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It has been about five years since the hapless victims of a preneed company filed complaints for large-scale or syndicated estafa with the Department of Justice.
Cezar Mancao’s embarrassingly easy escape from the National Bureau of Investigation has put the spotlight back on the country’s porous detention facilities. Would that some of the public attention also fall on the continuing failure of the country’s justice system to do right by the murder victims Bubby Dacer and Emmanuel Corbito.
By Joan Carla V. Guevarra
I was born in Manila, went to college there, and studied law there. I am now making a living there as well. I thought that I had conquered the city and that I had nothing to fear as I am a true-blue Manila girl… up until that day.
It’s every parent’s nightmare. You go out into the street with your kid in tow and, in the blink of an eye as you accomplish your business, you turn and find your child is gone.
I am writing to call attention to the news report titled “3 La Salle students held over downers” (Inquirer, 12/19/12). The report noted that the three individuals who were placed under the custody of the National Bureau of Investigation were students of our university.
It is so disconcerting to see young students burning school chairs inside their very own university campus. This is an act of violence and this was never taught to them by their professors. Who instigated them?
By Neal H. Cruz
During the holidays, I was able to pore through piles of documents that have accumulated in my files and found out, I am sorry to say, that some innocent people have been accused of wrongdoing in media, including Manila-based ones, without their side being heard.
This refers to the articles titled “Ati Leader in Boracay gunned down” (Inquirer, 2/24/13) and “Dexter Condez: A voice of courage for Ati folk” (Inquirer, 3/2/13).
By Michael L. Tan
I was in a hotel elevator with another man, probably involved in maintenance. The elevator door opened and a bellboy stepped in, giving a side glance to the maintenance person. The elevator moved a few floors up, and when it opened, the bellboy, used a rolled newspaper that he had been holding to tap the other guy’s crotch—a bit like a monarch knighting someone except on the wrong part of the body—then stepped out.
By Neal H. Cruz
Importers of used vehicles at Port Irene and the chief of the Manila Police District (MPD) were at the Kapihan sa Manila at the Diamond Hotel last Monday to air their sides on recent controversies hounding them, the vehicle importers on the alleged smuggling of used vehicles in the Cagayan Special Economic Zone and Freeport (CSEZF), and the MPD on the arrest of Vice Mayor Isko Moreno and his supporters for holding an alleged prohibited bingo game in Manila. Jaime Vicente, president of the Automotive Rebuilding Industries in Cagayan Valley, was accompanied by lawyer Kate Modesto, while MPD chief Alejandro Gutierrez was accompanied by the MPD legal officer, Maj. Dennis Wagas.
By Amando Doronila
Since the killing of 13 people at a police-military checkpoint in Atimonan, Quezon, on Jan. 6, not a single day has passed without the media reporting a rising tide of robberies and break-ins into shops and homes in Metro Manila. In the Atimonan carnage, the National Bureau of Investigation has determined that the victims died not as a result of a shootout between the police-military team and a criminal group, but, rather, an extralegal execution by state law enforcement authorities.
By Carlos Isagani T. Zarate
The recent filing of criminal charges by the police authorities in Compostela Valley province against some survivors of Typhoon “Pablo” and leaders of people’s organizations who protested the lethargic relief operations in the devastated areas of Mindanao is nothing but a shameless, insensitive attempt to cover up sheer government incompetence. Worse, it is tantamount to criminalizing the hunger and misery of typhoon survivors.