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Police to monitor shoppers buying hammer or wrench, NCRPO chief says

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Police Director Leonardo Espina. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Shoppers be warned. You may be monitored by police for buying a hammer or wrench as these are now considered potential weapons for a crime.

“Mga bibili ng pipe wrench, martilyo, anything na pampalo will be monitored [Those who will buy pipe wrench, hammers, anything that can be used to smash (something). . .],” Director Leonardo Espina of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said Friday.
Espina visited the SM Megamall, scene of a robbery last Saturday night.

Reports said that two of the six suspects had used pipe wrenches to smash the windows of two jewelry stores on the ground floor of the mall’s department store, one had a .45 caliber pistol while the others served as lookouts. The wrenches were bought at the hardware store which was also inside the mall.

The suspects have since remained at large.

The incident at Megamall was followed by two more at Robinsons Magnolia in Quezon City and Robinsons’ Place in Ermita, which both occurred Wednesday.

Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima, in a talk with the Philippine Daily Inquirer Wednesday night, dismissed the rash of shooting at the malls, referring to January’s figure of similar incidents this year as being much lower compared to the same figures in the same period for 2012.

MANILA, Philippines – Shoppers be warned. You may be monitored by police for buying a hammer or wrench as these are now considered potential weapons for a crime.

“Mga bibili ng pipe wrench, martilyo, anything na pampalo will be monitored [Those who will buy pipe wrench, hammers, anything that can be used to smash (something). . .],” Director Leonardo Espina of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said Friday.

Espina visited the SM Megamall, scene of a robbery last Saturday night.

Reports said that two of the six suspects had used pipe wrenches to smash the windows of two jewelry stores on the ground floor of the mall’s department store, one had a .45 caliber pistol while the others served as lookouts. The wrenches were bought at the hardware store which was also inside the mall.

The suspects have since remained at large.

The incident at Megamall was followed by two more at Robinsons Magnolia in Quezon City and Robinsons’ Place in Ermita, which both occurred Wednesday.

Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima, in a talk with the Philippine Daily Inquirer Wednesday night, dismissed the rash of shooting at the malls, referring to January’s figure of similar incidents this year as being much lower compared to the figures in the same period for 2012.




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  • mekeni62

    ah so babantayan ang mga hardware stores?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_7W7IOOVSMXPI4IM4SMGC47FS7I larry

    what a bright idea!!! coming from top brass OMG

  • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

    Bakit di na lang natin i sama sa php/comelect banned list ang martilyo at pipe wrenches.

    AHAHAHAHA.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EDXEVEFHW2ZT5VWHDWBNM6XGE4 RyanE

    Might not be enough. There are so many items one can buy inside a mall that can be used to smash glasses and counters. Better to add more uniformed security guards roaming inside the malls to deter criminals.

  • mekeni62

    I just could not believe how one can be so dumb.

  • calipso_2100

    Tsip, ballpen din pwedeng gamitin pang hostage. Sama mo na rin kutsilyo sa kitchenware, monggol sa national bookstore, ice pick, lagari, screw driver, crow bar, water pipe, fire extinguisher, barbel, etc. etc.
    Mas mahirap yata yan sir kesa mag lagay kayo ng pulis sa loob at perimeter ng mall.

    At isa pa sir. Ngayon na sinabi nyo na sa news. Hindi na bibili ng wrench, hammer, pipe ang mga tulisan. IIbahin na nila style nila. Galing mo sir, binigyan mo sila ng tip.

    Kongrats sir. Napaka brilyant ng idea mo.

  • $8278216

    Mag ingat din po ang lihitimong bibili lamang talaga ng martilyo o pipe wrench at baka mabaril ka ng pulis ng walang sabi-sabi, (putok muna bago imbistiga)opppssss akala ko kasi…..sori po sa pamilya ng magiging biktima ang ating maririnig na lamang.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/FUXGOANEQ3CEIHMM6QEV5BHL7E Gideon

    SM…wag na lng po kayo mag benta ng martilyo at ano pa na pwede pambasag kase mag mukha po kaming kriminal pag may pulis!

  • D3marketers

    Haha ala na maisip na ibang idea ang ating mga kapulisan. Lahat ba ng bibili ng martilyo at wrench pwede gamitin sa krimen? Sayang lang ang resources at oras nyo mga lispo sa pagbabantay lang kung sino mga buyers ng martilyo. 

  • $16638896

    isang malaking KAGAGUHAN! bakit di nyo paganahin ang intelligence nyo at hulihin nyo sila sa mga hideout nila bago pa sila gumawa ng krimen. wag kayo magpalaki ng tiyan sa opisina nyo at sa mga mobile, puro kayo mga kotongero. nakikipag kumpitensya pa kayo sa mga kriminal mga bwiset kyo, di ko nilalahat ha.

    • common_juan

      I think the question is…do they have intelligence? :D

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WV2PBOELQ7ND7E3Y6JBG5TKKMU Paul

    Ang talino!

  • common_juan

    I bet those tools are made from China…

  • Mel

    Ngek! napaka specific naman. Pwede naman gumamit pa ng ibang matigas na bagay pang basag ng salamin. One step ahead talaga mga criminal sa kapulisan natin.

    • calipso_2100

      Hindi lang sila one step ahead… Ang mga pulis, “two steps behind”.

