• QC recalls permit for march for 44 commandos

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    ORGANIZERS of the “March for Justice for SAF 44” scheduled for Sunday will be arrested if they continue to stage a sympathy walk for the 44 slain Special Action Force (SAF) commandos from Camp Crame and converge at Quezon City Memorial Circle (QCMC).

    The Quezon City government issued this warning on Friday after it recalled the permit it issued earlier because the local police changed their recommendations to the city officials.

    If the organizers  pushed through with the sympathy walk for the 44 slain SAF troops this weekend, the police would have to arrest them, according to the city government.

    “It’s a police problem [if rally organizers continue the sympathy walk toward QCMC]. I have coordinated with the QCPD [Quezon City Police District], the policy is ‘no permit, no rally.’ Based on our latest information, they will proceed even without a permit,” Elmo San Diego, head of the city government’s Department of Public Order and Safety (DPOS), told The Manila Times.

    San Diego said the application by rally organizers for a permit to march and converge at QCMC on Sunday was approved “five or six days ago.”

    He, however, added that the city government decided to recall the permit on Wednesday (March 4) after the QCPD changed its recommendations.

    “The permit was recalled because so many groups have decided to join the rally, including left-leaning groups. It may get chaotic and hard to control,” San Diego explained.

    The Alumni of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) organized the event, which will start at Dasmariñas City in Cavite province and will end at Quezon Memorial Circle in Quezon City.

    Earlier, retired Chief Supt. Tomas Rentoy 3rd, chairman  of the PNPA Alumni Association Inc., said the indignation rally marks the 44-day period of mourning for the SAF troops.

    He said the activity will be conducted in two phases.  The first phase will be a 44-kilometer walk from Salitran, Dasmariñas City,  to the PNP headquarters at Camp Crame in Quezon City.

    The second phase will be from Camp Crame to QCMC, where an ecumenical Mass will be celebrated.

    Participants in Phase 1 will link up with Phase 2 participants and assemble at Camp Crame before joining the walk to QCMC.

    It was reported that running priest Fr. Robert Reyes will lead the joggers composed of PNPA alumni, cadets and sports clubs members from Cavite to Camp Crame, while the families of the 44 slain SAF commandos will lead the march from Camp Crame to QCMC.

    QCPD spokeswoman and Senior Insp. Maricar Taqueban confirmed that the local police department has received reports that several cause-oriented groups will be joining the march as it was announced that it is open to the public.

    “We have received reports that several groups with different agenda may join the event that may cause security threats and problems,” she said.

    “This was the reason why the QCPD recommended recalling the permit,” Taqueban added.

    San Diego warned that in case the organizers still pursue the event without a permit from the city government, they may be charged with violation of Batas Pambansa 880 or the Public Assembly Act of 1985.

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    1. gil arellano on

      is the permit recall has something to do with the presence of Kris at Police event in QC?

    2. We are seem helpless of the recent investigation being investigated by the people under the person that was being investigated.. that was seems the very reason for these symphaty walk.. LETS GO AND LETS WALK THE TALK!

    3. Sa mga ganitong aksyon ng pamunuan ng pulis, sila mismo ang nagpapalala ng sitwasyon. Di nila dapat sinasagkaan ang karapatan ng mamamayan, at, kung talagang may banta, ganpanan nila kanilang trabaho.

    4. God bless you Afp, Saf,police and all sa mga,sasali sa martsa. My prayers for justice of saf44!! MABUHAY ANG PILIPINAS!!!

    5. Bistek and the QCPD are actually on the side of the march organizers for all we know. They are aware of Pinoy’s mentality: “lalong nanggigigil habang pinipigil.” Expect many more will join, even those previously not interested before. Bistek for Senator!

    6. The present government has fallen into a hole and keeps on digging the hole deeper. They have become so paranoid. Telling one lie after the other they have destroyed their credibility with the people. Nobody wants to believe them anymore. Nobody will believe them even if they decide to. tell the truth

    7. This threat is all but hot air, if they do go through with the arrest of the march (note that this is not a protest) for justice of the 44 murdered SAF troopers, then how long does QCPD intend to hold in detention all the marchers? Does QCPD have enough space to hold all the marchers? Will QCPD file charges of public disturbance?

      The threat to arrest the marchers will not put fear into them, in fact it will give them a challenge to see through with the march, because whether QCPD likes it or not, it is for a justifiable cause and no one can render it a public disturbance.

      The main organizer is composed of alumni of PNPA, it would be foolhardy for them not to know how to police their ranks, and to be identified with so-called left-leaning groups. The very thought that a left-leaning group joining the march, would mean to say that members of Llamas AK47 (who has more to gain), is plotting to infiltrate the march and sow chaos and dissent to nullify the cause of the sympathy walk.

      • Huh? Can someone please tell the QC government that they are violating these people’s right to free expression and peaceful assembly?

