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What Went Before: The ‘Davao Death Squad ‘



Vice mayor Rodrigo Duterte

In 2009, then Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte found himself in the middle of a Commission on Human Rights inquiry into a spate of vigilante-style killings in his turf that had claimed over 800 victims since 1998.

Many of the victims purportedly had criminal records, giving rise to suspicions that the so-called Davao Death Squad were behind their deaths. That the killers appeared to move with impunity led some to accuse Duterte of being behind the vigilante group.

Duterte was the Davao City congressman when the killings started in 1998. He was elected mayor in 2001 and reelected to the post in 2004 and 2007.

“If you are doing an illegal activity in my city, if you are a criminal or part of a syndicate that preys on the innocent people of the city, for as long as I am the mayor, you are a legitimate target of assassination,” Duterte was quoted as saying at the height of the controversy.

But Duterte denied that a death squad was operating in the city and blamed the killings on gang wars, rivalries in the illegal drugs trade and personal grudges.

In 2010, he was elected vice mayor while his daughter, Sara, became mayor. Inquirer Research


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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/X7JZFN52AN5ZAGDMO4NHQ5KCRM newname

    go vice mayor Duterte mahal ka ng mga Davawenyo at walang makakapantay sa ginagawa mo. Kung walang Duterte sa Davao wala ring peace and prosperity ang Davao at yan ang itamin sa kokote ng mga taga Human Rights. Nuong panahon na halos patayan dito sa Davao since I was born that was 1970 pa kahit ang mga parents ko ay nag aatubiling lumabas ng bahay baka matiyempuhan mabaril sa labas kasi ang mga rebelde dito wala pakialam na babaril na lang ng tao kahit wala kang kasalanan at ginawan ka lang ng estorya ng mga tsismosa. Pero nuong dumating na ang Duterte sa buhay naming mga Davawenyo naiba ang lahat kahit matulog ka sa labas walang gagambala sa yo. Malinis ang Davao bawal magtapon ng basura kahit saan, marami nang negosyante ang namumuhunan dito, at ang pinakabawal dito ang mga kriminal. Dapat ang mga CHR ay noon pa sana nakikialam yan bakit ngayon lang dahil matiwasay na ang Davao? Ibig sabihin na pampagulo lang ang mga yan……Di dapat pagkatiwalaan….

    • patriotic_act

      the government should put the main office of CHR in mindanao

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/AEOVNNFIDPMJDO4VQ4UCJMSEG4 meg

      kapag ang isang negosyo o produkto ay monopoliya, pumapasok ang abuso. Sa politika, kapag isang dynastiya na ang namamahala , pumapasok na ang abuso kasi wla nang namumuna sa kanila. simula nang akoy makaboto hanggang last 3 previous elections, duterte ako dati pero ngayon di na. gusto ko may check ang balance para walang abuso. lets vote wisely. lets support anti-epal.

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Mga criminal naman pala ang mga tina target kaya ok lang yan!

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      Suspected.

      Pano pag napa dalaw ka sa Davao at yung mga friends mo i label ka na batikan na Drug Pusher.  Tapos, plantahan ka ng ilang kilong tawas at sabihin shabu iyon?

      Diba masamang joke.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

      Ano kaya ang mangyari kung wala na ang mga Kriminal…?

  • http://noorlucman.wordpress.com/wp-admin/post-new.php Noor_Lucman

    Leave Davao City alone. People feel safe in a clean and secured environment, where all Mindanaoans live side by side in peace and harmony together. Davao City is the blueprint for the future of Mindanao. 

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

       I feel safe in walking the port bay area in Dumaguete, I don’t think extra judicial killings were responsible for that, do I?

      • mon key

        may TAMA ka ‘tol! I raise my mug of beer for you! see you at Hayahay Tree house!

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

        You can not compare the criminal situation problem of Dumaguete and Davao.
        It would be like the difference in handling FIVE people and THIRTY people.

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        Agreed.

        Like I posted, based on a posters previous post where population of Davao is at 1.5M while M.Mla has it at 12M, some poster have the opinion that criminality is rampant that ordinary citizens are worried every night that lawless elements might come and kill everyone while they sleep.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SRZX4KS3LXYDDQZNLW464YQG3I Rodel

    Hope the Philippines will have national leaders like him. Yes I lived in Davao City, what a peaceful and beautiful city. It is now catching up with Cebu. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

      It has the potential of over-taking Cebu and any other city, outside of MManila.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_XALR35ENV2XKV327BZGZ7Q5Z5Q Ernesto

    ok ang davao  city mayor dapat lahat na mayor ganyan sa davao  mayor may guts sa pag sugpo ng krimen,di katulad nang iba dyan  takot ,baka di iboboto pag election ,bakit sa davao panalo pa rin ang mga duterte kasi di sila namomolitika.gets nyo.

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

       Bakit ang buong pilipinas galit sa martial law, specifically duon sa mga nawala na tao during that time.

      And yet, you subscribe to the idea that it is better to implement the same in Davao.

      Did you not learn your lesson?

