• Are some provincial cops lazy or plain stupid?

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    Erwin Tulfo

    Erwin Tulfo

    The wife of the vice mayor in Tuguegarao City, Cagayan ran over a student with her car a few months ago.

    The victim died at the hospital hours later but the police did not take the suspect into custody.

    Asked by TV5 why the suspect was not apprehended, the chief of police of the city said they were waiting for the medical and death certificate of the victim before arresting the suspect.

    I don’t know if I should call the top cop in Tuguegarao “Col. Dummy” or “Col. Lazy.”

    Based on the PNP traffic accident standard operating procedure (SOP), any driver who figured in a vehicular accident resulting in the death of another person should be brought to the police station at once for questioning and detention for “reckless imprudence resulting to homicide”.

    A college teenager was beaten badly by an adult male in Baao, Camarines Sur last week.

    The victim sustained head contusions and bruises all over his body.

    The yound lad, accompanied by his mother, went to the Baao police station a few hours after the incident asking that the suspect be arrested.

    However, instead of pursuing the suspect, a certain PO3 Brizuela told the young man and his mother to go home and file a complaint at the barangay office.

    This moron cop was just lazy to go out and look for the suspect who lives about a kilometer away from the police station.

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    BIR should go after Miranda et al
    If the government is really serious in running after tax cheats, it should go after big time contractors, the likes of Janet Napoles, at the Department of Agriculture (DA).

    A ranking official at the DA, who asked that his name be withheld, believes most of these contractors do not declare their actual income at the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR).

    The same official suggested that the BIR should ask the DA the names of its contractors and the list of projects awarded to them.

    From that list, the tax collection agency can find out how much they (contractors) made that year.

    One such example is Evelyn Miranda, who was awarded farm-to-market road projects worth hundreds of millions of pesos.

    In May 2013 alone, shortly before the national elections, Miranda was awarded more than P10 million worth of livelihood project for Cuyapo, Nueva Ecija.

    The DA official said livelihood projects do not require a lot of expenses for the contractors thus they make huge profits.

    More often than not, these livelihood projects are “ghost projects” that the contractor and the lawmaker who funded the project out of his pork barrel, divide the funds among themselves.

    My source added that BIR chief Kim Henares will be surprised at the kind of money Miranda and the other DA contractors made.

    If the Senate Blue Ribbon committee will not investigate these DA contractors who also has “ghost projects,” perhaps Henares and the BIR should go after them.

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    4 Comments

    1. Ernesto Dela Cruz on

      What’s new? Maybe its about time we put the Dutertes in-charge of peace and order situation in our country. I don’t know the full story of Davao’s Dutertes but if what I heard was true, then they (the Dutertes) are the solution to the Philippines’ peace and order problem.

    2. Manny De Guzman on

      I have no trust among law enforcer in the Phil. Corrupt din ang mga ito lalo na dyan sa Pasay. Marami kasi pinapakain dahil may anak doon may anak dito. Karampot lang sweldo pero katakutakot ang asawa/kabit.

    3. Those so-called police officers are worse than criminals, oh well, most times, they are both!!

    4. You “nailed it in the head” when you described some of the PNP officers. It also reflects on the whole institution, which starts in the police academy. Reforms, pronto!