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Saturday, 09 July 2016 12:07

Sound Snipes

BY Jimmy Cabato

Hoping to catch up with the early opening rites of the newly accredited major distributor ASUS line of computers, have to grind this piece today in haste. The shop is located at the 3rd floor of KCC. It will be run by Lenin Gan, operator of a chain of other computer stores in this citty.

In town is Taiwanese George Su, ASUS country manager, in the company of some eight office staff from other cities.

Now for a bit of a bantering lines. Last night in a simple birthday celebration of Chairman Ramon “Genghis” Gan, the conqueror, it was TV personality Nonie Dondoyano who gave the opening prayer. His prayer included a poser – “They say life begins at forty, fifty or sixty. No, life begins every morning.”

Soon after Monggueh quipped to the group, “Wrong. Life begins when you have a 16-year old girlfriend.”

My lips are sealed. You do the retorting.

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Congratulations to the local police. Their campaign against illegal drugs is working wonders. Recently, two suspected drug pushers were arrested in separate buy-bust operations in Barangays Sta. Catalina and Baliwasan, this city.

Police Station 11 commander Superintendent Diomarie Albarico identified the suspects as Saddam Mujallal alias Jayson, 21, single, of Sitio Bugguk, Sta. Catalina and Arip ASmad y Ahmad, 50, married, of Seaside, Baliwasan.

Albarico said Mujallal sold a medium size sachet containing white crystalline granules believed to be shabu to a police agent that resulted to his arrest.

Albarico revealed that Mujallal and Asmad are listed in the top 10 priority targets of the station’s drug watch list.

Both suspects were brought to the police station for proper investigation and detention.

A case for violation of R.A. 9165, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 will be readied against them in court. (DZT-fed)

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Shocking. Man rapes pregnant cow.

Shocking even more. Man is already aged at fifty.

Que tortogok. Pensaba jovensito. Viejo ya man gale, nuay pa wishio. (What a fool. All the while I though, he was a teener. Already aged, still without wisdom-less.)

The incident occurred at sitio Anuling, Pamucutan. Although unnamed, it is very likely the man is already identified by now. It could very easy, for sure to name him. In haste, the culprit left his cell phone.

Hey hey hey, that guy must be contained. And soon! He happens to be a dangerous man. Reported later, one Jun Padua of the same place, disclosed that earlier the man tried to rape his 27-year old niece inside her room but failed because the woman was wearing long denim jeans and was furiously resisting his advances.

With that other development, it is now a certainty, the man has been named. He should be jailed.

Dangerous man

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Some close allies of Pres. Digong Duterte are continuing their anti-climactic antics on Duterte’s Anti-drug drive.

First, it was Justice Secretary Caguioa, who said he will investigate this spate of drug killings and prosecute the operatives, when Duterte had said, kill and “I will even die defending you.

Then came his own Palace spokesman, who said the palace is alarmed over this stepped up killings.

Though actually a non-Duterte ally, now comes Sen. Leila de Lima.

Neophyte Senator Leila de Lima yesterday urged the Duterte administration to stop tolerating extra-judicial killings and summary executions in the Philippines, saying the country could turn into a massive “killing field” in due time if it is not halted.

De Lima, a staunch critic of President Duterte, said she would file a resolution calling on the Senate to investigate, in aid of legislation, the unusual spate of summary executions that occurred, particularly after the May 2016 elections up to Duterte’s formal assumption to the Presidency.

Here is one other “sabiondo” (a know-it-all), Liberal Party (LP) man. LP yes, but could be a turncoat. We still cannot tell.

At the House of Representatives, Ifugao lone district Rep. Teddy Baguilat, filed House Resolution (HR) No. 61, titled “A House Resolution calling for an investigation in aid of legislation into the spate of extrajudicial killings and/or summary executions of suspected violators of laws on illegal drugs and other suspected criminals.”

This, De Lima and Baguilat filed their respective resolutions despite President Duterte’s warning to lawmakers against thwarting his anti-criminality and corruption agenda.

While the Duterte administration’s all-out offensive against illegal drugs syndicates and corruption is truly laudable, the former Justice secretary said she is worried it could spawn violence within communities.

Madam, further proliferation of the illegal drug trade will even more create violence. Even bigger!

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Pres. Duterte is getting bolder in his campaign.

Retired police deputy director general Marcelo Garbo Jr. is protecting at least three drug traffickers, Duterte straightforwardly revealed.

Duterte said two of the drug lords are behind bars but are still directing operations of their respective groups. He warned the two that if they tried to escape, “you will die.”

He identified them as Wu Tuan alias Peter Co, a drug triad member operating in Luzon and Metro Manila; and Herbert Colangco alias Ampang, who reportedly has links with the Parojinog drug syndicate and Kuratong Baleleng gang.

He rued, “Talagang binabastos tayo… (They are really disrespecting us.) They are destroying the country. They are destroying the youth of the land. My appeal to them, since they are beyond redemption, they can stop and commit suicide because I will not allow these idiots to run their show. Not during my watch,” Duterte said.

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Curtains up for today. After washing up, it’s off to KCC for the ASUS shop opening. Not even time left for a review of this piece. So, should there be certain errors somewhere, we beg your pardon. Till next time around.