On the beat
DIGONG’s position on the case of convicted Filipina drug mule Mary Jane Veloso is understandable especially when he mentioned his strong posture against illegal drugs.
But the truth about Mary Jane’s case should be appreciated and understood well by the public since the lives of two others, that of Maria Cristina Sergio and her co- accused, are at stake. It should be noted that by surfacing Sergio helped save Mary Jane. Now the two recruiters are being crucified and have been turned into sacrificial lambs.
What this column is saying is that Sergio should be allowed to confront Mary Jane here in the Philippines. This column learned that a copy of her manifestation before the Nueva Ecija Regional Trial Court Branch 88 has been forwarded to the office of President Rody, a lawyer and a prosecutor himself.
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Digong has risen as a phenomenal influential ASEAN leader and eventually a global one such that he has earned Rock Star fame. And yet at home, this column was tipped that a scrooge to his popularity has already waged a black propaganda to stain his political capital and destroy him.
Who will benefit but none other than the lady waiting in the wings courtesy of Mr. Toxic or the Scrooge behind the Rock Star at the Palace? Your guess is as good as mine as to who the Scrooge is. Digong himself bared about the plot against him by the “yellows”.
The one dubbed as Ms. Chocolate is just a pawn to oust the darling of at least 16 million Pinoys who voted and adore him.
In fact, Mr. Scrooge has hired drumbeaters and attack dogs allegedly through hefty sums of drug money, so this column was told. This writer has even been targeted by Scrooge’s pawns with rather harsh words via SMS.
Digong is a very colorful, witty and entertaining man. He could be a maverick but is a true man, oftentimes with a soft spot in his heart. In his reply about his talks with Indonesia President Joko Widodo, Duterte was mum about the case of Mary Jane Veloso, pointing out “Good or bad (news), we have to consider feelings of the family.”
Turning to a lighter mood, a comic Duterte said he did his very best to look presentable in front of other world leaders. He said he even bought suspenders so that his pants -- which turned out to be big for his size -- wouldn’t fall off.
“I am happy to able to do it (ASEAN summit). I can sleep soundly tonight thinking I have served my country the best way I can,” Duterte said, paraphrasing a line from his favorite lawyer and politician -- American President Abraham Lincoln:
“I do the very best I know how -- the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won’t amount to anything. If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”
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Duterte’s war vs drugs is certainly hurting drug syndicates. Therefore, there would be more blastings. But apart from Rody’s drug war, the government should exert efforts to erase poverty from our land.
One way is to shift focus on joint explorations with Japan and China regarding our rich mineral resources. The venture should involve likes of natural gas and deuterium or hydrogen which are the fuels of the future.
There are rich deposits in Palawan including in Polillo and Masbate islands.
This column learned that Japan has already developed Honda model cars powered by hydrogen fuel.
With the world’s annual consumption of 28.6 billion barrels, all reserve oil of about 1,000 billion barrels of petroleum left in the world will be fully used up 35 years from now.
Hydrogen which has an abundant and unlimited source in deuterium will be the future energy reserve. If the Philippines can tap this energy source, we can have a much better future and economic position than the rest of the world, including the US, such that our nation can be the fabled promised land.
Experts claimed that the economic potential in this breathe is about 12 million barrels per day capacity priced at US$7 per barrel, this is US$84 million per day or US$30.66 billion per year, enough to wipe out all existing foreign debts of the Philippine government in one year, revenue-wise in foreign exchange.
Meanwhile, Digong who appeared rather poignant after learning about daughter Sara losing babies, is reportedly insisting for a new higher post for Chief Public Attorney Dr. Persida V. Rueda-Acosta. God’s way will come in His time for Chief Persy.
Maraming-maraming salamat sa lahat ng mga readers.