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Deputy Director General Alan La Madrid Purisima, chief of the  directorial staff of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and slated to become PNP chief, is an expert in investigation and intelligence, as well as crisis management.

“He doesn’t trumpet his achievements because he’s media-shy, that’s why he is underrated,” said a subordinate officer who didn’t want his name mentioned.

Purisima, a graduate of Philippine Military Academy (PMA) Class of 1981, did an excellent job as the first chief of Police Anti-Crime Emergency Response where he neutralized a number of kidnap-for-ransom gangs and rescued 141 kidnap victims.

A holder of a Ph.D. in peace and security administration, he believes that investigation is the heart of police work.

If Purisima puts his money where his mouth is, then the PNP will solve most crimes in his watch.

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SM business conglomerate, owner of SM malls and Banco de Oro, among others, wants to reach out to their customers and the public.

Hans Sy, president of SM Prime Holdings Inc., and his lieutenants met with some media people on Monday to seek their advice on how to go about it.

Sy was complaining that the giant business conglomerate’s good deeds go unnoticed by the public but their minor lapses—like the shooting to death of a male teenager by his male teenage lover inside the SM Mall in San Fernando, Pampanga—are highlighted.

Sy said SM wants its millions of customers to know that it cares for them.

Media people—Star columnist Babes Romualdez, ABS-CBN’s Charie Villa, Inquirer’s Dax Lucas and this columnist—all agreed SM was doing its best to project a good image but didn’t know how.

For example, we were told that during the floods generated by Tropical Storm “Ondoy” more than three years ago, SM management invited customers at SM-Rosales Mall in Pangasinan to stay in the mall to wait out the floods.

“But the news that came out the following day was that 3,000 people were stranded at SM-Rosales Mall,” Sy said.

In another instance, some poor kids in Cebu City longed to eat at a favorite fast-food chain and so SM-Cebu management arranged to make their dream come true.

And since members of the Sy family are very modest, they didn’t want the public to know about it, “so the fast-food chain got the plaudits instead,” said Marissa Fernan, SM Prime Holdings vice president and special assistant to the president.

So if you hear about the aggressive public relations campaign by SM, don’t be surprised.

The giant conglomerate wants to make its achievements to the public known without sounding boastful.

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  • batangpaslit

    dapat lang din Mon ang reporter ay mag imbestiga din muna.
    karamihan sa mga kasamahan mo tamad, eh. tamad mag imbestiga.
    ikaw nga, malimit, pag nag report hindi kumpleto. nailagay mo ang isang subject sa kahihiyan, ‘yon pala ang informant mo ay inggit lang sa nasumbong sa ‘yo

    • Mamang Pulis

      N A D A L E  M O!!!!

      epekto ng pagkakasipa sa bols ni claudine…:))

      • batangpaslit

        chuckles…
        kung ganun, kunin si Claudine bilang martial arts instructor to train those who were oppressed by media people how to maim male news reporters that file false reports
        pag nabasa tayo ni Mon at malaman nia kung sino tayo, sasabihin nia, “lintek lang ang walang ganti”
        hahaha…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

    Purisima media shy or lazy?  As NCR Chief, he did nothing while jueteng and other crimes flourished.  His only qualification is getting the top PNP post is being a former bodyguard of Pnoy.

    The Sys of SM would now begin paying payola to the media.  That’s all to it.

    • Mamang Pulis

      His only qualification is getting the top PNP post is being a former bodyguard of Pnoy

      hina hilite ko lang sinabi mo

      sana mabasa yan ng pinatutungkulan mo..:))

      • batangpaslit

        hahaha…
        diko kilala si Gen Purisima. Diko alam kung ano relasyon nia sa Purisima na Cabinet Secretary

      • oraman

        pamagkin si Gen Purisima ni Sec Purisima

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

        Susmariapurisima !  Kapa pala.

