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NAPOLCOM promotes community-based crime prevention programs

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) amends the guidelines for the annual observance of the Police-Community Relations Month (PCRM) to promote a more responsive community-based crime prevention programs for the Philippine National Police (PNP).   This was announced by NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao as the Commission issued Memorandum Circular No. 2017-002 dated June 2, 2017 which designates the Crime Prevention and Coordination Service (CPCS) as the appropriate unit of the Commission in planning PCRM activities. The Commission has observed that the activities being organized in the early observance of the PCR Month are generally thematic on the shared responsibility between the police and the community in crime prevention and maintenance of peace and order, which are comparable to that of the activities organized by the CPCS for the annual observance of the National Crime Prevention Week (NCPW) every first week of September.  Vice-Chairman Casurao emphasized that the CPCS, in its engagements in the development and management of crime prevention programs, projects and activities, including organization and planning for the NCPW, has already established work linkages and networks with civil society organizations and government agencies supportive of the NAPOLCOM’s programs for the PNP. “More importantly, the CPCS has been tasked to promote and implement the Community and Service-Oriented Policing (CSOP) System as a crime prevention framework that would strengthen consciousness among police officers of their key role...

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TRANSFER OF SSS PAYMENT CHECKS

The Social Security System (SSS) announced that starting July 1, 2017, Land Bank of the Philippines checks will be used for SSS benefits being paid through checks. This is in compliance with Department Circular No. 01-2017 issued by the Department of Finance designating authorized government depository banks for national government agencies (NGAs), government owned and controlled corporations (GOCCs) and local government units (LGUs). For more details, please contact the SSS hotline at 920-6446 to 55 or e-mail...

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DILG to fire bureau: Intensify fire safety inspection on high rise establishments

Interior and Local Government Officer-in-Charge Undersecretary Catalino Cuy reminds the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) to intensify fire safety inspection on high-rise buildings or establishments. Cuy issued the reminder following the 24-1 Grenfell Tower inferno fire in London’s North Kensington district that left 30 people dead, and several people injured. “We do not want a Grenfell Tower fire incident to happen in our country. Let us therefore ensure that high-rise buildings are regularly inspected and they comply with fire safety standards,” says Cuy. The BFP is required by law to conduct fire safety inspection of all buildings and establishments to determine their compliance on the provisions of the Fire Code of the Philippines. Buildings or high-rise establishments must have fire alarm systems, fire detectors, fire extinguishers, automatic fire sprinklers system (AFSS), among others. They must also have their own team’s employees or fire brigade to be trained by the fire bureau. Cuy mentions that the BFP-NCR led by Sr. Supt. Wilberto Rico Neil Kwan Tui has a lot of responsibility on his shoulders as Metro Manila has around 1,700 high-rise buildings or establishments. Cities with high-rise establishments are mostly found in Makati, Manila, Quezon, Pasig, Pasay, Muntinlupa and Taguig.(Fred...

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May-ari ng security agency, arestado sa SSS “Operation Tokhang”

Arestado ang may-ari ng isang security agency sa isinagawang “Operation tokhang” kahapon ng Social Security System (SSS) kasama ang Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) ng Philippine National Police (PNP) sa paglabag sa Republic Act 8282 o ang Social Security Act of 1997.  Sinabi ni SSS President at Chief Executive Officer Emmanuel F. Dooc na matagumpay na naaresto ang may-ari ng Knightwatch Security Agency na si Ms. Babelyn S. Castillo.  “Nakakalungkot na mas pinili pa ng employer na magtago sa awtoridad kaysa tuparin ang kanyang obligasyon hindi lang sa SSS kundi sa kanyang mga empleyado na nagdusa dahil sa mali nilang gawain. Dahil dito, nais namin pasalamatan ang PNP-CIDG sa kanilang tulong kaya matagumpay ang operasyon na ito,” ayon kay Dooc.  Batay sa inihaing resolusyon ng Office of the City Prosecutor sa Quezon City, inireklamo ng SSS si Castillo dahil sa hindi pagbabayad ng SSS contribution ng kanilang empleyado noong Nobyembre 2009 hanggang June 2010 at Marso 2011 hanggang Agosto 2011.  Kahit nakatanggap ng demand letters at mga paalala, hindi pa rin nagsumite si Castillo ng mga dokumento upang pasinungalingan ang mga akusasyon laban sa kanyang kumpanya.  Mula Setyembre 30, 2011, may kabuuang utang na P180,368.34 ang akusado mula sa hindi binayarang kontribusyon at naipong buwanang interes na tatlong porsyento.  Inihain ang warrant of arrest kay Castillo sa kanyang tirahan sa Cainta, Rizal. Bago isagawa ang operasyon, kinumpirma ng...

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NAPOLCOM okays recruitment of 545 professionals into the PNP

The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) recently authorized the recruitment of professionals with highly technical qualifications for lateral entry into the police service. NAPOLCOM Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that the Commission en banc approved Resolution No. 2017-229 dated May 31, 2017 granting the Chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) the authority to fill 545 vacancies for the ranks of Police Senior Inspector and Police Inspector under the PNP CY 2017 Lateral Entry Program. “The PNP Lateral Entry Program is aimed at strengthening the corps of Technical Service Officers in the police service,” Casurao said. Out of the 545 vacancies in the various technical services of the PNP, 182 are for Police Senior Inspector (equivalent to Captain in the military) and 363 are for Police Inspector (equivalent to Lieutenant). The quota distribution for Police Senior Inspector is broken down, as follows: 100 Lawyers, 48 Medical Doctors and 34 Priests, Imams or Pastors. For the rank of Police Inspector, the PNP needs 85 Registered Nurses, 50 Psychologists, 54 Dentists, 50 Forensic Chemist/Chemical Engineers, 50 Criminologists, 18 Electronics and Communications Engineers, 40 Information Technology specialists, 11 Civil Engineers, three (3) Electrical Engineers and two (2) Architects. “The Chief of Office or Unit and the members of the Lateral Entry Board and the Screening and Selection Committee, including the head and members of the Secretariat, who shall fail...

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