The PNP was a colonial creation. Now, it’s become an institution terrorizing the people it promised to serve.

On April 21, 2020, just a few weeks after a lockdown was enforced in Manila due to the coronavirus pandemic, Winston Ragos, who was mentally challenged, was shot dead by policeman Daniel Florendo Jr. in Quezon City. Two bullets pierced Ragos’ body before he fell to the ground. Ragos allegedly violated quarantine protocols, which were, at the time, closely monitored and controlled by the Philippine National Police. According to the latest updates on the case, Florendo is facing administrative and criminal probes.

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