Huwebes, Abril 10, 2014

Analysis: Pacquiao vs. Bradley II


The following have been my analysis I prepared for GMA-7 TV and Bombo Radyo - Dagupan City and Koronadal days before the Pacquiao versus Bradley rematch in April 13.

The problem with Timothy Ray Bradley, Jr., 30, in his controversial split decision win against Philippine Bible quoting and waving  boxer Emmanuel Dapidran Pacquiao, 35, was “he punched like a bitch” -- to rephrase  stuttering Coach Freddie Roach just after he was hammered kick on the chest by erstwhile colleague Alex Ariza in Macau, China.
Tim has a pathetic 37.5 % knocked out ratio (KOR) in his 32 fights with zero losses. While the God-fearing Filipino has 61.29 KOR with 55 wins and 5 losses.

                                         VIDEO ANALYSIS: PACQUIAO VS. BRADLEY

What should Bradley do to win the fight against Manny  this weekend?
1.            He should  not punch like a bitch but punch big time  Pacquiao like a beast  just like what Juan Manuel Marquez had done to Manny on their 3rd and 4th outings. I just hope that by minting the hands of the Palm Spring, California native, Tim strength coach could be at the class of Angel “Memo” Heredia (Marquez's conditioning coach) who prepares him for the coup d’ grace (lethal blow, idiot!) against the Filipino.
2.            Tim should not content himself with jabs, ducks, and cat-and-mouse. He should remember that even four of his jabs or pitter-patter lead left punch that landed at Manny's shoulder or face they are no match to a single but jarring blow from Manny that the judges in Las Vegas will favor.
3.            He should emulate how Floyd Mayweather, Jr. exposed and exploited with gusto with power punches the loopholes in the defenses of  Robert Guerrero and Canelo Alvarez.
4.            Tim should imitate Juan Manuel by peppering Manny with 1-2 or 1-2-3 hard counter punches and sliding clockwise to negate the killer left retaliatory punch of Manny.
5.            Whenever Manny turtles shell his head with gloves, Tim hits him with uppercuts on the chin by exploiting the yawning gap between the Filipino Superman(except Superman's handsome face) elbows.
6.            Tim ties Manny as he sneaked some punches on the sides of his torso just like what he did in Round 10 of their 2012 match.
7.            When he ducks Manny’s flurry of punches, he should see to it that he hits the Filipino with some staggering counter-blows and not just impresses everyone with his eel- liked slippery from Manny’s punches. Elusiveness does not win fights, it's punches that win fight.

PMA vs. USMA (West Point) on Honor Code


I thought Philippine National Police chief Director Allan Purisima would be the guest of honor of the Moises J. de Guzman Memorial Lodge No. 161 held on March 27 at the air-conditioned gym of the Narciso Ramos Sports Complex in Lingayen, Pangasinan.  Instead he sent a subordinate, Colonel Raylan Malenab.
It was my first time to witness the meetings and rituals of the masons attended by some friends in the business and police circles.
5 feet 4 inches, Army 2nd Lt. Christy Isis "Ice" Achanzar, a native of Davao,
 made history in May 31, 2008 as the first Filipina to graduate from the male-
dominated United States Military Academy (USMA) in West Point, New York.
 She is also the first female cadet from the country’s premier military school, the
 Philippine Military Academy (PMA) to enter Westpoint. She also earned the
prestigious Superintendent's Award for Achievement, an award of gold wreath
 insignia bestowed to the top 20 percent of cadets who excel in academic, military
 and physical programs of USMA.

Although I was late to arrive, I was “stunned” when I entered the gym seeing a sea of white long sleeves and barong clad guys with apron strapped on their body and calling some of their colleague “kuyang (big brother)”.
I thought I entered the wrong place where there was also a convention for waiters that was going on.
“Dami namang waiters dito!” I told former police provincial director Colonel Sonny Versoza (PMA ’84).
Amused,  he told me they were not waiters but members of the masonry.
Kidding aside, one of the speeches given by  Colonel Malenab to them was that if they want to help the needy they should help silently and not crow in public about it.
In my decades as media practitioner, one thing I lauded on that affair was that it could shame the banquets prepared by politicians in their official and unofficial functions. The masons treat was a bacchanalian feast literally at it’s finest.
Son of a gun, aside from the sumptuous foods like the roasted hogs in a five or six stars hotel proportion, a carabao was roasted and served by real waiters (not those apron sporting masons) to every round table inside the dinner room of the Complex.
Thanks Mr. Gerry Padilla, cousin of former Army chief Major Restituto Padilla and protégée’ of The Tabako, for inviting me to your affair.
Now I know how delectable is the “lechon na karabao!”

