Opinion: The PNP’s Onion-Skinness
ADDING INSULT TO INJURY. The police in collaboration with the military and in cahoots with some prosecuting attorneys in the prosecution system, have colludedto file trumped-up charges charges against members and leaders of cause-oriented groups, sectoral organizations and party-lists political parties’ leaders and members.
We say some prosecutors in reference to precisely that - some prosecutors because many prosecutors and fiscals are really doing their job.
We are particularly referring to prosecuting attorney, Ronald Yngson of Sagay City who included the names of about six or seven members of innocent people or persons of the charges and endorsed improbable complaints to the judges of the RTC in Cadiz City which forthwith issued warrants of arrest and corresponding bail bonds. The problem is that if one does not have the cash to buy his freedom out from the courts, he would rot in jail. The rest of those issued warrants of arrest could be innocent as well, but we cannot comment on these because we don’t know them.
PROVEN IN MANY CASES. These have been proven in many cases and documents we have in our possession have shown that many non-combatants with many members of patriotic and local organizations have been included in the charges linked with the burning of the Toboso town transloading station, the raid on the Victorias Milling Company (VICMICO) and the NPA raid on the fishpond owned by the Sarrosas in Barangay Bulanon in Sagay City.
If we are not mistaken, there has been no concrete proofs of the identities of the accused in these alleged NPA assaults. In order to immobilize legal organizations, their names and we mean those who are included in the complaints and later issued warrants of arrest are attached to documents of the same and in lieu of John Does or Jane Does, are arrested or picked up. Those who could not afford the bailbonds go into hiding. How, indeed, have dozens of those issued warrants of arrest including simple and ordinary workers have gone into hiding because they could not afford to post bail bonds? Or to suffer the loss and lack of basic needs because instead of using the heard-earned cash they have saved they have instead used these to post bail bonds for their temporary freedom?
This is injustice of a definitely huge proportions. How many have gone underground because they could not post bail bonds and thus, prefer to go up the hills and political workers of the underground movements or as guerillas of the NPAs?
But of course, many who are ordered arrested by the courts go into hiding because they will rot in prison for their inability to post bail.
And how many have gone underground because of these trumped-up charges?
The government is the loser for these. Tell you me, but indeed!*