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Philippines Pres DU30 gives authorities okay to shoot those violating coronavirus lockdown orders

Philippines president gives authorities okay to shoot those violating coronavirus lockdown orders

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Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte is allowing for the use of deadly force against those found violating lockdown standards implemented in an effort curtail the spread of the coronavirus.

In a televised address on Wednesday, Duterte emphasized the importance of respecting the quarantine guidelines as authorities work to slow the virus, which has infected nearly 1 million people worldwide, according to Reuters. The volatile leader added he’s granted the military and local authorities permission to shoot those resisting the new measures and abusing medical officials.

“It is getting worse. So once again I’m telling you the seriousness of the problem and that you must listen,” Duterte said in a broadcast to the nation’s 107 million residents.

“My orders to the police and military ... if there is trouble and there’s an occasion that they fight back and your lives are in danger, shoot them dead.”

“Is that understood? Dead. Instead of causing trouble, I will bury you.”

National police chief Gen. Archie Gamboa on Thursday clarified the president’s remarks, noting authorities understood he “just overemphasized” the law and that lethal force would only be used when absolutely necessary, Bloomberg News reported.

Duterte’s warning came one day after the Philippines recorded its largest daily increase of infections and coronavirus deaths. The total confirmed cases most recently stood at 2,084, with 88 fatalities.

It also came on the heel of media reports detailing the arrests of several residents in a poor area of Manila, who were protesting a lack of sufficient government food and aid.


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  • Juan Plus OneJuan Plus One PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    All talk.  Supreme leader Duterte can't even arrest Kovid Pimentel. 
  • Plantation BoyPlantation Boy PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    edited April 3
    Did Duterte really ordered to shoot those who will defy the lockdown?

    Who will kill more Pinoys, MILITARY-20 or COVID-19?
  • kalyesh!tekalyesh!te PEx Rookie ⭐
    edited April 3

    Babarilin ang mga tao eh ang kalaban COVID 19

  • joerizjoeriz PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Did Duterte really ordered to shoot those who will defy the lockdown?

    Who will kill more Pinoys, MILITARY-20 or COVID-19?
    Too bad no one is developing a vaccine for MILITARY-20 or will there ever be one.
  • joerizjoeriz PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Remember my post in the thread Manila Lockdown last March 12?
    Duterte is becoming more and more predictable.

    joeriz said:

    Will there be barricades and barbed wire fences on roadways out of Manila?

    What will the military do for those who try to get out of Manila?

    Will they shoot them?
    It will take only one person shouting in the street: "We're all gonna die!! We're all gonna die!" To cause panic and chaos!

    11 million people! Just imagine, how they are going to be supplied with food and water when supplies and items in groceries ran out.

    Can the Philippines government even create one decent hospital in ten days?

    "Contagion" and "Outbreak" are not just movies anymore!

  • Plantation BoyPlantation Boy PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    MANILA, Philippines — A total of 87,494 individuals have violated quarantine protocols in the last three weeks, of which 21,996 were arrested, according to the Philippine National Police (PNP).

    Data provided by Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, head of the Joint Task Force Corona Virus Shield, on Monday showed that of the violators, 48,635 are from Luzon where the monthlong enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) is currently in place.

    Another 16,612 came from Visayas, and 22,209 were from Mindanao. They were described as “curfew or disobedience violators” in the PNP data provided by Eleazar, who is also the PNP deputy chief for operations.

    Of the total number of arrested violators, 4,206 were already subjected to inquest and 17,790 are due for regular filing of complaints.

    Another 61,314 were warned while 4,184 were fined, according to the PNP data.

    None were shot, except for some crazy guy with a bolo.
  • Plantation BoyPlantation Boy PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐

    Philippine police reportedly shot a man dead under Duterte's orders to kill any lockdown troublemakers

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    INSIDERApril 5, 2020
    Soldiers stay at a checkpoint in the Philippines at midnight in March

    Lisa Marie David/NurPhoto / Getty

    • Philippine police reportedly killed a man for disobeying President Rodrigo Duterte's strict quarantine rules. 
    • The man, 63, threatened local officials with a scythe after they told him to wear a face mask, a local police report said, according to Al Jazeera
    • This appears to be the first reported case of someone being shot dead in the Philippines for disobeying lockdown rules. 
    • Duterte told the country on Wednesday that he had ordered the police and military to shoot perceived troublemakers amid the coronavirus outbreak.



