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Crime worries Aquino despite low rate

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PEACE TALK Justice Secretary Leila de Lima is flanked by Sen. Panfilo Lacson, her some time critic, and Interior Secretary Mar Roxas during Saturday’s 20th anniversary celebration of the anticrime watchdog founded by Teresita Ang-See, the Movement for the Restoration of Peace and Order, in Intramuros. President Aquino was the keynote speaker. ARNOLD ALMACEN

Even with the reported 10-percent decrease in crime volume for the entire country from 2011 to 2012, President Benigno Aquino III is worried.

He is anxious about the peace and order situation in this election year in the face of the recent surge in criminality following what he described as a string “of violence and recklessness when it comes to the use of firearms” since the New Year.

The President on Saturday reiterated a standing order he gave Interior Secretary Mar Roxas, Philippine National Police Director General Alan Purisima and other heads of law enforcement agencies to intensify efforts against lawless elements on the eve of a crucial midterm election which he has said would be a referendum on his leadership.

“While it is important for all to acknowledge that great strides have been made in suppressing   criminality in our country, I will also be the first to admit that much work remains to be done,” Mr. Aquino said in a speech at the 20th anniversary celebration of the Movement for Restoration of Peace and Order (MRPO) in Intramuros, Manila, on Saturday.

Cases solved soon

Mr. Aquino said the Caloocan stray-bullet case, the Atimonan clash and the case of the bus conductor killed by five passengers who refused to pay the fare were very close to being solved.

“If we have failure in terms of solving criminality, [this is maybe because] we haven’t arrested yet Jovito Palparan, the Reyes brothers and Rep. [Ruben] Ecleo. But, other than that, I challenge anybody to point out the sensational crimes that have not been solved under our watch,” he said.

He was referring to four of the so-called “Big Five” most wanted fugitives—retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan, former Palawan Gov. Joel Reyes and his brother, former Coron Mayor Mario Reyes, and former Dinagat Islands Rep. Ruben Ecleo Jr. The fifth is real estate developer Delfin Lee.

He said he wanted the full force of government to go after so-called private armies, guns-for-hire groups, drug and gambling syndicates, and holders of loose firearms.

“For instance, despite the decrease in overall crime incidence [in the country], crime volume in Metro Manila has increased from 2011 to 2012. Likewise, recent events—instances of violence and recklessness when it comes to the use of firearms—push the government to work even harder when it comes to keeping our cities and barangays free from crime,” Mr. Aquino said.

Since the start of 2013, law enforcers have had their hands full coping with the most deadly cases—from the 7-year-old girl in Caloocan City shot dead by celebratory gunfire during the New Year’s Eve revelry to a drinks-and-drugs-fueled shooting rampage in Kawit, Cavite, which killed 8 people.

Before any of these incidents could be solved—and appropriate cases filed in court—yet another shootout among opposing groups of policemen and soldiers claimed the lives of 13 people, including a suspected operator of the illegal numbers game, “jueteng,” in Atimonan, Quezon province.

Covenant vs criminality

Before the arrival of the President at the MRPO event, Roxas, Justice Secretary Leila de Lima, Sen. Panfilo Lacson, MRPO officials and two media practitioners signed a covenant on “government-citizenry commitment to combat criminality.”

Teresita Ang-See, the antikidnapping crusader, is the founding chair of MRPO, a civilian anticrime group composed mainly of Chinese-Filipino businessmen who have been battling kidnap-for-ransom groups for the past two decades now. The MRPO is chaired by architect Ka Kuen Chua.

Among those who attended the daylong convention were Manila Mayor Alfredo Lim, presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda, Chinese Consul General Shen Zi Cheng, Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares and Washington Sycip, among others.

Amid the public attention generated by the so-called “Atimonan 13” incident on Jan. 6, in which three policemen and three soldiers were killed in a shootout at a police-military checkpoint in Atimonan, the President sought to allay public fears over the proliferation of malefactors in the uniformed services.

“We in the national government are on your side. Today, as both government and the private sector reaffirm their pact to combat criminality, you can be assured that we will continue to engage the Filipino people in the search for true and carefully thought out solutions—that we share your commitment to foster greater peace and order in the Philippines and to achieve justice for all,” he said in his keynote speech.

“You trusted [the] government to do right by you, we in government pledge to be worthy of your trust,” Mr. Aquino said.

Declining numbers but …

Mr. Aquino reported an overall decline in criminality but noted the increased incidence of illegal gun use with fatal consequences for the victims.

He explained, however, that the increase in crime volume reported for Metro Manila, or the National Capital Region, was the result of a new method to more precisely capture the crime incidents.

“So there’s a change in reportorial requirements that brought about the increase,” he said.

According to Mr. Aquino, kidnap-for-ransom cases have declined from 25 cases in 2011 to 11 cases in 2012.

“There has been an even greater decline over the years. In 2009, cases perpetrated by organized crime groups stood at 35. This has gone down to 21 in 2010, 11 in 2011 and, I am told, six cases last year.

“This same decline has been seen in kidnap-for-ransom cases perpetrated by terrorist groups, with only five recorded cases in 2012, down from 25 in 2009. Specifically, in Mindanao, kidnap-for-ransom cases have declined to only five incidents in 2012, compared to 10 incidents in 2011, due to proactive efforts to promote community awareness and cooperation,” said Mr. Aquino.

The President noted the “intensified” police presence across the country, whether in support of communities, tourism, or other interventions to fight and prevent crime.

According to Mr. Aquino, through the “Pulis Nyo Po sa Barangay” (Your Barangay Police) PNP program, 31,596  policemen have been deployed to supervise almost 40,000 barangays nationwide. Some 1,715 policemen are also manning tourism assistance centers and desks all over the country, he said.

Loose firearms

The President said he had directed the Department of the Interior and Local Government to step up the campaign against loose firearms.

“The issue of loose firearms is an important component of our fight against criminality—not only because we want safe and peaceful elections in 2013, but for greater peace and order in our communities,” the President said.

He said the PNP was already conducting “stringent operations” against private armed groups.

“So far, we have in our custody a recovered total of 249 firearms, and more than a hundred individuals belonging to these armed groups are now in jail. And the effort is still ongoing.”

 

Oplan Katok

“Complementary to this is Oplan Katok, which involves our policemen visiting houses of identified holders of expired firearms licenses with the goal of having these licenses renewed, or the firearms surrendered. More than 25,000 house visitations have already been conducted, and all PNP regional directors have been ordered to complete visitations in their areas of responsibility, I am told, by this very Saturday,” he said.

Mr. Aquino said “a very vigorous campaign” against private armed groups and loose firearms was actually started in the second quarter of 2012, triggered by a rash of killings of barangay officials, ex-mayors, potential candidates for vice mayor and “various other entities.”

“There were 120-plus members of private armed groups [that] have either been arrested, surrendered, and at least nine of them have been killed. Here [are the figures]: arrested, 64; killed, 9; surrendered, 50; for a total of 123 members of private armed groups,” he said.

No to total gun ban

On gun control, Mr. Aquino reiterated his opposition to a total gun ban, saying this was not the most effective way to abate criminality.

“We have seen a revival in discussions on gun control, which largely revolve around new legislation on firearms, with some sectors advocating a total gun ban. This public clamor only deepens the necessity of discernment to determine if this will be the solution to the issue,” he said.