  • XY ZEE

    Abangan ang susnod na rubout sa mga kriminal…CONSTRUCTION SITE MASSACRE

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4C2SFYIH52Y2KR7QPZPHJO2XQQ sl1

    This is nonsense ,in reality, almost everything can be used for crime. Also , why broadcast it on media any crime prevention preparation thus giving hint to criminals to counter what our law enforcer have laid out plan to catch them.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_M7XRJBCRWVQVFFPU4FGBNL7VOM pids

    brain-fart… alangan naman yung kriminal sa hardware pa bibili nang martilyo? at isa pa, di ba halos bawat bahay meron nito?

    pano kaya mamomonitor yung pagbili sa bangketa? tsk kesa yung pagbili ang bantayan nyo, bat di ang sekyuridad ng lansangan/publiko nalang??? haayyy…

    resulta to ng hindi pinag-iisipang (kung meron man) PR statement… tsk, general, pang grade1 section 20 yata applicable yang linya na yan…

  • mad_as_Hamlet

    Ha ha ha . . I thought only “military intelligence” was a contradiction in terms.

  • weeshfulThinker

    hahahaha =)) ROFL…. yan lang ang masasabi at magagawa ko… Ito na ba ang tanging magagawa ng mga kapulisan natin?? hahahaha

  • farmerpo

    Amazing insight! Only in da pilipins!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/G2UFL7BAIFFUU6TIW4FFAPTVV4 Ghost

    Di na ko nagtataka kung bakit dumadami ang krimen ngayon. Eh mas matatalas pa mag isip ang pangkaraniwang kriminal kesa sa pinakahepe ng kapulisan.
    .

  • Camilo_Cienfuegos

    it said……Mga bibili ng pipe wrench, martilyo, anything na pampalo will be monitored [Those who will buy pipe wrench, hammers, anything that can be used to smash (something). . .],
    wow!!!!!mukhang na dis-orient sa bagay na ito si gen. espina!!!…wag sana siyang padadala sa mga sulsol nang kanyang mga police (lish) inspectors, superintendents.  ang dapat i-monitor at bantayan maigi ay ang kanyang kapulisan…

    ..di ba tama ang suggestions ko police (lish) superintendents????

    …sinverguenza!!!!!!

  • Hagler

    Police will monitor people buying hammers, wrench etc? How they will monitor? ganon ba kadami police force to look into each buyers , specifically hammer buyers.

  • Keith_P

    Iexpect na natin by next week kelangan na ring kumuha ng lisensya para sa martilyo, liyabe, baseball bat, almires at malalaking tipak ng bato.

    • ewankosayo

      boss san pwede kumuha lisensya…maka pila na..sigurado mahaba pila jan….    :))  

  • Juanito Dela Cruz

    WOW, I AM AMAZED AT THE LEVEL OF STUPIDITY THIS OFFICIAL POSSESSES….

    ANAK NAMAN NG LOGIC OH….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2DAZWQGRABQ742P6J6XNTSLGJQ dark matter

    makabili na lang nga ng bolt cutter…

  • calipso_2100

    One more star for you sir. Napaka brilyant mo.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EA7TIY7PYXEU5UOXG2K5CY5F64 Eric

    A ganun? Sige sa Toby’s na Lang. May kettle bells, bowling balls, billiard balls, tennis racket, Baseball bat, dumbbells, dumbbell bars……lumabas ang pagkadumbbell nyo!

    Para bumilis ang pagpababago ng PNP dapat palitan na lahat ng lider. These inept generals mentor and train their successors and officers down the line. So, we can expect the same ineptness in the future. Viscious cycle to…Kung ang teacher mo walang alam, wala kang matututunan at ano naman ang ituturo mo?

    Isa Lang iniisip ng mga yan…..retirement fund.

  • Mamang Pulis

    dito sa citihardware–kapag bumibili tinatanung ang pangalan at address para sa resibo—

    ngayun ang mga gagawa ng kagaguhan natural mente hindi magbibigay ng totoong impormasyon—

    bakit hindi lagyan ng cctv camera na nakatutok sa mukha ng mamimili sa kahera?

    parang yun sa atm machine—–

    yun mga jewelry store, palibutan nila ng cctv ang tindahan nila–high angle at eye level–pati na rin sa iskaparate–pinhole camera—para yun tumitingin makita at marecord yun gagawa ng krimen.

    magkano lng cctv na investment? aabot ba ng 100 daang libo yan kumpara sa tinitinda nila?

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/YENFNHZJ527TMYYAHF32G7O2BE joe

    what? how about a rock?

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

       ahahaha,

      pero…wala naman bumibili ng rock.

  • Simon Ybarramendia

    “Mga bibili ng pipe wrench, martilyo, anything na pampalo will be monitored [Those who will buy pipe wrench, hammers, anything that can be used to smash (something). . .],” Director Leonardo Espina of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said Friday.
    Isama na rin ang mga bibili ng baseball bat, 2 x 2 na kahoy, tubo ng kubeta, atbp na pwedeng gamiting pamalo…. pati batong lapad, sagwan ng bangka, kawali, golf clubs….. Kaya pala may crime wave, my wave din ng mga Johnny Tango e!

  • reddfrog

    bwahahahahahaha! Stupidity of the Philippine police never fails to amuse me.

  • Philcruz

    This has got to be the most idiotic remark ever heard from a police chief. Following that reasoning, all who buy ropes and duct tapes should be watched. Ropes could be used for strangling and tying people up. Same wit duct tapes. All who buy screwdrivers, knives, forks .. coz they can be used for stabbing people. Same with cars, they can be used for running people over.

    Keystone cops at your service.

  • Carlos_Iho

    Ang talino talaga ng mga pulis natin.  Ang galing mag isip.

    Siguro naisip din nila na magrekomenda na lagyan ng safety security film or laminate ang mga glass display cases para gawing shatter-proof.  Di lang nila gustong sabihin.  Alam naman nila ito siguro.

