PDEA narcolist, not a basis for CoC evaluation – Comelec
Marje Pelayo • May 1, 2018 • 3162
Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) releases drug list
Manila, Philippines – The Commission on Elections (Comelec) assures barangay election candidates that it will not use the “narcolist” recently published by the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to evaluate their candidacy.
However, the poll body said they will conduct voters’ awareness campaign to educate the public on how to choose the rightful leader in the upcoming May 14 polls.
“As far as the Comelec is concerned we see this information as added information for the voters to decide. If the voter is of the mind na hindi maganda, na may drug related personalities sa Brgy niya then he can use that list but ultimately the voter has to make his own choice.., Again every stakeholder group has its own angle,” Comelec Spokesperson Dante Jimenez said. – UNTV News and Rescue
MANILA, Philippines — Former Talitay, Maguindanao mayor, Montasser Sabal, was killed during the operation of the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday after allegedly grabbing the service firearm of a police escort during his transport to Camp Crame in Quezon City.
PNP Chief P.Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said Sabal is one of the high-value targets.
The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) arrested Sabal on Wednesday (June 16) at the Batangas Port in Batangas City.
The PNP said he was wanted for drug and illegal possession of firearms charges. Eleazar also said that Sabal is included in the ‘narcolist’.
“Isa siya sa kino-consider natin na high value target (We consider him a high-value target) considering he was a former police officer, recruited and trained by special action force on explosive ordnance disposal and sniper course,” he said.
During Sabal’s arrest, authorities recovered six high-caliber firearms, 400 grams of suspected illegal drugs, and P200,000 cash.
Authorities were escorting Sabal towards the National Capital Region Field Unit of the CIDG at Camp Crame when he grabbed his police escort’s firearm while onboard the vehicle which resulted in a scuffle.
Sabal was able to shoot the police officer beside him which prompted the accompanying police officer to use reasonable force.
“Sabal tried to escape by grabbing the firearm of his police escort the scuffle between the suspect and the police escort resulted in the latter to hit and fatally wounded Sabal, the suspect was rushed at San Juan Medical Center but declared dead at around 6:13 in the morning,” Eleazar said.
The PNP Chief also added that the confiscated firearms from Sabal might probably be used during the 2022 national elections.
“Another possible attempt by a partisan armed group to beef up armaments as they prepared for the coming 2022 election,” according to Eleazar.
Sabal was charged by the Office of the Ombudsman and eventually suspended for failure to disclose his properties and business interests in his SALN from 2011 to 2015.
Meanwhile, Sabal’s cohorts will undergo an investigation to determine appropriate cases to be filed against them.
MANILA, Philippines — Nanawagan ng tulong kay Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang kapatid ni Peter Joemel Advincula o alyas Bikoy na si Joseph Advincula dahil umano sa mga death threat na natatanggap ng kanilang pamilya.
Ayon sa ulat ni Hazel Rivero sa UNTV CNEWS, nagsimulang nakatanggap ng banta sa buhay sina Advincula mula noong maisyuhan ng warrant of arrest si alyas Bikoy dahil sa kasong perjury.
Mula sa isang hindi kilalang numero ang nagpapadala ng text message kay Advincula na naglalaman ng mga pananakot.
Ang huli ay noong Biyernes kung saan sinabing tatapunan ng bomba ang kanilang bahay at maging sa Department of Education (DepEd) Region 5, kung saan siya namamasukan.
“Hindi lang pala ako ang nasendan ng text messege na yon kundi tumawag sa akin ng RO5 spokesperson namin sa DepEd Regional Office na pati sya pala ay nasendan din ng text messege na ganun at pati ung chief administrative officer,” pahayag ni Advincula.
Naipa-blotter na ng tagapagsalita ng DepEd ang nangyaring pananakot.
Samantala, inireport na rin ng pamilya Advincula sa Donsol Municipal Police Station ang tungkol sa dalawang lalaking umaaligid sa labas ng kanilang bahay noong nakaraang buwan.
Matatandaang si alyas Bikoy ang nagsiwalat ng impormasyon tungkol sa narco list video serye at pagbubuo ng Project Sodoma o planong pagpapabagsak sa pangulo at ang pamilya nito, kasama na rin si Sen. Bong Go.
Nahihiya man dahil sa ginawa ng kanyang kapatid sa Pangulo, humingi pa rin siya ng tulong dito.
“Sa stage ko po ngayon na pati ang work ko po ngayon ay nasasacrifice na. Nai-stress na din ako bilang kapatid niya. Sana kung mayroon man ako mahihinging tulong lalong lalo na sa Philippine National Police at sa pamahalaan para po at least kahit po na pinaglalaban namin itong kaso ng aking kapatid ay mayroon po kaming lakas. Kasi mahirap sumandal pagkaming dalawa lang,” sabi ni Advincula. (mula sa ulat ni Hazel Rivero)
The PNP chief said they were able to confiscate a total of 62 sacks of rice and 22 trays of eggs in different areas in Mindanao and Calabarzon Region.
“Wala sa kanilang umaamin kung saan nanggagaling, but we got election campaign material na doon sa specific candidates na iyon,” he said.
(No one would admit as to where the items came from but we got election campaign materials from that specific candidate.)
“But they deny na nanggaling doon sa mga kandidato na iyon at walang gustong magsabi whether the buyer or the seller kung sino or saan galing ang pera,” he added.
(But they deny that the items were from those [specific] candidates. No one, not the buyer nor the seller, wanted to admit where the items or cash came from.) – (with reports from Lea Ylagan) Marje Pelayo
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