“Is the problem about licensed gun owners, or lawless elements? Will a total gun ban really deter kidnappers, murderers and robbers and terrorists from committing their crimes? Is it a question of passing new legislation, or of more strictly implementing existing laws?” he asked.

The President assured the citizens that his administration was looking for solutions that “are strategic, rational and effective,” and he welcomed the participation of groups like MRPO in the “national discussion” to ensure peace and order.

He called for increased civilian vigilance and cooperation, citing the “basic premise” that “law enforcement officials and the citizenry must empower each other; that both the private and public spheres must take active roles in keeping our communities safe and peaceful.”

 First posted 12:03 am | Sunday, January 13th, 2013


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Tags: Alan Purisima , Benigno Aquino III , Leila de Lima , Manuel Roxas , Mar Roxas , Movement for the Restoration of Peace and Order , Sen. Panfilo Lacson , Teresita Ang-See


  • http://profile.yahoo.com/TI55XLCNTWAACFSQMEP3AOSHPA Mita

    Clean up the PNP first.  Not just dismissal but jail time for criminal cops.  We’ll never have peace & order if the police themselves are involved in criminal activities.

  • us_sixtycents

    Apparently, 90% of the crime is being commited on daily basis without use of deadly firearms inside Bureau of Custom, Senate and Congress and 10% by kids who beg for food, shelter and education.

    Aside from “Big 5″ - the “3 Kings” has been bumped to No 1 Public Enemy.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZLG6N3K2NDNGD3JN46EXOIOSEE pogi

    IBALIK ANG MARTIAL LAW PARA MAKAMKAM LAHAT NANG ARMAS AT MGA WANTED KRIMINALS.

    BAHAY-BAHAY HALUGHUGIN ANG MGA BARIL.YAN LANG ANG PARAAN PARA MALUTAS ANG KRIMINALIDAD SA BUONG BANSA.ONLY FOR 6 MONTHS.THEN GO BACK TO NORMAL  INDEPENDENCE.

    MR. PRESIDENT I DARE CHALLENGE YOU TO DO IT.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZWTTKJTI57YO7TZBJC66GA2OLU dennis

    Of course,it will make him worried because it will give a negative impact to foreign investors! It might destabilize their decision to put investment in our country.Not only investors but also will affect tourism. 

  • D L

    How they came to the conclusion that the crime decreased 10%.

    It is very likely the numbers are engineered by PNP, they open less cases to give the impression the crime rate fell.

    Manila is now much more dangerous place than 5 years ago.

  • boybakal

    Crime worries Aquino despite low rate….

    I agree that crime is down.
    Because the police are doing the killings and they are not charged.
    Killing by police is not included as crime.

  • boybakal

    Rising gun violence, criminality surge worries Aquino….Crime worries Aquino despite low rate.

    Whenever Pnoy says something, it is corrected at once.

  • Marcos5

    Put Duterte in Charge.  Watch the Triads and the Shabu Laboratory factories  disappear for good in the Philippines.

    • READMENOW2011

      Mayor Duterte may kill criminals. But he also creates monsters and beasts in the process. 

  • Garo Ungaro

    Respect…Discipline…Mindset…institute this in Politicians/government/police/military/society and things will change…Heavy penalty on corruptions…

  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    Kahit nakabihis pala si de lima, baboy na baboy pa rin ang dating. yellow botcha nga lang. 

  • Andre Mitchell

    Bakit kaya may “no guns policy” sa mga bangko at mga bars?
    Empleyado o cliente, walang exemptions.
    It is because the “no guns policy” works.
    And it works well.

    Magbigay din kaya ng exemptions sa mga bangko at bars, gaya ng gusto ni Pnoy.
    Ano sa tingin nyo mangyayari?

    In Japan, it is unimaginable for a civilian to ever acquire a gun.
    In response to rising criminality, they clamored for even stricter gun control.
    Result – gun crimes almost nil.
    Pwede ka maglakad kahit saan, kahit anong oras, kahit may dala kang malaking pera.

    Sa patalim, may laban ka.
    Sa baril, wala!

    • buttones

      Your comment has some validity, homicides by gun in Japan are about 0.02 per 100,00 population, UK is about 0.04, very difficult to own a gun in both of these countries- PH is about 9.5, and the US, where they have a legal right to bear arms is actually only 3.7. Clearly in PH, there has been a total failure in gun control in PH, measures to curb this appalling record we have, have been gathering dust on Congressmen’s desks for years.. the US, even with their 3.5 want to add more controls in the light of the last massacre-
      In our area, PH has the worst record of death by guns, and in fact PH is the tenth worst country in the world when it comes to homicides by guns-
      Aquino doesn’t want to ban guns, ok fine but how does he propose to reduce this appalling record we have?
      It is said – and I have no evidence to support this- that ’crime’ generally has been reduced by 10%.- It is very difficult to believe this statistic.
      Not only that this obsession with security in an ’election year’ is hardly paramount, the period is a matter of a few months, what about the remaining time between elections? If this focus can he made on a few selected months in order to protect politicians why not all the time for the rest of us?

  • ddano

    The president can worry all he wants about the criminality and failure of the gov’t . police agencies to apprehend, much more solve and punish the responsible people for crimes, at the end of the day he can not defend the dismal record of his administration in fighting criminality.

  • Fulpol

    should they take his words seriously???… 

    BS Aquino III’s priority is not safeguarding the citizen.. but by prosecuting his enemies… and the threats of Mar Roxas political ambition…

    the “strong republic” is gradually crumbling…

  • Garo Ungaro

    There’s no difference on the crime committed by the law enforcers and the crime committed by ordinary citizen…If the ordinary citizen is Jail for the crime…then it must be same as the law enforcers…Jail time…problem is thats why, citizen lost trust and respect is the law enforcers  can get away with it.

  • Guest

    Uy, si Mr. Rubb-out, si Ms. Baboy at si Mr. Power-grab.

    Busy masyado sa ibang bagay, kaya nakalimutan ang law and order.

    Si Leila Baboy, hindi pa tapos ang event natunaw na ang foundation sa mukha. Malamang made in china na cosmetics ang ginamit niya. Sa dami ng mantika niya sa mukha, hindi yata uubra ang chinese cosmetics sa kanya. Nakaririmarim talaga. Pero in fairness, kamukha ni Leila Baboy si Max Alvarado. Pareho silang pangit mag-ama.

  • noyab

    abnormal talaga, decrease in crime rate ba yun sunod sunod na patayan and salvaging

  • mekeni62

    low crime rate……that is according to the PNP.  REALLY?? joke joke joke!!!

  • Cobra

    may sayad talaga si abnoy feeling niya bumaba mga crimes sa pinas kasi siya sandamungkal ang bodyguard at ayaw niya ng bad news remember so he just ignores all the news about kidnappings,robberies,murders etc.Bakit di niya subukan mamuhay katulad ng ordinaryong pinoy para malaman niya.The least he will be a collateral damage of the crime waves.Oy bugok true life ito walang cheat sheet katulad ng laro mo ng psp.

