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DepEd demands explanation after school owner burns students’ valuables in Bicol

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Sunday, August 19th, 2018

The burnt remains of a student’s backpack

 

BICOL, Philippines – A video of a man badmouthing a group of senior high school students in Bicol trended on social media over the weekend.

The students were from Bicol Central Academy (BCA) and the man yelling at them was school owner-administrator James Jaucian, an incumbent councilor of the second district of Libmanan, Camarines Sur.

According to the students, they were supposed to serve as teaching substitutes to lower grade students as the teachers were having a seminar at the nearby building.

The ruckus sparked when Jaucian scolded the students for bringing in their school things in large bags instead of small slings, citing that such items would only distract them.

Angry parents immediately rushed to the school upon learning of the incident.

Salita Vacaro, parent of one of the students, had been waiting in front of the principal’s office to demand an explanation, but none of the staff accommodated her.  She was told that no one in authority was there to explain the matter.

Vacaro and other parents appealed to Jaucian to explain and to pay for the valuables that were damaged. The items included cellular phones, laptop computers and ATM cards of some students.

Meanwhile, DepEd Regional Director 5 Gilbert Sadsad admitted that they have not received any information yet about the burning incident but he promised to delved into the issue and investigate further.

School Division Superintendent Cecille Bernadette Rivera, in a text message to UNTV, said that: “Private schools are still under our supervision. We sent a letter to BCA, Mr. Jaucianm, for his explanation on the issue and why he cannot be sanctioned.”

Sadsad said authorities are now investigating on the matter.- Allan Manansala / Marje Pelayo

 

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Duterte honors wounded, slain cops in CamSur ambush

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Wednesday, October 24th, 2018

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte commiserates with the relatives of one of the slain police officers during his visit at the Camarines Sur Provincial Police Office in Naga City on October 23, 2018. SIMEON CELI JR./PRESIDENTIAL PHOT

President Duterte went to Camarines Sur on Tuesday (October 23) where he visited the three policemen who were wounded in the ambush against the convoy of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Director General Nela Charade Puno in Brgy. Napolidad, Lupi, Camarines Sur last October 18.

The President bestowed the Order of Lapu-Lapu with rank of Kampilan to the three injured cops.

The Kampilan is awarded to government personnel and private individuals who were seriously wounded while carrying out activities related to the President’s advocacy.

Duterte also personally sent condolences to the families of the three other cops who died in the incident, namely, SPO1 Percival Rafael Jr. PO3 Carlito Navaroza Jr. and PO1 Ralph Jason Vida.

He visited the wake of PO1 Vida in Camarines Sur Provincial Police Office and awarded him the Order of Lapu-Lapu with the rank of Kalasag.

Kalasag is given to officials, government personnel and private individuals who lost their lives as a direct result of their participation in tasks pursuant to a campaign or advocacy of the President.

Duterte was joined by FDA Director General Puno whom the wounded police personnel were escorting the day of the incident.

“Maraming maraming salamat sa lahat ng mga nagligtas ng buhay ng Team FDA. Sa mga pulis na nasaktan at mga pulis na namatay, nakakagalit. Si Presidente po ay siguradong hindi papayagan na ganito lang ang mangyari,” said Puno.

President Duterte did not provide any statement to the media, however, Philippine Army 9TH Infantry Battalion Division commanding general MGen. Jesus Manangquil said that Duterte has instructed the Philippine Army and Philippine National Police to intensify the localized peace talks with the New People’s Army, who are responsible for the ambush.

“Nanawagan pa rin ulit kami sa mga nandirito na gumagala sa bundok na mag-usap, mapag-usapan through localized dialogue o peace initiative. Lalong lalo na napakaganda ng iminumungkahi ng ating gobyerno with the package na may pabahay na worth 450,000 na pabahay sa mga mag-susurender na NPA,” said the commanding general. — Yssa Jalmasco (with reports from Allan Manansala)

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PNP Chief wants upgrade of cops’ intel skills after CamSur ambush

by UNTV News and Rescue   |   Posted on Friday, October 19th, 2018

Crime scene of the ambush against police personnel in Lupi, Camarines Sur on October 18, 2018

 

CAMARINES SUR, Philippines – Following the gruesome ambush against police personnel in Lupi, Camarines Sur on Thursday (October 18), Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Oscar Albayalde wants a level up of skills in intelligence gathering among policemen.

Albayalde admitted to have noticed some loopholes in police operation procedure during the ambush specifically in critical areas such as that in Lupi.

“Marami tayong nakitang kailangan i-improve…Unang-una iyong sa information gathering, intelligence gathering natin. Pangalawa, iyong will to fight ng ating mga kapulisan kailangan natin iyong skills, iyong instinct ng ating mga pulis. So marami pa po tayong nakikita rito. Iyong manner of investigation…These incidents, hindi na po natin [hahayaan na] mangyari ang similar incident na ganito,” Albayalde said,

Albayalde was in Canaman, Camarines Sur on Friday (October 19) to award the posthumous promotion to three police escorts killed in the attack.

They were SPO1 Percival Rafael, PO3 Carlito Navarroza and PO1 Ralph Jason Vida.

“The whole Philippine National Police, kami po’y nakikiramay sa mga pamilya ng mga biktima and we want to assure the family that we will give justice to the victims,” Albayalde assured the slain cops’ kin.

After the ceremony, the PNP Chief proceeded to a hospital in Naga City where the rest of the wounded cops are confined.

The relatives of those killed in action and the wounded policemen also received cash assistance from the PNP.

Meanwhile, the remains of the cops killed in action have already been delivered to their respective hometowns. – Marje Pelayo (with reports from Allan Manansala)

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3 cops killed, 3 others wounded in Camarines Sur ambush

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Thursday, October 18th, 2018

Bodies of cops killed in action

 

Three police escorts of Food and Drugs Administration Director General Nela Charade Puno were killed while three others were wounded in an ambush along the national highway of Brgy. Napolidan, Lupi, Camarines Sur at around 9:10 AM, Thursday (October 18).

Based on initial report, the three Philippine National Police (PNP) security personnel were on board a PNP marked vehicle on their way to Daet, Camarines Norte when more or less 20 unidentified armed men believed to be members of the New People’s Army, assaulted the group which resulted in the killing and wounding of the police victims.

Route security personnel from 1st Camarines Sur PPSC were able to immediately respond to the area and retaliate, thereby suppressing the enemy and preventing further casualties.

The fatalities were identified as:

SPO1 Percival Rafael
PO3 Carlito Navarroza
PO1 Ralph Jason Vida

The Wounded personnel were immediately brought to Bicol Medical Center (BMC), Naga City. They were identified as:

PO1 Jonathan Perillo
PO1 Ruby Buena
PO1 Rodolfo Gonzaga

The Bicol PNP has coordinated with the military for a joint pursuit operation.

Nearby municipalities were also alerted to conduct checkpoints in all strategic locations in their respective areas of responsibility. — Lea Ylagan

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