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Crime rate in Manila drops by 38% for past 12 months

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By Jaimie Rose Aberia

Crime rate in Manila has significantly dropped by 38 percent this year, the Manila Police District (MPD) reported on Monday.

MPD Chief S/Supt Joel Coronel (Screenshot / MANILA BULLETIN)

MPD Chief S/Supt Joel Coronel (Screenshot / MANILA BULLETIN)

MPD Director Chief Supt. Joel Coronel said index crimes in the past 12 months decreased by 38.7 percent from a high of 5,474 cases in 2016 to only 3,393 in the current year.

Index crimes are crimes against persons and property such as murder, homicide, physical injury, rape, robbery, theft, and car theft/carjacking.

Street crimes such as armed robbery, holdups, and snatching have also gone down.

MPD’s crime solution efficiency during the same period improved from 54.8 percent in 2016 to 67.5 percent this year wherein six to seven out of 10 crimes have been solved by the city police force with the arrests of suspects and the filing of cases against them.

This, he said, is a remarkable improvement considering that crime solution efficiency of the 4,600-strong police force averages only at 38.05 percent in 2014 to 2015, and 24.55 percent in 2013 to 2014.

It is for this reason, Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada said MPD was chosen as this year’s Best Police District in Metro Manila by the National Capital Regional Police Office (NCRPO).

“I have always believed in our city police’s competence and dedication to protect our city from crimes and terror threats,” the Manila mayor said. “Slowly but surely, we are making significant and considerable gains and improvements in the peace and order situation of our beloved city.”

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  • leomar101

    O paano yan mg dilaw, masamang balita n an naman it sa inyo dahil ang mga tao ay magagalak sa pag baba ng crimen. Meaning safer na ngayon mag lakad s amga lansangan. Yeheeeeeey. Nabawasan na ang mga adik at mga criminal. sige pa kill them to get rid of these criminals. hurah. Mabuhay si digong na ayong sa mga dilaw ay murderer. Pero sa mga mamayan savior siya sa lahat ng mga peace loving Filipino.

  • Adre

    Para sa ating kapulisan mas dagdagan nyo pa ang mga ronda at check nyo maigi ang mga riding in tandem or dapat ipagbawal na talaga yan. Daming ng napatay ng riding in tandem dapat mayron pang counter ang mga kapulisan. Magpakawala din sila ng mga naka private na pulis at umikot lalo na sa gabi dahil sobrang nakakatakot sa atin ang riding in tandem kung pumatay na lang ganon ganon na lang.

  • Berto Stupendous

    Check the records halos lahat ng gumawa ng krimen mga pulis through EJK ang ganda !

  • Victorino Villaflor

    Everywhere in the Philippines crime went down, Cebu City, Davao City, Cagayan de Oro City, Bacolod City, Baguio, etc. It means this time the PNP means business and the criminals are getting scared. Only those in drugs and high in drugs are brave enough to face any consequence because of the chemicals they are using.

  • 123123

    waLAng ganyan news sa inq/abs/rappler. bad news yan para sa kanila. just like the 100m monthly subsidy given by the president to PGH. dito lang sa manila bulletin na report yan. nabalita lang sa abs cbn nung september. a good 6 months after the fact.
    mabuhay bulletin