      • generalproblem

        hindi po lahat ng tao galit sa martial maniwala ka ang galit lang sa martial law ay mga komunista. ako gusto ko martial law kasi kontrolado ang mga sira ulo.

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        Agreed.

        “specifically duon sa mga nawala na tao during that time.”

        I do not hate the Martial Law in its entirety. But a lot of celebrated actions are focused on the extra judicial killings which, the general pop does not condone. Hence, the specification above.

      • generalproblem

        so dont tell the whole world na ang buong pilipinas galit sa martial law. at saka yang mga nawawalang tao na yan ay inuulit ko mga komunista yan either na pinatay ng kapwa komunista para pagbintangan ang militar para magalit ang tao sa gob. the commnunist bomb the mendiola rally to blame the govt tanungin mo si joma sya nag utos and that is a fact dahil inamain na ng mga komunista yan.

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        “so dont tell the whole world na ang buong pilipinas galit sa martial law.”

        Ummm no.

        Galit ang buong pilipinas sa “specifically duon sa mga nawala na tao during that time.”

        “at saka yang mga nawawalang tao na yan ay inuulit ko mga komunista yan either na pinatay ng kapwa komunista para pagbintangan ang militar para magalit ang tao sa gob.”

        Ummm. no.

        You have no idea what you are talking about. If you do, then present your facts and sources, I shall be ready to refute with mine.

        Having been well versed in OPLAN MISSING LINK, my group have extracted some assets successfully.

        “the commnunist bomb the mendiola rally to blame the govt tanungin mo si joma sya nag utos and that is a fact dahil inamain na ng mga komunista yan.”

        Agreed.

      • joshua kings

        “kontrolado ang mga sira ulo.”
        you must be talking about/referring to yourself, ano? lol….

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

        Ang mga pabor sa naranasan natin sa ‘martial law’ ay yung mga tao nga nakinabang dito.

        Eh, paano naman sa karamihan nga pinaghirapan dito sa martial law dahil sa mga abuso nga ginawa nang mga tao nga may kapangyarihan(authoritative powers)…?

      • generalproblem

        i am referring to you..sira ulo

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/KAAEZZZL7OMMZ5K4KCFETADLSM jerome

        There is a lot difference when Martial Law was brought down than having this justice system in davao. Yes we all learned from that experience and yet we haven’t done anything. We would choose to look the other way than help our own country men. How many witness decided just to keep quiet rather than speak up.  And lets not compare this with martial law, I live through those times and right now the very essence of that era is lost if not lost construded and most people right now doesn’t really know the what really happen the only thing that they can recall is the countless human rights violation that were committed that they keep on comparing with the criminal acts nowadays. Right now we need someone to stand up to this kind of people and do something rather than just sit behind their desk and compute for statistics. Davao is a great place and I admire that kind of justice system

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        Martial Law….

        Very well, agreed.

        “Davao is a great place and I admire that kind of justice system”

        Then let’s agree to disagree about ‘that kind of justice system.’

        I too lived there for a time, and still maintains that it is a great place to live. You must understand that life in Davao and your Dutertes sense of justice are two separate facts which I treat as such. While I admire the the former, I abhor the latter as I follow the laws our (fore) fathers made for all filipinos.

      • philmarz

        Where did you live there?,what year ?  maybe not or never,

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        I would go play hide and seek with parago.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

        Life in Davao City is great…, now, not because it was so from the start (let say, about 20 years ago).
        You should have been there & lived there, around those times (1995~2000) for you to say that “it is a great place to live”…, as compared to now.

        At any rate…, I approve of your love and adherence to the law.

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        did. 94.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

        It is how “Martial Law” is handled is the big difference why people have varying opinion of this form of government.

        Another way that a modified “martial law” was applied with 
        an overall acceptance of “flying colors” was when 
        Pres. Lee Kuan Yew was the P.M. of Singapore…, 1960~1990.

        The “KEY” is the absolute necessity of having a “GOOD” Leader.
        (from there, one could see the difficulty of making this form of gov’t…, work)

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        I agree.

        Martial law per se is good. The marcos implementation was a failure of sorts. Filipinos nowadays cringe at the mention of Martial Law, not knowing that governments around south east asia are more of ‘Martial Rule’ bordering Authocratic NORMALLY. And that they have surpassed us in many aspects.

        Simply, our people’s previous experience put a distaste for wrong implementation of Martial Law, that they see no good reason for it, and that nothing can tell them otherwise. And to our detriment.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/AEOVNNFIDPMJDO4VQ4UCJMSEG4 meg

      istoryaheeee……di namumulitika? bkit puro mga mahirap lang na kriminal ang namamatay? bkit yong mga mayaman at anak ng political scion na gumagawa ng kalokohan, buhay pa rin? taga davao ka ba?

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

         OO nga, bakit implicated anak ni Duterte, pero walang shoot to kill order?

    • etsubayno_64

       Ernesto si rody ay hindi pa mayor. wala siyang karapatan mag astang mayor. dapat si sarah ang nagbunganga.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TP6YY66XPT63YFGHDKYTMIO4CM Daniel

    When real crooks, hoodlums and scourge of society are eliminated…..no problem…..peace-loving-people can only express their sigh of relief.

