Saturday, December 07, 2002


Filipino police will soon be carrying pocket-size Bibles (well, Korans, too, but nobody's perfect) as standard equipment, issued by the Interior and Local Government Secretary Jose Lina. Why?

Lina cited the need for the "spiritual cleansing" of policemen to rid the service of scalawags and misfits. This he added would be part of efforts to review the recruitment of new law enforcers to weed out undesirables.

Policemen will also go through 'spiritual renewal seminars'. (Beats sending them through sensitivity training one would think.) Of his new spiritually aware constabulary Lina said, 'Soon, the Philippine National Police would become Pulis ng Panginoon (Police of God).'

I take it there is no ACLU in the Philippines.

[Link via Drudge]

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