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PNPA Alumni Association suspends and removes benefits of 6 PNP officials

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, May 6th, 2015

FILE PHOTO: Policemen in line (UNTV News)

Manila, Philippines — PNPA Alumni Association Chair Tomas Rentoy said the association has disciplined six of its officers for violating its policies and barred them from entering the PNP academy while in suspension.

A three -year suspension was given to P/Ssupt. Jerome Baxinela, Camp Crame chapter president, for banning PNPA alumni from joining the sympathy walk for the SAF 44 on March 8.

On the other hand, P/Ssupt. Bernardo Borrinaga, NCRPO headquarters support group president, was given one-year suspension for disseminating text messages that the walk will not push through, thus violating the board’s intention to support the families of the SAF 44.

According to Rentoy, “Warning natin yan sa kanila na baka similarly ay ma-situate sila in the near future, to think many times para hindi naman mapahamak ang aming association.”

(This serves as a warning to others who might find themselves in a similar situation in the near future, to think many times (before taking action) to avoid jeopardizing our association)

Meanwhile, four officers were placed under indefinite suspension including P/Sinsp. Erwin Emelo of class 1988, who was accused of raping an arrested guest relations officer in Taguig.

Also facing indefinite suspensions are P/Sinsp. Joseph de Vera, P/Sinsp. Oliver Villanueva, and dismissed Insp. Marco Polo Estrella, all three from class 2001, for hold-up issues in Edsa, Mandaluyong.

Rentoy said “Kahit sa aming mga Board of Trustees ay masakit sa loob namin na magpataw ng disciplinary sanctions but we have to really give them the sanctions para wag na silang pamarisan ng ibang miyembro na malihis ng daan.”

(Even among our Board of Trustees, it is with a heavy heart that we impose these disciplinary sanctions. But we have to really give them the sanctions so that other members will not repeat their mistakes and lose their way)

Rentoy said the group failed to submit their explanations to the board regarding their respective cases despite the opportunities and reminders given to them.

In line with the violations, the six officers will no longer be receiving benefits such as hospitalization, medical assistance, loans, death benefits and recognitions from PNPA, whenever they are promoted.

The PNPA Alumni Association stressed that the sanctions given to misled officials are part of their efforts to discipline members towards maintaining the good reputation of the organization. (LEA YLAGAN/UNTV News)

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Report ranking PH as 4th most dangerous place in the world for civilians, ‘baseless’ – PNP

by Marje Pelayo   |   Posted on Monday, July 15th, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday (July 15) refused to accept the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data (ACLED) project ranking the Philippines as the fourth most dangerous place in the world for civilians.

Such report was based on alleged violence and extrajudicial killings in relation to the Duterte government’s war on drugs that the project claimed as rampant in the country .

According to PNP Chief Police General Oscar Albayalde, perhaps Filipinos who are critical of the Duterte administration are working to destroy the image of the Philippines and make it appear to the international community that violence is rampant in the country.

In fact, Albayalde said the Philippines is on top of the list among countries in the world safe to live in and for doing business.

“I don’t know how they were be able to say that what’s their basis for saying that,” the PNP Chief said.

According to the 2019 world’s best countries to invest in or do business by CEOWORLD magazine, the Philippines ranked third after Malaysia (1st) and Poland (2nd), even better than Indonesia (4th), Australia (5th) and Singapore (6th). – with details from Lea Ylagan

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Authorities arrest no. 2 most wanted carnapper in Camarines Sur

by Aileen Cerrudo   |   Posted on Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

Camarines Sur ‘s no. 2 most wanted carnapper, Edwin Argamosa

The Philippine National Police Highway Patrol Group (PNP-HPG) has arrested the no. 2 most wanted carnapper in Camarines Sur.

Authorities arrested Edwin Argamosa, through a warrant of arrest, on Tuesday (July 9) in Laguna.

According to the PNP-HPG, Argamosa has been in hiding for three years after stealing an elf truck that he was supposed to fix in 2016.

Argamosa had been moving to different places in Laguna which made him difficult to track by authorities until he was found in Barangay Mojon, Liliw, Laguna.

“Matagal namin siyang sinusubaybayan, sinundan namin iyong kaniyang anak papunta sa school at sa paguwi niya nalaman namin iyong kaniyang ibang bahay pa na inuuwian sa Laguna, (We have been monitoring him for quite some time. We followed his child from school and we found their home in Laguna)” according to Laguna HPG Chief PCapt. Ernesto Esguerra

The court allowed the suspect to file a bail amounting to P180,000. Argamosa is currently of the HPG in Sta. Cruz, Laguna.—AAC (with reports from Sherwin Culubong)

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PNP launches new, ‘more personal’ internal cleansing program

by Robie de Guzman   |   Posted on Wednesday, July 10th, 2019

FILE PHOTO: Deployable personnel for for the Reactionary Standby Support Force (RSSF) as part of the PNP’s preparation for Typhoon Ompong | PNP-PIO photo

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police(PNP) on Tuesday launched a new and ‘more personal’ internal cleansing program for its officers with derogatory records.

PNP chief Police General Oscar Albayalde said the new, military-like program will employ a squad concept wherein a squad leader will train and guide their members.

The PNP chief added that the internal cleansing program will use a restorative approach which aims to focus on values formation to help change the attitude of policemen.

“You have a squad leader that will teach you and guide you. Parang sa military ito. May pinakamaliit na unit, squad; the squad concept,” Albayalde told reporters in a briefing at Camp Crame.

“This is more personal, more intimate,” he added.

Under the squad concept, each group will be composed of six to eight members with one trainer. Cops designated in each group, as well as their families, will undergo various training and seminars under the internal cleansing program.

A committee would also be formed to ensure the program’s proper implementation.

Police data showed that from July 2016 until June 20, 2019, a total of 2,400 policemen with various administrative cases were dismissed from service while 422 were removed due to drug-related charges.

Albayalde said cops whose videos have recently become viral on social media for hitting a child, and for engaging in illegal gambling and extortion activities will also undergo the new internal cleansing program.

The PNP chief said the program will be piloted in Metro Manila, and will also be implemented in other regions once it becomes a success. (with details from April Cenedoza)

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