      • batangpaslit

        THANKS, Bro! It’s all in the family, eh? Just like the Phil Senate and Congress
        Out of 90 MILLION Filipinos, ilang pamilya lang ang maka upo sa legislative halls, sa Executive Branch, sa Judiciary, sa lahat ng kalakalan sa gobyerno

  • c7cinbox

    being an NCR Chief is a very challenging job. ito yung pagkakataon ng isang appointee na maipakita ang kaniyang kakayahan. but sad to say that Gen.Purisima was a complete and dismal failure as NCR Chief. so ito ba ang sinasabi ni Sec.Abad na PBB award. performance based kuno. Gen.Purisima’s another “qualification” is just seniority. nothing more, nothing less.

  • blainz

    “Sy was complaining that the giant business conglomerate’s good deeds go unnoticed by the public but their minor lapses—like the shooting to death of a male teenager by his male teenage lover inside the SM Mall in San Fernando, Pampanga—are highlighted.”

    Since Tulfo never bothered with the quote marks, I cannot figure out if it’s Sy or Tulfo who has a very weird notion of the word minor.

    “The giant conglomerate wants to make its achievements to the public known without sounding boastful.”

    If that’s your intention Mr. Sy, don’t ever hire a Tulfo to be your PR man.   LOL!

    • batangpaslit

      hahaha..
      magtampo sa ‘yo si Mon ‘di ka pala boto sa kanya

  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/E42OFYRFB33JLV3IPPPFQWMSPU Kenji

    mukhang nagbago ang ihip ng hangin!!  sabi mo, crimes were at the highest when Purisima was NCRPO chief, kaya kudos ka kay Espina.  wat happen?

    • Alejandro Canda

      di na tayo magtatakA kay mon topluk kung biglang magbago ang ihIp ng hangin. syempre pa nakuha nya yan sa AC/DC. Iyan talaga ang ikinabubuhay nya at sa mga topluk brothers.

  • eirons1043

    Sir Mon daplis ang kolum mo tungkol sa mga Sy. Kung tumutulong man sa tao ang pamilyang yan eh calibrated at kaya di alam ng tao eh ayaw gumastos sa media para televize.  Also don’t forget na sila ang emperador at hari ng “contractual workers” na hangang 5 months ka lang at fire out ka na. What is mysterious is the SC is so silent about this practice when it reaches their sala.

    • wakats

      tama ka dyan eirons – hanggang 5 months lang then off for another month(s) to avoid paying sss premiums and DOLE coverage…

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SRC6XF6FTFFUJXFAG7V3I53NI4 Wilman R

    Hi guys, i see it the other way around…….this media blitz of SM is just in anticipation of the backlash that may occur later against Filipino-Chinese(kuno) in the Philippines due to the ongoing bullying (INVASION) of the West Philippine Sea by China. SM just want to make sure that in case of riots, Filipinos will remember them as good local Chinese and spare their business establishments…….remember the riots in Indonesia in 1997 against local Chinese people being butchered  there and their business place burnt to ground?wais din ang mga intsik na to Mon, namumuhunan yan para sa kinabukasan ng bisnis nila…kuripot ang mga yan….just check – ang mga contractor nila (specially para sa BDO)ay maliliit na companies pwde baratin sa presyo kc walang project palagi nakukuha……..

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

      You got a point.  When anti-Chinese riots break out which is likely, the local and newly arrived Chinese would be in trouble.  They should be reminded of the riots in Indonesia wherein thousands of local Chinese were hurt, raped and killed.

      • wakats

        the polluted pasig river will turn red, hopefully not…

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/53PNN2WSIQM6WLEOBGOCKQLV74 Jose

      I believe that is one of the BDO strategy it is more effective and well define scope of works if they hire a consultant to do the planning for them in addition to their own pool of intelligent managers. They knew the normal industry scheme that big contractors subsidize their work sa maliliit na contractors then charge their client for a fee while big contractors treated their subcontractor the same way (not all) na pang babarat din naman.  Bakit sila mag hire pa ng mamahaling contractors eh labor lang naman kailangan na set na nila yung standards. The good news is as a small contractor you have an opportunity to bid for a works in  BDO big time not all as I said it again  contractors hate it.  

