Archive for the ‘Peace and Order’ Category

‘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 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

Praning ang marami sa ISIS at Martial Law

(Unang lumabas ang column na ito sa Abante) Ang pangamba ng karamihan habang pinapanood ang balita sa nangyayari sa Resorts World na malapit sa NAIA 3 noong lampas ng hatinggabi ng Biyernes (Hunyo2) ay baka gamitin itong dahilan ni Pangulong Duterte sa pagdeklara ng Martial Law sa buong bansa. Ang mga unang balita kasi ay […]

June 3, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Abante, Peace and Order  7 Comments

VERA FILES FACT CHECK: Trump calls Resorts World incident a ‘terrorist attack’, was it?

Unites States President Donald Trump called the incident at Resorts World Manila early morning Friday a “terrorist attack.” STATEMENT Trump, at a White House press briefing 3:32 a.m., June 2 in Manila, before announcing his country’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement, said: “I would like to begin by addressing the terrorist attack in Manila. […]

June 3, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Peace and Order, Philippine National Police, Vera Files  No Comments

Who’s the murderer? Who’s the coddler?

The ‘perya barker”act, in the words of Sen. Grace Poe, of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre at the government-organized Luneta rally last Saturday triggered responses from different personalities which make for amusing exchanges. Afternoon of Feb. 25 at Luneta , Aguirre, feeling triumphant with the arrest and incarceration of Sen. Leila de Lima on illegal drug […]

March 1, 2017  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Governance, Human Rights, Peace and Order  13 Comments

Lascañas: ‘Superman’ ordered death of political enemies, innocents

(Read the whole affidavit in VERA Files website. Click here.) By Charmaine Deogracias VERA Files They called him Superman. That was the code the Davao Death Squad allegedly gave former Davao City mayor now President Rodrigo Duterte while they were killing criminals on his orders, according to police officer and the DDS’ self-confessed team leader […]

February 26, 2017  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Governance, Peace and Order  21 Comments