I DOFF my hats to my friends, Philippine National Police chief General Oscar Albayalde and National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Gilor Eleazar who last Saturday got the recognition not only from a grateful Filipino nation but from their fellow Philippine Military Academy graduates.
UNA, binabati ko ang COMELEC sa isang matagumpay na plebisito na ginanap sa ilang bahagi ng Mindanao para pagpasyahan ang Bangsamoro Organic Law. Kalahati lamang ang trabaho naming mambabatas ang pagsulat at pagpasa sa BOL para mapalakas ang Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao. Maisasakatuparan lamang ang mithiin ng kada letra ng batas matapos ang isang matagumpay na plebisito.
HINDI lamang si dating Pangulo at ngayo’y Manila reelectionist Mayor Joseph ‘Erap’ Estrada ang natuwa sa ginawang pagbabati nina Senador JV Ejercito at kapatid na si dating Senador Jinggoy Estrada, kundi masaya rin para sa kanila ang iba nilang kapatid, kaanak, kaibigan at milyun-milyong tagasuporta.
According to a newspaper article, Kit Tatad allegedly spread rumors about the President’s “deteriorating” health; that Tatad “wrote in a newspaper column that President Duterte underwent a successful kidney transplant at the Cardinal Santos Medical Center in San Juan… last January 29, 2019;” or barely three weeks ago.
We first discussed the declining number of pine trees in Baguio City which I wrote about in this column the other Monday and which he also included in his speech. So much of the fragrant trees which had been a part of his cadet life has been decimated, he said.
In the Philippines where untoward incidents, from petty outbursts to violent skirmishes, usually hog news headlines, venting ire on a cop doesn’t really merit much of a fuss that lingers on. Even if what is thrown is more than a temper tantrum – like a cup of harmless soybean curd pudding called taho, or a deadly grenade. The enraged offender is simply subdued or, in the case of a violent crook, dealt with lethal force. And that could be the end of it.