IN the wake of the controversy generated by a 2013 incident in which the group of then Superintendent Rodney Baloyo was accused of pocketing some 200 kilograms of shabu worth P1 billion, presenting only 38 kilos of the drug to the press as an ‘accomplishment’ and allegedly getting P50 million from a drug lord whom they set free, see how the Philippine National Police leadership has moved to counter rogues in uniform.
For nearly two decades, Mayor Kois had been a ‘fence-sitter’ and this is probably one of the reasons why he has a bird’s eyeview of goings-on at City Hall. He had seen the legislative and executive aspects as well as the good and bad side of governance, what clicks and what fails here and there.
A man’s loyalty to his friend or boss as they say will always be tested when something terrible happens to the latter and he is already down and out. In the case of beleaguered PNP chief, General Oscar Albayalde, I would say that many of his so-called friends appear to have forgotten him, a real case of abandon ship.
After so many bad things that happened in that so-called “hazing”, just to be a member of a fraternity, the latest senseless victim of which was Darwin Dormitorio, fourth class (equivalent to 1st year college) in the Philippine Military Academy in Baguio City who lost his young life due to hazing.
MISAPPROPRIATION or failure to account for confiscated drugs is a major offense punishable by life imprisonment and dismissal from the service, law enforcement and other public officials were reminded anew yesterday in the wake of ongoing investigation of charges that a group of former Pampanga policemen kept nearly P1 billion worth of shabu they seized in an anti-narcotics operation in 2013.