    Ang tatalino talaga ng mga pulis.  Kaso lang nagmumukhang genius ang mga kriminal.  Mas matalino pa kasi ang mga ito kesa mga pulis natin.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GF6GAVVTQJ5AFIJVPU4ZYHXO7I Bong, Leigh, Mel

      LOL! mas matalino nga ata mga kriminal kesa pulis LOL

      baka mapaghinalaan nila ang mga karpintero tubero mason etc… damputin mga ito hahhaha…

    • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/XY4AW6ZJBAPIJ33L7KX6M3IOQI c

       ah ganun, naisip mo yan carlos? so matalino ka pala at naisip mo yang shatterproof na yan? so bat di mo ni recommend yang shatterproof na yan noon pa?

      • Carlos_Iho

        di naman sila nagtanong noon pa!  LOL

        common knowledge ito, maraming produkto na ganito sa market..di lang common knowledge sa pulis.  Ibang sulosyon lang lagi ang iniisip nila……kung paano patayin yung mga suspect…

  • tilamsik

    mga loose firearms nga di nyo ma control e kita nyo mismong sa manila mall may mga shooting incidents… tapos pati mga martilyo imomonitor?  para lang kayong kumuha ng pamukpok sa ulo nyo… first show you can control guns so monitoring hammers will not make you look like a stooge sannamamit!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GF6GAVVTQJ5AFIJVPU4ZYHXO7I Bong, Leigh, Mel

     What were they thinking? hahahahahahaha patawa si General

  • Bunot-Supo

    Ha ha ha (LOL) They can not even detect guns entering courthouses. OMG! what a stupid idea monitoring sales of plumber and carpenter tools in preventing crime.  Uniformed police visibility in crime prone areas, not in coffee shops and inside offices is still the best way to deter crimes. If those robbers bought and used baseball bat or golf club, will they also monitor sales of sporting goods?

  • justomontevedio

    So STUPID! Papano mo ma-i-implement ito?
    Papa-ano ka naging director?

  • huseng_batute

    Now this is just stupid.

    Yung mga kriminal may paa at kamay.  I suggest they also monitor lahat ng may paa at kamay.

  • Hey_Dudes

    One can only conclude we are a nation and people confused and unable to understand what a real democracy is all about.  Police to monitor those buying construction and/or handyman tools?  We are regressing instead of progressing. 

  • Carlos_Iho

    Seems that a simple solution to this modus escapes the mind of our police.  There are products that can provide protection to glass against blunt force. 

    Security films or laminate are available to provide protection to glass to make it shatter resistant and this comes in various thickness or protection levels, the toughest of which can protect glass from collapsing even from indirect grenade blast.

    The film may reduce the clarity of the glass only to an almost unrecognizable level.  For practical applications, this can be useful not only for display counters but also for glass doors, windows, barriers, enclosures, etc.  Banks, money exchange and pawnshops often have glass barriers which offer little security protection.

    This is the solution.  Monitoring the purchase of hand tools is an absurd idea.

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      A good idea, pero not viable considering the cost.

      • Carlos_Iho

        If you consider the cost of valuables lost or the potential loses due to robbery, then you can have a proper comparative cost analysis.  Cost of security is part of the investment in high value merchandising business.

        The security film is cheaper than bullet-proof glass which is another option.  Many jewelry shops are located outside malls which are less secure.

        You cannot place high value merchandise in glass cases which offer little protection and continuing to do so is less viable than spending on security measures.

        Risk assessments should also be conducted and this should be a continuing process.  You will then be able to identify the risks and create solutions to eliminate or reduce these risks.

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        I remember from an old movie.

        They asked how a car could be made totally safe. Safe in terms of passenger survivability in any kind of accident. The designed it a little short of a main battle tank without the turret.

        You dont see a passenger car that looks like a tank without a turret, now do you? Even if it saves lives in any accident? Wouldn’t life be more precious than an armored car, and that people would buy such vehicles?

      • Carlos_Iho

        Cars are incomparable with display cases.  For argument’s sake, would you be in a car which offers no protection at all or would you invest in reasonable amount of protection which will provide you with sufficient safety for common risks?

        Armored cars and tanks don’t offer you better protection from accidents than, e.g., a Volvo with air bags all around you.  A tank or armored vehicle has better chances of survival than the occupants, reason why latest modern cars have crumple zones designed to cushion the impact and preserve the cabin.  The cars of long ago where similar to tanks that’s why these were modernized.

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        You miss the point of the example.

        The point is balance between the cars good looks, protection and efficiency.

        Just as with business and, as for our topic, security in the jewelry business particularly, retail. Balance with cost, margins and consumer taste when designing your show cases.

      • Carlos_Iho

        Did not miss it at all.  Your analogy is far from the topic since the circumstances are dissimilar, as I was trying to point out.

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        if you say so.

        I think it is considering my first post was “A good idea, pero not viable considering the cost.” Just as the example that a car could be made totally safe, (which is a good idea) but it would cost to much because it is basically a tank (not viable considering the cost).

        Which really expounds to balance of cost (including shatter proof glass), profit, taste, etc. From my own research, better add active security than passive measures.

  • duviz7533

    yong mukha noong nasa senado,mas makapal pa troso,bakit di ninyo imbistigahan

  • themask celestial

    Hihihihi. Di ako magtataka pag ipagbabawal na ang pagpasok sa malls hehe

  • duviz7533

    galing na hepe naman nito,nagpa interview pero iniwan ang utak sa bahay

  • nagkakamot

    good move General.  matatagalan pa ang susunod na trabaho ng MARTILYO GANG dahil tuliro sila sa pag-iisip ng bagong naka-kikilabot na pangalan.  

