Candidates for the Chief of Police post, grateful for presumptive president Duterte’s trust

admin   •   May 17, 2016   •   9352

Candidates for the next PNP Chief.

Candidates for the next PNP Chief.

Though choice has not yet been made, all three candidates for the position of being the Chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) expressed their gratitude toward president-elect Rodrigo Duterte.

In a text message to UNTV, the most senior among the three PMA Sandiwa Class of 1985 PCSupt. Ramon Apolinario said it is better to wait for the decision of the incoming president as he has the authority to appoint the rightful person for the position.

During his two terms as law enforcer in Davao City from July 2008 to January 9, 2010, he was able to seize 16 kilograms of high grade cocaine with a total street value of P120 million loaded inside a Maersk container van in Davao pier.

It was also under his term when Davao City was accorded with the Best City Police Office Award in two consecutive years.

Meanwhile, PMA Sinagtala Class of 1986 PCSupt. Ronald Dela Rosa said he is ready for the position though he is not certain if the criminals are ready for him.

During Dela Rosa’s term in Davao from 2011 to 2013, kidnap-for-ransom victim Sally Chua was rescued; The ‘Bye-bye Gang’ kidnap-for-ransom group was neutralized; Malaysian international terrorist and Jemaah Islamiya suicide bomber Fikrie was killed; The Baktin carnapping group was disbanded; And illegal drug cases in Davao declined by 60% through the launching of “Oplan Tukhang.”

Oplan Tukhang was derived from the word ‘tuktok-hangyo’ with its Tagalog equivalent ‘knock and plea.’ The operation is done by knocking at the house doors of suspected drug personalities while pleading to them to stop their illegal activities or else, leave Davao.

For his part, PMA Hinirang Class of 1987 PSSupt. Rene Aspera said it is an honor to be among the president’s shortlist. He promised to support whoever is appointed for the position.

Aspera boasted the peaceful conduct of election during his term in Davao from January 10, 2010 to January 31, 2012. It was during his term when all suspects to the killing of SPO1 Rene Panganiban were captured.

Among the three, Gen. Apolinario is the most senior in service but the youngest in age. He was born on August 2, 1962.

Col. Aspera was born on May 7, 1962 while Gen. Dela Rosa was born on January 1, 1962, the eldest of the three.

Though they belong to different batches of the Philippine Military Academy, they were all born in the same year. Whoever among them is chosen, the other two would lose their chance to become the next PNP chief as all of them have to retire in 2018.


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

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.

Eleazar urges support for next PNP chief Dionardo Carlos

Robie de Guzman   •   November 11, 2021

Outgoing Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police General Guillermo Eleazar on Wednesday urged the police force to rally behind the leadership of his successor, Police Lieutenant General Dionardo Carlos.

Carlos was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte to replace Eleazar, who is set to retire on Friday, November 13 as he reaches the mandatory retirement age of 56.

“The President has decided, now is the perfect time for the PNP to express our unity and solidarity behind the chain of command as we welcome a new leader who will ensure continuity of command in our organization,” Eleazar said in a statement.

Eleazar said Carlos needs all the support to face the challenges and accomplish the mission to eradicate criminality and illegal drugs in the country.

“The mission ahead is as huge as the responsibility that rests on the shoulders of General Carlos. I wish him all the best in the new post even as I offer myself in my humble capacity as a retired PNP Chief in whatever assistance I can provide,” he said.

Carlos is a member of Philippine Military Academy Maringal Class of 1988.

Prior to his appointment as the country’s top cop, he served as PNP spokesperson and chief of the Aviation Security Group. He also headed the PNP Directorial Staff.

He will serve as PNP chief until his retirement on May 8, 2022.



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