PNP ACTIVATES STF-“KAPAYAPAAN” FOR SONA 2014
PNP Public Information Office Published on Wednesday, 23 July 2014 10:45
The Philippine National Police (PNP) announced the activation of Super Task-Force “KAPAYAPAAN 2014” to provide security and ensure peaceful and orderly activities when His Excellency President Benigno S Aquino III delivers his fifth State of the Nation Address before the 2nd Regular Session of the 16th Congress on Monday, July 28.
POLICE DISASTER RESPONSE UNITS BRACE FOR "GLENDA"
PNP Public Information Office Published on Tuesday, 15 July 2014 21:08
Disaster response troops, equipment and supplies were prepositioned to disaster-prone areas threatened by Typhoon “Glenda” along the eastern seaboard of Luzon and VIsayas.
This developed as PNP Chief, Director General Alan L Purisima activated the National Headquarters Disaster Incident Management Task Group (NHQ-DIMTG) to coordinate all disaster response operations of PNP Units in areas along the path of Typhoon “Glenda”.
Police Chief Superintendent Danilo Constantino, PNP Director for Police Community Relations and concurrent Task Group Commander alerted Regional Directors in areas affected by the said typhoon.
The typhoon, packing winds in excess of 120kph is forecast to make landfall on Tuesday, July 15, in Southern Luzon, cutting across the Bicol Region and parts of CALABARZON and Central Luzon before exiting into the West Philippine Sea.
Constantino also mobilized National Support Units that compose the Task Group to muster troops and resources for possible deployment to areas affected by floods, landslides and collapsed structures.
These disaster response-capable units include, Special Action Force, Maritime Group, Highway Patrol Group, Police Community Relations Group,as well as the Regional Public Safety Battalions. (PNP-PIO)
PNP ACTS TO AVERT FISCAL DEFICIT IN AUGUST
PNP Public Information Office Published on Monday, 21 July 2014 20:20
The Philippine National Police is seeking legal remedy from a court action ordering the garnishment of PNP funds for operating expenses.
PNP authorities argued that the PNP funds subject to garnishment were appropriated under Republic Act 10633 of the General Appropriations Act (GAA) of 2014, and as such, are specifically exempt from garnishment as provided by law.
Chief Superintendent Reuben Theodore C Sindac, Chief of the PNP Public Information Office cited Section 93 of RA 10633 which provides that “all amounts appropriated and released under this Act shall be exempt from garnishment.”
The Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 32 issued a Notice of Garnishment on July 9, 2014 thru Court Sheriff Manuel Veronico A Escuadra Jr. against the account of the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) and Philippine National Police (PNP) with the Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP).
The garnishment order directs that “withdrawal, release or transfer shall not be made on any deposit accounts, properties or assets belonging to the aforementioned parties under the Bank’s control or possession if the resulting balance will go below or equivalent to Php3,915,140,499.16.
The amount subject to the garnishment order is supposedly for the payment of pension differentials of 3,344 Integrated National Police (INP) pensioners for 1991 to 2006, as well as PNP and INP pension differential based on the First Tranche Pay Rate of active PNP personnel.
“However, funds for these particular pension obligations are sourced from the Pension and Gratuity Fund of the GAA under RA 10633, and not from annual appropriations to the PNP,” Sindac clarified.
The PNP Legal Service has informed Manila RTC Branch 32, through a manifestation, regarding the status of PNP and DBM actions on the court issuances and that funds for the pension accounts were duly appropriated pursuant to RA 10633.
PNP authorities are apprehensive that PNP operations will be unduly hampered and that some 66,000 PNP and INP pensioners will not receive pension for August 2014 as a result of the garnishment order.
The PNP is reaching out to the retired sector to explain the consequences of the court action resulting from the court action on a civil case filed by the Manila’s Finest Brotherhood Association. (PNP-PIO)
PNP MOVES TO ADDRESS SHORTAGE IN PERSONNEL IN MAKATI
PNP Public Information Office Published on Friday, 11 July 2014 21:03
The NCRPO is allocating 346 rookie police officers and four NUP crime registrars from its 2014 recruitment quota to the Makati City Police Station to further enhance the operational capability of the police unit.
The troop upgrade is expected to significantly enlarge the Makati City Police Station from its present strength of 548 personnel with 117 troop augmentation from NCRPO.
Sindac noted that Makati City, with a current population of 529,039, has a police to population ratio of 1: 796, However, the PNP is also considering Makati’s estimated transient daytime population of 4.7-million concentrated in the city’s Central Business District.
Nonetheless, Sindac explained that the PNP leadership remains responsive to the perennial concern of shortage of police personnel not only in Metro Manila but throughout the country as well.
“With a national population of 100-million and a total troop strength of only 148,000 personnel, the nominal police to population ratio is currently pegged at 1 : 675, only less than 200 shy of the ideal ratio of 1 : 500.
"The numbers have not drastically changed over the past two decades, but certainly, there had been marked improvements due to radical initiatives in terms of recruitment, deployment, and human resource development to fully optimize every available warm body for police operations.”
We are strictly implementing the policy of 15-85% deployment of police personnel to maximize availability of personnel for actual law enforcement and public safety operations. We look forward to download more desk-bound policemen to the field with the projected hiring of 30,000 Non-Uniformed Personnel who will perform clerical and technical functions in police stations and offices. (PNP-PIO)