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Remembering Ka Blas

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Dec. 14 was the 11th death anniversary of one of our greatest countrymen. I was a young Air Force captain when I first met Blas Ople.

Posted: December 22nd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

An OIC for the PNP

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The Philippine National Police is a 150,000-strong organization tasked mainly to ensure peace and order nationwide. As such it is numerically a larger force than the Armed Forces of the Philippines although with less capability in terms of mobility and firepower.

Posted: December 15th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Amazing Grace

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Normally it would be the opposition bloc that goes after administration officials facing charges of corruption or incompetence. But in the case of Police Director General Alan Purisima, it has been administration ally Sen. Grace Poe who has put pressure on Purisima to call it a day.

Posted: December 8th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Heroes

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Yesterday was the 151st birth anniversary of one of our greatest heroes, Andres Bonifacio. Named after St. Andrew whose feast day falls on Nov. 30, Bonifacio, along with Ladislao Diwa and Teodoro Plata, formed the triumvirate of anti-Spanish activists who founded the secret society known as the Kataastaasang, Kagalanggalang na Katipunan ng mga Anak ng Bayan (KKK), or Katipunan for short. Membership in the society was signed in with blood drawn from the left arm of the applicant.

Posted: December 1st, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

Random thoughts

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Last week, I came across an announcement from the Armed Forces of the Philippines that the Abu Sayyaf problem would be finally solved by 2016.

Posted: November 24th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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