Mindanao Times » davao city police office http://mindanaotimes.net Sun, 23 Sep 2018 16:00:23 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.25 Charged for arson http://mindanaotimes.net/charged-for-arson/ http://mindanaotimes.net/charged-for-arson/#comments Sun, 15 Apr 2018 14:04:25 +0000 http://mindanaotimes.net/?p=56749 Read more ›]]> • NPA commander, several others sued for Black Saturday attack

Criminal charges have been filed against a commander of the New People’s Army (NPA) and several other subordinates in connection with the Black Saturday attacks where armed men burned 10 heavy duty vehicles in three hinterland barangays in the city.

Davao City Police Office (DCPO) director Sr. Supt. Alexander Tagum said cases of arson and grave threat have already been filed against the NPA members before the City Prosecutor’s Office.

Tagum identified the NPA commander as Kumander Bungot who is also known as Ka Roy.

Other NPA members charged were identified as Ka Larry, Omer Pagatpat, Samuel Rojas, Potot Entera, and Samuel Rojas. Several John Does were also included as respondents.

Further information about the suspects was not revealed.

Tagum told TIMES yesterday that arson case, under Investigation Sheet No. XI-02-INV-18-D-1003, was filed on Thursday against Kumander Bungot, Ka Larry, Pagatpat, Samuel Rojas and several other unidentified rebels.

Tagum said a case of grave threat, docketed as IS No. XI-02-INV-18-D-1008, was also filed on Saturday against Kumander Bungot), Ka Larry, Entera, Rojas, Pagatpat and several others in connection with the case.

On Black Saturday, alleged NPA members burned backhoes, dump trucks, and bulldozer in the city’s three hinterland barangays – Barangay Callawa in Buhangin District, Barangay Fatima in Paquibato District, and Barangay Dalagdag in Calinan District.

In the Davao del Norte attack, the police already filed an arson case against the suspected NPA members.

Chief Insp. Milgrace Driz, spokesperson of the Police Regional Office (PRO) XI, said that the arson case was filed on Tuesday against Joe Almendras, Dalagis Balite, Enting Mansumiat, Lugib Tausan, Enting Tumbasay, Rommel Tausan and Laro Manlologpis, all residents of Talaingod, Davao del Norte.

They were charged for burning a backhoe in Sitio Banualay, Barangay Palma Gil, Talaingod around 10 a.m. on April 3, a Thursday.

Speaking in the recent AFP-PNP press conference, Driz said the case was filed before the Provincial Prosecution Office in Tagum City

City Mayor Sara Duterte condemned the attacks, which she described as “downright cowardly.”

The construction of roads in Barangay Callawa, Barangay Fatima, and Barangay Dalagdag are now temporarily stalled because of the attacks, she said.

“The road projects could make the delivery of other basic services to the people faster — including health, education, agricultural development and livelihood,” the mayor said. “The said projects could change the lives of the people for the better.”

“The fresh atrocities reveal that the terrorist group only truly intends for people to continue living in a condition of poverty, which they could use as a capital in their propaganda against the government and to justify their presence in the communities where their influence and significance are waning,” the mayor added.

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Top 10 most wanted arrested in DCPO raid http://mindanaotimes.net/top-10-most-wanted-arrested-in-dcpo-raid/ http://mindanaotimes.net/top-10-most-wanted-arrested-in-dcpo-raid/#comments Sun, 25 Feb 2018 14:05:58 +0000 http://mindanaotimes.net/?p=54877 Read more ›]]> The Davao City Police Office’s top 10 most wanted man was arrested in an operation near Aeon Towers, along J.P. Laurel, Bajada around 3 p.m. of Feb. 24.

