PNP-AIDG to educate Korean communities vs abusive cops

admin   •   January 28, 2017   •   3040

The United Korean Community Association of the Philippines together with the PNP-AIDG, once again offered flowers and prayers at the area in Camp Crame where the Korean businessman was allegedly killed.

An information drive will be conducted by the Philippine National Police Anti-Illegal Drugs Group (PNP-AIDG) in every Korean community across the country to prevent them from being abused by corrupt policemen like what happened to slain Korean businessman, Jee Ick Joo.

AIDG Dir. PS/Supt. Albert Ferro said, they want to give sufficient awareness to the 90,000 Korean nationals about the various modus operandi employed by rogue policemen.

“We will be giving them tips like for instance if somebody gave them warrant of arrest and search warrant it should be properly verified at the nearest police station,” said Ferro.

WATCH: PNP Chief orders reshuffle within PNP-AIDG, AKG following Jee kidnap-slay case

The United Korean Community Association of the Philippines together with the PNP-AIDG, once again offered flowers and prayers at the area in Camp Crame where the Korean businessman was allegedly killed.

Despite the demise of Jee in the hands of scalawag cops, United Korean Community Association of the Philippines Exec. Vice Pres. Charlie Shin still assures the Philippine government of the Korean community’s continued trust, and hopes for the delivery of swift justice for their murdered countryman.

“But we have to expect also to please solve fast and this is not to happen again this kind of incident …we trust also Philippine government and also the Philippine law, Pres. Duterte already apologize to the Korean national,” said Shin.

WATCH: Malacañang apologizes to South Korea

Meanwhile, militant groups held a protest outside of Camp Crame to condemn the abuses of anti-drug campaign committed by members of the PNP.

“Ang aming panawagan sa Pangulo, dapat hindi na sya magbigay ng blanket endorsement ng war on drugs at justification sa mga pagpatay kasi humahantong ngayon sa akala ng mga pulis na okay na gumawa kami ng krimen at walang mananagot,” said BAYAN secretary general, Renato Reyes.

(Our appeal to the President, he should not give blanket endorsement for the war on drugs and justification in the killings because it gives policemen the impression that it’s okay to commit crime because they will not be held accountable.)

Reyes also said that the Project Tokhang of PNP should be stopped because it is being used as a justification to kill a suspected drug personality. — Lea Ylagan | UNTV News and Rescue

4 members of kidnap-for ransom-group killed in QC encounter

Aileen Cerrudo   •   January 22, 2021

QUEZON, Philippines—Four alleged members of the Waray-Waray kidnap- for-ransom group were killed in an encounter with the Philippine National Police-Anti Kidnapping Group (PNP-AKG) in Quezon City.

An entrapment operation was conducted by the PNP-AKG and Quezon City Police District against the kidnappers of two Chinese nationals.

The two victims were abducted in front of UP Town Center on Thursday (January 21).

PNP-AKG Spokesperson PMaj. Ronaldo Lumactod said the operation led to a gunfight.

“Very daring, lalaban talaga sa pulis. Hindi sila magpapatalo o sususko kasi pagpasok ng kapulisan sa lugar ng Holy Spirit winagwagan agad ang kapulisan hoping matakot ang ating kapulisan,” he said.

Authorities said the four suspects have not yet been identified but initial reports indicate that they are members of the Wara-Waray kidnap- for-ransom group operating in Metro Manila, Central Luzon, and Calabarzon.

Police recovered from the suspects various caliber of firearms and one grenade.

One of the victims, Lee Ching, was rescued by authorities while Zhi Fu, the second victim, was able to escape and seek help from authorities. AAC (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

Doctor kidnapped by armed men in Sulu

Aileen Cerrudo   •   February 5, 2020

A doctor has been kidnapped by armed men from his clinic in Jolo, Sulu on Tuesday (February 5).

Authorities are still investigating which group abducted Dr. Daniel Moreno who is a public servant treating local residents in Jolo, Sulu.

Based on the investigation of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, four men in camouflage entered Moreno’s clinic in Barangay Walled City past 7:00 p.m. The men forced the doctor to board a red Tamaraw FX.

“Nakasuot ito ng military at PNP uniforms kung kaya’t siguro mas napadali iyong kanilang execution. Tayo po ay naniniwala na matagal na nilang sinu-surveillance at minamatyagan itong doctor na ito, (They were wearing military and PNP uniforms so the execution was easier for them. We believe they have long been monitoring this doctor),” according to Western Mindanao Command Spokesperson Major Arvin John Encinas.

Authorities are currently determining the motive of the kidnapping and if the Abu Sayyaf Group is involved in the said incident.—AAC (with reports from Val Villaflor)

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Robredo, Gamboa agree: Oplan Tokhang will continue

Maris Federez   •   November 14, 2019

Operatives of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) try to restrain a woman who exhibited suspicious behavior and claimed to be ‘associated with the military’ during an anti-illegal drugs operation in Makati City, east of Manila, Philippines, 06 April 2017. EPA/ROLEX DELA PENA (FILE)

MANILA, Philippines – The implementation of Oplan Tokhang will continue as part of the anti-illegal drugs campaign of the government.

According to PNP-OIC PLtGen. Archie Gamboa, this is part of the agreement they reached with Vice President Leni Robredo during their meeting on Thursday (Nov. 14).

The Vice President has earlier said that she wants to scrap the Oplan Tokhang which was also referred to as Oplan Tokbang by critics due to the reported high number of deaths of drug suspects for allegedly resisting arrest.

“We were able to convince her na meron lang probably re-packaging or re-tooling of how it is going to be presented but she is convinced that indeed the Philippine anti-drug strategy is already a strategy that can be adopted outright,” Gamboa said.

“She’s also convinced na yung tokhang ay hindi naman. Bisaya kasi kami, ‘tokhang’ came from a Visayan word. Kung titingnan mo yun, there’s no killing in tokhang,” he added.  (with details from Lea Ylagan) /mbmf

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