Makati: Dynasty ranch of the BinaysBy Ramon Tulfo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
The President scolded on Tuesday Bureau of Immigration officials for the escape of former Palawan Gov. Joel Reyes and his brother, Mario, and other famous crime suspects.
If Immigration Commissioner Ricardo David Jr. had a little decency left in him, he should have resigned after the public scolding.
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Quezon City Mayor Herbert “HB” Bautista has removed all the “HB” signs in his city amid a wide clamor that he remove his initials posted in its public places.
The Binays of Makati—Vice President Jojo, Mayor Junjun and Congresswoman Abigail—should take the cue from the Quezon City mayor by removing the “B” signs in public places in the country’s premier city, as well.
The letter “B” with a tail that coils around it stands for the Binay family. It looks like a cattle brand.
Well, the Binays probably think that Makati voters are cattle and the city a huge ranch.
The entrance sign to the city should read: Welcome to the Binay Dynasty Ranch.
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Former Interior Secretary Raffy Alunan is asking on his Facebook account why local gun makers, like United Defense Manufacturing Corp. (UDMC), were left out in the bidding for the purchase of rifles of the Philippine National Police (PNP).
Alunan was a firearms salesman before he was drafted in the Cabinet of the Cory Aquino administration.
The UDMC’s M-4 rifle, the latest version of the M-16, has been tested by the Naval Special Operations Group (Navsog) which recommends that its members use it.
Navsog is the local counterpart of the US Navy Seals.
What’s good for the elite Navsog is good for the entire Armed Forces of the Philippines.
So why was UDMC’s M-4 rifle not considered in the bidding process?
There is no logical answer.
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Newly appointed Superintendent Ramon Reyes of the National Penitentiary, also known as New Bilibid Prison (NBP), has the prerogative to choose his own men.
But must he appoint an employee, who is probably his relative, as commander of the guards at the maximum security section who is facing several administrative cases?
Prison Security Officer Edgardo Reyes Cruz was investigated for the escape of then inmate Romy Jalosjos and Rolito Go.
He’s also facing an investigation following a complaint of his former girlfriend, Jesma Carangan-Uezu, the wife of a Japanese inmate at the NBP.
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