Group slams ‘selective justice’ for Sinas, ‘mañanita’ cops

A civil society group has denounced what it called “selective justice” over the special treatment given to Police Maj. Gen. Debold Sinas and other police officers who apparently violated

5/23/2020 1:09:00 AM

“This is clearly a rule of personalities and the absence of the rule of law. It is subjective, selective and unjust. It is a despicable example of how not to enforce the laws,” the Movement for Good Governance said. | melvingasconINQ

A civil society group has denounced what it called “selective justice” over the special treatment given to Police Maj. Gen. Debold Sinas and other police officers who apparently violated

But “(Sinas and company) are spared from the law, and considered irreplaceable,” the group noted as it stressed that the police general should be subject to disciplinary action not just for breaking quarantine rules but also for abuse of authority and “failing to demonstrate ethical behavior that is demanded from all public servants.”

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The group also cited Republic Act No. 11469, or the Bayanihan to Heal as One Act, which it said imposes a prison term of two months and a fine of up to P1 million for violations­—but only on erring local officials.“Did the legislators think that national government officials and members of the military and uniformed personnel are above the law?” MGG asked. “Public office is a public trust and government officials should lead by example. Otherwise, they are devoid of any moral authority to demand compliance from the citizenry.”

CoalitionMGG is a coalition of civil society organizations, and business and civic leaders.Among the 50 signatories in Wednesday’s statement were former Socioeconomic Planning Secretary and now Inquirer Opinion columnist Winnie Monsod (chair), journalist Vergel Santos and former Environment Secretary Elisea Gozun.

The PNP-Internal Affairs Service on May 15 filed criminal and administrative complaints against Sinas and his birthday well-wishers.On Thursday, presidential spokesperson Harry Roque said the legal action against Sinas would proceed even after Mr. Duterte made the decision not to sack the NCRPO chief.

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melvingasconINQ Ask DU30 on All these mess. Ok lang nman ata sa karamihang Tabogong Pilipino. So what's the problem. Sino ba ang mag lead sa Tabogo? melvingasconINQ Tanginamo Sinas! melvingasconINQ Movement for Good Governance? Dumbest joke ever! Ha ha ha Ha ha ha Ha ha ha melvingasconINQ melvingasconINQ Ganyan sa Pinas Me batas at me batas Naiwan sa iilan Ang kapakanan ng karamihan Sila sila sa itaas Tulad niyang si Sinas Si Roque, si Duque, si Uson Pag mali, move-on Accountability tuloy nawawala Higit kapit kapal mukha Ang bayan kung mamamatay o mabubuhay Nasa kanilang kamay

melvingasconINQ I'm afraid I will have to agree. The President moved on the case of the erring police official is uncalled for. No one is above the law. The law should apply to everyone. melvingasconINQ Filipinos shouldn't be surprised. After all, Duterte's rise to power was based mostly on that: personality politics.

melvingasconINQ Very alarming....if our law now applies selectively. We are prone to abuses, esp for ordinary filipinos melvingasconINQ Sinas should retire early. melvingasconINQ Partida, nagsinungaling pa. 'Edited' my butt. Kung normal magbirthday ng nakamask pati bisita, 'di siguro ako normal. Patry naman.

melvingasconINQ 'Pag yung mga taong gutom ang nakipagsapalarang lumabas para makahanap ng pagkain, kulong. Pero 'pag gathering for a birthday party, mahirap daw palitan?

Cases vs Sinas to proceed despite Duterte’s decision to keep him — PalaceMANILA, Philippines — Cases against Metro Manila police chief Gen. Debold Sinas will continue, Malacañang said Thursday, despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s remarks that he will stay in his KAguilarINQ galingan nyo ha? kase mukang panay kwentong barbero lang yang kaso kaso kina Koko at Fatbold KAguilarINQ Tuloy lang ang moro-moro. The King Can Do No Wrong.

Sinas not yet off the hook from charges despite Duterte defense: PalaceWhat is paasa Uhum!! They have to come up with something like this So people won’t bash them anymore. Feeling brainy kayo 🧠💀 utotniyopink

Duterte on keeping Sinas: ‘It’s on me’The PNP-IAS, which examined the pictures that were taken then, last Friday charged Sinas and the other officers, including five other police generals, with violating City Ordinance No. 12, or the mandatory wearing of face masks in public and stringent physical distancing, and the Mandatory Reporting of Notifiable Diseases and Health Events of Public Health Concern Act, or Republic Act No. 11332.

Palace: Sinas not yet off the hookPresident Duterte’s remarks in support of Metro Manila’s embattled police chief Maj. Gen. Debold Sinas will not have any bearing on the cases against him for alleged violation of community quarantine protocols, a Malacañang official said. | JMAurelioINQ JMAurelioINQ Yeah right... JMAurelioINQ Just like Duterte has nothing to do with ABSCBN’s closure according to Cayetano, right? JMAurelioINQ Grabe lokohan nalang to. Sinond investigador ang cocontra sa kanila?

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