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Tanauan mayor’s slay ‘shows how rule of law has been abandoned’ – solon

The assassination of Mayor Antonio Halili of Tanauan in Batangas inbroad daylight "shows how the rule of law has been abandoned,"opposition lawmaker Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin said Monday. Halili was shot and killed during the flag raising ceremony at city hall on Monday. READ:Tanauan mayor dead after flag ceremony shooting| Tanauan mayor gunned down while singing national anthem-- witnesses Halili had as been indicted for his alleged involvement in drugs and condemned by the Commission on Human Rights for his "walk of shame" campaign for drug pushers in Tanauan. His assassination, Villarin said, showed that"the cornerstone of Duterte's anti-illegal drug policy is the tombston...Keep on reading: Tanauan mayor’s slay ‘shows how rule of law has been abandoned’ – solon.....»»

Category: newsSource: inquirer inquirerJul 2nd, 2018

Solon blames President for killing of 2 mayors

  Akbayan Rep. Tom Villarin on Wednesday blamed the deadly attacks on two local officials this week on President Rodrigo Duterte who, he said, inspired disrespect for the rule of law by promising protection to police who would kill drug users and dealers.   According to the opposition lawmaker, the shooting deaths of the mayors of Tanauan City, Batangas province, and General Tinio, Nueva Ecija province, showed that once the rule of law is abandoned, "anybody with a gun and a grudge has a license to kill people without worrying about the consequences."   No prosecution   He said the President himself gave the license to kill by repeatedly assur...Keep on reading: Solon blames President for killing of 2 mayors.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

Cavite mayor shows up over Lubigan’s slay

The mayor of Trece Martires, Cavite has reportedly appeared before the police to shed light on the killing of vice mayor Alex Lubigan two weeks ago......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 23rd, 2018

Duterte & apos;concerned& apos; over slay of Tawi-Tawi vice mayor – solon - Inquirer.net

Duterte 'concerned' over slay of Tawi-Tawi vice mayor – solon - Inquirer.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

DOJ Chief Orders NBI to Probe Slay of Bote, Halili

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Tuesday ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to conduct a thorough probe on the deaths of Tanauan City, Batangas Mayor Antonio Halili and General Tinio, Nueva Ecija Mayor Ferdinand Bote. Guevarra said he has already given instructions to NBI Director Dante Gierran after he talked to him on Tuesday […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

‘Sniper’s nest,’ ‘disturbed grass’ found in re-enactment of Halili slay

THE ASSASSIN of Tanauan City mayor Antonio Halili of Batangas may have had help at the time of the shooting based on the “disturbance” of a grassy area where he was supposed to have fired at the local chief executive on July 2, a police official said. Chief Supt. Edward Carranza, Calabarzon regional director, said [...] The post ‘Sniper’s nest,’ ‘disturbed grass’ found in re-enactment of Halili slay appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 5th, 2018

3 persons of interest probed in Halili slay, says police official

POLICE are looking at three persons of interest in the killing of Mayor Antonio Halili of Tanauan City, Batangas, according to Chief Supt. Edward Carranza, Calabarzon regional director. Carranza said in a radio interview on Wednesday that the three persons of interest were part of two drug syndicates. “We are looking on the drug-related [angle]that [...] The post 3 persons of interest probed in Halili slay, says police official appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

PNP eyes 3 ‘persons of interest’ in Halili slay

TANAUAN CITY --- Police are looking at three persons of interest in the killing of Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili. Two of these persons were "drug-related," while the other one was not, Supt. Chitadel Gaoiran, spokesperson of the Calabarzon police, said on Tuesday. Gaoiran said, however, members of the Special Investigation Task Group-Halili did not elaborate the basis of coming up with the three personalities. "Drug-related could either mean people that must have been angered by his [Halili's] shame campaign or his (Halili's) alleged illegal drugs involvement," Gaoiran said. Asked if police were pursuing illegal drugs as the primary motive in the killing, Gaoiran said...Keep on reading: PNP eyes 3 ‘persons of interest’ in Halili slay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Palace on Ecija town mayor’s slay: We will spare no effort in getting justice

