PNP reveals steps to solving illegal drug problems
Bags of illegal drugs are confiscated by the PNP-AIDG.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines — The Philippine National Police Anti-illegal Drugs Group (PNP-AIDG) detailed the measures that the agency is planning to execute in order to solve the country’s problems on illegal drugs given three to six months time.
AIDG Director PSSupt. Albert Ferro said the first thing they will do is to update their database for profiling of drug users, pushers and runners.
They will classify their targets as high-value and low-value so that each group of operatives can focus on their specific targets.
Subjects in possession of above 100 kilograms of illegal drugs are classified as level 5 targets.
Those in possession of 10 kilograms to 50 kilograms are classified as level 4 targets;
Those with 100 grams to 1 kilograms and up are level 3 targets;
While those with 25 grams to 100 grams and up are level 2;
And considered level 1 are those in possession of 1 gram to above 5 grams of illegal drugs.
“34% of all crimes in the country are drug-related and 81% of all heinous crime are drug-related. If we could stop this illegal drug trade, we could possibly suppressed or make the crimes more lower,” Ferro said.
The agency will also do an auditing of all cases that they have filed in court.
“We will do an auditing of the current cases in various courts so we could know what happened to them. It would also help us in identifying our counter intelligence against corrupt prosecutors or those involved in the judiciary in order to be certain of the charges that we will file in the future,” explained Ferro.
The agency will also conduct massive information campaign by distributing posters that contain the bad effects of illegal drugs.
Ferro adds that the supply reduction and demand reduction are two essential systems in eradicating illegal drugs in the country in support of the double barrel strategy of the PNP chief.
(LEA YLAGAN/UNTV NEWS)
PNP personnel may work near home this holiday season – Carlos
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
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.
PNP, hindi magpapatupad ng ‘no vaccine, no entry’ rule sa police camps
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)