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Lack of leadership skills exposed

/ 12:46 AM February 21, 2015

“IF you are the president of a company composed of, say, 8,000 employees, can you control all of your people?”

That’s the statement President Noy supposedly made in answer to a question from the wife of a police commando who was killed in the Mamasapano encounter.

The question was why P-Noy failed to control the situation in Mamasapano when he had the authority as commander in chief of the military and the police.


That answer betrayed his lack of leadership skills.



The woman who posed the question to the President, Janet Carap, widow of PO2 Peterson Carap, would have been a better leader than P-Noy had the two swapped places.

Carap said: “If I were to answer his question, I would say yes because you are the leader. You should have control over your people.”


No matter how big an organization is, the person at the top of the heap should take the rap for the failure of the people at the bottom.

As US President Truman said, “The buck stops here,” referring to himself, if something went wrong with his administration.


Had P-Noy taken the blame for the Mamasapano fiasco instead of passing it to Director Getulio Napeñas, the sacked chief of the elite Special Action Force, he would never have been asked that difficult question.

And his lack of leadership skills wouldn’t have been exposed.


Davao City Mayor Rody Duterte has announced he will run for President in the 2016 elections to “save the republic.”

He will surely win over the current survey front-runner, Vice President Jojo Binay, because voters now already have a better choice.

Unlike Binay, Duterte has never been accused of corruption while in office.

His only flaw, which the Silent Majority considers a virtue, is eliminating incorrigible criminals in his city.

When he becomes President, he will solve, among others, the country’s drug problem.

Davao City is practically drug-free because of Duterte.

If you are a parent who is worried that the drug problem might affect your children in high school or college, you will surely vote for Duterte.


Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala ordered Regina Bautista Martin, administrator of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA), to act on a complaint over the refusal of Batangas Sugar Central Inc. to release stocks of sugar belonging to a sugar firm.

The sugar firm, Dynamic Triple C Marketing Corp., had complained to my program “Isumbong mo kay Tulfo” that Batangas Sugar Central, which mills sugar for traders, refused to release the firm’s stock of sugar.

Harvested sugar in Southern Luzon is milled and stocked at Batangas Sugar in Balayan, a private entity solely authorized by the SRA.

My program made representations with the agriculture department, which has supervision over the SRA, for the release of the sugar stock of Dynamic after we found the complaint valid.

Based on the representation of my program, Alcala ordered through the SRA the release of Dynamic’s sugar stock.

But Batangas Sugar Central Inc. has disobeyed the SRA.

Upon investigation, I found that the sugar central had already sold Dynamic’s stock to other entities.

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The SRA is liable for the theft of Dynamic’s stock by the sugar central.

TAGS: Leadership, Maguindanao, Mamasapano, Politics, SAF, SAF 44

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