PNP, all set for senate hearing on August 22

admin   •   August 16, 2016   •   2786

PNP Chief Ronald Dela Rosa gestures as he speaks before the press in a conference at PNP Headquarters in Quezon City.

PNP Chief Ronald Dela Rosa gestures as he speaks before the press in a conference at PNP Headquarters in Quezon City.

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — Police Chief Ronald Dela Rosa is ready to disclose all information regarding the anti-illegal drugs operations in the upcoming senate probe on August 22.

In fact, according to Dela Rosa, they are preparing the necessary data and information pertaining to the on-going anti-illegal drugs operations particularly those killed and arrested.

“We will go there to the Senate with open hearts. Our hearts are clean and not tainted so we have nothing to hide. We have no reason to panic and we will never lose our cool,” Dela Rosa said.

“You cannot stun us for the truth to come out. Our mere appearance in the Senate is a sign that we are true to our words and our deeds. We have nothing to hide as regard anything that they want to know from us.”

Gen. Dela Rosa adds that the public will surely be surprised once they reveal in the Senate the names of persons and groups who are behind the extrajudicial killings.

“Alleged vigilante killings but turns out to be syndicated killing, the drug groups,” Dela Rosa said. “There is scientific evidence leading to that conclusion and you would know that later. Just wait.”

Based on the record of PNP, victims of extrajudicial killings have reached 681 from July 1 to August 3 or an average of 20 persons per day.

This is higher than the 612 people killed in legitimate police operations during the same period which only has an average of 12 persons per day.

The PNP Chief further reiterates they are determined to finish the fight against illegal drugs within the period of six months. — Lea Ylagan / UNTV News & Rescue

PNP-AKG nabs Chinese national for alleged kidnapping of fellow Chinese

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 19, 2019

Chinese national Libu Xu was arrested by PNP-AKG for allegedly kidnapping a fellow Chinese national.

The Philippine National Police-Anti Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) has arrested a Chinese national for allegedly kidnapping a fellow Chinese national over a gambling debt.

Chinese national, Libu Xu, is among the six suspects who purportedly kidnapped 25-year-old Xiaoguo Bian.

The hot pursuit operations for the remaining suspects continue, according to PNP-AKG spokesman Police Lieutenant Colonel Elmer Cereno.

“On going ang backtracking ng mga tao natin kasi identify naman
sila kaya nagha-hot pursuit operation sila ngayon (The backtracking of our personnel is ongoing [the suspects] have already been identified so authorities are currently conducting hot pursuit operations),” he said.

According to Cereno, Xiaoguo was held captive from July 29 to 31 at a hotel and was beaten up by the suspects.

The suspects asked Xiaoguo to pay RMB 300,000 for his release. He had a P1.5 million debt with a casino financier at Midas Hotel.

The suspects also went to the PCPS and told the authorities that they will file a case against Xiaoguo.

“So while the duty investigator was busy, they put him inside the jail without his knowledge. The investigator did not see that the Chinese men filmed the victim while he is in jail,” Cereno said.

The suspects then sent a video to Xiaoguo’s father in China after he was beaten up and while he was inside the PCPS jail cell.

Authorities later released Xiaoguo after no sufficient evidence was found to pursue the case.

On August 15, the authorities found out about the kidnapping incident after Xiaoguo’s father flew to the Philippines. He showed the video to the authorities and asked for police assistance.

After the rescue operation, Cereno said they are now conducting a follow-up operations for the remaining suspects.

Meanwhile, Cereno said they will review possible liability against the police investigator in the PCPS since it was never in their protocol to detain a person being complained. —AAC (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

PNP to require normal BMI for police recruits

Aileen Cerrudo   •   August 19, 2019

The Philippine National Police (PNP) will strictly require normal body mass index (BMI) for police recruits.

The PNP said the National Police Training Institute will ensure that all police recruits will maintain their normal BMI before completing their basic training.

BMI is a person’s body fat based on height and weight. It is computed by dividing the person’s weight in kilogram with their height in meters squared.

A police recruit is underweight if their BMI is under 18.5 and they are overweight if their BMI is over 25 to 29.9.

Police recruits should maintain a BMI of 18.5 to 24.9 if they want to join the police force, according to PNP Spokesperson PBGen. Bernard Banac.

“Napakahalaga na lalo’t sila ay nagpapatrolya at nakahandang tumugon sa mga physical requirements katulad ng pagtugis ng mga mandurukot, mga snatcher kaya nilang habulin at gawin ang pagaresto, (It is important especially because they need to patrol and be prepared in responding to physical requirements like chasing robbers, and other kinds of arrest)” he said.—AAC (with reports from April Cenedoza)

U.S., Phl sign New Regional Counterterrorism Training Center

Maris Federez   •   August 15, 2019

PNP Chief Police General Oscar D. Albayalde (left) and Deputy Chief of Mission John C. Law (right)

The United States and the Philippine governments have agreed to establish a new state-of-the-art Regional Counterterrorism Training Center in the Philippines.

Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Police General Oscar D. Albayalde and Deputy Chief of Mission John C. Law on Thursday (August 15) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to construct and operate the center on the grounds of the PNP Academy in Silang, Cavite. 

A press release issued by the U.S. Embassy said this is part of the deepening bilateral counterterrorism partnership of the two countries and other regional partner nations.

The statement further reads that the U.S. Department of State has secured Php 520 million ($10 million) in counterterrorism partnership funds to establish and jointly operate the center with the PNP.

It added that once constructed, the center will provide counterterrorism training for law enforcement units and personnel from the Philippines and regional partner nations. 

This initiative from the U.S. comes in response to a request from the PNP for a state-of-the-art facility to provide enhanced regional counterterrorism training. 

The US Embassy said the establishment of this center reflects the U.S.’ enduring commitment to support Philippine counterterrorism efforts and work together to address threats to peace and security in the region.

The United States and the Philippines governments have agreed to establish a new state-of-the-art Regional Counterterrorism Training Center in the Philippines.

Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Police General Oscar D. Albayalde and Deputy Chief of Mission John C. Law on Thursday (August 15) signed a Memorandum of Understanding to construct and operate the center on the grounds of the PNP Academy in Silang, Cavite. 

A press release issued by the U.S. Embassy said this is part of the deepening bilateral counterterrorism partnership of the two countries and other regional partner nations.

The statement further reads that the U.S. Department of State has secured Php 520 million ($10 million) in counterterrorism partnership funds to establish and jointly operate the center with the PNP.

It added that once constructed, the center will provide counterterrorism training for law enforcement units and personnel from the Philippines and regional partner nations. 

This initiative from the U.S. comes in response to a request from the PNP for a state-of-the-art facility to provide enhanced regional counterterrorism training. 

The US Embassy said the establishment of this center reflects the U.S.’ enduring commitment to support Philippine counterterrorism efforts and work together to address threats to peace and security in the region.

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