Crime rate drops in Mindanao under martial law

November 25, 2019
THE Philippine National Police has recorded a significant decline in crime and terrorist-related incidents in many parts of Mindanao over the nearly three years it has been under martial law prompting recommendations for President Duterte to order a continuing martial rule in selected parts of the region.

Long overdue

November 25, 2019
A NEWS that appears to be drowned as the Philippines prepares for the opening of the 30th Southeast Asian Games (SEAG) is the proposed regularization of deserving government casual and contractual workers.

PNP notes crime as quality of life indicator

November 24, 2019
LESSER crime and lesser fear of crime owing to the police’s stepped-up patrols and other massive strategy to arrest all forms of criminality in the streets have contributed significantly to improved quality of life of Filipinos, Philippine National Police Officer-in-Charge, Lieutenant General Archie Francisco F. Gamboa told the Journal Group yesterday.

Problematic, impractical

November 24, 2019
IN the Philippines, an impoverished Southeast Asian nation of English-speaking and election-crazy people, the president and vice president (VP) may belong to different political parties.

Searching for an ‘honest’ police general

November 23, 2019
THE joke going around Camp Crame nowadays is about a police general who, when interviewed by the President looking for his next PNP chief looked straight into the eyes of his Commander-in-Chief and seriously told him that “Yes Mr. President, I am really competent but… I am not honest.’”

Ang Kaldero ng SEA Games ay hindi Eiffel Tower

November 23, 2019
KAHIT na ano pang paliwanag ang manggaling sa Chairman ng PHSGOC (Philippine Sea Games Organizing Committee) para ipagtanggol ang paggastos sa kaldero ng SEA Games sa New Clark City ng P4.4 milyon para sa disenyo, P13.4 M para sa pundasyon, P32 milyon para sa pagpapatayo ng tore na papatungan ng kaldero na pagniningasin ng P5 M langis para manatili ang apoy ng 11 araw na itatagal ng SEA Games sa Pilipinas, hindi na mawawala ang tanong at suspetsa ng mga Pilipino sa pagwawaldas ng kabuuang P54.8 M para ipakita sa mundo ang bago at mas malakas na katayuan daw ngayon ng Pilipinas sa kasalukuyang administrasyon.

Anti-poor prices

November 22, 2019
IN the Philippines, where many people still live below the so-called poverty line, the availability of cheap but quality medicines is a must for the survival of poor patients across the country.