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A salute to Deputy Director General Espina

/ 12:04 AM July 16, 2015

Sometime in the first quarter of this year, with the nation in shock, confusion, grief and outrage as a result of the Mamasapano incident, I sent a text message to “Brod Dindo,” Deputy Director General Leonardo Espina, at that time the officer in charge of the Philippine National Police, stating that the UP Tau Omega Mu Fraternity admired, and would continue to monitor, his public pronouncements and activities in connection with the incident; and that he should be guided by the Constitution, his faith, and his family as he faced the challenges that the incident had brought upon the institution he then led.

From the Senate, where Brod Dindo was then attending a series of exhaustive hearings on the incident, he found a space to reply and express his gratitude.

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With Brod Dindo’s retirement from the PNP, his true destiny is yet to unravel and manifest itself. I would not be surprised if by June 2016, Brod Dindo takes his oath of office as a member of Congress or as a Cabinet official or as a presidential adviser.

At the age of 56, a great man with a great mind and a great purpose in life cannot and should not be rendered “immobile” by a minor interlude called retirement.

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I join the whole UP Tau Omega Mu Fraternity in expressing our strong moral and spiritual support for Brod Dindo who has gained stature as a worthy national leader.

Let the Omegan spirit of excellence, loyalty, unity, service and patriotism guide him as he continues to serve our country!

—MANUEL J. LASERNA JR.,

cofounder, UP Tau Omega Mu

Fraternity, 1972,

partner, Laserna Cueva-Mercader

Law Offices

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