FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano is one of the most-watched television series in the country. While the show is phenomenally popular, it is not without its controversies. The series is all about the life of a policeman and digs deep into corrupt cops.
Chief Oscar Albayalde of the Philippine National Police has criticized the show before, saying that Soliman Cruz’s character, General and PNP Chief Terante, was filled with ambitions of power and uses corruption to get what he wants.
The PNP also warned the show of the “illegal” use of police uniforms and vehicles.
Senator Panfilo Lacson on the other hand said that Terante was not fit enough to be the chief because of how out of shape he was.
Both DILG secretary Eduardo Año and DILG assistant secretary Jonathan Malaya once planned on filing legal actions against the show because they felt that the PNP was getting demoralized.
In November 2018, the PNP signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with ABS-CBN which gives the network permission to use police uniforms, facilities, and equipment in the production of FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.
Now, the PNP is considering withdrawing their side of the agreement.
FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano is in hot water again for their recent episodes.
The episode showed Bungo, played by Baron Geisler, leading his goons to restrain a policewoman while he sexually assaults her. In another scene, Bungo is also shown raping a second policewoman.
The women were then rescued by Coco Martin.
PNP Deputy Spokesperson PLTCOL Kimberly Molitas said that they are taking the situation seriously and will consider pulling back, as this is not the first time the show has offended the PNP.
“We will talk to the Production Staff of ABS CBN and look at possible violation of our existing Memorandum of Understanding. Depending on the extent of the violation we may warn them or rescind the said MOU.”
The latest episode showed Cardo getting stabbed and shot. Netizens are speculating whether the show will end soon, or if the scene is just another dream sequence.
Ang Probinsyano, on tonight's episode, is still is continuing the scenes containing abuse and rape.
— tris (@allietris) July 16, 2019
nanay ko nanonood ng ang probinsyano, but tonights episode has taken it waaay to far. what the fuck is wrong with y'all
— kassey is tired (@felicityssiren) July 9, 2019
too many disturbing scenes on ang probinsyano. many of these scenes could be triggering, but instead of reducing rape/abuse scenes, they fckng display it on national tv at a time when kids could be watching.
— zix (@rudosadeline) July 16, 2019
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In Badian, Cebu City, a 12-year-old girl became a victim of an attempted rape case. The mother seeks justice as she asks the help of Bombo Radyo Cebu to call for an investigation.
On April 12 at 6 o’clock in the evening, the victim said that her mother asked her to do some errands.
While she was walking, a man wearing a mask blocked her way for a hold-up. The girl only had a 20-peso bill, so the suspect brought her to a secret place, where he might rape the girl.
She told the police that the suspect had stripped her clothes off, but there was no penetration that happened.
According to Bombo Radyo, the suspect had a problem with his erection which gave her a chance to escape. “Base naman sa salaysay ng biktima, hinubaran siya ng suspek ngunit hindi agad nito nagalaw ang bata dahil hindi tumigas ang ari nito.”
PNP Badian Women’s Desk officer Josefina Beriameo said that girl had identified the suspect. Because her statement was inconsistent, the police in charge have released the suspect.
The mother seeks justice for her daughter. The release of the suspect becomes more traumatizing for her daughter. So the mother brought the case to Bombo Radyo and is hoping they would help her call for an investigation.
Now, the PNP conducted a thorough investigation of the incident.
The Philippine National Police denied the rumors saying that there’s a ‘tanim-droga’ scheme in their checkpoints.
It’s a said scheme wherein the police officers will allegedly plant illegal drugs on motorists passing by checkpoints only to extort money from then in exchange for their freedom.
Viral social media posts have accused policemen of opening a trunk of a motorcycle and planting a sachet of shabu inside before allowing the driver to pass by.
The driver suddenly grew suspicious and stopped somewhere to check his trunk, and there he discovered a sachet of shabu inserted inside.
Policement that will allegedly “discover” the drugs are waiting at another stop.
According to Chief Superintendent Benigno Durana, the said viral post is considered as “fake news”.
Durana added that the only thing that they do in these checkpoints is the visual inspection and there will be no chance of the policemen to plant anything inside the vehicle.
During a flag-raising ceremony at Camp Crame, Philippine National Police Chief Director Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa boasted that he was once called a ‘hero’ in China.
While Philippine media continue to stain his name, a female staff of Beijing Hotel tried looking Bato up on Google.
It is remembered that Bato attended the 88th International Police General Assembly in China last week. “According to the Chinese media, you are a hero in the Philippines,” the PNP Chief narrated when he asked the staff where did she get all the information about him.
