PNP tags 1,176 police scalawags as ‘armed and dangerous’
Marje Pelayo • June 11, 2018 • 6806
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – A total of 1,176 police scalawags are included in the watch list of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Counter Intelligence Task Force (CITF.)
They are considered “armed and dangerous,” according to PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde, as they still have with them their service firearms.
“These are armed. Talaga kasing may issue na firearms ang mga ito. These are considered armed and dangerous especially so kung sila ay gumagawa ng illegal na activity. May issue na firearms ang lahat ng ito sa PNP pa,” said Albayalde.
(These are armed. They were issued with firearms. These are considered armed and dangerous especially if they are engaged in illegal activities.)
The PNP Chief also noted that it is possible for a repeat of the incident that occurred when PSInsp. Raymond Hortezuela was killed in a CITF operation in Cebu after he resisted arrest by his colleagues. Hortezuela was allegedly the protector of a drug lord known as “Jaguar.”
“We will give them a chance to surrender peacefully kung talagang inaaresto sila (if there’s a warrant for their arrest.),” the PNP Chief said.
Meanwhile, CITF Chief PSSupt. Romeo Caramat assured that they observe police operational procedures during operations. However, they also need protect themselves if in case the subject resists arrest and open fires.
“We strictly observe police operational procedures but kapag manlaban ang suspek natin (if the suspect resists arrest), we cannot do otherwise but to defend ourselves,” Caramat concluded. – Lea Ylagan / Marje Pelayo
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has taken full supervision of the National Police Training Institute (NPTI) and the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) in a formal turn over on Monday (October 7) at Camp Vicente Lim in Calamba, Laguna.
The transfer of supervision was in accordance with Republic Act 11279 which was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte in May this year.
“The Philippine National Police shall have administrative and operational supervision and control over the Philippine National Police Academy. and the National Police Training Institute,”
RA 11279 states that the transfer of administration is “to better achieve the goals of a highly efficient and competent police force.”
It is also in line with the PNP’s program of internal cleansing among its rank of ‘sloppy’ and ‘scalawag’ policemen.
PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde is confident that by directly managing the police training institutions, the PNP will be able to achieve its targets of 10,000 police recruits who will be honed in lieu of the retiring police officers.
“The PNP is now solely responsible for the making of a complete police officer, from recruitment to retirement,” Albayalde said.
“Thus, we only have ourselves to blame if any PNP member will go astray because of poor training and orientation,” he concluded. MNP (with reports from April Cenedoza)
Senator Ronald dela Rosa has issued a public apology for his “shit happens” remark last week.
The senator’s statement stemmed from the death of a three-year-old girl during an anti-illegal drugs operation of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in Rodriguez, Rizal last June 29.
Dela Rosa admitted using wrong choice of words in detailing the said incident.
“Klaruhin ko na lang, hindi maganda ang dating doon sa parents ng bata na namatay. I would like to apologize to the family yung aking wrong use of term. Dapat ang sinabi ko doon instead na ‘shit happens’, dapat unfortunate [I would like to clear, it didn’t sit well with the parents of the dead child. I would like to apologize to the family for my wrong use of term. I shouldn’t have said “shit happens” but, rather, unfortunate],” Dela Rosa said.
The newbie senator promised to be very careful with his choice of words now that he is already a lawmaker. (with details from Nel Maribojoc) /mbmf
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has reshuffled officers in several key positions effective June 25.
Police Colonel Domingo Cabillan is now the acting deputy regional director for administration of the Police Regional Office 11 or Davao region.
Meanwhile, Police Colonel Florendo Quibuyen is now the acting executive officer of the Directorate for Research and Development from his former post as officer-in-charge of the Eastern Police District.
Police Brigadier General Nolasco Bathan will take over as the director of the Eastern Police District replacing PBGen. Christopher Tambungan who was relieved for spanking a lady cop.
According to PNP Directorate for Personnel and Records Management Director PMGen. Lyndon Cubos, the newly assigned officers were recommended by the Senior Officers Promotion and Placement Board following assessment of their merits and performances on duty. – (with details from Lea Ylagan)
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