Incompetence

Ramon J. Farolan - @inquirerdotnet 02/22/2021

At a meeting with President Duterte and other Cabinet members in Davao City last Monday, “vaccine czar” Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr. declared that “we are ready for the vaccines.” A dry run was conducted on the movement…

One question for Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr.

Ramon J. Farolan - @inquirerdotnet 01/25/2021

During the past few days, the “Man of the Hour” has been former AFP chief of staff, Gen. Carlito Galvez Jr., who has been facing a Senate inquiry on the government’s vaccination program. In March 2020, General…

Gen. Debold Sinas and Sgt. Jonel Nuezca

Ramon J. Farolan - @inquirerdotnet 12/28/2020

What do Gen. Debold Sinas, chief Philippine National Police, and Police Staff Sergeant Jonel Nuezca have in common? Both have a strong and proud sense of entitlement that operates in an environment of impunity. Under this combination…

One flawed hero, three scapegoats

Ramon J. Farolan - @inquirerdotnet 12/14/2020

Last week, browsing through several newspapers, I noted that there was little or no mention of the daring and devastating attack on Pearl Harbor that triggered World War II in the Pacific almost 80 years ago. In…

Sinas promotion blow to discipline

Ramon J. Farolan - @inquirerdotnet 11/16/2020

Seven months ago, Maj. Gen. Debold Sinas, director of the National Capital Region Police Office, was caught on the NCRPO Facebook page blowing out candles on a cake and socializing with a number of colleagues at a…

Why not abolish office of AFP chief?

Ramon J. Farolan - @inquirerdotnet 08/03/2020

  Last Friday, July 31, was the 75th death anniversary of one of our lesser-known heroes. At the Tejeros Convention in March 1897, Gen. Artemio Ricarte was elected captain-general of the Filipino revolutionary forces and is considered…

VAdm. Allan Cusi speaks on the PMA

Ramon J. Farolan - @inquirerdotnet 07/20/2020

  In September 2019, Fourth Class Cadet Darwin Dormitorio died as a result of blunt traumatic injuries inflicted on him by a number of upperclassmen at the Philippine Military Academy. The hazing scandal resulted in the relief…

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