Averting war

June 26, 2019
At the last possible moment last June 21, Trump called off military strikes against Iran in retaliation for the earlier downing of a US drone. The New York Times reported that “planes were in the air and ships were in position” to fire missiles at Iranian targets just before dawn when the order came in for US forces to stand down.

PNPAyers under Albayalde’s watch

I’M referring to members of the Philippine National Police Academy who have been given the chance to occupy key PNP positions or get the much-coveted star-rank under the watch of General Oscar Albayalde who is currently on an official trip abroad, five months before his official retirement from the police force this coming November 8.

PNP-DEG project R.E.A.D.Y targets grade school students

THE Philippine National Police Drug Enforcement Group (PNP-DEG) headed by Brigadier General Albert Ignatius D. Ferro is stepping-up its Project R.E.A.D.Y. which is aimed at educating more grade schoolers in the country on the ill-effects of illegal drugs and helping them to understand that indeed, they are the future of the nation, the Journal Group learned yesterday.

“We will not make the same mistake…”

BEFORE proceeding, here’s our warmest greetings to all the birthday “boys” and “girls” out there this month of June, with the special mention going to our ‘Alexa,’ aka, ‘Buknay’ who’ll be turning 2 years old today, while you are reading this article, dear readers. The other special mention goes to… myself, hehehe!

Dalawa pang mabangis na Pangulo ang kailangan

Hindi ko pinagsisisihan ang pagsuporta ko kay Pangulong Duterte at maging bahagi ng kanyang team noong nakaraang 2016. Kahit ano pang pintas ang gawin nila sa Pangulo, hindi magbabago ang katotohanan na siya lang ang naging lider ng bansa after Marcos, na may makikita kang tangible at visible results na solusyon sa mga problema.

Bulalacao spelled bit of magic in Western Visayas

TWO days from now, Police Regional Office 6 director, Brigadier General John C. Bulalacao will retire after scoring a remarkable feat as head of the Western Visayas police force where he became known for his full support to his men in distress while going after lawless elements and rogues in uniform without fear or favor.

Red tape

June 24, 2019
However, the “good news” is that the tough-talking President Duterte, the first Mindanaoan Chief Executive of the Philippines, is fed up with the delayed release of government documents.

Fair regulatory regime for e-cigs

“What do consumers want? For me and the people who are trying to quit smoking, it is fair regulation of safer nicotine products. There should be accessibility, affordability and availability of these products,” Clarisse Virgino, a member of the Coalition of Asia-Pacific Tobacco Harm Reduction Advocates, said in one of the discussions during the forum.

So much for Chinese-Filipino friendship

June 23, 2019
IT is ironic that the F/B Gem Ver was rammed by a Chinese vessel on June 9, the 44th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Philippines and China. In fact, under Presidential Proclamation No. 148 issued by then President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo in 2002, June 9 is celebrated as “Filipino-Chinese Friendship Day”.

Ending kid exploitation

June 23, 2019
Consistent with the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child, the government has been implementing programs and measures aimed at eradicating child exploitation and child abuse.