Eleazar pledges more police assistance to the Chinese community

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MANILA – The Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, told the country’s Chinese community on Thursday that police would continue to assist them despite a spike in kidnapping instances.

Since 2017, the PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group and other police units have been monitoring kidnapping incidents committed by Chinese nationals and their Filipino accomplices, particularly against Chinese laborers in the country, according to Eleazar.

“We assure the Chinese Embassy officials that the PNP is continuously monitoring and stepping up its operation to protect their citizens in the country as manifested by the series of successful operations against KFR (kidnap for ransom) groups since 2017,” Eleazar said in a statement.

He went on to say that any assault in the Philippines is “an attack on our sovereignty,” regardless of the citizenship of the victims and the perpetrators.

This is why, he said, the PNP will continue to conduct frequent security evaluations and modifications in order to keep the peace and order.

The Philippines and China pledged on Tuesday to strengthen mutual trust and collaboration in order to combat transnational crimes such as cross-border gambling, cybercrime fraud, and kidnapping.

According to the Chinese Embassy in Manila, the PNP and the Chinese Ministry of Public Security recently met and agreed to continue frequent meetings and law enforcement capacity building to counter crime and other unlawful activities. 

House committees to hold hearings during break

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Spread the loveMANILA – The House of Representatives has authorized for its committees to conduct hearings during the five-week congressional break, extending until late April.