  • bahaykubo1015

    “Crime worries Aquino despite low rate”

    Is our President hallucinating again???? Nakainom ba ng kanyang gamot????
    Low crime rate, masakit na biro…..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GURBWYA3AIXC22EF6E6HIHRNQE Ornbort Vortingeresdemesus

      lowER. not low. we never had a low crime rate (unless you count prehistoric times before humans existed?)… like saying from 3000% of our people experiencing crime (like one person experiencing theft, assault, kotong, fraud, property damage, etc… so it’s more than 1 instance, and i think nobody in this forum or anyone they know has not been a victim of one crime or another here) so..10% decrease is 2700% ? hahahaha

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GURBWYA3AIXC22EF6E6HIHRNQE Ornbort Vortingeresdemesus

        quick question…what’s the worst crime you experienced personally or someone you know? curious lang. 

      • D L

        Try to take a walk in Divisoria at night with 100 peso bill protruding from your shirt pocket, you’ll get the quick answer dirty cheap :)

  • pepito gwaps

    He was worried because as the day passed by he found that many of crime syndicates are infesting the govt itself. Look at the recent incident the Police and Military personnel are killing each other.For what??

  • theoklab

    NOW ITS TIME FOR PING LACSON TO STOP THESE CRIMES.

  • rickysgreyes

    Local governments should invest in CCTV. It is not that expensive anymore. We could start with the wealthier LGUs like Makati and San Juan. The private sector could also do so such as Ayala Center, Ortigas Center, Greenhills, etc. Just be sure to get the CCTV models with high resolution.

    • pepito gwaps

      Webcam worth 100 pesos can do the job already. Just attach it to the area you want to secure and connect it to your PC with a long USB cable worth 150 pesos and use free downloadable applications from the net like YM, Skype and ManyCam and some has record-able features.Other settings are just common sense things. With your 250 pesos you will know who trespassed your backyard the whole day. If all Filipino home have this 250 pesos security cam, our country will be a low crime country.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GURBWYA3AIXC22EF6E6HIHRNQE Ornbort Vortingeresdemesus

        sir, tanong ko lang po. pag nag down ang web, di ba kailangan mo mag re-log in manually sa cam-friendly account mo tapos i set up mo uli ang chat conversation? one little internet hiccup (which is highly frequent here) putol connection and cam mo. educate us how we can overcome this issue. magandang idea ito actually. 

      • pepito gwaps

        if the internet has no interruption so there will be no problem. Just set your PC in a no screen saver mode plus the application like Magic cam. However if you don’t have the internet connection just download an application from your friend, absolutely not YM or Skype, but try another applications like Many Cam who can operate without the internet plus an application that capture what is projecting in your monitor in real time…If you get what I mean please don’t abuse of using it, pls. use it to deter and capture criminals in a low cost way.

  • READMENOW2011

    “President Benigno Aquino III is worried.”

    History may repeat itself.
    Herodes and Pnoy parallel reigns. 

    “The reign of Herod (The Great) is naturally divided into three periods:
    37-25 B. C., years of development; 25-13, royal splendour; 13-4, domestic
    troubles and tragedies.”

    Pnoy Aquino may now enjoy a significant trust rating, with budget surplus, promising
    & upbeat stock market. But like Herodes, Pnoy Aquino adopted a policy and
    signed into law that would slaughter millions of unborn babies. 

    President Aquino may use these positive vibes in his advantage to advance the culture of  DEATH. 

    But lo, Pnoy Aquino may enjoy “years of development; royal splendour; but if he continues to follow his preference for GODLESS ways, we can expect “domestic troubles and tragedies.” His sisters must be reminded of this. 

    Better for him that he has no family of his own. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GURBWYA3AIXC22EF6E6HIHRNQE Ornbort Vortingeresdemesus

      seriously, take your medication. also, your time machine to the middle ages was illegally parked..na tow na kanina pa…troll.

    • Pedro_Gil

      akala ko ba tayo ang boss ng puknoy na ito. dinadaan na lang tayo sa tawa ah. ma karma ka na sana sa lalong madaling na panahon. hehehe. hangal!

      • akongednamzug

        Huminahon Mr. feeling intelligent, baka yang hinihiling mo ay sa iyo ipagkaloob ng maykapal.

    • Betz Chui

      Mali ang resetang naibigay dito kay readmenow…nawindang ang utak…biglang naging herodes, lolz..middle ages…tawagin ang doktor…dali.. bago lumala pa ang lagay! hehehe

    • Andre Mitchell

      WTF! An anti-rh bill still trolling here??
      Come on, you anti-rh guys would rather keep the masses dumb and ignorant by denying them rh education. Yet you can still call yourselves righteous? Gusto nyo pa yata bumalik sa panahon ng spanish colonization ng pinas – keep the indios mangmang so they would not know they have the right to freedom.

  • wehd1nga

    LOW RATE??? anong low rate sinasabi mo eh araw-araw may pinapatay bata ni-rape pinatay, doctora pinagsasaksak, naglalakad lang binari ng riding in tandem… araw-araw average lima ang patay dahil sa krimen, low rate ba yun? nagka hawa-hawa na kayo lahat ng ka-abnoyan. 

    • Pedro_Gil

      ang balita ay 20 isang araw, talo pa natin ang buong US hehehe. mga hibang ang mga topak na ito.

      • akongednamzug

        Saan mo nabalitaan yang talo pa natin ang buong US?.  Pakisagot lang Mr. feeling intelligent.

  • 56del_11

    kka disappoint ung news na sbi ni aquino na low rate lang ung mga krimen, eh sobra dami nga ng krimen ngaun, at madali daw naso solve, eh bakit aantayin pang masolve kung naso solve nga? Dapat ang gawin ng gobyerno mo aquino ay maiwasan o kung maaari walang krimen!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/L6TTZGNCMP4XWQQCNIX65PTNJM Ciano

    may roon bang low rate crime araw araw may mapatayan? rape doon hold-up dito. massacre sa Cavite massacre sa Atimonan! ano ba yan! nakakalito! pag dating sa pera ng taong bayan ang gagaling ninyo.pag dating sa trabaho mga inutil! puro kasi propaganda!!!

    • akongednamzug

      Hindi ka dapat malito. Ikaw na may sabi ngayon,  araw araw  may mapatayan. Dati kasi ang patayan ay maya maya.

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/L6TTZGNCMP4XWQQCNIX65PTNJM Ciano

        ang nakakalito kasi ang sabi nila sa news bumaba ang krimen.eh araw-araw may krimen na nangyari.ano to,pangloloko???

  • kismaytami

    The existence of crimes such as the Atimonan massacre/shootout/rubout and NBI headquarters shooting only shows that mr. aquino does not have the control of his government.

  • robertcarino

    oh, great.  real story: a victim reports a crime, and the authorities tell the victim “but how can that happen when the crime rate has gone down by 10%”.

    • kismaytami

      Sa karanasan ko, may malala pa riyan. Yung sabihan ka ng pulis na “WALA KAMING MAGAGAWA RIYAN.”

