2 testigo sa PNP chopper deal, gibutang na sa WPP

TAGBILARAN CITY, Aug. 11 (PIA) – GIBUTANG na sa Senado sa Witness Protection Program (WPP) sa kagamhanan ang duha ka negosyanteng nitudlo kang kanhi First Gentleman Mike Arroyo nga maoy utok sa pagbaligya sa segunda-manong helikopter sa Philippine National Police (PNP) sa presyong brand new.

Gi-aprubahan ni Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile ang pagbutang sa WPP nilang Lionair President Archibald Po ug Manila Aerospace Products Trading Corp. (MAPTRA) President Hilario de Vera.

Sa iyang pagbalik og atubang sa pagdungog sa Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, gitumbok ni Po nga wala siya bisan kanus-a man nalambigit sa bisan-unsang maanomalyang transaksyon sa PNP nga giingong gipasulod ni De Vera

Gitataw pa ni Po nga aduna siya’y gigunitan nga mga dokumento nga magpamatuod nga si Mike Arroyo ang tinuod nga nanag-iya sa lima ka chopper.

Gi-prisintar pa sa General Manager sa Lion Air nga si Rene Sia ang usa ka wire transfer certificate gikan sa Lourdes T. Arroyo (LTA) Incorporated nga gipanag-iya ni Arroyo, alang sa $500, 000 deposit alang sa pagpalit sa lima ka Robinson chopper niadtong tuig 2003.

Gahapon, gipasakaan ni Arroyo si Po og kasong perjury, false testimony ug offering a false testimony tungod sa maong alegasyon. (PIA-Bohol/ecb)

CHR, mag-inspeksyon sa mga PNP training camp

TAGBILARAN CITY, Aug. 4 (PIA)–PLANO sa Commission on Human Rights (CHR) nga mag- inspeksyon sa 17 ka training camps sa Philippine National Polcie (PNP).  Matud pa ni CHR Chairperson Loreta Ann “Etta” Rosales, himuon nila kini tungod sa pinakabag-ong
insidente sa hazing nga nahitabo sa Camp Eldridge sa Los Baños, Laguna diin nakita sa videong nadawat sa komisyon ang maka-alarmang insidente sa hazing sa mga police trainees.

Gusto nilang personal nga makita ang mga aktibidad sulod sa mga training camp aron matino kun unsa ang mga aksyong ipatuman sa liderato sa PNP aron malikayan ang pagpanglisod-lisod sa mga
police recruit.

Giingong makig-alayon usab sila sa Human Rights Affairs Office sa PNP aron mapatuman ang preventive monitoring sa mga training camp ug malikayan ang maka-alarmang insidente sa hazing.

Gisibak na sa pwesto ug gibutang sa restrictive custody ang walo ka police trainors nga parehong adunay ranggo nga Police Officer 1 nga giilang sila Roque Oro, Evan Mark Cuartero, Jhun Plonelo, Melvin Malihan, Rovylyn Addatu, Marfe Adler, Allan Pascua ug Troy Sumayod. (PIA-Bohol/ecb)

Barot explains one-strike policy

SO what happened when some chiefs of police still stand on their town posts despite successful
operations by other units in their areas of responsibility?

According to the Philippine National Police doctrine of one-strike policy, to weed out non-performing
chiefs of police, any officer whose area of responsibility still nets illegal activities as evidenced by a
raid by a higher unit, he should be booted out as top cop.

“That however, is not always the case,” explains Pssupt. Constantino Barot at the recent Talakayan
sa Isyung Pulis (TSIP) hosted by Loon in Cabilao island.

While admitting that there have been chiefs of police sacked for their inability to produce results on
mandated campaigns against illegal drugs, gambling and other illegal activities, the Bohol police chief
said there are police officers who provide the information that resulted in the successful raid in their

At the TSIP, the Negrense police officer also implied that there are cases when local police can not
mobilize for the reason that criminals are familiar with the men they easily slip out when they smell
the presence of local cops.

We can not say they were remiss in their jobs because they provided all the information and
coordinated with the higher unit to produce positive results.

In Bohol, police Director Barot named several of these police chiefs who have retained their posts
and were not booted even with the raids conducted by the Camp Dagohoy-based Provincial Public
Safety Company comprised mostly of specially trained special weapons and tactic team.

Bohol police find themselves challenged by Governor Edgar Chatto to dent on two separate orders:
perform anti-illegal gambling and anti-drug operations over and above their usual anti-criminality and
other law enforcement tasks.

The top cop also said the problem of going against drug and illegal gambling is that these are “highly
organized groups who have set up their own intelligence networks.”

Bacalzo vows to continue reforms of predecessors

Newly-appointed Philippine National Police Chief Gen. Raul M. Bacalzo on Tuesday morning vowed to continue the good work that his predecessors started shortly after assuming the leadership from Gen. Jesus Versoza.

Witnessing the change of command, in a ceremony held at the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters at Camp Crame, were President Benigno Simeon Aquino III and Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo.

Hundreds of active and retired police officers and the provincemates and classmates of Bacalzo from his law school at the University of the East and his mistahs at the Philippine Military Academy Class 1977 attended the change of command. Bacalzo served for five years in concurrent capacity as member of the GRP Peace Negotiating Panel in 1993 to 1998.

Bacalzo is an outstanding graduate of the Masikap Class of 1977 of the Philippine Military Academy landing both in the Dean’s List and Commandant’s list and finishing 12th in the 1984 bar with a rating of 87.43 percent. He made a strong point towards training and re-training of police men to transform them as a “mentor to all, a problem-solver as needed and a teacher to others.”

He enumerated the three tenets of his leadership: a) Our service is a continuing challenge to right what is wrong and review our policies and implement practical action plans; b) discipline, perseverance and dedication will be the hallmarks of our service and c) every police officer must learn the lessons well, focus on the day-to-day responsibilities and push the program for reform.

Stressing that PNP’s training will go back to basics, Bacalzo cited the importance of “reviving the virtues of discipline and courtesy, good manners and right conduct that are the hallmarks of a public servant and essential to being a good citizen.” (PCOO/PIA)

Palace to PNP: Shut up

Manila, Philippines — The Palace has ordered the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the National Bureau of Investigation to stop issuing statements about the hostage incident and to let the Department of Justice (DoJ) do the talking.

Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda said only Justice Secretary Leila de Lima would be allowed to brief the media and the public on the developments in the investigation being conducted by an inter-agency body headed by the DoJ.

Lacierda said the order was De Lima’s idea meant to avoid confusion.

The order came a day after the PNP, through spokesman Sr. Superintendent Agrimero Cruz Jr., said all tourists were killed by the hostage taker and not by fire from the members of the Manila Police S.W.A.T. team. Cruz cited initial forensic analysis on spent shells recovered inside the bus where the hostages were held.