PNP: Liquor ban for May 13 polls to start on Sunday

Robie de Guzman   •   May 10, 2019   •   2543

A 48-hour liquor ban will be imposed from May 12 to 13 in time for the Midterm National and Local Elections on Monday, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said.

The PNP said the liquor ban would take effect from 12:01 a.m. of May 12 until 12 midnight of May 13.

The ban includes drinking and selling of alcohol in stores.

“Ito ay bahagi ng ating security preparation na ipinatutupad para magkaroon tayo ng mapayapa at maayos na halalan sa Lunes,” PNP spokesperson Col. Bernard Banac said in a press briefing on Thursday.

Aside from the liquor ban, the PNP has been enforcing a gun ban, prohibiting the transportation or bearing of firearms and other deadly weapons during the election period from January 13 to June 12.

As of May 8, a total of 5,316 individuals have been arrested for violating the election gun ban, and more than 4,000 firearms and 42,000 other deadly weapons were confiscated.

PNP, hindi magpapatupad ng ‘no vaccine, no entry’ rule sa police camps

Robie de Guzman   •   December 8, 2021

 

MANILA, Philippines – Hindi magpapatupad ang Philippine National Police (PNP) ng “no vaccine, no entry” policy sa mga sibilyan na papasok sa mga kampo ng pulisya para mag-avail ng kanilang frontline services.

Ayon kay PNP chief Police General Dionardo Carlos, hindi ipinagbabawal ang pagpasok sa kampo ng mga hindi pa bakunadong sibilyan pero paaalalahanan silang palagiang sumunod sa health protocols.

Isasailalim lamang sa screening ang mga bisita at antigen test kung kinakailangan.

“We take their temperature, we do a survey if they have illness or anything that would show that they are infected. So mag-screen kami. After screening, they are okay, we remind them of the minimum health protocol, of the policies inside the camp and then if we need to conduct them antigen, then we screen them with the antigen para lang sigurado po tayo,” ani Carlos.

Kabilang sa frontline services ng PNP ay ang pag-iisyu ng license to own and possess firearms sa FEO, lisensya ng mga security guards at permit ng mga security agency sa SOSIA at clearance ng mga sasakyan sa Highway Patrol Group.

Nauna nang ipinahayag ng PNP ang gagawing pagpapatupad ng no jab, no duty policy sa kanilang mga tauhan. (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Lea Ylagan)

PNP issues operational guidelines for enforcement of firecracker ban

Robie de Guzman   •   December 8, 2021

The Philippine National Police (PNP) said it has issued the operational guidelines for the regulation of the use of firecrackers during the holiday season.

In a statement, the PNP said the guidelines seek to ensure the safe and peaceful celebration of the season.

This is also in support to the Department of Health’s advocacy for safety during the holiday season.

“The PNP will make sure that the provisions on regulating, manufacturing and distributing firecrackers will be strictly implemented based on Executive Order No. 28 that provides for the Regulation and Control of the Use of Firecrackers and other Pyrotechnic Devices,” PNP chief Police General Dionardo Carlos said.

The provisions in the EO include confining the use of firecrackers to community fireworks displays that would be supervised by a person licensed by the PNP.

The order also gives the PNP chief the authority to promulgate the criteria on prohibited firecrackers and pyrotechnics.

Police personnel will be deployed in every locality to identify and monitor the designated firecracker zones, the PNP said.

These zones shall be carefully inspected in coordination with public safety agencies such as the Bureau of Fire Protection and local DRRMC, it added.

The PNP said it also supports initiatives of the local government to establish community fireworks displays in every barangay to do away with possible firecracker-related incidents.

It likewise urged the public to use safe alternatives in the celebration of the holidays.

“The PNP is serving fair warning to manufacturers and retailers not to engage in the distribution of illegal firecrackers, at the risk of confiscation and arrest,” Carlos said.

PNP chief, may babala vs mga pulis na hindi magtatrabaho para sa seguridad ng 2022 elections

Robie de Guzman   •   December 7, 2021

Manila, Philippines – Binalaan ni Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police General Dionardo Carlos ang mga pulis na hindi magtatrabaho para sa seguridad ng susunod na halalan sa bansa.

Ayon kay Carlos, patuloy siyang nagsasagawa ng assessment sa trabaho ng field commanders upang malaman kung ginagampanan ng mga ito ang kanilang mga tungkulin.

Kung mapapatunayang hindi nila ginagawa ang kanilang trabaho at hindi produktibo ay maaari silang alisin sa pwesto.

“This is not the time to relax, this is the time to perform. I do not wish to fail on the task ahead,” ani Carlos.

“Pagka nakita namin na laging left behind you’re not doing your job, I might put somebody else who can do the job, kasi kailangan kami lahat sumusunod. Kapag meron d’yan na hindi sumusunod in the desire of the organization for a peaceful election then as early as now I’m continuously assessing the different field commanders so that it will also serve as a warning,” dagdag pa niya.

Binigyang-diin ng hepe ng pambansang pulisya ang kahalagahan ng pakikiisa ng bawat isa para sa pagkakaroon ng mapayapang halalan sa bansa.

“If they do not contribute, they are not distinctly contributing to the mission and function with the goals of the organization I said. I will tell them, ‘get out,'” ani Carlos.

Ginawa ni Carlos ang pahayag sa gitna ng mga ginagawang security preparations para sa 2022 elections.

Kabilang sa mga pinaghahandaan ng pulisya ay ang kampanya laban sa private armed groups (PAGS), paglaganap ng loose firearms at pagbabantay sa mga pulitiko na posibleng gumamit ng serbisyo ng PAGs upang takutin ang kanilang mga kalaban sa pulitika. (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Lea Ylagan)

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