    • ewankosayo

       nagtataka ako kung bakit nila tinawag na martilyo gang… lyabe naman ang ginamit…   :))

  • AllinLawisFair

    Subaybayan din po ninyo yung mga dalang baseball bats pero wala namang bola.

  • duviz7533

    suspects has since remain at large,wrenches lang ang kargada medyo andap pa yata ang mga parak na tugisin ang mga ito.

  • WeAry_Bat

    Shucks, yung toy train ng baby girl ko…

    Ilang beses nahulog at tinapon, matibay pa rin at tumatakbo… Pwedeng pwede pangbasag yun ng salamin…Criminal, criminal ako pagdala ko yun sa mall…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BV6DWTSUHKJGFANJJ5P3WPPTQM Paul

    hahaha. then other types of potential weapon will be used….mag-isip nga kayo.

  • nagkakamot

    kahinahinala kinikilos ng katabi ko sa tindahan ng Rolex kahapon.  parang nagmamasid, nagmamanman.  tila may hinahanap na puwede niyang pagsaksakan ng bitbit niyang JACKHAMMER.  nainip na yata yung mga lookout kaya pa-simple silang pumuslit palabas.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/BV6DWTSUHKJGFANJJ5P3WPPTQM Paul

    paki-manmanan rin ang mga bumibili ng kutsilyo, itlog, tinapay,,,,baka gamitin sa krimen. nyahahaha.

  • tabitabi

    ang solution nyo maraming Marantan,

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    NAPAKADELIKADO BANSA NG PINAS SA MALILIIT NA NEGOSYANTE MITSA PA NG KAMATAYAN MO! WALA TAKOT ANG MGA CRIMINAL KASI BABY NG GOBYERNO! NAG MUMUKANG TANGA TULOY ANG MGA PULIS

  • Mel

    Yuhoo general bumili ako ng dumbells sa Toby’s habulin nyo ko… hi hi hi

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

    Madaming karpentro at tubero na kokotongan ngayon.
    Magkakaroon di ng Comelec Hammer & Wrench Ban.

  • Hey_Dudes

    Those engaging in DIY (do it yourself) projects, would be best advised not to buy ladders of any kind.  If they do, police officers watching those buying hammers etc., might mistake you for being a member of ‘Akyat-Bahay’ gang!

  • Yobhtron

    Ang bobo talaga ng PNP natin.  Karamihan kasi diyan na nakapuwesto ay protector ng mga kriminal.

  • w4d

    Over kill…..They will start monitoring the sales of those tools now, but what about the millions of similar tools already out? Kailangan bang brand new ‘yong tools?

    LOL…Somewhere in the future, we will be hearing of a police rub-out in a construction site.

  • Pluma Mana

    ang galing naman naisip nyong solusyon. …ang umistambay na lang kayo maghapon sa mall at masdan ang mga shoppers at imonitor yun mga binibili nila.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/4XVVCOAZXYTPN2X3IPFCFDSKFM Melvin

     E, bakit sinasabing magmo-monitor sila. Pambihira naman, paano kayo makakahuli kung pinapaalam nyo ang gagawin nyo… Kawawa ngayon yung hardware sa SM hindi na mabibili ang mga malalaki nilang tools…

  • carlorocci

    Bakit maraming lumalabas na komedyante ngayon?

    PNP wala ng maisip na paraan para sugpoin ang krimen…tsk, tsk, tsk….

    Monitor nyo na rin yun mga bumibili ng lubid at duct tape, gamit yan ng mga akyat bahay gang. hahahahahahaha….. Nakatatawa talaga!!!!! Tawanan mo na lang kesa mabwushit ka sa mga ito.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/RTQRGKHFGLKSSJAK5J5PLOXAQQ Halo

       Kasi isip nga nila pag di mo kayang sugpuin ang krimen idaan na lang sa pagpapatawa. Sayang daw kasia ng sweldo na natatanggap nila mula sa taong bayan

  • Pluma Mana

    director ba sya ng pnp o ng pelikula?

  • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

    ahahaha, comedy talaga itong si Espina.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WMSRSETBD2MYL6LIDYS446GNVI Haney Lore

    This is simply preposterous! Any harmless looking material can be turned into something harmful if it gets into the possession by someone with a brilliant mind with a sinister motive. Make those CCTV worth its job! These devices are just capturing events when they should be used as support to apprehend unscrupulous individuals. If you really are serious about preventing crime, make malls buy those Airport X-Ray machines!!!

  • marcial101

    hindi lang martilyo and liabe pwede pang basag ng salamin ng jewelry shop, any way, dapat iadvise nila mga jewelry shop sa mall na lagyan ng trasparent plastic coating mga salamin para kapag binasag e hindi basta basta makukuha mga jewelry or madelay ng konti pag eskapo,

    —–martilyo/wrench heist 2-4 mins tapos, respond ng gwardiya?
    respond ng pulis? matraffic at kulang sa personnel, equipment at pangasolina.

    intelligence and investigation na lang sana bumawi mga pulis

  • 1GeorgeTolentino2

    Bantayan nyo din bumibili ng cellphone, nagagamit as signaling device ng hodupper; packaging tape, gamit pan- busal ng bibig; garbage bag, gamit pang tapon ng chop-chop na bangkay; gwantes, gamit para hindi makita ang fingerprint; t-shirt, sapatos, brief – sinusuot ng mga holdupper yan; shades, ginagamit para itago ang mukha;kape, iniinom yan ng mga holdupper habang nagpa-plano ng krimen…… Better yet, ipasara nyo ang mga mall, daming binebentang gamit ng kriminal! 