City police director, Sr. Supt. Alexander Tagum, identified the suspect as 30-year-old Vincent Roxas, listed as No. 10 in the most wanted list of the office, resident of Purok Pine Tree, Buhangin.
He has a pending arrest warrant with criminal case no. R-DVO-17-02419-CR for violation of attempted murder issued by Regional Trial Court XI Branch 10 Judge Retrina E. Fuentes, with corresponding bail bond of P 120,000.
The joint task force conducted the operation under the overall supervision of station commander, Chief Insp. Jack Leon Tilcag, together with the Regional Investigation and Detection Management Division (RIDMD), personnel SP02 Ramil Maxey and Regional Mobile Force Battalion (RFMB) led by Supt. Arnold Palomo, Chief Insp. Mark Kim Aquino, Chief Insp. Michael John Peria, SP01 Alvic Bantilan, P02 Jun Lennon G. Baldago and P01 Sardony V. Jayson.
The suspect is now under the custody of the Buhangin Police Precinct.

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Maximum security for DAVRAA event http://mindanaotimes.net/maximum-security-for-davraa-event/ http://mindanaotimes.net/maximum-security-for-davraa-event/#comments Sat, 10 Feb 2018 09:05:52 +0000 http://mindanaotimes.net/?p=54181 ]]> The Davao City Police Office (DCPO) will deploy maximum police personnel starting Monday to secure the delegates of the Davao Region Athletic Association (DAVRAA) sports events that will be held in the city.

“We have already prepared a security plan for the incoming DAVRAA,” said DCPO spokesperson Sr. Insp. Maria Teresita Gaspan during the I-Speak media forum held at the City Hall conference room on Thursday.

Athletes in the region will meet for DAVRAA to be held in this city from Feb. 12 to 23.

Gaspan said the DCPO security plan includes securing vital installations, facilities and equipment.

While not divulging the exact number of DCPO personnel to be assigned to the ground, Gaspan said the Regional Force Mobile Battalion (RMFB) of the Police Regional Office (PRO) XI will also be tapped for the event.

She said the DCPO will also be utilizing the force multipliers, including the barangay peacekeeping action team (BPAT) and the volunteer police auxiliary, in conducting community public awareness and intensifying its information gathering.

Gaspan said they are also asking for the cooperation of the community to maintain the peace and order of the city during the conduct of DAVRAA.

She said they are making sure to prevent any criminal activities to ensure the public safety, particularly the athletes and delegates.

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DCPO, TFD impose tight alert in city http://mindanaotimes.net/dcpo-tfd-impose-tight-alert-in-city/ http://mindanaotimes.net/dcpo-tfd-impose-tight-alert-in-city/#comments Sat, 10 Feb 2018 09:02:02 +0000 http://mindanaotimes.net/?p=54185 Read more ›]]> The Task Force Davao (TFD) and the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) have tightened security measures in the city following the recovery of an Improvise Explosive Device (IED) along the roadside of Barangay Alejandra Navarro (Lasang) on Thursday morning.

City Police Office director Sr. Supt. Alexander Tagum told TIMES yesterday that the recovery of IED indicates two obvious points: the terrorists are “indeed” planning to initiate criminal intent in the city and that the security measures imposed in the city are highly effective against the terrorist plans.

“This further proves that all security forces based in the city should not relax their guard,” Tagum said. “Or else the terrorists will strike terror in our beloved City.”

“Also we need the support of the vigilant residents of this city for us to fight this common social problem,” he added.

Col. Nolasco Mempin, TFD commander, said they have yet to determine the real intent of the IED there.

“The IED has similarity with the IED used by NPA in their landmining and terroristic acts,” Mempin said.

“We could not speculate the intent but our AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) are always on guard and high alert against the continued terroristic activities of the NPA,” he added.

The IED was recovered early Thursday morning by TFD personnel along the national highway near a pedestrian foot bridge in the busy poblacion of Barangay Alejandra Navarro (Lasang), Bunawan District.

The area is just around 50 meters away from the Lasang Footbridge and 1.2 kilometers away from the TFD checkpoint in Sitio Licanan.

The EID — revealed to be an improvised hand grenade — was made of PVC pipe, detonating cord, blasting cap and ammonium nitrate fuel oil (fertilizer mixed with diesel fuel).

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7 nabbed in ‘Bulabog’ http://mindanaotimes.net/7-nabbed-in-bulabog/ http://mindanaotimes.net/7-nabbed-in-bulabog/#comments Sat, 03 Feb 2018 04:11:56 +0000 http://mindanaotimes.net/?p=53845 ]]> Seven persons with warrants of arrest were arrested by operatives Friday during the simultaneous anti-criminality operation in the different areas in the city.

