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PNP identifies negligence of security personnel in Resorts World Manila attack

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

IMAGE_UNTV_NEWS_060617_Jose Espino

MANILA — The Philippine National Police (PNP) has ruled that Resorts World Manila has no emergency response team that’s why the lone-gunman in Friday’s attack was able to enter the hotel premises.

PNP-Supervisory Office for Security and Investigation Agencies (SOSIA) has explained that because Resorts World has no such team, the guards who first encountered the gunman were obviously clueless of what to do during the incident.

PNP-SOSIA Chief PCSupt. Jose Espino added that the hotel also did not adhere to the standard security protocol.

They assigned only a few guards on graveyard shift of 12 midnight to 7 in the morning.

The hotel does not implement a buddy system and it doesn’t have command and control as well as a crisis management team,

Their security personnel also lack training and are not in proper uniform.

For this reasons, PNP-SOSIA has decided to conduct regular review and training sessions to all security providers to ensure that their personnel adhere with the standards.

“We again reminded the security managers of the standard procedures protocol. Okay security at nakita dun (it showed) what is lacking really are the drills and rehearsal ng kanilang (of their) security plan,” Espino said. –  Grace Casin | UNTV News and Rescue

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Ex-SAF chief sacked for plunder charges

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, April 17th, 2018

FILE PHOTO: Former PNP-SAF Chief Benjamin Lusad

MANILA, Philippines — Former Philippine National Police (PNP) Special Action Force (SAF) chief and police director for Integrated Police Operations – Southern Luzon Benjamin Lusad has been sacked for plunder charges.

This is after the Office of the Ombudsman filed graft complaints against the police officer.

The case was due to his failure to release funds of SAF daily subsistence allowance in 2016 and 2017.

“There are two officers involved and two non-commissioned officers. Yung nasa SAF na dalawang natitirang non-commissioned officers had already been relieved,” PNP PIO chief PCSupt. John Bulalacao.

(There are two officers and two non-commissioned officers involved. The two SAF non-commissioned officers have already been relieved from their posts.)

According to Bulalacao, SAF budget and fiscal officer SSupt. Andre Dizon and his staff, SPO2 Maila Salazar Bustamante and SPO1 James Rica, have also been dismissed from their positions.

The spokesman said this is to give way to the Ombudsman’s investigation.

Outgoing PNP chief has previously stated that he was not convinced by Lusad’s explanation on the issue.

“Sabi ko ng kailangang harapin nila yan. Andyan na ang kaso. Kinasuhan sila sa ombudsman. Harapin nila yan,” Dela Rosa said.

(I said they need to face it. There’s already a case. The ombudsman filed charges against them. Face the charges.)

Currently, the PNP comptroller is conducting investigation and audit over the unreleased allowances.

“Tama na ang dapat managot at may kinalaman, basta’t lumabas lang ang katotohanan.  Therefore the PNP will closely coordinate with the ombudsman,” the PNP spokesperson said.

(Enough already with the finger-pointing, as long as the truth comes out. The PNP, therefore, will closely coordinate with the ombudsman.)

The subsistence allowance is worth P30 a day or P900 per month.  An estimated P59.8-million worth of allowance has been delayed for two years. — Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue

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PNP wants control over sale of police uniforms

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

FILE: Some police uniforms in a tailor shop

The Philippine National Police (PNP) wants to have control over the selling of police uniforms.

This was after an encounter in Laguna where the slain kidnappers were in police uniform.

Even the rebels can also take hold of these uniforms.

The PNP wants to impose stricter measures in the sale of said uniforms and assignment of serial numbers on each set.

“Serialized so malalaman natin kung ang uniporme ay peke o hindi (It would be serialized so we would know whether the uniform is fake or not),” said Directorate for Research and Development ( DRD) director, PDIR Efren Perez. — Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue


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Long weekend holiday, generally peaceful – PNP

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, April 2nd, 2018

FILE PHOTO: Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Ronaldo “Bato” Dela Rosa

FILE PHOTO: Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Ronaldo “Bato” Dela Rosa

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) said  the long weekend holiday was generally peaceful.

PNP chief PDG. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa noted that the police also recorded no untoward incident during New People’s Army’s  (NPA) anniversary last March 29.

Meanwhile, police figures showed seven deaths and 811 arrests in the 505 anti-drug operations it conducted from March 28 to April 1.

Despite the long holiday, the PNP chief noted that the police did not stop in conducting its war on drugs. — UNTV News & Rescue



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