PNPA Alumni Association suspends and removes benefits of 6 PNP officials

UNTV News   •   May 6, 2015   •   4428

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)

Nograles: Warrantless arrest of GCTA-freed ‘fugitives’ will push through

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 20, 2019

The warrantless arrest of heinous crimes convicts freed under the good conduct time allowance (GCTA) law will push through if they still refuse to surrender, according to Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles.

Nograles said the Philippine National Police (PNP) is still finalizing the list of GCTA disqualified convicts before they can conduct a warrentless arrest. This is due to the number of inmates still surrendering to authorities.

“They are just going over the list again and again, making sure na wala silang nakaligtaan. Making sure na wala namang ipapasok sa final list na hindi naman dapat, and you have to remember marami na up to now, marami na ang nagsusurrender ( They are just going over the list again and again, making sure they do not miss anyone. [They] will also make sure all GCTA disqualified convicts will be included. You have to remember, up to now, there are still inmates surrendering),” he said.

According to the Cabinet Secretary, once the final list is completed the PNP can conduct the warrantless arrest against the said “fugitives”.

“The PNP just wants to have pinpoint accuracy kung sino talaga ang hahanapin nila, (The PNP just wants to have pinpoint accuracy on who to track down),” according to Nograles.

Meanwhile, according to National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar their tracker teams continue to monitor the whereabouts of the freed GCTA disqualified convicts.

“Tuloy pa rin ang pagmo-monitor ng tracker teams natin doon sa remaining na nasa listahan natin, (Our tracker teams are still monitoring those [inmates] on our list)” Eleazar said.

The PNP is calling on these inmates to surrender and not wait for authorities to apprehend them.—AAC (with reports from Rosalie Coz)

PNP confirms PMA cadet died due to hazing

Aileen Cerrudo   •   September 20, 2019

Philippine Military Academy cadets | 📷PMA Facebook page

The Philippine National Police-Cordillera confirmed on Friday (September 20) that the death of a 4th class cadet at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) in Baguio was due to hazing.

According to PNP PRO-Cordillera Regional Director PBGen. Ephraim Dickson, 20-year-old Darwin Dormitorio sustained three injuries to the body, especially in the stomach.

Authorities said this is a possible sign of hazing.

Dormitorio initially complained about a stomach pain and was rushed to the hospital where he died due to cardiac arrest secondary to internal hemorrhage.

The PNP-Cordillera are also investigating if Dormitorio was electrocuted.

Meanwhile, three persons of interest are already under restrictive custody. Two of them are 3rd class cadets while one of them is a 1st class cadet.—AAC (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

PNP confirms female suicide bomber in Indanan, Sulu blast

Marje Pelayo   •   September 17, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) confirmed that the suicide bomber responsible for the Indanan, Sulu blast on September 8, 2019 was a female.

According to PNP Deputy Spokesperson Police Lt. Col. Kimberly Molitas, the DNA test conducted by the PNP Crime Laboratory revealed that the human tissue, flesh and bone specimen recovered from the blast site was similar to a female DNA profile.

But the official clarified that the PNP has no way to determine the identity and the nationality of the suicide bomber because the Crime Laboratory has no equipment yet to do it.

“Remaining specimen and extracted DNA material is currently stored at PNP Crime Laboratory 11, DNA laboratory in Davao,” Molitas said. – MNP (with details from Lea Ylagan)

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