PRO6 SONA preparation
The Congress of the Philippines will officially open the 2nd Regular Session of the 16th Congress on July 28, 2014 to be followed by the State of the Nation’s Address (SONA) of His Excellency President Benigno Simeon Aquino III.
The entire PNP leadership of western visayas is expecting that various threat groups may take advantage of the situation to undertake their nefarious activities. Likewise, there will be mobilization or protest action by various sectoral groups from the affiliates of the CPP-NPA-NDF and other cause oriented groups. Several issues both local and national will be raised just to gain people’s support. They are hoping for the big crowd during the staging of their anti-SONA rally wherein they will give emphasis in criticizing the government and tackle issues on corruption. In the City of Iloilo, possible venue for protest actions will be at the Iloilo Provincial Capitol and Freedom Grandstand. And with that venue, they will possibly converge at the vicinity of Jaro Public Plaza and Molo Plaza respectively.
In line with this, as part of the preparation for the forthcoming SONA, PRO 6 initiated the conduct of Joint Peace and Security Coordinating Council (JPSCC) Meeting at Camp Martin Teofilo B Delgado, Iloilo City last July 25, 2014. It was a combined effort between and among the men and women of PNP and AFP. Discussions were focused on the security preparations, augmentation/deployment of personnel and delegation of tasks during the event.
PCSUPT JOSEPHUS G ANGAN encouraged everyone to contribute in the maintenance of peace and order in the region. He further added,“ Be on guard and be vigilant and render report, you can text or cal TOC- 09173233809. Crime prevention is a shared responsibility.”
PRO6 first ever “Pasundayag sang Kapulisan”
As part of the month long celebration of the 19th Police Community Relations Month, Police Regional Office 6 (PRO6) held its first ever “Pasundayag sang Kapulisan 2014” last July 24, 2014 at Robinson’s Place Iloilo.
Police Chief Superintendent Josephus Garrote Angan, Director PRO6 in his message emphasized that the activity is a way of giving back to the community the generous support that they have given to the policemen and women of western visayas. Eleven competing teams participated in the activity.
They are the Regional Headquarters (RHQ), Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO), Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO), Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO), Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office(NOPPO), Capiz Police Provincial Office (CPPO), Antique Police Provincial Office (Ant. PPO), Aklan Police Provincial Office (Aklan PPO), Guimaras Police Provincial Office (GPPO), Regional Public Safety Battalion 6 (RPSB6), and National Support Units (NASU’s) who have showcased their exceptional talents in the field of dancing, singing and acting. Such event shows that policemen and women of Western Visayas are not only good in the field of law enforcement but indeed a music and arts lover too.
“This is the reason why we have come up to this initiative to have a talent show competition that will measures and at the same time proves how creative and how good and creative our “pulis” are in the fields of music and arts”, he further said.
Team RHQ was declared as grand champion and was invited to perform in the upcoming Dinagyang 2015. ICPO bagged the first place award while IPPO got the second place award.
Reported member of CNN nabbed in Negros Occidental
A wanted person for the crime of Arson and who has been in hiding for six (6) years was nabbed in a checkpoint operation conducted by Ilog Municipal Police Station at Brgy. Dancalan, Ilog, Negros Occidental in the evening of July 20, 2014.
According to PCSUPT Josephus G Angan, Director of Police Regional Office 6, Abraham Villanueva y Delejero alias Tikboy, 51, resident of Brgy. Poblacion Valladolid, Negros Occidental is reportedly a member of the Komiteng Rehiyonal Negros of the CPP-NPA-NDF.
Villanueva has a standing warrant of arrest for violation of Presidential Decree 1613 (Amending the Law on Arson) before Regional Trial Court 6TH Judicial Region, San Carlos City Negros Occidental dated December 22, 2008 with no bail bond recommended.
He was a back rider on board a red Kawasaki motorcycle with plate number FZ-8868 which was driven by Wilmar Mullon, a resident of Brgy. Magballo Kabankalan, Negros Occidental, when they were flagged down at the checkpoint.
Recovered from the possession of Villanueva were: Samsung laptop, Liteon DVD Rewritable Drive, an Aitkenson AM/FM radio, flashlight, battery charger, four pieces AA-size chargeable batteries, and other personal belongings and documents. For Mullon, recovered from him was a bladed weapon with scabbard measuring nine inches long.
