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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 »

Adding more cops will just spawn more corruption

On the surface, it may look nice that an additional 3,000 police officers will be added to the Philippine National Police. But what does it mean really when the system is corrupt? Adding more people to a corrupt system will just spawn more corruption.

Posted: November 8th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Business cards

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“Signed calling card gets cop in trouble,” read a headline in an earlier edition of the Inquirer last Wednesday.

Posted: October 3rd, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

At the scene of the crime

It is said that in the United States, it takes only three minutes for the police to arrive at the scene of a crime. Here in the Philippines, the police are already at the scene as a crime is being committed for they are the criminals themselves. This lamentable happening was exemplified yet again during that robbery-kidnapping that transpired last Sept. 1 in broad daylight on Edsa, where the suspected perpetrators are policemen in the active service.

Posted: September 20th, 2014 in Inquirer Opinion,Letters to the Editor | Read More »

Power of one, and a camera

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A very important point should be made about the Edsa robbery-kidnapping incident that occurred on Sept. 1 in which eight current police officers and one dismissed policeman were involved. And that is: that the whole episode would have gone unnoticed by the public except that it was caught on camera by an alert passerby who then uploaded it on Twitter, whereupon it went viral, catching the attention of the police authorities and the conventional media, and thus the rest of us.

Posted: September 13th, 2014 in Columnists,Columns,Editor's Pick,Featured Columns,Featured Headline,Inquirer Opinion | Read More »

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