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Usual suspects

At least three policemen are accused of kidnapping and killing a Korean businessman in their own PNP headquarters, Camp Crame, forever to be known as Camp Crime. They and four cohorts earned P5 million after disposing of their victim on the same day he was abducted in October 2016. They cremated his body and flushed the ashes down the toilet.

U and I, and Miss U.

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THE first Miss Universe pageant that was held in the Philippines took place in 1974. The first ever Miss Universe, Armi Kuusela of Finland, fell in love with and married a Filipino, Virgilio Hilario. The first Miss Universe from the Philippines, Gloria Diaz, won her crown on the day American astronauts made history in outer space.

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Worse than divorce

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IN 2015 “the richest 62 people on the planet owned as much wealth as the bottom half of the population” (3.6 billion). One year later, eight men – including Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Michael Bloomberg – shoved 54 others out of the Forbes list. What happened to the 54? How could they have lost so much to just eight guys?

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TU30 wishes

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A PRETTY girl handed me this list on behalf of her boss. Make of it what you will, shopping list, wish list, New Year’s resolutions?

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Happy harvesters

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Believe it or not, greeting the Lunar New Year with alacrity and the revelry of tikoy and Kung Hei Fat Choi – “Congratulations and be prosperous” – has become a five-star event celebrated in the finest hotels and restaurants.

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Finally, LRT-MRT

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FINALLY, after years of squabbling, feuding, and meetings, Ayala, SM, and DoTr will sign the deal to build the LRT-MRT common station at North EDSA. The signing will be done on neutral ground on Jan. 18.

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