    Philippine police reportedly killed a man for disobeying President Rodrigo Duterte's strict quarantine rules, a day after the president ordered the military and police to shoot any lockdown troublemakers dead.

    On Thursday, a 63-year-old man became angry and threatened local officials and police after he was cautioned for not wearing a face mask, Al Jazeera reported, citing a local police report. The incident happened in Agusan del Norte, a southern province in the Philippines. 

    According to the report, the man, who was thought to have been drunk, attacked local officials with a scythe. A police officer who was trying to subdue the man opened fire, killing him.

    The incident happened the day after Duterte told the country's 107 million people in a televised address that he had ordered the police and military to shoot perceived troublemakers amid the coronavirus outbreak.

    "My orders to the police and the military, if anyone creates trouble, and their lives are in danger: Shoot them dead," Duterte said.

    Duterte said the government's orders needed to be followed and the country needed to maintain order. 

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a late night live broadcast in Malacanang Manila Philippines on April 3
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    Toto Lozano/Malacanang Presidential Photographers Divisiion / AP

    On Friday, Duterte reiterated his point in another TV address, telling the nation that without strong restrictions, the pandemic would not end.

    "So if you don't want to follow, then I will finish you to protect the lives of the innocent who don't want to die," he said.   

    The man killed was the first reported case of someone being shot dead for not following coronavirus lockdown rules in the Philippines.  

    As of April 5, the Philippines had 3,246 confirmed cases of COVID-10, with 152 deaths.

    Soldiers at a checkpoint in the Philippines at midnight in March.
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte speaks during a late night live broadcast in Malacanang, Manila, Philippines on April 3.

  • Juan Plus OneJuan Plus One PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Si Kokovid Pimentel nakulong na ba?


  • topnotch97topnotch97 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ^^ nope. asahan mo kapag kapartido ni Digong, not guilty ang hatol.

    tignan mo si Kikiam Cayetano nuong South East Kikiam Game. wala ren.
  • hellraiser2.hellraiser2. PEx Veteran ⭐⭐

    Witnesses: Ex-soldier shot dead by QC cop unarmed


    The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is leaning toward the possibility that the gun allegedly found in the bag of former Army Cpl. Winston Ragos may have been planted.

    NBI spokesperson Ferdinand Lavin said on Wednesday that some witnesses had testified that Ragos, who was shot dead by a policeman after being accosted near a quarantine checkpoint in April, was not carrying a firearm at that time.

    “There are already persons who testified that he was unarmed. I think that is the direction of our investigation,” Lavin told members of the media in an interview.

    Case buildup

    He clarified, however, that their investigation had yet to be concluded and was still in the “case buildup stage.”

    “This is a developing investigation. What is good here is that there are those who cooperated. When the NBI conducted a crime scene investigation, they went to the area and then checked on the persons who could testify and there were those who gave their statements,” he said.

    The 33-year-old retired Army officer died after he was shot twice by a Quezon City police officer near a quarantine checkpoint on April 21. The policeman had earlier accosted him for allegedly violating quarantine protocols. A viral video of the incident showed Ragos arguing with police officers as neighbors tried to tell the latter that the victim was suffering from a mental condition. When Ragos reached inside his sling bag, Police Master Sgt. Daniel Florendo Jr. shot him. The Quezon City Police District later said that a gun was found in Ragos’ bag.

    Impartial probe

    The commanding general of the Armed Forces had asked the NBI to conduct an “impartial investigation” of the former soldier’s killing.

    Ragos had been confined four times in a military hospital in a span of six years after surviving several encounters with communist rebels in Camarines Norte province.

    He suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder and was recommended for discharge in January 2017 after doctors declared him no longer fit to serve.


  • DunedainDunedain PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    BANG BANG!


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