Saturday, December 06, 2008

Poems That Are Really Controlling Us..Undying Doctrines

As I was surfing some military sites in the web, I came across some very familiar poems that although I have forgotten to recite and maybe i could no longer do well without mental block on some lines, I could still tell that these poems somehow had become controlling doctrines for us in the police and military service.

One of these is Desiderata. The title itself reminded me of Upperclassman Demet Flores during my cadet days in the reserved force. Sir Flores was then became my classmate in the Police Training in 1996. In the old days, he would never be so forgiving if you missed a word in this poem.

So here are the most memorable military poems we have for your reference, reminders, and inspiration:


Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.

Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant, they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.

If you compare yourself to others, you may become vain and bitter; for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans. Keep interested in your own career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.

Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery. But let not this blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals, and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself. Especially do not feign affection. Neither be cynical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass. Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.

Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with dark imaginings. Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness.

Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself. You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars; you have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore, be at peace with God, whatever you conceive him to be, and whatever your labors and aspirations in the noisy confusion of life, keep peace in your soul. With all it's sham drudgery and broken dreams; it is still a beautiful world.

Be cheerful. Strive to be happy.

-- Max Ehrmann


If you work for a man in heaven’s name, work for him, speak well of him, and stand by the institution he represents.

Remember, an ounce of loyalty is worth a pound of cleverness.

If you must crawl, condemn and eternally find fault why, resign your position, and when you are in the outside, damn to your heart’s contents!

But as long as you are a part of the institution, do not condemn it. For if you do, the first high wind that comes along will blow you away. And probably, you’ll never know why.


Men who adopt the profession of armssubmit their own free willto a law of perpetual constraintsof their own accord.

They resist their rightto live where they choose,to say what they think,to dress as they like.

It needs but an orderto settle them from their familiesand dislocate their normal lives.

In the world of commands,they must rise, march,run, endure bad weather,and go out without sleep or food,be isolated in some distant post,work until they drop.

They have ceased to becomemasters of their own fate.

If they drop on their tracks,their ashes shall be scatteredin the four winds,that is all part and parcel of their job.


When things go wrong as they sometimes will
When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill
When the funds are low and the debts are high
And you want to smile but you have to sigh
When the world is pressing you down a bit
Rest if you must but don’t you quit

Life is queer with its twists and
everyone of us sometimes learns
And many a failure turns about
When he might have won had he stuck it out
Don’t give though the pace seems slow
You may succeed with another blow

Often the goal is nearer than
It seems to a faint and faltering man
Often the struggler has given up
When he might have captured the victor’s cup
And he learned too late when the night slipped down
How close he was to the golden crown

Success is failure turned inside out
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt
And can never tell how close you are
You maybe near when it seems too far
So stick to the fight when you’re hardest hit
It’s when things are worst that you mustn’t quit

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My Views About MAC Robot of Makati Police

I just saw from the news about the new member of the Makati Police Office, it was a remote- controlled robot capable of handling quite difficult job, like handing over a cellphone to a hostage-taker in case of hostage negotiation, or taking explosives from a bomb scene to a safety area for disarming or detonating them if necessary.

I admired the effort of developing MAC, but the price is damn high, man! I think the value is P60, 000 or P600, 000, either is big amount of tax-payers' money. Well Makati is a premier city, the amount is nothing but maybe just a looose-change.

IT applications of MAC maybe impressive but only few functions were demonstrated, to include holding the microphone of the reporter. I will not compare it to the robots, I saw when i was in Iraq, by the US military. From unmanned-aerial vehicles to bomb tech robots, these robots are really made of great seriousness, researches and dry-run before publishing or showing them to the public... up to their deployment to real actions in war zone or threatened area.

