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SENTINEL
The BIR and the BOC
by Ramon T. Tulfo - May 24, 2022 - 12:00am
Officials of the Bureau of Internal Revenue who conducted special tax audits on billionaire Andrew Tan’s property development company, Megaworld Corp., should have discerned they were treading on unholy g...
Lessons from jail
by Ramon T. Tulfo - May 21, 2022 - 12:00am
My detention for one day due to a Manila court order – two courts, actually – led to these discoveries: I realized who my real friends are; some colleagues in the profession, instead of helping you when...
Odd (wo)man out in Digong’s Cabinet
by Ramon T. Tulfo - May 19, 2022 - 12:00am
Vice President Leni Robredo, one of the defeated presidential candidates, has urged her supporters to accept the voice of the electorate, an indication she has conceded although she hasn’t said so yet.
Too late to kill drug lords
by Ramon T. Tulfo - May 17, 2022 - 12:00am
President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte says he will kill five more drug lords before he bows out on June 30.
Suggestions
by Ramon T. Tulfo - May 14, 2022 - 12:00am
Presumptive president Ferdinand Bongbong Marcos Jr., BBM for short, is crossing party lines in choosing members of his Cabinet, according to an insider in BBM’s inner circle.
‘Inept, daft and bungling’
by Ramon T. Tulfo - May 12, 2022 - 12:00am
The members of the current Commission on Elections are probably the most inept, daft and bungling bunch of idiots since the electoral body’s inception in 1940.
Power tripping?
by Ramon T. Tulfo - May 10, 2022 - 12:00am
Two Quezon City policemen, S/Sgt. Alzelmo Lazatin and Cpl. James Garsola, arrested Luke Cruz, 26, a call center agent, and booked him for assault upon a person in authority after he allegedly told them that they...
Defective VCMs?
by Ramon T. Tulfo - May 7, 2022 - 12:00am
There are reports that the results of E-Day on May 9, 2022, might not reflect the true sentiments of the electorate.
The subvariant scare
by Ramon T. Tulfo - May 5, 2022 - 12:00am
The government, particularly the Department of Health, has been caught red in the face in scaring people out of their wits over the BA.2.12 Omicron COVID19 subvariant.
Ubuntu: I am because we are
by Ramon T. Tulfo - May 3, 2022 - 12:00am
I came across this anecdote on social media, which should be read by every Filipino:
‘Planting’
by Ramon T. Tulfo - April 30, 2022 - 12:00am
Another case of “planting” drugs, a common practice among corrupt narcotics cops, took place in Tagaytay City in February when policemen from neighboring Mendez town in Cavite arrested a minor for allegedly...
Go back to law school?
by Ramon T. Tulfo - April 28, 2022 - 12:00am
Commissioner Rey Bulay, a relative newcomer at the Commission on Elections, has caught the public eye after he threatened to have critics of the poll body arrested.
Sigh of relief
by Ramon T. Tulfo - April 26, 2022 - 12:00am
The United States has reaffirmed that its commitment to the mutual defense treaty with the Philippines is “ironclad,” and it has made most Filipinos heave a sigh of relief.
Climate change
by Ramon T. Tulfo - April 23, 2022 - 12:00am
President Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte hopes that his successor will outdo him in addressing the problem of climate change, virtually admitting he didn’t pay much attention to its adverse side eff...
The case against cops
by Ramon T. Tulfo - April 21, 2022 - 12:00am
Except for the issue that Malacañang tolerates drug pushers being killed by policemen which is highly debatable the US government was spot on in its 2021 Country Report on Human Rights that the Philippine...
There is no hell
by Ramon T. Tulfo - April 19, 2022 - 12:00am
The week that just passed, which the Christian world calls the Holy Week, was a chance for introspection for people who had plenty of time on their hands due to the long holiday.
File charges against abusive cops
by Ramon T. Tulfo - April 14, 2022 - 12:00am
The People’s Law Enforcement Board of Quezon City is to be commended, grudgingly, for dismissing Cpl. Reymart Rigor from the service for shooting a 22-year-old student, Adrienne Castor, in February.
Celebrate our victory
by Ramon T. Tulfo - April 12, 2022 - 12:00am
Balik STAR columnist Ramon J. Farolan, in his maiden column Third Eye on Sunday, wondered why the country commemorates the Fall of Bataan, a day of infamy.
Unfinished business of the 2019 SEA Games
by Ramon T. Tulfo - April 9, 2022 - 12:00am
Former House speaker and now leading senatorial candidate Alan Peter Cayetano should explain to voters how he spent the funds for the Southeast Asian Games.
No honor committee at the PNPA
by Ramon T. Tulfo - April 7, 2022 - 12:00am
It seems the Philippine National Police Academy needs to include in its curriculum classes on morals, so that its graduates are guided by their conscience.
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