Sr. Insp. Maria Teresita Gaspan, the spokesperson of Davao City Police Office (DCPO), said the operation also resulted in the profiling of 1,449 residents, including 119 individuals who have no identification card.

During the profiling, police found out that seven of those rounded up have pending warrant of arrest issued by the court.

They were identified as Jonel Malones Dajao (charged for anti-violence against women and their children), Crisanto Goles Delcano (election ban), Begin Suelto Dablo (attempted murder), Marcial Tiozon Hinatuan (falsification of private document), James Semilla Demiren (attempted murder), Nickle Ebona Angelia (illegal gambling) and Maria Luna Daguman (violation of SSS law).

The three-hour joint operation, which started at 6 a.m., was led by DCPO with the assistance of the Task Force Davao, Regional Force Mobile Battalion, Regional Mobile Unit, National Intelligence Coordinating Agency, National Bureau of Investigation, and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group.

The group operated in the following police precinct areas of Sta. Ana (Barangay 24-C), San Pedro (Purok 4, Brgy 4-A), Talomo (back of UM Matina Campus), Sasa (Lower Biao Carmen, Sasa), Buhangin (Purok Ingan, Brgy. Tigatto), Bunawan (San Juan Budbud, Bunawan), Toril (Purok 3, Brgy Lubugan), Tugbok (Aglipayan, Brgy Sto Nino), and Calinan (Datu Abing Street, Brgy. Calinan Proper).

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DCPO apologizes, assures incident won’t happen again http://mindanaotimes.net/dcpo-apologizes-assures-incident-wont-happen-again/ http://mindanaotimes.net/dcpo-apologizes-assures-incident-wont-happen-again/#comments Thu, 01 Feb 2018 15:09:26 +0000 http://mindanaotimes.net/?p=53841 ]]> The Davao City Police Office (DCPO) has issued a public apology after two rookie police officers imposed corporal punishment to minors who were rounded up for curfew violation.

“We apologize for the acts committed by our two personnel and ensure that no similar incident will follow,” a statement coming from the office of DCPO director Alexander Tagum said.

“May this not affect your trust and confidence in us as we will continue to serve you with the full length of recognizing the rule of law and the respect for human rights in all aspects.”
Criminal charges were already filed against PO1s Jeobani Natividad and Jesre Masinading, both crewmembers of the DCPO’s Mobile Patrol Group, before the City Prosecutor’s Office.

Aside from abuse and torture charges that were filed on Wednesday, the two will also likely be facing administrative charges.

The two were caught on closed-circuit television (CCTV) hurting three children right inside the hall of Barangay 19-B, Poblacion District.

In an interview with reporters yesterday, the two police officers also asked for forgiveness.

However, Masinading and Natividad said they only imposed the “discipline” like big brothers to the kids as they were asked by the parents to do so.

“We have no intention of hurting the kids,” Natividad said in vernacular. “We were just concerned with their welfare. They should not be roaming in the street late at night.”

Masinading appealed to the parents to be responsible in guiding their children so they would not roam around the street late at night and prevent them from creating trouble or being involved in crime.

In his statement, Tagum said his “office has frequently reminded our line duty policemen, like personnel of Mobile Patrol Group, of their basic duties and functions to always follow the Police Operational Procedure especially when responding to an incident by not taking it personally nor be swayed by their emotions.”

“I further reminded everyone on the proper arrest and respect to human dignity and human rights especially the rights of Children in Conflict with the Law,” Tagum added.

Tagum said the DCPO is saddened by the mauling incident that involved the two neophyte police officers who were rescuing minors allegedly involved in a riot on Jan. 21, 2018 at Brgy 19-B.

“We would like to inform the public that the Davao City Police Office neither tolerates nor condones any irregularities, abuses, misconduct and inappropriate behavior within our personnel,” he said.

“We are asking all Davaoenos for understanding, let us be open minded regarding this incident as this will not define the totality of the Davao City Police Office’ Officers, Men and Women’s dedication and devotion to God, Country and People,” Tagum said in the statement.