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      This is just answering the problem with an even more disgraceful solution.

      If the problem is that the cops cannot catch the robbers, then the problem is with the cops.  Re educate them, give the the latest in technology. etc.

      You do not create a vigilante force just because your police cannot be as efficient, dba.

      People say Davao is very progressive, then I’m sure they can supply the know-how that would make the police force comparable to Japan’s police force able to solve 90~95% of criminal cases filed.

  • kmario

    Inggit lang kayo sa Davao!

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      Umm, no.

      You can have your brand of justice, hanggang magka ubusan kayo. Then we the reasonable ones, who believe if in the rule of law will stand in Davao to bury all your carcasses.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/KAAEZZZL7OMMZ5K4KCFETADLSM jerome

        Unless you are doing something wrong in davao there is no reason for you to be targeted. And if you haven’t have any encounters with any lawless elements here in manila then good for  you and may you never encountered one. Lets see you reason with this kind of people who you cannot rehabilitate to be part of the society if you are on this kind of situations. I don’t think that one can achieve justice by sending this kinds of people to jail, for this kind of people are those whose core can not be change anymore. The is no more justice for those 2 kids that have been gunned down last week in Q.C. nor the 14 yr old kind who is just standing in front of the store. Lawless elements here in manila are thriving because there is nothing for them to fear. Lets see you reason with this kind of people when you or any member of your family is starring in front of a barrel of a gun or worst dead.

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        “Unless you are doing something wrong in davao there is no reason for you to be targeted.”

        And who does the targeting? Is this the same people who decides you are a villain? Say for example Mayor Duterte’s son has been implicated with Yu, who is to say Yu has the right to live, and the Duterte junior can live? Would that be the same Mayor Duterte who has everything to gain when Yu can no longer implicate Duterte junior’s role in the crime?

        Simply put, someone who has interest in a criminal case cannot be made to decide who lives and who dies. Someone who executes the law (cops, mayor, executive offices of the government) cannot be the ones to decide who lives and who dies. Someone who does not follow the law (by subscribing to unlawful acts like extra-judicial justice) cannot be the ones who should decide who lives and who dies.

        “And if you haven’t have any encounters with any lawless elements here in manila then good for you and may you never encountered one.”

        Lawless elements are relatively everywhere, including Davao. Let us not kid ourselves that, at least. Yu has been operating in Davao hence, criminality is there too, as a matter of example.

        Our only problem is that the methods of disposing criminality seems different. The law says otherwise, some people in Davao seems to think that revenge IS justice.

        “Lets see you reason with this kind of people who you cannot rehabilitate to be part of the society if you are on this kind of situations. I don’t think that one can achieve justice by sending this kinds of people to jail, for this kind of people are those whose core can not be change anymore.”

        And for that, do they have to die?

        Tell me, is life so cheap in there that those we cannot change we kill? A life sentence is at most 30 years.

        “The is no more justice for those 2 kids that have been gunned down last week in Q.C. nor the 14 yr old kind who is just standing in front of the store. Lawless elements here in manila are thriving because there is nothing for them to fear.”

        While my heart bleeds for them, this doesn’t diminish the fact that it too can happen in Davao. Just as a bus accident which claim the same number of lives anywhere in the country. It happens. I dunno the circumstances of what happened, but allow me my suppositions.

        And it happened last week, who is to say that the perpetrators have not been caught? Do you know the full circumstances of crime? What if the gunner happens to have the same mentality as that of VM Duterte, and decided that justice must prevail, and that these actions were emulated from the same actions the Davao Death Squad has done to the so called ‘criminals.’

        Bullied children have retaliated before, and in kind, as proven not only here but in other countries as well. What if one kid decides he had not enough, and by virtue of what ever justice Duterte has for killing ‘criminals’ would be enough justification for that same kid serve death sentences to those that done him wrong.

        “Lets see you reason with this kind of people when you or any member of your family is starring in front of a barrel of a gun or worst dead.”

        I would assume you are referring to what I would do after?

        I would follow the law. No matter how it hurts or how I wait for justice to turn, I would.

        What about you?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/KAAEZZZL7OMMZ5K4KCFETADLSM jerome

        Whatever method we do there will always be complain nor apprehension on what we do. Lest we do the old way of incarcerating them and holding them until they die, like nowadays criminals are just not scared anymore hold them there for all they care they have free food courtesy of tax payers money, they have shelter and they have protection and still go on with their operations even on the inside, or the other way kill them and send a strong message to other criminals that they don’t have a place here but the problem is who is do decide who dies or not. Yes killing criminals is not the only solution and yes we need something concrete to deter them from doing such things. And should the time comes that I need to pull the trigger to kill someone for doing such thing I would only to protect those people around me for people right now does not care for those others around but only for themselves

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        Agreed, but…

        “And should the time comes that I need to pull the trigger to kill someone for doing such thing I would only to protect those people around me…”

        It should be at a time when you protect the people at their DIRE and IMMEDIATE need for protection.