“For local media in my country, I am a villain. She said, ‘No, no, you are a hero.'” Bato shared.
The woman even knelt in front of him feeling grateful that she was assigned to him.
Well, there’s two sides of every coin, after all. What’s important here is that if Bato is doing his job to protect the people.
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How often do we see PNP Chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa cry while delivering his speech? Uhmm… several times already?
In Bato’s recent project, a 30-day retraining of 1,143 sacked Caloocan policemen, he brought up the issue of negativities that coincide with their job. ‘Out of proportion’ that’s how the Philippine National Police Director-General described the headlines of media. This is also the reason why he carefully warned the Caloocan cops to follow the rule of law.
“Observe natin dahil konting pagkamali natin palalakihin ‘yan ng media. Sigurado ‘yan,” he said.
Bato also highlighted the ‘under-reporting’ of media on police casualties during law enforcement operations. “‘Yung kasamahan natin si PO1… nasa ospital pa ngayon, ‘yung nasaksak doon sa Caloocan na-magnify ba ‘yun ng media? Hindi ‘yun na-magnify. Bakit? Hindi magandang balita ‘yun,” he said slamming the media.
“Nilulunok ko yung pride ko every time magkakamali tayo,” Bato added.
True enough, breaking down in tears is not a problem to him, having bursting at a Senate hearing twice.
Despite all the negative reportage, Bato remain proud of his men. “Masasabi ko pa rin, sa harapan nitong mga media nandito ngayon, I am still very proud of my men, of what we have done to Caloocan kahit na sabihin ninyo… na yung mga tao ko ay tarantado,” he said.
He also said that the Caloocan Police’s training is to make them “Maka-Diyos, mas makabansa at mas makatao,” PNP Chief added.
The said training will take place at the NCR-Police Office Headquarters at Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City.
What do you think guys? Share us your thoughts.
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The Philippine National Police alleged ‘Body Cameras’ distribution first made noise in the first quarter of 2017. No news has been made about the issue nor an update from the President.
Until in an interview during President Duterte’s visit in PO3 Junior Hilario’s wake, he brought up the Body Cam issue. As the GMA News Online reported, Duterte has ‘urged’ the Congress to reallocate Commission on Human Right’s 2018 budget to PNP’s Body Cameras.
“Marami akong mga bagay na dapat ibigay sa PNP. Camera, payag ako lahat. Pati si Bato, dito sa gitna ng ulo niya. Okay ‘yan sa akin. Lahat ng pulis tapos lahat ng operations ng pulis, they will embed an investigator,” he said.
At the end of day, it’s still the House of Representatives’ decision and how the Senate would agree to the House’s vote.
But, according to Duterte, if the House will insist that CHR should not be given a higher budget, he would suggest to give it to PNP. “Ibigay mo na lang sa akin to improve the police,” he said. “Camera, mga sasakyan bago. Eh mga luma na rin,” he continued.
On a lighter note, Duterte did clarify that CHR will not be abolished. It was put on standby until Jose Luis Gascon leaves the Chairman post.
For everyone’s information, Philippine National Police awards recognition to exceptional police stations in the country. And for NCR, it’s Caloocan City this year.
Ironically, the city was awarded two days after Kian delos Santos was killed and on the day Carl Arnaiz was slain.
Based on the NCRPO press statement, Caloocan Police Station attained most number of accomplishments in the Project Double Barrel/Barrel Alpha, the police force’s war on drugs campaign.
The award was bestowed by none other than the PNP Chief Director General Bato dela Rosa during the 116gh Police Service Anniversary celebration of NCRPO at Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig.
In a report by GMA News Online, the said police department tallied the highest number of arrested ‘high-value’ targets and confiscated firearms last year.
And this made Caloocan City Police the Best City Police Station.
With all the issues being thrown at the Philippine National Police right now, a little breather could help. From the war on drugs and extra judicial killings, they are the ones people are blaming. Despite it all, one question remains. Are they guilty of killing innocent lives? Who knows?
After the issue of Kian delos Santos, another similar case for Carl Arnaiz rose. People are blaming the PNP once again with the death of the teen. They have had too many.
In the recent press conference in which Bato attended. He can’t help but stand up and defend his battalion. In his statement, he said, “I would like to caution everyone to please not be so quick on condemning our policemen.”
ABS-CBN was quick to deliver the news, and people are not having it especially for the late Francis Magalona‘s daughter.
Saab Magalona quoted ABS-CBN News’ tweet throwing a complete shade at Bato.
The Cheats band member was backed by the netizens admiring her stepping up. She was even retweeted by the celebrity journalist Bianca Gonzales.
