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Senator Aquino alarmed by ‘illegal inspections’ in Katipunan

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Senator Bam Aquino has expressed alarm over the reported illegal inspections and police operations in various establishments in Katipunan, Quezon City last week.

The politiko on Monday asked for an investigation into the incident questioning the motive behind the random inspections.

“The unannounced inspection of establishment and bag searches by police in Katipunan last September 13 is a clear violation of Article III of the 1987 Constitution that protects citizens from warrantless and unreasonable searches of property,” Aquino said.

“Pagkatapos ihayag ng Ateneo Blue Babble Battalion ang kanilang paninindigan kontra sa EJKs noong half time ng UAAP basketball game, biglang nagkaroon ng mga search sa tapat ng Ateneo Campus. Pananakot at intimidasyon ba ang kanilang motibo?” he added.

Aquino said that the inspections were conducted without search warrants and no prior coordination between the owners and the police.

The young politiko has filed Senate Resolution No. 503 which seeks to assess the strategies and practices of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in conducting its campaign against illegal drugs.

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