This is a bunch of damn bull shit. Angel Witch, Devil Witch and Voodoo closed down for Fire Violations. These bars are run with strict observation of all the laws, rules and regulations. Additionally, the owner has always played along with the mickey mouse local "charity" benefits. For some reason, the powers that be could not get management for bar fines or underage girls so obviously lets harass him in another way. Why, what is the objective. I remember when Jess Aires went after the Golden Nile in the same manner. Jess passed away from a heart attack, so who is the leader of the pack now?
All bar owners are wondering, "what is the objective?". There are many theories, rumors and half truths floating around. Remember the "Jo Jo" group of a few years back, could this be the beginning of a similar group? The owners are desperate to bring peace to the area again so they are ripe for the picking.
Customers are safe and welcome but how can you tell if the bar you are sitting in will be raided and closed down or closed down for a fire violation? You can't!
The word has spread quickly, even got a text from someone in Subic just now. When the hell can I write some good news for a change about the entertainment area. At least in the days of Al Capone you knew what to expect if you did not pay. Gee, is there a similarity here??
I just received this article so I think it is proper to include it here. Draw your own conclusions:
CIDG’s chief’s ‘no-take’ policy takes it’s toll
Published : Thursday, July 18, 2013 00:00 Article Views : 81
Written by : Alfred Dalizon
FOUR months after he assumed the position of director of the National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, Chief Supt. Frank Uyami Jr. said his ‘no-take’ policy remains the same and that he would not hesitate to relieve anybody who dares to defy his order. “I think that many things are already being done to curb corruption in the police force as a result of reforms launched by PNP chief, Gen.AlanPurisima, and DILG Secretary Mar Roxas. Our ‘no take’ policy is one of those reforms,” Uyami told me over a cup of tea recently.
As a result of his policy, Uyami’s office is literally a deserted place, unlike in the past decades when one has to wait for his turn to see the CIDG director. He has also lost lots of veteran CIDG officers who opted to transfer to other units after realizing that they can’t comply with their new director’s tall order or those who have been axed from their previous assignments. I told him that many are complaining about his “no-take” policy, but he said he is merely following orders from the PNP and the DILG chief. He also said that as far as he is concerned, there is no difference in the performance of those CIDG officers before and at present.
“Me take or no-take, ganun pa rin naman ang performance nila sa maraming bagay. Hindi naman nila nahinto ang krimen bago pa ako dumating dito,” he said.
Many officers have felt the serious bid of Uyami to reform the CIDG, I learned. He even emphasized to me that his strict “no-take” policy is proof that anti-corruption measures are already in place in the PNP in general and at the CIDG in particular. Two of them are ranking CIDG officers now undergoing investigation. Uyami told me that Purisimahas approved the conduct of pre-charge investigation on one of the two officials. Both have been relieved from their respective posts, too. One of the two has been accused of allegedly receiving at least P250,000 a month from prostitution joints in some parts of Central Luzon alone. The second was accused of asking P380,000 from a “jueteng” operator somewhere in Luzon.
“We’re doing this because we want results not only on paper. Maski napaka-competent ng tao pero me kabulukan sa loob, walang saysay ang lahat,” Uyami told me. “That’s why it hurts us when our organization is branded as corrupt. The issue is corruption, but we have ongoing reforms in the CIDG where we have launched an honest-to-goodness ‘no-take’ policy,” he stressed.
The first official vehemently denied the charges, saying it is very easy nowadays to “fabricate” evidence thru the Internet. I haven’t talked yet with the other whose conversation with an alleged illegal gambling operator was recorded and sent to Uyami. A lawyer from Philippine Military Academy Class 1982, Uyami was fuming during our conversation. He said that some of his officers apparently are not complying with his directive and, worse, does not believe in his will and capacity to know what they have been doing on the ground. I have been talking with many police officers and men who claim that inadequate operational funds to support their anti-crime activities have been forcing them to accept money from “other sources” like operators of illegal gambling and other vice joints and prostitution dens. However, some senior PNP officials, including Uyami, told me that such reasoning is “flimsy”. In the first place, Uyami said there is a strict PNP policy which bans the police from receiving money from any illegal source.
“We policemen are not supposed to receive money from any other illegal means. Our mandate is to go after these illegal gambling and prostitution joints and not to serve as their protectors,” he stressed. The General is unfazed by criticisms being hurled at him. He maintained that he wants his men to observe his “no-take and no- contact” policies and those who cannot must go.
“Sa pagkakaalam ko, yung mga ayaw sumunod sa polisiya ko ay yung may mga bisyo, yung mga may ibang babae, yung mga mahilig magsugal, yung mga may hinuhulugang magagandang sasakyan at bahay at iba pa na kumukuha ng pambayad sa ibang paraan. Yun ang hindi maganda dito,” he told me shortly after he announced his policy.
Uyami confided to me before that he is unsatisfied with the performance of his men in the campaign against crime, particularly on illegal gambling and other vices. He said Purisima has doubled, even tripled their budget to make them perform, and those who cannot do their job well can get their walking papers. He spoke days before his men from the Anti-Organized Crime Division headed by Senior Supt. Joemar Espino recaptured Jackson Dy and his wife Wang Li Na, the convicted Chinese drug lords who escaped from the Cavite Provincial Jail last February.
As I have written shortly after he took command of the CIDG last February, stopping all forms of illegal gambling activities in the country would be a tall order for Uyami. However, the General appears really dead serious in following a directive from his superiors, unmindful of the fact that he is up to a herculean task, actually a position that has earned him the ire of many, including some fellows who maintain that they need adequate operational funds to sustain their operations. These men who previously got the much-needed funds from the so-called “gambling” or “vice” lords actually have coined a new name for Uyami. They now call him “General Tsunami”. They really never knew that a tsunami called Frank would devastate them. (Hey Alfred, send me his contact numbers so I can publish them. I wonder how long he will stay in charge.)