Policeman-turned-lawmaker backs cop vs Garins

ILOILO CITY --- A legislator and former police official has thrown his support for an Iloilo policeman allegedly mauled by Iloilo Rep. Oscar "Richard" Garin Jr.   In a privilege speech on Monday, Pangasinan Rep. Leopoldo Bataoil, a former Philippine National Police (PNP) official, also condemned "in the strongest terms" the attack on PO3 Federico Macaya Jr.   "My heart bleeds for PO3 Macaya and many others who, like him, are all but nameless men and women in uniform quietly serving, and even dying, albeit some of them being subjected as well to assault, disrespect and abuse by persons in high elective office -- the so-called mighty and powerful," said Bataoil, o...

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