  • ember davi

    PRRD must Curb PAGCOR Greed

    Earlier this month, the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel, or OGCC, issued an important Opinion (sent to the Office of the Executive Secretary on 6 September 2017) which established an authoritative and resounding rebuttal of the earlier opinion issued by the Office of the Solicitor General with regard to the matter of online gaming.The OGCC Opinion included a scathing rebuke of PAGCOR for virtually manipulating the OSG to comply with its whim and try to support with “legal basis” its questionable and illegal Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) program, which has actually wreaked havoc and caused uncertainty and turmoil in the local online gaming industry. Last year, PAGCOR arrogated authority to itself and wrested control of the very lucrative online gaming industry from other agencies, in the process imposing steep legal license fees. Whispers and grumblings among industry players tell of steep unofficial ‘enrolment fees’ as well. The educating OGCC Opinion tells us everything. OGCC scored OSG for issuing its opinion which is “in contradiction to the allocation and delineation of powers and functions between the OSG, OGCC and the Department of Justice as provided for by laws, rules and directives of the President.” OGCC reminded OSG that it “has no authority to issue legal opinions either to its own client agencies or to government owned and controlled corporations” saying that what it issued was in effect only a “personal opinion.” Harsh as it may seem, OGCC was only underscoring the “rule of law” which should characterize and animate government action. What characterizes PAGCOR action? Is it the rule of greed? OGCC pointed out that PAGCOR, being a government owned and controlled corporation or GOCC, had violated R.A. 2327 as amended when it asked OSG to render a legal opinion, saying that RA 2327 mandates all GOCCs to refer to OGCC “all important important legal questions for opinion, advice and determination, all proposed contracts and all important court cases for his services.” The Opinion adds, “The OGCC shall likewise exercise control and supervision over all legal divisions of the GOCCs.” OGCC further stated that under the Administrative Code of 1987, “the OGCC is the named principal law office of all GOCCs, their subsidiaries, corporate offsprings and government acquired asset corporations.” Administrative Order No. 130 issued on 19 May 1994 also said that “all legal matters pertaining to GOCCs shall be exclusively referred to and handled by the OGCC, unless the charter of the GOCC expressly names the OSG as its statutory counsel or when the President approves the handling by the OSG of the GOCC legal matter.”
    OGCC also clarified that “the authority to issue legal opinions to all government agencies is vested with the Secretary of Justice” and that “OSG’s scope of work is limited only to “representation” of the Republic, its government and its line agencies, and it cannot render a legal opinion.” OGCC said that it is the Secretary of Justice “who is the legal counsel of the government.” We would like to believe that OSG was actually mislead and manipulated by PAGCOR into becoming complicit to its designs – and an unwitting victim – because of the latter’s obsession to control the lucrative online gaming industry. Thus the OGCC Opinion noted:
    “When PAGCOR requested the OSG to issue an opinion, and the latter willingly did so, PAGCOR has not only violated the law but has made the OSG a willing complicit. Consequently, this Office doubts that the purported legal opinion could even be the source of “good faith” should PAGCOR proceed and determine the rule of conduct from that document considering that PAGCOR violated the statutory mandate that it shall exclusively refer its legal matters to the OGCC. The consequent issuance by the OSG of legal opinion adverse to OGCC Opinion No. 174 only made it more pronounce the irregularity committed by PAGCOR and the OSG.”Because of this clear violation of pertinent laws and presidential directives, OGCC said that “under the law, the OSG opinion does not have any legal effect whatsoever.”
    In conclusion, OGCC said that “the approach taken by PAGCOR undeniably perverts and muddles the system under which our Government works. PAGCOR should be reminded that under the law all its legal concerns should be handled by this Office. It should likewise be ordered to refrain from referring any legal matters to the OSG because doing so is a violation of the law.”

  • Johnny

    Corruption Continues to Fester in the AFP!
    Poor state of equipment of our foot soldiers and elite units has been so emphasized over the past month and a half of savage fighting in the urban jungle of Marawi. We can just imagine how much shorter and easier the battles and skirmishes would have been for our troops if the Php18.9Billion wasted on very expensive trainer FA-50s had instead gone to purchasing more cutting-edge tanks and armoured vehicles, game-changing thermal scopes and scanners, precision-guided and bunker-busting crew-served weapons, smart ammunition for artillery and high-endurance reconnaissance UAVs that can linger over the battlefield for days instead of just hours.But no, someone wanted to make a “killing” for their pockets. They were able to pull it off because DND was so rotten with corruption during Aquino’s time. Early this year, a group of concerned soldiers wrote to President Duterte complaining about the many irregularities involved in the acquisition of the FA-50. They said, “This questionable aircraft deal was hatched with the aggressive marketing by a shady group fronted by a lady named Jinky Arevalo who had close connections with certain Aquino administration officials of the Department of National Defense. This Jinky Arevalo is reportedly the wife of a senior military officer and both have extensive links in the AFP and in the DND. It is not surprising that proper evaluation and routine review procedures were not observed in the deliberation on viable LIFT aircraft systems and some crucial issues were glossed over in the consideration of the FA-50.

