Rappler's latest stories on loiterers
The Batasan Police Station registers the most number of violators apprehended from 5 am Friday, August 3, to 5 am Saturday, August 4
As of July 29, 2018, the Philippine National Police has apprehended in Metro Manila alone 78,359 'tambays' or loiterers violating city ordinances and laws
Which tambay crimes are we supposed to be worrying about, anyway? Who or what type of tambays is President Duterte referring to?
The blog post did not present current statistic but rather an opinion video of a politics professor discussing the 'anti-tambay' police operations
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President Rodrigo Duterte says orders against loiterers are necessary due to persistent public safety fears indicated in a Social Weather Stations survey
'The police are again demonstrating their preference for wielding fear, intimidation, and arbitrary arrest to target vulnerable communities rather than respect for the rule of law,' says Phelim Kine of Human Rights Watch
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President Rodrigo Duterte says he'll rethink his order only if the Supreme Court rules it is illegal
(UPDATED) The progressive legislators also want to investigate the death of Genesis Argoncillo, a 25-year-old nabbed by the police in its anti-tambay operations and who later died in prison
Senator Paolo Benigno Aquino IV files the resolution days after the death of 25-year-old Genesis 'Tisoy' Argoncillo at the hands of Quezon City police
Leave this task to the mayors, Mr President. You have bigger problems on your big plate.
By arresting all the tambays, President Duterte is enforcing a crackdown against a vast, grassroots community that is a potential hotbed for resistance against his dictatorial governance. This is textbook tyranny.
To defend his order against loiterers, the President cites parens patriae, the power of the state to act as parents of individuals needing protecting
But police say roughly 3,000 have been arrested for loitering while violating ordinances on curfews, public smoking, public nudity, and drinking in the streets
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Here is an explainer on the Duterte government's new anti-criminality thrust: going after 'tambays' or people who stand idly and loiter in public places
Matt Dimaranan, who was part of the group detained in Makati City, remembers a policeman saying, 'Basta sinabi ng Pangulo, batas 'yun'
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says President Rodrigo Duterte merely wants heightened police visibility and implementation of local ordinances
The Philippine National Police says the loiterers were also caught supposedly violating city ordinances
Over 300 people are rounded up for violation of bans and ordinances on drinking, smoking, and loitering half naked in public
'Hulihin mo at ikulong ninyo. Tutal may PAO naman bukas magpa-release, eh di sige,' says President Rodrigo Duterte