Arrested persons and recovered items are now under the custody of Ilog Municipal Police Station, Negros Occidental.
LTOPF Caravan for gun holders slated August 11-15, 2014
In compliance with Republic Act 10591 (Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act), a final gun amnesty is soon to be launched in the region.
However, to avail said amnesty, a License to Own and Possess Firearm (LTOPF) is the foremost requirement. The new law dictates that LTOPF is a mandatory requirement in the procurement and transfer of firearms, registration of firearms license and final general amnesty. The validity of which is two years.
LTOPF at present can only be secured at Headquarters Firearms and Explosives Office (HFEO), Civil Security Group, Camp Crame, Quezon City. However, for convenience and considerations to all gun holders of Western Visayas, a caravan will be conducted by FEO, CSG on August 11-15, 2014 at Camp Martin Teofilo B, Delgado, Iloilo City. The caravan will cover biometrics and photo capturing system.
While waiting for the scheduled caravan, PRO 6 is set to process the PNP requirements for securing LTOPF on the following dates July 21-25, July 28-August 1 and August 4-8, 2014. Venue will be at the Multi Purpose Hall, Camp Martin Teofilo B. Delgado, Iloilo City. The requirements are Neuro psychiatric result, drug test result, gun safety and responsible ownership seminar certificate and R2 clearance. There will be personnel to be assigned in the said area to guide, assist and orient the gun holders in order to have a smooth flow of the process.
The final gun amnesty will allow individuals with unlicensed firearms to have their guns documented and registered with the Firearms and Explosives Office (FEO). The gun amnesty was meant to account for all loose firearms in the region, which authorities believe are being used by criminals in committing crimes.
On this part, Angan reiterated that the new Firearm law is not giving difficulties to responsible gun holder but to make things in its right prospective. It’s just like having a driver’s license at the same time registering all vehicles. If the number of unregistered or fictitious firearms is at far level, this should be a cause for alarm for the PNP leadership.
PRO 6 commendable accomplishments
As PCSUPT Josephus Garrote Angan assumes office, he gives emphasis on the strict and effective implementation of his anti-criminality programs in the entire region. He has been consistent in sustaining PRO6 efforts to go hard on illegal drugs, arrest of wanted persons and accounting of loose firearms which resulted to outstanding and notable accomplishments for barely six months.
Based on statistics, from January to June of this year, crime volume rise up due to the intensive operations conducted from various units of the PNP in coordination with various stakeholders of the society.
For illegal drugs campaign, statistics shows that from January to June 2013 there are 127 operations with 178 illegal drugs personalities arrested while from January to June 2014, a whooping 350 anti-illegal drug operations with 545 illegal drug personalities for the period. With these tremendous results, PRO 6 was ranked no. 4 nationwide in the most number of arrested drug pushers.
On the campaign for the arrest of wanted persons, the office neutralized six top most wanted persons in regional level. Arrested were: Noel Ayalin y Oro (Rank Nr. 1), Jobel Dilco y Ordonia (Nr. 2), Cirilo Cambel y Cambeliza (Nr. 11), Charlie Seva y Villareña alias Bongbong Seva (Nr. 12), Ernesto Bolivar y Mendoza, (Nr.18) and Adjoenato Sencio y Loveras (Nr. 7). Sencio has a reward amounting to One Hundred Forty Thousand Pesos (P 140, 000.00) per DILG Memorandum Circular Number 2005-97.
For the accounting of loose firearms, record shows that during the period January-June 2013, there are 220 persons arrested compared to 250 arrests this year. For motorcycle riding criminals, 75 cases were recorded from January-June 2013 while from January-June 2014, it increases to 129 cases. This can be attributed to the effective implementation of Police Integrated Patrol System (PIPS) deployment of the region wherein series of checkpoints were done and positioned strategically utilizing the Geographic Information System Based Crime Analysis (GIS-BCA).It is a tool to record crime accurately from region, province, and municipal police stations down to barangay.
To tap it all, Western Visayas remains as one of the most peaceful regions in the country. “An environment conducive for tourism, economic ventures and social interaction, RD Angan further averred”.