NCPS nails female estafa suspect

February 21, 2022 Alfred P. Dalizon 141 views

THE National Police Clearance System (NPCS) which is now being implemented nationwide has netted another wanted person in Kalibo, Aklan on Friday, Philippine National Police chief, General Dionardo B. Carlos said yesterday.

The NPCS is a comprehensive, fast, reliable, and convenient online system that helps detect persons wanted for criminal offenses once they seek police clearance.

On Friday, Gen. Carlos said that members of the Kalibo Municipal Police Station arrested Minerva Relojas, 27, resident of Torres Road in Barangay Linabuan Sur in Banga, Aklan when she went to the station to apply for a national police clearance.

The PNP chief said that upon verification of the information provided by the NPCS applicant to the Kalibo policemen for her online application, the officers discovered that she has a pending warrant of arrest for estafa issued by Judge Ramsey Domingo Pichay of the Parañaque City Regional Trial Court Branch 78 on September 9, 2021.

The judge ordered the accused to post a P18,000 bail for her temporary freedom.

Gen. Carlos said that as a result, the suspect was arrested by the Kalibo policemen led by Maj. Jasson Belcina. She will only be released upon posting bail.

“Malaking tulong sa ating mas pinaigting na kampanya kontra kriminalidad ang ating ipinapatupad na National Police Clearance System sa buong bansa. Dahil dito ay mabilis nating malalaman at mahuhuli ang mga taong may pananagutan sa batas kahit saang lugar man sya sa Pilipinas kumuha ng police clearance na siyang kadalasang isa sa mga kailanganin kapag naghahanap ng trabaho,” Gen. Carlos said.

The NPCS is included in the PNP Reorganization and Modernization Draft Bill specifically in Chapter II, Section 6 which states that PNP has the power and functions to formulate and implement policies on the issuance of National Police Clearance and maintain a national record of all reported crime incidents, warrants of arrest, pictures of arrested most wanted persons, fingerprints and ballistics examinations records.