        The difference is that, without those characteristics bold, they would be murder.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/KAAEZZZL7OMMZ5K4KCFETADLSM jerome

    So whats wrong with this type of justice atleast in Davao you can walk on the streets with no worries that you might be targeted by criminal elements. Unlike here in Manila you cant seem to trust anyone or your always scared to walk around and not knowing what would happen. I hope that this brand of justice be also enforced here. How many victims had been save if this was done before. Puro pa pogi lang ang mga nasa City hall at mga nasa pulis sad to say kadalasan sila pa ang may mga alaga sa mga ito….tsk tsk..how I wish that Mayor Duterte be the DILG head para pati mga nasa government matakot din.

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      “So whats wrong with this type of justice atleast in Davao you can walk
      on the streets with no worries that you might be targeted by criminal
      elements.”

      The thing that is wrong with this kind of justice is that it answers to no-one. One day you could be walking on the streets of Davao, then another day you could be branded by someone as the ‘villain’ as you are led to your hole in the ground.

      And who is going to judge you are villain or not? The same people who executes you, and is not subject to law upon themselves?

      • philmarz

        May you or kindly site an example that it happen in Davao City, except the killings done by the NPAs.

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        I beg pardon, but I don’t see the point. Whether it was done by the NPA or not.

        You must understand, it is NOT that I do rejoice the fact that there are no NPA’s walking around Davao simply because Duterte may have rid of them.

        It is that some ordinary people NO longer walk Davao because Duterte may have rid of them.

        Simply, NPA or ordinary people suspected of criminal offense, what is wrong, is wrong.

  • patriotic_act

    IMHO as long as the people of davao see it fits and they themselves dont complain then the CHR should leave them alone.

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      No, not unless they are no longer part of the republic, then they can set up their own laws.  Kill on mere suspicion or when enough complaints have been made such that the DDS can forfeit one’s life.

      edited to add:

      And the presumption of guilt is just either a nod of the mayor, or mere complaints (no matter how unfounded) of wrong doings.

      • patriotic_act

        I respect your opinion but I am otherwise in support of how the Duterte’s run davao city.

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        Agreed.

      • Diepor

        You respect an opinion but not a human life. Start being pro life not pro death.

      • patriotic_act

        tell that to the criminals

    • philmarz

      very correct. hope some people stay in Davao City, before the post a negative comments.

      • Diepor

        I agree, espesially traffic violaters shoul be killed, they are a risk to others.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/AEOVNNFIDPMJDO4VQ4UCJMSEG4 meg

    sa davao, bkit kung isa kang mahirap na kriminal, patay agad? pero kung mayaman ka at anak ng mga political scion sa mindanao na gumagawa ng kalokohan at krimen sa davao, buhay pa rin…..bkit kaya?

  • Mark Philip Wu

    Ang galing no, we’re so against abortion, we’re so against the death penalty kasi ang catholic catholic daw natin, pero pag dating sa killings without a trial, killings just because you’re a criminal, wala tayong problema sa kanila? 

    Everyone who is for this, just who controls who gets killed or not? Pano nyo nasisigurado na lahat ng napatay, sila nga gumawa ng krimen? E pag may na-accuse or na-frame na innocent pala, pano na yun? Ang dali lang naman pala mag-assassinate sa Davao. Frame up mo lang, then Duterte will do the rest. 

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/AYSEHQ4V2TGMYDTQTTSBVJIAYU ernie

      hey mark, mukhang relative mo yata si baktin yu..kaya ganyan ka na lang kumokontra sa pamamalakad ng davao govt’

      • Mark Philip Wu

        Or maybe dahil… mali ang ginagawa nila? E kung ang galing galing ng Davao government, e bakit ang ibang bansa na mas mababa pa ang crime rate satin, nagagawa nila ng hindi pinapatay lahat katulad ni Duterte? Sila nagagawa nila tapos sa atin ang paraan lang ay patayin sila lahat?

      • philmarz

        Ibang bansa , ibang ugali, , stay in downtown Davao City to experience the place with regards to peace n order, huwag lang traffic chaos,sa Matina and Bajada, Lanang  he he he

  • Mark Philip Wu

    The killings that the people of Davao wholeheartedly seem to approve is the same kind of impunity that led to the Ampatuan massacre. They kill with their private army like it’s no one’s business and do the people of Maguindanao revolt against them? No

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/KAAEZZZL7OMMZ5K4KCFETADLSM jerome

      There is a difference with the Ampatuan killing, that is not vigilante nor dark justice but of pure political killing

    • virgo57

      Ang layo naman ng comparison mo mansanas vs. lemon taga saan ka na brod.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

    Death squads should never be tolerated.
    Pero sa totoo lang, mas safe at peaceful sa Davao City, kaysa sa NCR, Cebu, Baguio.

    • Mark Philip Wu

      But you cannot seriously compare the crime rate of Davao, with 1.5 million people to Metro Manila, with nearly 12 million people and being the hub of the country.

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        Hmmm. Makes sense

        Kinda reminds me of the infamous Bermuda Triangle.

