PNP, may babala vs. mga magulang ng mga batang pakalat-kalat sa pampublikong lugar

Robie de Guzman   •   October 22, 2021   •   221


MANILA, Philippines – Umapela ang Philippine National Police (PNP) sa mga magulang na huwag munang hayaang lumabas ng bahay ang kanilang mga anak sa gitna ng nagpapatuloy na banta ng COVID-19.

Ginawa ng PNP ang apela kasunod ng pagdagsa ng mga menor de edad sa mga pasyalan matapos isailalim sa COVID-19 Alert Level 3 ang Metro Manila mula Oktubre 16 hanggang 31.

Ayon kay PNP chief Police General Guillermo Eleazar, malinaw ang patakaran na hindi pa maaaring lumabas ang mga bata maliban kung mahalaga ang lakad gaya ng pagpapa-checkup.

Una na ring sinabi ng Malakanyang na limitado pa rin in general ang paggalaw ng mga bata at papayagan lamang silang lumabas para mag-ehersisyo o kaya ay para sa essential services.

“Nilinaw na ng Metropolitan Manila Development Authority ang panuntunan sa paglabas ng mga kabataan. Maaari lamang silang lumabas kung sila ay magpapagamot o kaya mageehersisyo. Dapat din ay kasama nila ang kanilang magulang tuwing lalabas,” ani Eleazar.

“Kaya naman pinapaalalahanan ko ang mga magulang na bantayan ang kanilang mga anak dahil baka akala ng mga ito, maaari na silang basta-basta lumabas dahil sa kakaunting pagluluwag dito sa Metro Manila,” dagdag pa niya.

Babala ng PNP, maaaring papanagutin ang mga magulang ng mga batang makikitang pakalat-kalat sa mga pampublikong lugar.

Payo rin nito sa mga magulang na bigyang-prayoridad ang kaligtasan ng mga anak sa gitna na rin ng COVID-19 pandemic.

1-year old child hit by stray bullet in Negros

Robie de Guzman   •   December 9, 2021

A one-year old baby girl died after she was hit by a stray bullet while playing inside their house in Negros Occidental, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said.

In a statement, the PNP said the victim was inside their house with her grandparents and other kin when she was hit by a stray bullet in the afternoon of December 5.

Police report stated that the baby’s family said they heard two gunshots followed by a loud sound from the galvanized iron corrugated wall. The next thing they saw, the baby was already lying on the floor with her head bleeding.

The baby was rushed to the hospital in Manapla town and transferred to another medical facility in Bacolod City. The victim died past 11 p.m. on December 6, 2021.

The PNP said Nomar Ayan Bero, 46, turned himself in to the authorities on December 7 after confessing that he was the one who fired the caliber .38 revolver in the area.

Bero is now under police custodial investigation following his surrender to authorities, it added.

“As we dig deeper into this, we would like to check on the documents of the suspects for carrying such firearm. Our investigators are already preparing all material and testimonial evidence to support the case,” PNP chief Police General Dionardo Carlos said.

“Bero will be charged accordingly, based on the appreciation of the prosecutor of the evidence presented by police investigators,” he added.

Carlos also directed Western Visayas PNP Regional Director, PBGEN Flynn Dongbo, to “closely monitor the progress of investigation to establish an airtight case leading to a successful prosecution.”

PNP personnel may work near home this holiday season – Carlos

Robie de Guzman   •   December 9, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine National Police (PNP) personnel will be allowed to work near their homes this holiday season, police chief General Dionardo Carlos said.

In a statement, Carlos said he is giving police personnel the opportunity to be deployed near their residences to spend more time with the family.

“I am asking the Directorate for Personnel and Records Management to find a way for commissioned and non-commissioned officers to perform their duties away from their original assignments if needed,” Carlos said.

Under the scheme, police officers will be deployed to police stations which are nearest to their homes.

They can also serve as an augmentation force if there will be emergencies that will require their assistance.

The PNP chief noted that this work arrangement is not new since it was first implemented during the time of former PNP chief and now Senator Ronald Dela Rosa. The policy aims to boost the morale of police officers and put an end to the scene where children wait for their parents to come home during the holiday revelry.

“The policy of cancelled holiday vacation for police personnel will be sustained but at least they will have the opportunity to still spend Christmas with their families,” Carlos said.

PNP backs DOH’s recommendation to keep PH under COVID-19 Alert Level 2

Robie de Guzman   •   December 9, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has expressed support to the recommendation of the Department of Health (DOH) to keep the country under Alert Level 2 amid the declining cases of coronavirus infection.

In a statement, PNP chief Police General Dionardo Carlos said the existing alert status in the country should not be downgraded yet due to the looming threat of the newly discovered Omicron COVID-19 variant.

“The time isn’t ripe yet since it’s the holiday season and we have observed more people becoming complacent to go outdoors, disregarding health protocol, and unmindful of the risks,” he said.

He also believes that a shift to a more relaxed quarantine level will affect the compliance of the public to minimum health standards.

Carlos, however, said that the PNP will abide by decision that the Inter-Agency Task Force on Emerging Infectious Diseases on the implementation of COVID-19 alert levels system.

“The local government units are vested the authority to issue Executive Orders that police personnel are duty bound to enforce,” he said.

Metro Manila is under Alert Level 2 until December 15. Other areas in the country have also been placed under the same level.

The DOH earlier said that the IATF is still discussing whether or not to lower the alert level in the capital region.


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