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On an SS  recent post on the no parking on sidestreets and of roads, came this reaction from the Baliwasan Chief Tanod, Ryan Aguado that delivered an agreeably strong point. “Mas bueno siguro el double parking lang sila man strikto (Better, perhaps, if they would only be strict on the No Double rule.”

Correct. That way, small earners will not be unjustly deprived of gthe richly needed income, leaving still enough breathing space for cruising vehicles.

Such point raised there by Aguado. Bravo, amigo.

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Here is a possible turning point on skepticisms about the 14 May barangay elections.

For lack of time and support by majority members, the proposed postponement of the May 14 barangay elections this year might not get the approval of the Senate. Congress will go on recess on March 23 and will resume on May 14.

In Pilipino, Majority Floor Leader, Tito Sotto said, even if the Senate considers the proposal, Congress had barely a week left to conduct hearings and approve it before the break.

He said it was already “physically impossible” to tackle the proposal, unless it is certified urgent by President Rodrigo Duterte.

For the pro-postponement that Duterte move could be the saving grace.

That will simlarly reveal the stand of Digong on the matter. And if that happens, bye-bye polls, is almost a certainty.

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The Department of Justice (DOJ) has dismissed a drug complaint against businessman and suspected drug lord Peter Lim as well as his co-respondents, including self-confessed drug lord Rolan “Kerwin” Espinosa Jr.

The cited reasons. The PNP based its complaint on the sworn statements issued by Adorco (first n ame not mentioned) who was arrested on Jul. 8, 2016 during a drug buy-bust operation in Albuera, Leyte.

“Assessing Adorco’s allegations in his affidavits, we, however, find the same unworthy of consideration,” read the DOJ resolution…. His testimonies are rife with inconsistencies and contradictions, and run against the standards of human experience and the logical course of reality,” the resolution pointed out.

“Indeed, for an evidence to be believed, it must proceed not only from the mouth of a credible witness but must be credible in itself as to hurdle the test of conformity with the knowledge and common experience of mankind,” it stressed.

Adorco, who claims being an associate of Espinosa, stated in his sworn statements that among Lim’s many drug transactions with Espinosa was the meeting in Thailand where Adorco was also present…

But the DOJ cited several inconsistencies in his testimony, which we skip mentioning here folr  space canstraints. It was awash with them….

“Therefore the uncorroborated statements of Adorco, which are the only evidence against the respondents, have no probative value and are inadmissible in evidence against them,” the DOJ said.

Meanwhile. Chief Insp. Jovie Espenido, Ozamiz City police director the police officer who ran after alleged drug lord Kerwin Espinosa expressed dismay over the dismissal of criminal charges against the drug personality and fellow accused Peter Lim.

Espenido raised the possibility on Tuesday that the Philippine National Police (PNP) did not submit Espinosa’s testimonies given during a Senate hearing.

Espenido was the chief of police of Albuera, Leyte, where Espinosa’s father Rolando was detained and later killed.

He said, Espinosa had admitted that he is a drug lord during the Senate hearing.

On the other hand, Sen. Grace Poe lamented how a “self-confessed drug lord” like Espinosa could be absolved by the State, terming it “perplexing. (By Jimmy Cabato)




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