Category: News/Press Release

TCPO Empowers Women on VAW

TCPO Empowers Women on VAW

 

           Camp Ruperto Kangleon, Palo, Leyte – The Women and Children Protection Desk of Tacloban City Police Office under the leadership of PSSUPT MICHAEL A DAVID empowers women to protect their welfare and that of their children from all forms of violence.

           As the office works in collaboration with concerned government agencies and other stakeholders in combatting VAWC, it has recorded a total of 399 reports of VAW incidents for the whole year of 2018 and 54 incidents for first 2 months of 2019. Of the reported cases, the prevalent is Physical Abuse (RA 9262) with a total of 227 incidents for the whole year of 2018 up to the first 2 months of 2019.

           Out of 399 incidents for CY 2018, 382 cases were cleared/solved. Meanwhile, for January to February 2019, of 54 cases reported, 1 case has been filed in court and 53 were cleared/solved.

           Showing these numbers of reported cases, it is noticeable that women these days are more courageous to report abuses against them. This is the result of the continued conduct of programs, advocacies and public awareness campaign of TCPO personnel. Also, this indicates that women are now empowered.

           “We are encouraging more women to assert their rights as we, the PNP promotes gender equality,” CD David said. He also added that WCPD is open 24/7 and is much willing to be of help.

           PRO8 calls the women who are experiencing violence/abuse to have courage to report to the nearest authorities.

           Should you have any inquiry, feel free to contact us through the following contact numbers and social media accounts: Regional Public Information Office (RPIO) 09551369334; and Facebook Account: Pulis Rehiyon VIII; or Facebook Page: Police Regional Office 8; or Youtube Channel : Pulis Otso (The Official Youtube Channel of PRO8).

 

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VAW Cases in EV Drops by 21% in 2018

VAW Cases in EV Drops by 21% in 2018

 

Camp Ruperto Kangleon, Campetic, Palo, Leyte According to the Women and Children Protection Desk (WCPD) of Police Regional Office 8 headed by its Chief, WCPD PSI ANALIZA C ARMEZA, cases of Violence Against Women and (VAW) essentially dropped by 21% for the year 2018 from that of 2017.

          As per data gathered, a total of 997 VAW incidents were recorded for the year 2018 as compared to the previous year which tally up to 1,267 cases. There is a significant reduction of 270 incidents or 21% lower. This notable decrease of incidents is the product of the combined efforts of the PNP and other counterparts in the fight against gender-based violence.

The offenses recorded were rape, acts of lasciviousness, anti-violence against women and their children (RA 9262), anti-trafficking in persons (RA 9208), physical injury, sexual harassment, sexual abuse and others.

          Meanwhile, WCPD8 is taking its lead role in conducting investigation and filing of cases involving abuse and violence particularly against women and children. They also promote programs and advocacy activities through lectures on the special laws protecting women and children especially in schools and barangays to strengthen community awareness. Likewise, initiates inter-agency fora with the aid of different stakeholders to make sure everyone’s fully aware of their rights, on what to do and where to go whenever said crimes happen.

          “Our campaign against all forms of abuses is a continuous commitment. Raising consciousness on matters involving women is not just our concern alone but it is everyone’s lookout. We should all take part in realizing a VAW- free community. As empowered women of today, take courage and stand up for your rights,” PSI Armeza added.

VAW cases are filed with the Family Courts or Regional Trial Court (RTC) with judicial jurisdiction on the crime committed.

For more information, feel free to contact us through the following contact number and social media accounts: Regional Public Information Office (RPIO) 09551369334; and Facebook Account: Pulis Rehiyon VIII; or Facebook Page: Police Regional Office 8; YoutubeChannel: Pulis Otso (The Official Youtube Channel of PRO8).

 

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Updates on Benefits of the Killed and Wounded in Motiong Samar Ambush

           Camp Ruperto Kangleon, Campetic, Palo, Leyte The Police Regional Office 8 thru Eastern Visayas Police Director PCSUPT DIONARDO BERNARDO CARLOS visited the wake of the late PO3 GLennn Meniano and personally handed the P100,000.00 financial assistance of Chief, PNP PDG OSCAR ALBAYALDE to the bereaved families at St. Peters Chapel, Tacloban City on March 12, 2019.

           PSSUPT ANDRE P DIZON, Chief Regional Personnel and Human Resource Development Division (RPHRDD) was directed by RD Carlos to make sure that the beneficiaries of the late PO3 Meniano will get all the assistance and benefits from PSMBFI and other savings institutions and to ensure that the survivor officer is properly assisting the bereaved family.

           Likewise, RD Carlos directed PSSUPT BOWENN JOEY M MASAUDING, Chief Regional Comptrollership Division (RCD) to fast track the processing of claims and financial assistance from the Presidential Social Fund (PSF) of the Office of the President.

           On March 11, 2019, RD Carlos personally assisted and escorted the transfer of the body of late PO3 Meniano from Catbalogan to Tacloban City along with his bereaved families. He also provided them an initial financial assistance on that same day.

           RD paid visit to PO1 Jane Abejar at Samar Provincial Hospital (SPH) and ensure that she has contact with her immediate family. Also, an initial financial assistance was also personally handed over to PO1 Abejar. She also received P50,000.00 from the Office of the Chief, PNP and financial assistance from PD Samar.

           Meanwhile, this PRO is doing its best to hasten the processing of all other benefits under the Comprehensive Social Benefit Program intended for the KIPOs and WIPOs to somehow lessen the grief of the family for losing their loved one in such an unfortunate circumstance.

          “We seek justice for PO3 Meniano who was murdered by these communists-terrorists. We also want these criminals be brought before the bar of justice for the other victims,” RD Carlos emphasized.

           For more information, feel free to contact us through the following contact number and social media accounts: Regional Public Information Office (RPIO) 09551369334; and Facebook Account: Pulis Rehiyon VIII; or Facebook Page: Police Regional Office 8; YoutubeChannel: Pulis Otso (The Official Youtube Channel of PRO8).

 

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