Sa palagay ko, in my technical opinion lng ha, medyo sa totoong buhay.. MAC can not be as reliable as what it was really intended for. The structures promise nothing but weakness and malfunctions during actual endurance response, and slight impact of shockwaves might disturb the IT system, to include the mechanicals. Healthy critics lang po...kasi when I was in K9 and responding to bomb threats with other EODs... bombs were not really design for the size of MAC. They were designed to tear down a building... palagay ko di kaya ni MAC buhatin ang isang maletang may bomba or a parking car limited na si MAC sa isang aksyon. I am sure, trained and expert human intervention is far better, faster and more safe than MAC..... for lower price from tax money. Baka umasa ang public that they have additional hero to the line of heroes of Mamang Pulis...

Sana na isaalang-alang yung importanteng elements on how to react to a bomb scence in developing MAC, para nailagay sa kanya ang bagay na dapat nyang magawa sa ganitong responde. Well, MAC might carrying some undisclosed functions to be used for other emegencies... pero sa bomb theat medyo kulang. EOD boys know about that...initiators might react to MAC.

Sana medyo, iba ang konsepto ni MAC, kasi yung functions na meron sya ay mga functions na di na binigyan-tuon ng developers ng mga robots inventors sa US and Japan with military applications being basics, kasi nga mas ok kung tao ang gagawa ng paraan para maiabot ang cellphone sa hostage-taker, or hilahin ang light weight IEDs. Pero over-all cute siya, wag lang syang mamumulot ng 5-star na may sindi....baka makalas at maging shrapnels pa ang parts nya. Aba, nakakabasag ng lens ng camera ang putok ng 5-star huh...Parang late na yung functions na kaya ni MAC para sa 21st century.

I wish MAC would be the prime mover of other robot-enthusiats to develop real ones with aboslute real capabilities and reliabilities to whatever or wherever it will be intended. Something that reflects 21th century applications...we can not say Pinoy can not do it or we do not have the budget..almost everything is available in the Philippines, and if not, they can be ordered somewhere else.

Maganda ang inumpisahan ni MAC...sana bawat PNP Command has its own type of working robot.

Anyway... my snappy salute guys... well-done!

If rated between 1 to 10....MAC is good to have 2. Cute talaga ang robot na ito.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008


In my deep desire to have information about how the Kaaagapay is doing all these years, I created this blog so all the classmates could feed informations, news, updates and photos.

After finally went out of service, (nagpaalam ako kay Lord) that I had enough in the miss ko talaga ang buhay parak! I don't know pero sa palagay ko tama rin desisyon ko... if i could no longer be an asset anymore..i dont wanna be a liability. Although, i have a colorful and full of actions and secrets in the ko na di ko na makukuha ang lahat na dreams ko sa decided to go back to civilian life... sa bagay nasa tao yan... at isa siguro ako dun sa masisira kaya umalis na ako, dahil sa sarili kong mga desisyon.

I remember nung nag uusap kami ng nasirang Classmate Frumencio Lafuente, he died in police action ( my respect and salute)... gagawa kami ng petition to give us reserved 2LT of the AFP the chance to be absorbed as PNP Inspectors...pero naubusan ng time.

Marami sa PNP ang reserved 2LT sa PNP na dapat bigyan ng chance to be officers. Pero ganun talaga ang life, iba-iba ang tinutunguhan....

.... masaya ako sa mga nanatili sa serbisyo at sana manatili ako sumiserbisyo sa Filipino sa ibang pamamaraan. Please accept my snappy salute sa mga patuloy na naglilingkod ng tapat at kahit sa hindi tapat.... mabuhay ang class Kaaagapay 1996!

Ganun pa man, di ko inaalis ang natutunan ko sa PNP... the attitude that the class has. Sabi nga, "attitude lang yan!"

Malaki ang utang na loob ko sa PNP... pero di naman dehado sa aming mga umalis sa serbisyo kasi naging magaling at matikas naman kaming alagad ng batas, di ba classmate Jun?

Tulad ng pagpasok sa serbisyo... mahirap din ang bumalik sa buhay-sibilyan. Kaya sa mga classmates na lalabas o magreretiro na sa serbisyo... wish you luck..

Bakit ba ako umalis?