  • http://LAZamboangaTimes.com/ John Shinn III

    01/13/2013…..THE VIEW FROM LOS ANGELES by ZCin2020 founder John Shinn III:
    I don’t understand our government in Manila: 13 people were killed in a
    shootout in Quezon province two weeks ago—and Malacañang launched an
    investigation into the shooting. On the other hand, 180 people were
    killed in Zamboanga City in 2012—more than 100 of them were victims of
    “assassinations”—yet no one seems to know this has happened. Among the victims were: (1) Archie Eustaquio, president of the Universidad de Zamboanga, who was assassinated on April 1, 2012 outside his home. http://www.zamboangatimes.ph/top-news/4246-uz-president-eustaquio-shot-dead.html ======================
    (2) DENR analyst Rogelio Miang, who was shot and killed outside his
    house. Both of them were shot by MICHAEL PEREZ, a known “hitman” of the
    TOTONG PEREZ GUN-FOR-HIRE GROUP based in the city. PEREZ is the personal
    bodyguard of Zamboanga City mayor CELSO LOBREGAT and the barangay
    captain of Putik, Zamboanga City. http://www.sunstar.com.ph/zamboanga/local-news/2012/07/30/broad-daylight-attack-kills-environment-employee-234778 http://www.zamboangatoday.ph/index.php/top-stories/11265-suspect-in-denr-expert-murder-released.html ====================
    (3) Luzviminda Familar y Tubanza, 40, was shot in front of her 4
    daughters as they were waiting for a tricycle ride to school early
    morning of Nov. 22, 2012. http://www.zamboangatoday.ph/index.php/news/13-top-stories/7224–mom-shot-dead-infront-of-daughters-near-church.html http://www.zamboangatoday.ph/index.php/top-stories/7369-husband-of-woman-shot-dead-in-front-of-children-unsure-of-filing-case-.html ——–
    AUTHOR’S NOTE: I am just highlighting these three (3) incidents
    involving the TOTONG PEREZ GUN-FOR-HIRE GROUP. There are more nameless
    and faceless victims—from pedicab drivers, to fish vendors and jeepney
    drivers…and they have all been forgotten already. WE WANT JUSTICE FOR
    THE VICTIMS OF THE TOTONG PEREZ GUN-FOR-HIRE GROUP! =======
     

  • http://LAZamboangaTimes.com/ John Shinn III

    01/13/2013…..THE VIEW FROM LOS ANGELES by ZCin2020 founder John Shinn III:
    I don’t understand our government in Manila: 13 people were killed in a
    shootout in Quezon province two weeks ago—and Malacañang launched an
    investigation into the shooting. On the other hand, 180 people were
    killed in Zamboanga City in 2012—more than 100 of them were victims of
    “assassinations”—yet no one seems to know this has happened. Among the victims were: (1) Archie Eustaquio, president of the Universidad de Zamboanga, who was assassinated on April 1, 2012 outside his home. http://www.zamboangatimes.ph/top-news/4246-uz-president-eustaquio-shot-dead.html ======================
    (2) DENR analyst Rogelio Miang, who was shot and killed outside his
    house. Both of them were shot by MICHAEL PEREZ, a known “hitman” of the
    TOTONG PEREZ GUN-FOR-HIRE GROUP based in the city. PEREZ is the personal
    bodyguard of Zamboanga City mayor CELSO LOBREGAT and the barangay
    captain of Putik, Zamboanga City. http://www.sunstar.com.ph/zamboanga/local-news/2012/07/30/broad-daylight-attack-kills-environment-employee-234778 http://www.zamboangatoday.ph/index.php/top-stories/11265-suspect-in-denr-expert-murder-released.html ====================
    (3) Luzviminda Familar y Tubanza, 40, was shot in front of her 4
    daughters as they were waiting for a tricycle ride to school early
    morning of Nov. 22, 2012. http://www.zamboangatoday.ph/index.php/news/13-top-stories/7224–mom-shot-dead-infront-of-daughters-near-church.html http://www.zamboangatoday.ph/index.php/top-stories/7369-husband-of-woman-shot-dead-in-front-of-children-unsure-of-filing-case-.html ——–
    AUTHOR’S NOTE: I am just highlighting these three (3) incidents
    involving the TOTONG PEREZ GUN-FOR-HIRE GROUP. There are more nameless
    and faceless victims—from pedicab drivers, to fish vendors and jeepney
    drivers…and they have all been forgotten already. WE WANT JUSTICE FOR
    THE VICTIMS OF THE TOTONG PEREZ GUN-FOR-HIRE GROUP! =======
     

  • http://LAZamboangaTimes.com/ John Shinn III

    01/13/2013……THE
    MOST INSENSITIVE STATEMENT OF THE DAY by Pres. Benigno Aquino III in a speech celebrating the creation of Movement for Restoration of Peace and Order (MRPO) in Manila:

    “I challenge anybody to point out the
    sensational crimes that have not been solved under our watch.” ——
    (President Aquino has shown us, people of Zamboanga City, that he—the President—does not really care about the 100+ people who were “assassinated”
    in Zamboanga City in 2012, including Universidad de Zamboanga president
    Archie Eustaquio and Luzviminda Familar y Tubanza, a 40-year old mother who was shot and killed in front of her 4 young daughters as they were
    waiting for a tricycle ride to school last Nov. 22, 2012.)
    ======
     

  • keyboard torres

    Vote Roxas – Lacson.. May 2016

  • niceguy60

    Rediculously untrue. Crime is extremely high. What a fool.

  • Chris P Pnono

    meron bang katutuhanan………………yan na mas mababa ang crimes 2011_2012??? funny hahahaha

  • DGuardian

    Paano sasabihin ni Pnoy na low ang crime rate ay national crisis na ang kabi-kabilang mga krimen sa ating bansa> Ang pagpatay, pagnanakaw na holdup, snatching, pickpockets, ng  budol-budol , dugo-dugo, ativan, akyat-bahay, salisi, hamog gangs, bukod sa murder at robbery na perpetrated ng riding in tandems, rape at kidnapping with murder, at napakarami pang ibang mga krimen ay hindi low crime rate. Kaya ang emergency crisis na ito sa peace and order ay hindi mabigyan ng emergency measure o solution ay dahil ayaw I-acknowledge ng mismong presidente ng bansa na grabe na ang crime situation sa Plilipinas. Para itong kanser na pinababayaang lumalala at ayaw I-address ng mga namumuno para masugpo at matigil na ito para maprotektahan ang mga inosenteng mamamayan.

    The crimes against against women and young children are steadily increasing pero bale-wala ito sa administrasyon. Recently, may isang batang babae na 9 years old sa Dasmarinas, Cavite na tinangay ng apat na kabataang magpi-pinsan, hinalay nila sa loob ng 12 days hanggang mamatay. Ang isa sa apat ay 17 years old, kaya menor de edad. Ang crazy law sa Pilipinas tungkol sa mga nagkasalang menor de edad ay ang ipasa sila sa DSWD. Sa America, nililitis bilang adult ang mga menor de edad kapag grabe ang crime. Bakit hindi tuntunin ng mga namumuno at ng legislators na senators at congressmen ang dahilan ng upsurge ng crime na rape at agarang solusyunan ito? Hindi ba kayo nahahambal sa sinapit ng 9 na taong batang babae na ito? Paano kung mangyari ito sa sarili ninyong mga anak o apo? May mga tabloids sa Tagalog na naglalaman araw-araw ng napakahahalay na mga istorya sa loob na mga pahina. Ito ang nababasa ng mga kabataang lalake at ng mga may edad nang kalalakihan na tuloy at pulos kahalayan at kamunduhan ang nasa isip. Napakarami na ng bilang ng mga batang babaeng hinahalay na kadalasan pa ay pinapatay. Dapat pati ang Simbahan at iba pang mga relihiyon ay kumilos para masugpo ang  mga malalaswang babasahin at pornograpiya sa pelikula, rented videos at internet at magtulung-tulong na mai-angat ang antas ng moralidad at pag-iisip ng mga kabataan at ng iba pang mga kalalakihang Pilipino. Sana ay magtulung-tulong tayo para mailigtas ang mga inosenteng kabataang babae at ang lahat ng mga kababayan natin o mga banyaga man mula sa mga criminal na naglipana sa ating bayan.

