By John Nery
Interior Secretary Mar Roxas’ initiative to ban the presentation of suspects without their consent has largely gone unremarked. I happen to think, however, that it is a genuine advance in civil liberties, and may even help improve police performance.
By Amando Doronila
The initial Philippine National Police fact-finding report on the encounter between government security forces and an alleged criminal gang on Jan. 6 at a police checkpoint in Atimonan, Quezon province, in which 13 people were killed, threw doubts on claims that there was a shootout.