PANELO: joma burying self in dustbin of history

‘There is nothing dishonorable in accepting defeat” BY SILVER C. BALANZA For shooting down President Rodrigo Duterte’s overtures to reopen peace talks with communist rebels, exiled Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) founder Jose Maria “Joma” Sison is reducing himself … Continue reading PANELO: joma burying self in dustbin of history

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CCTV owners warned vs. ‘suppression of evidence’

BY SILVER C. BALANZA. Establishment owners who refuse to turn over to police authorities video footages that captured crime in their area through Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras could be accused of suppression of evidence.      At worse, they could also be charged as accessory to the crime, said Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.      A Davao City  ordinance mandates that business with capital of at least P3 million should install CCTVs in their establishments.      Duterte said businesses which refuse to cooperate with police in the solution of the crime by turning over the video footage could face harsh sanctions from … Continue reading CCTV owners warned vs. ‘suppression of evidence’

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ARRAIGNMENT OF SUSPECTS IN TY GARCIA KILLING DELAYED

Charges upgraded from homicide with robbery to kidnapping and serious illegal detention with homicide, carnapping and theft. The Regional Trial Court (RTC) in Davao City cannot yet arraign suspects charged in the killing of businessman Ramon “TY” Garcia until the … Continue reading ARRAIGNMENT OF SUSPECTS IN TY GARCIA KILLING DELAYED

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PAOLO DUTERTE: ‘Threat to security a blessing in disguise’

BY SILVER C. BALANZA      In the radar of Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, there is a positive in the warning of a dreadful specter of terrorists exploding bombs in the city. And he is not blaming President … Continue reading PAOLO DUTERTE: ‘Threat to security a blessing in disguise’

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POLICE: Acuna gunman set to surrender

The killer of Emmanuel Acuna has been identified and police is set to file charges against the gunman whom sources said has sent surrender feelers. The suspect has been identified, said Davao Police Regional Office (PRO) deputy director for operations Sr. Supt. Aaron Aquino. He did not give a name saying ongoing investigation may be jeopardized. The young lawyer, an Ateneo law graduate who worked with the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO)  before going into private practice, was shot dead late early evening of May 30 while waiting for his girlfriend along JP Laurel Avenue in Davao City. He died in … Continue reading POLICE: Acuna gunman set to surrender

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