Officers, personnel surprised by sudden disbandment of PNP-AIDG

admin   •   February 1, 2017   •   5948

PNP AIDG Director General PSSupt. Albert Ferro

Officers of the Philippine National Police Anti-Illegal Drugs Group (PNP-AIDG) admitted being surprised about the sudden disbandment of their unit after some of its men had been involved in the Jee Ick Joo kidnap slay case.

Police Senior Superintendent Albert Ferro, however, said they accept and respect the decision of President Rodrigo Duterte and PNP Chief Police Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa.

Ferro said they believe that the decision was aimed particularly at cleansing their ranks in order to save the image of the PNP.

“Personally I did not expect, but we always expect for the worst… ang wisdom po ng ating Pangulo at wisdom ng ating liderato ay atin pong iginagalang at kung ano man po yun ay sususndin naming,” said PS/Superintendent Ferro.

(Personally I did not expect, but we always expect for the worst. We respect the wisdom of our President and our leadership. Whatever their decision is, we shall follow.)

On the other hand, Ferro says he feels sad for some personnel of the group, formerly known as the Anti-Illegal Drugs Special Operations Task Force (AIDSOTF).

Among its accomplishments since AIDSOTF’s conception in 2003 were:

  • the discovery of the Paglansag Antipolo Clandestine Laboratory in 2004;
  • the arrest of Jackson Dy drug syndicate members in Parañaque in 2005; the discovery and closure of a shabu tiange in Pasig City in 2006;
  • the arrest of the Albert Chin drug syndicate members in Manila in 2013;
  • the dismantling of the Sinaloa Mexican drug cartel in Lipa City, Batangas in 2013 and the Abapo drug syndicate in Masbate;
  • and, the arrest of Lt. Col. Ferdinand Marcelino and Yan Yi Shou at a clandestine shabu laboratory in Sta. Cruz, Manila in January 2016.

Ferro said scalawag cops have destroyed not only a few policemen but a whole institution.

He said they’re also expecting the reopening of their police unit after the internal cleansing process of the PNP so that they could help in the government’s objective to achieve a drug free Philippines. — Lea Ylagan | UNTV News and Rescue 



Ombudsman junks CIDG petition vs Abayalde anew

Maris Federez   •   November 26, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — The Office of the Ombudsman has rejected anew the motion filed by the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) seeking the reversal of the decision to acquit former PNP chief Police General Oscar Abayalde of graft charges filed against him.

In its resolution, the Ombudsman said the CIDG’s motion still lack sufficient evidence that will pin down Abayalde to the case.

The resolution added that the CIDG did not submit new arguments that will prove the involvement of the retired general in the case.

The CIDG filed graft charges against Abayalde for his alleged involvement in the anomalous drug operation of police authorities in Pampanga in 2013. —/mbmf

NTC, makikipag-ugnayan sa PNP at NBI para matunton ang nasa likod ng text scams

Robie de Guzman   •   November 23, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Makikipag-ugnayan ang National Telecommunications (NTC) sa pulisya at sa National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) para imbestigahan ang mga nasa likod ng text scams.

Ito ay kasunod na rin ng mga reklamo ng ilang mobile subscribers ukol sa natatanggap nilang mga text messages mula sa mga ‘di kilalang phone numbers na nag-aalok ng trabaho, o kaya ay pautang.

Ayon sa NTC, maraming paraan para makuha ang phone number ng isang indibiduwal na pinapadalhan ng spam texts.

Kabilang na dito ang listahan ng mga number na nagpapaload sa mga tindahan at sa contact tracing system ng mga establisimyento.

Pero giit ni NTC deputy commissioner Edgardo Cabarios, ipinagbabawal ang pagbibigay ng impormasyong ito sa ibang tao at paggamit rito para sa text scams.

“We can coordinate perhaps with NBI at police para surveillance, ano, ma-determine sino yung mga yan—grupo ba sila or individual, et cetera, et cetera,” ani Cabarios.

Payo ng NTC sa publiko, huwag magbigay ng personal na impormasyon kung makakatanggap ng mga ganitong mensahe.

Maaari namang i-block ng NTC ang phone number ng mga gumagawa ng ganitong aktibidad kung hihilingin ng mga magrereklamo.

Kung makakatanggap ng text scams, maaari itong ireport sa NTC Central Office Consumer Welfare and Protection Division sa mga numerong (+63) (02) 8920-4464; (+63) (02) 8926-7722; at (+63) (02) 8921-3251.

Maaari ding magpadala ng mensahe sa e-mail address ng NTC na (Mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Asher Cadapan Jr.)

Eleazar orders nighttime patrols for holiday carolers

Robie de Guzman   •   November 11, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — Outgoing Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Guillermo Eleazar on Thursday directed police personnel to begin nighttime patrols after the government approved the conduct of street caroling this holiday season.

In a statement, Eleazar said the patrols should be conducted to ensure the security and safety of carolers.

“Inatasan ko ang ating kapulisan na mag-umpisang magsagawa ng mga patrolya tuwing gabi para sa seguridad ng mga nangangaroling at para na rin siguraduhing sumusunod sila sa health protocols,” he said.

Eleazar also urged the public to continue observing health protocols and to not be complacent amid declining COVID-19 cases in the country.

“Kahit pa bumababa ang kaso ng COVID-19, hindi ito dahilan upang maging kampante at magpabaya sa pagsunod sa minimum public health standards,” he said.

The Department of Health earlier said that carolers must wear face mask and face shield as individuals expel more respiratory particles when singing, posing the risk of COVID-19 transmission.


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