The Philippine’s bet for Miss Universe, Catriona Gray made her mother’s dream a reality. She was crowned in red recently. Just prior to her victory, another Red or Richard Santillan, Atty. Glenn Chong’s aide for 11 years was killed by police scalawags. PAO’s forensic finding on the last day of his wake shows that he was tortured. This is after the murder and set up scenarios floated by the police. The clean election lawyer/whistleblower swears to avenge his death amidst the hysterical cries of Santillan’s wife and mother.
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[VIDEO]: Atty. Glenn Chong calls on the PNP Chief after learning PAO’s forensic finding that Santillan was tortured prior to the alleged ambush/shootout situation.
PNP Chief On Fire
Chong calls on PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde to give justice at once to his trusted aide’s death. He can be made accountable for being quiet. Chong said that it may be acceptable for the police to kill criminals. But not torture any citizen, kill, and drag to the road to fake a shoot out scene. He said that the police chief’s silence can only implicate him to the crime.
Fake Police Report
According to the police investigation, Santillan died during a legitimate police operation against “Highway Boys.” It is a criminal group involved in the robbery, illegal drug trade, and murder in Rizal and eastern parts of Metro Manila. However, Chong’s belief that his bodyguard/friend did not die that way proves to be right as per forensic evidence from the PAO.
Initial Suspicion was Right
The suspicion of Chong that Santillan was tortured stems after he saw that one of his toenails was removed by his killers. This triggers him to think that the perpetrators tried to get him through the slain aide. Santillan did not show up at the airport on that unfortunate day. Therefore, Chong can be the real target who managed to take a taxi home.
It is very obvious that Santillan’s circumstances follow the same pattern as that of the late teenager, Kian de Los Santos’ death. That was also from the hands of the corrupt authorities. It certainly made the President looks bad for giving considerations to the men in uniform during legitimate police operations for the drug war. The only difference is that the former was popularized by the media while the latter was under strict control. The world’s mafia is known to have power over the mainstream news channels.
Miss Universe in Red Triumphs Despite Many Filipinos’ Grief
The new Miss Universe certainly brings honor to the country with her wit, beauty, and charm. She looked stunning in her red Mayon volcano-inspired gown. Her winning slow motion signature turn is like no other. Despite the nation’s glee over her success, around half of the Filipinos are grieving and seeking justice for fallen Red.
Bongbong Marcos earlier said that the 2016 legal victory of the Philippines against China before a United Nations-backed arbitral tribunal. This invalidates Beijing’s expansive claim to the South China Sea creates tension with the powerful neighbor. Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio then clarifies that the joint exploration with China does not violate the constitution. This is because the Philippines is still in full control with the operation. What’s unconstitutional is the China war threat. Carpio suggests trying to change the mindset of the Chinese people that they do not own the South China Sea through international influence and social media.
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[VIDEO]: Carpio: Kasunduan ng China at Pilipinas sa oil at gas development, walang nilabag na batas.
Change the Mindset
Carpio reiterates his call for a more vigorous campaign to change the mindset of the Chinese that the West Philippine Sea does not belong to China. He also said that there are bills pending in Congress that push for the declaration of portions of the West Philippine Sea as a marine sanctuary.
Call for Unity to Enforce Ruling
The Social Weather Stations releases results a month ago that shows 84 percent of Filipinos want the Du30 administration to do more against China’s intrusion in the West Philippine Sea. Carpio said that 84 percent can increase at the end of the year. “That is good because it is only when we are united can we get the ruling enforced,” he said
No Legal Basis for China’s Claim
He said the Philippine government should continue to assert its rights over the West Philippine Sea. It should do something to fortify the ruling given by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague in 2016 every year. The ruling states that China has no legal basis for its nine-dash line territorial claim.
Educating the Chinese People
He also said that Filipinos should take time understanding the issues. That way, they could better explain the country’s position to other nationalities. They have the mission to convince other countries of the Philippines’ position. This is in the hope that together they could convince the Chinese people that the West Philippine Sea does not belong to them.
Downside of the Supreme Court Justice’s Plea
The Supreme Court Justice knows that China will never accept the ruling. Not unless the Chinese people realize that their historical narrative 2000 years ago is false. Since grade school to college, they have been taught that they own the South China Sea. They really believe it because they were not taught other things,” he said. However, it seems vague how the Filipinos with the help of other nations can change the mindset of over 1.3 billion people. This can actually cause more tensions between the two countries.
Atty. Glenn Chong said there is a big possibility that he was the target of the ambush that killed his aide, Richard Santillan, and another woman recently. Chong filed his candidacy for senator in the 2019 midterm elections. He appeared in several investigations of the Senate and the House of Representatives about the alleged election fraud in 2016. Despite his denial and Bongbong Marcos’ confirming that he’s not one of his lawyers, the presumptive VP Leni Robredo still insists that he must be affiliated to Marcos. Chong even likens Smartmatic to a mafia that manipulates the people’s voting results in favor of the yellow stalwarts.
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[VIDEO]: Glenn Chong itinangging sindikato ang napatay niyang aide.
Chong said he would file murder charges against the policemen involved in an alleged shootout with his long-time security aide in Cainta, Rizal. He vows to bring the case to court. The attorney claims that the firearms, a grenade and other evidence found inside the vehicle were planted by the police.
Team of Lawyers
Chong also forms a team of lawyers to support the filing of the case. He is undeniably sure that they all did it. H will not spare anyone said. On top of that, investigators of the Commission on Human Rights already issue a subpoena for the police to release reports related to the case, Chong added.
Physical Evidence Points to Murder
Atty. Chong spoke to Chief Supt. Edward Carranza, police regional director for Calabarzon earlier. He got hold of all reports concerning the incident. This includes the autopsy, intelligence, and Scene of the Crime Operatives reports, and other pieces of evidence that the police have against his aide.
