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PNP prepares raps vs Chuzon owner

by Aileen Cerrudo   |   Posted on Thursday, April 25th, 2019

Drone shot of the four-storey

The Philippine National Police (PNP) is preparing the cases to be filed against the owner of Chuzon Supermarket in Porac, Pampanga. This was after the building collapsed due to the 6.1 magnitude earthquake on Monday (April 22).

Owner, Samuel Chu, will face reckless imprudence resulting to multiple homicide and multiple physical injuries.

PNP Chief PGen. Oscar Albayalde said local officials of Porac, Pampanga will also face raps if there is enough evidence to prove that the permit of the collapsed four-storey building did not follow the proper process.

“Probably baka nga substandard iyong building nila. But then of course mayroon ding mananagot na local officials kung bakit sila nagkaroon ng permit at kung nag-violate sila ng building code iyong strength ng materials, (Their building might probably be substandard. There will also be local officials who will be held liable for allowing the owners to secure a permit if they violated the building code)” he said.

Albayalde added that the owners and local officials are still liable whether a criminal case is filed or not.

“Unang-una mayroon silang mga liability, whether mag-file o hindi ng criminal case (They are still liable whether or not a criminal case is filed).

The National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) reported that as of 6:00 a.m. on Thursday (April 25), number of fatalities has reached 16 while 86 were injured and 14 remain missing.

According to the Department of Health (DOH) Secretary Francisco Duque III, the survivors should undergo a debriefing due to possible post-traumatic stress.

“Pwedeng humantong sa anxiety attack or panic iyong mga taong nakaranas ng malubhang takot doon habang nangyayari ang lindol. Minsan hindi sila nakakatulog matapos iyon. Iyong post-traumatic, trauma disorder, may solusyon po tayo diyan, ito iyong psycho-social debriefing, (It might lead to anxiety attack or panic. Sometimes, they might experience insomnia. It is called post-traumatic disorder. The solution is psycho-social debriefing)” Duque said.

The DOH sent a team to Porac to conduct a psychological debriefing among the victims.—Aileen Cerrudo (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

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PNP to deploy 14,000 cops for SONA

by Aileen Cerrudo   |   Posted on Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Courtesy: PNP

The Philippine National Police (PNP) will deploy over 14,000 cops for President Rodrigo Duterte’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) on July 22.

Among the 14,000 cops, 8,500 of them will be deployed in Quezon City, while the rest will be deployed in the rest of Metro Manila.

According to National Capital Region Police Office Director PMGen. Guillermo Eleazar, they have not monitored any threat in the security during SONA. He said they would no longer need to deploy container vans or barbed wires.

“Noong mag-start tayo three years ago ay walang mga container van, walang barbed wire kung ano man iyong napagkasunduan sa pag-uusap ay iyon ang susundin (When we started three years ago, we did not have any container van or barbed wire. We follow what was discussed),” he said.

Eleazar also said the pro and anti-Duterte rallyists already agreed on where they will set up during the program.

He also advises the rallyists not to wear jackets and backpacks for security precautions.

“We are discouraging them from bringing bags and jackets,” said Eleazar.—AAC (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

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Report ranking PH as 4th most dangerous place in the world for civilians, ‘baseless’ – PNP

by Marje Pelayo   |   Posted on Monday, July 15th, 2019

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday (July 15) refused to accept the Armed Conflict Location and Event Data (ACLED) project ranking the Philippines as the fourth most dangerous place in the world for civilians.

Such report was based on alleged violence and extrajudicial killings in relation to the Duterte government’s war on drugs that the project claimed as rampant in the country .

According to PNP Chief Police General Oscar Albayalde, perhaps Filipinos who are critical of the Duterte administration are working to destroy the image of the Philippines and make it appear to the international community that violence is rampant in the country.

In fact, Albayalde said the Philippines is on top of the list among countries in the world safe to live in and for doing business.

“I don’t know how they were be able to say that what’s their basis for saying that,” the PNP Chief said.

According to the 2019 world’s best countries to invest in or do business by CEOWORLD magazine, the Philippines ranked third after Malaysia (1st) and Poland (2nd), even better than Indonesia (4th), Australia (5th) and Singapore (6th). – with details from Lea Ylagan

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PNP eyes obstruction of justice raps against Metrobank management after Binondo robbery

by Aileen Cerrudo   |   Posted on Friday, July 12th, 2019

The Philippine National Police (PNP) eyes filing obstruction of justice charges against the Metrobank-Binondo branch management after a robbery incident.

This was after the management refused to allow police authorities to enter their branch after it was robbed on Thursday morning (July 11).

“We will check on that because technically, baka pwede kami makapag-file ng obstruction of justice (maybe we can file obstruction of justice),”  according to PNP chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde.

“When something happens in a place, that is considered a crime scene. Kailangan makapasok ng mabilis iyong ating investigators (our investigators should immediately enter the premises),” he added.

According to the Manila Police District (MPD), the policemen were able to enter the branch two hours after the robbery.

Meanwhile, Manila Mayor Isko Moreno questioned the said security protocol of Metrobank. He said that they will hold officers liable if proven to be involved in said crime.

“If there’s abuse on the part of the chief security of the bank, of the branch head, whoever calls the situation in interfering police operation, we will make them liable and we will think they are part of the criminal elements,” Moreno said.—AAC

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