  • Marcus

    PRRD must Curb PAGCOR Greed

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  • Marcus

    PRRD must Curb PAGCOR Greed

    Earlier this month, the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel, or OGCC, issued an important Opinion (sent to the Office of the Executive Secretary on 6 September 2017) which established an authoritative and resounding rebuttal of the earlier opinion issued by the Office of the Solicitor General with regard to the matter of online gaming. The OGCC Opinion included a scathing rebuke of PAGCOR for virtually manipulating the OSG to comply with its whim and try to support with “legal basis” its questionable and illegal Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) program, which has actually wreaked havoc and caused uncertainty and turmoil in the local online gaming industry. Last year, PAGCOR arrogated authority to itself and wrested control of the very lucrative online gaming industry from other agencies, in the process imposing steep legal license fees. Whispers and grumblings among industry players tell of steep unofficial ‘enrolment fees’ as well. The educating OGCC Opinion tells us everything. OGCC scored OSG for issuing its opinion which is “in contradiction to the allocation and delineation of powers and functions between the OSG, OGCC and the Department of Justice as provided for by laws, rules and directives of the President.” OGCC reminded OSG that it “has no authority to issue legal opinions either to its own client agencies or to government owned and controlled corporations” saying that what it issued was in effect only a “personal opinion.” Harsh as it may seem, OGCC was only underscoring the “rule of law” which should characterize and animate government action. What characterizes PAGCOR action? Is it the rule of greed? OGCC pointed out that PAGCOR, being a government owned and controlled corporation or GOCC, had violated R.A. 2327 as amended when it asked OSG to render a legal opinion, saying that RA 2327 mandates all GOCCs to refer to OGCC “all important important legal questions for opinion, advice and determination, all proposed contracts and all important court cases for his services.” The Opinion adds, “The OGCC shall likewise exercise control and supervision over all legal divisions of the GOCCs.” OGCC further stated that under the Administrative Code of 1987, “the OGCC is the named principal law office of all GOCCs, their subsidiaries, corporate offsprings and government acquired asset corporations.” Administrative Order No. 130 issued on 19 May 1994 also said that “all legal matters pertaining to GOCCs shall be exclusively referred to and handled by the OGCC, unless the charter of the GOCC expressly names the OSG as its statutory counsel or when the President approves the handling by the OSG of the GOCC legal matter.” OGCC also clarified that “the authority to issue legal opinions to all government agencies is vested with the Secretary of Justice” and that “OSG’s scope of work is limited only to “representation” of the Republic, its government and its line agencies, and it cannot render a legal opinion.” OGCC said that it is the Secretary of Justice “who is the legal counsel of the government.” We would like to believe that OSG was actually mislead and manipulated by PAGCOR into becoming complicit to its designs – and an unwitting victim – because of the latter’s obsession to control the lucrative online gaming industry. Thus the OGCC Opinion noted: “When PAGCOR requested the OSG to issue an opinion, and the latter willingly did so, PAGCOR has not only violated the law but has made the OSG a willing complicit. Consequently, this Office doubts that the purported legal opinion could even be the source of “good faith” should PAGCOR proceed and determine the rule of conduct from that document considering that PAGCOR violated the statutory mandate that it shall exclusively refer its legal matters to the OGCC. The consequent issuance by the OSG of legal opinion adverse to OGCC Opinion No. 174 only made it more pronounce the irregularity committed by PAGCOR and the OSG.” Because of this clear violation of pertinent laws and presidential directives, OGCC said that “under the law, the OSG opinion does not have any legal effect whatsoever. In conclusion, OGCC said that “the approach taken by PAGCOR undeniably perverts and muddles the system under which our Government works. PAGCOR should be reminded that under the law all its legal concerns should be handled by this Office. It should likewise be ordered to refrain from referring any legal matters to the OSG because doing so is a violation of the law.”.,,

  • Dennis

    Dapat ay maisailalim sa malawakang imbestigasyon ang mga PCSO officials
    PCSO has allowed its STL licensees to print their own STL betting tickets giving them virtual full control over the design, number of tickets printed and the distribution and selling of such tickets. PCSO is just relying on the good faith of these licensees to report faithfully on the sales of said tickets. They simply ignored the fact that for almost two decades, these STL players have been operating “jueteng” side-by-side with their STL operations. In fact, they used their STL franchises as their “legal” shield for their jueteng operations, even issuing STL IDs to their cobradors in order to protect them from authorities. This is no longer ignorance and stupidity. PCSO officials are guilty of criminal connivance.

  • Dennis

    Dapat ay maisailalim sa malawakang imbestigasyon ang mga PCSO officials
    PCSO has allowed its STL licensees to print their own STL betting tickets giving them virtual full control over the design, number of tickets printed and the distribution and selling of such tickets. PCSO is just relying on the good faith of these licensees to report faithfully on the sales of said tickets. They simply ignored the fact that for almost two decades, these STL players have been operating “jueteng” side-by-side with their STL operations. In fact, they used their STL franchises as their “legal” shield for their jueteng operations, even issuing STL IDs to their cobradors in order to protect them from authorities. This is no longer ignorance and stupidity. PCSO officials are guilty of criminal connivance..,.,

  • Boy Scout

    It’s time to show the present PCSO management the door. Corpuz and Balutan have failed miserably in maximizing the great potential of this frontline agency. PCSO was created as a government owned and controlled corporation to enable it to better perform its mandate of raising much-needed funds for the President’s social amelioration projects which could impact the lives of poor Filipinos.

