A Banner Year for the Justice System


This is going to be a banner year for the Justice System in the Philippines,

what with all the things being put under the scope.

The Sandiganbayan, the Ombudsman, the carnappers, Car Dealers, Land Transportation Registration, Armed Forces Comptrollers, Commission on Audit, Philippine National Police, they all have their soiled particulars being aired.

The only malignant cancerous office that has not been put on the spotlight is the POST  OFFICE.

The lapses in the government offices have easily been turned into active rackets, all for the glory of money.

Come to think of it—-whatever banner year that the Justice System of the Philippines will attain may be disrupted again by the Bank Secrecy and the Anti Money laundering. These are the safe havens of ill-gotten wealth.

And then again, the prime government enforcing agency, the Philippine National Police, is swamped with too many cases. What could probably be done is to deputize a portion of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and make them do police work. I believe the Army is too large in manpower already, and they are not doing much work now!


Random Bombing


The random bombing of the Newman Bus may be a manifestation of either a message of impunity or a diversion related to the events that transpired recently.

Whatever it is supposed to achieve, the aim is to discredit the government and its security forces, including the PNP.


The Anatomy of A Hostage Taking


 In the coming days, for sure these days are coming, people will dissect the anatomy  of the Manila Bus taken over by bemedalled Captain Mendoza, PNP.

All those entities relevant to the hostage taking of the bus loaded with Hongkong tourists will be shaken and then put together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.

There will be none, it is believed, whom amongst these entities from the Ombudsman, Malacanang, PNP, DILG, Manila Police , the Keystone SWAT, the media , and the bystanders would accept a piece of the blame for the incident.

We ought to be ashamed of ourselves, particularly those who would throw the blame towards the fall guys.

Let him who hast no blame cast his shame on the next goat. Let him who hast no shame cast his blame on the next goat.


People will lay blame on other people.

People will apologize.

People will criticize other people.

People will offer their regrets.

People will throw stinging words at other people.

People will sympathize and offer condolences.

People will sneer at other people.

People will promise to do better next time.

But for all these conflicts and wars between the characters we call people.

I, personally, find the greatest, alleviating satisfaction

That none of these people are putting the blame on

Captain Rolando Del Rosario Mendoza, PNP.



Captain Mendoza

captmendoza1This is Captain Mendoza, Philippine National Police, slumped dead in a most helpless predicament.

He asked to be reinstated to his former rank and position in the PNP so that he can be eligible to collect retirement pay.

In desperation about his cases pending in the courts too long, he took a bus of Chinese tourists and held them hostage.


He is shown here as giving aid to a diabetic hostage whom he set free as part of the negotiations. After this all those he came to know could testify that he was a good man.

 Today, the moon is full.

But suddenly, oh so suddenly, the drama shifted somewhere else towards his brother who came to sympathize.

Which brother wouldn’t at a time like this. And naturally, too, the Police didn’t like to be outstaged by anything, including his brother and/or the media.

So the police carted the brother off , together with his family, with much tussling and hauling.


What follows the next minute was an enraged Captain Mendoza venting  his wrath off on some of the hostages.

No less than the highest official of the land blamed the killings on the media. But didn’t Captain Mendoza asked specifically for the media to come and help? Could the situation have been resolved had the media came in to be the go-between? I mean he couldn’t trust the police who has all its guns trained at him to convey a message, could he!

I would rather have the media there, and with all the other police activities. The camera does not lie.

It would settle any doubts.


Was this necessary?

I see no point in this. The logic escapes me. Domination of the men-at-arms rule.

A point arrived when some particular group came to help resolve the problem.

But the Philippine National Police just couldn’t wait!




 The Cardinal Rule : Dead Men Don’t Talk



Knock, knock——

“Who’s there?”


“Dishes who?”

“Dishes de peh-en-peh polessh

we heb you surroundeed

sumuko na kamo” :lol: