PNP intel officer dies after ambush in Quezon City
Aileen Cerrudo • June 21, 2019 • 2564
A Philippine National Police (PNP) intelligence officer was shot dead near Camp Crame in Quezon City Friday morning (June 21).
According to Cubao Police Station Commander PLtCol. Giovanni, 49-year-old Police Staff Sergeant Fernando Diamzon just left Camp Crame on a motorcycle with his colleague.
Two suspects, also riding a motorcycle, approached them and shot Diamzon seven times. His colleague, meanwhile, was unharmed.
“According doon sa witness natin, initially may narinig siyang putok akala nga nila noong una ay galing sa gulong nila. Pagkatapos ng putok na galing sa likod ay nakita na lang niya na may sumulpot sa unahan niya habang moving sila ay may pumutok pa sa unahan. We are looking for two suspects on board a motorcycle, (Our witness said, he initially heard gunshots which they thought came from their tires. Afterwards, he saw [a motorcycle] drove past them and began shooting),” he said.
The suspects were able to escape immediately after shooting the victim.
Caliao added that the investigation is still ongoing and the suspects might have been monitoring the suspects because they seemed to know when Diamzon’s shift ends.
“Tinitingnan po natin dito iyong anggulo since PNP member siya ay tinitingnan po natin iyong work related, pero hindi po natin inaalis ang possibility na may iba pang anggulo o motibo, (We are looking into other angles. Since he is a PNP member, we are studying if it is work related. However, we are not dismissing other angles),” he said.—AAC (with reports from Lea Ylagan)
The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) has lauded the Philippine National Police (PNP) and local government units (LGUs) for the “safest Southeast Asian (SEA) Games” in history.
DILG Secretary Eduardo Año said there were no serious or major untoward incidents reported that marred the SEA Games.
“Naipakita natin ang ‘Filipino hospitality’ at ang bayanihan ng pulisya, nasyunal at lokal na mga pamahalaan, private sector at media (We have shown the ‘Filipino hospitality’ and the cooperation of the national police and the local government, private sector and media). This will go down in history as the best and safest ever,” he said.
There were 27,440 police officers deployed to site task groups during the whole duration of the SEA Games.
In Metro Manila alone, there were 18,105 officers securing the competitions; 6,554 in Central Luzon; 1,865 in Southern Luzon; and 916 in La Union.
“We will not rest until all the foreign athletes, coaches and staff have left the country. We are committed 100% to their safety and well-being. Congrats to the PNP for a job well done!,” Año addded.—AAC
The Quezon City government approved an ordinance that will ban single-use plastic effective January 1, 2020.
According to the Quezon City government single-use plastics and other disposable materials will no longer be allowed in establishments in Quezon City such as in hotels, restaurants and other business establishments.
Chariman of the Committee on Parks and Environment in Quezon City, Hon. Dorothy Delarmente said hotels will no longer be allowed to distribute shampoo and soaps inside plastic sachets and single-use containers.
“Regardless how it was made or manufactured for as long as its purpose for single-use it is covered by the ordinance,” she said.
Establishments that will violate the said ordinance will face the following penalties:
1st Offense P1,000 Penalty 2nd Offense P3,000 Penalty 3rd Offense P5,000 Penalty + Revocation of Business Permit and Closure Order
Meanwhile, Malacañang hopes that other local governments will follow Quezon City’s ordinance on the single-use plastic ban.
“I suppose all local government would follow suit, since the president has already made a stand on that,” according to Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo.—AAC (with reports from Dante Amento and Rosalie Coz)
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Friday reminded those who are interested to watch the 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games events to follow security protocols implemented in sporting venues.
The SEA Games being hosted in the country will formally open on Saturday, Nov. 30 at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan. It will run until Dec. 11, with closing ceremonies to be held at the New Clark City in Capas, Tarlac.
Participating in the biennial meet are more than 12,000 athletes and coaches, international media members and volunteers from 11 countries in the Southeast Asian region.
Thousands of spectators are expected to flock to various SEA Games venues across the country to rally behind their athletes competing in various sporting events.
The PNP reminded those who will visit the venues to watch the games to follow security procedures, and refrain from bringing the following prohibited items as listed in the 2019 SEA Games official Facebook page:
Bottles, cups, and cans of beverages (including glass, tetra pack, PET or any container using hard material)
Large bulky objects (ladder, stools, folding chairs, boxes, and paperboard containers, coolers)
Video camera or any audio-visual recording device for non-personal use
Camera extenders such as selfie stick, tripod and bipod
Animals (pet and non-pet)
Outside food and beverages
Pyrotechnic materials including fireworks, flares, canisters, matches, lighters and cigarettes and vapes
Large banners including flags exceeding 3 feet x 5 feet
Flag poles exceeding one meter
Propaganda materials containing racist, xenophobic, charity and ideological causes
Flammable objects including spray gas cans, corrosive material
Bringing of backpacks, tinted plastics, fanny packs as well as purse, suitcase, camera case, duffle bag, and printed bag are also prohibited.
Organizers also said that it is enforcing a clear bag policy and only small clutch bags that do not exceed 4.5” x 6.5” with or without strap and storage bags (Ziploc) are allowed.
PNP spokesperson Brigadier General Bernard Banac said spectators and vehicles going to sporting venues will be subjected to strict inspection.
The PNP also set up a tactical operations center at the Clark Freeport Zone to monitor the arrival and security of delegates.
Police forces will also be deployed to monitor assemblies that may be mounted by different groups to ensure safety and zero untoward incident.
The PNP likewise assured it has prepared contingency plan for the possible effects of Typhoon Kammuri as it creeps closer to the country.
The state weather bureau earlier reported that Kammuri is likely to enter the Philippine area of responsibility between Saturday and Sunday and will be named “Tisoy.”
“Sila ang gagamitin natin kung saka sakaling may pangangailangan at makatoon ng immediate deployment at maraming bilang, ito usually ay magagamit natin kung sakaling magkaroon ng natural disaster,” Banac said. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Leslie Huidem)
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