CARDINAL Ricardo Vidal, former Cebu City mayor Mike Rama writes on Facebook, always greeted him with “Komusta Mike?” whenever they met. The cardinal was buried yesterday.

Indeed, “Komusta Mike?” “Komusta” to your election protest, Barug Team Rama (through UNA) nomination for the City Council vacant seat left by then councilor Hanz Abella, and your plan for the next election.

Maybe the public will get answers to those questions and more when you gather your leaders and supporters on your birthday bash tomorrow.

Mike turns 63 tomorrow, Oct. 28.

One person responsible

President Rodrigo Duterte says if there’s “one single person” who can be blamed for “all this criminality” in the country, it is... guess who?

Not a drug lord or illegal drugs manufacturer. It is, drum roll, Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan.

Kiko, Sharon Cuneta’s husband, authored Republic Act No. 9344 or the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006, which exempts children above 12 years old up to 13 years old from criminal detention.

What P1,000 can buy

A thousand pesos can’t buy much these days, what with the inflation and increasing appetite of consumers.

To two former immigration deputy commissioners, it bought them a lot: they were not charged with plunder because of a paltry P1,000 bill that was missing from a P50 million pile.

Al Argosino and Mike Robles, fraternity brothers of justice chief Vitaliano Aguirre II and President Duterte, got off the plunder hook when the P1,000 bill went missing from the bribe cash, allegedly from gambling casino operator Jack Lam, while it was being counted.

At first, some people thought a minor functionary pilfered the lone bill for himself while it was being counted. When the two officials were not charged with plunder because the amount involved fell short of the P50 million threshold, it became clear that the theft was for a more sinister purpose.

Who ordered to spirit out the single P1,000 out of all those P1,000 bills?