Punching Bug

Tokhang. Cops. Trillanes

By Ulysses R. Butuyan

 

“GOD HELPS ONLY THOSE WHO HELP THEMSELVES.” Really? Try to meditate on what Paul taught the Ephesians (2:8-9), thus: “For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.”

OPLAN TOKHANG IS BACK NATIONWIDE. When will we finally realize that the real enemies are the drug lords and the police who protect them? There are no drug users and drug pushers without drug lords and their cohorts, period. Users are victims of circumstances and pushers are victims of unemployment due to excessive corruption as well as mismanagement in government. Let’s not go after the victims. Let’s banish the perpetrators!

DUTERTE NEEDS THE PEOPLE AS MUCH AS THE PEOPLE NEED HIM. Why, have the people no better choices? Do we need more tyranny and summary killings?

TRILLANES HOPING DUTERTE WON’T FINISH TERM. Guess if their wishes aren’t mutual.

DUTERTE DECLARES JAN.25 SAF 44 DAY. Why not also declare every day Summary Execution holiday?

COPS SKIMMED SEIZED DRUGS? Don’t ask, unless you’re tired of living.

SPIRITUAL AWAKENING LED LASCAŇAS TO TELL ON DUTERTE. Spirits of the so-called “drug war” victims, perchance.

TRUMP TO SKIP WHITE HOUSE PRESS DINNER. Maybe he is afraid of food poisoning in the form of ‘fake news.’

PANGASINAN PNP AWAITING ORDERS TO RESUME “DRUG-WAR” OPERATIONS. May the nationwide police follow only lawful orders, or they will likely face the music alone on retribution day.

GOVERNMENT WORKERS WARNED VS TARDINESS. Let them warn government vs daily traffic mess, in turn.

FEDERALISM MAY RESULT IN UNEQUAL PROVINCIAL DEVELOPMENT. In the Pangasinense dialect that’s “aderalism.”

12 OFFICERS FROM DAVAO BENEFIT FROM PNP REVAMP. What are they in power for?

SPOOKED BY QUIRKY TRUMP, CHINA RAMPS UP NAVAL ABILITIES. Not even Donald Duck can swim in China Sea now.