Prosecution presents witnesses against former Senator Bong Revilla on PDAF scam

UNTV News   •   July 28, 2017   •   5870

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Some local officials and residents in Quezon and Quirino provinces deny signing any certificate of acceptance and acknowledgement receipts of livelihood projects from the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of former Senator Bong Revilla.

Quirino Vice Governor Mary Calaluan and the former Diffun Quezon Mayor and Register Officer-1 of Atimonan Quezon Jeanien Servantes faced the hearing as part of the prosecution witnesses.

They claimed that they were not the ones who accepted Revilla’s PDAF projects.

Two Quezon residents has also dened being receiving any agricultural kits.

They said that their signatures on a document stating that they were beneficiaries, were forged.

Revilla himself admitted that he cannot blame the witnesses who were presented in Thursday’s hearing, saying their names, including his, were used in the corruption.

“We all know that we are all victims here the one should be accountable was the one behind this ghost project, the one who forged our signature,” Former Senator Ramon Revilla Jr. said.

Revilla added that the slow pace of the hearing of the case is a serious concern.

“Whoever did this he/she should be accountable not I.  I’ve been in detention for 3 years now that’s the hardest part,” added by Revilla.

Revilla is accused of receiving P224.5-million as  kickbacks from his pork barrel.

He is currently detained at the custodial center in Camp Crame. – Grace Casin | UNTV News and Rescue

PNP adds more COVID-19 beds in Camp Crame

Robie de Guzman   •   April 28, 2021

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Wednesday announced it has opened a new COVID-19 quarantine facility within Camp Crame to accommodate its personnel and their kin infected with the viral respiratory disease.

In a statement, PNP chief General Debold Sinas said the PNP General Hospital Extension has 96-bed capacity with 16-cubicle shower room and other amenities needed by the patients.

“This additional quarantine facility is the third accommodation installed inside Camp Crame, as the PNP Health Service continue to manage active cases COVID-19 infection among PNP personnel,” Sinas said.

“This initiative is still part of the organization’s Biosafety Plan, helping our personnel to have a place where they can stay without worrying about infecting their family members as well as the rent fee and their meal while in quarantine,” he added.

Sinas also said that the Kiangan Billeting Center and Taekwondo Gym have been converted into a COVID-19 quarantine facility with a 55-bed capacity.

As of April 27, 2021, the PNP Health Service said that the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the organization has reached 19,850 with 1,809 active cases.

It also reported 176 new recoveries, bringing the total number of personnel who recovered from COVID-19 to 17,986.

9 cops probed for Jolo shooting under restrictive custody in Camp Crame

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 8, 2020

Nine policemen tagged in the shooting of four soldiers in Jolo, Sulu on June 29 are now under restrictive custody at Camp Crame, according to the Philippine National Police (PNP).

The PNP identified the policemen as Police Senior Master Sergeant Abdelzhimar Padjiri; Police Master Sergeant Hanie Baddiri; Police Staff Sergeant Iskandar  Susulan;  Police Staff Sergeant Ernisar Sappal; Police Corporal Sulki Andaki; Patrolman Moh. Nur  Pasani; Police Staff Sergeant Almudzrin  Hadjaruddin; Patrolman Alkajal  Mandangan and Patrolman Rajiv Putalan.

The policemen were transferred to Camp Crame after the second test result for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) of one of the cops turned out negative. His first COVID-19 rapid test last Friday (July 3) was positive.

According to the PNP Spokesperson PBGen. Bernard Banac, the nine non-commissioned police officers will be available for inquiry at Camp Crame while the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) conducts further investigation on the shooting incident.

“Anytime na lumabas ang resulta ng imbestigasyon ng NBI ay kailangan na sumailaim sila sa proseso. So kung ito man ay nangangahulugan ng pagsasampa ng kaso ay nariyan agad sila para sumailalim sa proseso, (Anytime the NBI investigation result is released, they need to undergo the process. So if it means filing of cases, they will be present to go through the process),” he said.

Meanwhile, PNP Chief PGen. Archie Gamboa urges the nine cops to cooperate with the NBI on the investigation.

“We should participate and we should cooperate fully with the NBI kasi kung ang ginawa niyo naman tama then wala kayong worry pero siyempre kapag mali then mananagot talaga kayo, (if you have done the right thing, then there is nothing to worry about but of course, if you are wrong then you will be held accountable),” he said. AAC (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

PNP, nagbukas ng sariling COVID-19 testing center

Robie de Guzman   •   May 22, 2020

MANILA, Philippines – May sarili nang novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing facility ang Philippine National Police (PNP).

Ayon kay PNP deputy chief for administration Lieutenant General Camilo Cascolan, sinertipikahan na ng Research Institute for Tropical Medicine (RITM) ng Department of Health (DOH) ang kanilang testing center at license to operate na lamang ang hinihintay para ganap itong mabuksan.

Ani Cascolan, ang Reverse Transcription-Polymerase Chain Reaction (RT-PCR) facility ng PNP ay inaprubahan bilang independent testing center noong Mayo 13.

Nakumpleto rin ng PNP ang requirement na 15 tauhan na mag-ooperate ng RT-PCR facility.

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 sa opisyal, prayoridad sa testing ang pulis na dumu-duty sa checkpoints at nagpapatupad ng seguridad sa Metro Manila.

“Unahin natin mga kapulisan natin lalo na ang mga frontliner. We need to be sure of our PNP first and then it will be continuing,” ani Cascolan.

Bubuksan din naman ang pasilidad sa mga sibilyan kapag natapos nang i-test ang mga tauhan ng PNP.

“Anytime, kung makuha na yung mga kapulisan natin pwede na yung mga sibilyan pumasok syempre,” ani Cascolan.

Bukod sa Camp Crame, plano rin ng pulisya na magbukas ng COVID-19 testing center sa police regional offices sa Davao at Cebu.

“They should coordinate with their local government to help them out to come up with the artificial laboratory like doon sa mga regions nila para maka-cater sa mga pulis,” ani Cascolan.

Sa huling tala ng PNP Health Service, umabot na sa 260 ang bilang ng mga pulis na nag-positibo sa coronavirus disease.

Nasa 788 probable at 574 suspect cases naman ang binabantayan sa ngayon.

Sa nag-positibo sa COVID-19, walumpu’t apat (84) ang gumaling habang apat naman ang nasawi. – RRD (mula sa ulat ni Correspondent Lea Ylagan)

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