According to Gamboa, “In Region 6 meron sinasabi na parang niece or nephew ng barangay captain who is not actually poorest of the poor has been included in the list of SAP beneficiaries.” ILOILO City – The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Region 6 will be investigating a village chief in Iloilo province over an alleged anomaly in the government’s Social Amelioration Program (SAP) cash assistance distribution. CIDG-6 chief Police Lieutenant Colonel Gervacio Balmaceda declined to identify the barangay captain but said his police provincial chief, Police Lieutenant Emanuel Tingson, will lead the probe. Balmaceda said, “We have not received formal complaints. Mag i-investigate tayo kung talagang totoo ang anomaly baka may mga misunderstanding lang sa pag-relay ng message.” Police National Police chief Police General Archie Francisco Gamboa recently tasked the CIDG to lead investigations on alleged SAP anomalies across the country. For his part, Tingson said he would wait for an endorsement from the Department of Interior and Local Government. Recently, President Rodrigo Duterte announced he would be giving P30,000 to those who could report to him confirmed irregularities in the distribution of the SAP cash assistance, and that the CIDG would be handling all the complaints./PN
A New Amsterdam, Berbice man appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on Thursday charged for giving false information to the Police.Mark Anthony, 35, of Lot 56 Stanleytown, New Amsterdam, pleaded not guilty toAccused: Mark Anthonythe charge when it was read to him.It is alleged that on July 23, 2017 at the Ruimveldt Police Station, Georgetown, Anthony gave the Police Officer the name Justin Tonechane knowing same to be false.Police Prosecutor Arvin Moore objected to bail being granted based on the nature of the offence and the fact that false information was given.He also revealed that the defendant had a narcotics matter ongoing in court.However, bail was granted in the sum of $50,000 and the accused was made to appear in another courtroom that same day where another date was given.