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Thoughts on Holy Week

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How come it took the Philippine National Police more than a year to decide to dismiss the cops who took part in the Atimonan (Quezon provice) massacre, a flagrant abuse of power?

Posted: April 17th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

Why college grads end up in the PNP

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Many graduates who can’t find employment after college enter the Philippine National Police (PNP), not for the prestige of being a law enforcer but so they can lord it over hapless citizens.

Posted: April 15th, 2014 in On Target | Read More »

It was difficult having Japanese blood

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Yesterday, Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor), the country remembered, as in previous years, the gallantry of the Filipino and American soldiers in Bataan that ended in humiliating defeat, leading to the infamous Death March.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

Public stands to lose in Dellosa-Nepomuceno feud at Customs

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A Bureau of Customs (BOC) insider says the “peace treaty” between Deputy Commissioner for Intelligence Jessie Dellosa and Deputy Commissioner for Enforcement Ariel Nepomuceno tends to benefit Dellosa more than Nepomuceno.

Posted: April 8th, 2014 in On Target | Read More »

The Cudias want PMA destroyed

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When Cadet Aldrin Jeff Cudia of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) came to me last week, I advised him not to seek reinstatement into the military as he had become an outcast to his peers.

Posted: April 5th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

Big Mouth gets public scolding

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Senior Supt. Conrad Capa, the man with a big mouth, deserved public censure from no less than President Noy.

Posted: April 3rd, 2014 in Featured Columns,On Target | Read More »

Only Duterte can beat Binay

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The Philippines looks pitiful in its quarrel with China over several groups of islands in the China Sea and East China Sea.

Posted: April 1st, 2014 in On Target | Read More »

Cudia, dismissed for lying, got 99% in conduct

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How could Cadet First Class Aldrin Jeff Cudia of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA), who got an average grade of 98 percent (he got a grade of 100 percent six times), have lied about his tardiness which led to his dismissal?

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

A very expensive school

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Administration officials of Airlink International Aviation College have retaliated against students whose parents complained to this columnist about the school’s illegal impositions on their children.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

NBI officials relieved without reason

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The relief of National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Deputy Directors Rey Esmeralda and Ruel Lasala from their posts has become a hot topic in coffee shops.

Posted: March 25th, 2014 in On Target | Read More »

Was PMA’s Honor Code violated?

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My brother, Erwin, is “happy” over the impending investigation by the Department of Justice of journalists who supposedly received “payoffs in the form of advertising expenses.”

Posted: March 22nd, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

A piece of advice to average graduates

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Every year, the top 10 passers of the bar or board exams are featured in the newspapers sometimes with their faces on the front page.

Posted: March 20th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Metro,On Target | Read More »

Ex-envoy fights city hall

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It’s a no-win situation for Energy Secretary Jericho Petilla if he gets into an argument with Sen. Serge Osmeña in public over the latter’s statement that he is a lousy manager.

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in On Target | Read More »

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