Presidential Communications Operations Office

  PIA Bldg, Visayas Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
  Saturday, 19 October 2019 News Before 1 Feb 2012. Click for Latest
Web PIA  
 << October 2019 >> 
1 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11 12
13 14 15 16 17 18 19
20 21 22 23 24 25 26
27 28 29 30 31
Special News Editions:
PIA Specials:
NEW! Cabinet Officials
Jobs.Slides.Specials.Ads. Events.ASEAN.Multimedia
Visitors since 15 Feb 2011:
PIA News Archive:
PIA Archive News Reader

PIA Press Release

PNP tightens security in Gensan against KFR groups

General Santos City (3 December) -- With the proliferation lately of kidnap-for-ransom (KFR) incidences in Region XII, City Philippine National Police (PNP) Director SSupt. Cedrick Train ordered to tighten the security here following intelligence reports that a certain KFR group is planning to extend its operation in Gensan.

Train, in an interview over a local radio station here, said they are putting up more checkpoints and provide police visibility in strategic areas in the city to discourage the said KFR group from doing criminal acts in this area.

On weekend, a suspected member of the notorious Pentagon KFR group under Tahir Alonto was abducted by members of Police Anti-Crime and Emergency Response (PACER) 12 in Mlang, Cotabato.

The suspect was allegedly behind the kidnapping few years ago of a Chinese businessman in Tacurong City and is being investigated for his alleged involvement in the recent abduction of a businesswoman in Sto. Niņo, South Cotabato.

Early this November, a Chinese businessman was seized by armed men in his office in Gensan, but was rescued immediately by the joint forces of police and military after they alerted all checkpoints in the city.

Moreover, most of the KFR victims in Mindanao, as reported by local radio and TV stations here, were abducted by the infamous Pentagon KFR Group.

According to Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism, "Pentagon members are known to retreat to Liguasan Marsh with their victims in tow.

The group's base it said is "Liguasan Marsh, an area where a wildlife sanctuary exists and where several rivers converge. It is also the base of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front, the MNLF's successor, and under whose shadow the gang operates. This is partly why the Pentagon is sometimes mistaken for the MILF." (pgf/PIA-SarGen) [top]

|«  prev  next  »|
»Sta Ana fishermen save trapped dolphins anew
»Feature: DOLE sets month-long celebration of 77th anniversary
»Davao City's Sta Ana police station tops child-friendly station tilt
»Creativity, a bright spot for Davao software developers
»Stakeholders likely to accept copper-gold mining sub-project
»Grand musical fountain in lieu of fireworks installed
»Pizza Hut, Taco Bell boost UN WFP assistance for school children in conflict-affected Mindanao
»Soldiers join peace caravan
»UIC grand alumni homecoming on December 8
»KALAHI-CIDSS training for Region-XI held
|«  prev  next  »|

Philippine Official Gazette | Office of the President | Presidential Communications Operations Office
For comments and feedback, please email PIA Newsdesk
Copyright © 2005 Philippine Information Agency
PIA Building, Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1101 Philippines