PSupt. Marvin Marcos reinstated as CIDG Region 12 Chief

UNTV News   •   July 13, 2017   •   4770

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Police Superintendent Marvin Marcos and his men are now back to active duty.

Marcos has been reinstated as the new chief of the PNP-CIDG Region 12 while his men will be deployed to regions 12 and seven in Central Visayas.

The reinstatement of Marcos’ group is in accordance to the order of President Rodrigo Duterte.

They were implicated in the killing of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa, Sr. and one inmate inside his detention in Baybay Sub Provincial Jail in Leyte in November 2016.

Several lawmakers expressed dismay on the matter.

In a statement, Sen. Bam Aquino said the order disregards the law and the campaign against violence.

For her part, Sen. Grace Poe said it will stain the image of the PNP. She adds the police institution does not need the likes of Marcos and his men.

Meanwhile, Sen. Panfilo Lacson called for an investigation of the issue.

PNP Chief Ronald Dela Rosa denied allegations of impunity in the reinstatement of Marcos.

“We have shown that our justice system works. If a drug pusher or drug lord claims that they have the right to due process, our police men also have the right.  After due process that’s the result, why won’t we accept it?” PNP Chief PDG Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa said.

Dela Rosa added that the reinstatement of Marcos is because he is now cleared of his administrative case. However, he still has to face the homicide charges filed before the Department of Justice (DOJ).

“I’m not the one who decides on that.  There is an investigation process, the criminal case from murder to homicide, that’s DOJ’s decision,” PNP Chief dela Rosa said.

Dela Rosa appealed to Supt. Marcos to be honest and stay loyal to his duty.

He must also prove that he is indeed innocent of any involvement in the killing of the elder Espinosa. – Mon Jocson | UNTV News and Rescue

PNP-CIDG to assist FDA in going after unregulated distribution of ivermectin

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 11, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) announced that it would assist the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in going after unregulated sale and distribution of ivermectin drugs.

Amid the reports on the use of the anti-parasite drug to treat the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) without the approval of the FDA, the PNP-CIDG said it would strictly monitor the distribution and use of Ivermectin across the country. It would also conduct an investigation and intensified police operations against any violations of RA 9711 and of the FDA’s Compassionate Special Permit (CSP).

“The CIDG will assist the FDA in suppressing or deterring lawless elements in their criminal acts of endangering the well-being of the community,” the PNP said in a statement.

CIDG Director, PMGen. Albert Ferro said that they will go after those who will violate the said provisions specifically on fake, unregistered/ unlicensed, and no permit on the sales and distribution of the said drugs.

“We strongly advise the public to seek professional help and opinion before using the said drug and buy only from authorized sources. We also encourage them to report any illegal dispense and use of the said medicine,” he said. AAC

2 terrorists killed in an encounter in South Cotabato

Aileen Cerrudo   •   April 7, 2021

Two members of a local terrorist group in Central Mindanao were killed during a police encounter on Tuesday (April 6) in South Cotabato.

Police authorities reported Jourhan Palalisan Utap and Mohaimen Palalisan Utap engaged the police during an arrest in Sitio Bio, Purok 4, Barangay Lapu, Polomolok, South Cotabato.

The team was serving a Warrant of Arrest against Jourhan Utap when the suspect and his younger brother Mohaimen Utap resisted which led to a brief shootout with the police.

Both armed suspects were declared dead by attending physicians at the Polomolok Municipal Hospital.

PRO-12 Regional Director Police Brigadier General Michael John Dubria said both suspects were active members of the terrorist group Dawlah Islamiya-Socsargen Khatiba under Ali Boy Nilong.

Troops recovered a caliber.45 pistol, a caliber.357 revolver and five small plastic sachets of Shabu from the slain suspects. AAC

PNP orders relief of Gen. Trias police chief over death of curfew violator

Robie de Guzman   •   April 7, 2021

 

MANILA, Philippines — The police chief of General Trias in Cavite has been relieved from his post over the death of a man who was made to do an intensive physical exercise for allegedly violating the curfew policy, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Wednesday.

PNP Spokesperson Ildebrandi Usana said General Trias Police chief Lieutenant Colonel Marlo Solero and two other officers involved, Police Corporal Jerome Vibar and Police Corporal Kenneth Mercene have been placed under the supervision of Cavite Police provincial director Police Colonel Marlon Santos while the investigation is underway.

“This is to ensure that the PNP does not tolerate any act that is inimical to the best interest of our people, particularly the aggrieved parties in the Peñaredondo case,” Usana said, referring to Darren Peñaredondo who reportedly died after being forced to do excessive physical exercise for violating curfew.

Peñaredondo was only about to buy water on Thursday, April 1 when he was apprehended by village watchmen for supposedly violating curfew hours.

Solero and the two cops earlier denied that they subjected the curfew violators to do knee bender exercise as a punishment but the sworn affidavits executed by two other violators stated otherwise, the PNP said.

The PNP Internal Affairs Service (IAS) said it has started its investigation into the incident, which is said to have involved seven police officers but only three were identified.

Cops tagged in the incident have been given a week to submit their response about the investigation.

“Isa naman yan sa aming moto propio investigation, yung mga nasa custody ng police kung merong human rights violation ay kami ay nag iimbestiga,” PNP-IAS Inspector General Atty. Alfegar Triambulo said.

They may face suspension or dismissal from service should they be found liable.

“Six months suspension to dismissal from the service ang range ng penalty ng serious na kapabayaan na nagresulta ng pagkamatay ng isang tao,” Triambulo said.

Usana earlier said that PNP chief General Debold Sinas do not approve of arresting quarantine violators, and prefers the imposition of warning or fines based on local ordinances.

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday proposed to impose community service instead of jail time as penalty for those who violate quarantine protocols against COVID-19. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Lea Ylagan)

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