Wednesday, 10 September 2014 11:25
(BY: ATTY. BATAS MAURICIO) LIFE’S INSPIRATIONS: “… In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evildoers and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived…” (2 Timothy 3:12, the Holy Bible).
POLICE CRIMINALS ALL OVER AGAIN! I guess many Filipinos were proven correct once more when they theorized that elements of the Philippine National Police (PNP) could have beeen the only ones who could have pulled off the daring noontime kidnapping in EDSA, Mandaluyong City, without anyone of the malefactors even giving a hoot if the thousands of people plying that part of Metro Manila’s busiest highway everyday were watching them.
As it turned out, the men with pointed guns, ready to fire if their kidnap victims put up even the semblance of a resistance, were, save for one who was dismissed from the PNP earlier, all policemen in active duty, assigned with the La Loma Police Station in Quezon City. Thanks to a citizen who had the presence of mind to take a picture of the incident and who had the bravery to upload that picture in the Internet, we now know the truth!
But to me, that policemen carried out this heinous crime at all is no longer the story here. The news here is that, considering their display of arrogant bravery and taking advantage of the Filipino’s well-known disinterest or aversion to report a crime, these rouge members of the PNP could not have carried out their crime, with terrifying precision, if they were not sure that their higher-ups or superior officers would back them up, for one reason or another.
ARE THERE BACKERS OF THE EDSA PNP KIDNAPPERS? So PNP Director General Alan Purisima must endeavor to conduct a personal interrogation of the eight or so policemen who are now being said to have carried out the kidnapping and the taking of some P2 million in cash from the kidnap victims. Purisima must determine where did a part of that P2 million—P1.7 million or so—go, since only P300,000.00 could be accounted for now.
Just for the record, media reports identified these eight as: Chief Inspector Joseph De Vera, Senior Inspector Oliver Villanueva, SPO1 Ramil Hachero, PO2 Weavin Masa, PO2 Mark de Paz, PO2 Jerome Datinguinoo, PO2 Ebonn Decatoria, all of the La Loma police station, and PO2 Jonathan Rodriguez of the Quezon City Police Department’s public safety battalion.
Purisima should endeavor to determine, from his personal questioning of all these suspects, why were they so bold in committing the kidnapping. Could it be that, as many quarters are saying now, a much-ranking official or somebody who really wields power and influence in the PNP or even in the Aquino government is backing them up? Surely, no lower-ranked PNP official would dare do this crime if there is no bigger fish than him, right?
ROUGE PNP MEN PROVING THE BIBLE TRUE: Again, let me say once more, with greater feeling this time: people becoming criminals have been prophesied to happen in the Bible, as it is indeed happening now. Again, the prophecy is accurately playing itself out, and unless and until we pay serious attention to what the Bible says is the antidote to this malady, we shall all perish as a people.
2 Timothy 3:1-5 and 8 of the Bible is quite explicit in this. It says that during the last times, people will become unholy, brutal, without self-control, not lovers of the good, and lovers of themselves and of money. They would be haters of God even if they profess to be religious, and they will have depraved minds.
The Bible, in those verses, tells us: “Have nothing to do with such people” because “they are the kind who… are loaded down with sins and are swayed by all kinds of evil desires…” We must therefore all be careful that God’s prophecy, and warnings of destruction even in eternity, will not happen to us and our loved ones.
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