During these trying times, the Philippine National Police has the unenviable task of implementing an Enhanced Community Quarantine, without fear or favor. For the most part, our policemen deserve kudos for doing their jobs.
Such is the case of police officers who arrested a foreigner in Makati City, after he challenged their authority with an arrogant and demeaning behavior. As if this were not enough, the police officers were subjected to unfair criticisms from netizens who saw the “edited” version of the video.
On the other hand, being an “investor with 80 employees” as he claimed does not give the foreigner the right to confront and incessantly berate a police officer who is merely performing a risky duty in the manner that he did.
The Bureau of Immigration may have to look into the matter. If a deportation proceeding is in order, they should act swiftly and decisively.
Arrogance has no place in our country – especially so in a situation where either all of us win, or all of us lose to the COVID-19 threat.
Hindi tamang kondenahin at agad na batikusin ang mga pulis na humuli sa tatlong abogado na naabutan ng mga ito sa loob ng nilusob na bar na pinaghihinalaang ginagawang lugar para sa transaksiyon sa mga ipinagbabawal na gamot sa Makati City.
Ito ang naging mensahe ni Senador at Senate Committee on Public Order and Illegal Drugs Chairman Panfilo Lacson sa mga nauna nang nagbigay ng kanilang opinyon, bago maglabasan ang ilang video sa naturang pangyayari.
Sa mga video kasi na naglabasan, makikitang natameme ang tatlong abogado na nasa loob ng bar, bagama’t tumangging ibigay ang mga pangalan, nang tanungin ng isa sa mga miyembro ng raiding team kung sino ang ikinakatawan ng mga ito.
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Do not be too quick to condemn the Philippine National Police (PNP) over the arrest of three lawyers following an anti-drug operation at a bar in Makati City last week.
On this note, Sen. Panfilo M. Lacson said the public should at least see the side of the PNP’s National Capital Region Police Office on the incident before judging.
“Let us not be too hasty or harsh in condemning the NCRPO, without getting their side of the story. There is such a thing as presumption of regularity,” said Lacson, who headed the PNP from 1999 to 2001.
He noted videos taken of the raid at the Makati City bar showed that the NCRPO officers asked the lawyers who they were representing, and arrested them after they could not give clear answers.
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While my sympathy will always remain with the soldiers in Manila Peninsula, I was not made part of their plan today so there is nothing much I can say except to pray that the crisis end up peacefully whichever way it is resolved. The issues are valid to say the least, but questions will surely be raised on the method employed
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