  • wawa2172

    Low crime rate is not true, its extremely high. Most of the killings are political and rubout in nature.The Atimonan and Batangas rubout are all related to jueteng, the source of funds for political power. PAOCC washes its hands in the last shoot out that inquirer reported a 20 minute gun battle in a hastily put up check point. Haba nag 20 min sa loog nang Montero nang napatay tiyak walang mabubuhay sa dami at tagal nang putok nang high caliber arms. There really was intention to kill the victims with the team leaders have axed to grid against one of the victim, alleged jueteng lord Vic Siman. Surprisingly Glen Dumlao was involved and the killing has a trademark of kuratong beleleng rubout where all victims were killed inside the van. Sa picture nakisawsaw na si rubout expert Ping Lacson to cover for his men in Glen Dumlao. Napakalaki nang utang na loob ni Ping kay Glen kaya naabswelto siya sa Dacer-Corbito case. Unsolved killing, yan ang trademark ni Ping Lacson and company kaya di magalaw ni PNoy si Ping. Kaya mag ka K na ang dalawa. 

  • TinimbangNgunitKulang

    Low rate???!!! Who is kidding who? Either somebody in Pnoy’s PR department has a Ph.D in statistics manipulation or most crimes are not reported nor recorded at all.

  • XY ZEE

    Declining crime figures…
    Sabi nino…ng mga pulis?
    May ogag pa bang naniniwala sa mga pinagsasabi nito?
    Meron pa palang isang nauuto.
    Ang mahal na haring nagbubulag-bulagan sa Palasyo.

  • muddygoose

    I think the best way to empower the citizenry is to improve communications infrastructure and invest in CCTVs. A quick SMS police alerting system can be very powerful since text messaging is ubiquitous and operators can easily insert location information.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/5TENDBNOVQRJEKFPV76D2N4XUM Socorro

    MY God Pinoy believes that crime rate decrease? Is he really that naive to believe, it does not take any intelligence not to believe that, common sense lang, any Filipino now does not feel secure and safe because of the increase of crimes now even done by minors. I would like to conclude now that everything that is said by the govt. are all lies, part truth is still lies. 

    • Adam_d_langgam

      Kabayan, safe naman talaga lalo na pag me presidential guard na nakabuntot. Hindi naman nanonood ng tv patrol at mga news yang si retard Baka mainis Lang ke de Castro. Kaya akala Nya tahimik sa labas.

      Ganda ng picture. Katabi ni de mawmaw ang fugitive from justice – daw. Fake and documents pero walang magawa dahil absuwelto na sabi ni Simeon d’ retard.

  • rickysgreyes

    The Government should crack down on white collar crime too

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NRLFHB4ZOMCNGDUJ2ZINRV7DAQ Juan

    Crackdown on Government offiial especially those who are involve on the field first. What the atimonan event showed us is that law enforcer never really change they still hold huge chunk of the loal crime syndicate.

  • henri_see

    When I can safely walk at Recto at night, wearing a gold Rolex, then I’ll believe THAT CRIME HAS REALLY DECREASED.

  • Albert Einstien

    DOUBLE is the NEW NORMAL in pnoy’s watch: DOUBLE STANDARD, DOUBLE TALK, DOUBLE FACE, DOUBLE LIES

    PROPAGANDA again & again  sir…just look at the news DAY in DAY out…24/7 ..NOW during pnoy watch ….even houses with CCTV cameras are not spared anymore….even small time ambulant vendors , students & ordinary employees are being held up in the middle of the day in our streets…. the MAGNITUDE & MULTITUDE of crimes is BEYOND compare …aside from VICTIMS of all sorts of crimes NO LONGER report it to POLICE because POLICE & even intel units now are CONNECTED to criminals & syndicates.. ..like in ATIMONAN massacres etc….maybe the police data to pnoy is cooked again….maybe pnoy is not aware of DOUBLE SET of BLOTTERS in fact it is DIVULGED by  a senior POLICE OFFICER who is involved in drugs selling….

    NEWS PDI 12/4/12 :   Cop says Taguig police run drug ring
    ” PO3 Alexander Saez told Monday’s “Balitaan sa Aloha Hotel” media forum in Manila that at least a dozen policemen, including Taguig’s police chief, Senior Supt. Tomas Apolinario Jr., were involved in the illegal drug trade.
    Saez alleged that at the Taguig police station, two sets of blotters were kept supposedly on Apolinario’s orders.
    He added: “Only small cases were listed in the official blotter … On orders of our chief of police, we would produce an additional blotter so that we could record there the many cases of crime [including those involving drug-related cases] …
    “Two blotters were being made at the station so that we could cover up the many crimes occurring in Taguig, and we could show that it was orderly and peaceful in Taguig.”
    The second blotter was used by the group to extort money from drug suspects, Saez said.
    According to him, the group also did business with an undisclosed number of “Chinese drug dealers” serving time at the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City.
    Two months ago, Saez said he wrote a letter to Chief Supt. Leonardo Espina, head of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), to report the irregularities involving PNP-Taguig personnel. ”

    but i still believe PNOY,MAR, GAZMIN, DELLOSA , gen PURISIMA & DE LIMA ( the iron lady ) could eradicate SYNDICATE crimes…by honest to goodness HOUSE CLEANING & capturing all kinds of CRIMINAL SYNDICATES….individual criminals can be easily solved connected syndicates should be paramount…….bring back TRUST & RESPECT to authorities ..we the people support your efforts but please be HONEST on your public reports & DATA ..no more window dressing , lies & propaganda just DO IT… & do it clean..

    • FernandoBusi

      Hello Senatong Cayetanos anong ginagawa ng Dynasty nyo dito?

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/UR6AKMU2J2D4GOPDU4QMRZDB7Q felipe

        kasalanan mo ibinoto mo !!!!!!

      • FernandoBusi

        i dont vote

  • padrefaura

    nag de-decline ang criminality because of 2 reasons:
    1. wala na nagre-report ng mga criminal cases.either pinauubaya na lang nila dahil wala rin patutunguhan o dahil kokotongan din lang naman sila ng mga pulis., o di kaya
    2. mga pulis din kasi ang gumagawa ng krimen. 

    • xrisp

      Kawawa ang mga matitinong pulis na nadadamay sa masamang mga pulis na nanunungkulan. Ang mababang ranggo bang pulis ay makakagawa ng mga kasamaan/kalokohan nang walang alam ang mga nakatataas sa kanila? Hindi sa hinuhusgahan ang ating kapulisan, sa abot kasi ng kanilang kinikita, bakit kaya maraming pulis ang nag mamay-ari ng mga magagarang sasakyan, nakakapag-paaral ng mga anak sa private schools at luxurious ang pamumuhay kung wala naman sila ibang means ng painagkakakitaan? Sakit na sa loob ng kapulisan ang masamang sistema at kakainin ng masamang sistemang ito ang kahit na mga matitinong pulis na nasa loob at papasok pa alng sa institusyong ito. Gagawa talaga sila ng hindi tama, masunod lang nila ang isang komportableng buhay. Tama, wala sa kapangyarihan, karangyaan, yaman, kasikatan ang pag-asa ng tao – nasa Diyos lamang. Lahat ay dapat manumbalik sa Kanya upang mangibabaw ang justisya sa lipunan.

