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PRRD disapproves CHR request to open PNP case folders related to EJKs

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, September 8th, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — Acting Interior Secretary Catalino Cuy said President Rodrigo Duterte stands firm on his order that all investigations to be conducted against police and soldiers must have his consent.

This is in relation to the request of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) to open police case folders to which the president disagrees.

Still, Cuy said they are still open to help the CHR in any way possible.

“We’ll find other ways to help the CHR in their effort. We’ll continue the meetings, I hope they understand our position,” said Usec Cuy.

CHR plans to conduct a full review of all the case folders of the PNP that they believe are cases of extrajudicial killings

The commission wants to check, in particular, if incidents of victims resistance in police operations are true, specifically cases from May 2016 up to present.

The commission believes that within the said period, the number of deaths related to EJKs has increased.

Despite the president’s disapproval, the agency is not losing hope.

Based on the statement of Commissioner Chito Gascon, they will send another request on the matter.

Meanwhile, DILG plans to review all policies on the manner of recruitment, training, and deployment of policemen.

DILG is also in favor to return the full control to the PNP of all training involving new policemen.

Cuy said all of these are ways to maintain the good image of the PNP that critics want to destroy.

“Despite the effort of good policemen, there are some who wants to destroy our image, and we don’t want them also out of the organization,” said the undersecretary. — Mon Jocson | UNTV News & Rescue

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PNP holds reenactment of Mayor Halili’s assassination

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, July 5th, 2018


At exactly 8:10 a.m. on Monday, July 2, Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili was shot dead in the early Monday flag ceremony at the Tanuan City Hall grounds.

The Special Investigation Task Group Halili conducted on Thursday, July 5 the reenactment of the assassination.

This aims to eliminate speculations and  establish the position of the gunman.

In the reenactment, a mannequin wearing a suit was placed at the spot where  Mayor Halili  was standing along with other individuals during the incident.

After the reenactment, Region 4-A Director Edward Carranza confirmed that the position of the gunman was the sniper hole which they mentioned before.

The crime laboratory said that the killer had an estimated distance of 76.8 meters from the position of the mayor.

The suspect was also elevated 4.1 meters from the ground which enabled him to hit the mayor despite any movement in his place.

Carranza said that it is possible that the gunman is not a sniper who commonly aims for a head shot.

At a distance of 76.8 meters, he said that civilians who are highly-skilled in firearms can also execute a kill shot comparable to a marksman’s .

Currently, there are still three persons of interest who are under investigation.

Meanwhile, at around 9:30 pm in the morning, the crime laboratory has found a bullet in the sniper hole.

It will undergo a ballistic examination to cross-match with the 5.56mm bullet found in the body of the mayor in an autopsy.

Through this, it is possible to identify the owner of the firearm which was used in the killing of Halili. — Sherwin Culubong | UNTV News & Rescue

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2 PNP officers sacked over death of detainee

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, June 21st, 2018


Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Station 4 Commander P/Supt Carlito Grijaldo and duty jailer PO3 Dennis Saño have been relieved of their posts effective Thursday, June 21, over the death of detainee, Genesis Argoncillo.

PNP Chief PDG Oscar Albayalde has also instructed NCRPO Chief Guillermo Eleazar to investigate if QCPD Director Chief Supt. Joselito Esquivel, Jr. should be relieved for command responsibility. — Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue


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125,000 jobs available in nationwide job fairs on Independence Day — DOLE

by UNTV   |   Posted on Friday, June 8th, 2018

Nearly 125,000 job openings await Filipinos in job fairs across the country on June 12 in celebration of the nation’s 120th Independence Day.

Over 60,000 jobs are being offered for local employment. Top job vacancies include production machine operators, construction workers, company drivers, service crews, customer service representatives, factory workers and sales agents.

There are  7,000 vacant positions for officers and enlisted personnel in the AFP, PNP, Philippine Navy and the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology.

Over 53,000 jobs overseas are open for service workers, nurses, engineers, labor workers, sales personnel, and carpenters.

Foreign countries with job openings include Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Malaysia, Japan, Oman and New Zealand.

DOLE assured that all participating companies in the jobs and business fair will not offer contractual jobs in line with the government’s directive to regularize all workers and end illegal contractualization in the country.

“We saw to it that nothing like that is included. All these employers are legitimate,” said DOLE Undersecretary Jing Paras.   – Aiko Miguel | UNTV News & Rescue


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