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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

PNP gets operations man as new SAF chief

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has a new Special Action Force (SAF) chief in the person of operations veteran Chief Superintendent Amando Empiso . Empiso assumed his post on Monday, January 14, in a turnover ceremony officiated by PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde in the SAF ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJan 16th, 2019

Gold medalist bowler shot dead inside bowling center | Inquirer News

MANILA, Philippines --- A bowling coach was killed in a shooting incident in a bowling center in Greenhills, San Juan City on Friday. Senior Supt. Dindo Regis Reyes, chief of the San Juan City Police.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 12th, 2019

Gold medalist bowler shot dead inside bowling center

      MANILA, Philippines --- A bowling coach was killed in a shooting incident in a bowling center in Greenhills, San Juan City on Friday.   Senior Supt. Dindo Regis Reyes, chief of the San Juan City Police, confirmed to the incident and identified the victim as bowling national team member Angelo Nathaniel Constantino, player and bowling coach who won a gold medal as an athlete in the World Youth Championship in Venezuela in 1992.   Police said Constantino was inside the E-Lanes Bowling Center he manages when a man wearing a blue shirt, denim short pants and a "mask" entered a nearby restaurant in the building and posed as ...Keep on reading: Gold medalist bowler shot dead inside bowling center.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJan 11th, 2019

DILG chief commends PNP for swiftly solving Batocabe slay | Inquirer News

MANILA, Philippines -- Interior Secretary Eduardo Ao has commended the Philippine National Police (PNP) for solving "in record time" the killing of AKO Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe and his poli.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2019

2.5M expected at Traslacion

National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director Guillermo Eleazar yesterday said that 7,100 policemen will be deployed to secure the expected 2.5 million attendees to the Feast of the Black Nazarene on 9 January. “Basically, around 2,000-plus will be coming from the Manila Police District and 5,000 from other districts, including the mobile force […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJan 3rd, 2019

Another officer chosen to head Guimbal PNP

ALMOST a week after temporarily leading the police station of Guimbal, Iloilo, Chief Inspector Raymund Celoso was relieved from his post. Chief Inspector Remie Alavaren replaced Celoso to head the town’s police force. Senior Superintendent Marlon Tayaba, Iloilo police chief, said there is nothing dubious with Celoso’s relief. “He was placed there on a temporary […] The post Another officer chosen to head Guimbal PNP appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJan 2nd, 2019

Garins face 7 criminal complaints, 4 admin cases for mauling cop

MANILA, Philippines --- Guimbal Mayor Oscar Garin and his son Rep. Richard Garin are facing seven criminal complaints filed by the police officer they beat up in Iloilo and four administrative cases filed by the Philippine National Police (PNP). PNP Region 6 director Chief Supt. John Bulalacao told that the cases were filed on Thursday. The two politicians were earlier accused of mauling PO3 Federico Macaya Jr. The policeman was allegedly disarmed, frisked, and hand cuffed by the suspects. Macaya was also allegedly slapped, spat at, and threatened while being held at gunpoint. His belongings were also taken by the Garins, police said. Senior Supt. Marlon Tayaba, ...Keep on reading: Garins face 7 criminal complaints, 4 admin cases for mauling cop.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 27th, 2018

Alleged son of BuCor chief found in drug search operation in Naga City

MANILA, Philippines --- An alleged son of Bureau of Corrections head Nicanor Faeldon was found in a drug suspect's house during a search operation in Naga City. In an interview with DZMM, PSupt. Errol Garchitorena, Jr., Intel Chief of Naga City Police, identified a certain Nicanor Faeldon Jr. in an operation at Zone 4, Brgy. Mabolo, Naga City. Garchitorena said they are still confirming if the drug suspect is indeed the BuCor chief's son. ...Keep on reading: Alleged son of BuCor chief found in drug search operation in Naga City.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsDec 14th, 2018

Metro Manila police chief asks Davao cops to LBC Trillanes arrest warrant

MANILA, Philippines – Hearing of the newest arrest warrant against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, Metro Manila top cop Director Guillermo Eleazar asked for a copy for implementation.  After all, watching over Metro Manila, Eleazar also has jurisdiction over where Trillanes works, at the Senate in Pasay City.  But there was a ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Updates on Bong Revilla’s acquittal | Evening wRap

Today on Rappler: ‘Forged signatures’ theory acquits Revilla in plunder case Carrying capacity policy in El Nido's lagoons takes effect Metro Manila police chief asks Davao cops to 'LBC' Trillanes arrest warrant Dominguez hits Arroyo over 'scandalous' China deals Eraserheads to release 'Ultraelectromagneticpop!' album on vinyl {module 3998}  .....»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsDec 7th, 2018

Police officer held for illegal possession of explosives | Inquirer News

DAVAO CITY - A police officer was arrested here for violation of Republic Act No. 9516 or illegal manufacture, sales, possession of firearms and explosives. Chief Supt. Marcelo C. Morales, Davao regio.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsNov 25th, 2018

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 ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsNov 15th, 2018

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