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QZ73GJNOBRAHYBAAWIKSYCS4VE paul

      …although the sy group especially her daughter is greedy to the max….not all the chinese here are like that..most of them have blended well with our own…fact is almost every pinoy has chinese blood because of inter marriage. Btw, ang baba naman ng tingin mo sa pinoy….yung scenario sa indonesia nangyari kasi halos lahat ng tao doon mga walang pinag aralan at ibang relihiyon . Compared to us….We are christians and we are far from becoming murderers like them. As much as i hate the Sys ..i dont share your view at all….that is barbaric…

  • Alejandro Canda

    magkano naman kaya ang tinannggap ni mon topluk sa SM management? kasi puro papuri sya kayat sigurado busog na busog sya ngayon. ang aga naman ng pamasko ni mon topluk.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VPSXDLCQEZGZDJSX32G7PYHNCI Noel

      Meroon siyempre. Patuloy pa nga ang payola niya.  Tahimik na nga siya ngayon kontra Ping Lacson siguro bumalik na rin ang pagbigay  ng payola.

  • UrHONOR

    SA lahat-lahat ng nabasa kong pagpapalahad ng manunulat na ito, ITO na ang pinakamatindi sa pagpapahayag at pagpapamalas ng tunay nyang karakter, i..e.,  SIPSIP.  Parang bangaw…kung na saan ang amoy bagoong na “ti kwartam” … doon dumadapo sa ibabaw. 

    Hindi ba pang TABLOID lamang ang ganitong TSISMISAN korner?  A question, not a dissatisfaction.

  • http://www.facebook.com/darlo.arriola Darlo Arriola

    If SM is serious in their social initiatives, all they have to do is respect the labor code and stop their brazen contructualization 

  • http://www.facebook.com/darlo.arriola Darlo Arriola

    If SM is serious in their social initiatives, all they have to do is respect the labor code and stop their brazen contractualization 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BJWOSERENIZQCR35IJH6SLXBUI cali

    If SM is not that greedy, then their good deeds will really be above all.

    Look at SM’s connivance with govt officials in Malolos, the provincial govt ejected lots of stall owners in a site SM salivated! The market was said to be burned down becasue of arson and hapless vendors were transfered to an area where few people pass, thereby making it a poor location and causing lots of bankruptcy for the former stall owners. In a few months, you will SM Malolos rising at the expense of its very own citizens! 

    • Josemakabayan

      Like I said its all about money, money and more money. They built their malls just about anywhere killing all local businesses. And now they are gripping that they are not being noticed??? The locals noticed you and see your GREED !!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_BJWOSERENIZQCR35IJH6SLXBUI cali

    When you are sincere in doing good, you don’t need to parade it. If it is really SINCERE, words of mouth will spread it by itself.

    KSP talaga mga SM group. Pati design ng mg SM malls BULOK. NO ART!

    TRYING HARD COPY CAT!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_NNH3CUMD5FUUPUOV4OM3S7WPAQ suns

    They have sponsored playground,paintings of the wall of  hospital pediatric ward-with Sy name written there .. I just hope they will do something like  Bill Gates Foundation providing vaccines free of charge for the kids.. Healthy kids will bring good future of nation

  • AllaMo

    They pave(d) paradise, to put up parking lots and more and more malls…

  • captainramius

    Mon,  tell Hans Sy if he knows that his family holding or investment company SM Investment is practicing discrimination in their hiring against Filipinos in their own country.  A finance position in SM Investment which is located here in Manila is hiring only Mandarin speaking applicant what is this ?  Why do filipino applicants need to learn chinese for a work located here in Manila ?

  • http://www.pulisnapogi.blogspot.com/ Pulis Na Pogi

    hahaha.  nakarating na ang payola ni purisima kay tulfo.  nung november 2, column, ito ang sinabi nya:

    Malacañang denies President Benigno Aquino is pressuring Director
    General Nick Bartolome, chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP),
    so his friend and former aide, Alan Purisima, can take over.

