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The PBA crisis

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My five cents’ worth WHEN the news first broke out that Kia Motors will trade their expected first round draft pick Fil-German Christian Standhardinger to powerhouse team San Miguel Corporation for three unheralded players, a lot of eyebrows were raised…

Purpose before happiness

RECENTLY, Jobstreet released a study showing that the Philippine Job Happiness Index had slipped from 5.25 last year to 4.97 this year. This uses a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being extremely unhappy and 10 extremely happy. Millennials,…

Bagong libro ni Gunigundo tungkol sa Customs

Pointguard BUONG karangalan na itinanghal ang “Notes on the Customs Modernization and Tariff Act( CMTA) of 2016” na isinulat ng inyong abang lingkod at ipinalimbag ng Rex Bookstore Inc., sa Roma Salon ng Manila Hotel nu’ng nakaraang Martes, Nobyembre 7,…

DDB should tap frats vs illegal drugs

Magkaisa para sa bayan THE Dangerous Drugs Board (DDB) should tap fraternities in its campaign against illegal drugs to gain headway in educating our people, particularly the youth, about the ill effects of dangerous drugs. As we know, fraternities or…

Nasaan ang utak ni Mocha?

'Uncovered' BATBAT ng intriga si Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson ng Presidential Communications and Operations Office (PCOO). Mula sa mga dating kapalpakan sa pag-post ng maling istorya at larawan sa government owned na Philippine News Agency (PNA) at pagse-selfie sa isang…

Hazing

Uncensored Despite all those students who’ve died through the years the harsh and cruel initiation rites they had to go through just to belong to a fraternity continue to this day. Horacio “Atio” Castillo III was its latest victim. I…

‘Welga’ sa BoC, ‘ikinakasa’

Paul's alarm SA dumaraming bilang ng mga reklamo ng ‘Aduana stakeholders’ hinggil sa ‘leadership style’ ni BoC Commissioner, Isidro Lapeña, “puwede” na ngang sabihin na “tapos” na ang kanyang ‘honeymoon period’ sa kanila. Kung ikukumpara, mga kabayan, sa naging panalo…

Women in politics

Our best kept secret THE dawn of the 21st century marks the rise of the feminist movement worldwide. Women’s rights are Human rights. It readily follows that a person’s dignity is also a woman’s dignity. Therefore, the dichotomy between masculinity…

Wrong syntax ang problema nina Gen. Santiago at Spox Harry Roque

Hala bira! SINAYANG ni General Dionisio Santiago ang kanyang appointment. Isa siya sa pinakahuling appointee ni Pangulong Duterte na magpapalakas sana sa anti-drug campaign ng gobyerno pero mukhang ipinahamak siya ng kanyang bibig. Tinangka sanang sagipin ni Dionisio ang kanyang…

Pondo ng barangay sa CCTV dapat suriin ng COA

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On the beat DAPAT sigurong suriin ng Commission on Audit (COA) kung ginamit nang tama ang pondong inilalaan ng bawat barangay sa Metro Manila sa pagkakabit ng close circuit television (CCTV) camera lalo na’t kung hindi sira ay napakalabo naman…

Frankly, my dear, I don't give a...

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LAST week’s column where I gave way to several email-senders, who shared their thoughts on the controversy now rocking the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA), drew more emails from loyal basketball fans. And as usual, I tried to give my five…

Enjoy life while you can -- Hakuna Matata!!!

Many are still shocked over the unexpected death of the bubbly, youthful and beautiful actress-singer Isabel Granada. Aneurysm took her at the young age of 41, the prime of anyone’s life specially these days that 40 is considered as the…

Was the ‘truth’ mishandled by Santiago?

Stick to the truth and do what’s right. Palace spokesman Harry Roque said that’s what President Duterte told him and such marching orders should also apply to other presidential appointees. But resigned Dangerous Drugs Board chair Dionisio Santiago apparently took…

May ‘ComCen’ na ulit sa BoC

“MUNTIK” na palang “bulabugin” ng kilos-protesta noong Miyerkules, Department of Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez, ang Port of Manila, ng Bureau of Customs. Ang “problema” ayon sa mga miron, ay ang ipinatupad na ‘queuing system’ (o sistemang “pila-pila”) ni Commissioner. Sid…

7th OFW and Family Summit ni Senator Villar!

Ang nasabing aktibidades ay hindi para lamang sa OFWs kundi bukas din ito sa lahat ng pamilya at iba pang beneficiaries tulad ng kanilang asawa, mga anak, magulang o mga kapatid. Libre ang registration sa sandaling maiprisinta ang photocopy ng…
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