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).
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.
News about the so-called ‘road rage’ suspect figuring in a heated confrontation with and punching another motorist along MacArthur Highway recently showed the lamentable side of certain people in government and even common netizens that needs to be changed.
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.”
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.
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.