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Category: newsSource: googlenews googlenewsNov 9th, 2018

Palace: Phl not taking soft stance on China

The Palace denied it is going soft on China amid reports of a resumption of build-up over disputed portions of the South China Sea (SCS) that foreign ministers of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) have criticized. Presidential spokesman Harry Roque said the Philippines shares Asean leaders’ concern regarding China’s aggressive actions on what is said to be the world’s busiest waterways.The recently concluded Asean foreign and defense ministers in Singapore issued a statement that did not name China but said that “land reclamations and activities in the area . . . have eroded trust and confidence, increased tensions and may undermine peace, security and stability in the region.” The Asean ministers resolved to expedite the code of conduct (CoC) on how to negotiate with China regarding overlapping maritime claims.“Asean’s concern on the Chinese build-up is right because Asean, as a regional bloc, wants to adhere to discussions pertaining to the code of conduct,” Roque said.“We cannot be not joining the call because the Philippines is one of those concerned in this campaign,” he added.Roque also disputed views that Manila is not among those insistent in pressing Beijing to speed up the CoC drafting. “We are not being too soft (on China) but we have an established policy on that. Number one, of course, is we are one with Asean in recognizing that this is a concern for all Asean countries. Particularly that of the freedom of navigation in the West Philippine Sea,” Roque said.“Our common concern is peace security and stability in one of the world’s busiest sea lanes,” he added.During Manila’s hosting of the Asean last year, President Duterte did not cite the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) ruling that nullified Beijing’s sweeping claim over nearly the entire South China Sea.It was the Philippine government that contested China’s nine-dash-line claim before the Hague court. China, however, refuses to recognize it.Apart from the Philippines, other Asean countries also have overlapping claims at the South China Sea including Vietnam, Malaysia and Brunei.Reclamation to continueChina in its known mouthpiece Global Times said Beijing is concentrating on civil and not military construction on islands in the South China Sea but insisted that the Chinese “will expand land reclamation.”“Most of the construction on islands in the South China Sea were completed in 2015 and the pace then slowed. Civilian facility construction is the major focus of the South China Sea islands building and the portion of defense deployment is relatively small,” Global Times quoted Chen Xiangmiao, a research fellow at the National Institute for the South China Sea.The size of some South China Sea islands will be further expanded in future through more dredging in the South China Sea region, Chen said.The relationship between China and other Southeast Asian countries, such as the Philippines, has becalmed in recent years, providing a golden opportunity for China to upgrade these areas, he said.China and the Philippines are enjoying good terms as President Rodrigo Duterte maintains a friendly policy toward China, Chen said. “But there is still some domestic pressure that urges Duterte to take a tough stance on China and the South China Sea issue,” Chen said.Foreign media like to hype China’s construction in the South China Sea as they try to make excuses to prevent China’s activities in this region, Zhuang Guotu, head of Xiamen University’s Southeast Asian Studies Center, told the Global Times.“China has the right to build whatever it needs within its territory,” Zhuang said.China’s military deployment in the South China Sea region was “not for military expansion,” but to defend its security and interests, he said.Zhuang and Chen warned the US is the biggest threat to stability in the South China Sea.“The US, Australia, Japan and other allies will constantly provoke China over this issue and that will incite other neighboring South China Sea countries to do the same,” Zhuang said.China’s construction projects in the region covered about 290,000 square meters in 2017, including new facilities for underground storage, administrative buildings and large radar, according to a report released in December on the website run by the National Marine Data and Information Service and People’s Daily Overseas edition. No foreign vessels at BenhamThe Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) has not monitored any foreign vessels at the Philippine Rise, formerly known as Benham Rise, during its latest patrol in the area. Lt. Col. Isagani Nato, AFP-Northern Luzon Command (Nolcom) spokesman, said that based on the latest patrol conducted by Nolcom troops, there was no presence of foreign ships at Philippine Rise.“As of now, we don’t have a report that there is presence (of foreign vessels) in Benham Rise,” said Nato.Earlier, Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel Piñol announced that President Duterte has banned foreign ships at the Philippine Rise and ordered the military to patrol the area.The announcement came following an uproar from government critics after the Duterte administration allowed the Chinese to conduct scientific research at the Philippine Rise.Nato, however, said that Nolcom is yet to receive official order regarding the matter.But Nato maintained that with or without the latest directive, Nolcom has regularly conducted air and maritime patrols along Philippine Rise.Apart from Nolcom, the Air Force and the Philippine Navy, Nato said that the Philippine Coast Guard, the Bureau of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources (BFAR) and the Philippine National Police-Maritime Group (PNP-MG) also conduct their own patrol in the area.He said the Nolcom uses air and naval assets of the Navy and the Air Force units under its jurisdiction.“We conduct our patrols regularly. It is a mandate of Nolcom forces so that is continuous with or without the directive from higher ups,” said Nato.According to Nato, Nolcom conducts three to four maritime and air patrol at Philippine Rise per month as part of the government efforts to secure the country’s maritime domain.ML ruling lauded, hitThe Supreme Court’s (SC) decision to uphold Mr. Duterte’s year-long martial law extension in Mindanao also drew mixed reactions.The High Court on Tuesday voted 10-5 junking militant groups’ petition and finding “sufficient factual basis” to extend martial law and suspend the privilege of wirt of habeas corpus in Mindanao until December 31, 2018.Roque welcomed the ruling saying that it affirms the need to continue protecting citizens from the threat of terrorist groups, primarily Islamic State (IS)-inspired fanatics.But for Left-leaning groups who petitioned the SC to lift martial law, the court decision opens up more crackdowns and human rights violations.The Palace official has insisted that human rights will be respected amid security operations.“The SC ruling underscores the unity of the whole government in its bid to defeat terrorism and prevent the spread in other parts of the country of DIWW and other like-minded local and foreign terrorist groups,” Roque said.“The majority of votes is a manifestation of confidence on law enforcement agencies that they shall, like they had been doing before, continue to protect our people, secure Mindanao, and pursue the bigger task of rehabilitation while upholding the rule of law, Human Rights, and International Humanitarian Law,” he added.Human rights watchdog Karapatan sees the contrary in the government’s motives, saying that the year-long military rule will boost attacks on the people.The continuous implementation of martial law in Mindanao will allow the unhampered massive rehabilitation in war-torn Marawi City and boost the security forces campaign to finish off the rebellion, the Department of National Defense (DND) said. In a statement, Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said that the Supreme Court’s decision affirming the constitutionality of the one-year extension of martial law in Mindanao will definitely boost government efforts to rebuild Marawi City and address continuing rebellion.The defense chief welcomed the SC decision as a vote of confidence to the government security forces.“The DND – AFP is grateful for the trust and confidence of our public institutions and the support of the Filipino people,” said Lorenzana. Mario J. Mallari.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Philippine police chief defends deadly drug war of the Davao Boys