    P-Noy should forget friendship and past camaraderie in favor of qualification in choosing the next PNP chief.

    * * *

    Apart from being the former aide of P-Noy when he was a young
    man, PNP Deputy Director General Purisima has no other claim to fame.

    When he was director of the National Capital Region Police Office
    (NCRPO), Purisima did nothing but stay at his air-conditioned office in
    Camp Bagong Diwa, Bicutan, Taguig City.

    Observers say that because Purisima spent most of his time in the
    office, the  crime incidence in Metro Manila tripled and abusive cops
    increased in number.

    Incidents of bank robberies, mugging, kidnapping and drug
    trafficking were particularly high in Metro Manila during Purisima’s
    term as NCRPO chief. 
    * * *

    In contrast, in his two months as NCRPO chief, Director Leonardo
    Espina has considerably brought down the crime rate in the metropolis
    and put fear in the hearts of abusive cops.

    Why has Espina done the seemingly impossible task of decreasing the number of  crime incidents in Metro Manila?

    Because he has pulled out cops from their office duties and assigned them to patrol the streets.

    Each barangay in the metropolis has at least two policemen
    assigned to it to help village officials and barangay “tanod” (watchmen)
    monitor the activities of petty criminals in the neighborhood.

    Citizens who have been aggrieved by abusive cops can go directly
    to Espina to file complaints; this did not happen when Purisima was
    Metro Manila police chief.

    * * *

    As I have said in an earlier column, the PNP needs a 
    disciplinarian, as strict as a Marine drill sergeant, for its members to
    become disciplined.

    I think we have the most undisciplined police force in the world.

    This early, Espina  has made Metro Manila policemen, the most undisciplined in the country, toe the line.

    If Espina can discipline the most undisciplined of the lot, just think what he can do to the entire  PNP force.

    When P-Noy’s term expires in 2016, he can leave a legacy behind 
    of having a disciplined PNP. That is, if he appoints Espina instead of
    Purisima as its chief.

    eto link:
    newsinfo dot inquirer dot net/300512/most-cops-are-diploma-mill-graduates

    magkano kaya?  hahahaha!

    wala talagang prinsipyo ang tulfo na to!  bwahahahaha!

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/SYG36KOOLRY47VA3ICPJJ5CQTQ ADD

       Tumpak k ka tsong, huling huli Tulfing d2. Bat biglang bumawe, naabutan ba ng payola o hangang ngaun hilo pa rin sa suntok mula kay raymart at claudine?

    • 444mangyan888

      aruyyyyyy…buking na naman si manong….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

    nag-iingat lang po dahil  ‘sa bibig nahuhuli ang isda’

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYX4ZTAV4BUGW2RIMT45CPYBGA Pio Gante

    puťang ina! kailangan pa bang ipangalandakan ang kawang-gawa!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XLAYGSIXK2ZYTYWAONHLW6ZKW4 Frank

    Hahahaha, here goes Tulfo again. Basta abutan mo lang siya kahit magkano susulat kaagad yan ng nice things. Hahahaha with the billions and billions of pesos SM makes, Hans Sy still cries unfair for the little exposure it gets from the media. They spend tons of money for advertisement on CNN gusto pa ni Hans free ride sa media. 

    Mon do you want to make more money over SM? Investigate the poor quality of items they sell at SM! Lahat bulok!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XLAYGSIXK2ZYTYWAONHLW6ZKW4 Frank

    If Hans Sy truly wants good image, he should start by revealing how Filipino workers are paid in SM Group of companies. The Sys like Lucio Tan are all anti-Philippine labor! Look at the way they suppress workers rights! With the billions they make every day yet no social values for the people. Basta intsik – walanghiya!

