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Urban decay, mga pabayang kapitan ang ugat

KUNG mangyari man ang sinasabi ni Pangulong Duterte na urban decay o ang lalo pang pagkasira ng Metro Manila sa susunod na sampu hanggang labing limang taon, wala tayong dapat singilin kung hindi ang mga kapitan ng barangay at ang…

Faeldon, magpapasko sa Senado?

NAKAKULONG pa rin hanggang ngayon sa ‘detention room’ ng Mataas na Kapulungan ng Kongreso si dating Bureau of Customs (BoC) Commissioner Nick Faeldon. Katabing kuwarto nito sa ground floor ng Senate building si Arvin Balag ng Aegis Juris Fraternity dahil…

Bakit nga ba, SOJ Aguirre?

MAY “katagalan” din naman, mga kabayan, na hindi tayo nakapunta upang ‘mag-cover’ sa Senado kung saan kahapon lang ito naulit. Ayos din naman dahil palapit ang Kapaskuhan, “nag-uumapaw” sa mga miron at mga pagdinig ang Mataas na Kapulungan dahil tatlong…

Faster gov’t transactions

DON’T look now, but starting next year, securing documents from eight government agencies, including the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), will be easier and faster. This after the launching of “Zip Lane,” a one-stop online government transaction center to be…

When there's a smoke...

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BEFORE the long and merry Christmas holidays, a retired sports official and his sportswriter-friend had a lively conversation in one of the cozy watering holes near the Rizal Memorial Sports Complex in Vito Cruz, Manila. I saw them sitting near…

Israel has built a robot army

AS Israel prepares for yet another war directly on its border , the truth about Israel’s vast military capabilities has been largely absent in the corporate media. However, if one were to be fortunate (or unfortunate) enough to be able…

Cutting the funds flow to the CPP-NPA

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte could not hide his frustration when he recently declared the CPP-NPA as a terrorist organization. This came on the heels of an earlier presidential decision to terminate all talks with the CPP-NPA-NDF leadership based in the Netherlands.…

Cutting the funds flow to the CPP-NPA

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte could not hide his frustration when he recently declared the CPP-NPA as a terrorist organization. This came on the heels of an earlier presidential decision to terminate all talks with the CPP-NPA-NDF leadership based in the Netherlands.…

Maganda at masamang balita sa BoC

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MAHIGIT tatlong buwan pa lang sa puwesto si Customs Commissioner Isidro S. Lapeña pero umaani na ng “good dividends” ang kanyang mga ginagawa sa Aduana. Kitang-kita ito sa tumataas na koleksyon ng Bureau of Customs. Kaya nga determinado si Commissioner…

Bangsamoro bills

ADMITTEDLY, the national government, through the 24-member Senate and the House of Representatives, has an unfinished business with the suffering people of poverty-stricken Mindanao. As promised by then presidential bet Rodrigo R. Duterte during the 2016 poll campaign period, the…

Christmas cards

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Women talk When was the last time you received a Christmas card? Or even bought one? Years ago, I would receive these cards as early as end of November and in it would be written, “a donation of such and…

Gov’t must sue, get refund and prosecute re Dengvaxia

Direct hit With all the highly-questionable side issuess currently surfacing regarding how the now controversial Dengvaxia found its way into the country’s health program and now threaten the health and lives of hundreds of Filipinos, mostly children, there is obviously…

The Mad Gasser of Mattoon

LATE summer 1944 saw the beginning of a roughly two-week span that would have the residents of Mattoon, Illinois, (pop. ~16,000) up in arms over the perceived threat of a strange man who was poisoning people in their homes. The…
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