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    PNP Maritime Group confirms authenticity of memo on IEDs

    by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, June 8th, 2017

    IMAGE_UNTV_NEWS_060717_ PCSupt Loy Morales

    MANILA, Philippines —A document circulating on social media regarding the vehicles carrying alleged improvised explosive devices or IEDs is legitimate.

    “The memo came from the Maritime Police Station in Dapitan City,” said PNP Maritime Group chief PCSupt. Loy Morales.

    However, Morales said the contents of the documents are still under verification and validation.

    This is why, Morales noted the police did not issue a warning about the alleged bomb-carrying vehicles, adding that the document has also no security classification.

    The police official has explained the leaked memo was intended only for shipping line managers in Dapitan City.

    “He just heard the plate numbers indicated there from other people. Then he gathered and he created a report and shared it to operations managers of shipping lines … the intention is to share it for intended uses. So he/she is asking for assistance to validate the contents,” Morales added.

    The PNP Maritime Group claims to have not seen the vehicle cited in the said memo since the document. Despite this, the Maritime Group says it is currently coordinating with the LTO and HPG regarding the matter.

    It also urges the owners of the vehicles cited in the memo to immediately come forward to the Dapitan PNP Maritime Group.

    The owners are also encouraged to file complaints if the issue put them in the bad light.

    Morales said his team is now determining how the memo was leaked, which is supposed to be for internal use only.

    “I talked to him and told him that he should be careful in the disclosure of information. And that he/she should follow the SOP of the PNP in releasing information,” Morales said.

    The PNP Maritime Group allays public’s fears over the leaked information, saying the police are on standby all the time at ports across the country. – Grace Casin | UNTV News and Rescue

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    PNP finalizes report to clarify issues of alleged extrajudicial killings in the country

    by UNTV   |   Posted on Friday, October 20th, 2017

    FILE PHOTO: National Headquarters of the Philippine National Police

    MANILA, Philippines — For the last time, the Philippine National Police (PNP) sought to clarify anew the issue of the alleged extrajudicial killings in the country.

    To do this, the PNP is completing now a report that would clarify the reasons behind the deaths of more than 10,000 drug suspects in various parts of the country, which critics claim, are state-sponsored killings.

    The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has initially sought to conduct a similar probe, but President Rodrigo Duterte himself prohibited the plan.

    “How do we now know ngayon kung ano yung sinasabi nilang EJK? Kasi ang sa atin po ay ano yung krimen na naganap, pag may krimen na naganap sino ang perpetrator? State or non state? Ngayon isa pa, iniimbistigahan ba yan o hindi?”  said PNP PIO chief PCSupt. Dionardo Carlos.

    (How do we  know now what this EJK is that they are talking about? Because for us, it’s about the crime committed, and if it was committed, who was the perpetrator?State or non-state? Another one is, are these being investigated or not)

    According to the PNP, the thousands of deaths cannot be considered as extrajudicial killings or EJK since the cases are still under investigation.

    If a cop is proven involved in a killing, the PNP explained that it will fall under the category of murder and not EJK.

    For now, authorities have already resolved more than 6,000 cases of deaths, meaning these are already in courts, and the suspects are now facing charges.

    Through the said report, the public can know what happened behind the anti-illegal drugs operations of the PNP.

    “What we do is analyze what is happening and report, give out strategies give out this report to the public. We see no plot to cover up,” said the police.

    Meanwhile, the PNP will turn over death cases involving illegal drugs to the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA). — Mon Jocson | UNTV News & Rescue

     

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    PNP-AKG readies new witnesses in Jee Ick Joo kidnap-slay case

    by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

    Jee Ick Jook

     

    MANILA, Philippines – Some policemen who were part of the group behind the kidnapping of Jee Ick Joo have expressed willingness to testify in the killing of the Korean national.

    According to PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group (AKG) Director Glenn Dumlao, many should have been punished for the crime, but many of the suspects were able to go scot-free.

    Among them, Dumlao said, are the NBI operatives who are believed to have been involved in the crime.

    “Ginagawan namin ng paraan na mahagip pa yung iba eh kasi tatawa tawa lang yung iba dyan eh kung ano partisipasyon ng mga pnp suspects eh ganun din naman sila (We are trying to capture the others because some of them are sniggering, when in fact, whatever the PNP suspects’ participation was, they’re guilty of the same), he said.

    According to Dumlao, he was able to talk to the wife of Jee Ick Jook. He said the Korean’s wife is dismayed over the slow pace of the case.

    The PNP admitted not having strong evidence yet but noted their new witness could provide a big help in the case.

    The AKG previously filed charges against some policemen and NBI operatives, but the cases were dismissed due to lack of evidence.

    “It is now on our part on how we can gather evidence to give justice. Because I think those who are detained are now thinking, why only them?” PS/Supt. Glenn Dumlao said.

    Currently, the motion to post bail by SPO3 Ricky Sta. Isabel and P/Supt Rafael Dumlao are still being heard in court. – 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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