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Military has dossiers on execs

/ 01:07 AM July 23, 2011

A TOP official in the Aquino administration is having an affair with her driver.

I got this piece of information from military intelligence.

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Frankly, it’s none of my business and yours.

When we point an accusing finger at another person’s morals, three of our other fingers point back at us.

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But the fact that that information came from military intelligence means  the Armed Forces is taking note of the human frailties of certain officials in the government.

This reminds us of J. Edgar Hoover, director of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), who had dossiers on all the American presidents that he served.

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Former Philippine National Police (PNP) comptroller Eliseo de la Paz and his wife, Maria Fe, are playing the hero for the wife of former PNP chief Jess Verzosa.

Cynthia Verzosa owned most of the euros seized from De la Paz at the Moscow airport several years ago. De la Paz was a member of a PNP delegation to the Interpol conference in Russia.

The delegation was composed mostly of top police officers who took their wives along. As the PNP chief’s wife, Cynthia was the de facto head of the PNP delegation.

Most of the money confiscated from De la Paz belonged to Ms Verzosa who allegedly planned to go shopping after the conference.

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The money was reportedly part of the “pasalubong” (welcome gifts) to Jess Verzosa after he took over the helm of the PNP.

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When President Noy delivers his State of the Nation Address  on Monday, he will again attack his predecessor, Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, for her graft-ridden government.

That’s because Mr. Aquino has nothing much to say by way of accomplishments. He will fill up his speech with motherhood statements and words that cater to the masses such as “kayo pa rin ang boss ko (you are still my boss).”

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The more we talk about corruption in government and the private sector, the more it will be here to stay.

The things we desire most or fear the most happen.

A person who is focused on succeeding will succeed.

On the other hand, another person who fears getting held up in the street invites robbers to victimize him.

The Law of Attraction, the No. 1 law of the universe, manifests our utmost desires and fears.

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In order to attract honesty in government and in the private sector, people should talk more about honesty and shun the word corruption in their vocabulary.

Let’s focus on the positive and set aside negative thoughts.

Before the coming of the Spaniards, Chinese and Arab traders left their wares in the care of Filipino merchants to be bartered for other goods.

When the traders came back a year later, the bartered goods were ready for pick up.

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A cop assigned to Manila police community precinct No. 6 has discovered a very easy way to augment his income.

He extorts money from young boys who sell “nilagang saging” (boiled bananas) along the South Superhighway.

Only recently, Boknoy, 13, said the cop took away his P110 earnings.

Macmac, 14, said the law enforcer also extorted P280 from him.

Mac, 17, said he handed the policeman P50 after the cop twisted his arm.

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