Torture Video showing Police Brutality in the Philippines shocked the World!

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It's all over the news


It’s all over in the news. I watched the initial reports last August 17, 2010 (Tuesday night) that made the headline in ABS-CBN Channel 2 News program “TV Patrol“. The viral video on the suspected robber and the police authority torturing the former who’s nude wherein his penis was tied in a rope being yanked by the policeman , identified as Senior Inspector Joselito Binayug while beating the suspect and 10 other policemen watched draw negative reactions from the social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. (Note: The 11 police officers were immediately suspended by Metro Manila police chief Leocadio Santiago.)

This is the most shocking video of torture that surfaced on Philippine television of which the involved authority is considered to be the vanguard of peace and order. It is a clear evidence of police brutality.

Because of this, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) in the country issued a thorough investigation regarding the incident. The cellular phone video was presented by the witness (name withheld for security reason) to the ABS-CBN Channel 2 news reporter. The witness cannot surface for fear of being killed by the rogue group of policemen in Metro Manila.

The cruelty of the involved group of policemen is a clear violation of the Republic Act (R.A.) 9745 or Anti-Torture Act of 2003. If those policemen are convicted, they will be punished to be jailed for 12 years or if the victim died, they will serve a sentence of life imprisonment.


CHR Commissioner Coco Quisumbing, when she watched the viral video, said that it was very disturbing. The video is the most tangible evidence that will convict and persecute the police authorities who committed the human rights violation.

CHR Lawyer Eric Mallonga said that the barbaric act of those involved policemen that led to serious physical injury and death of the victim is a clear evidence of heinous crime committed by police enforcers.

The government’s reaction made by President Benigno Aquino III or P-Noy was that “torture is not a government’s policy”. So, people are expecting that those policemen are going to the “due process of law” and be jailed for the crime they’ve committed.


Penis Torture done by Policeman c/o PnoyWatcher

Torture created this world of chaos

Torture is part of man's existence in order to survive and be declared supreme among his dominion. Admit it, that part of our mind has a dark streak that can result to torturing others when provoked or be insulted repeatedly.

Torture can be mentally or physically done by abusing the rights of the victim being punished.

Most of us have read history books. Can you imagine that the existence of dynasty, monarchy, communism, fascism and other forms of government committed torture to the lower ranks of the society, especially to those accused by crimes?

I'm sure, most of us will hate Germans who tortured many Jew believers during the Nazism period of Adolf Hitler. Much more, the Chinese communist leaders approve of inflicting torture to prisoners in order to solve a crime or made the victims admit of the accusations being hurled at them. How about police interrogation and investigation being conducted by well-known intelligence groups, like the British, Americans ( as in CIA) or Russians (KGB).

In search of peace, many wars were executed just to attain that elusive thing. World War I, World War II, Gulf War I and Gulf  War II. Civil wars, terrorism and insurgency problems around the world have evidences of torture acts to oppressed people.

Sentiments of anti-isms spread as we witness torture acts, or even seen in photos. Maybe, one of the groups will have an anti-police sentiment or even anti-Muslim, anti-Christian or any other forms of hate and apathy that will spring in our world because of torture insidents.

One noted incidents happened in the occupation of Allied forces (American soldiers, British, etc.) in Iraq. Remember the torture incidents at Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad? Even US President Mubarak Obama don't want to release the photos publicly. Dateline of SBS-Australia braved to show some in their program in 2006.

With the existence of good and evil thoughts, man will continue commit such acts in order to be declared superior from others, be it physically or mentally.

Just ignoring someone is a mental torture. I think, I committed one of these lesser acts of torture, but to hurt someone repeatedly, physically? No! It's a clear violation to one of the Ten Commandments of God.

I'm sure, if all of us are God-fearing, no one will commit such heinous acts.

Psychology & Military Torture feat. Dr. John Breeding c/o psychetruth

Maybe, you committed one of these acts of Torture...check it out!

Psychological torture methods

  • Blackmailing - When you committed an explicit affair and someone photographed your illicit act, then asked for money to hide the evidence...that's a clear act of blackmail.
  • Shaming and public humiliation, being stripped or displayed naked, public condemnation
  • Shunning - isolating you from the rest of the world.
  • Exploitation of phobias; e.g., mock execution, leaving arachnophobes in a room full of spiders
  • Being subjected to interrogation for long periods - often done by police authorities to
  • Sleep deprivation - Imagine being awake all day, all night...that's a clear torture.
  • Solitary confinement - often done to prisoners at maximum prison.
  • Sensory deprivation - I think it is done with the use of 'numbing' drugs to keep you unaware of your 5 senses.
  • Threat of permanent, severe disfigurement.
  • Pharmacological torture - Maybe if you're in a medication...e.g. you have asthma, then they deprive you of it.
  • Threatening to hurt or kill the victim's loved ones - Your torturer plays with your emotional attachment to your family. 

