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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…

Safety over convenience

CONTRARY to what Presidential spokesman Harry Roque is saying, the Department of Transportation should shut down MRT. It should stop running for at least 30 days or a month while it conducts a complete and thorough safety and integrity assessment…

Safety over convenience

CONTRARY to what Presidential spokesman Harry Roque is saying, the Department of Transportation should shut down MRT. It should stop running for at least 30 days or a month while it conducts a complete and thorough safety and integrity assessment…

No to parking fees

THE few but powerful oligarchs continue to control the economy and business environment in this impoverished Southeast Asian nation, drawing the ire of not only the poor but also well-meaning government officials. But in the view of many quarters, what…

Standing tall

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I’D appreciate it if you can keep this page out of reach of Talk N Text and the six other teams seeking the ouster of PBA Commissioner Chito Narvasa, but I think Christian Standhardinger is really good. In fact, he…

16th Gusi Peace Prize Award

Barry Gusi, Chairman and Founder of the Gusi Peace Prize, announced the awardees for 2017 from all over the world. They are the following: 1. AUSTRIA, Dr. Nikolai Korpan 2. BANGLADESH, Hon. Asif Chowdhury 3. BRAZIL, Dr. Florentino Cardoso 4.…

No method to the madness

One may find this amazing news too incredible to be true, especially in Metro Manila where horrific hardship is a way of life. But Japan’s reputation for being precise and contrite explains why 20 seconds can merit a profuse apology.…

NPA depredations

When your cause is morally bankrupt and your ideology has been repudiated all over the world, how would your organization and movement be described? And when you persist in mounting ambuscades, assassinations, sabotage, and other violent acts against the state…

Panalo ang Pilipinas sa Asean Summit

MAY ilang bumabatikos sa pamahalaan dahil gumastos umano ito nang pagkalaki-laki para sa Asean Summit. Ayon sa tala ng Department of Budget and Management, aabot sa P15.5 bilyon ang nagastos ng gobyerno para i-host ang 21 global leaders at kanilang…

Mocha Uson: Collateral beneficiary

HINDI ko alam kung saan nagmula ang typecasting kay Mocha Uson na maging simbolo ng galit or inggit saan mang sektor. Hindi ko rin alam kung bakit bawat kilos niya ay masama ang konotasyon sa iba kahit madalas ay mabuti…

Dapat may giyera rin sa oil price hike

WALANG pumatol sa panawagan ni Atty. Vic Dimagiba ng grupong Laban Konsyumer na imbestigahan ang sunud-sunod na pagtaas ng presyo ng gasolina sa bansa. Ang akala ko ay ito na ang umpisa upang kumilos ang Mataas at Mababang Kapulungan para…

‘Dedma’ sa protesta si Comm. Sid?

“NAGPAKITANG” gilas na naman ang Bureau of Customs (BoC) sa ilalim ni Comm. Sid Lapeña, mga kabayan. Ayon kasi sa ‘press release’ ng kanyang tanggapan, muling kumolekta ng higit P3 bilyon sa loob ng isang araw ang Aduana, noong Nobyembre…
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