You are currently browsing the tag archive for the ‘Isagani Cuevas’ tag.

By Francis Allan L. Angelo

POLICE have a free hand on what to do with the alleged kidnap for ransom (KFR) group that was spotted in Iloilo City.

C/Supt. Isagani Cuevas, Police Regional Office (PRO-6) director, said he ordered intelligence operatives to verify and confirm the presence of the KFR group in the metropolis.

Text messages circulated in the city since last week regarding a group of men roaming the city onboard a Mitsubishi Delica van. The suspicious-looking men were also said to be using a sedan and another van in their “surveillance” operations.

Cuevas said police officers who will confirm and spot these alleged kidnappers will deal with the suspects accordingly.

City Hall sources said an unidentified Ilonggo-Chinese businessman reportedly sought the help of Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas after he spotted a group of persons taking pictures of his home and businesses.

The businessman is a distributor of junk food and has a warehouse in the city.

Treñas said the alleged presence of the KFR group is still raw and under verification by the Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) intelligence section.

S/Supt. Melvin Mongcal, ICPO director, said the intelligence section and the six district police stations are still authenticating the KFR group’s presence in the city.

Mongcal said he also received text messages on the alleged kidnappers “and we had the information processed by our operatives.”

“We relayed the plate numbers of the vehicles mentioned in text messages to our police stations so they can watch out and validate the information. There is no confirmation yet that these alleged kidnappers are roaming the city,” Mongcal said.   

Mongcal said the information they have right now is “very sketchy” and has no specific target or victim.

Advertisements

FOR BRAVERY. PRO-6 director Isagani Cuevas pins the Medalya ng Papuri on PO3 Abondio Diaz of the Special Weapons and Tactics team inside his room at St. Paul’s Hospital Wednesday afternoon. The PRO-6 also extended special assistance to Diaz who was severely wounded in a grenade explosion inside their office Tuesday morning. (Photo by Tara Yap)

FOR BRAVERY. PRO-6 director Isagani Cuevas pins the Medalya ng Papuri on PO3 Abondio Diaz of the Special Weapons and Tactics team inside his room at St. Paul’s Hospital Wednesday afternoon. The PRO-6 also extended special assistance to Diaz who was severely wounded in a grenade explosion inside their office Tuesday morning. (Photo by Tara Yap)

By Francis Allan L. Angelo

 

THE Police Regional Office (PRO-6) said Wednesday that the PNP organization is partly to be blamed for the death of SPO3 Rafael Managuit, team leader of the Explosives and Ordnance Division (EOD).

 

Chief Supt. Isagani Cuevas, PRO-6 director, said the PNP is unable to provide all the equipment needed by its personnel in performing their duties, particularly the EOD.

 

“The PNP organization also had some misgivings since our poverty rendered us unable to provide the facilities and equipment that an EOD member needs,” Cuevas said.

 

Cuevas said the Iloilo City EOD team lacks basic facilities such as a magazine or a closed concrete structure that serves as storage area for explosives and other deadly items.

 

“During the time of the Philippine Constabulary, each unit was required to have its own magazine. All potentially deadly items such as bombs are stored in the magazine. Even if the items inside explode, the police and civilians would still be safe because it is made of reinforced concrete. We don’t have that here in the city,” Cuevas said.

 

He added only the Guimaras, Iloilo and Negros Occidental provincial police offices have magazines.

 

“We already need that magazine in Iloilo City that’s why I talked to Mayor Jerry Treñas if we could look for an area where we can put up the magazine,” the PRO-6 chief averred.

 

Aside from the storage area, the EOD also needs bomb baskets, armored suits and other equipment used in retrieving and detonating explosives.

 

Cuevas said bomb disposal protocols dictate that explosives should be disposed of immediately unless needed as evidence in criminal cases and court hearings.   

 

“If the explosive will be used as evidence in cases, it should be stored in a magazine which we lack. Our EOD members are very enthusiastic in recovering these explosives which they tend to appreciate more by examining the items. In the case of Managuit, it suddenly went off and killed him,” he added.

 

The lack of bomb disposal equipment was highlighted when the EOD and Special Weapons and Tactics team detonated a grenade recovered from the flood control project in Jaro, Iloilo City by shooting it with a rifle from afar.

 

Treñas had said he will find ways to purchase bomb disposal equipment used by highly-urbanized cities such as armored suits and retrieval and transport equipment.  

 

By Francis Allan L. Angelo

 

THE Police Regional Office (PRO-6) will prod the PNP national headquarters to scrutinize suppliers of bullets and magazines to the police force.

 

This will be the main agenda of PRO-6 director Isagani Cuevas when the whole PNP organization holds its national command conference December 18.

 

Cuevas said he will recommend to the national command stricter assessment and accreditation of ammunitions suppliers after broaching the possibility that the bullets used by Regional Mobile Group (RMG) based in Negros Occidental were expired.

 

A team of RMG members were ambushed by suspected members of the New People’s Army December 3 at Brgy. Estado, Victorias City.

 

The ambush resulted in the death of PO1 Jean Tacadao and wounded police officers Anilou Patricio, Melanie Tupas, Marife Cantomayor and Jocelyn Quebar.

 

RMG-6 director Remus Zacharias Canieso said they tried to fire back at the rebels but their bullets did not fire. The magazines also failed to feed the bullets into their M16 Armalite rifles.

 

The dud bullets and defective magazines prompted the PRO-6 to investigate the quality of ammunitions issued to the RMG.

 

Cuevas said tighter assessment of the suppliers and their goods will ensure that the bullets they will use are not substandard and will not endanger the lives of police officers.

 

The PRO-6 chief said the bullets and magazines are purchased by Camp Crame and delivered to the regional offices which in turn distribute the items to field units.

 

Some of the bullets were supplied by Chinese manufacturers aside from local accredited suppliers, Cuevas added.

October 2019
M T W T F S S
« Nov    
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031  

Blog Stats

  • 233,262 hits

Top Clicks

  • None

Flickr Photos

Advertisements