Archive for the ‘Philippine National Police’ Category

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

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

When protectors become tormentors

Update: SC issues writ of amparo in favor of kin of slain drug suspects http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/597757/news/nation/sc-issues-writ-of-amparo-in-favor-of-kin-of-slain-drug-suspects There’s a part in the narration by the surviving victims of Oplan Tokhang in Payatas in Quezon City last August 21 that sends chills down one’s spine. In the petition for Writ of Amparo filed by Centerlaw before the Supreme […]

January 29, 2017  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Illegal Drugs, Philippine National Police  12 Comments

Duterte’s puzzling lack of outrage over police role in South Korean killing

On the first day of his presidency, during the turnover of command ceremonies at the Philippine National Police (PNP) headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City, President Duterte boasted that he knows the scalawags in the police service. He issued a strong warning: “I know kung sino ang mga general who are tainted with corruption. You […]

January 27, 2017  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Philippine National Police  4 Comments

A scary scenario: A drug-tainted police officer has a protector in Malacanang?

Update: Duterte admits ordering Marcos re-instatement http://news.abs-cbn.com/news/12/02/16/duterte-admits-ordering-marcos-reinstatement If Police Supt. Marvin Marcos has long been identified as a protector of drug lords, why is somebody high up in Malacañang protecting him? What does this make of President Duterte’s bloody campaign to eliminate illegal drugs in the country which has claimed the lives of some 3,000 […]

December 2, 2016  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Illegal Drugs, Philippine National Police  17 Comments