On the NDF’s reported arrest order vs former President Aquino, others over last year’s violent Kidapawan dispersal

It is the responsibility of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police, as well as all law-abiding citizens of this country, to protect former President Aquino and all those placed under the liquidation list of the Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army-National Democratic Front (CPP-NPA-NDF) who, by any definition, are enemies of the state.

Having said that, there is only one duly constituted authority that can mete out any form of penalty against anybody found violating the laws of the land, and that is a court of law of the Republic of the Philippines. Anybody else is unauthorized and therefore illegal.

Hence, they should be made criminally liable if and when they perform such criminal act.

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🎥 Sponsorship Speech for the Committee Report on the Inquiry on the killing of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. | March 13, 2017

Mr. President, fellow members of this august chamber, this representation has the honor to report on the Senate floor the result of the inquiry, in aid of legislation, conducted jointly by the Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs and the Committee on Justice and Human Rights, into the killing of Mayor Rolando Espinosa, Sr. of Albuera Leyte, as embodied in Committee Report No. 46. Continue reading “🎥 Sponsorship Speech for the Committee Report on the Inquiry on the killing of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. | March 13, 2017”

🎥 On the appointment of Perfecto Yasay Jr. as DFA secretary

Speech on the appointment of Perfecto Yasay Jr. as DFA Secretary
March 8, 2017

Mr. Chairman, this representation as Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, presided over two public hearings on February 22 and March 8, 2017 to deliberate on the ad interim appointment of DFA Secretary-designate Perfecto Rivas Yasay, Jr. which was submitted to the Committee’s jurisdiction for its consideration.

In the short course of time since the appointment of Secretary Yasay, various compelling issues have been leveled at him in magnified proportions – all considerably relevant and pertinent to the deliberation of his fitness and qualification as the Foreign Affairs Secretary. Continue reading “🎥 On the appointment of Perfecto Yasay Jr. as DFA secretary”

Opening Statement at the Senate hearing of the Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs | March 6, 2017

“RES INTER ALIOS ACTA” rule – this is a law doctrine that even a bar flunker would know and should know. It simply means – A THING DONE BETWEEN OTHERS DOES NOT HARM OR BENEFIT OTHERS.

An exception to this rule is when there is conspiracy.

Para kay retired SPO3 Arthur Bariquit Lascañas, upang mas madali po ninyong maunawaan ang doktrinang RES INTER ALLOS ACTA, babasahin ko ang ilang bahagi ng isang desisyon ng Kataas taasang Hukuman ng Republika ng Pilipinas sa kasong Harold Tamargo vs Romulo Awingan, et. al. na inilabas noong ika-19 ng Enero 2010 at iniakda ng yumaong dating Punong Mahistrado, Renato Corona. Thus, the Court ruled and I quote:  Continue reading “Opening Statement at the Senate hearing of the Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs | March 6, 2017”

🎥 Speech at the 5th Founding Anniversary of the PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group

Speech at the 5th Founding Anniversary of the PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group
Feb. 20, 2017

Hayaan ninyong simulan ko ang aking maigsing mensahe sa pamamagitan ng pagbahagi ng mga salita ng pinakamayamang tao sa mundo sa kasalukuyan. Ayon kay Bill Gates: “It’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure.”

Today, speaking before the PNP’s primary arm against kidnap-for- ransom gangs almost instinctively strikes sentimentality from reflections of decades ago.  Continue reading “🎥 Speech at the 5th Founding Anniversary of the PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group”