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PNP identifies negligence of security personnel in Resorts World Manila attack

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, 7 June 2017 08:07 AM

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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PNP hauls over 1,000 firearms from shuttered security agencies in Metro Manila

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Monday, 21 January 2019 04:05 PM

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – About 1,000 assorted firearms were seized by the Philippine National Police Supervisory Office for Security and Investigative Agencies (PNP-SOSIA) from a total of 96 security agencies ordered closed across Metro Manila.

According to SOSIA director PCSupt. Noli Romana, some of the concerned agencies violated certain regulations while others were not able to renew their contracts.

“Within 60 days dapat naka-renew na sila ng kanilang expiring license to operate. Most of these security agencies ay hindi na sila nakapag renew for one year mahigit na,” Romana said.

The agencies also did not turn over their respective firearms that’s why the PNP needed to confiscate them.

“Our memo to them is to turn over dapat sa atin through the FEO storage. And since hindi nila ginagawa, we are forced now to implement our memorandum,” the official added.

Romana explained that the said agencies will go through administrative investigation to find out why they were unable to renew their respective permits which are now permanently revoked.

“We will just ban them from and terminate their licenses na hindi na sila makakapag-operate ng kanilang security business,” Romana noted.

Romana said there are still over 350 private security agencies that are facing closure in Metro Manila. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

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Cops involved in indiscriminate firing must be sacked – Sen. Lacson

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, 2 January 2019 03:11 PM


FILE PHOTOS: Policemen in formation

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Panfilo Lacson insisted that cops involved in indiscriminate firing this holiday season must be dismissed from service.

Lacson called on Albayalde to eliminate rogue cops from the organization in no time.

“What if someone got hit and died, or paralyzed? Damn these scumbags! They have no purpose in life, really. Give them the boot ASAP, Chief,” said Lacson.

Lacson also said that the Philippine National Police (PNP) must continue their internal cleansing because scalawag cops have no right to stay in service even for a minute. — UNTV News & Rescue



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PNP monitors merry-makings for party drugs, marijuana vapes

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Wednesday, 19 December 2018 02:09 PM


FILE PHOTO: Party drugs

QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Party events are common this season that’s why authorities have strengthened their monitoring on merry-making activities in the country.

In particular, the Philippine National Police (PNP) is focusing on the proliferation of party drugs especially in crowded places.

For this reason, PNP-Drug Enforcement Group Chief PCSupt. Albert Ferro on Wednesday (December 19) advised the public not to easily accept offers of drinks and food items from strangers.

‘Sa mga kabataan na mahilig tayong mag-party, tayo po ay mag ingat kasi ang mga inumin natin ay may mga taong mapagsamantala at iyan ay pwede nilang patakan ng liquid ecstacy or other party drugs na hindi mo na alam kung ano ang ginagawa mo. Pwede kang ma-rape o malagay sa peligro,’ Ferro said.

Authorities are also monitoring activities in common party places such as bars and clubs where party drugs are commonly being traded.

“Mag-ingat po tayo dahil instead na masaya po ang ating pasko, mapunta tayo sa kalaboso,” Ferro stressed.

Aside from party drugs, the police official also warned against the use of marijuana vapes.

Ferro cited a police operation on December 2 in Dasmariñas, Cavite where three suspects were arrested for selling vape marijuana.

” Ito po ang vials ng vape so sometimes nasu-supressed ang odor niya but when we tested this with the crime laboratory it tested positive of cannabis o marijuana so ito ay bawal sa ating bansa,” Ferro explained.

The PDEG Chief assured that the PNP is on high alert this holiday season against lawless elements and illegal drug syndicates. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Lea Ylagan)




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