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PNP ‘motto:’ Have money, will travel

By Ramon Tulfo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
First Posted 00:41:00 10/18/2008

Filed Under: Local authorities

Can the wife of a government official head a delegation to a foreign conference in place of her husband?

The answer is obvious.

The wife of Philippine National Police chief Jesus Verzosa wife, Zenaida, had no legal personality and yet she allegedly headed the PNP delegation to the International Police (Interpol) conference held in Russia recently.

It?s like Mike Arroyo going on a state visit to the United States in place of President Gloria who?s indisposed and has to stay in the country.

Kung sabagay, many generals? wives think their husbands? powers are transferable through osmosis.

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The National Police Commission (Napolcom) is wondering why most crimes go unreported.

Most crime victims don?t report these incidents to the police because they know it?s useless because most policemen just jot down their complaints and don?t arrest the perpetrators.

If ever the police make arrests, some victims are made to pay for their gasoline, food and other incidentals.

* * *

The Ateneo de Manila University graduate who was shot by robbers in a jeepney holdup is still clinging on to dear life in a hospital.

Her assailants have yet to be arrested, despite a promise by no less than President Gloria to the girl?s parents that justice would be served.

Does that answer the Napolcom?s question why victims don?t trust the police?

The PNP?s motto, ?to serve and protect,? should be changed to ?have money, will travel.?

* * *

If you?re in a contemplative mood or have a case of the blues, listen to the guitar renditions of Immigration Commissioner Marcelino ?Nonoy? Libanan.

The commissioner has several CDs of his guitar pieces.

I listened to Libanan?s CD, ?Music from the Heart,? as I was meditating in my room Friday morning. I found his music spiritually uplifting.

I liked most his versions of ?The Prayer,? ?Song for Anna,? and ?Looking through the Eyes of Love.?

Libanan is to his guitar as the late Nick Joaquin was to his prose.

His CDs are sold in popular stores.

No, he doesn?t earn from the sale of those CDs, many of which he gives out to friends.

The proceeds from the sales go to the Pacita C. Libanan Foundation (named after his mother) and other charitable causes.



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