Retirement of officials to trigger PNP revamp

THE impending retirement of a number of senior Philippine National Police this month will trigger another reorganization of key police positions, my sources from Camp Crame told me late last year. On Monday, PNP chief, General Oscar Albayalde confirmed that there are some names in their list but the influential PNP Oversight Committee is still deliberating on the candidates.

Looking inward

January 09, 2019
Security forces must focus their background checks on their own rogue’s gallery before training their intelligence sights on other parties.

Nazareno devotion: Fervor or fanaticism?

January 08, 2019
But it’s only God who really knows what’s in the hearts of devotees whose frenzied behavior bewilders many who watch the yearly spectacle on TV as the Nazarene carriage inches its way from Luneta to the Quiapo Church in a perilous journey where people have been crushed to death in the past.

Malabon aims higher

MALABON Mayor Antolin Oreta took pride in being awarded with the Seal of Good Local Governance (SGLG) by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), testifying the city’s accomplishments despite being one of the “low-lying-flood-prone areas” in the Metropolitan Manila.

‘Manong Johnny’

TURNING 95 years old this coming February 14, former Senate President and Harvard-educated “JPE” (Juan Ponce Enrile) or ‘Manong Johnny’ to others, still has the strength -- and the faculties -- to render service to our country by again running for a Senate seat in the coming May elections.

Housing backlog

January 08, 2019
IN a country teeming with homeless people like impoverished but manpower-exporting Philippines, government authorities need to be more aggressive in addressing the problem.