Prospect of the Senator to Be
Atty. Chong swears that the Commission on Elections and the Venezuela-based Smartmatic Inc., which supplies the Vote Counting Machines for the 2016 polls, are his absolute enemies. His statement is clear that he has no other grudges with anyone. He roles out his local rival because he’s already running for a national post.
Murder charges are at stake against the members of the Regional Intelligence Unit of the Cainta police and the HPG, declares Chong. He will never stop until Santillan gets justice for his untimely death. 14 policemen are already relieved from their posts to allow smooth investigation on the case. The senatorial candidate certainly deserves the sympathy of the public for what’s he’s going through while fighting for a clean election.
Clean election advocate and candidate for Senator, Atty. Glenn Chong claims that his aide Richard Santillan is a victim of police brutality. This is contrary to the police report. He figures ambush after seeing his car with at least 30 bullet hits. Chong can only blame Smartmatic that aids election cheaters to manipulate voting results. The lawyer previously exposes the anomalies in the 2016 elections. This coincides with the Marcos-Robredo electoral protest proceedings.
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[VIDEO]: Pagpatay sa security aide ni dating Rep Chong, kinondena
Spot Report is Inconsistent with the Physical Evidence
Chong is certain that his aide’s murder by the police happens at around 2 a.m. on Dec. 10 in Cainta, Rizal. This is based on a video that they got. According to Chong, the footage shows patrol cars in front and at the back of Santillan’s car that he owns. Quite a contrary to the police spot report that there was a shootout. He also puts logic on the authority’s claims about Santillan’s alleged possession of shabu. Then accuses the cops of planting evidence there.
Loopholes to be Proven
He also points out some loopholes in the police spot report on the allegations that Santillan is a suspect as a member of the Highway Boys Group which operates in Taytay, Cainta, and Pasig City. Santillan is a constant companion of Chong in his political errands in the last 8 years. Santillan’s autopsy reports that his body tests negative of paraffin. He is also not a drug trader. No gun and it is unlikely that the grenade found can be hidden inside Chong’s car.
All 14 policemen that have to do with the brutal attack are now relieved from their posts. Sacked were Senior Supt. Lou Evangelista as provincial director of Rizal and Supt. Pablito Nangang, as chief of police of Cainta. The others are 10 members of the CALABARZON Regional Intelligence Group and four cops from Cainta police station.
Administrative Relief Pending Investigation
Chief Supt. Edward Carranza, director of the CALABARZON regional police, said his order was an administrative relief pending the investigation on the death of Richard Santillan in Cainta.
Election 2019 Senatorial Candidate
To avenge Santillan’s death, Chong runs for Senator in the 2019 elections. He said that it was his close aide’s intention to serve him while he remains true to his country. He vows to continue his fight for clean elections in the Senate should he win a seat. The generous support of his followers and allies really overwhelms Atty. Chong.
Senator Risa Hontiveros, who is known to defend criminals claims that the Du30 administration’s martial law has a record of distorting the rule of law. It allegedly mobilizes the state’s resources and machinery against its opponents. She insists that the situation in Mindanao seems to have similarity with that of the late President Ferdinand Marcos’ regime. Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año’s response to Hontiveros during a deliberation says it all: Only lawless individuals in Mindanao are afraid of the military rule. She should study the difference between the two versions as per the constitution itself.
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[VIDEO]: Sagutan ni Risa Hontiveros at Eduardo Año sa Martial Law extension sa House
Hontiveros expresses her sentiment that law enforcement agencies should rely on the 1987 Constitution on the fulfillment of their duties, and not on military rule. She is against the extension of martial law in Mindanao. Her reactions to the statements of Secretary Año during the joint session of the Congress are all critical to it unsurprisingly.
The Opposition Fears for the 2019 Elections
Senator Hontiveros expresses fears that the military rule can cause harassments to local and national politicians from the opposition. This pertains especially those who will run in the 2019 midterm elections. The Congress conducts a joint session to tackle the extension of martial law in Mindanao recently as per the request of the President. The continuing rebellion in Mindanao necessitates the need for additional power to law enforcement agencies. This is something that Hontiveros is uncomfortable about.
The House’s Support
House Majority Leader Andaya made a motion to approve the joint resolution for martial law extension in the joint session. The House backs the assessment of police and military officials. It agrees that there’s “a continuing rebellion in Mindanao.” Andaya, representative of Camarines Sur, said that the House believes a “further extension of martial law and the suspension of the writ of habeas corpus will enable the authorities to finally put an end to the rebellion. It can also keep it from escalating to other parts of the countr. Thus, prevent a catastrophe like in Marawi City.”
Twelve senators vote in support of the martial law extension. They are Senate President Vicente Sotto III, Senate Majority Leader Juan Miguel Zubiri, and Senators Gregorio Honasan II. Panfilo Lacson, Richard Gordon, Cynthia Villar, Grace Poe, Aquilino Pimentel III, Joseph Victor Ejercito, Juan Edgardo Angara, Sherwin Gatchalian, and Emmanuel Pacquiao also said yes to it. Speaker Gloria Macapagal Arroyo who presides the joint session with Senator Tito Sotto supports the martial law extension.
No votes for Martial Law Extension
There are five senators who are against the President’s desire for the military rule extension for the third time in Mindanao. They are Paolo Benigno Aquino IV, Franklin Drilon, Francis Escudero, Risa Hontiveros, and Francis Pangilinan. Senate President Pro Tempore Ralph Recto abstained. The Senate and the House of Representatives vote to extend martial law and the suspension of the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in the whole Mindanao until the end of 2019 at 235-28-1. The Senate vote is at 12-5-1 and the House 223-23-0. This takes almost five hours of deliberations.