The alleged Martial Law victims accuse the Philippine Constabulary who are noted to have very strict training in imposing the law during Marcos’ time. Now, the president wants the PC to replace the PNP that is now under various investigations on extra-judicial killings and Tokhang for Ransom incidents. Is this a good idea?
Director General Ronald Dela Rosa, chief of the Philippine National Police or PNP, announces the suspension of the war on drugs and the disbandment of the PNP Anti-Illegal Drugs Group or AIDG. This is to give way to a cleansing of the police ranks. The AIDG is implicated in the abduction and murder of South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo last Oct. 18, 2016.
The Church to Help in Drug Rehabilitation
A drug rehabilitation program dubbed “Sanlakbay sa Pagbabago ng Buhay” is launched in the parishes by the archdiocese’s Restorative Justice Ministry in Manila. This aims to help in the rehabilitation of drug users who surrendered to the police.
Philippine Constabulary to Replace the PNP?
The PNP, a civilian agency, has become undisciplined after it replaced the defunct Philippine Constabulary or PC which is a military organization under the Armed Forces. It is a much more disciplined group than the PNP. Many people are happy over the news that the President wants to revive the PC that has a long history of law enforcement.
As soon as Bato suspends Oplan Tokhang and disbands the AIDG, the extra-judicial killings also stopped. What does this mean? Others speculate that the police felons cannot blame the campaign anymore for their crimes. The other side also expresses that there’s no more drug war to sabotage. Whatever the case may be, the PNP has lost public trust according to Senator Panfilo Lacson. Is the PC accused of Martial Law abuses during Marcos’ time be a better replacement of the PNP? Perhaps, all pro-Marcos would think so but what about the alleged Martial Law victims?
The military loyalty to the administration is crucial to prevent destabilization. PNP Chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa as directed by the president, stops the war on drugs and focus the fight against corrupted police officials. This is an excellent strategic move based on the Ver-Ramos history during the Marcos Era. Bato might uncover a bigger scandal within his backyard.
Youtube video by; Rappler
[VIDEO]: Philippine National Police chief Ronald Dela Rosa says before they go full throttle on their war on drugs, there is a need to “cleanse the ranks” first.
Do not Let History Repeats Itself
General Ver became Chief of Staff in August 1981. He commands more than 160,000 troops. The force grows threefold since Martial Law is declared in 1972. His appointment was resented by the so-called professional faction or “elite” class in the military. Most of those anti-Ver men are educated at West Point or at the Philippine Military Academy, modeled after West Point. The candidate preferred by the professional military at that time is Gen. Fidel V. Ramos, also a West Point graduate. General Ramos became Acting Chief of Staff when General Ver stepped down. He directed the intelligence apparatus but denied involvement in human rights abuses committed allegedly by his people – even after he became the head of the Philippine Constabulary.
Computerized Collection System
Dela Rosa announces the reorganization of the Anti-Illegal Drugs Group (AIDG) involved in the kidnapping for ransom and murder of a South Korean businessman, Jee Ick Joo. AIDG, Supt. Rafael Dumlao III has to defend himself in the accusation that he masterminded the abduction of the victim, who was taken from his home in Angeles City, Pampanga province, on Oct. 18 last year and killed inside PNP headquarters. Embarrassingly near the office of General Bato.
Cleansing in the Police Force
The president intends to create a “narco police” command to eliminate the bad men in uniform in the drug trade. The new command will be under PDEA. This has raised doubts among human rights groups that the “Oplan Tokhang” campaign is not really suspended but re-organized.
The New York-based Human Rights Watch does not buy the suspension of the war on drugs and regarded it as a mere public relations stunt. It seeks true accountability for the unjust drug-related killings accumulated after the new president took office.
Pnp Chief Dir. Gen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa displays his sens of humor when he posted his picture wearing a wig via social media. In his caption, he asked Sen. Leila de Lima: “You may or may not answer this question: Who is more handsome, me or Secretary (Vitaliano) Aguirre?”
[VIDEO]: Bald headed personalities try to cover up their baldness which is hereditary. See them wear fake hair pieces or wigs. What do you think of PNP Chief Bato? Is he more handsome than DOJ Secretary Aguirre?
Response to De Lima but Just for the Laugh
Bato just laugh of De Lima’s earlier jab at Aguirre, saying the alleged evidence the administration is using to implicate her in the illegal drug trade is “fake and cosmetic” like Aguirre’s toupee.
Suave or Boring Look?
Skinhead guys can make it to Hollywood. Their looks excel from the rest. Bato might look suave with the false hair but he looks just like any other men from the streets. The “star” quality” is gone. Just plain and boring.
Wig does not match
Bato might just have taken the wig from somewhere and tried it on just for a quick selfie. It obviously does not match his charisma.
De Lima’s Say?
We don’t think this would catch Senator De Lima’s eyes with all the things she’s going through. But in fairness, it has shared many times via Facebook.
Filipinos love of Humor
This is harmless humor so if Filipinos have feasted on this then, well ad good. It is better to laugh than be sad with the drug war killings around or its inciting to killings.
Fake Hair Fashion?
Wearing a fake hair is someone’s prerogative but natural looks are always better even if it means, no hair at all!
By: Elena Grace Flores
Mayor Abby Binay is one brave woman when she ordered 5 posh villages in Makati to cooperate with the compulsory police inspection with regards to Oplan Tokhang or President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. Nevertheless, she is not alone in this clean up drive in Makati. Her husband, Congressman for district 2, Luis Campos is leading the pact on that side and Congressman Monsour del Rosario in district 1.
This is evident during the recent first SONA of President Duterte – when the Makati Oplan Tokhang team met PNP Director General Ronald dela Rosa or Bato who is spearheading the campaign from the side of the authorities.
Contrary to their usual images of casual and hard working public servants, they were all neatly dressed up for the occasion. The Makati team following the traditional Filipino business attire and Bato with his decorated general look. This proves to show that when a campaign is greatly coordinated by government officials, disasters can be avoided.