Kidnapping is rampant in Metro Manila,Philippines. The kidnappers favorite victims are the Filipino Chinese, known for their millions, who can afford to pay for the ransom money. Recently, a Filipino-Chinese businesswoman was abducted inside her office in Metro Manila. Her relatives had immediately called the authorities for help but failed to rescue the kidnap victim. Sally Chua was easily transported from Metro Manila to Mindanao.She and the kidnappers traveled successfully by land, sea and air. After 6 days of being held up, she was rescued from the hands of 15 kidnappers while about to withdraw P15 million as her ransom in Davao City. Davao City Police killed 3 of the kidnappers and arrested one of them.
It was traumatic for the victims knowing that authorities was already right in front of you many times but failed to do their job correctly. During a press conference, Chua said in a press conference that the police officers in Metro Manila did not take action to intercept the kidnappers. “The first day, I was mad. We were trapped in traffic on EDSA but no policemen made the effort to intercept. If they conducted pursuit operations, they could have caught up with the kidnappers. We traveled on EDSA for almost an hour,” she said. “There were checkpoints but our vehicles were not checked. If the police checked on the vehicles, they could have seen the M-16 baby Armalite rifle and other short firearms,” she added. The police checkpoints set up along Osmeña Highway were ineffective, according to the victim.
It is sad to hear that when it comes to rescuing the victims, we can't count on the authorities in Metro Manila. All the check points are useless. It is either they are incapable for the job or are too scared to check all the cars so they just let them get away easily. But don't generalized the poor performance of the law enforcer, Philippines has Davao City, were criminals are not welcome. Mayor Rodrigo Duterte made it clear that Davao City is not a safe place for criminals, “It is either you leave Davao City horizontally or vertically. It is your choice. Just do not f*** here in my city,”. Davao has zero tolerance to criminals , they eliminate them in the face in their city. But the Commission on Human Rights under the leadership of Etta Rosales was not happy when the Davao police killed those kidnappers. Malacanang even reminded Duterte that a shoot-to-kill order is against the law.
If shoot to kill is illegal, then what the is legal way to kill these criminals? If you were in the shoes of those policemen, will you give them the chance to live? Remember these are heavily armed criminals and do not hesitate to kill if given a chance.