Archive for the ‘Peace and Order’ Category

Grief and rage

Reynaldo de Guzman, 14 years old. Kian Delos Santos, 17 years old. They are children under the definition of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child. Carl Angelo Arnaiz and Raymart Siapo, both 19 years old, just passed their childhood. They are all dead. Killed brutally by persons who have lost their […]

September 8, 2017  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Peace and Order, Philippine National Police  4 Comments

The Charlie Tan- Paolo Duterte connection

Once again, we are seeing proof of the saying that truth will find its way out, however one tries to block it. We are referring to the Paolo Duterte- Charlie Tan drug connection. Paolo is the son of President Duterte and is the vice mayor of Davao City. Charlie Tan, according to news reports, is […]

August 29, 2017  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Human Rights, Peace and Order  One Comment

Nami-miss ko ang yumaong Sen. Miriam Santiago

Tanong ni Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II sa hearing ng Senado noong Huwebes tungkol sa pagpatay sa 17-taong gulang na si Kian Delos Santos sa Caloocan noong Agosto 17:“Anong difference ng mga batang pinatay ng adik sa pinatay na bata ng mga pulis?” Kung yung hindi malalim ang pag-intindi ng batas ang nagtanong niyan, mapagpasensyahan […]

August 26, 2017  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Peace and Order, Philippine National Police  2 Comments

Outrage at Kian’s wake: Lawmakers, rights activists denounce Duterte’s war on drugs

Please click here for VERA Files’ photo essay By Arianne Christian Tapao and Ellen T. Tordesillas, VERA Files Photos by Arianne Christian Tapao Usually on opposing sides, supporters and critics of President Rodrigo Duterte’s brutal war on drugs have joined the chorus of condemnation over the killing of 17-year-old Kian Loyd Delos Santos and called […]

August 23, 2017  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Human Rights, Peace and Order, PNP. illegal drugs  No Comments

‘Tama na po! May test pa ako bukas!’

Kolumn ko ito sa Abante. Anong klaseng tao itong mga pulis na walang habag na pinagbabaril ang 17-taong gulang na si Kian de los Santos habang nagmamakaawa, “Tama na po! May test pa ako bukas!” Ito ba talaga ang sinasabing kailangan maka-quota and mga pulis kaya kahit sino na lang bibitbitin nila at pagpapatayin at […]

August 19, 2017  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Human Rights, Peace and Order  5 Comments

The tragedy of a numbed citizenry

I seriously doubt if this bill by Angat Tayo Party List Rep. Neil Abayon will prosper into law and if it could be implemented. But it’s good enough because it is a recognition of government officials’ incompetence and ignorance of the situation on the ground. House Bill 6195 authored by Abayon requires elected and appointed […]

August 19, 2017  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Peace and Order, Transport  3 Comments

The height of impunity

Upon orders of President Duterte, Police Chief Director General Ronald de la Rosa said the murderer-cops, led by Police Supt. Marvin Marcos will be re-instated to the positions they held before they were suspended for the killing of former Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. and his fellow inmate, Raul Yap, in Baybay provincial jail in […]

July 13, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Peace and Order, Philippine National Police  8 Comments

‘Huwag gawing basurahan ang Marawi’

(Unang lumabas itong column sa https://www.abante.com.ph/prangkahan-huwag-gawing-basurahan-ang-marawi.htm) Lugmok na nga ang Marawi ngunit sa halip na tulungan palakasin ang kalooban, ini-insulto pa. Ito ang tingin ng marami sa ginawa ni Police Chief Ronald Dela Rosa sa pagpadala ng dalawang tiwali nag a pulis sa Marawi. Tama lang na pinuna ito ni Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana at […]

July 9, 2017  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Peace and Order, Philippine National Police  6 Comments

The dissenting voices

Of the four members of the Supreme Court who dissented from the majority decision upholding President Duterte’s declaration of Martial Law and suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in the whole of Mindanao, three ( Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, Senior Associate Justice Antonio T. Carpio, and Associate Justice Alfredo Benjamin […]

July 7, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Governance, Military, Peace and Order, Supreme Court  2 Comments

Pained voices from Mindanao

There’s so much pain and suffering in their voices and they all have a common message: End the airstrikes in Marawi , lift Martial Law in Mindanao and resume peace talks. In a gathering of persons and groups from Mindanao last Thursday, stories about panic, fear, hunger and fatigue since the declaration of martial Law […]

June 5, 2017  Tags:   Posted in: Human Rights, Peace and Order  No Comments