Buzz: Black Pearl, White House; calling a cop ‘kawatan’

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Thursday, June 26, 2014


... TWO TULFO BROTHERS, both broadcasters, are charged with libel and the court has already issued a warrant for their arrest?

One brother posted bail while the other was still to return to the country.


What did the brothers allegedly say on TV: “kawatan na pulis...makapal na mukha at nanutok pa ng baril” among other derogatory statements while the police officer’s face was flashed on the screen.

The broadcasters’ defense? The cop is indeed a “thief,” which lawyers say may not be a defense in libel.

If it’s any comfort, the cop sued instead of gunning them down.

... NOT ALL LAWYERS SCRIMP in paying their income taxes?

One Cebu lawyer reportedly paid P400,000 for one year’s income tax, a huge amount coming from a lawyer.

It’s one bit of information BIR chief Kim Henares failed to applaud. Just as she’d shame non-paying lawyers (and doctors), Henares should also publicly praise those who religiously pay their taxes.

...”A WHITE HOUSE” costing P25 million is being built, not for the president but for the PNP chief, inside Camp Crame?

Initial spin by the PNP chief’s p.r. people is that money has come mostly from private contributions, not from public funds.

... OWNERSHIP OF ‘BLACK PEARL’ SECURITY AGENCY may have some bearing on change of attitudes of a local government head towards the company?

He must have realized that the agency supported his political rivals in the last

That, plus the alleged shortcomings and defects of the agency might have led to the scrapping of the deal and loss of the contract with the LGU.

... MUCH-CIRCULATED NUMBERS these days inevitably have come from the current top events? Including:

-- P30 million, the amount allegedly paid for the murder of Richard King, which showed, a wag quipped, that to kill a millionaire may also require a multimillion-peso bounty;

-- 23 kinds of pills and tablets that Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile, 90, claims to be taking every day, a bit of information Enrile didn’t disclose before when he told people about his health.


While they may have adjoining cells, the woman’s cell is separated from the cells of male inmates by heavy-duty, strong wire screen.

Well, that could enable glimpses of each other and even swapping of sweet-nothings but no physical touching.

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Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on June 27, 2014.

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