        Everyone thought it was mysterious, then they tracked traffic and found out that since there were more vehicles plying it, then the number of accidents that occur seems to be higher than anywhere else.

        If your statistics are true, then lets say there is 1 criminal every 500k people, then you have 3 criminals in Davao and 24 criminals in Metro Manila.

        Perhaps with Duterte, those criminals are down to 1. The big cheese, so to speak. 

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/AX7A65HBPOATKIEDV77LOLRVUM Colokoy

        How many Mayors , Policemen &
        Generals in Metro Manila compared in Davao City??

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        I don’t see the point of the question. Please expound so that I may answer as best I can.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KF2TCBJ2AUC7VIPR3TACWUGITE Rednaxela VD

        Mga U  LOL

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        point well taken.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/AX7A65HBPOATKIEDV77LOLRVUM Colokoy

        We can compare, Only 1 Mayor in Davao City.

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

       Sa loyola, safe din.

  • philmarz

    The author might be a little out dated, the so called salvage didn’t started 1998, it started earlier, even earlier. that Rod Duterte was still a small boy,like me, i’m a little older than him.  remember the Magnificent 7 of former  LTS. it helps clean Davao City, Ask Juan Mercado, one of your writer, i  wrote some years ago as a reply to his article about the killings in Davao City, but for us from Davao City, sorry to post it, it makes our city, a little crime-free compare to most and other city in the Philippines, come election 2013, the justification is on the ballots

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

    no problem for me as long as they level the playing field and let the so called ‘criminals’ fight it out squarely, then let’s see what happens.

  • joshua kings

    duterte family is one political dynasty; their foothold on davao politics is being strenthened day by day….nograles made some wrong choices and decisions during the incumbency of gma but they are a good antidote to the dutertes. 
    the patriarch is now pushing for his son to succeed him, just like senator enrile.
    10-20 years from now, his grandchildren will be your mayor and congressman.

    in a democracy, a one-man rule backed up by terror, is not acceptable.
    davaoenos, wisen up!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/RYQGSRIMJ3GC7DYF5VP5XUDYSY DENN

      Sorry we are not buying your political agenda! We are wise, that’s why we choose Duterte as a leader of Davao City instead of Nograles who is known here as a corrupt politician…gets mo!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/MJFXCRSCXRWPLL42QQKSINC3AQ Mamerto

    It’s a pity that the CHR is being used by powers with “political ends”.

    CHR to be regarded as performing on a “level field” should have concerns for the “LEFT” as well as the “RIGHT”

  • Stuubs

    For a crime free Philippines …..Rod Duterte  for President ! 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GYYFBINDMTZHM6TDHPB667452M agustin

       Duterte is not a member of LP ,NP, NPC etc. for Duterte to be president, you have to campaign for anti dynasty.

  • pilato47

    Decent governance is not compatible with kangaroo justice. Better to burn all law books that defines the constitutional rights and the guarantee of the presumption of innocence until proven otherwise. 

    • 7_mgawalanghiyakayo

      Mr pilato isa ka rin siguro sa mga salarin ng bayan o gustong maghasik ng lagim sa davao kaso lang wala kang lugar doon, ilang milyon man ang maboung libro na batas kung ang magpatupad nito ay di tulad ni Duterte kawawa parin ang taong bayan. Taga Cebu po ako, nakapunta ako sa Davao ng isang linggo, gusto ko nang lumipat doon, doon pwedeng gamitin ang mamahaling gadget, ang linis ng lugar ang dagat napakalinis, walang dinamita habang ikaw ay lumangoy sa public beaches kasabay mo ang mga isda. napakaganda sa Davao at iyan ay dahil sa pamumuno ng mga Duterte…. 

      • pilato47

        Kung ang tao bay tumutupad sa batas ay salarin ? Ang pagka-ignorante mo na man. Taga cebu ka sige bisayain ko ito. Kon ang imong anak parente ‘o ikaw ba gidudahan nga drug dealer ‘o kawatan ba,malipay ka ba kon isalvage ka dayon nga walay exactong imbestigasyon pinaagi sa hustisya sa atong corte ? Do you love to die without a day in court to determine if you are guilty or not ? You still have to grow up lots Mr. Walanghiya..

      • jorgii0550

        solomon bago ka magsalita alamin mo muna yung mnga pinagsasabi mo nagmumukha ka tuloy tanga……yang pinag papatay na mga kriminal ehh mga repeat offenders na yan yung pabalik balik nalang sa kulungan hindi na nagbabago.

        isipin mo ito ano kaya ang mararamdaman mo kung isa sa mahal mo sa buhay ay mapahamak sa mga kriminal na labas masok na sa bilanguan?

      • pilato47

        Kahit na repeat offenders, if you are a Christian let alone a law abiding citizen, do you advocate, putting the law into your own hands? Where in the civilized world can you find this barbaric acts? We have our courts, everybody is entitled to have a day in court even how hardened criminal a person is there is no exception . Let the law work it’s own course. Ok, put it this way, pag ang labas-pasok na criminal ay anak mo or relatives mo are you happy that they will be summarily executed with out giving them a chance to have a day in court ? or let us say ikaw mismo, ang patayin, dahil labas pasok ka na, tatahimik ba ang kaluluwa mo ? Puera kung sabihin mo na ikaw ay taong loog sa lansangan, I can forgive you for that.