Phil. Military Academy vs. Phil. Nat'l Police Academy


President Benigno Aquino III promised to look into complaints of alumni of the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) that they continue to be discriminated in the promotions and assignments in the Philippine National Police compared with graduates of the Philippine Military Academy (PMA).
Cadets of the Philippine Military Academy
Presently, there are only three PNPA graduates—all belonging to PNPA Class 1983—with the rank of chief superintendent, a star-rank position equivalent to brigadier general in the military.
On the other hand, about 150 members of PMA classes 1981 to 1984 are holding the rank of chief superintendent or higher.
“If you look at the police organization, the PMA alumni are the minority in the PNP while the PNPA graduates belong to the majority. But in terms of position, PMAyers hold the highest positions in the PNP,” Rosendo Dial, PNPA Alumni Association Inc. chair, lamented to newsmen.
Although I did not see nowadays favoritism by a higher ranking PMAyer to a subordinate PMAyer at the Police Provincial Office (PPO) in Lingayen, Pangasinan that I used to frequent after I became friends with some top brass there, I did see however an instance of this cliché practice before.
It was the positioning of some police superintendents (Lt. Colonel in the military) for the post of the chief of police of the “lucrative” city police station in Dagupan where the three lobbyists came from the PMA (one) and the Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) (two).
I asked the PMAyer that the shoo-in for the post, according to news men, would be the relative of the mayor and the endorsee of the powerful sect Iglesia ni Cristo.
He told me that I prepare my bet of P100 versus the P1 of this PNPA alumnus friend and expect a slum dunk in my wager.
“Alam mo pare, dito sa Pangasinan ang pinaka prestigious na position dito ay PD (provincial director), chief of police of Dagupan City, and intelligence chief ng PPO. Hindi naman ako puweding pabayaan ni PD (a PMAyer) dahil dalawa na lang kaming PMAyer dito”.
To make the long story short, he became the chief of police while nobody challenged my P100 versus the P1 in favor of the PNPA graduate.
I just learned that one reason why PMA alumni scoff at PNPA graduates, except probably PNPA alumni 2004 upward, the latter just attended the Academy for two years after they earned certain units in college.
PMA graduates, according to a general, are molded in military tradition for four years where they grow up there with hazing, seniority, a fear of the Horror, er, Honor Code, and other regimental Spartan education.

Miyerkules, Abril 9, 2014

How Pacquiao neutralizes an eel in Bradley

BANE FOR PACQUIAO - This Floyd Mayweather- liked bobbling
 of Tim Bradley negated a lot of power punches from the left hand of 
Manny Pacquiao in their 2012 welterweight diadem match the latter lost.

Of all the marquee opponents that clashed with Manny Pacquiao, Tim Bradley has been a tough customer to crack. Why? He was liked an eel that Manny has been frantically missing to hit big time in their 2012 outing.
Every time Manny threw his right jab or right lead, Tim, in a side way position, ducks ala Floyd Mayweather at the left side of Pacquiao thus neutralizing Manny’s money left killer straight and hook that just flew above the back of the 30 years old Palm Spring, California native.
Every time Manny, 35, used his right feint to bait Bradley to open up to his (Pacquiao) smashing left punch, Tim avoided it by turning away clockwise (just like Juan Manuel Marquez) or in a retreating fashion (just like those communists who were chased recently with stones by the Muslims in Mendiola) from Manny’s left hand.

What should the Filipino pug do to negate the eel- liked strategy of the American?

