PNP, all set for senate hearing on August 22

admin   •   August 16, 2016   •   2885

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

DILG commends PNP, LGUs for ‘safest SEA Games ever’

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 13, 2019

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

PNP: Mission ends only until last foreign delegate leaves Phl

Aileen Cerrudo   •   December 12, 2019

The Philippine National Police (PNP) said security for the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games will remain until the last foreign delegate has left the country.

In a statement on Wednesday (December 11), PNP Officer-in-Charge Pol. Lt. Gen. Archie Gamboa said he has ordered the PNP security contingent to continue police visibility and provide assistance to SEA Games delegates.

“This mission ends only until after the last foreign delegate has left the country,” Gamboa said.—AAC

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Tisoy death toll now at 13

Maris Federez   •   December 4, 2019

A handout photo made available by Greenpeace-Philippines shows villagers working among damaged houses in the aftermath of Typhoon Kammuri in Legazpi city, Albay Province, Philippines, 03 December 2019. EPA-EFE/BASILIO SEPE

MANILA, Philippines – The death toll on the onslaught of Typhoon Tisoy (International Name: Kammuri) has now reached 13.

According to the Philippine National Police (PNP) Region 5 data, five were confirmed dead in the Bicol region, with one person recorded injured.

The Mimaropa Public Information Office, on the other hand, reported four fatalities in Oriental Mindoro and one in the province of Marinduque.

Calabarzon recorded two deaths in Quezon Province, while Leyte reported one fatality in Ormoc City.

So far, the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) has not issued an official death toll on Tisoy’s aftermath.

NDRRMC spokesperson Mark Timbal said they are still verifying the reported fatalities.

The families of deceased victims will be given P20,000 financial aid, while those who were injured by the typhoon will be handed out P10,000.

The agency is still conducting damage assessment in infrastructure and agriculture.

“Yung assessment po sa Bicol at sa Samar provinces na dinaanan ng bagyo, ongoing. At nakikita po natin na ‘yung mga reports na nagkaroon ng mga pagbaha doon sa area, ito po’y unti-unting pinapadala sa atin ng mga kasamahan natin from the ground,” Timbal said.

The latest data from the NDRRMC said more than 100,000 families or over 400,000 individuals in Regions 3, 5, 8, NCR and Mimaropa were evacuated from their homes.

The NDRRMC has assured that relief goods are available and ready to be distributed in case affected provinces, even those under a state of calamity, will signify their need for additional supplies. (with inputs from Harlene Delgado) /mbmf

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