      • jorgii0550

        Christian are all hypocrites their religion is full of barbaric acts just read your bible…… yes I would gladly give away my son or relatives if they are repeat offenders  if its me I would jump over the bridge.

      • 7_mgawalanghiyakayo

        Hustisya? imbestigasyon sa korte? ipasabot kuno kung unsa pa nga klasing imbestigasyon sa nahitabo sa maguindanao pila na katuig nakadawat naba ug hustisya ang pamilya sa gimasaker sa mga ampatuan? ayaw pakabuta bungol sa dagan sa hustisya sa ato nasud abugago aw abugado ka tingali maong dili ka gusto sa paagi ni duterte kay dili naka makawarta sa mga carnaper kay dili na madala sa hukmanang baluktot nga ang sayop tul iron aron lang makakwarta ang abogago aw abogado pareha nimo…. pasensya ha……

      • pilato47

        If I am a lawyer, it’s non of anybody’s business. You are very funny my friend, as I said, you still have to grow up heaps. I hope that you are a perfect person that one day would not need the services of a lawyer. I must tell you, that you are no longer in the jungle, and please be aware that your feet is now standing on the grounds of civilization. You are telling me about Maguindanao. Is your own machinery of justice, better than what we have now that deals this case ? Don’t give me a case example because you do not know how our courts work. Those prosecutors are not supermen that can deal more than a 100 accused in a matter of speedy lightning. Definitely pasensyahan kita dahil hindi mo alam ang mga sinasabi mo. My friend, no body likes criminals. I myself has been a statistic. Nabiktima rin ako sa bukas kotse, my house has been burgled. Because I am a christian, and I know the law, I was happy that the offenders were punished in accordance with what they have done wrong and within the bounds of the law. hindi yung mentalidad mo na “isalvage” because if you do that, you are more of a criminal than the one you want to be summarily executed before the eyes of the law and the eyes of God.

      • 7_mgawalanghiyakayo

        MY FRIEND ABOGAGO LIKE YOU, LIKE CRIMINALS FOR SURE PABORITO KA NILA BULAG SA KATUTUHANAN AS WHAT YOU ADMIT. I MAY NOT KNOW HOW OUR COURTS WORK BUT BASE FOR SO MANY CASES THAT INCLUDE WEALTHY PERSONALITIES COURT ARE BALUKTOT AS YOU. TINGNAN MO SI ECLEO NA HATULAN NGA PERO NASAAN SIYA NGAYON, BAKIT PINAGPILITAN PA NG ABOGAGO NIYA DATI PARA LANG MAKAPAG PYANSA AT NANGAKO NA HINDI TATAKBO SA BATAS SI ECLEO NASAAN NA SIYA NGAYON. ILAN BANG BUHAY ANG NAWALA DAHIL SA KANYA AT IPINAGLABAN NG BALUKTOT PA ABUGADO TULAD SAU. MASAYANGAN KAYO NA MAWALA ANG MGA TAONG KRIMINAL PERO DI KAYO MASAYANGAN SA MGA TAONG KINAKAILANGAN SA NG BAYAN….

      • pilato47

        Well, I am not sure kung sa habang buhay mo hindi mo kailangan ang abogado. Hindi ko ipinagmalaki ang pagka abogado ko, but I want to let you know na kahit wala pa akong cliente, mabubuhay pa rin ako, at I am proud to tell you na marami akong natulongan na mga poor farmers sa rural areas ng, southern Mindanao. Ang servicio ko ay “pro bono”(free) na inaapi sa mga mayamang Florendo at iba pa na hindi binayaran ng fair price ng kanilang lupain for plantation cultivation. Huwag kang magsalita ng ganyan tongkol sa pagkatao ko dahil hindi mo alam kung ano ang social standing ko. Siguro mas masuerte ako sa iyo na naging abogado ako at ikaw baka hanggang tamla ka lang, but I am sure makatulong ako sa’yo bilang araw. Ayaw ko makipagargumento sa mga salitang kantohan,Sa style mo sa pagsulat nga comments ay lahat capital letters na ibig sabihin ay walang “manners” na magsali sa forum. So, alam kon na ang pagkatao mo. I wish you will be educated a little bit first before contributing to decent media and forums, thank you..

