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Egay Uy .

BOLD as bold can be, but they are certainly in the wrong business.

Seven suspects were arrested by the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group of the Philippine National Police and were presented to the media in a press conference on July 15 with Mayor Oscar S. Moreno and at least five officers of the CIDG.

The suspects attempted to extort money from the mayor but were instead collared by the CIDG in hot pursuit after the suspects got hold of the “boodle money.” They were apprehended in a checkpoint in Sumilao, Bukidnon after the perpetrators may have wanted to commit hara-kiri knowing that the bagful of money was actually filled with boodle money. Talk about getting a dose of your own medicine.

As narrated by Mayor Moreno, the one who called him wanted to extort money, claiming to be connected to the police officers in the area where the mayor’s son was earlier arrested for an alleged drug-related offense. The person who got in touch with the mayor claimed he too was a police colonel and would be able to “make arrangements” to exclude the mayor’s son from the charges.

With the experienced CIDG, the entrapment led to the arrest of the suspects. They are bold wanting to extort money from a lawyer mayor in Oscar S. Moreno, the unperturbed, the good man who cannot be put down.

Bold as they may be but they are in the wrong business.

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I read “The Party” of Nora Sorino, a fellow columnist in this paper.  I have to confess that it was the first time that I read her column from beginning to end and I was delighted to have done so.  There is certainly no dull moment in what she wrote. Our suki readers should make it a habit to do so also.

Nora is a columnist based in Iligan City. She says she joined Gold Star Daily when Uriel Q. was the editor-in-chief. She describes herself as a “young lady trapped in an old woman’s body.”  I may have missed something in the past 66 years but her description of herself is the best that I have read so far. Excuse my naiveté.

It was nice reading you, Ms. Nora.  See you in the golden anniversary of the MGSD!

(Egay Uy is a lawyer. He chairs the City’s Regulatory and Complaint Board, co-chairs with the city mayor the City Price Coordinating Council, and chairs the city’s Joint Inspection Team.  He retired as a vice president of Cepalco.)

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