PNP to probe personalities in ‘ouster plot matrix’
by Aileen Cerrudo | Posted on Tuesday, April 23rd, 2019
The Philippine National Police (PNP) has announced that they will be conducting an investigation into the personalities included in the ouster plot matrix released by Malacañang last Monday (April 22).
According to PNP Chief PGen. Oscar Albayalde, these personalities, which also include journalists, will undergo validation.
“We conduct validation so that anytime na hingan kami ng comment namin o ng information coming from us, we can give them information. At least naka-prepare na kami, hindi iyong hintayin pa namin na utusan kami (We conduct validation so that anytime we are asked to comment or provide information, at least we are prepared. We are not going to wait to be told what to do),” Albayalde said.
The PNP will also not hesitate to file cases against the involved individuals if there is enough evidence to prove the said destabilization plot.
“If evidence warrants cases to be filed against them, always we go for evidence, iyong talagang (real) substantial evidence that will stand in court,” according to Albayalde. — Aileen Cerrudo
The PNP chief said they were able to confiscate a total of 62 sacks of rice and 22 trays of eggs in different areas in Mindanao and Calabarzon Region.
“Wala sa kanilang umaamin kung saan nanggagaling, but we got election campaign material na doon sa specific candidates na iyon,” he said.
(No one would admit as to where the items came from but we got election campaign materials from that specific candidate.)
“But they deny na nanggaling doon sa mga kandidato na iyon at walang gustong magsabi whether the buyer or the seller kung sino or saan galing ang pera,” he added.
(But they deny that the items were from those [specific] candidates. No one, not the buyer nor the seller, wanted to admit where the items or cash came from.) – (with reports from Lea Ylagan) Marje Pelayo
by Aileen Cerrudo | Posted on Friday, May 10th, 2019
The Philippine National Police (PNP) has recorded 24 individuals arrested for vote buying since January 12, 2019.
In a press briefing, PNP Director for Operations Major General Mao Aplasca revealed that the individuals arrested are from Region 4, CALABARZON, and Cordillera Region.
Also included in the list are the 10 supporters of Cavite gubernatorial candidate Jonvic Remulla.
They will face charges in violation of Omnibus Election Code.
Meanwhile, last Wednesday (May 8), the Commission on Elections (Comelec) launched ‘Task Force Kontra Bigay’ in partnership with the Philippine National Police (PNP), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG), and the Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP).
This aims to investigate and prosecute vote buying cases.
The PNP calls on the public to call PNP National Election Monitoring Action Center (NEMAC) numbers: 0916 330 9158 and 0947 520 7864 for vote buying complaints.—(with reports from April Cenedoza)
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