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HPG recorded as average of 18 carnapping and 30 motornapping incidents per week from January 4 to May 8, 2016. After the election where Presidential-elect Duterte was declared as winner until the week before his inauguration, the incidents of carnapping and motornapping decreases to 3 MVs and 14 MCs per week.

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Two consecutive training sessions on international humanitarian law (IHL) were held this week attended by at least 50 members of the Philippine National Police who take part in internal security operations.

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On February 2, 2016 at about 6:45 in the evening, the elements of Women and Children Protection Center together with the DSWD conducted entrapment operations against Trafficking in Persons at Roxas Boulevard in Malate, Manila, in front of Max’s restaurant. The said operation resulted to the rescue of six (6) female victims and the arrest of three (3) suspects, namely:

Sonny Sr. Febra y Camiso, male, 42 yrs old, single, presently residing at Leveriza St., Pasay City;

Marilou Palacio y Valmores, female, 39 yrs old, single, presently residing at Leveriza St., Pasay City; and

Rich Ortega y Puganis, male, 24 yrs old, single, and a resident of Remedios St., Malate, Manila.

The rescue and entrapment operations were carried out upon the receipt of information from a confidential informant and further confirmed by more than a week of surveillance and undercover activities. The victims are being sexually exploited by being sold to foreign tourists for “sex parties”.  Recovered from the suspects were marked money of several denominations worth Php25,000.00, used as downpayment to procure the services of the victims.

The above-mentioned suspects and the victims, together with the pieces of evidence were brought to the WCPC at Camp Crame, Quezon City for investigation and eventually filing formal charges against the suspects, and processing of the victims through the assistance of the DSWD.


The Philippine National Police (PNP) reaffirms that the 1,470 units of Mahindra Enforcer, Single Cab 4x2, patrol jeeps went public bidding on January 2015 which was undertaken by the Procurement Service – Department of Budget Management (PS-DBM).

Together with Toyota, Mitsubishi, Isuzu, and Ford, the Columbian AutoCar Corporation (CAC) (Mahindra) attended a pre-bidding conference on January 21, 2015.

Opening and evaluation of bids were made on February 5, 2015 where the procurement of patrol jeeps was divided into four (4) lots where CAC won the four (4) lots as the single lowest calculated bidder (SLCB), however, Toyota Quezon Avenue manifested that it will file a motion for reconsideration for Lot 1 where it joined.

On February 26, 2015, opening of bids of patrol jeeps for financial envelope of Toyota Quezon Ave. for lot 1 was made because the Toyota’s motion for reconsideration was granted by the PS-DBM. However, the amount offered by Toyota which is Php 950,000 is still higher that the amount offered by CAC with Php 840,000 value per unit.

For Lot 2, only Mahindra submitted bid of Php 880,000 per unit; For Lot 3, only Mahindra submitted bid of Php 920,000 per unit; and For Lot 4, only Mahindra submitted bid of Php 920,000 per unit.

The prototype sample of CAC was found complying after final deliberation of the PS DBM. The vehicles passed the functional and endurance test ensuring that specifications provided by the PNP were followed accordingly; therefore, CAC was declared as the Single Calculated Responsive Bid (SCRB) on March 16, 2015.

Accordingly PS-DBM did not choose Columbian AutoCar Corporation (Mahindra), but it is the bidding process, under RA 9184, which chose Mahindra because it was able to offer the most competitive price.

PNP or DBM-PS is legally bound to follow RA 9184 which compels the government to choose the lowest price offered provided it meets the specifications.

RA 9184, or the government Procurement Reform Act, prohibits tailor fitting to a specific brand or discriminating on the basis of country of origin. By choosing the lowest price offered in this case by Mahindra, the government was able to save almost 100 Million Pesos which PNP can use to buy more patrol jeeps.

The PNP firmly believe that the procurement of Mahindra patrol jeeps conducted by no less than the PS-DBM is fair, transparent and advantageous to the Government. (PNP-PIO)


The PNP Highway Patrol Group (HPG) will celebratea simple but meaningful 60th Anniversaryon May 4, 2015 during a program with POLICE DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL LEONARDO ARIAS ESPINA, Officer-In-Charge, Philippine National Police as the Guest of Honor and Speaker.

With its theme, “HPG, AnimnaDekadangGumagabay para saMaayos at LigtasnaPaglalakbay”, the celebration will highlight the presentation of awards to deserving HPG personnel who have immensely contributed in the accomplishments of the mission and functions of the Group particularly in the field of anti-carnapping, hijacking and highway robbery.

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The trainings, conducted by the PNP Human Rights Affairs Office in partnership with the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), are part of efforts to integrate the teaching of IHL, also known as the law of armed conflict, in the police force.

On Nov. 9-10, 25 instructors from the Special Action Forces (SAF) and representatives from the Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) underwent an IHL workshop in Tagaytay City to enhance their capacity to teach IHL in the PNP-SAF Training School in Sta. Rosa, Laguna, and integration of IHL in the curriculum of the PPSC.

On Nov. 12-13, a separate training was held in Baguio City for 25 members of the SAF, Regional Public Safety Battalion and Provincial Public Safety Companies in the Cordillera Administrative Region.

Topics include the general principles of IHL; Republic Act 9851, or the domestic IHL law; as well as international standards on policing.

“These trainings are highly relevant to these PNP units that are involved in internal security and counter insurgency operations. We look forward to continue working with the PNP to ensure that IHL is understood and appreciated among these units,” said ICRC legal adviser Atty. Evecar Cruz-Ferrer.

IHL regulates the means and methods of warfare and protects those not or no longer participating in hostilities, including civilians.

The ICRC, a neutral, impartial and independent humanitarian organization, promotes the teaching of IHL to increase awareness and foster compliance among weapon bearers.

It has been working with the PNP HRAO since 2012 to integrate IHL and human rights law in the education of PNP personnel, and has trained around 300 police officers on these subjects.

PDDG MARCELO P GARBO, JR, The Deputy Chief PNP for Administration in his speech during the closing ceremony reminded all participants to continue their reforms related to human rights and international humanitarian law and every effort must be made to ensure that all PNP personnel are taught to apply international policing standards. By doing so, we can raise the bar of excellence in the security sector and give our people the kind of service they need and deserve. (PNP-PIO)


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