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Fittingly, he’s still ‘Mr. Excitement’

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THREE years ago, when was honored as one of the “30 Greatest Players of PBA team Alaska Milk, I wrote of Paul “Bong” Alvarez: “Whenever sportswriters gather late at night and the conversation turns, as it always will, to discussions…

Ang ‘thank you’ ni Comm. Sid, bow!

BINABASA ninyo ito, dear readers, “magla-landing” naman kami ngayong araw, Hunyo 19, sa Beijing, China, ni National Press Club (NPC) president, Rolly ‘Lakay’ Gonzalo, bilang ‘representatives’ ng ‘Philippine media’ para sa gaganaping ‘Belt and Road Media Forum.’ Ang imbitasyon ay…

Jose Rizal –– Filipino Doctor and Patriot

Today, June 19 we celebrate the birthdate of our beloved hero, Jose Rizal, born in 1861, in a small town in the province of Laguna (Philippines). Jose Protacio Rizal Mercado y Alonso was born, a legitimate son, according to his…

Kamag anak Incorporated sa DOTr

TOTOO talaga ang sinasabi ng mga matatanda sa una na ang sumisira sa bakal ay ang sarili niyang kalawang. The enemy from within, ’ika nga. Ganito ang malaking problema na sinisikap labanan ni DOTr Secretary Art Tugade simula pa lamang…

Fight dengue

IT’s certainly time for local government authorities and the general public to embrace ecological solid waste management (ESWM) as a practical strategy to fight the dreaded dengue. Every year, the disease claims the lives of many people not only in…

Political will key to smoking cessation--experts

All confirmatory academic studies and scientific researches are put to naught when political expediency takes the driver’s seat. It takes tremendous social pressure and public opinion to effect a dramatic shift in official policy, specially those that impact on public…

Alon nang pagtutol

Maraming nangyayari ngayon sa bayan ang nakababagabag. May ilang paring Katoliko na ang pinatay sa loob lang ng apat na buwan. Sabi ng ilang pinuno ng Simbahang Katoliko at pangkaraniwang pari na ito ay tila hudyat na nang digmaan laban…

Life lessons learned from my father

YESTERDAY being Father’s Day, allow me to devote this piece to commemorate my father and all the fathers in the world. Like most fathers, he was my very first hero and role model. Next to my mother, Sofia V. Rivera,…

DFA addresses passport appointment demand with ePayment

OTHER agencies should follow the steps being undertaken by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) to plug holes in its passport processing predicament. DFA Sec. Alan Peter Cayetano has chosen to be proactive instead of being reactive to the situation…

Save coral reefs

MILLIONS of people across the globe, including Filipinos, depend on coral reefs for their livelihood. But it is lamentable and saddening that global warming, polluted waters and direct human harm, such as through unethical overfishing, continue to destroy the world’s…

Budget for arming bgy chiefs better used on cops

Direct hit Once again, some were quick to jump to various conclusions when President Rodrigo Duterte spoke of possibly allowing barangay captains to carry firearms so they could help the governmet in its war against all forms of criminality. Duterte…

Another school year

Women talk So how was the opening of the school year in your area? After the Brigada Eskwela volunteer project where so hundreds of volunteers cleaned and repainted classrooms, it’s now the time to bring in the students. But what…

Are they inciting sedition, rebellion?

Crame files I’M posing this question amid the brouhaha raised by the Catholic Church over the killing of three priests in the country since December and insinuating that President Duterte was tolerating it unmindful of the fact that these killings…
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