New York Police and Philippine National Police announce joint program “against terror and crime”

[Long ago, Phil Ochs wrote a satirical, anti-imperialist song, “We’re the Cops of the World,” and each day since has confirmed that ugly truth.  New efforts to re-tool Philippine forces to match the operational methods of US imperialist forces are part of similar global restructurings, especially with the previously announced renewed “pivot to Asia.”  See the articles from the Philippine Daily Inquirer,  ABS-CBN News/Phil Star — followed by the statement of the CP of the Philippines, below. — Frontlines ed.]

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Sunday, November 4th, 2012

MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine National Police (PNP) and the New York Police Department (NYPD) have joined forces in a memorandum of understanding to fight terrorism and transnational crimes.

PNP Director General Nicanor Bartolome and NYPD’s Lt. Gustavo Rodriguez signed the Memorandum of Understanding in Camp Crame on Oct. 31.

“Mitigating transnational crime and combating terrorism is of utmost importance to the NYPD and we are proud to join forces with an agency that shares the same mission,” Rodriguez told reporters after the signing.

Bartolome said the PNP and NYPD would work together to mitigate transnational crimes “with emphasis on” illegal drugs, terrorism, smuggling, human trafficking, maritime fraud and cybercrime.

Bartolome said the MOU was about the “exchange of information” between the two police forces.

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“We have similar problems. It’s not just their problems or ours,” the PNP chief said.

Bartolome said the PNP had signed a similar MOU with the Australian Federal Police.

Rodriguez said the partnership would involve the collection of information on transnational crime and counter-terrorism that would be “disseminated back to New York City.” Continue reading

Philippines: CPP refutes reports of NPA casualties in successful action against abusive enemy detachment

http://www.philippinerevolution.net

NPA punishes abusive 1105th PMG-PNP in Cateel, Davao Oriental: three killed, five wounded

Dyomabuk Kadyawan, Spokesperson

Antonio Nerio Antao Command, New People’s Army-Southern Mindanao

June 21, 2010

Fascist deception really knows no bounds. This matter of fact is once again proven in the latest spin about NPA casualties the 10th Infantry Division-AFP (10th ID-AFP) and the Philippine National Police Regional Office XI (PRO XI) have fed the media in a concerted attempt to conceal their mounting losses and failure to contain the revolutionary armed struggle.

The 10th ID-AFP and the PRO-XI, as if on cue, mouthed similar yarns about NPA casualties following the successful punitive action last Friday by the Antonio Nerio Antao Command-Front 15 Operations Command-New People’s Army against the abusive 1105th Police Mobile Group-PNP in Sitio Dao, Brgy. Poblacion, Cateel, Davao Oriental.

To set the record straight and provide an accurate accounting, there was no casualty on the NPA side during the June 18 tactical offensive. Continue reading