NCRPO records low crime rate in Metro Manila

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 2, 2019   •   1834

Newly promoted policemen stand in formation during a mass promotion ceremony at the police headquarters in Taguig City, south of Manila, Philippines, 27 March 2019. EPA-EFE/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) has recorded a low crime rate in Metro Manila from July 2016 to September 2019.

According to NCRPO Director PMGen. Guillermo Eleazar there were 49,835 crime incidents recorded from July 2016 to September 2019 which is 62 percent lower compared to the 131,839 crime incidents recorded from April 2013 to June 2016.

However, based on the NCRPO records, murder cases increased by 60 percent. From July 2016 to September 2019, murder cases increased by 4,295 compared with the 2,682 cases recorded from April 2013 to June 2016.

Eleazar said the increase in the murder cases is due to the illegal drug campaign of the government.

“Dahil sa ating campaign against illegal drugs. Ito’y mga sindikatong nagpapatayan dahil they want to silence ang mga members ng syndicates (It is because of our campaign against illegal drugs. There are syndicates who are killing each other because they want to silence syndicate members),” he said.

Meanwhile, the number of cases in homicide, physical injury, rape, theft, and robbery decreased.

Eleazar is confident crime rate will continue to decline.

“Kasi sa city ordinances naiiwasan natin iyong mga petty crimes. At kapag naiwasan iyan ay maiiwasan din natin ang mga serious crimes to happen— nagiging effective ang ating crime prevention, (Because in city ordinances, petty crimes are prevented. And once it is prevented, we can also prevent serious crimes to happen)” he said.—AAC (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

Presyo ng baboy, posible pang tumaas habang papalapit ang holiday season – DA

Robie de Guzman   •   November 22, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Tumaas ang presyo ng karne ng baboy sa ilang pamilihan sa Metro Manila.

Sa ulat ni Aileen Cerrudo sa UNTV C-News, sinasabing umaabot sa P20 hanggang P60 ang presyo ng karne ng baboy.

Sa Mega Q Mart, nasa P420 ang presyo ng kada kilo ng liempo, P350-P360 naman ang halaga ng kada kilo ng kasim.

Sa Commonwealth Market, hanggang P320 ang halaga ng liempo at nasa P360 naman ang kasim.

Nasa P390 ang presyo ng kada kilo ng liempo habang nasa P300 to P340 ang presyo ng kasim sa Malabon Central Market.

Sa Munoz at Guadalupe Market naman, umiikot sa P360 hanggang P380 ang kada kilo ng liempo habang nasa P320 at P330 naman ang kasim.

Ayon sa Department of Agriculture (DA), ito ay bunsod ng kakulangan pa rin sa supply ng baboy dahil sa epekto ng African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreak.

Ayon sa DA, posible pang tumaas ang presyo ng baboy sa pagsapit ng buwan ng Disyembre dahil sa inaasahang pagtaas ng demand kaugnay ng holiday season.

Polisiya sa pagpasok ng mga bata sa mall, dedesisyunan na ng NCR mayors

Robie de Guzman   •   November 18, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Patuloy nang tinatalakay ng mga alkalde sa National Capital Region (NCR) ang polisiyang nararapat ipatupad kaugnay ng pagpasok ng mga bata sa mga mall at kahalintulad na lugar sa gitna pa rin ng banta ng COVID-19.

Ngayong Huwebes, magpupulong ang mga alkade upang pag-usapan kung hihigpitan ba ang mga panuntunan sa pagpasok ng mga menor de edad sa mga mall at iba pang pampublikong lugar, partikular na sa Metro Manila.

Ito ay kasunod na rin ng panawagan ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte sa mga lokal na pamahalaan na pagbawalan muna ang mga batang may edad 12 taon at pababa sa pagpasok sa mga mall at iba pang kahalintulad na lugar.

Ginawa ng Panguio ang panawagan matapos mapaulat na isang 2-taong gulang na bata ang nag-positibo sa COVID-19 matapos umanong mamasyal sa mall.

