P1.9-M reward distributed to PNP informants

The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday said it has provided PHP1.9 million worth of cash rewards to confidential informants who have provided key information that led to the arrest of 12 most wanted persons in the country. The awarding took place at the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City on April 18., with the incentive being handed to the informants by PNP director for intelligence Maj. Gen. Benjamin Acorda. “These claimants provided vital information that led to the arrest of 12 fugitives from justice listed as most wanted persons and were wanted for heinous crimes such as murder, rape, and multiple attempted murder, and had outstanding warrants for their arrest,” Acorda said. The PNP Reward Program grants monetary rewards to individuals who were instrumental in the successful capture, surrender, or death of most wanted persons. Acorda also encouraged the public to continue supporting and helping the PNP by providing necessary information on criminals and wanted persons for their immediate arrests. Last visit As this developed, outgoing PNP chief, Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr., visited on April 16 the Police Regional Office 10 (PRO 10) and expressed his gratitude to the officers and personnel for their dedicated service to the people of Northern Mindanao. The visit was the last on his schedule before his 56th birthday on April 24 which is his retirement date. Azurin commended the exceptional work of the men and women of PRO 10 in making their area of responsibility safer and more secure. Azurin also identified three areas for the PNP’s enhancement: community-based policing and engagement, the development and utilization of technology and data, and the welfare and professional development of officers. He said these priorities are directly related to several activities during his visit, including the induction of officers of the life coaches and faith-based groups, the Kontra Boga program, and the blessing of several new facilities. Fixer Meanwhile, police have arrested an alleged fixer after he was monitored to be selling a fake police license during an operation of agents of the Civil Security Group (CSG) in Quezon City on Wednesday. Nabbed was June Reyes Geminiano who was collared after delivering a fake License to Exercise Security Profession (LESP) to a poseur buyer who pretended to be a security guard. CSG agents transacted with him and later convinced him to deliver the fake license to a house in Quezon City. Seized from him were a security officer LESP and a security guard LESP. ‘Geminiano was later found as a Security Officer and was also pinpointed by the other two of his victims (as the one who) processed their LESP which later found to be fake during the records verification at the Security Licensing Division,’ said CSG acting director, Brig. Gen. Benjamin Silo. Appropriate criminal charges are now being readied against Geminiano.

Source: Philippines News Agency