    • http://twitter.com/TomEvangelista Tom Evangelista

      Ayus ito… anak ng bakang dalaga itong NCRPO natin… naisip pa yun? Walang kwenta!

  • riverjoel

    TSK.. TSK .TSK.. critical thinking i guess!

  • sanjuan683

    Naku baka hindi ako bumili ng Hammer, auto mechanic tools, shovel, ladder at maraming pa iba sa Hardware ng SM at Robinson. Baka mapagkamalan pa ako mahirap na matorture ipilit yun bagay na hindi mo ginawa. Salbahe kasi mga pulis dito hindi naman lahat. 

  • Boy_08

    Dapat bantayan din yung mga gumagawa ng mga martilyo at wrenches at pati na yung mga nag-iimport ng mga ito…baka may kinalaman sila sa mga nakawan di ba??????????

  • mangTASYO

    ang lahat ng papasok sa malls ay dapat makunan full bodies ng cctv na nakalagay sa entrance. Hats, caps, sunglasses, etc should be removed while entering the malls. this will insure that all shoppers will have a clear picture kept in the files.  dapat ding mabigyan ng litrato ng mga wanted criminals ang security ng malls.

    instead of waiting for the attackers, Oplan Entrapments/Bitag could be implemented. Zoning of the malls might also help…yung highly risk target like jewelry stores ay dapat na dagdagan ang cctv’s, guards. pwede ring ilagay sa 2nd floor or basement para madaling ma-secure at di agad makatakas ang sinumang holdapers.

    ang mga hardwares naman ay ilagay sa labas or malayo sa mga jewelry stores, ganun din dagdagan ang cctv’s or guards.  ang mga potential deadly weapons ay i-claim na lang sa labas ng malls.

    reward system…pag tama ang tip, ang reward na not less than 100K ay ibigay or magshare ang owners ng target na ho-holdapin.

    pagnakatakas naman ang getaway cars…dapat i-choke ang traffic na daraanan para di makaalis sa traffic ang getaway cars.

    the last but not the least…lagyan lahat ng chips/gps ang platenumbers…tulad sa ibang bansa para mamonitor ang location ng mga wanted gateaway or hot cars.

    nb. kawatan na nahuli ng tatlong beses…putulin na ang mga daliri or kamay or exile sa Kalayaan Islands..doon ay malaya silang manirahan.

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      lubosin na natin, kung mangagarap din lang tayo.

      on the spot cavity search sa lahat ng magagandang babae.

      at ang metal wand ang aking…..

  • sanjuan683

    Baka pati sapatos ko tadtad ng bostos ipahubad ng pulis aba nakakabasag ng bungo ito salamin pa kaya.

    • doncleo

       yung saklay ng pilay pwede din ipamalo sa salamin di ba? i-monitor din yung pilay.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/K3FKFRVCT4OFSAWH5QUMNCLU4M Leo

    Logical naman di ba? PANDAY yung isang suspek…

  • phantomofhope

    yeah right…di kaya hulihin ang mga may baril kaya unahin na lang yung mga bibili ng martilyo

  • leadyourself

    so skip the hardware, and go straight to the gun store!

  • krizzibarra

    paranoia time

  • jgl414567

    Some of these policemen are not only corrupt and killers but idiots too!

  • http://twitter.com/TomEvangelista Tom Evangelista

    Kung pala at kalaykay ang bibilhin ko? Hindi ako sisitahin?

  • mariobig

    lahat ng bawal hahahahha  ano bayan  baka pati  yun baseball bat   isama hahahahhaha    dapat ang agwin nila mag install ng maraming CCTV camera  …  bwahahahahh   dito sa Australia  bihira kang makitang  pulis at walang unipormadong gwardya na nagbubukas ng mga bag ang gamit lang panay CCTV   tipid pa s abayad sa gwardya…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

    Sana sa susunod, mga bra at panty gamitin ng mga kriminal sa pagnanakaw, para ito naman ang ipagbawal.

    • WeAry_Bat

       san kaya si marionics…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/RTQRGKHFGLKSSJAK5J5PLOXAQQ Halo

       hahahaahhaha ayus yang panukala mo ah. Sana pati dami pangtaas at pang ibaba na ren bawal. Baka dun kasi itago ang mga weapons hahahahaha

  • Vikkala Velo

    He he he, parang kay dali imonitor ang bumibili ng martilyo.   At yon mga magnanakaw hihiram lang yan.

  • DarkJustice

    What an idiot kind of thinking!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_C5RLWOY26ACBYCLHUEEJQ2ADVQ K Fun

    What’s next?  mga kutsilyo at tinidor….perhaps barbecue sticks…..then ballpens? We will end up becoming another America in travelling paranoia. Inspect lahat….tanggal sapatos etc.

  • LJ1200

    Baka sa susunod may lisensya na ang martilyo, maso, wrench at kung ano-ano pang pamalo.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/RTQRGKHFGLKSSJAK5J5PLOXAQQ Halo

    This is a joke right? If its not, then nakakatawa talaga. Mawawalan lalo ng respeto ang mga magnanakaw sa balak na ito. hahahahahahaha Mga karpintero at tubero mag ingat na po kayo dahil lahat kayo suspect!!!!

  • maximus_meridius

    Bilib na sana ko sayo NCRPO Chief but this one is really a booboo! Is this the standard way of thinking of abnoy’s men?

