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PNP Rank Structure To Follow AFP Rank Structure?

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There is a move in congress to change the rank structure of the Philippine  National Police (PNP) and to follow the rank used in the Armed Forces  of the Philippines (AFP).
But Senator Ping Lacson, a former Chief of the PNP, think otherwise.

According to the senator, there is no need to change the PNP Rank structure
to be thesame as that of the military because the Philippine constitution
is very clear against it.

The constitution provides that the Philippine National police must be
civilian in character and any move to stay away from that may violate
this constitutional provision.

The public is now accustomed to the ranks of the Philippine National
Police and changing that will just confuse them.

Under the Philippine Constitution, a bill must generally go through
three readings on three separate days.

The bill, proposing the rank change is in its second reading in the
lower house of congress which means the entire text of the bill is
read and will be debated and amendments thereto may …

What Is A Buy-Bust Operation?

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The other day, 19 persons were arrested in a buy-bust operation in Paranaque.


This is a drug related operation in connection with the Government's war against drug.


So, what is a buy-bust operation?


In layman's term, a buy-bust operation is an undercover operation by the
NBI,PNP,PDEA,CIDG or other law enforcement officer to catch a person in the act of
committing a criminal offense.


A Buy-bust operation is a form of Entrapment.


A buy-bust operation conducted in connection with illegal drug-related offenses is a form  of entrapment.


There is entrapment when ways and means are resorted to by the PDEA, NBI, PNP or other law enforcement officer for the purpose of trapping and capturing the law breaker in the execution of his criminal plan.


Remember that when the NBI,PNP,PDEA,CIDG or other law enforcement agencies entrap the law violators, the law violators can not claim that they can not be prosecuted and convicted because they were entrap.


Entrapment is not an absolutory cause.