Sabado, Setyembre 27, 2014

How to Fight Assassins on Motorcycle


The more than 5000 students Pangasinan National High School in Lingayen, Pangasinan, where former President Fidel V. Ramos is an alumnus, where three teachers and one collector have been 
Motorcycle riding in tandem (MRT) hit men were popularized by Colombian 'Cocaine Queen" Griselda Blanco, known as  the mentor of  Columbia Medellin Cartel’s Boss Pablo Escobar,  in the early 1980s when she ordered her sicarios or  hitmen to travel by motorcycle, after some of her men used a car to carry out a killing, and were captured by the police while stuck in traffic.

killed and three mentors have been wounded by a running berserk Police Officer 3 Domino Alipio, teemed with corrupt teachers.
“They are not only delinquent borrowers, some of them were corrupt,” my source told me.’
He cited that when a friend contracted the brass there for him to manufacture the identification cards (ID) of the students there several class advisers asked him how much was the one inch by one inch (1x1) photo that they said they were going to use for their students’ records, cards, and others.
“Dahil iyong picture naman ay duplicate doon sa I.D na ginawa namin, binigay ko na lang na P4 ang apat na one by one,” he stressed.
He learned later that some of these mentors were collecting P7 to P10 for that P4 pictures.
“Worst doon, iyong pinaka collector nila, pinabalik balik ako sa pag singil doon sa pera na sabi ng mga teachers na na-remit na nila sa kanya”.
He said he has even the tape recorded statements of the students who could attest that they paid up to P10 to some advisers
After browsing recently Jojo Robles' column in Manila Standard about the "jolting" experiences at the University of the Philippines to then Armed Forces Chief of Staff’s General Hermogenes John Esperon  and later Budget Secretary Butch Abad where they were harassed  (Esperon, in the Army service uniform, was pelted with eggs that hit instead two UP Professors) by radical leftist students, I recalled Bob Woodward book's The War Within where retired U.S four stars General and later CIA chief David Petraues (USMA Class 1974), brain behind the military surge in 2007 in Iraq), have been badgered and pestered by livid students of City University in New York.  The students were shouting invectives and taunting the nonchalant Petraues, a jogging buff, with “War Criminal” and “Every class, David!”:
Here's the video of that incident incase you want to see the real score between a harassed warrior uncouted college students:

Author (extreme right) Rubbing elbows at Starbucks Dagupan City with Pangasinan Police Provincial Director Rey Biay (PMA '86) and Dagupan City's Chief of Police Lt. Col. Cris Abrahano (PNPA '96) (extreme left). left
The other night Pangasinan Acting Police Provincial Director (PD) Reynaldo Biay and Dagupan City’s Chief of Police Cris Abrahano invited me for a  cup of coffee at the  exotic and exquisite global coffee chain Starbucks in Dagupan City.

Sabado, Setyembre 20, 2014


By Mortz C. Ortigoza

Last July 29, I diligently observed the public consultation undertaken by the Sanguniang Panlalawigan (provincial board) on the implication of redistricting or legislative apportionment in Pangasinan.
Many spectators were there, including many, as usual son of a gun, board members who did not make their homework.
These assignments should be reading the two pages annotation of the Philippine Constitution by Lawyer Hector de Leon on apportionment vis-a-vis Section 5 (4) of Article VI.
To cut short my verbiage: Adding two more congressional districts in the humongous province Pangasinan has more advantages.

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First, two legislative district means P70 million each from the Priority Development Allocation Fund or the controversial “Pork Barrel” or P140 million for Pangasinan from both of them; Second, striking out the more than 200 thousand populated city of San Carlos in the present aggrupation of towns like Bayambang, Calasiao, Malasiqui, Mapandan, and San Barbara in the Third Congressional District means Representative Baby Arenas’ PDAF can benefit more of her constituents in terms of school buildings, roads, books, scholarships.
That’s why I ribbed a resource person, a distinguished member of the BAR who sported a coat & tie after I bumped into him at the ground floor of the stately American era provincial Capitol.