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Color it green

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WE always want to watch a La Salle-Ateneo title showdown in the UAAP for the same reasons we liked to watch the Boston Celtics-Los Angeles-Lakers match in the NBA or the Crispa Redmanizers-Toyota Tamaraws game in the early days of…

Red talks cut

Like anyone else, the guy could only take so much. He simply had enough. He may be a declared socialist, and he even took some leftist leaders into his Cabinet, but his patience gradually wore thin and eventually ran out.…

Deep-sixing duopoly

Ped xing All I have in this world is my balls and my word, and I don’t break ‘em for no one. –Al Pacino in Scarface The guy certainly knows how to keep his. And so President Duterte finally made…

‘Peace Talks’

“MATIGAS” na ngayon ang desisyon ni Pang. Duterte na huwag nang ituloy ang peace talks sa pagitan ng Gobyerno ng Pilipinas at National Democratic Front of the Philippines. Gusto na rin niyang tawaging terorista ang mga ito. Pati ang mga…

Atienza, Leachon, doctors must be heeded re ‘MJ’

Unless and until a concrete, definitive explanation backed by solid proof is provided by those wishing to legalize the use of marijuana as a medical drug, House Bill 6517 or the Medical Cannabis Bill should be totally set aside. From…

Mobile MVIS better than stationary

A MOTOR vehicle inspection systems (MVIS) that can be moved to serve more locations is what the Land Transportation Office (LTO) should acquire because they are more efficient and vehicle-owner friendly compared to the stationary ones. An MVIS is a…

Panawagan ng BK3, PASCO sa gobyerno

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HINDI na tayo magtataka kung magpapatuloy ang “revenue growth” sa Aduana hanggang sa katapusan ng taon. Ito ay epekto ng mga pagbabagong ipinatutupad ni Customs Commissioner Sid S. Lapeña. Ang mga repormang ito ay naglalayong ma-improve ang “customs procedures and…

Silang mga nagpapa-resign kay Sec. Tugade

HINAHAMON natin ang mga taong nagpapa-resign kay DOTr Secretary Art Tugade na maglatag ng solusyon sa problema ng MRT 3 kung totoo ang kanilang layunin para sa bayan. Ang totoo, magagaling lang kayo magsalita at manawagan ng resignation pero kapag…

Illegal recruitment

THERE’s no question that the national government’s total war against illegal drugs, like shabu and marijuana, graft and corruption and criminality is being waged without fear or favor. And now, concerned government authorities are also hitting hard at illegal recruiters,…

Contrasting fortunes in UAAP basketball

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CONTRASTING fortunes, I guess this is the best way to describe the on-going Final 4 battle in the UAAP basketball for both the men’s and the women’s side. In the men’s side, the teams were Dela Salle, Ateneo, Far Eastern…

It doesn’t pay to dishonor the nat’l anthem

Crame files I doff my hat to Elmer Cato, the charge d’affaires of the Philippine Embassy in Iraq who wasted no time in arresting a moviegoer who refused to stand up when the Philippine national anthem was being played in…

PNP targets known terror groups

Mamang pulis IF it were a basketball game, the Philippine National Police won’t only be employing a “full-court press” against known terror groups but would practice the mantra of the winnable PBA and NBA teams: “offense is always better than…

‘Rare’, laudable incidents in Manila and NAIA 2

During the past week, there were at least three incidents where three kinds of public servants shone in their display of honesty, namely the police, barangay and airport police. Two of these happened in Manila. In one incident, 36-year-old Ronnie…
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