Hero’s burial for Marcos PDF Print E-mail
Sunday, 07 August 2016 15:17

Sound Snipes

BY Jimmy Cabato

There are two reports making the rounds pertaining City Councilor Teodiver Arquiza. In the cabinet, it is said,  just about a month as a sitting member of the Council, he found himself detained at the City Jail. And the more believable angle is that the arrest warrant cannot be served as he is nowhere in sight.

If indeed friend Teodiver is in hiding, that’s a bad move on his part. That proves he is a flight risk. Elective an official as he is, with proper connections all over, he could move for the granting of bail. But to hide may mean he is likely to jump bail, so no amount of influence from any power-that-be may move the presiding judge to grant any possible motion for the grant of bail.

Arquiza is in trouble for alleged infractions committed when he was Talon Talon Barangay Captain. He is charged for six counts of graft and malversation of public funds - three counts for malversation of public funds through falsification of public documents and three counts for violation of section 3 (e) of Republic Act No. 3019, otherwise known as Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act.

Based on information obtained by E-Media News as reported by ZT, Arquiza was charged together with two other barangay officials of Talon-Talon for falsifying public documents following misappropriation of the Sangguniang Kabataan funds for payment of labor for beautification and cleanliness, payment of honoraria of basketball referees, timekeeper and scorer for the interzone basketball league.

Three of the cases are bailable at P30,000 per count, while the other three are not.

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This one is a well opened item liner. Some pushers refuse to heed President Rodrigo Duterte’s warning  to stop their activities of face arrest or death.

This, as men of the Ayala Police Station under Chief Insp. Karib Muharram arrested a suspected drug pusher during a buy-bust operation at Zone 3, Ayala Thursday morning.

Nabbed was Joel Agustin y Macaso, 48, married, a known drug pusher in the area.

And there are more caught in the net, as the anti-illegal drugs operatives of Police Station 7, under C/Insp Hingming Ladjaali, arrested two suspected drug pushers at Little    Tondo, Barangay San Roque, this city.

The suspects were named as Rommel Albert y Santos, 42, married and Ronald Lakanare y Atilano, 38, married, both residents of the said barangay.

Seized from all those arrested were items of shabu and drugs paraphernalia, and cases for violation of R.A. 9165, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, are to be forwarded to the city prosecutor’s office. (ZT and DZT-fed)

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After years of preservation in the Marcos home prove in Laoag, Ilocos Norte, with full military honors, the remains of the late president Ferdinand Marcos is finally set for a hero’s burial at the Libingan ng mga Bayani in Taguig City on Sept. 18

His son and namesake, former senator Ferdinand Marcos Jr., made this announcement as he  disclosed, President Duterte has given the go-signal for his family to inter his father at Libingan.

He said, sister Imee is taking care of earlier scheduled rites in Ilocos, beieving Ilocanos would get angry if they would not be able to pay their last respects to him. We’ll bring him first to Sarrat, then to Paoay, before taking him by plane for the interment.

Marcos Jr., has been coordinating with the AFP protocol and learned that aside from military honors - a 21-gun salute - and a horse-ridden funeral cortege, they must conform with the military tradition of burying remains at exactly 12 noon.

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WS is giving this news bit full attention. Pres. Duterte is stepping up his campaign against narco-politicos, and gave pursuing lawmen a “shoot-to-kill” order.

Gosh, this must send chills down the spines of elective officials involved in the illicit drug trade, ‘cause there’s more of what the Pres. had said - he will soon name the mayors, a congressman, and policemen involved in illegal drugs as he vowed not to give them any due process.

No due process? Ha! Ley de manok ya ste. (This is chicken law, meaning no application of law.)

“You are using your position in government to enhance your pocket? At the expense of the Filipino people? Ah, kalokohan yan (You are using your position in government to enhance your pocket? At the expense of the Filipino people? That’s nonsense),” he added.

““P***** i** kayo. Hindi kayo nag-isip kung saan natin ilalagay ang problemang ito? Buti na lang ako ang Presidente. Talagang ipapatay ko kayo. Kita mo ‘yung ginawa mo sa Pilipinas? Tapos patawarin ko? [You are not thinking how we will address this problem? It’s a good thing that I am the President. I will issue a shoot-to-kill order against all of you. Look at what you did to the Philippines? Then you want me to forgive you?” Duterte said in a media interview in Davao City early Friday morning.

“Kaya my order is to shoot to kill kayo. Wala akong pakialam sa human rights. Maniwala ka. I don’t give a shit kung ano sabihin. This war against drugs, nagkaroon tayo ng crisis [My order is shoot to kill them. I don’t care about human rights. Believe me, I don’t give a shit what it means. This war against drugs, we have a crisis],” he added.

As this developed, Maguing ,Lanao del Sur Mayor Mamaulan Abinal Mulok and former Marantao,  Lanao del Sur Mayor Mohammad Ali Abu Abinal surrendered yesterday to Director General Ronald dela Rosa, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, after learning that their names are on the list of local executives allegedly involved in illegal drugs.

Dela Rosa said the two peacefully surrendered to him after they heard that they are included on the list of local chief executives involved in illegal drugs.

This they did before the above no-mercy policy laid down by Duterte. With the “Shoot-to-kill no due process” order on, does it mean there can be no surrendering now?

That is one thing never mentioned in Duterte’s most recent public statements.

Bears watching.

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WS doubts that the hereunder bit of story would affect the Duterte anti-drugs campaign. Do you? Read on.

The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime on Thursday slammed the Duterte administration for the sharp increase in drug-related killings, following the appeal of more than 300 anti-narcotics and human rights groups from around the world to condemn the government’s apparent endorsement of extrajudicial killings.

Lookie here, the Palace has a ready juicy excuse. Read over. Malacañang said Thursday that warring drug groups were behind the spate of vigilante-style killings of suspected drug dealers.

See? Abodao gayot. (What is he a lawyer for?)