Miyerkules, Marso 19, 2014

Phil. Nat'l Police Fears to go Beyond Visual Search

Resource Speaker of Colonels – Political columnist Mortz C. Ortigoza (Wearing t-shirt and this Blog's administrator) explained to the colonels and chiefs of police of Pangasinan the modes of searching and seizing illegal objects without the benefit of a search warrant inside the vehicles. He was invited recently in Dagupan City, as an accidental resource speaker, by OIC Provincial Director Senior Superintendent Marlou Chan who wanted to brainstorm with his officers Ortigoza’s series of columns on searches and checkpoints in the humongous province.
This columnist, who used to preside over media men in their Kuatro-Kantos sessions, became an accidental resource speaker in a command conference composed of police colonels and majors of the Pangasinan Police Office and chiefs of police where OIC Provincial Director Marlou Chan asked them to brainstorm my observation on my previous columns on the mode of searching vehicles and the predictability of checkpoints. I wrote before that Rep. Leopoldo Bataoil (2nd District, Pangasinan) agreed with my observation that police men manning checkpoints should not be tied on visual search because criminals make them a laughing stock. Bataoil said peace officers worth their salt should use judgment call on how to search and seize illegal objects hidden inside the cars or motorcycles without the benefit of search warrant. He agreed with what I wrote that “consent” among motorists is enough to open their trunks and compartments as a lawful means to search vehicles without a search warrant. Colonel Chan and deputy provincial director Lt. Colonel Sison the two diminishing numbers of PMAyers (PMA last production of PC, the precursor of the PNP) was in 1992) at the Philipine National Police who are torn by the “sea” of Cavite graduates (Philippine National Police Academy like the snappy 6 –foot two- inch Dagupan City chief Lt. Colonels Cris Abrahano and Rodolfo Castro) and ROTC graduates like UPang’s (University of Pangasinan) pride Lt. Colonel Poly Cayabyab have a good time discussing with this writer (a humble graduate of MPSB or Mababang Paaralan ng San Andres Bukid) the nuances of what is the significance of a checkpoint and “judgment call”. Lt. Colonel Sison said search warrant is not necessary anymore when there is hostility inside the car like “nag-aaway na sila duon.”. Chan objected to the observation of his fellow Cavalier because hostility inside the car is already too obvious for the PNP to pacify by entering the car without the warrant. He asked his subordinates to explore the judgment call (e.g motorists acting nervously) Bataoil, a former two-star police general, espoused. Chan said being nervous could mean the motorist is hiding something illegal or he is being nervous because he fears the police would “plant” something illegal in case he opens his car or motorcycle.



A police officer cautiously implement the Stop and Frisk or the 
Terry Frisk to individuals he suspected to possess illegal objects
 like gun. This mode of search and seizure has been sanctioned
 by jurisprudence as necessary to put the lives of the police out 
of danger.

Political observers opined that barangay (village) election in the Philippines is more intense emotionally than the provincial and municipal elections in the May 13 polls this year.
 The protagonists in the village elections, they said, have more personal ax to grind against each other than their counterparts in May 13.
 There is this perception that killings through the use of guns particularly among political rivals and their supporters in this poll could eclipse those numbers of corpses in the May 13 electoral derby.
 Barangay election is fast approaching. It would be held on October 28 this year.

 PNP incorporates Stop and Frisk
 Since this writer was “flattered” by the disclosure of Pangasinan Police Director Senior Superintendent Marlou Chan that his article titled “Police Stop and Frisk help Lower Shooting Incidents “(that compared shooting incidents last year in the 8.5 million populated New York City that claimed 450 lives versus the 3 million populated thriving gun-for hire province Pangasinan where killers snapped out 249 lives in the same year (you can accessed it at ) ) has been integrated in the Philippine National Police’s pilot project in Malasiqui town.
 Police Regional Director Ricardo Marquez lauded recently on TV Chan and the provincial police rising star Lieutenant Colonel Rodolfo Castro (lately reassigned as chief of police of another "Tombstone" City  San Carlos) whose Lennon-McCarthy collaboration in the Squad Patrol 101 (Read: Police visibility, check point, etc.)  resulted in a zero shooting incident since the project’s inception recently.
 The pronouncement of General Marquez on TV was refreshing since the 73 villages’ strong town has been a lair of hired killers according to the former chief of police there.
“Bawat barangay dito may hired killer (Every village here has hired killer),” he told me over a cup of coffee in his office.

 Assassins in Pangasinan thrive as Village poll approaches
 Now that the village poll is just around the corner, assassins are honing their target shooting accuracy and their motorcycle proficiency in their hideouts ready to go for business to clients who can afford their price tag.
If remains unabated, this turmoil will cause losses of precious lives, a broken peace and order situation as residents live in fear, anxieties among public officials as the acrimonious media assailed them for their incompetence to put a plug on hit men in a rampage.
 As what I told former police general and incumbent congressman Pol Bataoil in the last national and local election that the police are afraid to do the stop and frisk or open the trunk and compartment of the motorists even with the latter consent because the police fear the motorists complain or sue them at the People’s Law Enforcement Board, human right bodies, or the court.
 “That’s part of the hazard of the service. But as long as the policeman is doing his job properly and in accordance with their police procedures they can defend their actions even in Plaza Miranda,” the solon told me.