The two police officers are now in restrictive custody as part of the procedure pending the investigation of both criminal and administrative charges.

According to the report, the two police officers responded to a call for police assistance due to a gang riot report at Garcia Heights in Barangay 19-B on Jan. 21, a Sunday, at 1:15 a.m..

When the police officers arrived, the minors were already endorsed at the barangay hall by the responding barangay watchmen.

During the discussions at the Barangay Hall, the parents of the rescued children allegedly asked the barangay officials and the responding police officers to discipline their sons, said to be perennial problem in the barangay.

“Acting against their better judgment, our two personnel acceded to the request by hitting the bare soles of the minors with the use of the rattan batons of the barangay tanods and punching them in the stomach in full view of the CCTV camera of said barangay hall,” the police report said.

The CCTV footage was later leaked to the media and became viral.

The two accused police officers, however, found an ally in Barangay Chair Loreto Nicolas.

Nicolas said what the officers did was justifiable as the children were problems to the barangay.

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Two cops seen on CCTV footage beating up minors probed http://mindanaotimes.net/two-cops-seen-on-cctv-footage-beating-up-minors-probed/ http://mindanaotimes.net/two-cops-seen-on-cctv-footage-beating-up-minors-probed/#comments Wed, 31 Jan 2018 08:27:50 +0000 http://mindanaotimes.net/?p=53706 ]]> Two police officers assigned to the Mobile Patrol Group is now confined to barracks while an investigation is ongoing over their alleged role in the mauling of three minors last Jan. 21.

City police director, Sr. Supt. Alexander Tagum, assured that there will be no whitewash in the investigation as the complaint already reached the City Mayor’s Office. They will face administrative and criminal charges if proven guilty.
In a phone conversation with Supt. Alfredo Baluran, the chief of the Mobile Patrol Group, he said the incident occurred inside the barangay hall of Barangay 19-B. The two men, who hold ranks of a Police Officer 1, were caught on CCTV spanking the minors with a wooden stick.
Baluran said they already turned over the police officers for investigation.
Speaking at yesterday’s AFP-PNP press conference held at Royal Mandaya hotel, Sr. Insp. Maria Teresita Gaspan said the incident occurred at around 1:15 a.m. when the two police officers were dispatched by a Central 911 operator to respond to a reported riot in Garcia Heights.
“We are saddened by the incident involving our personnel in the allegation of the mauling incident that transpired last Jan. 20, 2018,” Gaspan said.
Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, meanwhile, warned the police not to overstep their bounds in the performance of their duties.
“Force should not be used against them unless police authority is ignored or lives are in danger because of the actions of the minors,” the mayor’s statement released by the City Information Office read.
Gaspan said when the police officers arrived, the three minors were already rescued by the village peace officers and brought to the barangay hall.
“The Davao City Police Office will not tolerate, neither condone, any misconduct, abuse of rights or irregularities or inappropriate behavior among its personnel,” she added.
Gaspan declined to name the two police officers pending the results of the investigation by the Investigation and Detective Management Branch of the DCPO.
“At this point, the identified police officers were already placed under restriction,” she said.
The mayor said she already ordered Tagum to conduct an investigation “and mete out the appropriate sanction if the policemen involved are found to have violated rules on apprehension.”
In the statement, it was explained that the mayor only learned of the incident from a fellow lawyer early this week. The report said the children were apprehended around midnight.
“We are confident that Davao City policemen know by heart their obligation to uphold the rights of all people, especially those who have less in life and the most vulnerable,” she said. (with reports from Ma. Cecilia Badian)

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DCPO hopes for four more police stations http://mindanaotimes.net/dcpo-hopes-for-four-more-police-stations/ http://mindanaotimes.net/dcpo-hopes-for-four-more-police-stations/#comments Tue, 30 Jan 2018 11:47:21 +0000 http://mindanaotimes.net/?p=53652 ]]> The city police director yesterday said the request for additional 1,700 personnel and the expansion of four police precincts will help them better secure Davao City from terrorists and criminal elements.

