Tag Archives: Taguig City

[Action Alert] A barangay chieftain allegedly hit a violator of the Enhanced Quarantine with a bamboo stick -PAHRA

In the current crisis we are facing, the greater the authority of government officials, the greater the possibility for them to abuse their power in dispensing public services to the people.

In this video posted by GMA News dated March 27, 2020, a barangay chieftain allegedly hit a resident with a bamboo stick when the latter and his wife were seen washing clothes outside their house. The authorities apparently argued that the person violated the enhanced community quarantine policy of the government during the Luzon total lockdown to fight the spread of the coronavirus.

Eventually, the incident has been resolved between the victim Marvin Alcorroque and Barangay Chairperson Benjie Hernandez of South Daang Hari in Taguig City. But during the interview done by 24 oras news reporter with the couple, Jane La Villa the wife of the victim said that Hernadez is to blame if something bad happens to his husband.

This barangay personnel must be made accountable and immediately sanctioned. They should be charged with administrative and, criminal charges—if warranted.

Abusive officials tasked to implement the policy will only discourage public cooperation. Public officials are not only limited to enforcing the law but also and more importantly to serve and protect the public’s interest and wellbeing.

Public officials should always be reminded to remain within the limit of the law, assuring accountability, participation, and as well as providing legal remedies for citizens whose rights and interests have been violated.

We encourage the public to continuously report such abuses.

Taguig City Council Mayor Lino Cayetano Department of the Interior and Local Government Commission on Human Rights of the Philippines

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[In the news] Police on alert for weeklong protests vs fuel price hikes -GMA News

Police on alert for weeklong protests vs fuel price hikes
GMA News
March 12, 2012

Police in southern Metro Manila have been placed on alert for weeklong protests planned by militant groups against recent fuel price hikes.

The Southern Police District is particularly watching the offices of oil firms in Makati City and the Department of Energy in Taguig City, radio dzBB‘s Sam Nielsen reported.

Among the tasks of the SPD are to prevent violence from marring the protests, and to make sure motorists and commuters are not affected by the protests.

SPD officials noted the corporate office of Pilipinas Shell in Makati City has been a favorite target of militant groups protesting fuel price hikes, the report added.

Only last month, militants threw paint at the oil company’s building, hitting some photographers covering the event in the process.

Read full article @ www.gmanetwork.com

[Event] Urban poor to rally against LPG price increase and oil price hike-KPML


TOMORROW, February 03, 2012

@ 10:00am

In front of Department of Energy (DOE)
Energy Center, Merritt Road, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City

The urban poor group, Kongreso ng Pagkakaisa ng mga Maralita ng Lunsod (KPML) will hold a rally tomorrow, February 03, 2012 at Department of Energy (DOE), Energy Center, Merritt Road, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City to protest against the Liquified Petroleum Gas (LPG) and oil price hike.

According to KPML NCRR President Allan Dela Cruz, “It seems that the PNoy Administration do nothing against the continuing oil price increases and LPG hike of P6.00 per kilo; and the effect of high prices on prime commodities such as rice, meat and vegetables.

Please contact for further information:
Ka Allan Dela Cruz (President, KPML-NCRR) Cellphone # 0920-8386973
Ka Rey Baltazar (Secretary General, KPML-NCRR) Cellphone # 0912-7746544

[In the news] De Lima asks DND/AFP: Where are Palparan’s co-accused? – InterAksyon.com

De Lima asks DND/AFP: Where are Palparan’s co-accused?
Philippine News Agency
January 25, 2012

 MANILA, Philippines – Where are the accused in the abduction of the missing students from the University of the Philippines, Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Leila De Lima on Tuesday asked both the Department of National Defense (DND) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP).

In a two-page letter addressed to DND Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and AFP chief of staff Lt. Gen. Jesse Dellosa dated Jan. 9, 2012, De Lima said that they were not given a copy of an order from the Malolos City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 14 allowing the transfer of Lt. Col Felipe Anotado Jr. and Staff Sgt. Edgardo Osorio to the Army Custodial Management Unit in Fort Bonifacio, Taguig City.

Anotado and Osorio are the co-accused in the abduction case, together with former Bantay party-list Representative and retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr., who is now at-large.

De Lima said they were not even given a copy of the motion filed by the Intelligence and Security Group (ISG).

The ISG filed a separate motion before the Malolos City RTC asking that they be granted custody of Anotado and Osorio.

Read full article @ www.interaksyon.com

[In the news] Eyewitness wary of Maguindanao cops’ links to Ampatuans – GMAnews.tv

Eyewitness wary of Maguindanao cops’ links to Ampatuans

An eyewitness in the infamous Maguindanao massacre had apparently requested that his confessions be withheld from the provincial police because they allegedly had “close ties” with the Ampatuan clan, the family implicated in the grisly crime.

This was according to SPO2 Cixon Kasan, the former officer-in-charge of the Buluan municipal police who placed on blotter the confessions made by Kenny Dalandag, the eyewitness, hours after the Nov. 23, 2009 carnage that left 57 people dead.

“Sabi ni Daladag, huwag ko raw ipaalam sa ibang mga pulis ang mga sinabi niya, lalo na kay Dicay,” Kasan said during the hearing while being cross examined by the defense at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City.

Kasan said Dicay was Chief Inspector Zukarno Dicay, the deputy provincial police director of Maguindanao at the time of the massacre. Dicay is among the 197 suspects charged in the multiple murder case.

Dalandag was allegedly among the members of the Ampatuan clan’s private army who flagged down the victims and brought them to a hilly portion of Barangay Salman where they were shot to death.

Read full article @ www.gmanews.tv

[In the news] Kin of massacre victims oppose accused transfer – inquirer.net

Kin of massacre victims oppose accused transfer
By Julie M. Aurelio
Philippine Daily Inquirer

Relatives of 26 Maguindanao massacre victims have opposed a bid to transfer three accused who were not admitted as state witnesses to join the other accused in Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City.

In a motion, the families, including Maguindanao governor Esmael Mangundadatu protested the sought-after transfer of Mohammad Sangki, Police Officer 1 Rainier Ebus and Inspector Rex Ariel Diongon.

Read full article @ inquirer.net