Many officers told me this week that DILG Secretary Mar Roxas and his partner, Usec. Nani Braganza should have also flown to Sulu to visit the dead and the wounded as a result of the Abu Sayyaf attck in Talipao town last Monday. Many told me that if they want to, the Mar-Nani tandem could have visited Jolo if security is their mani concern in not going to Talipao. Alfred Dalison-People’s Journal
Defeated in their respective election bids in 2010 and 2013, Sec. Roxas and Usec. Braganza last Monday scored a ‘victory’ in the presence of Manila-based reporters who joined them in their Surigao trip, when they personally secured the release of the four cops abducted by NPA rebels who raided the Alegria Municipal Police Station last July 10.
Roxas, a losing vice-presidential candidate in 2010 and Braganza, who lost in his bid to become the Pangasinan governor in May 2013 flew to Caraga region to personally secure the freedom of Police Officer 3 Vic Calubag and Police Officers 1 Rey O’niel Morales, Joen Zabala and Edito Roquino. People’s Journal