‘Buyung tayo’ PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 09 August 2016 11:57

Sound Snipes

BY Jimmy Cabato

It seems WS has been puzzled over dates and days. Have you noticed? Doctor-cousin Erning Domingo did. He commented on one of this month’s edition, “September man kita.” WS had erroneously marked subject edition as September.

And yesterday’s piece was dated 8 Aug. Mea Culpa. Sorry.

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The fate of Councilor Teodiver Arquiza continues swarming the local airlanes. Some criticize his alleged misdeeds when he served as Punong barangay of Talon-talon. In fairness, there are also some who commiserate with him, especially so when the news of the issuance arrest warrants against him broke out, his mother was reportedly confined in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) of a local hospital.

Daughter Aimie, now serving as barangay chair of Baliwasan, and who when she was secretary of FEBARKASA (The federation of Barangay Kagawads), became close friends with Teodiver has kind words for him. She sympathizes with Teody.

Yesterday, she recounted to us her last and most recent meeting with the neophyte councilor. It was during the city council’s maiden session at the SP hall.

Accordingly, Teodiver approached her, held her hand and pressed it tight, and whispered, “Alegre gayot yo, Aimie kay ya gana. yo” (I am so happy, Aim ’cause I won.)

Now, she had this to say to us in  the family, “Quilaya ya lang kaha disu resuello ara. Makalastima man gayot,” (I can only imagine what his feelings are now. I pity him so.)

He just might have been misguided, Aimie concluded.

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Due to determined tough actions and resolute moves against drugsters, commendations for Supt. Nonito Asdai Chief Insp. Karib Muharram are well in order. We gather, most of the nine fatalities in buy-bust operations are accounted to the names of the duo. That indeed speaks of determined tough actions and resolute moves.

However, even without killings to their names, several other police officers are acknowledged to be hard at play in the action, too. Notably, they are Chief Inspector Elmer Solon, Chief Insp. Arlan Delumpines, Chief Insp. Gary Bahoy, Chief Insp. Chester Natividad and Superintendent Diomarie Albarico. They, too, deserve a pat on the back. Congratulations, Officers. Power up.

The most recent police achievements - Men of the Sangali Police Station gave a  car chase that led to the discovery of shabu from an abandoned car at Sitio Malasugat, Sangali last Friday morning.

A police report said that a police team led by Chief Insp. Chester Natividad, were conducting a checkpoint along the highway around 5 a.m. when they spotted a Mitsubishi Lancer with plate number UTH 464 driven by Almaki Lutian evading the roadblock.

The team called the attention of Lutian, and while they were having a conversation wherein the police asked for his driver’s license, and he suddenly sped the car going east.

The Police gave chase and eventually found the car abandoned at the interior of Sitio Malasugat particularly at the parking lot of a house owned by Mukati Ajail.

Lutian, however was no longer in the car when they arrived in the said place.

The car was impounded while the seized items were forwarded to the 9th PNP Crime Laboratory for examinations.

Sangali police station is under of Chief Insp. Gary Bahoy.

Meanwhile, the Police operation spree in Baliwasan, again nabbed two drug pushers. Combined with separate raids in Sta. Catalina, five more drug addicts were arrested last Friday.

Operatives of Police Station 11 under Superintendent Diomarie Albarico conducted separate operations that resulted to the arrest of Akkang Arajain y Abdulkarim, 21, married, and Judan Takaki y Hasan, alias Jung-Jung, 27, married, both residents of Seaside, Baliwasan.

Albarico said Arajain and Takaki sold a sachet of alleged shabu to a police undercover agent prompting the operatives to arrest the suspects.

Recovered from them were sachets of alleged shabu, marked money bills and several drug paraphernalia.

Meanwhile, elements of Police Station 4 led by Chief Inspector Elmer Solon in coordination with Police Station 11 arrested Jalil Sayari Langkasari, 33, married, and a resident of Sta. Catalina.

Solon said Langkasari made a drug deal with a police poseur-buyer in Sta. Catalina that resulted to his arrest and confiscation of eight small sachets of alleged shabu including the buy-bust item.

Incidentally, the operatives also caught in the act of having pot session inside a public utility jeep (PUJ), bearing plate number JVM-890, five persons identified as Albert Lagata Toribio, 40, married, a jeepney driver, of Mercedes; Ricardo Santos Limen, 50, jeepney conductor, of Sta. Catalina; Reynold Galvez Climaco, 28, single, jeepney conductor, of Sitio Lugakit, Barangay Salaan; Nickol Sinining Rodriguez, 21, single, jeepney conductor, of Sitio Buena Kapok, Barangay Culianan, and Rickson Claveria Dondoyano, 21, a parking attendant, of Sta. Catalina.

The arrested drug offenders were conducted to the police station for proper investigation and temporary detention.

Solon added that the five suspected drug users will undergo drug testing.

A case for violation of R.A. 9165, otherwise known as the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002, will be forwarded to the city prosecutor’s office against the suspects.

The recovered illegal drug items were submitted to the Regional Crime Laboratory Office 9 for examination.

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Malacañang on Sunday warned all government officials accused by President Rodrigo Duterte of involvement in the illegal drug trade to turn themselves in or face charges.

Hugh! What has ever happened to the “Shoot-to-Kill Order?

WSS is confounded even more now.  Yesterday, there was confusion in the “no mercy-no due process” directive. It was unclear if the named government officials still had the chance to voluntarily surrender or just be shot on  sight. Now, the ”Shoot-to-Kill” order is unmentioned.

Saying it in chabacano, “Buyung tayo.” (We puzzled.).

In an early morning speech in Davao City on Sunday, Duterte read a list containing the names of judges, police, mayors and congressmen who he said had benefited from illegal drugs, claiming the list was “validated and re-validated by the police and the military.”

Duterte ordered the local government officials he named to report directly to him. Police officials named were ordered relieved and should report to Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald de la Rosa within 24 hours.

On target next are names of prosecutors also involved in illegal drugs.

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Yesterday, presidential spokespersons Aballe and Andanar played coy in discussing the matter of burying the late President Ferdinand Marcos, now the word is out. Regardless of how some Filipinos judge the late dictator’s regime, President Rodrigo Duterte reiterated that the former President and soldier deserves a hero’s burial.

Duterte made the statement as the Marcos family began preparations for the burial, reportedly set on Sept. 18, at the Libingan ng Mga Bayani (Heroes’ Cemetery) in Taguig.

In anticipation of a formal order from the President, the Marcos family has begun preparations for the burial, said Col. Benjamin Hao, Army spokesman,

The Libingan ng mga Bayani is a property of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) and the Army is the unit tasked to manage the operations and maintenance of the military cemetery.

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Pres. Duterte has again issued another ultimatum to communist rebels to stop landmine attacks or else he would call off the resumption of peace talks.

Will exiled communist party leader again laugh this matter off, and say, Pres. Duterte has no control over the NDF-CPP-NPA?

Duterte told the communist rebels to stop landmines use as it violated the Geneva Convention on war crimes.

And how come, no past president has ever invoked such doctrine? Were they simply innocent of it?

Naaagh. Very unlikely. They had their own ambassadors all over and representatives, too, in the UN halls.

They could have simply been afraid of the rebels.

Likely, huh. Say you?