    • speaksoftlylove

       3. Nabwuset sa mga survey kaya wala ng may ganang magrereport.

  • FernandoBusi

    Are high officials in government intentionally corrupt or incompetent? When you rate the performance of a police chief by the number of crimes reported in his blotter ehdi syempre its deflated. 

    This is just like your public school teacher passing a very slow or worse disruptive student just to get the kid out of their hair and the system. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/J6ZIP2ZW3T6ZFRJCRBAJNXLIFY Sabian

    Propaganda na naman ‘tong article na ‘to! hahaha! Madami na namang mauuto dito. Next thing you know, kasama na sa privatization campaign ni Panot ang PNP!

  • gggrrrrrrr

    yun mga batang hamog lang sa edsa na ke babatang kriminal hindi nila masawata, tapos sasabihin nila bumaba ang krimen..unbelievable..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CYEDXPOCLZHYJEI2HFUVIYMUVU Emilio

    dapat patupad talaga ang total gun ban dapat militar at police lng may baril, oh kaya gumawa ng batas na ang pangulo at dating pangulo at daling General at judge at dating judge lng ang legal na may baril.

    wag nman bigyan ng baril si Father kasi hindi bagay kung maka kita tayo ng paring may suksuk na baril tapos hawak pang biblia parang kasing hudas ang tingin ko ka father pag ganon. :D

    saka yang mga lost firearms nman yan ay mahirap talagang habolin kc pedeng sabihin ng may ari ng baril na nawala or nanakaw ang kanyang baril at madali lng naman pagawa ng affidavit of lost un, kaya dumadami ang criminal at malalakas ang loob dahil sa baril.

    saka kahit sabihin mong pand depensa pag may baril ka pag dalagang oras muna patay ka talaga wala kang kawala pag talagang pinag planohan ang pag patay sa isang tao. kaya ang maganda dapat ay pag usahin ang seguridad na binibigay ng PNP or ng militar hindi ung bibiyag mo ng baril ung pati si Father kasi lalong lang dadami mag kakaroon ng baril dahil sa mga lost firearms na to. Bakit kamo? pag ang taong may lost firearm hindi na kc kayang mag pa renew ng license ng baril ay nanaisin pa nitong ibinta at perahin ung baril na hindi na niya kayang pa renew.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/UR6AKMU2J2D4GOPDU4QMRZDB7Q felipe

      may baril si damaso kaya lang ang bala “dura” hehehe……

    • Komen To

      Dapat ibawal na ang baril sa pulis sundalo at NBI. E sila sila nagbabarilan.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VY25ZOHU3FJFFX6CYSH5W4AX3I sugbu

    Nasaan na ang results ng investigation…?.Wala pa ba ? Ang bagal naman !!!!!

    • speaksoftlylove

       Kung mamayan ang iimbestiga dito sa Atimonan massacre. solve kaagad within seventy two hours.

      First day, – daanin muna sa civil na paraan at pakiusapan si Dumlao at Maratrat sabay pakita sa mga ebidensya na nakalap, kasama na yong picture ng red bag na nakuha ng unang reporter sa scene of the crime na may lamang sandamakmak na pera;

      Second day – kapag matigas ang ulo daanin na sa third degree complete with “water treatment.” Effective treatment yan, kahit terorista sa Guantanamo kumakanta;

      Third day – Kung manatili pa ring halang ang kaluluwa, wag ng magaksaya pa ng panahon. Papiliin na lang sa dalawa – Kakanta o kakain ng bala? Ewan ko lang kung hindi tatawag ang dalawang yan sa lahat ng santo.

      • aristeosj

        wow.impressive.you should be an investigator.
        ‘patola’ investigator,that is,hahaha!!!

        wala ka ring pinag-iba sa mga ‘imbestigador’
        kuno na sa katamarang mag-imbestiga,
        dinadaan na lang sa pananakot!!!kaya ang
        daming nawawalang mga testigo sa paraan
        mo.magluto ka na lang ng patola at ibenta
        mo beerhouse na malapit sa kanto nyo!
        hahaha!!!

      • speaksoftlylove

         Pasalamat ka may imbestigasyon pang gagawin itong patola, Yong dalawang kalabasa na Dumlao at Mangratrat, wala ng imbestigasyon, ratrat na kaagad. Kung hindi ka ignoramus sa nangyari, halos lahat ng Siman group ay close range ang tama, sa pagitan pa ng mga mata ang tama ng iba. Ganun ka sharpshooter si Dumlao at Manratrat. Nauna daw mamaril ang grupo ni Sicam pero kamay lang at paa ni Mnratrat ang pinatamaan. Si Jun Lontoc bumaba sa SUV na taas na ang kamay binanatan pa. Ganun kalambot ang ilong mo at sumakay ka kaagad sa kwento nila, front sit pa. Magkano ang parte mo sa nakulembat nila galing sa red bag ni Sicam?

      • aristeosj

        pasalamat ako sa pamamaraan ng imbestigasyon mo???neknek mo!!!
        wala akong kinakampihan sa mga halang na yan.magpatayan sila 
        wala akong pakialam at sa impiyerno lahat ang bagsak nyan.

        ang sa akin lang,nandyan na ang ang mga ebidensya katulad ng
        pinangangalandakan mo,gawing matibay sa korte para walang 
        lusot ang sinumang nagkasala.alam mo ba ‘patolang’ pag-iisip,kaya
        maraming mga kriminal ang nakakalusot sa mga kasong isinasampa 
        sa korte ay dahil sa katamaran at walang kasilbi-silbing pamamaraan 
        ng pag-iimbistiga ng mga kapulisan at mga kaanib na ahensya nito.isa 
        na dyan ang pagkalap ng ebidensya na galing sa pananakot at 
        pagmamaltrato ng mga akusado na iyong ibinabandera.mas nakakahiya
        ka pa kaysa sa mga walang silbing mga pulis!!! 

  • Dickory

    who said low rate in crime? r u blind o deaf

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DFW5PTIGTXNRUX44FLV6LI5USM Bantay

    Saan ba siya nag punta bakit di nya alam ang mga pangyayari.Low crime rate daw! wala talagang mangyayari kung ganyan ang takbo sa gobyerno natin.ang nakakatawa nag bigay siya ng standing order sa DILG,PNP to intensify efforts against lawless elements on the eve of a crucial mid-term election kasi referendum of his leadership daw.naku! kung wala palang mid-term election di siya mag bigay ng standing order.ibig sabihin,di siya nag alala sa taong bayan.nag alala siya sa sarili nya kung epektibo ba siya bilang pangulo…hayyyy!!! nangingibabaw talaga ang politika! ang nasa isip kasi,,ako muna bago kayo!

    • $14141131

      Nhoynhoy can’t even see the bald mountains he passed in the disaster areas in Davao Oriental, how much more for the crime rate which is statistics and nationwide.lol.

  • $20926843

    Indeed there is no need for the inutile and autistic president in malacanang to worry about the crime rate because it is decreasing.  Besides, if it increases to unmanageable level, he can always relax by going to the chinese restaurant near Luneta and eat their special CHUPAO, este Siopao! 

  • buttones

    He called for increased civilian vigilance and cooperation, citing the “basic premise” that “law enforcement officials and the citizenry must empower each other; that both the private and public spheres must take active roles in keeping our communities safe and peaceful.”

