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Koko’s cup of tea

No orders are valid if they are wrong. --Denzel Washington in Crimson Tide Senate President Aquilino "Koko" Pimentel III has endorsed banker Antonio Moncupa to be the next governor of the Bangko Sentral. Pimentel, who is also president of the…

Why can’t SAF 44 have Medal of Valor like generals

I’M saying this in defense of President Duterte’s decision to award the posthumous Medal of Valor to 42 of the Gallant 44 or the 44 PNP Special Action Force commandos who were killed in a mission to neutralize Southeast Asia’s…

One and only

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LAST year, when he passed away at age 92, I wrote of legendary coach Virgilio ‘Baby’ Dalupan: “When you talk about the greatest basketball coaches you ever saw in the long history of basketball in the country, you usually begin…

Nambukol ba si Wally Sombero?

INIREKOMENDA na ng Senate Blue Ribbon Committee ang pagpapa-contempt kay Wally Sombero na nagsilbing ‘mensahero’ ni gambling tycoon Jack Lam para aregluhin ng P250,000 bawat isang Chinese national mula sa kabuuang bilang na 1,316 na hinuli sa Fontana Leisure Parks…

Basagin ang energy monopoly

MATAGAL nang hostage ng mga malalaking kompanya ang buong bayan sa maraming aspeto ng ating buhay. Magmula nang mawala si Marcos sa posisyon noong 1986, doon natin nakita na parang mga natubigang palaka ang mga oligarch at ang ilang malalaking…

‘VIP treatment’ walang pakialam ang militar

HINDI pa rin natatapos (siyempre) ang “bangayan” sa pagitan ni DOJ Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre at ang kanyang pinalitan sa puwesto, si Sen. Leila ‘Driver Ko, Lover Ko’ De Lima. Napansin pa natin na matapos ihayag noong isang linggo ng ‘mistah’…

Indie studies and sound life choices

Every easy choice today will have its consequence tomorrow -- Meryl Streep in Doubt Second opinion, third-party commentary fourth-column entry. In making life choices, one can never have enough on his or her menu of options. It is only through…

Muntinlupa’s “5-5” program

LUCING, a vegetable/fruit vendor, obtains her day’s working capital from Aling Charing, a known lender in the community. Lucing borrows P1,000 in the morning. With the borrowed money, she goes early to the town’s public market and buys a day’s…

Dismayado ang mga kritiko ni Faeldon

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HINDI tayo magtataka kung ngayon pa lang ay hindi na makatulog sa nerbiyos ang mga ismagler sa bansa, lalo na ang mga nagpalusot at nagpapalusot ng mga tinatawag na “high-value targets.” Ang “high-value targets” ay kinabibilangan ng high-end luxury vehicles,…

Return garbage to sender

This time, the imported garbage is from South Korea. It landed in the Port of Cebu and concerned residents of Barangay Tingub in Mandaue City reported to authorities the foul smell of the containers left in a vacant lot in…

Teo asked to act on complaint vs Red Coconut in Boracay

Just recently, Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo announced plans of taking measures to make traveling within the country easily affordable for ordinary Filipinos who prefer going abroad since the price that it entails is sometimes even cheaper than visiting local destinations.…

‘Bato’ must do a ‘Ping’ to regain DU30’s trust

I’M referring to former PNP chief-turned Senator Panfilo ‘Ping’ Lacson’s iron-fist policy when it comes to dealing with rogues in uniform which is now followed by PNP chief, General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. de la Rosa, an underling of the former…

Isama ang Plunder sa death penalty

NAIS ibalik ng administrasyong Duterte at mga kaalyado nito sa Senado at Kongreso ang parusang kamatayan. Ang katwiran nila’y magsisilbi itong ‘deterrent’ o panakot sa sinumang gagawa ng mga karumal-dumal na krimen. Para kay Pangulong Duterte, dapat itong ibalik hindi…

Mas dapat manaig ang hustisya sa SAF 44 kesa sa text ni Kris!

KAHIT papaano ay masaya na ngayon ang pamilya ng 42 miyembro ng PNP-Special Action Force (SAF) na nasawi sa madugong engkuwentro sa Mamasapano, Maguindanao noong Enero 2015. Ito’y matapos aprubahan ng Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte ang rekomendasyon ng National Police Commission…
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