Emergency Hotlines: LANDLINE (+63) 2 911 – 8688

PNP denies militarization with new police rank classification

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Saturday, 23 February 2019 03:21 PM

The Philippine National Police (PNP) assured that the new police rank classification does not signal the militarization of its forces.

PNP Spokesperson Pssupt. Bernardo Banac said only the names of the rank changed and not their duties.He said the PNP will remain “civilian in nature” as stated in the local government code.

“Walang militarisasyon dahil walang pagbabago sa mandato at misyon ng Philippine National Police. Ganoon pa rin, to enforce the law, prevent and control crime, maintain peace and order, ensure public safety so walang magbabago,” according to Banac.

(There is no militarization because there is no change in the mandate and mission of the Philippine National Police. They will still enforce the law, prevent and control crime, maintain peace and order and ensure public safety. So, there is no change.)

Republic Act 11200 or the rank classification in PNP, was signed by
President Rodrigo Duterte on February 8.

Banac said the law only brought back the previous ranks of the police including general, colonel, major, captain, inspector, lieutenant, sergeant, corporal and patrolman.

“Ang kagandahan pa nito ay iyong koordinasyon sa Armed Forces of the Philippines at iba nating counterparts sa ibang bansa, dahil alam natin sa isa’t isa kung ano iyong counterpart ng ranggo, halimbawa ang police chief inspector, ang katapat pala noon sa AFP at sa ibang bansa ay major,” said Banac.

(The good thing about this is the coordination with the Armed Forces of the Philippines and our other counterparts in other countries. Because we, ourselves, know the rank counterparts. For example the police chief inspector is the same rank with a major in AFP and other countries.)

Several PNP officials, meanwhile, agrees with bringing back the old rank classification.

“Mas maganda para sa akin na nabalik sa dating ranggo na police lieutenant, police captain so parang wala nang confusion. Kasi minsan superintendent, hindi mo alam kung school superintendent o division superintendent ng DepEd (Department of Education). Usually ang tawag naman ng mga kakilala at kaibigan natin ay colonel, hindi naman police senior superintendent,” according to Pssupt. Romeo Caramat, commander of Counter-intelligence Task Force (CITF).

Directorate for Police Community Relations (DPCR) executive assistant Police Chief Inspector Josef Angeles said, “We gladly welcome the changes in the rank classification ng Philippine National Police.”

“In the past na-observe ko rin kasi na pag sinabi mo yung ranggo mo na police chief inspector, ano’ng equivalent noon sa AFP? Sasabihin mo pa na major. Ngayong same na halos ang classification sa AFP ay naiiwasan natin na mag-create ng confusion sa public,” Angeles added.

(In the past, I have observed that whenever you say police chief inspector, they will ask its equivalent in the AFP. You will have to say major. Now, that our classification is the same with the AFP , we can avoid confusion from the public.)

The secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Eduardo Año said they aim to immediately implement the new rank classification through a donning ceremony — Aileen Cerrudo (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

Tags: , ,

Rage possibly prompted Silawan murder—psychologist

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, 22 March 2019 04:45 PM

A CCTV footage shows Christine Lee Silawan with the suspect before her murder

A psychologist speculates that extreme anger or rage prompted the murder of Christine Lee Silawan.

Dr. Camille Garcia said it might have stemmed from the suspect’s jealousy, possessiveness, or repressed anger. Repressed anger, Garcia said, might come from being abused as a child.

But there might be individuals with a criminal mind.

“Ito ang mga pang tipong serial killer. Sa kanila, it’s a form of satisfaction when they do something na karumal dumal para sa ibang tao. Sila ang may mga sociopath at psychopath, (These are the serial killer type. For them, it’s a form of satisfaction when they do something abhorrent. These are sociopaths and psychopaths)” Garcia said.

Examination of the victim’s remains, revealed the possible scenario that led to the brutal murder of 16-year-old Silawan.

Based on the autopsy report of the PNP Crime Laboratory Region 7, Christine was stabbed 20 times in various parts of her body.

Dr. Benjamin Lara , chief medico legal of PNP Crime Lab-7 said, “When we examined the victim, visible na ang vertebra niya o backbone ng neck o wala na ang trachea, esophagus, wala na iyong musculature o right side ng neck at dila, (When we examined the victim, her vertebra or the backbone in the neck area is visible. The trachea is gone, espohagus. Her musculature or right side of the neck is also gone).”

Lara also clarified, Christine’s heart, lungs and kidney remained intact. The victim also fought back because of the injuries in her fingers.

“The fact na marami siyang injuries sa kamay and mayroon siyang very deep incision on the left palm, those are sign of struggle na nanlaban o lumaban yung bata, (The deep incision on the left palm are signs of struggle)” he added.

They are also not disregarding the possibility of a post mortem animal predation or the consumption of human flesh by animals.

However, authorities remain puzzled on how carefully the suspect skinned the victim. They also speculate that the suspect has expertise on the matter.

“If this is purposely done, I can say that it is carefully and meticulously done,” Lara said.—Aileen Cerrudo (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

Tags: , , , , ,

Sytin’s brother on murder allegation: ‘I am innocent’

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Tuesday, 12 March 2019 02:34 PM

Link diagram shows Dennis Sytin as the mastermind in the murder of
businessman Dominic Sytin.

Dennis Sytin, brother of slain businessman Dominic Sytin, insists his innocence after authorities tagged him as the mastermind in the killing of his brother.

He said that these accusations are all lies and an injustice for him, his family, mother and even his brother.

“I am being used as a scapegoat while those who are truly responsible for the crime are free and seemingly no longer the subject of investigation,” Dennis Sytin said.

His name was tagged by the Philippine National Police (PNP) when the arrested suspect, Edgardo Luib, identified him as the mastermind of the crime.

Crime suspect, Edgardo Luib, claims that Dennis Sytin hired him to kill the
Dominic Sytin.

Luib was arrested on March 5 for a different crime, but his fingerprints matched the ones found on the motorcycle used as an escape vehicle after Dominic was shot outside the Lighthouse Hotel last November 28, 2018.

The suspect confessed that Dennis and a certain Ryan Rementilla alias Oliver Fuentes contracted him to kill Dominic for P1 million due to a company dispute.

Dennis added that they are prepared to answer the allegations thrown against him once his lawyers read the formal complaint.

PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde said on Monday that they are already preparing the case against Dennis and other individuals involved in the shooting of Dominic.—Aileen Cerrudo (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

Tags: ,

PNP temporarily recalls new rank classification

by UNTV News   |   Posted on Friday, 8 March 2019 11:33 AM

FILE PHOTO: Officers of the Philippine National Police

QUEZON CITY, Philippines — The Philippine National Police released a memorandun on Thursday to recall the use of its new rank classification.

According to PNP, they will not implement the new rank classification and “all communication shall reflect the old rank until the approval and effectivity of the implementing rules and regulations of Republic Act no. 11200.

READ: PNP denies militarization with new police rank classification

PNP Spokesperson Colonel Bernard Banac said they will hold in abeyance the use of the new rank classification internally.

“But for the public and media, wala nmang pagbabawal na gamitin ang new ranks as enumerated in the newly approved law, para sa pagtawag sa ating mga kapulisan,” he said.

He added that the pending approval and release of the implementing rules and regulations is within 30 days in order to specify the policies, proper abbreviations, and their usage in written communications.

The new rank classification took effect last March 1, under Republic Act 11200 recently signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on February 8.—Aileen Cerrudo

READ: PNP’s new rank classification now in effect

Tags: , ,