MEMO QUESTIONED | ACT files petition to stop profiling, harassment by PNP

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JANUARY 17, 2019 — The Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) has filed a petition to the Court of Appeals to put a stop to the alleged profiling and harassment of its members by the Philippine National Police (PNP).

According to ACT Secretary General Raymond Basilio, their petition questions the validity of the PNP memo to profile its members and asks the court to issue a temporary restraining order (TRO).

“Pagkatapos ng filing ng TRO ay kasunod na ang filing ng writ of amparo bilang proteksyon sa mga lider at members. Pangalawa yung paghahain ng writ of habeas data upang sirain lahat ng nakuhang impormasyon ng kapulisan at dapat itong ideclare ng korte na ito ay iligal na impormasyon dahil ito ay nakuha sa iligal na paraan. At yung pangatlo ay yung paghahabla natin sa mga kapulisan na involved sa Ombudsman at sa korte,” said Basilio.

Meanwhile, PNP chief Oscar Albayalde welcomes the decision of ACT to bring the issue to court. Albayalde says this will give the police an opportunity to clarify matters.

“That’s good so that we can answer sa proper forum hindi yung sa media. I think this is a way para malaman talaga kung ano ang katotohonan at kung ano talaga ang ginagawa ng ating kapulisan at kung sino talaga ang mga tao na ito,” said Albayalde.

Albayalde reminds the group that he had ordered the relief of intelligence personnel allegedly involved in the supposed harassment of ACT members.