Archive for the ‘Peace and Order’ Category

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

No such thing as ‘limpio’in a dirty job

In the narration of SP03 Arthur Lascañas of the “jobs” he had done as member of the Davao Death Squad, he recalled the instruction of then Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in a murder operation against the financier of a kidnapping: “Sige, limpio lang.” Lascañas explained.” Bisaya parlance po ito. Ang ibig pong sabihin “Sige malinis […]

February 24, 2017  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Governance, Human Rights, Peace and Order  20 Comments

The power of conscience

“The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul.” John Calvin -French theologian and reformer The turnaround of SP03 Arthur Lascañas on the murders he committed as a member of the Davao Death Squad must have stunned Malacanang, all that it can come up with was Press Secretary Martin Andanar’s preposterous […]

February 22, 2017  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Governance, Peace and Order, Philippine National Police  5 Comments

Transcript of the press conference of former policeman,SPO4 Arthur Lascañas at the Senate

February 20, 2017 Ako po si Arturo Barikit Lascañas, 56 years old, isa pong retiradong pulis na miyembro ng Davao City Police Office. Ako po ay pinanganak at tubong Davao City. Dito sa gagawin kong isang public confession, ito po ay pagsunod ko po sa kagustuhan ng Diyos, at labis na takot sa Diyos, pagmamahal […]

February 21, 2017  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Graft and corruption, Human Rights, Peace and Order  8 Comments

Lethal mix: small mind and great power

President Duterte’s reaction to the Pastoral Letter of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines on the killings related to his campaign against prohibited drugs read in all Catholic churches last Sunday shows the danger when small minds are given so much power. “Kayong mg Katoliko, kung naniniwala kayo sa mga pari pati obispo doon […]

February 8, 2017  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Peace and Order, Philippine National Police, Religion  12 Comments

Tourism and peace and order

Congratulations to the people who made the staging of the 65th Miss Universe in the Philippines a rousing success. The publicity that the Philippines got from the pageant and the goodwill generated from the 86 beauties were a bonanza to Philippine tourism. Last Monday’s pageant financier former Ilocos Sur Chavit Singson said the $14 million […]

February 1, 2017  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Peace and Order, Philippine National Police, Tourism  2 Comments