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Lanao del Norte imposes tighter security after shooting incident

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, June 14th, 2017

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Authorities added more checkpoints and deployed more cops in the town of Pantar and nearby areas in Lanao del Norte.

This is following the reported ambush last Saturday in the area that wounded four cops.

But the chief of Pantar Police said the incident was not an ambush.

Pantar PNP Chief of Police Insp. Mohammed Doro said, “There was a shooting incident but there’s no ambush.”

Authorities are still determining the motive and the personalities behind the shooting incident,

The Pantar Police assured that the area remains safe despite the ongoing clashes in the nearby Marawi City.

Authorities also call on the public to immediately report to them any suspicious individuals or activities in their area.

“Let’s help each other. We should not let our province experience what happened to Marawi City,” Baloi, Lanao del Norte acting police chief, Police Inspector Alibsar Daraba said. – Joan Nano | UNTV News and Rescue

 

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Women legislators donate monetary assistance to kin of 23 cops killed in Marawi battle

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

The Association of Women Legislators Foundation Incorporated of the House of Representatives donated P12,000 to each family of the 23 soldiers and policemen killed in the Marawi clash.

The donation came from the revenues collected from a garage sale and other fundraising activities conducted by the said foundation.

Overall, the foundation has donated more than P1.9 million to 159 families of the deceased members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and seven surviving families of slain PNP Special Action Force members.

“We are sending our condolences, our adoration, and gratitude to the families left by brave soldiers and policemen killed in the battle of Marawi City,” Bulacan Rep. Linabelle Ruth Villarica said. – UNTV News & Rescue

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PSSupt. Ferro calls on public to give PNP Drug Enforcement Group another chance

by UNTV   |   Posted on Monday, December 11th, 2017

MANILA, Philippines — Police Senior Superintendent Albert Ferro said he did not anticipate his designation as the chief of the anti-drug unit of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

It can be recalled that then PNP anti-illegal drugs group was abolished after the abduction and killing of Korean national Jee Ick Joo, which involved some of Ferro’s men.

The new PNP anti-drug unit head thanked the leadership of the PNP for trusting him anew.

He vowed to fix their system so that scalawag policemen can no longer infiltrate the PNP Drug Enforcement Group (PNP-DEG).

“I do subscribe to what we call 6WS what went well, what went wrong. We have to examine and come up with a good safeguard. Come up with a good reform. Or come up with a good inventory of our good practices, tactics. I will anchor it with the two types of principles,” said the PNP-DEG director.

Ferro called on the public to give them another chance to prove their dedication to their job.

According to the police official, one proof of their sincerity in their effort to resolve the Jee Ick Joo case, where PSupt. Rafael Dumlao was allegedly involved.

“I want to inform you that I was part of the efforts to resolve that case. We did not hide the truth because the President ordered to tell the truth,” said Ferro.

Ferro also urged the public to help the PNP fight illegal drugs.

“We will raise our standards with most caution to everything we will do. This is a fight of not just cops, but of all Filipinos,” said the director.

The new head of the PNP-DEG warned anew the police unit’s personnel planning to commit anomalies.

Ferro also noted that his men will use body cameras in all their operations to provide transparency to the public.

The PNP-DEG concentrates on neutralizing high-value targets and in reducing the supply of illegal drugs. — Lea Ylagan | UNTV News & Rescue

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Duterte requests Congress to extend on-going martial law for one more year

by Joniel Monton   |   Posted on Monday, December 11th, 2017


President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Anti-Corruption Summit 2017: ‘Breaking Chains of Corruption 2017’ at the Philippine International Convention Center in Pasay City on November 28, 2017. RUJI ABAT/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines — The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Philippine National Police (PNP) submitted last week a recommendation to President Rodrigo Duterte regarding the martial law in Mindanao.

Both agencies favor the extension of martial law in the region instead of lifting it on its scheduled term before the end of the year.

Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea has confirmed that President Rodrigo Duterte will request the Congress to extend the on-going martial law for one more year.

Based on the text message of Sec. Medialdea, the letter has already been signed by the Chief Executive pending submission to Congress.

The AFP initially stated that there is still a need for martial law in Mindanao because of reports regarding remaining Maute members, Abu Sayyaf and other terrorist groups merging together.

“Those who survived that siege still remain at large and are attempting to recover by recruiting other members of the society,” said AFP spokesperson Brigadier General Restituto Padilla.

Another reason cited for the extension is the on-going violent attacks by members of the New People’s Army (NPA).

“There was a 2,000% increase in the amount on the effect of the violent incidents on business alone,” said Padilla.

The opposition of the administration expressed their disapproval and said that the martial rule extension would only hinder the Marawi residents from returning to their homes. — Rosalie Coz | UNTV News & Rescue

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