  • calipso_2100

    Teka, pang ilang comment ko na ba to sa article na to.
    Bilib lang talaga ako sa talino ng ating pulis. Very proud ako.  Idol ko kayo mga tsip.
    Hoooo galing.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    General, baka ang susunod na gagamitin ay ang 10-pin bowling ball.
    Ang gandang ihampas o ipalo yon dahil may hawakan para sa 3 daliri.

  • freeview

    Sali mo na steel pipe, baseball bat,maso,.pala, piko…Ang tanong sa dami bumibili ..ilan tao need ng pulis para sundan sila.. Pano if papasok ka ng jeweley atore dala un pinamili..Hulihin ka agad..Ridiculous

    • doncleo

      ang sabi i-monitor lang naman kaya kung 20 katao bumili ng martilyo at wrench ng sabay-sabay kailangan din 20 security guard na susubaybay sa kanila hanggang malakabas ng mall o kaya 20 cctv screen para ma-monitor bawat isa.. mahirap kasi subaybayan yan kapag naghiwa-hiwalay…lol!!

      • freeview

        susundan daw din sabi ng PNP..

  • nparvus1202

    Hanep sa kaabnoyan. Hahahahaha.. Nakakahawa talaga kaabnoyan. Papaano iyung mayroon nang pipe wrench at martilyo, imomonitor nyo din? At saka sinibukan nyo na din ba ang ibang pamalo na pwede ring bumasag ng salamin? Puro kayo abnoy.

    • maximus_meridius

       Ka abnoyan to the max!   This is ka abnoyan cascading from the top Abnoy himself.

  • kruger

    List of potential deadly weapons:

    1.  Mang Inasal – BBQ stick.
    2.  Ace Hardware – Toilet plunger.
    3.  French Baker – Baguette.
    4.  Supermarket – Frozen footlong hotdog.
    5.  Mercury Drug – Meds for frozen footlong hotdog :)

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JUDAUJ36GYYFBRCO2RQQER5ICY david

    napaka tanga!

    hindi niyo mahuli ang mga salarin, tapos ngayon pagdidiskitahan ang mga bumibili sa hardware store?   ay tanga!

    buti pa kolektahin niyo na lang lahat ng martilyo at ipukpok sa lahat ng pulis bopols! hay naku!

  • DarkSideOfTheMoon2

    stupid way of solving a crime…..tell that to HONG KONG police.

  • nparvus1202

    Si Totoy Bato imonitor nyo rin. Matigas kamaoo nun bumabasag ng salamin. Bwahahahahaha.. 

  • motorcyclemama

    Ingat din mga tindahan ng kitchen utensils: meat tenderizers, sangkalan, sandok, kitchen knives, palanggana.

  • buttones

    And April the first comes early- again- and these comments are from a senior police officer–OMG!Anyway I’m in trouble already, I just bought a pipe wrench so I can fix the pump on my water tanks, and stopped by at the market and bought some bananas, escaping from a mall and leaving the skins all over the floor will give me an edge on my escape….I know that’s true ‘cos I’ve seen it on Tom and Jerry…..

  • themask celestial

    How about yung mga mahahaba ang baba eheh. Deadly weapons din yun.

  • doncleo

    Pag hindi mahuli ang kriminal sisihan na lang yung llave tubo at martilyo..

  • Dawn Dare

    I guess it doesn’t take much brains to be a police director.

    • marionics

      that is actually a requirement he he

    • Noel

      That’s why there’s a plan to hire high school graduates who might be smarter.

  • alwaysthinkpositive

    Better not to telegraph your punches. By saying this in the press, do you think these bastards will still buy martilyo?

  • iping2sison

    Tinulugan na kaya’t sa mga karaniwang mamimili ngayon ang aabatan.  Police Director Espina, ang babaw ng mensahe mo. Sabihin mo sa mga alipores mo na itumba na ang mga myembro ng martilyo gang. Tiyak, kasapi sa PNP ang mastermind.

  • Juan Delacruz

    How about foot socks and a can of sardines? crime prevention is police visibility.

  • Juan Delacruz

    Mga pwedeng pamalo: LAHAT.

    • pepito gwaps

      Pwede rin tinapay..nasa garapon nga laang!…

  • regd

    The reasoning skills and mentality of the very people who are supposed to protect us is descending into utter madness!

  • dodong1

    desperate moves or messages for desperate measures…you call this idiot a commander!!

  • dodong1

    i am going to the ACE hardware inside the SM Mega Mall to buy hammers and different type of wrenches to use to hit the head of this police commander…no wander nabansagan silang PNP (PALPAK NANAMAN PO) KAMI!!!

    • jahred

      cool photo above !
      0(‘-‘)0 parang three stooges lang…

      Yung balat ng Saging Pwedeng Gawing Booby trap .

      Banana will also monitored ! 0(‘-‘)0

  • dodong1

    nakalimutan yung BASEBALL BAT, GOLF CLUBS,

  • mangtom

    Espina: are you serious? You are more of a threat to public safety than buyers of martilyo. Dapat gamitin itong martilyo sa ulo mo para tumino ka. You need to consult a shrink, boy.

    Next idea coming from the police top brass: license to purchase a hammer will be required. Make purchase of tools like martilyo more difficult than buying a handgun.

    With people in the government like this, it will take years to pull out of the category of Third World country.

    This is a good example of “Third World mentality”. Is the police head graduate of PNP school o classmate ni S-Otot sa Wanbull University?

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Gen. Espina bigla bumaba ang pagtingin ko sa yo sa statment mo na ito! Tinuro ba ito ni purisima sa yo? LOL!

  • TEAM PNOY

    Good idea, bakit hindi nila ito naisip before??? No juander. LOL.

