Archive for the ‘Philippine National Police’ Category

‘Me Pulis sa ilalim ng tulay ‘ in times of EJK

When things are difficult, you laugh and you sing. Those are coping mechanisms that Filipinos have developed into art. There’s a song going around social media that is so much fun. It’s a new version of an old game song “May Pulis sa Ilalim ng Tulay.” The song is usually sang in a party where […]

September 17, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Human Rights, Illegal Drugs, Philippine National Police  No Comments

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

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

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

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

Lascañas says Duterte paid him using Davao City’s ‘ghost” employees

Lascañas on ghost employees from VERA Files on Vimeo. By Ellen T. Tordesillas VERA Files In the business of death, self-confessed hitman Arturo Lascañas had reaped a ghastly reward: He became a “ghost” employee of the Davao City Hall, whose paycheck got a boost from the salaries of other “ghost” employees. Lascañas, who retired in […]

April 3, 2017  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Governance, Graft and corruption, Philippine National Police  8 Comments

Malacañang shaken by Lascañas exposé

However Malacanang tries to discredit SPO3 Arturo Lascañas explosive exposé about President Duterte’s direct role in the Davao Death Squad, it’s obvious that the President and his men are shaken. Take a look how they have acted silly trying to counter it. The grand bungle was committed by Press Secretary Martin Andanar when he floated […]

March 11, 2017  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Human Rights, Philippine National Police  3 Comments

The hazard of watching legislative hearings

Watching legislative hearings is bad for the health. No, it’s not the stress or migraine that you get listening to the inane questions. It’s the feeling of superiority that you develop listening to the likes of Tito Sotto, Joel Villanueva and Manny Pacquiao. Especially Manny Pacquaio. It’s not healthy. I felt that last Monday watching […]

March 9, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Governance, Philippine National Police  8 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