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DU30’s choice of Belmonte to head NPDC, just perfect

Heard that the new executive director of the National Parks and Development Committee (NPDC) in the person of Penelope ‘Penny’ Belmonte, has been pulling a lot of surprises since her assumption as head of the Department of Tourism-attached agency. For…

Mga nahulog sa patibong ni Pres. Rody

MARAMI nang nahulog sa patibong ni Pangulong Rody. Magmula pa sa unang araw niya sa Palasyo, hindi na mabilang ang mga taga-oposisyon at taga-media na kanyang nalambat. Palibhasa’y nakatingin sila palagi sa negatibo ni Digong, hindi na tuloy nila nakikita…

Maraming naglalaway sa puwesto ni Comm. Faeldon

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KAHIT hindi aminin, talaga namang maraming naglalaway sa puwesto ni Bureau of Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon. Kaya naman hindi na tayo nagtataka kung may mga lumulutang na balita na tatanggalin na si Faeldon sa aduana. Ang problema lang ng mga…

‘Porn websites’

IF child pornography continues to flourish in some parts of the Philippines, blame it partly on the proliferation of “porn websites.” No less than hard-hitting President Rodrigo R. Duterte has deplored the existence of “porn websites,” which are being used…

Possible Chupacabra sightings in Puerto Rico and Texas

A SINGLE dark photograph on a mysterious Facebook page of a strange creature in a city with a history of strange creatures. Sounds like a possible chupacabra sighting in Puerto Rico. A bright video, multiple witnesses and media coverage of…

Winged creature attacks in the Bronx: 1904

FROM reports published in the New York Times on June 22, 1904, we learn of a problem faced by policemen working a lonely post in the Bronx. According to numerous officers, a giant winged creature was causing so much turmoil…

Uptegrove: The mysterious case of the Oklahoma Bigfoot

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SAM Uptegrove has been fascinated with the unexplained since childhood. He began actively investigating paranormal incidents in his late teens and has continued for more than four decades. Now retired and a cancer survivor, he has lived in the southwest…

Data sentinels

The right to privacy versus the right to know. This is a collision course pitting an unstoppable force and an immovable object. But should there be a convergence point somewhere down the line, privacy must yield to the right of…

Social equity: ‘Delicate balancing act’

Ped xing A dizzying high-wire stunt, a tricky tightrope caper. What else could it be? It is definitely not a job for the faint-hearted. It was a perilous crossing, but our intrepid lawmakers in the lower house of Congress did…

Congress should help PNP go after rogues

Crame files INSTEAD of grandstanding, many of our lawmakers should join hands in passing a very strict law that will help the Philippine National Police fire rogues in uniform without giving them all the opportunity in the world to seek…

A busy leader makes people feel better

Self-rated poverty stayed at 44 percent based on a survey conducted by the Social Weather Station. The rate for December last year is the second lowest since 1983. It was at record low at 42 percent in September 2016. Both…

‘Pet bills’

CONGRESS resumed session last Monday (January 16), with the Senate pledging to pass 24 “pet bills” before the Lenten break in March. The so-called “pet bills” are actually non-controversial measures of the 24 members of the Upper Chamber of Congress,…
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