Martes, Pebrero 22, 2011

Showboating of wealth at PMA's alumni rites

by Mortz C. Ortigoza

My wife and kid attended recently the two-day alumni homecoming of the Philippine Military Academy in Baguio City - complement of a high ranking police relative.
They were billeted at the expensive plush two-bedroom suite in the Camp John Hay Manor Hotel.
“Grabe, it’s all expenses paid for the PMAyers.  Even the gas of their vehicles was shouldered by their organizations,” she exclaimed to me through phone.
She told me that “palakihan pa sila ng sasakyan (they brought big cars)” that were gas guzzling multi-million of pesos worth Sports Utility Vehicles (SUVs) to show boat” their wealth to their classmates.
Many of them were from the Philippine National Police.
I could not agree more.
When I was working at the public information office of the PMA in the early 1990s, I was an avid listener of the morning radio program in Manila of humorous commentator (and also villain-actor) Rod Navarro.