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January 17,2013 12:28 AM

By: Francis Allan L. Angelo

AN OFFICER of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP) is in hot water for alleged drug peddling in Sara, Iloilo.

Anti-illegal drugs operatives of the Iloilo Provincial Police Office (IPPO) and Sara PNP mounted a buy-bust operation against Jail Officer 1 Kenneth Puerto and his wife Mary Tina at their house in Poblacion Ilawod, Sara Tuesday afternoon.

But the couple was not in their house during the operation and it was their house help, Cherry Anne Lasconia who handed a sachet of suspected shabu to the poseur-buyer.

S/Insp. Willy Diel, Sara police chief, said the buy-bust happened inside the sari-sari store owned by the Puerto couple.

Diel said they confirmed the alleged sale of illegal drugs through several test buys they conducted the past two weeks.

The BJMP regional office has ordered Puerto to show up and explain the operation on their house.

Jail Insp. Jobert Tulayan, BJMP operations chief, said they will also investigate Puerto’s links to the entry of illegal drugs at the BJMP district jail in Jaro, Iloilo City where he was assigned.

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Sugar accounting–6

December 23,2014 01:10 AM

By: Modesto P. Sao-noy

NOW that the Bicameral Committee of the two Houses of Congress has already approved a reconciled version of the Sugar Act, the likelihood of its becoming law is already certain. However, the Congress had gone into recess and so the final approval of the measure by the two Houses has to wait for the resumption of session in January 2015. Read more...

Pope Francis' visit: Security nightmare

December 23,2014 01:08 AM

By: Jess Dureza

DURING my call to former President Fidel V. Ramos recently in his Makati office, he wondered what kind of security contingency measures were in place for the Pope's visit. He recalled how "Operation Bojingka" of foreign terrorists from the Middle East planning to assassinate Pope John Paul during his visit in the Philippines in the 1970s, was timely discovered and aborted.  Read more...

The power of prayer

December 23,2014 01:06 AM

By: Dr. Rex Casiple

ASK, AND you will receive. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and it will be opened to you. For the one who asks, receives. The one who seeks, finds. The one who knocks, enters. If you, with all your sins, know how to give your children what is good, how much more will your heavenly Father give good things to anyone who asks him!  Read more...

We pray amid poverty in Christmas

December 23,2014 01:04 AM

By: Alex P. Vidal

“Silent night! Holy night! Guiding star, lend thy light!” – J. MOIER

CAN prayers save us from poverty?

Will there be a miracle if we pray hard for gifts and for Santa Claus and his reindeer to knock on our doors this Christmas season?

Francis Galton, the progenitor of human genetics, said in his 1872 Statistical Inquiries into the Efficacy of Prayer, that he could find no evidence that prayer is effective. Read more...

Finding our anchor

December 23,2014 01:02 AM

By: Fr. Roy Cimagala

NO matter how dynamic our life may be, we somehow know that we need an anchor. We just cannot go on with our life without a purpose, without some knowledge of where we come from or what life is all about. We just cannot be too open to anything without some principles to guide us, some norms and criteria to follow. Read more...

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