The Quezon City Police District (QPD) conducted a bomb explosion drill on Tuesday (April 9).
Authorities showed the necessary actions to be taken in case there is an explosion in the area.
The police immediately put a barricade tape around the area and removed the crowd while the rescue teams responded to the victims of the explosion.
A member of the bomb squad approached another suspicious item that might also contain another bomb.
According to QPD District Director P/Bgen. Joselito Esquivel Jr., they will also conduct inspections in terminals.
“I think bukas o makalawa magko-conduct naman kami ng aming inspections sa mga terminal. Ito rin iyong may pinakamalaking terminal. Mayroon na rin kaming security plan para sa ano and I think we’ll have a press briefing on Monday, ‘yung preparation naman namin sa semana santa, (I think tomorrow, we will conduct inspections at some of the largest terminals. We already have a security plan for the long holiday)” he said.
Authorities remind passengers not to bring any firearms or deadly weapons especially when the Commission on Elections (Comelec) has imposed a gun ban due to the midterm elections.
For any complaints or emergencies, concerned individuals can contact the PNP or other government agencies.
Philippine National Police: 117
National Capital Region Police Office: 0915-888-8181 or 0999-901-8181
Department of Transportation: 7890
Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board: 1342
Meanwhile, based on the data of the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) around 200 bus companies were given special permits for the long holiday. This is equal to almost 500 provincial buses.
The special permits will be available from April 14 to 22.—Aileen Cerrudo (with reports from Asher Cadapan Jr.)
by UNTV News and Rescue | Posted on Monday, February 11th, 2019
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Retired General Ronald dela Rosa admits that law and order remains his top priority even as a private individual.
Now that he is trying his luck in re-entering government service, the former chief of the Philippine National Police said he wants to propose measures that will maintain law and order in the country as this is one way of boosting the country’s economy and improving the lives of Filipinos.
“Mag-concentrate ako dito sa aking cup of tea, na law and order kasi alam natin, economy will follow. Pag maganda ang peace and order ng isang bansa, susunod ang investment,” Dela Rosa said in an interview with the program Get It Straight with Daniel Razon on Monday (February 11).
As the former top law enforcer in the country, Dela Rosa said he is in favor of lowering the criminal age of responsibility from 15 to 12 years old. However, he suggests that the government should provide more rehabilitation facilities for juvenile delinquents.
“Magkakaroon ng foreign investment, local investors. Magi-invest sila ng pera dahil confident sila. Kung may investment, may employment. Kapag may employment, may income ang tao. Kapag may income, may makakain sa kani-kaniyang pamamahay so gaganda ang buhay ng tao pag may laman ang tiyan,” he added.
To further intensify national security, he will propose the registration of subscriber identification module (SIM) cards and regulate its distribution as a way to counter terrorism.
He also promised to campaign against loose firearms across the country.
Meanwhile, Gen. Bato said he feels sorry for the deaths caused by the government’s war on drugs under his leadership of the PNP.
Nevertheless, he feels relieved every time there are people who thank him for the reform and improvements since the launch of the Duterte administration’s campaign against illegal drugs.
“May lalapit sa iyo at yayakap: ‘Sir, maraming salamat sa ginagawa ninyo. Malaki na po pagkakaiba ngayon. Noon po takot na takot kami. Ngayon hindi na po kami takot, baligtad na. Noon, nagtatago kami sa loob ng bahay, ayaw naming lumabas sa kalsada. Ngayon baligtad na, kami na nasa kalsada. Ang mga addict na ang nagtatago sa bahay dahil baka makita ng pulis,’ ” he said of the people who approach him to recognize his accomplishments.
“Very fulfilling. Napalapit ko, (ang) pulis sa taumbayan,” he concluded happily. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Rosalie Coz)
by UNTV News and Rescue | Posted on Friday, October 12th, 2018
A body of a suspect after a gunfight broke out in Barangay Bago Bantay, Quezon City
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – A gunfight broke out after three suspects in a gun trade resisted arrest in Barangay Bago Bantay, Quezon City on Thursday (October 11).
One of them was identified as alias Turo. Two of his cohorts are still being known.
According to Quezon City Police District Director Chief Superintendent Joselito Esquivel Jr., a tipster informed them of a large scale gun running activity in the area.
An agent of the QC District Special Operations Unit posed as buyer with whom alias Turo transacted a shotgun for P10,000.
One of the suspects sensed the entrapment and immediately pulled a gun.
The police were compelled to retaliate resulting in the death of the three.
“Pagpasok ko, to effect arrest sir para maaresto sana sir, nagulat ako nung bigla na lang akong pinutukan ng dalawang beses. Buti na lang nakabunot din ako tapos sumabay na lang ako ng putok. Buti na lang may gamit kaming bullet vest,” said PO3 Roniel Abuyog, the operating unit’s team leader.
Seized from the suspects were three shotguns and three .45 caliber pistols.
Esquivel said the PNP is now on intensified operations against loose firearms in view of the coming elections.
“Ito ay ginagawa natin dahil nga malapit na ‘yung ating eleksyon. Pinapaigting natin ang ating operation lalo na sa recovery ng loose firearm para hindi magamit sa eleksyon,” he said. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Asher Cadapan Jr.)
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