PNP, nagbabala sa mga tauhan na makikitang sasali sa mga kilos protesta

admin   •   February 23, 2015   •   4229

FILE PHOTO: Ang kilos-protesta noong SONA 2014 na humihiling rin ng pagbibitaw sa pwesto ni Pangulong Benigno Aquino III. (Photoville International)

MANILA, Philippines – Nagbabala ang liderato ng Philippine National Police sa mga tauhan nito na lalahok sa anomang uri ng rally, maging ito man ay pro o anti-government.

Kasunod ito ng sunod-sunod na mga kilos protesta hanggang sa araw ng selebrasyon ng EDSA People Power sa Pebrero 25 mula sa mga grupong nais nang pababain sa pwesto si Pangulong Aquino na balitang sasamahan ng ilang pulis na mababa na ang morale.

Ayon kay PNP PIO chief, Police Chief Supt. Generoso Cerbo, non-partisan ang mga tauhan ng PNP kaya’t bawal sa mga ito na sumama sa anomang rally.

“Sa parte po ng PNP ay hindi po pwedeng gawin yan, hindi sila pwedeng mag-join ng mga anti government rallies,” ani Cerbo.

Sinabi pa ng heneral na mataas ang morale ng mga pulis sa kabila ng nangyari sa SAF44.

Nilinaw nitong nakikita lamang ang mga pulis sa mga rally upang magbantay sa seguridad bilang bahagi ng kanilang trabaho subalit hindi upang lumahok sa mga programa ng iba’t ibang grupo.

“Wala kaming nararamdaman na ganon, bagkus yung organisayon ay lalong lumalakas at lalong naging mas matibay,” pahayag pa ni Cerbo.

Samantala, pinaalalahanan din ni Justice Secretary Leila de Lima ang mga nagsasagawa ng pagkilos laban sa administrasyon.

Sa pagdalaw ng kalihim sa Camp Crame, sinabi nito na iginagalang ng pamahalaan ang karapatan ng bawat isa sa pagpapahayag ng kanilang damdamin subalit ibang usapan na aniya kung ito ay isang coup d’état.

Iginiit ng kalihim na sa simpleng panghihikayat ng iba’t-ibang grupo para sa pagpapatalsik sa pwesto sa Pangulo ay maaari nang makasuhan ng rebelyon at sedisyon.

“There are provisions of criminal laws just a mere conspiracy to commit coup d’état to commit rebellion is already punishable,” saad nito. (Lea Ylagan / UNTV News)

PNP says POGO hubs near police, military camps pose no threat to nat’l security

Robie de Guzman   •   August 23, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police General Oscar Albayalde on Friday said that Chinese-dominated Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) hubs near police and military installations so far do not pose threat to the country’s security.

Albayalde told reporters in an interview at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City that foreign businesses usually consider setting up office near a police or military camp for security purposes.

“Ang pinaka-common action ng mga ‘yan ay to find a place nearest to a police station o nearest to a police camp for security reason sa kanila din,” he said.

Albayalde made the remark following concerns raised by Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana over the growing presence of Chinese-staffed online gaming hubs and the risks its proximity poses to military and police installations.

Some POGO hubs are located near the headquarters of the Philippine Army in Taguig, the Philippine Air force in Pasay and the Philippine Navy in Manila. Other online gaming hubs are located near the headquarters of the PNP and Armed Forces of the Philippines in Quezon City.

“Kung ikaw ay negosyante, kung ikaw ay merong pwesto or facility na malapit doon sa police station o sa kampo you are already safe,” he said.

Malacañang earlier said it sees nothing wrong with the location of POGO hubs if this means foreign workers’ rights will be better protected.

“Military camps? Eh di lalong magaling kung military camps dahil binabantayan sila ng military for their protection,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said.

However, the PNP chief earlier pointed out that too many POGO hubs near police and military offices might be detrimental to the national security. (RRD with details from correspondent Lea Ylagan)

UP students condemn alleged campus militarization; walk out of classrooms

Maris Federez   •   August 20, 2019

UP student activists stage an anti-campus militarization rally during the university’s so-called “National Day of Walkout” on August 20, 2019.

Students of the University of the Philippines (UP) walked out of their classrooms Tuesday to condemn what they claim as campus militarization in their school.

Wearing black, the students stepped out of their classes at past 11 with placards in hand.

They call this day the “National Day of Walkout”, pointing out that the police and the military are meddling with the affairs of the school.

The students said the campus militarization is curtailing their academic freedom.

Read: PNP denies alleged militarization of campuses

“Hindi po namin papayagan na pumasok ang AFP at PNP lalo na si Senador Bato at Duterte sa aming pamantasan dahil nakikita namin na wala silang puwang o agenda upang i-address ang mga bitbit naming panawagan [We will not allow the AFP and the PNP, especially Senator Bato and Duterte to enter our university because we know that they have no agenda to address our petitions],” said UP student Rachiel Villamor.

Several UP professors also joined the walkout.

“Alamin at kumilos na ipaglaban ang tingin nila ay tama. Yan ang itinuturo namin sa classroom. Yan ang ibig sabihin ng pagiging edukador. At magagawa yan hindi lang sa loob ng classroom. Magagawa yan kahit sa labas kahit sa lansangan [Know and act to fight what they think is correct. That is what we teach in the classroom. That is what a teacher is all about. And we can do that not only in the classrooms. We can do that even in the streets],” said Josephine Dionisio, chairperson of UP Department of Sociology.

Aside from the campus in Diliman, the National Day of Walkout was also observed in other UP campuses in the country. (from the report of Mon Jocson) /mbmf

PNP denies alleged militarization of campuses

Marje Pelayo   •   August 20, 2019

Student activists at the University of the Philippines oppose the proposed presence of police and military in school campuses.

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Ronald dela Rosa is suggesting that universities and colleges should welcome the military and police and allow them to conduct their respective indoctrination.

The proposal is to curb the recruitment and brainwashing of students being practiced by the rebel group, New People’s Army (NPA).

But according to Police Chief General Oscar Albayalde, such recommendation was given a different interpretation by militant youth groups.

“This is misunderstood and medyo overreaction ang mga militanteng grupo. There is no such thing as militarization of a campus,” Albayalde said.

Albayalde insists that cops do not enter the school premises unless they have official business inside as stated in the agreement between the University of the Philippines, the League of Filipino Students (LFS) and the government specifically the Department of National Defense that police and military personnel are off limits inside campuses unless approved by the university administration.

“Itong mga militanteng grupo, they are trying to abuse that charter. Kami naman, we can freely enter the campus of UP even today,” the Police Chief noted.

Meanwhile, the PNP respects U.P. students’ decision to hold a day of walkout on Tuesday (August 20) citing their right to assembly provided that it is in accordance with the law. – MNP (with details from April Cenedoza)

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