 Brief history and legal dynamics of Stop and Frisk
For starter, here’s the brief history and legal dynamics of Stop and Frisk (Terry v. Ohio) if the PNP wanted to adopt it on the October poll so it can mitigate the number of shooting incidents and other gun related crimes.
On October 31, 1963, while on a downtown beat which he had been patrolling for many years, Cleveland Police Department in the United States detective Martin McFadden, 62, saw two men, John W. Terry and Richard Chilton, standing on a street corner at 1276 Euclid Avenue and acting in a way the officer thought was suspicious.
 Detective McFadden, who was well-known on the Cleveland police force for his skill in apprehending pickpockets, he observed the two proceed alternately back and forth along an identical route, pausing to stare in the same store window. Each completion of the route was followed by a conference between the two on a corner. The two men repeated this ritual alternately between five and six times apiece—in all, roughly a dozen trips. After one of these trips, they were joined by a third man (Katz) who left swiftly after a brief conversation. Suspecting the two men of "casing a job, a stick-up", detective McFadden followed them and saw them rejoin the third man a couple of blocks away in front of a store.

 Police approach the suspects
 The plainclothes officer approached the three, identified himself as a policeman, and asked their names. The men "mumbled something", whereupon McFadden spun Terry around, patted down his outside clothing, and felt a pistol in his overcoat pocket. He reached inside the overcoat pocket, but was unable to remove the gun. The officer ordered the three into the store. He removed Terry's overcoat, took out a revolver, and ordered the three to face the wall with their hands raised. He patted down the outer clothing of Chilton and Katz and seized a revolver from Chilton's outside overcoat pocket. He did not put his hands under the outer garments of Katz (since he discovered nothing in his pat-down which might have been a weapon), or under Terry's or Chilton's outer garments until he felt the guns. The three were taken to the police station. Terry and Chilton were subsequently charged with carrying concealed weapons.

Guns seized on Stop and Frisk as Evidence 
The defense of the charged individuals moved to suppress the use of the seized weapons as evidence (Filipino law practitioners called them Fruits of a Poisonous Tree) on grounds that the search and subsequent seizure were a violation of the Fourth Amendment to the United States Constitution (where Philippine Constitution adopted it at Section 2, Article III ( Illegal search and seizure" of the Bill of Rights).
 Though the trial court rejected the prosecution theory that the guns had been seized during a search incident to a lawful arrest, the court denied the motion to suppress and admitted the weapons into evidence on the grounds that:
 1) The officer had (reasonable doubt) cause to believe that Terry and Chilton were acting suspiciously;
 2) That their interrogation was warranted, and;
 3) That the officer for his own protection had the right to pat down their outer clothing having reasonable cause to believe that they might be armed.
 Terry and Chilton were found guilty by Court of Common Pleas of Cuyahoga County (U.S version of the Philippines’ Regional Trial Court) , an intermediate appellate court (Philippines’ version of its Court of Appeals) affirmed the conviction, and the Ohio State Supreme Court dismissed the appeal on the ground that "no substantial constitutional question" was involved.

Police Stop and Frisk Help Lower Shooting Incidents


Despite the brouhahas spawned by the Stop and Frisk method by policemen in the cities of Philadelphia and New York, Filipino policemen who satisfied themselves to visual search can look how effective this method in deterring crimes like shooting incidents .
 Stop and Frisk is a type of limited search when police confront a suspicious person in an effort to prevent a crime from taking place. The police frisk (pat down) the person for weapons and questions him.
 According to the recent column of Dick Morris at titled “ Stop And Frisk Decision Based On Tortured Reading Of The Constitution” the spate of crimes in the cities of New York ( 8.5 million population and Philadelphia (1.5 million population:) dwindled with 450 homicides and 334 homicides last year respectively.
 “The ability to stop and frisk men lingering on street corners in the middle of the night in high drug and crime areas has played a key element in reducing the murder rate.
 Particularly in concert with New York’s mandatory minimum three year sentence for possession of an unlicensed, loaded firearm within the city, the law has forced guns off the street and driven down the murder rate appreciably.
 To measure the impact of the stop and frisk and mandatory minimum gun sentence laws, compare New York with Philadelphia. Both have lots of poverty — 21% in New York and 25% in Philadelphia. The per capita police presence in each place is comparable, “ Morris, a former Bill Clinton’s adviser, and Republican strategist, said.

 “Imagine 450 shooting incidents in a population of 8.5 million in New York City versus the wild-west gun- for-hire Pangasinan with less than three million people, and we’re talking about New York as a city and not as a province.