MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte will unlikely be deterred from riding choppers after the Philippine National Police’s (PNP) helicopter which carried several top police officials, crashed Thursday morning, Malacañang said.
Speaking to reporters during a Palace briefing, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo dismissed the possibility that the accident will sway Duterte against riding choppers for his trips.
“You know the President, the President always says, ‘If it’s my time, it’s my time.’ Fatalistic siya eh,” he said.
Duterte often rides a chopper to attend official functions and conduct aerial inspections.
On Thursday morning, PNP chief Police General Archie Gamboa and seven other police officials were hurt after the 2-year old Bell 429 helicopter they were riding crashed in San Pedro, Laguna.
Gamboa and five others survived the crash with minor injuries, but two high-ranking officials, Major Generals Mariel Magaway and Jovic Ramos, are in critical condition.
Panelo said Duterte will most likely visit the injured police officers but he has yet to get details about it.
He also urged the public not to make any speculations on the circumstances surrounding the PNP chopper crash.
“Initial accounts reveal that the mishap was caused by the helicopter getting in contact with a high-tension wire due to poor visibility. With this, we ask the public to refrain from making speculations relative to the circumstances as we wait for the official results of the probe on the incident,” he said. – RRD (with details from Correspondent Rosalie Coz)
MANILA, Philippines – Inilunsad ng Philippine National Police (PNP) ngayong Miyerkules, Mayo 27 ang Helpline 16677, isang public hotline para sa anumang katanungan o isyu hinggil sa ipinatutupad na community quarantine sa gitna ng novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) crisis.
Ayon kay PNP chief Police General Francisco Gamboa, layon ng proyekto na matiyak ang agarang pagtugon ng pulisya sa anumang reklamo o katanungan na hinggil sa mga panuntunan sa enhanced community quarantine (MECQ) at general community quarantine (GCQ).
“We want a quick response system that will immediately address and respond to the public’s concerns in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The timely release of information and assistance is urgently needed by our people and the PNP’s helpline will provide just that,” ani Gamboa sa isang pahayag sa media.
Ang PNP Directorate for Operations-PNP Command Center ang magsisilbing communication hub para sa lahat ng ECQ at GCQ concerns. Bukod pa ito sa ginagawa nilang monitoring ng police operations at pag-uulat hinggil sa law enforcement activities ng PNP.
Ayon kay Gamboa, inilunsad ang proyekto sa pakikipag-tulungan ng PLDT Inc. na nagbigay ng 52 units ng mobile phones, 30 units ng pocket Wi-Fi, mga prepaid cards at ilang SMS Messaging suite.
Pagtitiyak ng PNP chief, bukas 24/7 ang PNP Helpline 16677 sa publiko. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Lea Ylagan)
MANILA, Philippines – Six kilograms of suspected shabu (crystal meth), worth P40 million, were seized during two separate illegal drug operations in Bohol province on Monday, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Tuesday.
A report from Police Brigadier General Albert Ignatius Ferro, chief of Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7), said that a buy-bust operation was launched on Monday afternoon in Talibon town which yielded the arrest of drug suspect, Jaime Dajao, 44.
Arresting officers confiscated from Dajao four kilograms of suspected shabu with an estimated street value of P27 million.
In a follow-up operation conducted in Tagbilaran City, police arrested four drug suspects, identified as Lelit Dajao Sinugbojan, 44; Chellomao Pescura Curayag, 33; Junalyn Abelgas Matura, 32; and Humprey Millana Cenabre, 34.
Two kilograms of suspected shabu, worth P13 million, were seized from the suspects, as well as the buy-bust money.
PNP chief Police General Archie Gamboa assured that intensified anti-illegal drug operations will continue despite the police’s task in the government’s COVID-19 response.
“Even with the ongoing health crisis, police anti-illegal drugs operations will continue without let-up and will be unrelenting as ever,” Gamboa said.
MANILA, Philippines – Magsisimula na ngayong linggo ang operasyon ng sariling testing facility para sa novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) ng Philippine National Police (PNP).
Ayon kay PNP Spokesperson Police Brigadier General Bernard Banac, binigyan na ito ng license to operate ng Department of Health (DOH) noon pang May 22.
Una nang sinabi ng PNP na ang Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) facility nito ay sinertipikahan ng Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) ng DOH bilang isang independent testing center.
Pansamantala itong ipu-puwesto sa PNP Crime Laboratory sa Camp Crame habang hindi pa tapos ang 84-square meter na pasilidad sa likod ng PNP Health Service.
Ayon kay Banac, prayoridad sa testing ang pulis na dumu-duty sa quarantine checkpoints at nagpapatupad ng seguridad sa Metro Manila.
Sa huling tala ng PNP Health Service, umabot na sa 263 ang bilang ng mga pulis na nag-positibo sa coronavirus disease.
Nasa 777 probable at 575 suspect cases naman ang binabantayan sa ngayon. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Lea Ylagan)
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