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Saturday, 20 August 2016 13:18

Sound Snipes

BY Jimmy Cabato

Female officers at the local city police office appear to emerge as a “power bloc.” This can be gleaned in the present revamp City Director Sr. Supt. LuisitoMagnaye has effected as of 17th August.

Supt. Ariel Huesca was relieved from the Zamboanga City Police Office’s Operation Branch and was assigned to the Regional Personnel Holding Account Unit.

In turn relieved from the Admin Branch, Chief Insp. Joel Tuttuh was designated to take Huesca’s place.

From the Criminal Records Investigation Section, Chief Insp. Hazel Fernandez was assigned as the chief of the Admin Branch and concurrent chief of Finance Section.

Chief Insp. Helen Galvez was designated as Deputy PCR branch chief and concurrent Chief PIO/Spokesperson.

Insp. Ana Santos was designated as chief of Human Rights Desk.

Insp. Mercy Karimuddin was designated as chief of Criminal Records Investigation Section, while Supt. Bonifacio Aranas Jr., was relieved as RID Deputy and was designated as Policed Station 11 chief vice Supt. Diomarie Albarico who was designated as deputy city director for administration.

Supt. Haywien Salvado was relieved as chief of the Sta. Maria Police Station and was assigned as chief of the City Personnel Holding Account Unit.

Chief Insp. Ceasar Memoracion was designated as OIC of Sta. Maria Police Station.

From RID, PRO9, Sr. Insp. Lymel Pasquin was assigned to  Police Station 11 (? Confusing. Is PS 11 not under Aranas?). Note: (DZT-fed, Ed Roy, please check)

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Pres. Rodrigo Duterte was right in directing lawmen to outdraw lawless whenever their security is at stake. This has becomes evident as lives of pursuing policemen are now oftentimes facing risks in their pursuit of drug pushers.

It has been reported, based on intelligence reports, a group of drug pushers in Recodo hired some individuals from inside and outside the city and tasked them to kill policemen with grenades.

With that, Duterte’s order would surely be the best protection of policemen against the lawless. Outdo them to the draw — Before they do of you — Kill first.

In Recodo alert members of the police, having taken steps ahead of possible attackers, recently spoiled an assault on colleagues. A man armed with a grenade evidently intended for policemen who are responsible for the arrest of suspected drug pushers, was arrested  before midnight Tuesday.

Faisal Abdulla y Asad, 27, married, of Recodo, was nabbed by policemen led by Insp. Haran Ulah under the supervision of Chief Insp. Karib Muharram.

A police report disclosed that Ulah and his men were on foot patrol in the interior of Puppin Drive, Purok 6, at around 11 p.m. when they spotted Abdullah acting suspiciously. When accosted and frisked, Abdulla was found to be in possession of an M33 fragmentation grenade with secondary safety clip.

The suspect was detained at the Ayala Police Station pending the filing of a case for violation of illegal possession of explosives.

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It surfaces, not only some barangay officials in Zamboanga City are found into drugs. Basilan,too has its own fair share. Resultant of OplanTokhang, the barangay captain of Tabiawan, Isabela City, turned himself over to Sr. Supt. Shephard Reyes last 15 August.

He was identified as Edwin  Ramirez, who according to Reyes is listed by the police as a drug suspect.

His personal  status was recorded and mugshots taken. Ramirez signed a pledge and oath that he will stay out of illegal drugs from thereon,” Reyes said.

Reyes said that 5,534 suspected drug users and pushers have yielded to his office since July 1.

And three suspected drug pushers gave been killed in anti- drug operations in his Area of Operation (AOR).

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One of the irritating inane comments against the planned burial of strongman Marcos at the Libingan ng mga Bayani (LNMB) is that we would be the laughing stock of the world. Such view only points to the commentators’ astonishing ignorance about the recent history of our neighbors.” So wrote TMT’s RigobertoTiglao.

He then cited the case of Indonesia’s strongman Suharto, who ruled his country as dictator for 33 years, and toppled in 1998 in a people-power kind of revolution. Compared with Suharto, Marcos was a liberal, setting up a legislative body in 1978, though, of course, he controlled it. His dictatorship lasted only 13 years, given that the first part of his rule from 1965 to September 1972 was based on electoral politics.

While he doubts the accuracy of its figures, which are based on newspaper accounts, Transparency International in 2013 ranked Suharto as the most corrupt leader, allegedly embezzling $15 to $35 billion. It ranked Marcos number 2 (and Estrada No. 10) allegedly embezzling $5 to $10 billion. Suharto’s cronyism was incomparable to that of Marcos, and the wealth and monopolies held by his closest crony - Soedono Salim, father of Anthoni who now has a public utility-based empire in the Philippines - were more enormous than those of all of our local cronies combined.

But Suharto was yet accorded a state funeral, fit for a head of a nation.

Former Lumbangan Barangay Captain Fred Wee Sit, in his fb account has this to say, “AS A RESPECT TO A DEAD PERSON....AYAW NIYO MAN ILIBING SIYA SA LIBINGAN NG MGA BAYANI FOR THOUSANDS OF REASONS...I RESPECT YOUR OPINION....BUT I STILL BELIEVE THAT THE BEST PLACE TO BURY A SOLDIER, A GREAT MAN, A MAN WHO DID LOTS OF GOOD THINGS ALSO TO OUR COUNTRY IS IN THE HEARTS OF THE MILLIONS OF FILIPINOS WHO STRONGLY DECIDED FOR A TOTAL CHANGE...THEREFORE, KUNG AYAW NIYO SIYANG ILIBING SA LNMB WE WILL BURY HIM IN OUR HEARTS SO HE SHALL BE REMEMBERED FOREVER....MY RESPECT TO A DEAD PERSON...AND MAY HE NOW REST IN PEACE ........

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An emotional Sen. Leila de Lima faced the media on Thursday and, in effect flatly admitted she cannot fight her accuser at will, as she appealed to President Rodrigo Duterte to give her a level field and a chance to defend herself from his latest attacks.

In a prepared statement, De Lima, complained that she was on unequal footing with Duterte, as she accused the President of unprecedented “abuse and misuse of executive power” when he publicly linked her to illegal drug syndicates and revealed her alleged illicit love affair with her driver.

An equal fight, she said is all that she wants.

The embattled lawmaker pointed out that Duterte, as President, cannot be sued in court, while in office.

De Lima called on Duterte to spare her family, friends and former colleagues from attacks because they had done nothing wrong.

But De Lima stood firm on her stand on drug campaign killings, saying, if the President thinks his attacks will convince her to stop next week’s Senate investigation into the extra-judicial killings of hundreds of drug suspects, “he can try until he finally silences me or the Senate.”

De Lima advances knowledge of supposed cases and “trumped-up evidence” being prepared by the Duterte administration against her, and expressed readiness to answer all allegations.

And a day after Duterte’s tirade, a “sex video” and photos allegedly with de Lima in them made the rounds of the Justice department.

But De Lima has repeatedly denied that she has a sex video.

Meanwhile, President Duterte showed no signs of backing down from his scathing attack against Senator Leila de Lima despite criticisms of his alleged abuse of power.

The President is of the belief, he did not go overboard in his outburst against De Lima, claiming he has evidence and witnesses to prove the charges against her.

The President also claimed it was De Lima’s fault for the mess she is in, saying government officials must be accountable for their actions.

“She created this scandal. She knows that she is a public official.

“Anong (What) spare the family? Pagnasa (When in) public office ka (you), De Lima, your life is an open book,” he added.