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The Philippine National Police have recorded a total of 224 cases of firecrackers and stray bullet incidents, 43% lower than last year (521 incidents).
From December 16, 2016 to January 2, 2017, National Operations Center (NOC) in Camp Crame recorded a total of 12 stray bullet incidents with 8 persons injured and 1 person killed. While on 144 firecracker incident, 169 persons were injured, 18 were arrested for selling of illegal firecrackers and Php879,708.00 worth of illegal firecrackers were confiscated. On illegal discharge of firearms, 19 persons were arrested, one from PNP, one from AFP, 3 security guards and 14 civilians.
 
The early campaign, operations and surprise inspections of the PNP on different fireworks selling establishments helped a lot to reduce the firecrackers and stray bullet incidents.
 
The PNP is still encouraging the public post or upload videos and pictures in the social media of persons who used firearms in celebration of New Year or report to the nearest police station for immediate investigation and action. (PIO)

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte was the Guest of Honor and Speaker during the celebration of the 115th Police Service Anniversary on August 17, 2016 in Camp Crame.

Together with PNP Chief Police Director General Ronald Dela Rosa and DILG Undersecretary Catalino Cuy, the President led in the awarding of outstanding PNP personnel and units that rendered excellent and dedicated service to the public. (PNP-PIO Photo)

PNP Chief, Director General Ronald M Dela Rosa left the country this morning on official mission to attend the annual conference of the ASEAN Chiefs of Police (ASEANAPOL) in Putrajaya, Malaysia.

 PNP Deputy Chief for Administration, Police Deputy Director General Francisco A Uyami Jr, has been designated PNP Officer-in-Charge. 

 Dela Rosa will lead the 15-man PNP delegation that will join discussions and committee meetings of the 4-day 36th ASEANAPOL conference hosted by the Royal Malaysian Police.

 “The PNP is honored to take an active part in the efforts of the international law enforcement community in maintaining an atmosphere of peace and stability in the Southeast Asian region”, Dela Rosa said before embarking on the 4-day official mission.

 The Chief PNP will present in the plenary session the PNP’s country paper on current transnational crime concerns, including efforts aimed at strengthening international cooperation with other police forces in the ASEAN against transnational syndicates.

 High in the agenda of the 36th ASEANAPOL conference are discussions on international cooperation and law enforcement best practices on curbing drug trafficking, commercial crimes, bank fraud, cybercrime, and trafficking in persons.

 The 36th ASEANAPOL Conference also seeks greater commitment of the ASEAN national police forces to closely monitor and exchange information on newly-emerging militant and radical groups, and take action on other pressing regional security concerns on international fugitives, cross-border law enforcement, illegal wildlife trade, counterfeit currency syndicates, illegal firearms, smuggling and piracy in the high seas.

 The 10-member ASEANAPOL is composed of the Royal Brunei Police Force, Cambodian National Police, Indonesian National Police, Lao People’s Democratic Republic General Department of Police, Myanmar Police Force, Philippine National Police, Singapore Police Force, Royal Thai Police, Socialist Republic of Vietnam Police, and this year’s host agency, the Royal Malaysia Police.

 Also expected to attend are dialogue partners from Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand, Russia, Turkey and the International Criminal Police Organisation (INTERPOL) with representatives fromTimor Leste, the United Kingdom, Europol and International Committee of the Red Cross sitting as observers.

PNP Chief, Police Director General Ronald M Dela Rosa led the simultaneous mass oath-taking and pinning of ranks today (July 25) at PNP National Headquarters and different Police Regional Offices with a total of 30,893 Police Commissioned Officers (PCO) and Police Non-Commissioned Officers (PNCO).

A total 2,726 PCO and 28,167 PNCO applicants have passed the examination and interviews for the 1st Level and 2nd Level 2016 Regular Promotion Program and were found qualified for promotion effective June 30, 2016.

In the National Headquarters, 663 PCOs and 1,077 PNCOs were included in the said program assigned at Crame-Based National Support Units, Command Group and Directorial Staff.

“As Chief PNP and the father of this organization, I expect only the best from you. Suklian ninyo ng magandang serbisyo ang pagtitiwala ko sa inyo. But let me assure you that I also have your best interests in my heart and mind. For as long as you do your job well, you will be rewarded and supported well by the PNP leadership.” PDG Dela Rosa said.

Each unit and office has its PCO and PNCO Promotion Board who processed the applications of those who are qualified for Permanent Appointment to the next higher ranks.

Simultaneous oath-taking ceremonies were held in all Police Regional Offices around the country. (PNP-PIO)

The Philippine National Police has noted a significant downtrend in crime volume over the last six months of year 2016.

Consistent with earlier pronouncements by PNP Chief, Director General Ronald M Dela Rosa of an observed decline in index crime incidents as a direct effect of aggressive anti-drug operations, PNP Director for Operations, Chief Superintendent Camilo Pancratius Cascolan expressed optimism that the crime volume will continue to simmer as the PNP intensifies police operations against drug-related criminal activities in the succeeding months.

From a high of 52,950 registered in January 2016, the Total Crime Volume steadily dipped by 13% through the 1st and 2nd Quarters of the year, down to only 46,060 crime incidents in June 2016.

In the PNP’s assessment, Cascolan said, the ongoing 2-pronged national anti-drug campaign under “Project Double Barrel” is expected to further boost the overall anti-crime effort, citing the correlation of drug use to other forms of index crime involving crimes against persons and crimes against property.

Over the last 21 days since Project Double Barrel was implemented in July 1, 2016, the PNP has recorded a national total of 3,213 arrested drug personalities during separate police operations by local and national PNP Units.

As of 6:00AM of July 22, a total of 239 drug suspects were slain in police operations.

Under Project “Tokhang” or house visitations on residences of suspected drug personalities, a total of 120,038 voluntarily yielded to authorities, among them, 112,902 drug users and, 7,107 pushers.

They are now the subject of further government intervention by concerned agencies. (PNP-PIO)

 

PNP Chief, Director General Ronald Dela Rosa reiterated today his uncompromising stand against extra-judicial methods of anti-criminality operations particularly against illegal drugs.

Speaking during his regular weekly press briefing in Camp Crame, the Chief PNP also expressed his disapproval of vigilantism in the national anti-drug crusade.

“The PNP does not condone vigilantism. I, personally, will be vigilant against vigilantism,” the Chief PNP said.

 During the same news conference, Solicitor –General Jose Calida reaffirmed the commitment of President Rodrigo Duterte to fully support the campaign of the PNP against illegal drugs.

“We will not allow anybody to derail the efforts of the PNP against illegal drugs, he said while he encouraged police personnel not to be afraid of any investigation by constituted probe bodies. “Huwag kayong matakot,” he told members of the PNP.

He explained that the presumption of regularity in the performance of duty is always applicable in every legitimate police operation, unless it is rebutted by reasonable complaint backed by evidence.

However, he cautioned that this principle should not be taken as an excuse to commit extra-judicial methods to accomplish targets.

“The Office of the Solicitor-General is the defender of the People of the Philippines.  I am here to reiterate the support of the Duterte government to the anti-drug campaign, Calida said. (PNP-PIO)