It perhaps should not have come as a surprise that the instinctive reaction of Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima to the preventive suspension order issued by the Ombudsman was to try to avoid heeding it. The country’s top policeman has built a reputation for seeing nothing wrong with questionable transactions that prove advantageous to him, but questioning the propriety of or ignoring government actions meant to call him to account.
By Michael L. Tan
There is a saying, “no news is good news,” which comes out of the idea that something is newsworthy only if it is about disasters, crimes and scandals.
By Peter Wallace
A man was murdered recently; “I see no other reason why [he] would be ambushed aside from [his] desire to become a state witness,” said Maguindanao Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu.
While I was trying hard to ask for help from concerned persons and looking for sponsors willing to bankroll movable basketball stands for the youth in my community, I arrived home at Fairview Park Subdivision last Nov. 15, about 1:30 p.m., to find my green gate vandalized with the words “F— U BADING” spray-painted in white.
By Rina Jimenez-David
He is a man grieving the death of his late fiancée, so perhaps a little leeway should have been given Marc Sueselbeck in the wake of the fence-climbing incident last week. Footage of the incident shows the German shoving a Filipino soldier who tried to bar his way toward the converted container where US Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton was being held.