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Gone to the dogs

Finally appearing before the Senate committee on peace and order Tuesday after having previously snubbed its summons, Philippine National Police Director General Alan Purisima admitted the widespread corruption in the PNP, said he was “ashamed” of this state of affairs, and vowed to correct the situation regardless of who’s involved: “Hinding-hindi po ako papayag na magkakaganun. Hindi na uubra ang mag modus operandi nila, ‘yan ang pinatigil ko at patuloy kong babantayan kahit sino man ang tamaan.”

Posted: October 1st, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

With DAP, PNP can’t take care of Enrile?

The recommendation of the Department of Medicine of the Philippine National Police General Hospital to move Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile to a better facility is based on its doctors’ admission that the hospital does not have the needed medical equipment in case the senator would require emergency care.

Posted: September 26th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Rogue cops on Edsa

Was anyone the least bit surprised that the suspects behind that Sept. 1 incident on Edsa involving armed men surrounding an SUV turned out to be cops? The photo immediately caused a sensation when it surfaced on Twitter, partly because of the mystery surrounding it. Who were these men aiming guns at the occupants of the SUV? Was it a legitimate police operation, perhaps against a high-profile fugitive? Or a kidnapping, done so brazenly in broad daylight on that ultrabusy highway?

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Idiots in the force?

It goes by a dry, innocuous title—Revised Police Operational Procedures Manual 2013 edition—the sort that makes the eyes glaze over and calls to mind reams of the most banal rules, directives and instructions, all the “should” and “should not,” the “must” and “must not,” that make up the nitty-gritty of everyday police work.

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Editor's Pick,Editorial,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Invisible amid crime surge

President Aquino should look around more closely. Every day, crimes are being reported and criminals are on the lose. It is as if nobody is in charge. Gone are the day when the Philippine National Police chief was hands-on in trying to solve criminality in our country. These days, crimes are addressed by letting the PNP spokesperson face the cameras.

Posted: January 28th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

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