Killings to silence drug pushers? PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 22 June 2016 14:06

KAKAMPI MO ANG BATAS

BY Atty. BATAS MAURICIO

LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… `I will build my church, and the gates of hell will not prevail over it’…” (Jesus Christ, our God and Savior, in Matthew 16:18, the Holy Bible).

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KILLINGS MEANT TO SILENCE DRUG PUSHERS? Vic Somintac, my co-anchor at “Tambalang Batas at Somintac”, a radio program that airs Mondays to Fridays at 6 in the morning over at DZEC Radyo Agila 1062 kHz, raised an interesting insight that the on-going killings around the country, just days before President Duterte is to assume office on June 30, 2016, are actually the handiwork of drug lords masquerading as policemen or law enforcement agents in active service.

In our program’s episode on Tuesday, June 21, 2016, Somintac said many people are actually entertaining the possibility that drug pushers and peddlers are being killed now, in an effort to silence them and thereby prevent them from divulging that their handlers are actually rouge policemen when Duterte finally starts his own campaign against scalawags in the police.

Leo Obligar, one of DZEC’s veteran broadcasters, chimed in, in a rare guesting at “Tambalang Batas at Somintac”, that this maybe the reason why those who are being killed right now, though branded and identified as “drug pushers”, were mainly of the lower-level operatives who were obviously fronted for bigger drug lords. Not one of these bigger drug lords have been killed yet, Obligar noted.

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BARANGAY CAPTAIN CANNOT REFUSE TO ACT: Can a barangay captain refuse to entertain complaints pertaining to land problems that have been brought to him for conciliation, pursuant to law, on account of the fact that he himself is a claimant over the same land? The answer is no, he cannot, and any refusal on his part to entertain those complaint opens him up for charges of graft and corruption.

Under Republic Act 3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, any act or omission or failure to act of any official on any matter presented to him in his capacity as a barangay head would be considered “causing undue injury to a private party”, which is a criminal offense.

My advice to a barangay captain, and to his constituents who feel aggrieved by his refusal to act, is this: the barangay captain must designate a member of the barangay council to act on the complaints, inhibiting himself from any proceeding because of his own private interest. But, to repeat, he cannot refuse to act on the complaint altogether!

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CHURCH OF JESUS WILL COME FROM RP: In Matthew 16 of the Holy Bible, we are told that Jesus, our God and Savior, pronounced He is to build His own church. This Church will be the church of salvation, because, as Jesus himself explained, the powers of hell will not prevail over the church. This means the members of that Church of Jesus will not go to hell, but would live with Him in Paradise in eternal life.

It is therefore important that each and every person should become a member of that Church of Jesus. Unfortunately, however, Matthew 16 did not say where or what that Church is going to be. Be that as it may, that should not pose any problem because other verses in the Bible clearly say that the Church of Jesus will be established in the “east”, from the “far off land”.

Members of the Anak ng Diyos Kadugo Ni Kristo (Children of God Blood Kin of the Christ) Church believe that “east” and “far off land” meant the Philippines, that the Church of Jesus would be established—as it is already established, in fact—in the Philippines. What a great blessing this is, indeed!

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