    • 444mangyan888

      dugo ng mga manggagawa ang puhunan nila…!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PNBIIEV3GJK24UHKOLVWXRLP3Q Ping Lacson

    its obvious na ginagamit lang ng SM ang kawanggawa para bumango ang imahe nila sa madla. Ano ang pinagkaiba iba nila sa mga pulitikong pulpol na kunwari nagmamalasakit sa mamamayan pero ang sagad naman sa buto ang pangungurakot. dapat unahin muna ng SM linisin ang loob ng bakuran nya. Yun mga underpaid at exploited na mga manggawa niya, ang pagyurak sa kalikasan na kung saan di maayus ang kanilang waste disposal.

    Kaya nung panahon ko yan si tulfing walang payola yun pinagkalat tuluy na bading daw ako

  • pilosopo4

    Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result..I read Tulfo’s column to entertain myself and I believe we all do…

  • ThudOthwacker

    SM really cares. They don’t charge rent to their tenant. Instead they get substantial percentage on the gross sales before utilities, mall dues and taxes. If your store sales under performed. They evict you immediately. Plus tenants are require to open an account with Banco de Oro. 

    Almost all sale clerks are part timers. Six months contract and below minimum wage. Yes SM really cares.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SYG36KOOLRY47VA3ICPJJ5CQTQ ADD

    If SM really cares, all it has to do is make 3/4 of their employees permanent workers.
    As simple as that, no amount of PR campaigns and CSR will beat that.
    You don’t have to be a foreign MBA graduate to think of that.
    No amount of money you give to those AC/DC journalists that will top that.

    SM, make 3/4 of your employees permanent workers, that’s the bottom line. We will rename Binondo after you if you can do that.

    You can’t take your money with you when you die, anyway. Your family is established as a rock. Donate your money to the people who made you the country’s richest man, that’s the poor Filipinos. That’s is the ultimate legacy, not the ubiquitous malls and condos you made. Not the rags to riches story of yours.

    • AlexanderAmproz

      Money as to go back where it’s com from to come back again.

      Better salary and work condition is a minimum decency for a successful business,

      Chinese don’t have learned it, and don’t expect it from grabbing specialist’s

  • Josemakabayan

    It’s all about money, money and more money. Know why they seem to care now ??? It’s because of money, money, money …. Their sales are going down, not because of anything but they’ve built too many malls that are near each other, that they are competing with each other for the same number of customers. That simple !!!!!

    • AlexanderAmproz

      Even trees don’t grow to the sky

  • parak_obama

    busog na busog na naman ang bulsa ni ramon payola tulfo

  • parak_obama

    attack,collect.defend,collect journalism at its finest

  • picker_blend

    SM cares? for who? puro contractual ang nasa ibaba, upper echelon staff are chinese or should be able to understand, write, and speak chinese. i remember a story that said mr. henry sy left china because of poverty and tried his luck in the philippines. for someone who has been through poverty – the way they care for their low level employees… well…

  • 444mangyan888

    nang-uuto lang yang mga chekwa na yan.
    They probably are feeling the heat of the growing anti-chinse sentiments among pinoys and they are darn being worried because only now are the chekwas’ business and cultural practices are being openly criticized..!!! where before those issues are only relegated in huh-hush chismis and pondahan kwentos, now cyber media is catching on the underlying antagonism against the chekwas..

  • 444mangyan888

    Reading below all the comments, it’s obvious that SM’s attempt to beautify its image failed big time with Manong Mon…hehehe…palpak…!!!

  • kismaytami

    Mon, kahit anong gawing pagpapakinis mo sa mga tsekwang sy, eh hindi pa rin niyan malilinis ang mantsa sa kanilang pangalan na epekto ng pang-aabuso nila sa kanilang mga empleyado, at lantarang paglabang sa Labor Code. Isama mo pa ang pamumursiyento nila sa kita ng mga tenant nila sa kanilang mga mall, maliban pa sa pagbabayad ng renta.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/NRZR3QB4FIUC46DORT5ALT62IA Roger

    mr.tulfo wag ka magpapaniwala sa sinasabi ng mga sy dahil hindi mo alam ang totoong nangyari sa rosales at walA ka don nong naganap ang pagbaha. ang totoo nyan isinara nila ang pintuan at hindi pinapasok ang mga taong gustong sumilong sa sm rosales. ang sinasabing tao sa loob ay yong mismong kanilang tauhan at nauna ng nakapasok bago tumaas ang tubig. MAGKANO BA MR TULFO AT NAPAKAGANDA ANG IYONG PURI SA MGA SM?