Una nang sinabi ng Metro Manila Council na nakikipagpulong na sila sa health experts at stakeholders kaugnay ng isyu para sa gagawing rekomendasyon.

Isa sa mga isinaalang-alang ng konseho ay kung papayagan ang pagdadala sa mga sanggol sa mga mall at iba pang lugar na sakop ng 3Cs category (closed, crowded, close contact settings) dahil hindi angkop sa mga ito ang pagsusuot ng face mask.

Para naman sa Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands (CCPI), may negatibong epekto sa ekonomiya ang pagbabawal sa mga bata sa mga mall.

Ayon kay CCPI President Jose Luis Yulo Jr., malaki ang epekto ng bata sa consumer spending lalo na ngayong lumalakas na muli ang bentahan bunsod ng papalapit na holiday season.

kaya apela ng grupo ng mga negosyante sa pamahalaan, pag-aralang maigi ang usapin bago magpatupad ng polisiya.

Mula nang isailalim sa COVID-19 Alert Level 2 ang NCR ay naging mas maluwag na ang restrictions sa paggalaw ng publiko.

Mas maraming negosyo na rin ang pinayagang mag-operate sa limitadong kapasidad. (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Asher Cadapan Jr.)

Philippines, Japan renew strategic ties

Maris Federez   •   November 18, 2021

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte and Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida on Wednesday renewed their commitment to strengthen the strategic relations between the Philippines and Japan.

In a press statement, the Office of the President (OP) said the two leaders renewed their commitment through a telephone conversation on Wednesday (November 17).

“The phone call between Duterte and Kishida came a week after the latter was re-elected as Japan’s prime minister by parliament,” the Palace said.

President Duterte congratulated Prime Minister Kishida on his election and the Government of Japan on the success of the Tokyo Olympics and Paralympic Games, Malacañang said.

“The President also recalled Prime Minister Kishida’s visit in Davao in August 2016 when the latter paid a courtesy call as Foreign Minister of Japan. Prime Minister Kishida was the first Foreign Minister received by President Duterte,” it added.

The Palace further said that Duterte and Kishida agreed to undertake an exchange of visits “at a mutually agreed time to further reaffirm the Philippines-Japan partnership and personal friendship.”

“They likewise exchanged views on regional developments and multilateral issues, including the South China Sea issue, the situation in Myanmar and the Korean Peninsula, and non-proliferation,” it added.

Duterte also acknowledged how Japan has been “indeed a friend closer than a brother” after it sent assistance in the Philippines’ coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic response and recovery efforts.

The President also thanked Japan for supporting the government’s “Build, Build, Build” program, the peace process and grassroots development in Mindanao, and the ongoing transition process of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao.

“Japan is unrivaled among our bilateral partners,” Duterte told Kishida.

The Palace said Duterte also informed Kishida that he is looking forward to the successful implementation of projects and activities aimed at enhancing the Philippines’ cooperation with Japan in the field of maritime security, particularly in maritime domain awareness, maritime connectivity, and preservation of the marine environment.

On his part, Kishida acknowledged that the Philippines-Japan relations “have indeed reached its golden age under President Duterte’s administration.”

The Japanese official gave his commitment that “Japan will continue supporting the Philippines’ peace and development agenda in Mindanao, ‘Build, Build, Build’ program and efforts to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The OP further said that Kishida “conveyed his government’s readiness to further strengthen Japan’s partnership in maritime security by supporting the upgrading of the Philippines’ maritime law enforcement capabilities.”

“President Duterte and Prime Minister Kishida agreed that it is high time for the Philippines and Japan to pursue deeper security engagement and coordination by launching a Foreign and Defense Ministerial Meeting or 2+2 meeting,” Malacañang said.

“The Philippines and Japan celebrate two milestones this year — 65 years of normalized diplomatic relations and 10 years of Strengthened Strategic Partnership,” the Palace said. —/mbmf

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