      • 7_mgawalanghiyakayo

        IN TERMS OF SOCIAL STANDING WALANGWALA AKO SAYO DAHIL NASA HIMPAPAWID KAYO AT AKOY NASA LUPA LANG, PERO ITO TANDAAN MO PUPUNTA KARIN SA LUPA KUNG SAAN D KA SANAY BAKA ANO PA MANGYARI SAYO PAGKA NANDITO KANA, BAKA KAKAPIT KA SA TAMLA,,,SABIHIN NATIN NA SALITANG KANTUHAN TONG SAKIN PERO ITO ANG KARAPATDAT KASO LANG D INTERESTED KASE SA GANITONG PARAAN D KA MAGKAPERA..ABOGADO KA PALA DAPAT MATALAS PAG IISIP MO DAPAT ALAM MO KUNG BAKIT CAPITAL LETTERS LAHAT GINAMIT KO. GINAMIT KO TO DAHIL D MO NGA NAKITA ANG 14 NA SASAKYAN NA CARNAP NI YU ANG LALAKI NON NAGHAHANAP KAPA NG BASIHAN PARA MAPATUNAYAN NA NAGKASALA SI YU O BAKA PERA HANAP MO D EBIDENSYA… KAYA CAPITAL LETTERS TO PARA KAHIT PAANO MAY MAKITA KA NA PARA MAN LANG ANINO….CORRECTION PLEASE…….. PUBLIC MEDIA AND FORUMS, NOT ONLY FOR DECENT PERSON NA ANG AKALA NYA KAYO LANG ANG TAMA… PERO PWEDE NA RIN PARA LANG SAU TAMA SA KA BALUKTOTAN….. GOD BLESS YOU, SANA MALIWANAGAN ANG PANINGIN AT NG MAKITA MO ANG TUNAY NA KATUTUHAN D LANG TUNAY NA PERA……

      • pilato47

        Wala akong kinalaman sa mga sinasbi mong carnapping, hindi yun ang tima ng discusyon natin, lumayo ka sa pinagusapan. Ikaw rin ang natamaan sa baloktot na argumento. I forgive ignorant people but not those who are ignorant of the law and who do not want to know what civilization is. Pera ? Aba sino kaya sa ating dalawa ang nangangailangan ng pera. Buti pa lumabas ka na sa lansangang principyo mo at sumali ka sa civilisasyon at ampunin mo ang pagiging matoto sa tamang derection. You still have to learn big my friend. Thank you.

      • 7_mgawalanghiyakayo

        Malayo na nga discusyon natin na na mention yung carnapping pero nandyan parin kasi si Mr yu naman ang subject dito eh…. na hinusgahan ng karamihan na nagkasala dahil sa carnap niyang sasakyan na natuklasan doon sa bodega niya na nagpatunay na siya nagkasala. ang karamihan sumang ayon kay duterte na nagkasala si Mr. Yu dahil sa ebedensya pero sabi mo supected palang . seguro Your HOror aw your Honor nasa tamang pag iisip kapa yata sa palagay paano kaya napunta ang mga sasakyan na yon sa bodega ni Mr. Yu kusang dila doon sa mga may ari? at sinuspitasahan lang ng taong bayan at ni duterte carnap niya yon. kaya ayon sayo suspekted lang? At sinabi mong wala kang alam sa carnapping na yan, nagbasa kaba bago ka nagcomment kung ano ang dahilan bakit naging topic ito at anu ang pinagmulan sa issue kung bakit lumabas ulit ang pangalan ni duterte? Matagal na akong nakalabas sa lansangan at pagpiliin ko parin ang principyong lansangan na sinabi mo kay sa sumama sa civilisasyon mo at sundin yong tamang direction na sinabi ang pag alaga ng criminal. Kung pera ang pag usapan seguro napakarami mong pera pero d ako segurado na pinaghirapan mo yan na walang tao na nasasaktan oo pinaghirapan mo yan, pinaghirapan paano paipanalo ang mali maloko ang mag tao na tama ang ipinaglaban mo mali…. kay sa maliit kung pera kumpara sau pero talagang pinaghipan ko to. malayo man sa pamilya, kinurap ng gobyerno ang pera na luha at talagang sariling pawis ang pinagmulan at atleast napakain ko sila sa tamang pinangalingan ng pera…………..

      • pilato47

        hindi sa pagano man, siguro sa lahat na abogado sa aking batch, ako ang pinakamaraming cliente karamihan mga pulubi pero ako rin ang pinakapulubi na abogado, pero tama na sakin na  akoy makapag-aral sa tatlong anak ko, at ikaapat yung ampon ko galing orphanage. Mayaman man ako pero hindi sa pera pero sa aking pagtulong sa mga taong inaapi sa mga mayaman at gobierno. Wala akong pinili kahit sino ang lumapit sa akin. I consider it a wealth all the help I have extended to poor people/ Ganyan ang principyo ko sa aking buhay N akulong pa ako dahil lang sa aking pagtulong sa mga tao na inaapi sa systema kaya I am very sad to hear people discribing me like you do. Yan ang sabi kong baloktot na mga sinasabi opposite to my christian principle and respect of the law. I will forgive you for this kasi you do not know what you are saying and what you are doing.

