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By ANAD Parylist
July 5, 2011

QUEZON CITY  –  “The Davao City punching-of the-sheriff incident definitely shows the city leadership’s penchant to use force against its people and arrogant display of authority against the sacral human rights of individuals and utter disregard of the rule of law,” said ANAD Rep. Jun Alcover.

The ANAD solon said that even as Davao City Mayor Sarah Duterte-Carpio bears that inherent duty to maintain law and order in the city, amid the demolition order duly issued by Judge Manuel Carpio of the Davao City Regional Trial Court Branch 16, “Her punching of the court’s Sheriff, shown in TV news footages, smacks of sheer arrogance of power and authority reminiscent of her father’s administration, now City Vice-Mayor Rodrigo ‘Digong’ Duterte, who effectively implanted fear among his people and cow-towed Davaoeńos to submission,” he explained.

“No one easily forgets when lives were easily snapped by bullets fired from the firearms of Davao Death Squad personalities reportedly upon orders of then City Mayor Digong Duterte,” Rep. Alcover quipped.

Referring to the order of Mayor Duterte-Carpio terminating all assistance of the city government to the Davao City Hall of Justice, “Understandably, she and Digong are indeed one and of the same breed. This happened to the PNP, to an Army brigade under the 10th ID, PA, and I will not be surprised if she does the same to the Judges and employees at the Davao City Hall of Justice,” he stressed.

“With the ‘I punched the sheriff’ story already hitting the international wires, there is truth to the saying - - Like daughter, like father! Absolutely, this is a blatant display of – placing in her hands the law and authority of the public office she represents, which is frowned and shunned by the civilized world. Only tyrants do with out remorse! ” he added.

Reacting to the chorale of hallelujah’s sounded by Maoist communist legal front organizations, led by Bagong Alyansa Makabayan (BAYAN), on City Mayor’s despicable display of arrogance, Rep. Alcover said that ANAD expected this to happen. “No one but her allies in the Maoist sectoral front organizations, including the Maoist terrorist NPAs, would immediately come to her defense. If they fail to do so, they (Maoist communist groups) would certainly loose the millions of pesos of financial support from the city government reportedly taken from its Peace and Order Funds.”

Reminding public officials of the Code of Conduct and Ethics that must be observed while in office, “I call on the Secretary Jessie Robredo of the DILG to make good of his statement to subject Mayor Duterte to an administrative investigation,” Rep. Alcover said.

“While the Local Government Code extends to local government Chief Executives explicit powers and authority to efficiently and effectively deal with the affairs of his political jurisdiction, this is not absolute. There are still laws and statutes that must be faithfully observed. Anyone who violates these must be dealt with accordingly and swiftly, if only to send a message that we are a government of laws and not of braggarts” he stressed.