    Sorry Mr President, I pay my taxes and obey the law, the issue of my security lies in your hands not mine, I do not own a dog and have to bark myself…This issue of my security is your baby Mr President not mine, I hope I have made myself perfectly clear? I’m the ‘boss’ remember?

    The statement by the way was basically utterly meaningless- [and that’s putting it politely….]

    Mr President you are at the head of a nation that is the tenth worst country in the world for homicides by the gun- what are you going to do about this?

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CYEDXPOCLZHYJEI2HFUVIYMUVU Emilio

      hahah oo nga

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/L6TTZGNCMP4XWQQCNIX65PTNJM Ciano

      ang iniisip kasi nya,ako muna bago kayo!

  • gggrrrrrrr

    NINOY: filipino worth dying for
    CORY: filipino worth living for
    PNOY: filipino worth lying for

  • TEAM PNOY

    “Is the problem about licensed gun owners, or lawless elements? Will a total gun ban really deter kidnappers, murderers and robbers and terrorists from committing their crimes? Is it a question of passing new legislation, or of more strictly implementing existing laws?” he asked.
    Are you prepared for the job? You ask too many questions when these questions are supposed to be answered by the chief executive himself. As the president, you must be on top of the situation. You have a lot of intelligence fund  and yet you are still asking these questions. Are you going to be on the job training (OJT) for the next 3 years and 5 months? Midterm is almost over. As one of your bosses, i am ordering you to do your job!

    To answer your first question, it is not much of a problem about license gun owners. But the major problem is about lawless element owning license or loose firearm. Your PNP is incompetent in getting the street devoid of loose firearms. The main reason is that it is hard to distinguish from first glance which gun is licensed or not. A total gun ban will automatically presume a gun to be loose or unauthorized if carried by a person who is not ” a person of authority” as provided by existing law/s.

    Licensed gunowner is also a problem, but a minor one, because there is also a tendency for a licensed gunowner to become irresponsible specially when that person is in a stressful situation, or under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or mentally infirm, If you are going to ask a follow up question about why mentally infirm people like somebody is able to get a license, then you have a question pointing back to you as the chief executive.Your FED is incompetent in performing the job. Just like a legally blind person is able to get the license to drive, a person in a borderline state of sanity and insanity is able to get a gun license. Only in the Philippines? Maybe.

    Will a total gun ban deter crime? Then why do you have a comelec gun ban for 6 months starting today? The comelec gun ban is to deter election related crimes, but common crimes are also decreased. If you make this permanent, total gun ban can deter perpetration of crimes. The word is deter and not eradicate.

    Is it a question of passing new legislation, or of more strictly implementing existing laws? Now, this is too much, obviously, as the president, you are not doing you job or you look like a fool.

    • WeAry_Bat

       Sadly, thelittlegirl has a point at pointblank range.

    • buttones

      “If you make this permanent, total gun ban can deter perpetration of crimes.”

      Well this is the point isn’t it, if it is the case that a gun ban reduces deaths during an election period to protect the lives of political types [if it is the case] then logic would dictate if it works in this period, then if it were extended for 365 days a year the rest of us [the electorate] might benefit from not being shot…. Or, put another way, why are these brilliant, cunning plans of Comelec on reducing deaths by firearms only used during election times, after which one assumes it’s open season again on the proles…..

    • Andre Mitchell

      Bravo, thelittlegirl!

      May I add – with a gunless society, we can also reduce the budget for having to arm the PNP. I believe this WILL ALSO REDUCE ROGUE COPS!

      Sa baril, wala tayo lahat laban.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XJ6M3EEK5LGN77YOMKJHBCXF7Q jeronimo

    may naniniwala pa kaya??

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XJ6M3EEK5LGN77YOMKJHBCXF7Q jeronimo

    The picture of this article is perfect tho – crimerate / worrying……

  • Mattino2011

    weh.di nga? pnoy..

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    PILIPINAS BANSA NG MGA HOLDAPER AT CRIMINAL!!

    • Dean Martin

      and its getting worse every year. 

    • boybakal

       Ngayon ka lang tumama, you are right.

  • Your_King

    How fitting…this article talks about crime rate and the photo is of 3 people, 1 is a known criminal and the other disregards the law. Guess who they are?? These are the types of people Aquino chooses to help run the country. No wonder, improvement is stalled.

  • LEANDRO BALDEMOR JR.

    HAVE SOME FAITH GUYS……..

    • buttones

      In what exactly….explain yourself, broaden the comment, give me some good reason………….

      • LEANDRO BALDEMOR JR.

        to you lol are you serious….and who do you think you are…. kiss my brown azz and i’ll broaden it to you…..

      • buttones

        Hardly a comment to give to lady who asked you a civil question , but I guess this what I can expect of people who wallow in ‘faith’ , and cannot even explain what that faith is… par for the course….

      • LEANDRO BALDEMOR JR.

        first rule. never antagonize anyone if your expecting a civil conversation. second rule. say the magic word. so sorry dude…no kiss no explanation…….

      • buttones

        The question was “In what exactly….explain yourself, broaden the comment, give me some good reason………….

        Your response was “to you lol are you serious….and who do you think you are…. kiss my brown azz and i’ll broaden it to you..…[forgive the garbled syntax but that is what you said] And now you say – quote “ first rule. never antagonize anyone if your expecting a civil conversation. second rule. say the magic word. so sorry dude…no kiss no explanation….…” [ more garbled syntax] And please don’t call me ‘dude’ you Muppet what are you an American? Or just a wannabe?

      • franciskwan

        Ms. Buttones, Don’t waste your time with boors like this person. Unfortunately, the internet still allows comments regardless of how disrespectful and illogical they are. Your request was valid. Unfortunately, this person had decided to take the low road in responding (or NOT responding) to your question.

      • buttones

        You’re right of course, I really should know better !….

  • Dean Martin

    Aquino low worries despite crime rate. thats more like it.

    • Guest

      I pity these brave
      policemen. Mas kinampihan pa ni Roxas at Purisima ang mga bad elements kesa sa
      kanila na tapat kung magtrabaho.

  • http://www.yellowmythbusters.gov.ph/ Weder-Weder Lang

    PNoy’s strategy to lower crime rate:

    01. Raise bounty on suspected criminal as law enforcement agents are unreliable.

    02. Arm the good citizens to outgun bad citizens, at your own cost and at your own risk.

    03. Install your own CCTV at your own cost. Without video footage, you are last priority.

    04. Even if law & order situation worsens, insist crime rate is down. Inspire confidence.

    05. Remind citizens that crime prevention is mostly the responsibility of the citizenry.

    06. Also remind citizens that law enforcement agents will support you after the crime.

    07. Warn citizens not to be in the wrong place at the wrong time, or be ready to be rubbed out.

    08. If situation does not improve, parade new PNP head across country to inspire confidence.

    09. If all else fails, blame the previous administration for all the ills of the land.

    • bahaykubo1015

      PNoy’s strategy to lower crime rate:01. Blame the previous administration for all the ills of the land.

  • Leo Capurictan

    because mobile snacthing is no longer a crime, hold up is no longer a crime per their standard.

    • Dean Martin

      Drug abuse is not a crime, drug pushing and dealing is not crime anymore in the philippines. no wonder.