      • 7_mgawalanghiyakayo

        sana totoo lahat sinabi mo dahil kayo mga abogado galing nyo gumawa ng storya,,,,, at batay sa mga unang post baliktad yata ang ihip ng hangin mo ngayon kaya di parin ako naniwala sayo,,, Kung makapang api ka o makapagsalita parang kung sinong na ikaw nalang ang mayroon lahat, at walang alam ang iba kung anu ang nangyayari sa paligid. At ngayon biglang ganyan nakakatawa ka minsan.Tatalab din pala ang mga salita sa isang taong galing sa lansangan at ka uri sa isang TAMLA… kaya kadudaduda parin ang bigla mong pagbaba yan ang hirap paggaling ka sa taas ang daming kumplekasyon bago makababa di tulad sakin sanay sa baba. di ba?Majority of the people of the REPUBLIC OF THE PHILIPPINES want to respect and abide the law dahil napakaganda ng mga batas natin kaso lang the LAW ITSELF never respect and abide on it. but there are a lot of people who really value the word “‘LOVE” yong mga taong nagmamahal talaga ng bayan,kalikasan taumbayan mga mahal nila sa buhay, at nakakita na kakita na ang batas ay d patas kaya gumawa ng rariling batas na nagwoowork out naman at yan ang nangyari sa davao.

      • pilato47

        May kasabihan na ang magnanakaw iniisip nya na lahat na tao na kasalubong nya ay magnanakaw rin.

      • 7_mgawalanghiyakayo

        TO DETERMINE IN COURT IS” IF YOU MONEY OR NOT” NOT IF YOU ARE GUILTY OR NOT?  ANG KATONG 14 KA CARNAP NGA SAKYANAN SA BODEGA NI MR. YU KUWANG PABATO NGA ARON PAGMATUOD NGA SIYA CARNAPER ANG MGA FAKE NGA PLATE NUMBER UNSA MAN TO PLANTED TO TANAN. I MAY STILL NEED TO GROW UP A LOT BUT YOU ARE IN THE STAGE OF DRAINING OR YOUR MENTALLITY START DECOMPOSING. TAMA LANG PANGALAN MO PILATO KASING PANGALAN SA NAGPALANSANG SA KRUS NI JESUS. TAPOS HUGAS KAMAY. KUNG ABOGAGO ay ABOGADO KA ILAN NA KAYA ANG NAPAKULONG NA WALANG KASALANAN KASI BALUKTOT KA EH….. BULAG SA KATUTUHANAN…….. 

      • pilato47

        Mr. Walang hiya, Talagang bulag ako sa mga katotohanan mas lalo na ang batas sa lansangan tulad sa alam mo.Nasabi ko to dahil pinalabas mo na ang tunay na pakatao at sa principyo mo. Wala na akong ma-isabi dahil hindi ka pala cristyanos.

      • 7_mgawalanghiyakayo

        HAHAHA!!!!! KULANG YUNG SINABI MO DAPAT BALUKTOT na ABOGAGO ay ABOGADO KAYA BULAG SA KATUTUHANA AYAN TANGGAP MONA BINANGGIT MO PA NA CHRISTIAN KA AY LIAR KA PALA…. at SABIHIN MO WALA KANANG MASABI DAHIL SAPOL KANA SA KABALUKTOTAN MO D DAHIL SA HINDI AKO KRISTYANOS PA DETERMINE DETERMINE IN COURT KAPA GUILTY OR NOT… NAKALANTAD NA NGA ANG 14 CARNAP NA SASAKYAN AT FAKE NA PLATE NUMBER MAGHANAP KAPA NG BASIHAN KUNG SIYAY NAGKASALA O WALA. BAKA KAILANGAN MO NG MAGNIFYING GLASS PARA MAKITA MO ANG MGA SAKYANAN NAY YON…. HUWAG PIKON.

  • virgoyap

    I don’t think that Duterte has any underworld connection like some other political kingpin. When this happen the place will become a more dangerous place to live in.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KF2TCBJ2AUC7VIPR3TACWUGITE Rednaxela VD

    This is what we need.  Criminals beware!

  • http://www.facebook.com/raymund.erum Raymund Erum

    vice mayor rody duterte number 1 leader of davao city your the best

  • Mali_Galig

    why the son still is alive?

  • ruben_bush

    Noong huling eleksyon, itinaas ni Mayor Duterte ang kamay ni Lisa Masa at ni Satur Ocampo. Ano kaya ang relasyon nila sa “father of Davao Death Squads”???  Bakit kaya tila tahimik ang grupong Karapatan sa mga pinaslang ng DDS????  May kaugnayan kaya si Marie Hilao ng Karapatan sa DDS???

  • jorgii0550

    mga repeat offenders criminals na pabalik balik sa kulungan itong pinapatay ng death squad FYI……. sa manila yung mga holdaper/kidnaper ay puro piyansado na nakakalabas para magholdap ulit para may pampiyansa….. if the whole country follow the duterte way crime rate will fall down dramatically in our country. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Klein-Mo/1764894963 Klein Mo

    I don’t really mind so long as it is properly investigated and applied to everyone. Davao is relatively more peaceful than Metro Manila after all. But it seems that in the Ryan Yu case only one half of the party accused is targeted. While the other half of the party – which allegedly turns out to be headed his dear SON is exonerated with haste. So vigilante justice, or whatever you call it, is very much selective depending on your relationship to the power wielders.



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