Physical torture methods

  • Abacination - is a form of corporal punishment or torture, in which the victim is
    blinded by having a red hot metal plate held before their eyes.
  • Beatings and physical violence - The most frequent of torture acts.
  • Blinding with light - High-intensity light being used to blind your eyes forcibly opened by torturers.
  • Boiling
  • Bone breaking
  • Branding
  • Castration
  • Chinese water torture - is the popular name for a method of water torture in which water is slowly dripped onto a person's forehead, allegedly driving the restrained victim insane.
  • Choking/Strangling
  • Crushing
  • Cutting
  • Denailing
  • Disfigurement
  • Drowning
  • Dunking
  • Electric shock torture
  • Flagellation - or flogging is the act of methodically beating or whipping (Latin flagellum, "whip") the human body, just like what happened to Christ. It is a Roman punishment not of Jewish origin.
  • Flaying - removal of skin from the body
  • Foot roasting
  • Foot whipping
  • Force-feeding
  • Garrotting - an old method used in Spain, including colonized nations, that involved iron collar to strangle the victim.
  • Genital mutilation/forced circumcision
  • Glasgow smile -also known as a Glasgow grin, Anna grin, Chelsea grin or Chelsea smile) is a nickname for the result of cutting a victim's face from the edges of the mouth to the ears
  • Hamstringing
  • Kneecapping
  • Keelhauling
  • Mutilation
  • Oxygen deprivation
  • Picquet - (alternately spelled piquet) was a military punishment in vogue in late medieval Europe that was sufficiently cruel and ingenious to be characterized by some as a method of torture.
  • Pitchcapping - devised by British forces in 18th century Ireland which was widely used against suspected rebels during the period of the 1798 Rebellion.
  • Pressure points
  • Rat torture
  • Riding the Rail
  • Sexual assault
  • Sawing
  • Scalping
  • Scaphism - also known as the boats, was an ancient Persian method of execution designed to inflict torturous death.
  • Sleep deprivation
  • Sound (extremely high volumes, dynamic range, low frequency, high pitched noise, intended to interfere with rest, cognition and concentration).
  • Starvation
  • Strappado/squassation (also known as "reverse hanging" and "Palestinian hanging")
  • Stress positions
  • Ta'liq- hanging from a metal bar.
  • Tarring and feathering
  • Tickle torture
  • Tooth extraction
  • Water cure - a form of torture in which a person is forced to drink large quantities of water.
  • Waterboarding -  consists of immobilizing the subject on his/her back with the head inclined downwards; water is then poured over the face into breathing passages, thus triggering the mammalian diving reflex causing the captive to experience the sensations of drowning.

 I don't have to research the description of other methods because the name already suggests its meaning.

As our technology advances, more and more method of modern torture are being introduced by insane, maniacal individuals who attain satisfaction by hurting others.

Police torture video in Mexico c/o AssociatedPress

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thesailor 6 years ago from Seven Seas

This is very graphic, travel man. These policemen should be punished with what they did to the helpless man.

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travel_man1971 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

More and more victims are surfacing due to the viral video showing the brutality of those policemen in Moriones, Tondo.

The outrage continues...many people reacted negatively because of it...more news agencies from around the world are spreading this negative news from our country.

We, Filipinos, are put in a bad light, again, by law enforcers.

While researching about this hub, more and more acts of torture mostly committed from different parts of the world surfaced.

Most of the victims are lawbreakers.

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minesgm 6 years ago from Texas

It's sad, but it's true, law enforcers mostly abusing their power. It should be stopped, and punished those who did that kind of brutality. voted up!

abdul jakul 6 years ago

mga putang ina nyo mga pulis kyo wla kyo awa sna ung karama d d2ting sainyo s anak nyo 2mama ng mramdaman nyo asng skit n nramdaman n ginawa nyo s t ao n pnag laruan nyo

abdul jakul 6 years ago

mr.president sna my mgawa kng aksyon s gnawa ng mga pulis nyon sna m 2pad mo ung mga pangako mo n pag ba2go kung my mga pulis tyo n ganyn hndi mag ba2go ang mga ribelde at hindi m ta2pos ang gera

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travel_man1971 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@minesgm: When someone is powerful, he can do anything...but not like this. I hope there will be a thorough investigation about it so that justice will prevail.

Similar events also happened in other countries with the involvement of law enforcers.

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travel_man1971 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@abdul jakul: The video that I've seen involving police brutality was very inhumane.

Although, you've written your comments in our language, Filipino, I understand your drive to urge P-Noy administration to act fast regarding this controversial case on human rights violation.

bob 6 years ago

The head of the Commission on Human Rights in the Philippines, named Coco Quisumbing, did a very shocking and inhumane treatment of the members of the Philippine media...more inhumane than what the stupid cops did to the criminal.

Use google to find out how this (Coco) nuts tortured the media and the Filipino public with her antics.

