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Palay production

PEOPLE remember what the current government has been saying regarding food security with the reported increase in palay production in the first three months of the year. A most welcome news in the country, where rice is the staple food,…

Pair of strange talking Bigfoot reported in Malaysia

AS the theme song of the classic TV show ‘Cheers’ says: Sometimes you want to go Where everybody knows your name Unless one of those everybodies is a Bigfoot. In a report out of Malaysia, residents of a village in…

Tardy solons

WITH President Duterte in Malacañang, there’s now a glimmer of hope of finally addressing tardiness and absenteeism in the House of Representatives, which is dominated by pro-administration lawmakers. In fact, a proposal to close the House session hall and mark…

Help PNP catch cops ‘planting’ evidence

Crame files FOR the nth time, I’m calling on our lawmakers to join hands in passing a very strict law that will help the Philippine National Police arrest, jail and dismiss rogues in uniform without giving them all the opportunity…

Divine distractions?

You can still venerate virgin visionaries anywhere you want… Well, almost anywhere, that is. Except within your line of vision behind the wheel. Rosaries, prayer beads, mini-statues of religious figures, and other similar symbols would, henceforth, be banned from being…

Even sari-sari stores appeal to DU30 re SSBs tax hike

IT has been reported that the administration’s tax reform package may face rough sailing due to continued opposition from a good number of lawmakers who raised fears that the new revenue measure would cause prices of basic goods to significantly…

‘Sa manlulupig, ’di ka pasisiil’

ANG mga tumutulong na naghihintay ng kapalit ay katulad din ng isang ulupong: marahang humahaplos subalit ubod higpit sa paglingkis. Ganyan ang gustong mangyari ng European Union o EU sa kanilang grant na nagkakahahalaga ng P13 billion. Tutulungan nila ang…

‘Galit’ sa mga korap? Eh, di…wow!

BEFORE proceeding, one noisy ‘Happy Birthday!’ to Jazney Rehuel Reyes-del Rosario and Pauline Lei Reyes, who (jointly) celebrated their birthday yesterday in Sto. Tomas, Batangas. Harinawang magsilaki kayong may takot sa Diyos at paggalang sa inyong mga magulang. And may…

Political reforms

EVERYBODY knows that before he leaves Malacañang on June 30, 2022, President Rodrigo R. Duterte wants to change the country’s form of government from presidential to federal system. But for the proposed shift to federalism to succeed, Senate President Aquilino…

Arrogant airlines

Congressional franchises are granted to service providers in the interest of public convenience, safety and facility. It is more a privilege rather than a right. Since it is a grant by representatives of the people, it can be taken away…

Where the birds go to die

AT first glance, there doesn’t seem to be anything particularly mysterious or significant about the village of Jatinga, India. Indeed the locale is beautiful, with lush forests and scenic mountain views, and Jatinga itself is a fairly small, rural town…
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