TIMESMAN|Walang forever!  

PNP CHIEF Director General Ronald “Bato” assured the public the safety of alleged drug lord of Eastern Visayas Kerwin Espinosa the moment he will be detained at the Philippine National Police (PNP) Custodial Center in Camp Crame upon his return from the Middle East anytime this week.

Bato’s assurance came following the death of Kerwin’s father, Mayor Rolando Espinosa of Albuera, Leyte while being detained at the provincial jail who was killed by operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group who were serving arrest warrant at the jail.

I am not underestimating the capability of Chief Bato to secure the young Espinosa while under the custody of the police

But the good chief can’t read the minds of people watching Kerwin at his detention cell as a closed circuit television camera will monitor his movement. But the camera is no assurance because what it would record can eventually be altered because this was what happened when his father was gunned down.

Kerwin is not even safe even if he will be detailed at the “White House,” the official residence of the PNP chief. Scheming individuals can always create scenarios that may lead to his death.

Nangyari na ito nang maraming beses and this could possibly to happen again.

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According to Department of Justice (DOJ ) Secretary Vitaliano Aguire III, the petition filed by Senator Leila de Lima before the Supreme Court seeking the issuance of a writ of habeas data against President Duterte will go straight to the junkyard due to the President’s immunity from suit.

“The petition will go straight to waste basket. It was established doctrine the President is immune from suit absolute,” he said.

De Lima filed the petition seeking to enjoin the President from collecting and disclosing information about her private life that tend to “malign her and disgrace her dignity as a human being.”

“This case presents a novel issue of transcendental importance: Can a sitting President wage a personal vendetta against a petitioner and use the resources  of his powerful office to crucify her as a woman, a human being, and a duly elected senator in violation of her right to privacy in life, liberty and security?” the petition read adding that de Lima has been “repeatedly subjected to crude personal attacks” by Duterte which involve the “wrongful collection and publication of her alleged private affairs and activities outside of the realm of legitimate public concern.”

What I can say? De Lima may have been more credible in filing the petition had she answered the allegations that she had extra-marital affairs with her subordinates who were also reported to have been involved in illegal drugs. Siya kasi ang nag-umpisa nang lahat ng ito eh!

Anyway, it’s the words of DOJ Secretary Aguirre against his predecessor and now Sen. de Lima for the high court to evaluate the case. Baka finally, maghimala si de Lima at malamang tama siya.

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A bill that seeks to ensure an orderly traffic system by regulating driver applicants to undergo mandatory driving seminars and an actual driving test before granted full driving privileges is now filed in Congress.

Is reckless driving finally just a name of the past? I don’t think so.

I have been driving for as long as I can remember and what I’ve observed is even if we let arrogant drivers to swallow those pencils and test papers while applying for drivers’ license, some of them remain a threat to safety of other motorists.

Why? Dahil marami pa rin corrupt sa gobyerno at tarantadong tsuper. Sorry, nahawa na rin yata ako tulad sa presidente sa pagmumura!

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