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‘Bato’ must use more brains than brawn (2)

With 3 out of 4 Filipinos worried that they or someone they know could get killed in the drug war, some are asking: Should people arm themselves and fight vigilantes? Or are police still duty-bound to go after the executioners…

Gambling in EPZs

Pray tell us, how can gambling in any form be morally justified inside a strictly economic zone where businesses specifically locate for export operations? The only reasons or excuses we can think of are legal loopholes and other accommodation clauses…

Air Passenger Bill of Rights

Para sa mga gaya ko na kinamulatang manood sa TV na naka-cabinet pa, siguro ay maaalala ninyo na isang pinaghahandaang okasyon ang makasakay sa eroplano. Kakaunti pa lang noon ang bumibiyahe sakay ng eroplano. Buwan kung paghandaan ang okasyon na…

The ‘Voice’

I RECENTLY received the following account: One night in 2010, I was coming home from my second-shift manufacturing job in Hartselle, Alabama. I stopped at a small grocery/convenience store in Somerville, Alabama for some snacks to take home with me.…

10 Tragic Contest Deaths

1 The “Tex-Ass” doughnut challenge claims a life A VOODOO Doughnuts challenge has taken the life of Denver resident Travis Malouff, 42. He choked while attempting to down a half-pound glazed doughnut in the eatery’s “Tex-Ass Challenge,” which requires participants…

‘Smugglers’ List:’ Sinu-sino sila?

KAHAPON ay natutuwa naman tayo sa saglit na pagbisita sa National Press Club (NPC) ni ‘Volunteer Against Crime and Corruption’ (VACC) spokesperson, Boy Evangelista at mga kasama niya. ’Yun nga lang, mga kapwa-opisyal sa NPC, hindi ‘courtesy call’ o “sosyalan”…

Gaano kahanda si Juan sa Big One?

SUNUD-SUNOD na lindol ang ating naranasan kamakailan. Ang magkakasunod na lindol ay hindi lamang naganap sa iisang lugar o probinsiya, kundi yumanig sa iba’t ibang bahagi ng bansa. Mabuti na lang at kahit papaano’y hindi ito nakapaminsala nang husto sa…

A gentle reminder

THE Social Security System (SSS) has launched a nationwide program aimed at strengthening its campaign against delinquent employers from Batanes in the North to Sulu in Mindanao. It wants to drill awareness among the country’s employers and employees of their…

Walang epekto ang paninira kay Faeldon!

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Tingnan natin HINDI lingid sa publiko na marami ang naglalaway sa puwesto ni Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon. Ang hindi natin alam ay kung may talunang kandidato noong eleksyon na gustong maging hepe ng Bureau of Customs (BoC). Matatapos na kasi…

Karapatan ng ampon na magmana

Say mo Attorney? KGG. na Chief Acosta, Sumakabilang-buhay na po ang aking ina noong nakaraang taon. Wala siyang naiwan na huling habilin. Nais ko lang pong malaman kung mayroon akong karapatang magmana bilang isang legal niyang ampon. Lubos na gumagalang,…

Nuggets of wisdom for new graduates

Speaking Out LAST year, I gave my own message to graduates. This time around, I yield my space to friends, mostly from social media, who wish to share their own advice. Their suggestions and comments were slightly edited for brevity…

PNP-FEO revokes 9K +firearms licenses

Mamang pulis MORE than 9,000 firearms’ licenses issued to private individuals and juridical agencies have been revoked by the Philippine National Police Firearms and Explosives Office (PNP-FEO) since July 2016 for various criminal and administrative cases, the head of the…

Coming home

Postmortem BINALIK-BALIKAN kong Parable sa Bibliya ay ang “Parable of the Prodigal Son.” ’Di na lingid sa ating kaalaman kung ano ang nilalaman at leksyon nito. Talakayin natin sandali ang paksa dahil sa pag-alaala ko sa naging karanasan ni Mang…

14 famous people who mysteriously disappeared

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THE Lost Roanoke Colony. The Dyatlov Pass Incident. The death of Natalie Wood. The Black Dahlia. The Bermuda Triangle. Bigfoot. Did Tony Soprano die at the end of “The Sopranos”? We love a good unsolved mystery, and unexplained disappearances that…
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