CEBU Gov. Gwen Garcia said the spate of killings in Cebu may be the work of jobless vigilantes who were once paid per “kill” of crime suspects but have turned guns-for-hire after the fee stopped.

It may be too early to heap the blame on a certain group of people.

Let the police do their job, arrest the “real suspects” and we’ll soon learn if they were indeed former vigilantes.

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Police have arrested a few suspects, some of whom owned up some of the killings.

They don’t look like vigilantes. At least one of them was a worker fired from his job and who sought revenge but picked a wrong target.

But what is chilling for businessmen and law-abiding citizens was Police Regional Office (PRO) 7 Director Lani-o Nerez's revelation that the going rate for an ambush is P15,000 per subject.


Education Secretary Armin Luistro said the Department of Education is ready to implement an enhanced 12-year basic education program.

Schoolchildren will spend seven years in the elementary and five years in high school.

With the high rate of dropouts, he’s giving many children of school age two more years not to be in school.


President Noynoy Aquino sacked Pag-asa Administrator Dr. Prisco Nilo for the weather bureau’s failure to correctly forecast the path of typhoon Basyang last July 13.

Basyang, forecast to hit northern Luzon, instead slammed Metro Manila, killing over a hundred people and causing massive power outages.

As usual, weathermen failed to forecast the ouster of their administrator.


“Everybody is talking about the weather,” Mark Twain once observed, “but nobody does anything about it.”

Let’s see what happens after PNoy fired the Pag-asa chief.

Perhaps weathermen should try to tame typhoons, lead them by the nose and make them follow their forecasts.