  • buttones

    So we have ‘gun control’ [well sort off] pipe and wrench control as well? I can only suggest this policeman rather tend to the matter of 600,000 loose firearms in PH, NOT 600,000 items of DIY equipment….I swear to God this is getting worse, where are these policemen trained? How are they trained – are they trained at all?

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Mag-ingat din ang mga pinoy sa ibang bansa na magpapa door-to-door ng martilyo at llabe tubo kahit na magandang klase pa yan! imo-monitor din yan ng PNP! hahaha PMA din ba ito si espina?

  • pepito gwaps

    Pagtindahin ng lang ng jewelry yong gwardya at armado ng mataas na kalibre. Para hindi na nila hahanapin yong mga martilyo gang kasi kusa ng pumapasok sa store.

  • rpcapinpin3

    What a LAME idea.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CRBW2RJR4WNWVIDZVSCLFQK4KQ Spike

    inutil at bobocop talaga ang mga pulis natin

  • boypalaban

    “Mga bibili ng pipe wrench, martilyo, anything na pampalo will be
    monitored [Those who will buy pipe wrench, hammers, anything that can be
    used to smash (something). . .],” Director Leonardo Espina of the
    National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) said Friday.

    kasama daw ang:

    ballpen, kawali, diyaryo, walis, dustpan, ruler, lapis, tsinelas, antenna, remote control, payong, silya, arinola, …..

    the best ka talaga Espina…isa kang dakila….

  • pubringjuandelacruz

    parang engot lng kung mag-isip tong NCRPO chief natin ah! ginawang biro!

  • http://twitter.com/Olibo2 Olibo

    Are they serious? This is a joke! Baka pagtawanan tayo ng buong mundo. Pity  those people where carpentry or plumbing are means of livelihood, they maybe photographed and required to show IDs just to buy those tools. This martilyo gang would’nt have guts to rob without the back-up of GUNS and KNIVES, therefore these are the bandits tools should be detected before they get inside the malls.

  • bogli_anakdami

    anong gagawin ko dito sa aking ‘sang baldeng pako at turnilyo?…

  • bogli_anakdami

    ay sus ginoo… gung gong espina, ‘yung d!ldo ba eh nasa listahan ninyo?

    kc, nagbebenta kami ng d!ldo at rubber ekek dito sa bangketa…

    at ang mga customer namin eh patago kung bumili… mahiyain kasi eh…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JIN62UJOBILXGQ37X5JWV5B3BE jonel

    AMBOBO NAMAN… I D SYEMPRE IBANG STYLE NAMAN ANG GAGAWIN NILA… TATANGA NAMAN MAG ISIP TALAGA……. 

  • joshua kings

    what?!!! ganito ba mag-isip ang ating kapulisan ngayon? this is funny.
    before you spend precious taxpayers money counting at stores those who buy this carpenter’s tools, please improve your intelligence work, police officer! that’s how you prevent crimes from happening.
    and discipline your cops to be on the job always.
    ilan sa mga kriminal ang gagamit at gumagamit ng martilyo para gawin ang kanilang kabuktutan?
    officer, di ba gamit nila ngayon ay mga high-powered rifles and 9mms?
    direktor espee….’kakahiya ka para sabihin ito…
    paano na kung ang kawatan ay gumamit ng tsani o hair clip, para buksan yung safe na nananakawan? ibig mong sabihin, imo-monitor mo rin lahat ng mga bumibili ng tsani at hair clip? ganun?
    ‘putya naman: nakakakatawa kayong mga heneral sa PNP..
    bangkarote na mga utak ninyo dahil wala kayong niisip kundi paano magkapera…
    mga kabayan, abangan ninyo ito: maya-maya niyan, may order na ang PNP ng bulto-bulto ng lapis at papel at uniporme pa siguro para sa kanilang mga monitor sa mga tindahan….
    haay, naku!

  • PickAbu

    Di kaya yung baril ay toy gun lang binili rin sa loob ng mall, posible di ba?

  • bogli_anakdami

    yan ba ang mga bagong subject sa PMA?

    hey, flip gung gongs, could i change my doktoreyt thesis to “MARTILYO AND WRENCH, THE NEW WEAPONS OF CHOICE”…?

    dalian na, malapit ko ng matapos tong aking research…

  • maximus_meridius

    Just because you cannot prevent the rampant spread of criminality you resort to “ka abnoyan” means like monitoring the buyers of “martilyo” and “pipe wrench”?  WTF!  Pati ba naman kayo dyan sa PNP ay nahawa na rin sa ka abnoyan that you resort to “abnoy na daan” means?  My golly! Gusto ko na yata mag migrate ora mismo sa ibang bansa kung pwede lang.  Mental retardation has now even spread to the PNP.  This is stupidity in the PNP at its finest hour. Were doomed…Syanga pala Espina, isama mo na rin sa pag monitor nyo yung bumibili sa grocery ng de lata tulad ng Maling, Purefoods corned beef, etc at pwede din ihampas sa salamin ang mga yan para mabasag. Sama mo na rin yung mga items sa sports shop tulad ng dumbbell at barbell.

  • ruben_bush

    i think this is stupid. any hard object like a piece of wood, a golf club, or a billiard cue can be used to smash display windows in a mall.  does that mean you will monitor these things too???