Sr. Supt. Alexander Tagum, Davao City Police Office (DCPO) director, told reporters yesterday that the plan is not easy to implement but they are hoping all the preparations will be in place before 2020.

“This is because of the conduct of special quota recruitment and training, which will take at least more than one year, and the construction of new police precincts, which will take another year,” Tagum said. “So probably within two years, it can be established already.”

“By that time, we can say the DCPO will now be ready for the very fast growth of Davao City,” he added.

Tagum said they are targeting to put up more precincts in densely populated areas like Sta. Ana, San Pedro, Talomo and Buhangin. He cited the fast commercial expansion of these areas in recent years as well as their projected economic growths.

He also thanked the city council for supporting proposals to better secure the city.

“The more police personnel deployed in convergent areas in the city, the more we can respond and cover a certain area,” he added.

On the other hand, Sr. Insp. Maria Teresita Gaspan, DCPO spokesperson, said the 1,700 additional police personnel will be assigned to the DCPO if Camp Crame approves the request.
“The city is (classified as) highly urbanized so we need to enhance our public safety and security measures,” she said.
For now, the DCPO has a total of 1,850 PNP personnel, which brings the ratio of policeman to population at 1:1,000 or below the 1:500 ideal ratio.
Last Friday, Mayor Sara Duterte said she is requesting the leadership of the Police National Police to deploy 2,500 additional police officers in the city to keep up with the growing development of the regional center.

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12 precinct commanders enhance skills in training   http://mindanaotimes.net/12-precinct-commanders-enhance-skills-in-training/ http://mindanaotimes.net/12-precinct-commanders-enhance-skills-in-training/#comments Tue, 30 Jan 2018 11:25:37 +0000 http://mindanaotimes.net/?p=53671 ]]> Twelve precinct commanders joined the two-day urban tactical and defensive training held at the firing range of Camp Domingo Leonor along San Pedro Street starting yesterday.

Davao City Police Office director Sr. Supt. Alexander Tagum told reporters yesterday that the training will also test their alertness and capability to respond to any threat or emergency.

“We all know the present  heightened alert level of the DCPO, together with the whole service  security providers of Davao City,  because of  the threat of terrorist groups like the New People’s Army and other Southern Philippines terror groups,” Tagum said.

“This is also part of our preparations because we know that at any given day, if the criminals and terrorist will attack  and target our  policemen, then at least we are assured  that the they (Davao police) are ready to confront them,” he added.

Also joining the two-day training were personnel of the DCPO, Mobile Patrol Group and City Public Safety Company.


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Jeepney, trike drivers arrested in drug busts http://mindanaotimes.net/jeepney-trike-drivers-arrested-in-drug-busts/ http://mindanaotimes.net/jeepney-trike-drivers-arrested-in-drug-busts/#comments Sun, 28 Jan 2018 11:18:50 +0000 http://mindanaotimes.net/?p=53542 ]]> A JEEPNEY driver was arrested by members of the Drug Enforcement Unit (DEU) of  the Buhangin police, in coordination with Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency XI, in Purok 5, Lower Cabantian, Buhangin District around 6:30 p.m. on Saturday.

Sr.  Supt.  Alexander Tagum, Davao City Police Office director, identified the suspect as Emuel P. Orguelles, 24, resident of the area. He reportedly handed over a sachet of shabu to an undercover police officer for P1,000.

Recovered from his possession were 12 sachets of shabu. The suspect reportedly showed up at the Buhangin precinct on Jul. 28, 2016 to clear his name in the drug watch list.

The suspect is now under the custody of the police precinct pending the filing of appropriate case against him in court.

Also on Saturday, the drug enforcement team of the Toril Police Precinct, led by Chief Insp.  Jerome de Guzman, arrested tricycle driver Mark Anthony J. Villarosa, 22, resident of Barangay Lubogan during a buy-bust operation.

He reportedly sold P500-worth of shabu to the poseur-buyer.

Recovered from his possession were one unit of My Phone cell phone and the marked money.

A case for violation of Sec. 5 of R.A 9165 (Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002) is being prepared against the suspect.

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