Years ago, they were malnourished, shabby, and frightened children whom Father Rocky Evangelista rescued from the streets. The good priest took them under his care at the Tuloy Foundation hoping to transform them into responsible contributing members of society.
PHILIPPINE National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group director, Chief Superintendent Amador V. Corpus has ordered a more aggressive campaign against partisan armed groups, loose firearms and organized crime syndicate in the country this year as part of the CIDG’s effort to help ensure a peaceful and orderly May 13 national and local elections and most importantly, battle criminality.
In some of the worst we have a nefarious agent of doom that has managed to kill and kill again, only to vanish into history and mystery. One of the most famous of these is a case that involves a strange masked intruder, who went on a killing spree to leave a town completely paralyzed by fear, and who has never been caught. This is the tale of the Phantom Killer.
I’M saying this in the wake of growing cases of young kids being accosted for involvement in illegal drug activities in the country, obviously being left to fend for themselves by their parents or guardians, all adult Filipinos who really doesn’t care if their children won’t go to school and mingle with the bad company that usually brings headache to our authorities.
Drug operations yielding hundreds of thousands worth of illegal drugs each were splattered all over the news this weekend. As if this were not bad enough, the shocking news of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) operation in Navotas City which netted at least 12 minors who were allegedly working for drug pushers in the said area came.
ONE of my favorite comedy scenes involves Peter Sellers as Inspector Clouseau. He checks into an inn and sees a dog on the lobby floor. He asks the doddering, pipe-smoking innkeeper “Does your dog bite?” The innkeeper says “Nope.” Clouseau bends down to pet the dog, which suddenly growls, jumps up and bites his gloved hand. Clouseau, shaken, tells the innkeeper, “I thought you said your dog doesn’t bite!” The innkeeper replied nonchalantly, “That is not my dog.”
“TO look into some aspects of the future, we do not need projections by supercomputers. Much of the next millennium can be seen in how we care for our children today. Tomorrow’s world may be influenced by science and technology, but more than anything; it is already taking shape in the bodies and minds of our children” (Kofi Annan, Former United Nations Secretary General).
It is not surprising that the ‘jingoist’ among us, those in the ‘Yellow Opposition,’ especially, are the first to register their opposition against such “deal” with China (still imaginary at this point) or even to the reported “plan” by the government to take over Hanjin, due to various considerations.