    Despite its lofty, noble mandate, PCSO has never fully realized its tremendous potential of providing this crucial charity assistance and medical help for our poor. It has instead been crippled and stymied by corruption perpetrated by its successive management teams.

    PCSO revenues are crucial for the poorest Filipinos and it is alarming that PCSO’s lotto sales have witnessed a precipitous drop over the past several years. PCSO’s own website reveals that its online lottery sales data over the past five (5) years are as follows:

    a. 2012 Actual Sales – Php31,305,668,490.00

    b. 2013 Actual Sales – Php29,680,511,310.00

    c. 2014 Actual Sales – Php29,520,371,770.00

    d. 2015 Actual Sales – Php28,795,815,320.00

    e. 2016 Actual Sales – Php28,770,128,740.00

    In a recent meeting, PCSO Chair Jorge Corpuz indicated that lotto revenues are expected to further decline in the whole of 2017 to around Php27 Billion pesos.

  • Boy Scout

    GRABE NA TALAGA ANG KORAPSYON SA PCSO TSK TSK
    PCSO’s corruption and foolishness in the STL program is becoming exposed more and more as the weeks and months go by. All the Senate and House hearings over the past years (since 2011), as well as other government investigations, have shown one thing: the major jueteng syndicates have cornered all STL franchises and are using them as a convenient “cover” and “shield” for their jueteng operations.
    How? STL also allows the same “papelitos” jueteng syndicates use as receipts for STL. They are allowed to print and control these receipts. In effect, they operated parallel jueteng operations to their STL operations and simply used their STL licenses as their legal cover even when their cobradors were focusing more on their jueteng than their STL sales. The result: jueteng continued to boom and corrupt politicos and police authorities while STL performed poorly. They only earn a small commission from STL sales, while they get to pocket the huge lion’s share of jueteng sales.

  • Sir Jack

    OSG misled, manipulated by PAGCOR Greed
    Earlier this month, the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel, or OGCC, issued an important Opinion (sent to the Office of the Executive Secretary on 6 September 2017) which established an authoritative and resounding rebuttal of the earlier opinion issued by the Office of the Solicitor General with regard to the matter of online gaming. The OGCC Opinion included a scathing rebuke of PAGCOR for virtually manipulating the OSG to comply with its whim and try to support with “legal basis” its questionable and illegal Philippine Offshore Gaming Operators (POGO) program, which has actually wreaked havoc and caused uncertainty and turmoil in the local online gaming industry. Last year, PAGCOR arrogated authority to itself and wrested control of the very lucrative online gaming industry from other agencies, in the process imposing steep legal license fees. Whispers and grumblings among industry players tell of steep unofficial ‘enrolment fees’ as well.

  • Philip Cruz

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    Because of this clear violation of pertinent laws and presidential directives, OGCC said that “under the law, the OSG opinion does not have any legal effect whatsoever.”

    In conclusion, OGCC said that “the approach taken by PAGCOR undeniably perverts and muddles the system under which our Government works. PAGCOR should be reminded that under the law all its legal concerns should be handled by this Office. It should likewise be ordered to refrain from referring any legal matters to the OSG because doing so is a violation of the law.”

  • Alex Miranda

    Dapat ay maisailalim sa malawakang imbestigasyon ang mga PCSO officials
    It’s time to show the present PCSO management the door. Corpuz and Balutan have failed miserably in maximizing the great potential of this frontline agency. PCSO was created as a government owned and controlled corporation to enable it to better perform its mandate of raising much-needed funds for the President’s social amelioration projects which could impact the lives of poor Filipinos.

    Despite its lofty, noble mandate, PCSO has never fully realized its tremendous potential of providing this crucial charity assistance and medical help for our poor. It has instead been crippled and stymied by corruption perpetrated by its successive management teams.