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On a Facebook post dated October 19, UP (University of the Philippines) student Anne Guiang recounted her harrowing experience of getting held up while riding a bus, and the dismay she felt while reporting the incident to the police. Ms. Guiang said she and her fellow passengers were held up at gunpoint somewhere near Munoz, just past SM North Edsa. The thieves made off with her wallet and phone. The experience was frightening enough, but it seems witnessing firsthand the ineptitude and lack of resources of the policemen they approached to report the incident was an even greater source of dismay for her.
“Based from my hold-up experience,” begins her post,”I hope that the next government officials of our country will spend some effort in fixing the police department.” After the hold-uppers fled, their group was able to find on-duty policemen on the road. But to their dismay, they found out that the cops didn’t have any cellphone load to make calls. Worse, they didn’t have any pens nor paper to write down details of the incident. She and other passengers had to lend pens and papers to the cops, just so they could write down their report.
“At higit sa lahat, hindi nila kilala ang isa’t isa and kung saan ang mga police station that is near the place where the incident was declared. Tinatanong ko yung mga police, kung saan kami pupunta para naman alam ng mga magulang ko kung nasaan na ako. Pero hindi daw nila alam, doon ko na lang daw itanong sa police station yung address.” (Most of all, the policemen didn’t even know each other, nor where the exact police station where the incident should be declared. I asked them where we were headed, so I could at least tell my parents where I was, but they didn’t know. Instead, they just told me to ask the police at the station for the exact address.)
She further recounts an even bigger disappointment greeted her at the station. “I thought that riding the bus will be my only fear after the incident, but when I arrived at the police station to write my statement for the blotter report, natakot ako at nanghinayang pa lalo sa mga police. (I got even more scared and felt even more dismay at the police.)” She found that even at the station, they didn’t have any pens to write with. Nor did they seem to know how to exactly deal with the situation. Ms. Guiang was shocked to see the policemen arguing and pointing fingers at each other. “Tinanong ko sa sarili ko, police ba talaga itong mga ito?” (I asked myself, are these guys real policemen?)
The experience gave Ms. Guiang an insight on why so few people report crimes to the police. “Pinapabayaan na lang nila kasi like me, ayaw na nilang umasa sa wala. After writing my statement, umalis na ako kasi for sure matagal na naman akong maghihintay doon. Aasa lang na maibabalik pa samin yung mga bagay na nakuha samin.” (I think they just let the incident pass, because like me, they don’t want to have false hopes. After writing my statement down, I just left, I knew I’d be in for a long wait otherwise, hoping to get back all the stuff taken from us.) She thinks that the bus company should be held accountable as well. Apparently, the bus manager merely told them to report the incident to the police. Compensation for their loss was not mentioned, nor were they promised any help in setting up an investigation. She ends her post with a few words of advice. “From this experience, don’t ride a bus pag konti lang ang passengers (if the passengers are few.) Choose a safe bus. Always be alert and don’t panic. Always have a presence of mind. Iba na po talaga ang mga tao ngayon lalo na ang mga kabataan tulad ng nanghold-up sa amin. (There’s really no telling with people nowadays, even the youth, like those who robbed us.) So mag-ingat po tayo. (So let’s all take care.)”
Mon Bandril, who identifies himself on Facebook as a social media consultant for Radio Veritas, posted a picture showing a memo supposedly issued by the Iglesia ni Cristo.
The memo, dated July 12, 2012, was addressed to the then Director of the PNP-DPRM (Directorate for Personnel and Records Management) at Camp Crame, PDIR Elpidio De Asis, Jr. and stated, “We humbly request to please consider the reassignment of the following PNP personnel to wit.”
It then listed seven policemen, their names and ranks, as well as their assigned units against the units they were being asked to be reassigned to. It was signed by Minister Erano Codera and ended with, “In behalf of the Executive Minister let me extend our heartfelt gratitude and appreciation for your continuous support and cooperation.”
Last weekend, INC members took to the streets calling for a separation of church and state, decrying what they perceived as meddling on the DOJ’s (Department of Justice) part with a case filed against the church’s ministers. The memo posted by Bandril somewhat illustrates that in this case, the INC was not seeking a separation of church and state by making the request.
Article III section 5 of the Bill of Rights states, “No law shall be made respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. The free exercise and enjoyment of religious profession and worship, without discrimination or preference, shall forever be allowed. No religious test shall be required for the exercise of civil or political rights.”
In a recent Facebook post, Attorney Raymond Fortun explained the separation of church and state as “In the most simple terms po, ‘separation of church and state’ means NO FAVORITISM by the government to favor a particular religion, nor can the government pass any laws to persecute a particular religion.”