    8. SANA NAMAN HUWAG PASINDAK ANG MGA NAIS MGMARTSA ,HINDI PA NAMAN MARSHALL LAW ANG UMIIRAL SA PILIPINAS KAYONG MGA KAPULISAN HUWAG NINYONG PAGTAKSILAN ANG SAF 44…

      • hindi nila masisindak ang mga ex-policemen, mga pulis din ito na nasalang sa mga kaguluhan nung panahon nila. Let’s see kung pano magkagulo kapag ginawa ng QC gov’t ito. Me permit na tapos binawi??? anong klaseng disposisyon meron ang administration nila? I doubt na me kinalaman dito si Kris, hehehe. Kasi type nya din si Bistek. Tahimik ang buhay ng gagong Bistek na ito kaya gustong sirain ni Kristeta. Ito naman Bistek na ito nagpapagago. Remember ung Feb. 25 Edsa? Ipinasara nila para wag makapagassemble ang mga gustong magrally dun. SCARED TO THE BONES SILA NA lumawak ang rally. SIGE MGA EX-PULIS ITULOY NYO YAN. GO ON!!!

    9. Police arresting their senior Officers, that ‘s one for the book. Go ahead, I will join you. Walang arrest arrest dito. It’s an empty threat coming from the ex-commander in Chief..

    10. Langya naman ka Nato, naglulupasay ka na para bang aping-api kayo sa balitang ito. Eh natunugan nga na jujoin kayo sa isang event na ang intensyon ng mga pasimuno e gunitain ang kamatayan ng SAF44. tapos makikimartsa kayo na may dalang pulang watawat. Kung naabot ng common sesnes mo na takot sa gulo ang LGU ng QC kaya nirecall ang permit, edi ok , magaling ka na. at nagets mo. pero sana tanggapin mo din na may common sense din naman ang mga organizer ng martsa na ito na pag kayo ang sumali sa martsa, may ibang agenda kayo. nde lingid sa kaalaman ng sambayanang may-utak un. Ano kayo friends? buddies? makiki-martsa tapos ngingiti lang kayo? neknek mo! wag kame ang lokohin nyo. ung mga nasa liblib na lugar na nirerepresenta nyo kuno ang sya lang maniniwala sa mga ipokrito at nakakalokong pangangatwiran nyo. Babayu depektib!

    11. apolonio reyes on

      This is MARTIAL LAW SUHOL-BUKOL, IS WORST THAN THE MARCOS MARTIAL LAW.
      May kasabihan sa Pilipino “MENTRAS PINIPIGIL-LALONG NANGIGIGIL ” GANITO ANG NAGYARI NUON, GANITO ANG MAGYAYARI ULI”. KITANG-KITA BUKOL NA ANG MGA BULSA NYO. KUHA MO BISTIK-SAN DIEGO-MONYOKAYO ?
      PEOPLE OF QC WILL NOT FORGIVE YOU DOING THIS TO THE FAMILIES OF SAF 44 FALLEN HEROES, DI BA SIRP ?

    12. The local government is using scared tactics, overzealous local capos of the Palace to stop the rally headed by the association of alumnni of police academy.
      They were former police officers themselves getting out in major streets to denounce the ineptness and abandonment by the President for the 44_SAF special forces to be slaughtered in Masapano.
      They can run to the courts to file for relief or go on the March invoking the sovereign powers of citizens for peaceful assembly guaranteed by the Constitution.

      Nataranta na ang Palasyo!

    13. Mayor Bistek of QC is merely following the order of PNoy to recall the SAF’s rally permit. Actually, the order came from Malacanyang to suppress freedom of speech and gathering.

    14. Boycott Liberal party representatives incumbent senators and binay … These is givibg justice to SAF 44 and to our nation

      • Kiss of death na ang sinumang endorse ni PNoy. Siguradong talo. And as of today March 7, 2015, biglang cancelled ang rally ng SAF which should be held in the QC Circle. Cancel ni Mayor Herbert Bautista upon the command of his boss, PNoy of Malacanyang. 40 thousand fuming mad PNP personnel. They will be insulted by this brazen shameless treatment PNoy gave them of cancelling the rally of SAF IN COMMEMORATION OF THE 44TH DAY OF 44 FALLEN COMRADES.

    15. One for all, all for one. Pag enaresto ang isa ay magpilit na magpa aresto ang lahat. Sa detention center mag rally….. yeheyyyy…..

    16. JAIME VALDEZ on

      Its called Sympathy walk for a reason. What part of sympathy does QCPNP not understand. Everyone who wishes to sympathize are welcome. I guess, should the walk happen, it would determine where sympathy of each and every PNP member lies. Espina and the PNP generals including the newly assigned SAF chief will have to show their men who they are sworn to protect. The Pilipino people or that crazy man on the other side of Pasig river.

    17. if we don’t do it now..then the 44 saf and others civilians who died fighting for peace… then there will be no tomorrow for peace and order in Philippines or even we lost our beloved country sold to anybody.. WE do not want war.. we just seek justice for those more than 44 saf and army died in just a day..The brutality our brother ,son ,friends suffered is what keeping all of us in pain. Walk for justice…