  • limcat

    Hahaha bobo talaga ang kapulisan natin!  Unbelievable! I-monitor nila ang Ozamiz group! yung robbery suspects na tukoy na nila;  yung mga nahuli nila dati na nakapagpiyansa na; yung mga pulis na AWOL; at yung mga kriminal nasa munti na meron free pass! LOL

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/U2VPSRNUA6MZGXS7FX6W5ZRCBI Antonio

    so pathetic …they are just really STUPID! 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ZZK525UYR7QVVXNHVEKXLPUY34 Ed

    Director Leonardo Espina, kung naisip mo man itong idea na bantayan ang mga mamimili ng mga puedeng ipamalo sa jewelry glass counter, sana hindi mo na ina-nounce sa media. The idea may just work, who knows, kasi iisang style lang so far – pero yung ipaalam sa kalaban papano sila mamanmanan, napakaBOBO naman yan. At para itong mga SWAT practice on how to counter any bus hijacking AFTER the Luneta fiasco – puro bus lang ang scenario. What about if the hijacking was of a restaurant, or a train? In your case, what if tadyakan na lang ang glass counter? One commenter suggested zoning around high-value stores for added security – sana ganun kayong mag-isip, Director. Why don’t you just resign, and hide your head in the sand? 

    • Noel

       Isa pa, lahat ng mga tao ay may martilyo sa bahay.  Tanga talaga.  Imbes na tiktikan ang mga may dalang baril, mga martilyo. 

  • bogli_anakdami

    the flip gung gongs at its bestestestest…

  • indiots

    ano pag bumili ng martilyo at llave tubo, patay na? he he he nakatali ang mga kamay ng pulis ngayon. pag ginalaw kasi nila ang mga kriminal at napatay, baka sila pa ang makasuhan ng rubout…

  • Noel

     That’s bad to carpenters, construction workers, builders.

  • Rogers Nelson Uy

    bigla nga rin bumaba tingin ko sa bobocop n ito, isipin mo ganito magisip yung Director ng NCRPO, Diyos Ko!! Talagang mga pulis ang BOBOBO! 

  • Gabriel

    bwahaha this really made my day :P

  • MarcyPulilan

    BUwahahahahahaha! I thought this was a joke but what was funny is that they are serious!!! Buwahahahahahahahahahaha!!!

  • MarcyPulilan

    BoboCops!!!

  • MarcyPulilan

    Bantayan na rin ninyo iyonbg mga bumibili ng matutulis na sapatos, speakers na may malaking magnet, mga bumibili ng cabinet, padlocs, refrigerator, am-fm cassette, lapida, puto bung bong maker, Giant Kutsara, Tenidor iyong kahoy na pang display at baka gamitin itong panghampas ng mga estante ng jewelry store, buwahahahahahahaha!!!!!

  • MarcyPulilan

    Iyong mga nag-iipon ng laway sa bunganga at iyong mga umuubos ng isang packete ng chewing gum, iyong bumibili ng karton ng posporo na ginagamit sa sumpit, ilan lang iyan na dapat banatayan ng pulis na ito. Aba, matinik din itong pulis director na ito, matinik, parang isdang puro tinik, walang utak.

  • MarcyPulilan

    Mukhang nagbibiro lang naman yata si Tsip! Tingnan ninyo iyong picture sa itaas, pati iyong mga amuyong niya natawa din. Baka gusto ni Tsip ma promote to Secretary of Public Holidays and Entertainment.

    • maximus_meridius

      Bro, hindi na pwede si Espina sa pwesto na Secretary of Public Holidays and Entertainment.  Occupied na yung pwesto na yan ni Sec Paquito Ochoa.

  • robertcarino

    first, heinous crimes happen under the very noses (or direct orders?) of police and mall security.  then, no less than PNP chief purisima denies there’s a problem, and even says things are better this year.  now they come up with this?  someone up there please do your job and fire these jokers!

  • bogli_anakdami

    gusto ko eh maging super cop ako at madestino sa loob ng mall..

    erkon at maraming sexy gurlz… yoko sa labas… mainit, maalikabok, at puro gusgusing pulubi ang nakatunganga sa akin…

    at di ako mangongotong, peks man tsip gung gung espina…

    yun lang pangarap ko…

  • nagkakamot

    sigurado pinaplantsa na ng PNP ang isang mock drill kung papaano susugod ang kanilang SAF sa isang krimeng nagaganap sa isang mall.  masusukol at mahuhuli lahat ng salarin at sisigaw si Direk ng, “CUT!!!”  tapos palakpakan sa bilis at husay ng pulis.  samantala natatawa lang habang nagpapalamig ang The Carpenters at iba pang bumubuo ng kilabot na Martilyo Gang.

  • Pablo Juan

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA

  • nparvus1202

    Yan bang nakatawa ang Cheap ng PNP? Yan nga siguro kasi sa pormang-porma lang at sa ngiti Cheap na Cheap ang dating. Bagay na bagay ang pagiging Cheap. Cheap Espina galing mo ser, Cheap mabuhay ka. Sana marami ka pang maisip sa babasag ng salamin.

  • mavtan

    Napag-initan pa ang mga karpintero at tubero! Kawawang mga nilalang! 

  • robertcarino

    so, what now?  will they be imposing a COMELEC hammer and wrench ban?

  • robertcarino

    so kung me si-nalvage silang tao, imbis na baril, martilyo na lang ang ipa-plant?

  • robertcarino

    there should be a law against POLICE STUPIDITY!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    wala takot sabi libre raw ang tubig kuryete sa loob pakain pa at susyal may guwardiya pa! philippines hapy ang mga criminal yung pulis tingnan mo mga mukang bobo! cop sunod sunod ang holdap para wala pulis tanga kasi death peanalty lang sulution sa mga criminal panahon ni marcos di naman ganyan sunod sunod na criminal sunod sunod na firing squad kay marcos kaya takot



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