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And more five-minute interviews

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EVERY now and then I do short, five-minute interviews with some of the hottest -- and busiest -- personalities in the wonderful world of sports. It'’s a good trick in a sporting world where you get the chance to ask…

An Open Letter to the Public

This is to bring to your attention the on-going construction of a high-rise condominium building in 99 Scout Gandia, Tomas Morato, Quezon City, a residential area. The lots on which the ongoing construction is being done is where the ancestral…

‘System failure’ o… ‘sinadya?’

SA ginawa nating “pagrepaso” (‘review’) sa huling pagdinig ng House Committee on Ways and Means noong Mayo 28 hinggil sa “paglusot” ng 105 containers sa Port of Manila (POM) noong nakaraang Marso, dapat lang talagang “maalarma” ang mga mambabatas sa…

Maintenance check for Bangko Sentral long overdue

OWNERS who like their motor vehicles always in tip-top shape send them to shops for regular maintenance checks. Unfortunately, this wise practice does not seem to be the rule in the case of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) --…

Bagyo, basura, baha

Tag-ulan na naman. Nagsisimula pa lang noon ang pagpasok ng bagyong Domeng sa ating bansa, nakita ko na ang sandamakmak na basura sa isang balitang pantelebisyon. Ipinakita sa ulat ng TV Patrol ang tila mala-kalsada nang Estero Magdalena sa Maynila.…

BoC collection, tumaas!

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MULING nalampasan ng Bureau of Customs (BoC) ang kanyang monthly collection target para sa buwan ng Mayo. Sa katunayan, isa lang sa 17 collection districts ang bigong maabot ang assigned tax take nito. Noong Abril, tatlong collection districts ang hindi…

BI’s Raquepo seriously hunts down alien fugitives

Direct hit Our sincerest condolences to the family of Manila 6th district candidate for Councilor Raffy Crespo (Jimenez), whose father Lino Crespo passed away recently due to a heart attack. He was 66 and is survived by wife Mary Jane…

Back to dirty cars

Women talk With Uber gone, after having been bought by Grab, I am now seeing a deterioration in taxi service—again. I know that Grab is doing their best to absorb the good things that commuters experienced with Uber, but they…

Don’t play switchboard

It makes sense A WISE friend gave my wife a piece of advice which spared her from a lot of potential trouble in her job: Don’t play switchboard. Don’t go around trafficking information to people who are not supposed to…

Maluhong P10 Bilyon gusali ng Senado

Pointguard HINDI dapat hayaan matakpan ng isang halik sa South Korea ang isiniwalat na luho ng 24 na puro milyonaryong senador ng Republika ng Pilipinas na magpapatayo ng isang bago at modernong gusali na magiging tahanan ng Senado sa Bonifacio…

Solusyon sa plastik

Magkaisa para sa bayan NOONG nakaraang Huwebes, may iminungkahi akong hamon. Simple lamang ang gawaing ito: Ilalagay lamang ang lahat ng basurang hindi nabubulok sa isang plastik na bote sa loob ng ilang araw. Sana sa gawaing ito ay napagtanto…

20% fare discount sa mga estudyante!

'Uncovered' MAGANDA ang plano ni Senador Sonny Angara na isabatas ang 20 percent fare discount sa ating mga estudyante. Hindi kasi sapat na isang simpleng ‘memorandum circular’ lamang ito na madalas ay binabalewala ng ilang tsuper. Ayon sa mambabatas, sakaling…

Anthony Bourdain saw the humanity in all of us

(CNN) -- Anthony Bourdain, who died in France on Friday at 61, was always more of a teacher than an avatar. For the millions who watched his television series, “No Reservations” and “Parts Unknown,” he redefined not just the travel…
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