Bzzzzz: Why angle on ‘cheating’ by Gisela is not pursued

THERE was a love triangle in the killing of Bien Unido (Bohol) Mayor Gisela Boniel by her husband, Bohol Provincial Board Member Niño Boniel. A third person was involved, said the police a day or two after the mayor was reported kidnapped and killed.

Details were scant: Gisela had been dating a foreigner, a number of dinner outings, and “they weren’t living together,” which didn’t assure that they shared just food.

Why were the foreigner and other sources not sought out to get more information about the other man? Newspaper columnist-broadcaster Atty. Frank Malilong thinks it’s a “failure of journalism.”

The police themselves didn’t probe that aspect further; they think it’s an open-and-shut case with the alleged admission of estranged husband Niño, the confession of a participant in the killing, and the corroborative testimony of others. Police interest in motives goes only as far as the solution, i.e. the arrest of perpetrators. Apparently, they think they have enough evidence for the prosecutors to nail the accused. Contributory motive may be set aside until the case is prosecuted in court. Maybe a deplorable failing: once police get their man or woman, they usually leave the case-building to the prosecutor.

Mike’s anti-Rama FB

Of the six Mike Rama Facebook accounts -- including an FB on Michael Rama profiles (of Mike Ramas bearing the same name) and an FB pushing Rama and Joy Young -- there’s one carrying the former mayor’s name (“Mike Rama Home Facebook”). And that one is clearly anti-Rama, which his enemies

Must have set up. That it was used in the last election and still stands there, a bogus anti-Mike propaganda speaks of (1) the efficiency and “ruthlessness” of his rival’s machine and (2) the inefficiency of Team Rama’s response.

Like a jigsaw puzzle

To Supreme Court Associate Justice Mariano del Castillo’s observation there was a failure of intelligence by the Armed Forces on the Marawi crisis, Solicitor General Jose Calida said intelligence gathering is not perfect. “It’s like a jigsaw puzzle in which some pieces do not yet fit...” In other words, the AFP didn’t solve the puzzle quickly enough.


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