Archive for February, 2017

Lascañas: ‘Superman’ ordered death of political enemies, innocents

(Read the whole affidavit in VERA Files website. Click here.) By Charmaine Deogracias VERA Files They called him Superman. That was the code the Davao Death Squad allegedly gave former Davao City mayor now President Rodrigo Duterte while they were killing criminals on his orders, according to police officer and the DDS’ self-confessed team leader […]

February 26, 2017  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Governance, Peace and Order  21 Comments

No such thing as ‘limpio’in a dirty job

In the narration of SP03 Arthur Lascañas of the “jobs” he had done as member of the Davao Death Squad, he recalled the instruction of then Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte in a murder operation against the financier of a kidnapping: “Sige, limpio lang.” Lascañas explained.” Bisaya parlance po ito. Ang ibig pong sabihin “Sige malinis […]

February 24, 2017  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Governance, Human Rights, Peace and Order  20 Comments

The power of conscience

“The torture of a bad conscience is the hell of a living soul.” John Calvin -French theologian and reformer The turnaround of SP03 Arthur Lascañas on the murders he committed as a member of the Davao Death Squad must have stunned Malacanang, all that it can come up with was Press Secretary Martin Andanar’s preposterous […]

February 22, 2017  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Governance, Peace and Order, Philippine National Police  5 Comments

Transcript of the press conference of former policeman,SPO4 Arthur Lascañas at the Senate

February 20, 2017 Ako po si Arturo Barikit Lascañas, 56 years old, isa pong retiradong pulis na miyembro ng Davao City Police Office. Ako po ay pinanganak at tubong Davao City. Dito sa gagawin kong isang public confession, ito po ay pagsunod ko po sa kagustuhan ng Diyos, at labis na takot sa Diyos, pagmamahal […]

February 21, 2017  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Graft and corruption, Human Rights, Peace and Order  8 Comments

Trillanes to Duterte: sign waiver of bank secrecy law addressed to BPI

The public should be more discerning this time with President Duterte’s bluster when confronted with the issue of his BPI bank accounts which have been recipients of deposits amounting to over P2 billion from 2006 to 2015 from several sources. News reports Friday quoted President Duterte as ordering the Anti-Money Laundering Council to give information […]

February 20, 2017  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Elections 2016, Graft and corruption  25 Comments

Duterte can’t decide kung siya ay anak mahirap o anak mayaman

February 19, 2017  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Governance, Graft and corruption  5 Comments

Bernard Ong’s update from “Bansang Fentanilia”

Satire is the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people’s stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues. Satire is a survival tool in an environment when one’s sense of right and wrong is being assaulted from all directions. Don’t cry. Read Bernard Ong’s […]

February 16, 2017  Tags: ,   Posted in: Governance  2 Comments

Lethal mix: small mind and great power

President Duterte’s reaction to the Pastoral Letter of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines on the killings related to his campaign against prohibited drugs read in all Catholic churches last Sunday shows the danger when small minds are given so much power. “Kayong mg Katoliko, kung naniniwala kayo sa mga pari pati obispo doon […]

February 8, 2017  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Peace and Order, Philippine National Police, Religion  12 Comments

Do you want to learn Mandarin in Taiwan?

The best way to learn a foreign language is to be in place where it is spoken. The Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in the Philippines has announced various scholarship programs open to qualified Filipino students. One of them is Huayu (Mandarin) Enrichment Scholarship which allows applicants to choose to pursue either 2 months […]

February 3, 2017  Tags:   Posted in: Education, Foreign Affairs  No Comments

Tourism and peace and order

Congratulations to the people who made the staging of the 65th Miss Universe in the Philippines a rousing success. The publicity that the Philippines got from the pageant and the goodwill generated from the 86 beauties were a bonanza to Philippine tourism. Last Monday’s pageant financier former Ilocos Sur Chavit Singson said the $14 million […]

February 1, 2017  Tags: , , , ,   Posted in: Peace and Order, Philippine National Police, Tourism  2 Comments