Philippine Collation of Corruption & Extra Judicial Killing

We collate the daily consumption of unabated massive Philippine extra judicial killings and corruption since 2001 to enable the International Community and Filipino to view. Opposition leaders, journalist, church leaders, farmers are murdered (780+ since 2001 and rising every day).

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Extra Judicial Killing 835th on 20th Feb 2007

Journalist killed. Hernani Pastolero Jr., editor of a Cotobato City newspaper, was gunned down in front of his house in Shariff Kabunsuan town, Sultan Kudarat province. 20 February 2007.
Pastolero is the 60th journalist killed under GMA?s administration. He is the 834th victim of extra-judicial killings under GMA. The 835th is Federico Estanes Jr. ABC president of Pilar, Sorsogon. When will all these killings stop?
Meanwhile, believe it or not, two prisoners in the Caloocan City Jail are shot dead by a fellow prisoner. Inmate Bonifacio Bate shot dead Raymund Custodio and Rizalino Pangilinan inside the prison yard with a 22 cal. revolver. Prisoners have guns? No wonder you have constant jailbreaks.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Andres Acosta radio reporter dzIC killed (stabbed)

Another journalist was slain in the town of Batac in Ilocos Norte, north of Manila, on Wednesday night when he was stabbed by an unidentified assailant, police reported yesterday.
Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Supt. Leopoldo Bataoil, Ilocos regional police director, said he has directed Ilocos provincial director Senior Supt. Roman Felix and PNP-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) regional head Senior Supt. Melvin Bolabota to look into the killing of radio reporter Andres Acosta. Bataoil added Acosta, who had worked
for the local radio station dzIC, was assaulted around 10 p.m. Wednesday, after which the suspect fled. The local police hinted that the killing may be work-related, saying Acosta in the past testified in a court case and has since been a marked man. He had been receiving death threats, Chief Supt. Bienvenido Rayco said without identifying any suspects. Rayco added Acosta was found dead on the national highway. He said Acosta bled to death as he apparently was trying to get himself to the hospital. But the government-run Philippine News Agency also yesterday said the victim was taken to a nearby hospital where he died, making him the 27th Filipino journalist to be slain since January 2001, based on figures of the PNP Task Force Usig.
Of the 26 previous killings, task force chief and PNP deputy chief for operations Deputy Director General Avelino Razon said, 21 have been solved, meaning cases have been filed in the courts, while the rest are still under investigation. I ordered the provincial (police director) and the regional CIDG chief to proceed to Batac and supervise the ongoing investigation with instructions to immediately identify the suspect and the motive, Bataoil said.
Acosta is the fifth journalist to be killed in the Philippines this year, after seven were murdered in 2005.
The spate of unsolved killings targeting members of the press has made the Philippines the second most dangerous place for journalists next to Iraq, press watchdog groups say. Gina Peralta-Elorde, PNA and AFP

Tuesday, December 5, 2006

RP Killings more complex - EU

RP killings ‘more complex’ than extra judicial tag -- EU 12/05/2006

It appears that the EU Commission needs to properly investigate the case studies on these murder cases. The seemingly neverending extra-judicial killings, agents of the government had perpertrated with impunity. The murders are political through & through as any professional murder investigator would tell you. Don't treat the Filipino citizen as stupid, because stupid they are not!

Saturday, December 2, 2006

anna de brux

HILLBLOGGER & Hillblogger Jr says on 1st December 2006

I also would like to re-post here comments I made in Quezon's blog following a co-commenter's post:
Aside from the killings, we have to remember the abductions. In Iraq, it is the insurgents that are abducting innocents. Over here, it is the military, our sworn protectors, that have abducted the
UP students Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeno
. cvj said this on November 23rd, 2006 at 2:00 am Indeed, cvj. One of those young students is or was a would be mother. So, where are Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeno? What happened to them? where are they?

Why can’t Gloria demand that the military shed light into their disappearance? Is their disappearance a result of an “ongoing warfare” too? Then, Gloria must face the music and tell the world that she has declared war on her own people!
Their names happen to be on the list that Gloria received from the Amnesty International delegates she invited to meet with her in London. She gave her “word of honor” that these abductions and politically motivated killings would be solved. Nobody told her to make the promise that she would use the full powers of her office to solve these killings (and abductions) - but she did it.
Is this another “parole en l’air”? What happened to them? where are they? Why can’t Gloria demand that the military shed light into their disappearance? Gloria by having appropriated chief executive powers for herself as well as the role of commander in chief of the armies and the police, could easily COMMAND the military and the police to release the young women or to send their bodies back to their families if they are dead. If the chief of staff or a major service commander could easily demand of a subaltern TO PRODUCE” (a tradition in the military) anything and everything, financial and otherwise, why can’t one who calls herself commander in chief do the same to her chief of staff, armed forces?
anna de brux said this on November 23rd, 2006 at 3:09 am

Wednesday, November 29, 2006

A LEADER of a militant farmers’ group and his wife were killed with .45 caliber pistols by two unidentified men fled opn foot toward Barangay Fatima on 27th Nov 2006 General Santos.
Jimmy D. Sanchez, 46, General Santos; president of Mindanao Unified Farmers Association Inc., and his wife
Estrelita Gocela Sanchez, 46, were the 116th and 117th victims of political killings under the Arroyo administration based on PNP records.
Chief Supt. German Doria, Police Regional Office 12 director, said bystander Romeo Valdeviezo of Barangay Apopong, was hit in the right forearm in the attack in Block 1, Purok Maliwanag, Barangay Calumpang around 7:30 p.m.
The human rights group Karapatan and militant groups claim at least 791 had been victims of extra-judicial killings since President Arroyo came to power in 2001.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Marlene Garcia-Esperat a gunman walked into her house in the city of Tacurong, shot her in front of her family, died instantly from the single bullet wound to her head. The gunman and his accomplice escaped on a motorcycle. An anti-graft columnist for the newspaper the Midland Review in the southern island of Mindanao, Garcia-Esperat, 45, was under police protection as a result of death threats. Local news reports said that on the day of the shooting, she let her two guards leave early for the Easter holiday. Her husband George her murder was connected to a corruption story she wrote, accusing a police officer of illegal logging activity. Tacurong Police Chief Raul Supiter said that no motive had been ruled out, according to the Philippines-based MindaNews news service.On April 11, police announced the arrest of four suspects, including an army sergeant. The four were said to confess their involvement in May, according to local reports. Newspapers have reported several possible leads as to the mastermind; those reports included allegations that two officials from the Mindanao Department of Agriculture, Osmena Montaner and Estrella Sabay, plotted Garcia-Esperat's murder. The officials denied the accusations, but one of the defendants, Randy Barua, a former bodyguard for Sabay, and told police that he hired the gunmen at the behest of Montaner and Sabay, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported. Murder charges were brought against the two officials, but a judge dismissed them on August 31 because of what he termed insufficient and conflicting evidence. The Esperat family lawyer, Nena Santos, told the Manila Standard that the dismissal was "highly questionable and suspicious," and that it was a "miscarriage of justice." Santos said the judge made the decision the day before being transferred to another court, and the court clerk did not announce the ruling until September 20.Press freedom groups protested the dismissal of charges against the accused masterminds. The four initial defendants also complained to President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Gerry Cabayag, identified as the gunman, said he was afraid of retribution from the two agriculture officials, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported.

Klein Cantoneros DXAA commentator 4th May 2005 met by a hail of gunfire from two men on board a motorcycle. Police later said he had been hit seven times.