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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

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

Row Over P96-M Gov’t Project Linked to Mayor Bote Slay

A dispute over a PHP96-million government project to promote tourism in Nueva Ecija is the motive behind the murder of General Tinio, Nueva Ecija mayor Ferdinand Bote, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said Monday. Speaking to newsmen, Police Regional Office 3 director Chief Supt. Amador Corpus said the leadership of the local Iglesia ni Cristo […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  metrocebuRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

Park contractor named brains in Nueva Ecija mayor’s slay

The murder of General Tinio town mayor Ferdinand Bote has been solved but investigators continue to pursue other individuals implicated in the crime, the Philippine National Police (PNP) said yesterday......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 17th, 2018

PNP names alleged man behind Mayor Bote slay

PNP names alleged man behind Mayor Bote slay.....»»

Category: newsSource:  cnnphilippinesRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Mastermind in mayor Bote slay identified — report

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) chief Oscar Albayalde has identified the mastermind in the killing of General Tinio, Nueva Ecija Mayor Ferdinand Bote, according to a report. Quoting Albayalde, the report identified Christian Saquilabon whose name was provided by one of the suspects who was arrested in Camarines Sur on Wednesday. Chief Supt. Amador Corpus, Police Regional [...] The post Mastermind in mayor Bote slay identified — report appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsJul 16th, 2018

Philippine city mayor killed by sniper

A standee full body portrait of Mayor Antonio Halili is seen outside his office at the municipal hall after he was shot and killed earlier in Tanauan city, Batangas province, south of Manila on Mon.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilanewsRelated NewsJul 13th, 2018

PNP launches manhunt for mastermind in Mayor Bote slay - Rappler

PNP launches manhunt for mastermind in Mayor Bote slay - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

PNP launches manhunt for mastermind in Mayor Bote slay

MANILA, Philippines – Following the arrest of two suspects in the killing of Nueva Ecija, General Tinio Mayor Ferdinand Bote , the Philippine National Police (PNP) now knows the identity of the alleged mastermind in his killing. PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde revealed the progress in the probe on ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

2 suspects in Mayor Bote slay nabbed in Camarines Sur

Two of the suspected killers of General Tinio town Mayor Ferdinand Bote, were using this Toyota Avanza, when they were arrested in a checkpoint in Barangay Cabasag, Del Gallego, Camarines Sur on We.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philippinetimesRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

LOOK: Alleged vehicle in Vice Mayor Lubigan slay found in Maragondon - Rappler

LOOK: Alleged vehicle in Vice Mayor Lubigan slay found in Maragondon - Rappler.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018

LOOK: Alleged vehicle in Vice Mayor Lubigan slay found in Maragondon

MANILA, Philippines – The alleged Toyota Hilux used by the killers of Trece Martires City Vice Mayor Alexander Lubigan was found by local police in Maragondon town in Cavite. The vehicle was found tilted over the Mabaco-Pantihan Bridge in Barangay Tulay B, around 26 kilometers from where Lubigan was ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 11th, 2018