Alisin na ang mga Protocol Plates

November 17, 2018
1958 pa lamang sa panahon ni Presidente Carlos P Garcia, ulol na ulol na ang mga opisyales ng pamahalaan sa paggamit ng mga Protocol Plates o plaka ng kanilang sasakyan. Biruin ninyo mula numero 1 para sa kasalukuyang Presidente ng bansa at sunu3d-sunod na numero para sa iba pang opisyales ng pamahalaan nasyonal hanggang sa numero 100 para sa dating Presidente ay may protocol plate. Pati nga ang personal na doctor ng Presidente ay may Protocol plate na 33. Ang mga opisyales ng lokal na pamahalaan tulad ng Mayor at Gov ay mayroon din mga Protocol Plate na nag-uumpisa sa 201 hanggang 250. Nakisawsaw na rin ang mga opisyales ng iba’t ibang diplomatic missions sa bansa tulad ng Dean ng Diplomatic Corp na gamit ang Protocol Plate CM-101, mga Ambassador CM 102 hanggang CM 120 at mga consular agents CC-200 ( Executive Order No 287 Series of 1958 and Executive Order No 374 Series of 1960).

How to develop a sense of urgency

November 17, 2018
REMEMBER the good old college days when you had to submit a term paper by a certain date or else you’ll flunk? Some students would wait until the last minute before being “inspired” (or in plain language, panic and cram). But others rolled up their sleeves once the assignment was handed out. They gathered the data, raided the library, interviewed people and pounded away at the keyboard as early and fast as they could.

Rage personified: The brutal life of crime of Carl Panzram

November 17, 2018
Carl Panzram has been called a “one-man crime wave” and described as “too evil to live”. His crime spree spans nearly two decades, even though he was hanged at the age of 38. During that time, he committed arsons, burglaries, and more, and confessed to more than 20 murders and the rape of as many as 1,000 men and boys. His plans for grander crimes -- while never realized -- would have been right at home coming from the lips of a comic book supervillain. While he was sitting on death row in Leavenworth, he wrote a memoir, which began with a chilling one-sentence summary of his dark deeds, followed by the simple statement, “For all these things I am not in the least bit sorry.”

Phantom Killer: The unsolved mystery of the Texarkana murders

November 17, 2018
Texarkana, a small town that straddles the state line between Texas and Arkansas, is also known as The Town That Dreaded Sundown, thanks to the 1976 horror flick of the same name. Set in Texarkana and based loosely on a string of local slayings, the proto-slasher film came out just two years after The Texas Chain Saw Massacre and Black Christmas, and two years before Halloween.

Traffic woes as usual

November 17, 2018
DON’T look now, but the proposed shift to federalism is seen to address the paralyzing traffic congestion in heavily-populated Metropolitan Manila (MM), the country’s premier region.

TOFARM Awards

November 17, 2018
Today, The Outstanding Farmers of the Philippines organized by Universal Harvester, Inc. together with JCI Philippines will hold its annual awards ceremony at the Makati Shangri-La.

Pikoy Cascolan and 5 new PNP generals

I’M dedicating this piece to newly-promoted Philippine National Police generals led by a good friend, new Deputy Director General Camilo Pancratius Cascolan, the PNP’s 4th highest official and a member of Philippine Military Academy ‘Sinagtala’ Class of 1986, the PMA class which has so far produced 2 PNP chiefs in the person of retired General and now 2019 senatorial candidate Ronald ‘Bato’ dela Rosa and Gen. Oscar Albayalde. Only God and President know if there will be a 3rd.

Robert Berdella: The Butcher of Kansas City

November 16, 2018
April 2, 1988, the day before Easter Sunday. A naked man with a dog collar around his neck leaps from the second-story window of a house in Kansas City’s Hyde Park neighborhood. A neighbor finds the man crouched on his porch and calls 911. When police break open an unassuming white house on Charlotte Street, they find a torture dungeon like something straight out of a horror movie.

Regulating criminology

November 16, 2018
“Hence, it shall develop and nurture competent, virtuous, productive and well-rounded criminologists whose standards of professional practice and service shall be excellent, qualitative, world-class and globally competitive through sacred, honest, effective and credible licensure examinations, coupled with programs and activities that would promote professional growth and development,” according to the law.