PRO6 Highway Patrol laudable accomplishments
TheRegional Highway Patrol Unit 6 has conducted a series of Anti-Carnapping and Anti-Highway Robbery operations in different parts of Western Visayas which resulted to the various accomplishments of their unit.
From January to October of the current year, RPHU6 has recovered a total of twenty (20) units involving eight (8) motor vehicles and twelve (12) motorcycles.
Out of this twenty recovered units, five were recovered through actual operations, three were recovered through MVCs ( Motor Vehicle Clearance Section) while securing clearances, eight through voluntary surrender and four was recovered abandoned which was turned-over by Municipal Police Stations concerned.
In addition, RPHU6 also apprehended 1, 366 violators of “No Plate, No Travel Policy” and 1,724 motorcycles for “No Helmet Law”.
To note, pursuant to Memorandum Circular Number 2003-06 dated March 26, 2009, the PNP is hereby directed to undertake an intensified and unrelenting campaign and operation against carnapping.
Accordingly, as “office of primary responsibility”, RPHU6 is directed to intensify the conduct of aggressive and sustained police operations in order to address various incidents of carnapping and high-way robbery activities, identify the carnapping groups or individual operating within the area of responsibility, including their network and support systems.
Likewise, in view of their commendable performance, said unit was awarded by the Chief Directorial Staff, PDDG Marcelo P. Garbo Jr. during the 4TH HPG Command Conference in Camp Crame, Quezon City for having demonstrated its commitment to effectively implement the PNP’s vision to become highly capable, effective and credible police service.
Angan lauds Boracay cops
Police Chief Superintendent Josephus G. Angan, Regional Director of Police Regional Office 6 gives awards to personnel of Aklan Police Provincial Office after a three separate Anti-trafficking in person’s entrapment rescue operation was conducted in the said place.
The Medalya ng Papuri or the PNP Commendation medal was awarded to Police Inspector Honey May R. Rosete and Police Inspector Nilo A. Morales, all of Boracay Police during the Monday Flag Raising and Awarding Ceremony held at PRO6 Multi-Purpose Hall today, November 24, 2014.
To note, Boracay police have rescued 35 females who were allegedly victims of sexual exploitation in the evening of August 7, 2014 from various establishments in the island of Boracay.
Said operation was realized following a series of entrapment operations initiated by Boracay Tourist Assistance Center (BTAC), Aklan Police Provincial Office, Women and Children Protection Desk and in coordination with the Aklan’s Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) in three videoke bars located in Sitio Lugutan, Sitio Bantud and Brgy. Manoc-Manoc, Malay, Aklan.
In an investigation conducted by BTAC, it reveals that victims were recruited from other provinces mostly from Negros Occidental, Cebu and Manila.
They were promised to work in the island of Boracay as waitress but they ended up as entertainers in a videoke bars and sometimes they were forced by the bar owners into prostitution.
Meanwhile, victims are now under the custody of the DSWD while a case for violation of Republic Act 9208 or the Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2003 was filed against the bar owners.
PRO 6 sustains internal cleansing among cops
As part of “Kontra Droga” campaign of Police Regional Office 6, Police Chief Superintendent Josephus Garrote Angan, Regional Director sustains its internal cleansing procedure among its men and women in ranks.
This campaign is in line with the transformation program of the Philippine National Police in becoming a highly capable, effective and credible police force.
The checking of personnel through conduct of various random drug tests is continuously done by the Regional Crime Laboratory Office (RCLO) 6 being in-charge in administering the procedure. If found positive, such person is subjected for internal disciplinary mechanism aside from his criminal liability he is bound to face.
According to Angan “Even police officer is not excuse in using drugs while doing operational activities. He must face the consequences.” he stressed.
The maximum penalty in administrative case for any police officer who might get involved and found positive in drugs is dismissal from the service. No one is excuse and exempted from the law.
To note, this year, there are five (5) drug related cases which involves seven (7) PNP personnel who are now under summary hearing procedure.
Out of this seven personnel, six (6) are Police Officer 1 and one (1) is with a rank of Police Officer 3. Two (2) of the cases came from Iloilo Province, One (1) from Capiz Province, one (1) from Antique and another case from Guimaras Province.
All of the mentioned drug related cases is now for issuance of resolution.
Further, based also on record, there were already two (2) drug cases resolved and meted with a penalty of dismissal from police service. The rank of these two police personnel involved were Police Officer 2 and Police Officer 3.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held today, November 17 to mark the beginning of Police Chief Superintendent Josephus G. Angan priority projects inside Camp Martin Teofilo B. Delgado, Iloilo City.
The priority projects that will commence include the PRO6 Grandstand which is due for expansion and the Armory/Stockroom area for renovation.
Through the Philippine National Police Trust Receipt Fund, the expansion of the granstand will have a budget amounting to P2,651,059.00 pesos for the purpose and is expected to be completed in a period of one hundred thirty (130) calendar days.
Granstand serves as the usual venue for several command activities and programs in Police Regional Office 6 like the traditional Monday Flag Raising and Flag Retreat ceremony.
For the renovation of Armory/Stockroom area, the PNP has allocated the amount of P1, 315,810.00 pesos and is expected to complete in one hundred (100) calendar days period.
Other projects of Police Chief Superintendent Angan includes the restoration and rehabilitation of different police facilities region wide that were destroyed by super typhoon Yolanda last year. The PNP organization has given PRO6 the total amount of P30, 811, 068.86 million pesos as project cost.
All the mentioned projects are expected to be implemented within December of this year.
PRO6 all set for All Saint’s Day
Police Regional Office 6 is all set for the influx of people in all cemeteries and churches in the observance of All Saint’s Day and All Soul’s Day on November 1 and 2, 2014.
As part of the preparation, Police Chief Superintendent Josephus G. Angan, Regional Director of PRO6 has already directed the deployment of appropriate number of PNP personnel for road safety marshals in all established police assistance hubs.
The Police Assistance Hubs will be placed along major highways, cemeteries, bus terminal, seaport, airport, tourist destination, malls, churches, resorts and other areas vulnerable to terrorist’s hostile activities where public can easily seek assistance in cases of emergency.
This is to preempt the possible occurrence of any criminal activities by the various threat groups in the region who will be possibly taking advantage of the situation to carry out their illegal activities.
PNP personnel will be deployed in all areas of convergence to provide police presence and other police safety services. They will conduct random checkpoints in various areas of Western Visayas.
Likewise, members of Barangay Peacekeeping Action Team (BPAT’s) will be mobilized to augment the police force.
Angan further stated that they will also undertake active security patrols in residential areas during the said occasion to prevent “break-ins” and “akyat-bahay” incidents.
All Unit Commanders were directed to secure all vital installations, economic key points as well as places of convergence and ensure high state of operational readiness to deter criminal activities and thwart any hostile actions that maybe launched by terror groups.
The regions police force will be in full alert status starting October 30, 2014.