MANILA (Reuters) - The police chief of the Philippines on Wednesday stood by the head of a secretive unit behind dozens of killings in the country's war on drugs, saying officers fired only in se.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsDec 21st, 2017

Davao City police chief, task force head axed

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio has replaced the chiefs of the city police and the Army-led Task Force Davao in the wake of last Friday’s.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 5th, 2016

DILG chief wants Ang Probinsyano plot changed to favor PNP

MANILA, Philippines – Claiming that the top-rating show is damaging to the morale of the police force, Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año said he wants FPJ's Ang Probinsyano  to be rewritten to favor cops. "Kahit part lang ng segment ay 'yung buong organization ay ........»»

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MPD chief wants a drug-free command

Fully aware that a drug-free police force is a key factor in providing an effective and efficient service to the public, newly-minted Manila Police District Director Chief Supt. Vicente Danao on Tuesday turned his first command conference into a surprise drug testing of his men. “This is my first initiative to determine who among my […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsNov 14th, 2018

Duterte’s Davao police chief now Manila’s top cop

President Duterte’s top cop in Davao City, who became controversial over a viral YouTube video of him hitting his wife, is now the new Manila Police District (MPD) director. Source link link: Duterte’s Davao police chief now Manila’s top cop.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsNov 9th, 2018

Duterte’s Davao police chief now Manila’s top cop

President Duterte’s top cop in Davao City, who became controversial over a viral YouTube video of him hitting his wife, is now the new Manila Police District (MPD) director......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

Manila police chief transferred to Caloocan amid rape controversy -

Manila police chief transferred to Caloocan amid rape controversy -»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsNov 8th, 2018

PNP returns security detail to Trillanes

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has returned the two police security detail of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, Police Security and Protection Group head Chief Superintendent Filmore Escobal confirmed to Rappler on Thursday, October 11. "Binalik na yung dalawa as ordered by the PNP chief (The two have been returned ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 11th, 2018

Spa manager arrested for sexual abuse of minor

MANILA, Philippines – Police arrested in Marikina City a spa manager accused of sexually abusing a minor and threatening to post their sex video on social media if she refused to meet him again.  Chief Inspector Benigno Meneses, head of the Eastern Police District-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (EPD-CIDG), said ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsOct 3rd, 2018