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Lita C. Malicdem 6 years ago from Philippines

I'm praying hard that the Truth Commission created by the present administration will not only be for the purpose of unmasking those torturers and become another "ningas-kugon"(easily burns out) in the course of time.

The education sector must play its crucial role in institutionalizing moral values among our youth who will in the future become leaders, in order to check the prevalence of the unfit in government offices. Happy World Teachers' Day(Oct.4)!

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travel_man1971 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@bob: I didn't know Coco Quisumbing personally..but with what you've actually seen on the person's character...what better way to launch a complaint against her should be at the president's official site.

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suzane0beyonce 6 years ago from US

I am really shocked after seeing this human become so cruel with another human is not an animal world we are human and our humanity differs us from animal..but some people really don't know who they are human or animal!

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travel_man1971 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@suzane0beyonce: Some humans can do such kind of cruelty because either they're under the influence of prohibited drugs and they don't care about other person's right,like this policeman torturing a suspect.  6 years ago

we comment so much and violently, we do not consider also the crimes that said person have done to the many people he victimized are we not also being bias? the person being tortured is a hardened criminal for your information what if that same person being tortured will do also the same thing to you take your money and leave you with a faucet at stomach would you still feel pity?

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travel_man1971 6 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@Ma'am Lita: P-noy's administration is serious of cleaning obstacles for good governance. Police brutality is not one of his agenda and the ruptured image of law enforcement should be repaired to bring back the trust of ordinary citizen.

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KRYONpop 5 years ago

Grabe to! One after the other, all the soils that dirty the privilege of becoming a police in Philippines came out after this. This story was an eye opener for many people and even got to the point where people questioned where their trust should lie if even those who impose the law are also the ones who break them?

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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author We don't have to glorify such shameful act of a police officer. Prisoners, even with the highest crimes committed should be treated fairly inside the prison.

But with such fraudulent act, can our countrymen be proud of that grave misconduct of a law enforcer???

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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@KRYONpop: In every group, like the Philippine police system, there are bad eggs that are destroying their image.

I have a sister, who's a police officer; also married to police officer, too.

They didn't approved of such wrongful act. That's the only consolation I'll keep hanging on to put my trust again in the system.

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KRYONpop 5 years ago

I am, too. I keep on holding my breath for our justice system today. This was coupled after by the corruption of the military officers right? People could only take so much. Anyway, there's something wrong with our system here, eh. You could practically get a job as a police as long as you have connections and I think that's just wrong, don't you think? The main reason why we keep on climbing up the ladder in so many aspects but lack in financial stability here in Philippines is because of corrupt higher-ups who're trying to run the show. I hope Mr. President put's his act together and clean-up these garbages that our country most certainly does not need.

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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

That's true, Karlai (aka KRYONpop). My sister was at the top of the ladder when the exam results were published but slided down the top 20 because of the system.

Padrino system exists. If not for our cousin, who's also a chief of police at the other town during her community service and agility training, he'll not be included at the roster anymore.

(sighs). I can't help but doubt the police and judicial system. It is very rotten!

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KRYONpop 5 years ago

*Shakes Head* Tsk. This country has such a waste of resources.

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Lucky Cats 5 years ago from The beautiful Napa Valley, California

travel_man1971...this is a particularly difficult hub to read. I won't view the videos on this one as I can tell they are far too shocking and disgusting. You've really done a lot of research for this excellent hub; there is much here that I had no idea existed. So very horrific and sad. You have helped to open eyes and educate us about the atrocities of not only wartime but, all time; what humans are capable of doing to one another for the sake of feeling 'superior.' Incredible depth and insight, too, travel_man..thank you for this effort and having the strength to put it out in the world.

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travel_man1971 5 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@Lucky Cats: Thank you for the hub-visit. Each day, as I continue monitoring news all over the world; there's always an incident showing tortured victims from home and public events.

I agree with you; it's very saddening and horrible to note that many acts of torture are committed everyday.

What will become of this world? The society is becoming a culture of chaos and hate. (sighs)

Sgt. Sparazza 4 years ago

Guys, watch the movie Unthinkable, starring Samuel L. Jackson.

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travel_man1971 4 years ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@Sgt. Sparazza: Yes, thanks for the tip. I've seen parts of it and God knows what's happening inside the military training camp, the wars engaged and the effects of it to those military men.

John R. Petalcorin 2 years ago

PHILIPPINES: Zamboanga City Mayor Bheng Climaco's police tortured and forced residents to admit that they are members of the MNLF. At the police station, the report said, “police punched staple wires on their (victims’) nipples, their feet bound and their faces covered with plastic bags, and their penises punched with staple wires.”

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travel_man1971 23 months ago from Bicol, Philippines Author

@John R. Petalcorin: That was another shocking news in Mindanao and how some police authorities abuse their powers over innocent civilians.

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