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Probe cops in drug slays — Trillanes

  • Written by BTamayo
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SENATOR Antonio Trillanes IV has sought an investigation into the alleged involvement of members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in some extrajudicial killings (EJKs).

He filed Senate Resolution No. 201 urging the concerned Senate committee to probe the alleged involvement of some policemen in EJKs, such as the murder of a certain Zenaida Luz, an anticrime advocate in Mindoro.
   
Trillanes noted that out of the 3,844 reported deaths since last July 2,294 were victims of EJKs and the remaining 1,550 were killed in police operations.
   
“The figure is very alarming especially since members of government forces are allegedly being used to perpetuate this kind of killings,” said Trillanes.
   
He cited the case of the alleged involvement of two junior police officials in the killing of Luz, 51, Crime Watch (CCW) regional chairperson, identified as Sr. Insp. Magdalino Pimentel Jr. and Insp. Markson Almeranez.
   
Almeranez was even awarded this year as outstanding police officer by PNP chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa.
   
On top of this, the resolution also cited the October 4, 2016 article of The Guardian, a British National daily newspaper, which featured an unidentified senior PNP officer who bared that he belongs to the 10 newly-formed and highly secretive special operations teams