PNP SAF joins search mission for victims of Benguet landslides

MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – A team from the Philippine National Police Special Action Force (PNP SAF) has gone on a search and rescue mission in Itogon, Benguet, for victims of landslides that occurred due to Typhoon Ompong (Mangkhut). PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde told reporters in a press briefing ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Pres. Duterte says Davao has most number of rape cases due to their beautiful women

During his speech at the celebration of Mandaue City's charter day,Pres.Rodrigo Duterte made yet another scathing jest: attributing the high number of rape cases in his hometown, Davao City, to the locals' beauty. "Basta daghang guwapa, daghangrape (Several beautiful women, therefore several rape cases)," he reportedly said. Davao City ranked first among major cities in the country with the highest number of reported rape cases at 42, followed by Quezon City with 41, Manila, 32, Cagayan De Oro City, 24, and Zamboanga City, 21, according to data released by PNP. Davao City police chief Senior Superintendent Alexander Tagum confirmed this report, adding that recorded rape case...Keep on reading: Pres. Duterte says Davao has most number of rape cases due to their beautiful women.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 31st, 2018

Cops in Makati bar arrest say lawyers harassed them

MANILA, Philippines – It's the policemen's turn to cry harassment. According to Southern Police District (SPD) head Chief Superintendent Tomas Apolinario, the 3 lawyers arrested during the Time in Manila bar anti-drug raid in Makati City  "harassed" the cops who were serving a  search warrant Thursday night, August 16. "As per team leader [of the] SDEU (Station Drug Enforcement Unit) Police Senior Inspector ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 17th, 2018

NBI probes death of ex-OFW under police custody

MANILA, Philippines – The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has begun its probe into the death of retired overseas Filipino worker (OFW) Allan Rafael  under the custody of Manila police. Manila Police District (MPD) head Chief Superintendent Rolando Anduyan confirmed this to Rappler by in a phone interview on Friday, August ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsAug 10th, 2018

Inquirer editor posts bail for Cebu cyber libel complaint

MANILA, Philippines – Abelardo "Abel" Ulanday, editor-in-chief of online news site  and publisher of the Cebu Daily News, posted bail on Monday, July 30, after a court issued an arrest warrant against him in connection with a cyber libel complaint. According to a police report, 64-year-old Ulanday voluntarily ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

Eleazar: Crimes in NCR down by 49 % since 2016

              Compared to the last two years of the previous administration, the crime rate in Metro Manila has dropped by 49 percent, according to Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar, director of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO).   "Ito pong first two years ng present administration, kung ikukumpara po natin itong crime incidence doon po sa last two years of the past administration, sa Metro Manila 49 percent po ang ibinaba," Eleazar said in an interview with Radyo Inquirer on Thursday.   Of the crimes reported in the Metro, Eleazar said 25 percent were crimes against persons while 58 percent were c...Keep on reading: Eleazar: Crimes in NCR down by 49 % since 2016.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 26th, 2018

2 cops nabbed for rob-extort, illegal detention

COMBINED agents of the Philippine National Police Counter-Intelligence Task Force, Intelligence Group and the Manila Police District early morning yesterday raided the MPD District Special Operations Office and arrested two rookie cops accused of illegally detaining eight persons and making fabricated charges against them, a report to PNP chief, Director….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 19th, 2018

Newly elected village chief in Misamis Oriental gunned down

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY: A newly elected “Punong Barangay” (village chief) was gunned down early Friday morning in a village in Jasaan, Misamis Oriental, 32 kilometers east of here, police said. Chief Insp. Rogelio Labor, police chief of Jasaan, identified the victim as Alfred Zapanta. He succumbed to bullet wounds to the head and body. Zapanta was the newly [...] The post Newly elected village chief in Misamis Oriental gunned down appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

PNP names new Bicol regional director

Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Oscar Albayalde on Friday named the former head of Highway Patrol Group (HPG) as the Bicol regional director. Chief Supt. Arnel Escobal of Philippine Military Academy Class of 1987 will now lead the policemen in Bicol, replacing Chief Supt. Antonio Gardiola, who will be retiring from the service. Escobal was [...] The post PNP names new Bicol regional director appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 6th, 2018

Task force formed to probe Tanauan Mayor Halili’s death

CAMP VICENTE LIM, Laguna – A special investigation task group (SITG) was created to investigate the killing of a mayor in Batangas on Monday, a police official said on Monday. Chief Supt. Edward Carranza, provincial regional director of Calabarzon, said the SITG would be composed of representatives from Region 4-A’s Investigation Division, Regional Intelligence Division, [...] The post Task force formed to probe Tanauan Mayor Halili’s death appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018