    PCSO revenues are crucial for the poorest Filipinos and it is alarming that PCSO’s lotto sales have witnessed a precipitous drop over the past several years. PCSO’s own website reveals that its online lottery sales data over the past five (5) years are as follows:

    a. 2012 Actual Sales – Php31,305,668,490.00

    b. 2013 Actual Sales – Php29,680,511,310.00

    c. 2014 Actual Sales – Php29,520,371,770.00

    d. 2015 Actual Sales – Php28,795,815,320.00

    e. 2016 Actual Sales – Php28,770,128,740.00

    In a recent meeting, PCSO Chair Jorge Corpuz indicated that lotto revenues are expected to further decline in the whole of 2017 to around Php27 Billion pesos.

  • MAYPAGASA

    this news just shows the effectiveness of the current drive of the administration of president duterte in making our lives and street safe. it is starting to show that once we focus on the anti drug initiatives of our president this will surely bring results and peace all around the country not only in manila

  • Simon antonio

    this news validates the promise of our president in making sure that drug personalities should not be allowed to continue with what they did in the past. this news may not only be applicable to manila but even throughout the country. we should continue supporting the efforts of our government in giving us peace and order

  • Emilio

    its about time that we have peace and order in our streets. this is just the start and after a few years people will be afraid to commit crimes and other ways to break the law. we should all be law abiding citizens and it is our right to have a peace and order in our cities and in our country

  • Parasa Bayan

    the statistics only shows that people are really after peace and order. it is only in this administration that we can truly establish peace and order as the government is really serious in making sure that crimes and drug addiction goes down. we can expect more in the coming years from this administration to give us lasting peace

  • maka pili

    this is the promise of president duterte and it is now evident in the low crime rate. we should continue supporting the government and at the same time be patient before we can really see the impact of the change. the mess our president is cleaning was inherited for so many years in the past

  • Rey David

    this is the only administration in the last decade that is serious in making sure that crime goes down and that our cities and streets become more safer. we should be patient with our government as the mess they are cleaning up was inherited for so many years and neglected by previous administrations

  • Lucas Temoteo

    we are now seeing the benefits of our government’s drive to make our streets more safer not only for us but also for our children. we have already accepted in the past that we have unsafe streets and crime continue to rise but thanks to our president we were given the right change.

  • Kwak Kwak Kwak

    this is just the start. we are seeing the impact on the war of drugs of our current administration and president. it is not a perfect war but we can see that we are winning. peace and order is always the goal of everyone and this can only be realized as long as our government continue with its efforts

  • Berdugo Katapang

    fighting criminality is not easy and it takes strong political will to make it happen. this is what our president and his administration has which can be now seen in the statistics on this news article. this is a very unbiased and very objective news which only shows that we are winning

  • SUPERBI

    we should not be carried away by sensational news which only highlights those which they think the government is doing wrongly. we should look at the statistics and this clearly shows that our government is doing the right thing in restoring and bringing peace and order to our streets and neighborhoods.

  • Give the PNP a chance to do their work.

  • Chen Bautista

    Effective naman pala ang war on drugs, sana maisagawa lang ito ng mas maayos pa para hindi madamay ang mga inosente. It is only unfortunate that a few innocent people, especially kids, are sometimes the unwanted victims. But the culprit is not the war on drugs. The culprits are the rotten, criminal cops who take advantage of the war on drugs in order to satisfy their criminal propensities.

  • Mayniladlad

    Ayos sakin ang laban sa droga at ok din ang epekto nito ug magkakaron ng mapayapang bansa. Digong is now on an uphill battle in this war because he has to prosecute the campaign against drugs using a weakened police organization with too many corrupt and vile elements. Perhaps, it is time to from a special task force composed of idealistic and principled soldiers, policemen, NBI operatives and trained citizens who will form the core of his strike force on this war on drugs. A force of a couple of thousand would be a good start. Then he can also expand it to include an aggressive campaign against criminality.

  • Tondo Anti-Drugs and Snatcher

    Sana mas dumami pa ang mga tapat na pulis para hindi maabuso ang kaangyarihang binigay sa kanila ni Digong at para hindi madamamy sa patayan ang mga inosente. Pres. Duteret can better operate his War on Drugs and even root out the evil from the police force simultaneously. I’m sure the Filipino people wouldn’t mind seeing a few vile and corrupt policemen turning up dead on our streets every now and then.

  • Anjie Anonas

    Buti naman at maganda ang resulta ng laban sa droga, mas nagkaron ng payapang kalsada. The War on Drugs is really having a positive impact on the nation’s peace and order. We have known all along that a huge bulk of everyday crimes – particularly the more heinous ones – are often committed by drug addicts. Now that we are finally reducing drugs in our streets, crime is really expected to go down. This is evidenced by the latest government report [Crime rate in Manila drops by 38% for past 12 months