And 18 Wanted Persons for various crimes in 2019
By PCMS Christopher D. Mendoza, PCR PNCO
In 2019, the Malay Municipal Police Station showed impressive accomplishments in different operations conducted in the whole Municipality of Malay, which included the tourist crown jewel of the Philippines, Boracay Island.
On the Campaign Against Illegal Drugs, 21 persons were arrested, and all cases were filed in court. These huge accomplishments were made through joint operations with operatives from Aklan PPO Drug Enforcement Unit, Philippines Drug Enforcement Agency-Aklan and other police units.
On the Drug Clearing Operation, the barangays of Sambiray, Cogon and Nabaoy were declared as Drug Free by the Regional Oversight Committee on December 17, 2019. The Barangays of Naasug, Kabulihan and Dumlog were also declared cleared of illegal drugs in April 2019, bringing the total to six out of 17 barangays in Malay, Aklan.
The Dangerous Drugs Board Regulation had set certain perimeters in order that a certain barangay will be declared drug-free. These include absence of illegal drug activities, existence of drug awareness, preventive education and information programs, active involvement of Sangguniang Kabataan to help maintain the drug-liberated status of the barangay, existence of voluntary and compulsory drug treatment and rehabilitation processing desk and active involvement of barangay officials in anti-drug activities.
On the Campaign Against Wanted Persons, 18 people were arrested. They are Reymundo Gusi for the Crime of Double Frustrated Homicide; Jomar Pontijo, Jay Yamaro, Joselito Cayabyab, Democrito Pelicano and Bryan Buffington, an American National for Violation of R.A.9262; Andy Dela Torre for the Crime of Robbery; Jovenson Columbres and Randy Belen for the Crime of Rape; Bernardo Catalan for the Crime of Murder; Mario Bermudo for Attempted Murder; Nicolas Dolorfo and Gerald Gailan for R.A. 7610 and Kevin Martin and Richard Sausa for the Qualified Trafficking and others. They were subsequently turned over to the proper courts concerned.
On April 2019, six pimps were arrested; while 33 females who were engaged in prostitution were rescued in a joint operation conducted on four bars in Sitio Kipot, Brgy Manocmanoc by the personnel of Malay Municipal Police Station, MSWDO-Malay and Aklan Port-Based Anti-Human Trafficking Task Force. The six pimps were charged for violations of Republic Act No. 10364 “Expanded Anti-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2012 with a recommended bail bond of Php 200,000.00 each.
Forty one suspects were arrested for the Crime of Robbery, Theft/Qualified Theft; ninety seven personalities for the crime of Physical Injury; one hundred and twenty six for Alarm and Scandal; thirty eight for Direct Assault, Resistance and Disobedience; twenty three for the crimes of Murder/Frustrated Murder/Attempted Murder and Homicide/Frustrated Homicide.
Thirty seven foreign nationals were also arrested for various crimes committed. While thirty seven suspects for violations PD 1062 “Illegal Gambling”. Thirty five suspects for violating the R.A. 9262 “Anti VAWC Law”, twenty for R.A. 7610 “Anti-Child Abuse Act, seven for the Crime of Rape and twelve for the Acts of Lasciviousness and Sexual Assault.
One thousand two hundred seventy citation tickets were issued for those who violated the Municipal Ordinances. Six hundred and twenty eight violations on Municipal Traffic Ordinance, and six hundred and forty two violations for the implementation of ordinances along the beach and alleys were noted.
In administrative aspect, Malay PNP was adjudged as the 2018, 2nd Best Municipal Police Station in Aklan. PCMS Christopher Mendoza and PCR PNCO were declared as Champions in Media Interviews, while Malay PNP Team won the Assembly and Disassembly of Firearms (Long and Short) during the 1st PNP-PRO6 Skills Olympics. The awards were received during the culmination program of 2019 Police Community Relations Month Celebration held at Aklan PPO, Kalibo, Aklan.
Forty one personnel were promoted to the next higher rank. Two were promoted to Police Captain, five for Police Executive Master Sergeant (PEMS), six for Police Chief Master Sergeant (PCMS), and one for Police Senior Master Sergeant (PSMS). While five were promoted to the rank of Police Staff Sergeant (PSSg), and twenty two for Police Corporal (PCpl).
In December 2019, the Malay PNP in partnership with its Municipal Advisory Council launched its National Police Clearance Infomercial Video Campaign, a step by step instruction on how to acquire the National Police Clearance.
Malay Municipal Police Station was restructured, upgraded and reorganized during the six-month closure of Boracay Island as part of the rehabilitation efforts of the government. The restructuring includes the merging of the old Malay MPS, which is in charge of mainland Malay and the Boracay Tourist Action Center (BTAC) that covers the Island of Boracay Island.
Today, Malay PNP is composed of five Police Community Precincts (PCPs) and one Mobile Patrol Unit (MPU). Three PCPs are located in Barangay Manocmanoc, Yapak and Balabag on Boracay Island, while two are in Barangay Caticlan and Poblacion on mainland Malay. Thirteen Police Assistance Desks (PADS) were also established along the beach front to cater for and assist both local and foreign tourists. The creation of PCPs paved way for the accessible processing and issuance of police clearance for the residents.
The Mobile Patrol Unit that operates on Boracay Island is composed of SWAT, Traffic Section and Motorcycle Riding Patrollers who are responsible for Quick Response, overlapping patrolling, traffic direction and control, hot pursuit operations, VIP Security and used to penetrate areas where a patrol car can’t reach.
The present set up of Malay PNP is designed to provide a faster response time and delivery of services, accessibility and increase of police omnipresence in different areas. Thus, bringing police closer to the community.
The Malay Municipal Police Station is now under the leadership Police Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Pa-ac Pablito. He was installed as the Chief of Police in November 14, 2019 replacing PMaj Jess P Baylon who was transferred to another place of assignment.