Editorial: Body-worn cameras

The country’s law enforcement finally embraces the use of body-worn cameras (BWCs) after years of public clamor in the wake of alleged human rights violations in the government’s intensified war against illegal drugs. To recall, not long after President Rodrigo Duterte’s impassioned term-starter pronouncements to curb illegal drugs in the country, the body count has […]

150 PRO 7 personnel get the jab

A TOTAL of 150 doses of the 300 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine that the Department of Health (DOH) 7 allocated for the Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 were administered to police personnel on Thursday, July 8, 2021. The PRO 7 hopes it will receive more vaccines against coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) so the entire […]

Editorial: Welcome developments

The Philippine National Police (PNP) began using body cameras in its operatioons on June 4, 2021. That took around four years since it began procurement in 2017, one of the takeaways from the public pressure following the killing of 17-year-old Kian delos Santos and 19-year old Karl Angelo Arnaiz in August 2017 in Caloocan City. […]

Editorial: Virtue signalling

Whether or not Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Guillermo Eleazar’s dressing down of Police Master Sgt. Hensie Zinampan in public was mere show, it may help to look at the context that charged the official’s frustration. It wasn’t also the first time that he did so on an erring cop—he did the same, and even […]