Mabuhay ka, Col. Maki

TO continue with my last column, there were few consolations that made the stay of the contingent of the National Press Club headed by Jerry Yap and Benny Antiporda’s Alyansa ng Filipinong Mamamahayag in the Bicol province of Albay last week worth remembering.

Amid the dismaying disorganized style of the organizers of the National Media Conference on Climate Change Adaptation, which many of the media delegates are made to believe that the good governor, Joey Salceda, had nothing to do with the mess splattered by the event movers primarily those from the provincial government and that of the Centre for Initiatives and Research on Climate Change (CIRCA), there were smiles that prevailed upon them though.

Salceda was a bit lucky that he has a smart kid from the block in the name of Senior Supt. William “Maki” Macavinta, provincial police director, who kept a low-key stature during the conference but deserved to be credited for the successful and peaceful holding of the event which was graced by PNoy and several top Cabinet members.

Despite the taxing job of keeping the conference venue or the entire Legaspi City well secured since the President was expected there being the event’s key-note speaker, Macavinta managed to find time to mingle with the media participants which the latter found to be consolable and terribly great.

So gratifying and worth-remembering was the dogged and accommodating Col. Macavinta who spared a time to go to the extra-satisfying and astonishing Oriental Hotel, where the NPC and AFIMA members were billeted, at the middle of the night just to engage in funny but worthwhile huddles.

And he really saved the festering stay of the media delegates in the city where Mt. Mayon is located. He’s really amazing!

Mind you, he did it by his own because he knew how to deal with mediamen who are naturally “mababaw” for they can be easily and fully satisfied by simple but sincere treatment they get from people like ‘Maki.” “Ika nga konting tapik lang at alok ng isang basong kape, ayos na ang buto-buto,” and that’s only one of Col. Maki’s many wonderful traits that make him envy of others.

He’s truly an asset of the go- vernment and that of Gov. Salceda and yes of PNoy if the latter is really bent on keeping his righteous path. He’s more years in the police service in the Philippine National Police and should maximize his skills and know-how for the good of the organization.

Col. Maki is definitely and highly-qualified for higher PNP posts and since he can say good bye to the peaceful province of Albay as he is said to have held the top police post there for over two years, he can be best given new assignment in Metro Manila.

The Northern Police District seems to be ideal for him who once was the police chief of Caloocan.

Welcome back home Sir.

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