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PNP, PDEA arrest high value target in Magalang, Pampanga

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Monday, April 16th, 2018

Imam, a high-value target from Marawi City was nabbed by operatives in a PNP-PDEA Joint operation in San Vicente Magalang, Pampanga.

 

The joint operation of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) led to the arrest of a 29-year old suspect, Akil Imam, in San Vicente Magalang, Pampanga at 4 a.m. Monday.

Imam is a high-value target who hails from Marawi City.

Authorities seized from the suspect 31 sachets and large plastic bags of illegal drugs with an estimated worth of P2.5 million; an electronic scale, ammunition and other drug paraphernalia.

The confiscated illegal drugs are now under the custody of PDEA Region-3. — UNTV News & Rescue

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6 dead in Nueva Ecija family massacre

by UNTV   |   Posted on Saturday, April 21st, 2018

 

A simple marital spat escalated into the brutal murder of six family members in San Leonardo, Nueva Ecija at early dawn on Friday.

The victims were identified as Abby Caballero, Jennifer Caballero, Leonila Caballero, Joshua Caballero, Serrio Caballero and Sonny Custodio.

Wounded survivor Analyn Caballero, 20, was rushed to Dr. Paulino J. Garcia Memorial Research and Medical Center while two other surviving minors are currently under the custody of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Women’s Desk.

Based on the initial investigation of the authorities the suspect, identified as Jesse Tesoro, hacked to death his live-in partner, Jenifer Caballero, and five other victims at around 4:30 a.m.

According to their neighbors, the family has been renting the house for a month while working as farm laborers.

The authorities are looking into possible motives for the massacre while a manhunt operation for the suspect is underway. — UNTV News & Rescue

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Dela Rosa retires; Albayalde takes over

by UNTV   |   Posted on Thursday, April 19th, 2018

Special Assistant to the President Christopher Lawrence Go, newly-installed Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Oscar Albayalde and outgoing PNP Director General Ronald dela Rosa strike President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s signature pose on the sidelines of the PNP Change of Command Ceremony at Camp BGen. Rafael Crame in Quezon City on April 19, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa formally passed his post to National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde on Thursday.

The two police officers came from Philippine Military Academy Sinagtala Class of 1986.

Albayalde was chosen by President Rodrigo Duterte to be the next PNP chief after the end of Dela Rosa’s three-month term extension on Saturday.

The turnover ceremony was led by President Rodrigo Duterte and strict security was observed in Camp Aguinaldo.

The EDSA gate was closed and Task Force Disiplina police officers were deployed for security measures. — UNTV News & Rescue

 

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PDEA opposes release of lists of barangay officials on drug watch list

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, April 18th, 2018

PDEA Director Derrick Arnold Carreon

The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has confirmed that over 500 barangay officials are included in the government’s drug watch list.

However, the agency is not in favor of disclosing the list to the public contrary to the call of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).

DILG’s proposal to publicize the government’s drug watch list aims to guide the voters in line with the upcoming barangay and Sangguniang Kabataan elections on May 14.

Still, Director Derrick Arnold Carreon said PDEA acknowledges that it is not part of the police unit’s duty to release the drug watch list.

He added that it will only affect their investigation on local officials who have links in illegal drug trade and may possibly hint drug personalities to escape.

“If you’re going to release names of suspects prematurely, it will be inimical to the cause of law enforcement. Hindi po trabaho ng law enforcement na maglabas ng pangalan (It is not the job of law enforcement to release names). Ang trabaho po namin ay magkalap ng ebidensya upang sa gayon ay mahuli po namin sila (Our job is to gather evidence for their arrest),” Carreon explained.

Instead of releasing the names of those involved in illegal drugs, PDEA reminds voters not to vote for local officials who they believe are involved in illegal drugs.

The agency also encourages election candidates to voluntarily undergo drug testing to prove that they are drug free.

“Tuwing eleksyon po hawak ng ating mga botante sa kanilang kamay ang kapangyarihan para hindi mailuklok ang kahit sinomang kandidato na may kinalaman sa iligal na gawain lalo na sa droga,” he said.

(During election, voters have in their hands the power to prevent from taking office any candidate who may be involved in illegal activities , especially drugs.)

However, the League of Barangays believes otherwise.

According to its national president Edmund Abesamis, there is nothing wrong in disclosing the list especially if it is has been validated and the involved local officials have been charged in court.

“Kung sinasabi na baka ma preempt ang ongoing investigation, then ibig sabihin hindi pa confirmed na talagang validated ito dahil may ongoing investigation pa,” Abesamis said.

(If they’re saying it may preempt ongoing investigations, then it means the list has not been validated yet because investigations are still in progress.) — UNTV News & Rescue

 

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