Nung lumalaki na ang mga anak ko, lumalaki na rin ang needs. Tumataas ang pangarap at umiikli ang time para abutin sila. Get the equation...

So i need to weigh... and i decided na may career pa rin outside government service... but life after government service in the Philippines is so uncertain...

Basta masipag ka lang tulad ng sipag natin sa PNP... di ka lalayuan ng swerte...
What inspired me most ay yung mga nauna sa aking lumabas ng serbisyo, sina Classmates Joel Ros, JV, Noel Hubahib, and Greg Liwag. Thanks to these guys, they gave me options....




The rest is still history in the making..

Keep Safe!

Monday, September 22, 2008

PNP-ASG Mission and Function

Our Mission

To secure all the country's airports against offensive and terroristic acts that threaten civil aviation, exercise operational control and supervision over all agencies involved in airport security operations, enforce all laws and regulations relative to air travel protection and safety plan, coordinate and implement measures to protect foreign and local tourists including frequented places, balikbayans, departing and returning Overseas Filipino Workers.

Our Functions

1. Secure all port against offensive and terroristic acts that threaten civil aviation;
2. Undertaken aviation anti-terrorism security measures and operations;
3. Exercise operational control and supervision over all agencies involved in airport security operations in coordination with airport authorities;
4. Enforce all laws and regulations relative air travel and safety;
5. Perform proficiency check on technical personnel and conduct preventive maintenance on aviation security equipment;
6. Provide necessary security assistance to all visiting foreign and local tourists, dignitaries and balikbayans;
7. Undertake necessary measures at all specified tourist frequented places in the country;
8. Provide airport security services to departing and returning overseas Filipino workers;
9. Provide airport security services upon direction or request and in coordination with other PNP units, panel or sanitize the venues where conventions/meetings attended by foreign nationals/visiting dignitaries/VIPs are held;
10. Conduct periodic training to develop and enhance skills in order to professionalize the personnel;
11. Administer the K-9 breeding farm and conduct regular training on Explosive Detector Dogs (EDD);
12. Maintain peace and order and take all necessary steps to ensure the provision of public safety services within airport complexes; and
13. Perform other tasks as maybe directed by higher authority.
Year 2004 Performance Highlights:
Securing the airports and ensuring air travel safety
The PNP Aviation Security Group is mandated to secure all airports against acts that threaten Civil Aviation, exercise operational control and supervision over all agencies involved in the airport security operations, and enforce all agencies involved in the airport security operations, and enforce all laws and regulations related to air travel protection and safety.
ASG personnel are responsible for directing persons and vehicles to restricted areas, identifying positive crews to include passenger baggage using combination of x-ray inspection machines, walk-thru metal detectors and handled metal scanners. Other functions include the inspection and securing of cargoes, conduct of visibility patrols, information gathering, and general law enforcement within the airport complex.
The Group has a Special Operations Unit and K-9 that can carry out active anti-hijacking and counter-terrorism operations, explosive or ordnance detection and disposal. It also has trained negotiators to resolve crisis situations. During an airport crisis, the unit is capable of performing armed intervention or aircraft assault to terminate the crisis situation. As a whole, the security of an airport is a collaborative effort of the ATO or Airport Authority, PNP-ASG and the airline operators.
ASG nuanced Neighborhood Partnership Programs to build stronger police-community partnership. Community outreach programs centered on winning the hearts and minds of the citizenry include: the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement between SILG, PNP and private entities in activating the Police Air Auxiliary Unit, Inc., Jet Riders Club Incorporated (Bubuyog), Korean Assistance Program and the ASIA Consultancy - sponsored Japanese Tourist Assistance Program. NGOs are PNP partners in police operations and peace and order activities, volunteering a resources and services and serving as force-multiplier of the ASG and the PNP in general.
The ASG continues to maintain the initiative and sustain the war against terrorism, never compromising the unpredictable aviation security environment, and thereby ensuring safe gateways for investments and commerce, and helping the economy to stabilize.