CA denies teachers’ group’s petition vs alleged police profiling

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THE COURT of Appeals (CA), citing technical issues, has denied the January petition of the Alliance of Concerned Teachers (ACT) over the alleged profiling of its members by the Philippine National Police (PNP). In a four-page resolution dated Feb.4, the CA 11th division said ACT failed to provide the certified copy of the assailed PNP memoranda, which supposedly ordered the profiling of its members. The party-list also did not indicate the material dates when it received the various assailed PNP memoranda, which violates a provision in the Rules of Court requiring the submission of true copies of contested documents. ACT, on Jan. 17, asked the CA to issue a temporary restraining order and/or writ of preliminary injunction against the PNP directive on the profiling of its members. The CA also cited that the petition did not indicate the current date of the issuance of the Integrated Bar of the Philippines membership number and Professional Tax Number of the group’s legal counsel. The resolution was penned by Associate Justice Nina G. Antonio-Valenzuela and concurred in by Associate Justices Ricardo R. Rosario and Perpetua T. Atal-Paño. — Vann Marlo M. Villegas