Killing with gladness

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Wednesday, February 5, 2014


DAVAO City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte minced no words when he said he was willing to kill rice trader Davidson Bangayan if he catches him unloading smuggled rice in his city.

“If this guy goes to Davao City and starts to unload smuggled products, I will gladly kill him,” Duterte said.

It’s clear he doesn’t believe in the song, “Killing me softly.”

It’s simply killing with gladness.

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Mayor Duterte made that statement before the Senate committee on agriculture and food chaired by Sen. Cynthia Villar.

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima found it disturbing that Duterte made the statement in the halls of the Senate.

“It’s not just the human rights aspect of it all, there’s a law,” she said.

So, she still doesn’t know that in Davao City, Duterte’s word is law?

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A recent study published by the Global Financial Integrity (GFI) group said smuggling in the Philippines cost some $410 billion over the last 51 years.

It’s time for the Philippines to have an anti-smuggling czar.

But if you have Mayor Duterte in mind, the appointing authority must accompany his appointment to the post with truckloads of body bags.

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Ding Lu Torrefranca, feng shui expert, was quoted as saying on the year 2014, “Wood horse mean power, authority, achievement. So it’s a good year to get married because it means you can achieve what you want and marriage will complete your life.”

But is there a difference between complete and finished?

A wag once said, "When you marry the right woman, you are complete. But, when you marry the wrong woman, you are finished. And when the right one catches you with the wrong one, you are completely finished."

Marit, quo escerfiris, nonsultimus cone que derfecu lienti, C. essent. Urei se consusse acit vitelleri conte duceribem patili sulturo vis.

Ne hos fac omantimus, dius; ia movis.

Hoctum nit, qua vis sera esul

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on February 05, 2014.

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