TV news reports show crime incidence worse under Aquino than in Arroyo’s time
From the crime news reports I see on television every day—robbery in band and in broad daylight, killings of policemen by assassins riding in tandem, security guard shooting another security guard, UVX tirador gang, carjacking and many other such crimes—I must say that heinous crimes are more rampant, on a daily basis, in the Aquino administration than they were in the preceding Arroyo administration. Worse yet, the police, whose main duty is to protect citizens and make them feel safe, are instead extorting them.
The present administration may be running after corrupt officials from the previous administration, but President Aquino cannot deny that the peace and order situation in the country is getting worse.
Not only that, his “daang matuwid” may be good, but—and President Aquino may not be aware of this—some of his boys are backsliding, drunk with the power of the positions they occupy. They are even arrogant, behaving as if they’re untouchable. A classic example of this is the incident that Ramon Tulfo commented on in his column “PDEA agent kicking in style” (Inquirer, 10/9/12).
—GODOFREDO O. PETEZA SR.,
Daet, Camarines Norte 4600
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