PNP Shuts Down CJHDEVCo’s Security for Operating Without a License, Another Hired Agency in Hot Water
May 30, 2015
The Philippine National Police (PNP) Civil Security Group has shut down the security agency of the Sobrepena-led CJH Development Corporation (CJHDevCo) in Camp John Hay after it was discovered to be operating for the past eight months with an expired license, the state-owned Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) said.
The Sobrepena-led Warbird Security and Investigation Agency, Inc. was issued a Cease to Operate Order (COO) by the PNP Civil Security Group.
It was signed by Police Chief Superintendent Elmer Ragadio Soria, OIC of the Civil Security Group.
We are not surprised at this development. This just shows the kind of business that CJHDevCo has been conducting in Camp John Hay not to mention its total disregard for the rule of law,” BCDA President Arnel Paciano D. Casanova said.
For his part, BCDA head for security operations Gen. Carlos F. Quita (Ret) noted that Warbird Security and Investigation Agency was not only operating without a license for the past eight months, their guards were armed with guns making them liable to illegal possession of firearms.
Based on the Cease to Operate Order (COO) dated May 19, 2015, the License to Operate (LTO) of Warbird Security and Investigation
Agency, Inc. expired on September 30, 2014. Pursuant to Section 11
(c), Rule IV of the 2003 Revised Rules and Regulations Implementing RA5487, “LTO which has not been renewed sixty (60) days after the expiry date shall automatically be cancelled.”
The COO stated that “…Warbird Security and Investigation Agency, Inc. …is hereby DIRECTED to cease its operation effective immediately.”.
The COO also directed Warbird Security to turn-over all its firearms for safekeeping to the Storage Branch, Firearms and Explosives Office, Civil Security Group, in Camp Crame, Quezon city or nearest Police Regional Office within 15 days upon receipt of the COO.
In a similar chain of events, another security agency hired by the Sobrepena-led CHJDevCo is now in hot water for operating within Camp John Hay without permit and for entering into contract with any client whose property has an existing conflict with another party without the written permission of the police.
Eagle Corinthian Integrated Security, Inc. is now the subject of investigation by the PNP Civil Security Group. The CJHDevCo-hired security agency is in violation of sub-para A5 of paragraph 2, Section VIII of Standing Operating Procedure (SOP) No. 007-08 which states: “No PSA [Private Security Agency] shall enter into contract with any client whose property/establishment has an existing conflict of claim, ownership, management or administration of properties/establishment with another party, without written permission from the police that has jurisdiction of the property/establishment…”
Quita said the uncalled for unauthorized deployment of Eagle Corinthian Integrated Security, Inc. within Camp John Hay demonstrates CJHDevCo’s strengthening of its security forces in contravention to intent and spirit of SOP No. 007-08.
“Eagle Security may have been deployed to avert the Baguio Sheriff in implementing the Writ of Execution issued by the Regional Trial Court (RTC) for CJHDevCo and all person claim right to them to vacate the properties in Camp John Hay,” Quita said.
Eagle Corinthian Integrated Security, Inc. is also operating in Camp John Hay without a permit from the John Hay Management Corporation—the management arm of the BCDA in 625-hectare John Hay Special Economic Zone and Reservation Area. If found guilty Eagle Corinthian Integrated Security, Inc. is facing penalties that include payment of fines and the revocation of its license.
“I would like to enjoin both CJHDevCo and its security providers Warbird Security and Eagle Security to respect and abide to the Cease to Operate Order and the Standing Operating Procedure issued by Civil Security Group of the PNP. This will play a significant role to preserve and promote peace and order in Camp John Hay,” Quita said./BCDA-PR