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Digong really means business

/ 04:35 AM July 09, 2016

PO3 MICHAEL Lee Manalad of the Malolos, Bulacan police force is said to have been a bad cop.

His dead body was found on a grassy knoll in Meycauayan town with a placard around his neck identifying him as a “policeman-drug pusher, don’t emulate.”


What happened to Manalad should serve as a stern warning against scalawags in the Philippine National Police (PNP).

The Digong Duterte administration means business in dealing with the twin problem of drugs and criminality.


Bad policemen won’t be spared from the campaign.

There will be more who may suffer the same fate.

And the citizenry is waiting for more abusive policemen to fall.


Policemen should be models of upright behavior.
Cops who flout the law, instead of upholding it, are worse than hardened criminals.
And since hardened criminals are being laid to waste under the present dispensation, so should evil law enforcers.
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As host of the public service program “Isumbong mo kay Tulfo” on radio station dwIZ, I am a witness every day to the oppression suffered by ordinary citizens at the hands of people who are supposed to serve and protect them.

I and my equally jaded staff still shake our heads in disbelief and frustration over the cries for justice of ordinary folk who report police atrocities.


I would be lying if I tell you I was unhappy over Manalad’s fate.

That’s one less abusive cop.

There ought to be more.

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Here’s how President Digong made the proposal over the phone for Vice President Leni Robredo to become a member of his Cabinet, right on national television:

“Ma’am Leni, good afternoon. I’m here in the office now. I’m being asked by Rocky Ignacio of the Malacañang Press if I am giving you a Cabinet post. That’s her question.

“Can I answer her (referring to Rocky—RT)? I’m a bit bashful, ma’am.

“The whole Cabinet is listening. You know, ma’am, I called you so questions to me about you joining the Cabinet will stop.

“Oh, please don’t be apologetic, but I’ve long wanted to…Can you be the housing czar, ma’am? Can you be the housing secretary, ma’am?

“Oh, so you’re accepting it, ma’am? No need, ma’am, just get them. The executive secretary will hand you the appointment (papers). So, you’re accepting the offer, ma’am? Okay, ma’am, so that will be in time for the next Cabinet meeting and even on security matters so you will be updated on what’s happening in our country. That’s for you to know.”


While he was talking to Vice President Leni, the President seemed to be meaningfully glancing at one of the reporters who was once rumored to be his girlfriend.

At the same time, while he was talking to the beautiful widow, the President’s eyes were twinkling.

Although the camera didn’t show it, he could have been blushing.

He was a picture of a teenage boy talking to his crush.

Uh-oh, romance in the Palace!

(Honeylet, joke only. Hehehe!)

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TAGS: Bulacan, Illegal drugs, Leni Robredo, Malolos, Meycauayan town, Philippine National Police, PNP‎, PO3 Michael Lee Manalad, Rodrigo Duterte, Vice President Robredo
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