Monday, February 27, 2017

COP banters with media bigwigs




ACTING city police chief C/Supt. Jovie Espenido shared laughter and answered candid queries from media, Sunday Feb. 26, bearing out few of the issues in the city in connection with police work.
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Espenido was the guest speaker of the free-for-all PNP-Media relations forum hosted by the Misamis Occidental Media Practitioners Society, Inc. (MOMPS) at Naomis Botanical Gardens.
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He emphasized the PNP’s strong rapport with media is important as his office wants the public to know that the police is working and their successful efforts be made known through the media.
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“Let bygones be bygones if we are for change,” he said, marking out the contemporary quiet picture of the city today as compared to its past.
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The police colonel was formerly assigned as Albuera, Leyte’s PNP chief before he was transferred here last Dec. 8. 
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He was tagged then as among the narco-cops paid by Kerwin Espinosa during the Senate probe on the death of his father Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr.
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A Philippine Preview source in Manila said PNP chief Ronald Dela Rosa himself believed Espenido was an aggressive fighter against illegal drugs in Region 8 and the association of the police chief came as a big surprise. 
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Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr. earlier praised Espenido as he said the police chief, so far, is doing good and effectively in helping the city government fight the drug trade.
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The police official disclosed his devotion to his work and his trim and tidy labor in the PNP, including his policemen, is due to “being prayerful before and after work.”
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In the forum, he said he does not want people to show lack of respect to the police as he said the police force also stick to the rule of maximum tolerance to the people they serve.
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He likewise said the PNP makes sure no human rights are violated during police raids and arrests along with dishonesty in service, adding he goes out of his way in making these things come to reality.
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Meanwhile, both Leoncio Medallo of Ronda Balita-Lumad TV and Noel Visitacion of Radyo ng Bayan-Tangub gave their thumbs up to Espenido for being composed with the media as Expedita Roxas of MBC-TV and MOMPS president, thanked the police chief for bringing success to the first media development of MOMPS.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Misoc media campaigns for improved journalism

OZAMIZ CITY: Saying its about  time to do something, members of the Misamis Occidental Media Practitioners Society (MOMPS) met Sunday, Jan. 29, to discuss and put in particular order public criticisms on poor news handling and commentaries in identified news outfits around the province.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Amante, councilors bawl at BCWD to show papers


BUTUAN CITY: Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr. and the City Council have joined forces in calling BCWD officials to show them copies of the alleged P500-million Public-Private Partnership Agreement the water firm entered into with a private firm.

RPOC admits deadlock on talks for cops’ safe release



BUTUAN CITY: The Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) finally admitted they are on a stalemate in their talks with the NPA as to the release of three Surigao del Norte policemen who were kidnapped more than two months ago.

Gensan gives assistance to farmers, fisherfolk


GENERAL SANTOS CITY: Mayor Ronnel Rivera and the City Agriculturist Office (CAO) distributed seedlings to farmers from Barangay Tinagacan and Barangay Batomelong Thursday, Jan. 15.