  • CPCook

    Mr Tulfo referred to General Purisima as media-shy, quoted an unnamed subordinate, and then wrote “If Purisima puts his money where his mouth is”.  

    Mr Tulfo, General Purisima did not say anything and therefore, he cannot “put his money where his mouth is”.  Gets?   

    • dats

      haha i like ur comment and how you analyzed tulfo’s write up… tulfo did not understand what he wrote and it was out of context because as you said Gen. purisima was not quoted saying anything. is tulfo putting words into purisima’s mouth? just asking hehe…

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QZ73GJNOBRAHYBAAWIKSYCS4VE paul

    swapang sa pera yung anak na babae ni henry sy….pinapatay yung mga tenants nila…bawat sulok ng mall gnagawang pera…pati merienda meron din sila..in fairness yung isang anak okay kasi christian..pero yung babae swapang talaga sa pera…sabi nga ng friend ko na may pwesto…papatayin negosyo mo knowing youre in a no win situation….

  • disqusted0fu

    wasnt his performance as head of NCRPO criticized before?

    anyway, i wish we could say the same to the chief executive. he is the total opposite. not media-shy at all. trying to trumpet achievements even if there are barely any, thats why he is overrated. expert in talking non sense and attacking political foes, especially the former president. and thats pretty much it. not to mention his PhD in gaming and shooting.

  • http://www.facebook.com/aleja.salando Aleja Verna Salando

    Dear Mr. Ramon Tulfo,

    I was wondering yesterday as I went through your column what ad agency or ad campaign the SM conglomerate cannot afford to actually appear clueless on how to better promote their good deeds. Any aggressive ad campaign I presume will be futile until they address their employees concerns on employment and benefits. When a consumer hears this issue on massive ‘contractualization’, one cannot clearly see the ‘seasonal’ and ‘spectacular’ good such as feeding children in a fast food in good light (nor any regular dole out they give.) These employees are direct indications of what good SM really means for us. When they do not take care of their people, we will rationally not expect them to care about us either. But we understand they are here to profit ofcourse. But sir – hindi porket they have the power to give us jobs we will tolerate this kind of injustice. The kind of injustice I assume you do not wish to uphold. Para tayo sa mga Pilipino – hindi tayo para sa mapangabusong negosyo. Pagrespeto sa karapatn ng mga manggagawang Pilipino will appeal more to us than any aggressive ad campaign they put up sir.

    Sincerely,
    Lej Salando (may SM advantage card).

  • nti_boohaya

    Rich dudes like Henry Sy, Lucio Tan, Rico Puno, Bong Pineda and other lords are likewise media shy. 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/55XNXOYBNF6BG3EWOM5V4YMWXM Pedro

    ABOLISH  CONTRACTUALIZATION  AND  THE  FILIPINO  PEOPLE  WILL RECOGNIZE YOUR GOOD DEEDS  AND WILL LOVE YOUR FAMILY. YOU  ARE VERY RICH ALREADY. YOU HAVE  MORE THAN ENOUGH EVEN  IF YOU AND YOUR FAMILY  WILL LIVE A THOUSAND  YEARS.  WHY  NOT ABOLISH  CONTRACTUALIZATION !  IT  IS  AN EXPLOITATION OF THE FILIPINO YOUTH !  KAWAWA NAMAN  ANG MARAMING KABATAAN ! TUMATANDA  SILA  NG WALANG JOB SECURITY ! WALANG MEDICAL BENEFITS, NAGKAKASAKIT AT NAMAMATAY !  

