This pertains to the recent arrest by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) of a Police Officer identified as PO2 Jolly Allangan assigned with the Regional Ant-iIllegal Drugs Group of the National Capital Region Police Office for alleged involvement in illegal drugs.
This is in connection with the latest atrocity committed by the New People’s Army in the municipality of Governor Generoso, Davao Oriental on May 29, 2016. According to witnesses' accounts, fifty heavily-armed men on board three pick-up trucks and one Elf truck attacked the said Municipal Hall and Police Station. Initially the NPA ordered the police personnel there to lay down their arms. This resulted to a firefight that lasted for two hours after the police personnel allegedly run out of ammunition and were forced to surrender
Police Director General Ricardo Marquez , the Chief of the Philippine National Police, visited PRO9 to preside over the post-election command conference and to administer the turn-over of command ceremony in PRO9.
Foremost of all, let me convey my warmest and heartfelt congratulations to all members of PRO 9 for a successful conduct of Secure and Fair National and Local Election on May 9, 2016. Indeed, PRO 9 personnel displayed a remarkable degree of courage and professionalism in implementing the various plans and programs of PRO 9 for SAFE 2016.
The Philippine National Police joins the whole nation in celebrating Labor Day and in paying tribute to the Filipino worker. The PNP upholds the basic rights on freedom of speech and on freedom of peaceful assembly. With possible mass protests, CDM contingents were given instructions to exercise maximum tolerance but are ready for calibrated response should risks to life and limbs for both rallyists and police personnel are imminent.