  • buttones

    More on this- If it is proven the case, that homicides by guns actually decrease during a gun ban [to protect the wannabe politicos- there is no other reason] why, after the event, and it is proven the ban did reduce people shooting one another, are there not Congressmen clamoring for a permanent ban? You can just imagine it can’t you “Honorable members of the House [Ding Dong Dolittle- Street Cleaners Party List- Leyte, south district] I put it to you that a total gun ban worked during election time and I propose a Bill to extending this ban all year round!..” Raucous comments, mostly abusive from the assembly, shouting no way! “Why?” asks the Honorable member of the House [bit of a stupid question really] “ Cos’ Mr Aquino doesn’t want it !!” – all in unison of course….. Exit Mr. Dolittle, sans his pork…. And a political career in tatters…

  • jinx

    You can’t beat these criminals if you play soft with them.  Look at Davao City, it’s virtually crime-free despite it’s huge population.  Neither does jailing big-time criminals work.  Do you notice who usually commit violent crimes in our cities? Well, they are usually done by criminals who had spent time in jail. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DKHID3EEHTG27U5JXRIIUVKXQA Jose Rizal

    “Worried ako…”  Tapos!
    Hahahahahaha!  Ang mga matatalinong Pinoy, naloko lang ng isang abnoy!
    Hahahahahaha!

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

    Pano di lumalakas loob ng mga Gambling Lords,mismo Malacanang ipinag tatanggol sila.Yung sekyu na Col. na napatay,nabigyan pa ng full military honors,bat hindi gawan ng Momumento si Seaman Loloko sa Luneta para sambahin ng mga iba pang criminal.
    Ang sweet naman ni Pink kay Madam.Parang tina tanong niya: anong gamit mong pabango?

  • speaksoftlylove

      Do we really want to know the truth? Can we handle the truth? Here’s my personal view and anyone can dispute it.

    It’s funny how the people, mislead by the media (wether deliberately
    or not), focused on the “Coplan Armado” of the PAOCC when what should
    have been the object of focus is Dumlao and Manratrat. Dumlao being the
    supervisor and Manratrat being the enforcer. It is very important to
    note at the outset that it is not only that “Coplan Armado” is
    unapproved hence illegal but most importantly, the shady police officers
    that played the vital roles are illegally installed. So far, no
    explanation has been made, not only by the PNP but also PNoy himself.
    But we all know that the PNP cannot just install a police officer who
    has pending criminal cases unless and until the Commander in Chief of
    All Armed Forces approves it hence PNoy cannot expect that the buck
    stops at the PNP.

    This rings to an indubitable conclusion that Dumlao and Maratnan were
    installed ONLY for a Special Project of the PAOCC and this special
    project is a Philippine style Black Op Project. In a black op project
    you can even employ mercenaries, no need for mission orders, they can
    operate outside the bounds of any law, and are licensed to kill on their
    own discretion. PAOCC tried to sweep the situation under the rags but
    failed. When the operation of a black op project is bungled and made
    public it is a must that the participants thereof are eliminated to
    deodorize the administration. Dumlao should have just kept quiet and not
    answer questions from the media but he is fully aware of the situation
    and he believes the rationale that, “The more you tell secrets, the more
    your life is secured.” Hence, it is not surprising to me that Roxas,
    Lacson, and De Lima were together in a press conference. Lacson and De
    Lima were forced to patched things up for the time being because of the
    desperation in this cover up.

    I therefore conclude that Lacson, Roxas, Ochoa, and PNoy himself were
    fully aware and in fact have “real time” info of this failed Phil.
    style black operation project.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QZ73GJNOBRAHYBAAWIKSYCS4VE paul

      masyado naparami na yung pinapanood mong tv pare….

      • speaksoftlylove

         Di ako kagaya mong mahilig sa sarsuela. Yang istorya ng mga amo mo ang masahol pa sa sarsuela. At wag mo akong matawagtawag na “pre” dahil wala akong kumpareng bulag, pipi, at bingi.

    • boybakal

       Agree.

    • bahaykubo1015

      Completely agree!!

    • Garo Ungaro

      Were are we on this dangerous chess game…open,middle or nearing the end game?…The process of elimination is set?…The blessing has been given. so its just a matter of opportunity and time…to finish the chess game…and start a new chess games since, there’s a lot be eliminated?…in this dangerous chess game…? are we right on the MONEY?…

  • boybakal

    What more can you expect from this administration….
    High Economic Growth last quarter, Few filipinos are getting hungry, Low Crime Rate.
    They have good PR man whoever he is….pulos postive news, this is a perfect government.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    HOLDAPER IS GOOD BUSSINES IN THE PHILIPPINES BIG MONEY UNSAFE SA MGA NAG TITINDA NG BIGAS AT MANTIKA NALANG TINDA HINOHOLDAP PA!! ANO BA GINAGAWA NG GOBYERNO PURO KUWENTUHAN HOY 2LARAN NINYO SINGAPORE!! BINIBITAY DUN ANG HOLDAPER AT MAG NANAKAW SA KABAN NG BAYAN KAYA DISIPLINADO!! KAYA MGA PILIPINO DUN LIBO LIBO TAGALINIS NG ENEDORO!! PROUD PARIN KAYO MAHIYA KAYO!!

  • Albert Einstien

    the PICTURE speaks for itself……NAIIPIT sa PRESSUREs  ang JUSTICE…with this PICTURE i….dont expect the truth to come out…..look at de lima’s demeanor & facial aura…….if i were DE LIMA i will resign if  the ORCHESTRA  is NOT playng MY WAY but GANGNAM STYLE…..do a  ndrrmc chief benito ramos…..he earned the peoples respect……..lol

  • disqusted0fu

    Low crime rate? Who are they kidding? Same as poverty is decreasing? Corruption? Unemployment? Prices? The only thing that’s decreasing are the people’s hopes for a better nation because we are being led to disappointments.

    • Guest

      Pano kung laging ganyan ang DILG at PNP heads natin, di nga mauubos ang mga sindikato dito, dadami kasi kinakampihan pa nina Roxas at Purisima.

  • boybakal

    Why Pnoy is worried if the crime rate is low. He must be happy.
    Maybe he is worried because the Police are doing the Killings…mass killings.
    That is really something to worry about.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Magkano ba ang patong sa ulo ni Delfin Lee?
    Hindi nakapagtataka kung isa sa mga biktima ay kidnapin si Divine Lee,
    ang shobiz na anak ni Delfin, at ang pantubos kalayaan ay ang
    pag surrender ni Delfin.

  • Coo_laM

    Buking ang koneksiyon ni Siman sa LP at kay Sec. Roxas, kaya ngayon papalabasin nila na rubout ang nangyari, para masabit sina Melad at Marantan at iba pang mga pulis.

  • Guest

    Confirmed naman na sangkot sa illegal activities yung 13 victims sa Atimonan incident, pero dahil
    mga kadikit sila ng LP, papalabasin nilang rubout ang nangyari.

  • Guest

    Kaya nga nakakatakot ngayon dahil si Purisima ang head ng PNP. Magiging magulo ang eleksiyon niya. Hitman ni Roxas si Purisima. Hehehe!

  • franciskwan

    Crime had decreased 10%. Certainly does not feel like it. There was also a time when crime allegedly decreased. It was the time of martial law–about four decades ago. Crime of course was not being reported then–because most the crime were perpetuated by those who are suppose to report it.



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