philippines – PNP Chief Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa is wondering why the definition of extrajudicial killings (EJK) has changed while all the killings before were labeled as murder or homicide
Dela Rosa said, there is zero case of extrajudicial killings in the country because there are no state-sponsored killings
Dela Rosa added that the critics of the President are using the term EJK to bring down the campaign of the administration against illegal drugs
It is also possible that these critics are affected directly by the war on drugs of the government
“There’s no EJK, that is true if we will base it on the definition of EJK. The problem with these critics, they created the definition of EJK, but now that they’re not in power anymore, they want to change its meaning?” Dela Rosa said.
He added they are not hiding results of police operations especially now that the PNP is freely giving evidence and information to the media and the public who wants to access police reports, to prove that there is no EJK in the country
In fact, the PNP Internal Affairs Service (IAS) has given directive to conduct special inspection on homicide cases and this includes auditing of police officials performance
In an interview with PNP-IAS Chief Atty. Alfegar Triambulo, all PNP officials who will be inefficient and ineffective in their investigation will be relieved from service
“So if we find out that tour commanders are ineffective and inefficient, we will recommend to the Chief PNP that they be relieved from service,” Triambulo said.
The PNP respects the latest survey regarding the trust rating of the President.
In fact, the PNP asked for understanding if the public is not satisfied with the service of the police.
Dela Rosa said that they are just doing their job and that they cannot please everybody while doing their duty that is mandated by the law. – Mon Jocson | UNTV News & Rescue
PAO insists there is more than sufficient evidence against cops in Kian’s killing
Manila, Philippines – The Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) has insisted that there is more than sufficient evidence against four Caloocan policemen who were charged with murder and torture over the death of 17-year old Kian Lloyd delos Santos.
In their reply to the counter affidavit of the policemen, the PAO said, no less than the PNP-Internal Affairs Service (IAS)found the respondents liable.
In its pre-charge investigation report, the IAS stated that Kian’s arrest was irregular and its purpose suspicious because he was not brought to the police vehicle but was instead dragged to the opposite direction towards Tullahan River where he was killed.
It was also clear that the policemen intentionally conspired to kill the victim because their actions were coordinated and the victim was shot in the head.
The DOJ will continue the preliminary investigation on Tuesday next week. – UNTV News & Rescue
Espenido to stay in Ozamiz City as requested by residents
MANILA, Philippines — PNP chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa revealed the reason behind President Rodrigo Duterte’s cancellation of Police Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido’s transfer to Iloilo City.
“If we remove Espenido there, the people might be demoralized and they might even conduct protest if we will transfer Espenido. That is the reason why the president change his mind and said that give residents a chance,” he said.
Espenido previously said he still has unfinished business in Ozamiz City.
“‘Andyan pa ung kapatid ni Aldong, pamangkin ni Aldong na mga leaders organized crime group dito sa Ozamiz ( There is still the sibling of [Mayor] Aldong, and his nephews who are leaders of organized crime groups in Ozamiz),” said Espenido.
Also, the PNP chief confirmed the existing threat from the Parojinog supporters in the City.
Dela Rosa also agreed that Espenido should stay in Ozamiz City because he said Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog is doing well in the fighting against illegal drugs in Iloilo City.
Last week, the police killed one of Iloilo’s most wanted drug personality, Richard Prevenido.
“As compared before, it is running good. I hope this will continue,” Dela Rosa said.
Although Dela Rosa is pleased with what is happening Iloilo, he said he will not relax unless illegal drug trade is totally eradicated not only in Iloilo but in the entire country. — Mon Jocson | UNTV News & Rescue