    CONDUCT AN APPRAISAL OF THE PERFORMANCE OF YOUR EXISTING EMPLOYEES. THOSE NON-PERMANENT EMPLOYEES WHO ARE GOOD WORKERS WILL RATE HIGH IN THE APPRAISAL. MAKE THEM PERMANENT BUT SEPARATE THOSE WHO WILL FAIL IN THE APPRAISAL. FAIR ENOUGH. ALISIN ANG MGA TAMAD PERO GANTIMPALAAN ANG MASISIPAG.

  • TT Knew

    There seems to be a disagreement in your story Ramon Tulfo.  According to your column they now want to publicize their good deed to the public thru an aggressive public relation campaign
    but your column also said “members of the Sy family are very modest they didn’t want the public to know about it”. So which one is which?  If you’re receiving money or favours from the Sys to write good things about them, at least you could try to straighten up your story.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/7FDDNRT65UQX2MA463JWDZZRMA drifter

      Heheheh. I think you have a reading comprehension problem. The article says SM wants to reach out to the public and are looking for advice on how to go about it. It means, from now on expect SM to be more visible without sounding boastful. Kelangan pa bang tagalugin?

      • ekalaM_ngek0P

        People read and react to articles and columns differently. If you were a simple minded person, you would have accepted this article at face value and that’s the end of it.  However some people have different take on what they read. They go further and analyse things and when things do not agree they go search for explanations. These people are the type that makes things happen instead of wondering why and how things happen. TT knew, like me, would like to know if there are hidden agendas by the Sys by asking the writer to come clean with his story.

  • robertle12

    Dapat pkisabi rin s SM n mg invest sila s agriculture kahit 500million lang.  Kasi mukang pinabayaan n ng gobyerno ang departamento n yan.  Sa call center lng ng coconcentrate at real property devt ang boom ngayn.  Alam k maraming naidonate ang SM management lalo n s kabataan( yng mga repair at construction ng iskul s baguio at s malapit s SM San Lazaro, etc..)
    Kng saan my project ang SM ng dodonate sila, kahit tapos n yng Sm Baguio, my project pa rin
    cla s komunidad.  Kaya k lng naisuggest yng una dahil ang lakas ng bansa natin ay s agrikultura
    at natural resources.

  • robertle12

    Dapat yng PNP n yan ibalik s PC-INP para military applikasyn hndi s civilian.   Sana ganun din s probinsya n gawing isang buwan ang pagresolba sa kaso laban s pulis.

  • kilabot

    1) susmaryosep santisima purisima. eto ba yung ngsabi na tumaas daw ang krimen dahil mali ang dating crime reporting system? phd ba kamo? time to abolish pma, habitat for crooks and incompetents;
    2) here’s what the sy’s should do. sell all their belongings and give the money to the poor. no way? it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God;

  • Bayan Panona

    Ignorance has always been the fault of the many here in PH.

  • Bayan Panona

    Papansin lang si Tulfo!

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      Bakit ba pinagsusulat pa itong KSP Tulfo sa inquirer?  Unang-una, mali-mali ang info niya.  Pangalawa, mali-mali ang grammar.  di na nabago ang sistema niya na titira bago pag sinupalpalan na ang bunganga niya ng pera o baril, biglang kambiyo siya at susulat ng maganda.  gagong tulpak ito

  • TUBAGBOHOL.com

    So what will happen now to the so-called police-community relations?

  • batangsulpok

    Puro lang naman payabang ang mga bagong PNP Chief na pag nalagay sa puwesto ay keso ganito ang gagawin o paghuhusayin pero pag nakaupo na, ningas kogon, wala rin nangyayari at tuloy pa rin ang mga Pulis sa pangongotong at sangkot sa lahat ng krimen.

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    Sino mas makunat na employer: Chinese or Korean employers? Pareho lang magaling mang exploit

  • nakatutok

    Mr Tulfo magkano bigay sa iyo ni purisima at SY???

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