if on mobile device: Pls click “Listen in browser” on the soundcloud pod below…
(image derived from an Inquirer photo, used here non-commercially for academic purposes)
From the Inquirer: “President Rodrigo Duterte himself would review the Department of Justice (DOJ)’s controversial dismissal of drug charges against alleged big-time drug lords, Malacañang said Tuesday.
“xxx (O)n (his spokesperson’s) Facebook, Duterte vented his ire against Secretary of Justice Vitaliano Aguirre II after the reported dismissal of drug charges against alleged big-time drug lords Peter Lim and Kerwin Espinosa, along with several others.
” “PRRD: (on DOJ dismissal of case vs Lim and Espinosa) I will invoke my power of supervision and control and will review dismissal,” xxx on Facebook.
“PRRD to SOJ: Pag-nakawala yan si Lim at Espinosa, sya [Aguirre] ang ipapalit ko [If Lim and Espinosa escape, I will put him in jail.) I can review that dismissal order. Nag-amin na nga sa Congress! Why not admit it as evidence against him?” (on his spox’s FB)
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Question: Has he issued instructions to forward the file to him for review?
Has he even summoned the DOJ secretary and the prosecutors responsible as part of his supervisory function over the DOJ ?
Has Duterte issued an order to stay the dismissal order of his prosecutors?
“Du30 to review dismissal of drug charges of self-confessed druglords” char,
(if on mobile device: Pls click “Listen in browser” on the soundcloud pod below to hear the continuation of the Duterte huhuhu playlist … )
Breaking: PDEA Director dismantles Oplan Tokhang and Oplan Double Barrel
Happening now: Interview of PDEA Director Aaron Aquino by News to Go anchors Kara David and Howie Severino:
PDEA Director Aaron Aquino in answer to a query said he was dismantling Operation Tokhang and Operation Double Barrel as all operations and activities in pursuing illegal drug suspects have been transferred to the PDEA.
No details were released by the PDEA Director on how they planned to conduct the anti-drug operations except to say that they had 2,000 personnel and would be wearing green PDEA shirts as their uniform.
This came when, less than 72 hours after the release of the SWS survey on an 18% steep fall in the President’s satisfaction rating, the President immediately transferred supervision and control over the war against poor drug users, este, er, the war against illegal drugs, to the PDEA.
(might we suggest a more rational operation to the PDEA: go for the big fish — they’re swimming in the ports of entry, bays and harbors, and wading in plush villages… But what about those responsible for the massive killings?)