Tag: Manila Police District

On the Reported ‘Hidden Cell’ inside a Manila Police District Station

If true, these policemen are no better than the kidnap-for-ransom gangs that I used to chase throughout my law enforcement career. Those responsible must therefore be treated no differently from those criminal syndicates that they themselves are mandated to neutralize.

This is definitely another big challenge that the PNP leadership has to resolve with dispatch. There is no other way.


On the Incident that Marred a Protest at the US Embassy

That was a judgement call made by one policeman behind the wheel of a police van who might have felt threatened by the possibility of being lynched by the protesters, and who impulsively drove the van wherever he could to avoid the dire consequences of his inaction. I think it’s unfair to the Philippine National Police as an institution to be accused of police brutality.

It was a personal judgement call of the driver of the van. Maximum tolerance or not, he acted based on his appreciation of the situation prevailing at the time he made that move.