Malacaang assured the public on Tuesday that the government would "spare no effort" to bring justice for the death of Mayor Ferdinand Bote of General Tinio in Nueva Ecija. "We assure everyone that we would discharge the state obligation for every murder. We will spare no effort in getting to the bottom of this latest violent crime," Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque said in a statement. Bote was killed in an ambush in Cabanatuan Cityon Tuesdayafternoon, a day after Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili was killed during the flag raising ceremonyon Monday. "We are confident that PNP Chief, Director-General Oscar Albayalde, would be able to conduct a fair and thorough investigatio...Keep on reading: Palace on Ecija town mayor’s slay: We will spare no effort in getting justice.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Recto: Tanauan mayor s killing part of spiral of violence

The killing of a mayor who became controversial for parading drug suspects on his city's streets and was himself accused of having drug links shows that authorities in Batangas are unable to stem violence there, a senator from the province south of Manila said on Monday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 2nd, 2018

Rights group: Korean’s slay shows law breakdown

MANILA, Philippines - The alleged killing of a South Korean businessman by policemen is an indication of a breakdown in the rule of law under President Duter.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

Rights group: Korean’s slay shows law breakdown

MANILA, Philippines - The alleged killing of a South Korean businessman by policemen is an indication of a breakdown in the rule of law under President Duter.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 19th, 2017

Politics eyed in slay of Surigao Sur mayor’s wife

Bislig City Mayor Librado Navarro believes that his political rivals were involved in the killing of his wife on Saturday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 18th, 2018

Trece Martires vice mayor slay: Raps filed vs mayor - Philippine Star

Trece Martires vice mayor slay: Raps filed vs mayor - Philippine Star.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Trece Martires vice mayor slay: Raps filed vs mayor

The Cavite police filed murder and frustrated murder charges yesterday against Trece Martires Mayor Melandres de Sagun in connection with the killing of Vice Mayor Alex Lubigan last July......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Trece Martires vice mayor slay: Raps filed vs mayor

The Cavite police filed murder and frustrated murder charges yesterday against Trece Martires Mayor Melandres de Sagun in connection with the killing of Vice Mayor Alex Lubigan last July......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 13th, 2018

Cebu town mayor slay: 11 cops relieved

At least 11 police officers of Ronda town in Cebu, including the station commander, have been relieved from their posts in connection with the killing of Mayor Mariano Blanco III......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

Cops eye politics in mayor& apos;s slay - manilastandard.net

Cops eye politics in mayor's slay - manilastandard.net.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 7th, 2018

Bongbong: Critics should see bid to abolish PCGG as cue to ‘move on’

  Answering questions on the issue of his father's strongman rule, former senator Bongbong Marcos said that the proposed abolition of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) is proof that their critics should "move on." Marcos was explaining to reporters during a forum in Quezon City on Friday the reason behind the comments of her sister, Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos who asked people to move on from the issues that have hounded their family. In the process, the former lawmaker said: "PCGG has been abolished, ano pa ang gagawin natin dito?" A check on the status of the PCGG shows the agency created 35 years ago remains to be a government entity. Acc...Keep on reading: Bongbong: Critics should see bid to abolish PCGG as cue to ‘move on’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 24th, 2018

ICCC probe must observe due process, mayor says

MAYOR Jose Espinosa III advised the Sangguniang Panlungsod (SP) to observe due process and fair play in investigating the alleged controversies hounding the Iloilo City Community College (ICCC). Espinosa, a lawyer by training, said all complaints should be validated and confirmed. “In dispensing justice, we have this rule on presumption of innocence. Everyone is presumed […] The post ICCC probe must observe due process, mayor says appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsAug 21st, 2018

Slain mayor’s aide to PNP chief: Probe me

An aide of slain Tanauan, Batangas mayor Antonio Halili yesterday asked Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde to conduct a background investigation on him......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018