With political will, Police can do better despite opn. handicap
With the assumption of the new provincial commander of the PNP, PSr Supt NatuelJr, the police seems to have tried to make an impression by downing two known drug suspects.
One as you know, blasted himself with his own hand grenade which exploded in the suspect’s own room; and the other, the brother of a city councilor who was shot by the police in the leg to maim him as he allegedly tried to avoid the service of warrant.
Why is the governor not happy that the PNP hierarchy sent a new OIC for the provincial PNP commander. Gov would have wanted his townmate for that post. Obviously the PNP totem pole did not want a cousin of the governor to be at the PNP helm for obvious reasons. Need they say more?
This ballgame of Filipino style of governance is all about whom you know, as if you don’t know. So the heavier are your contacts among who is who, the better in both ways, either the better to be on the side of the law, or outside of the law.
Look at the arrest of another plunder-like suspect Dante Lee who apparently hoodwinked the Pagibig coffers big time in billions. He almost got off the hook after two years in hiding. Somebody big wanted his arrest order quashed, but because of timely media exposure, the scheme was aborted. Nobody would want to play hero for him because media had already exposed the scheme. That ‘s what media is for.
It might well be good for our city officials to visit and observe how Davao city handles crime surges. A determined leader,and a well-equipped and well-motivated police force, is he key to effective crime busting. Our reported went with a group of LGUs to observe Davao’s anti crime program and by their report, Davao gave its all to fight crime.