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Incredible mouth of Vice Mayor Mercado

SA ilalim ng ating batas, kailan maaaring tumestigo o maging testigo ang isang tao? Ayon sa Section 18 (Qualification of Witnesses), Paragraph 3 (Testimonial Evidence), Rule 130 (Admissibility of Evidence) ng ating Rules of Court, “All persons who, having organs…

‘Undernourished’ children

THE existence of millions of undernourished young boys and girls, including close to two million children in public schools, is still a major problem of local and national government authorities and parents in the Philippines. If the number of undernourished…

Empowering the lay faithful

I ADDRESS this chapter especially to the members of the clergy. During this year of the laity we cannot escape talking about the empowerment of the lay faithful. It should be obvious that we need an empowered laity. The opposite…

Urgent appeal to lawmakers

I believe it is now high time for our lawmakers to pass a legislation that will give the chief of the Philippine National Police ‘extra powers’ to order the detention of rogues in the police service in order to prevent…

Online drug trade

In making judgment calls, your best guide is your senses – sight, smell, taste, touch. What your senses perceive is what you really get. On the other hand, the Internet allows you only an audio-visual perception of people, places, objects,…

Meteor? a UFO? Flash over Russia may have earthly origin

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VIDEO of the sky lighting up over Russia’s Sverdlovsk region last Friday calls to mind the enormous fireballs that fell over Chelyabinsk in early 2013 and Murmansk in April. But at least one expert seems sure that this particular phenomenon…

Redskins owner sues native Americans

HAVING lost his trademark over its overt racism, Daniel Snyder has taken the unusual step of suing the five Native American people who testified before the US Patent and Trademark Office hearing, which led to the finding that Snyder’s team’s…

Portraits on maps drawn by human beings

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ED Fairburn is an English artist based in Cardiff, Wales, UK. The freelance illustrator graduated from the Cardiff School of Art and Design in 2012 and his work has appeared in exhibits, magazines and journals ever since. The artist is…

How prepared are we, really?

AS I am typing this piece, the compound of the National Press Club (NPC) is being readied for our program to commemorate the fifth anniversary of the infamous 2009 “Ampatuan Massacre” thru a torch parade and afterwards, a night of…

‘Wind farms’

DOUBTLESS, unscrupulous people are too eager to exploit the expected backlog of electricity in the Philippines, which depends on imported fossil fuels to meet its energy needs, in the summer of 2015 for their own purposes. That’s why people across…

‘Black hole’ razed

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Clovis, Calif. (KFSN) -- The Valley’s famous haunted mansion is now just a memory. Crews started tearing down Wolfe Manor on Saturday. The building has stood at Clovis and Santa Ana avenues since the 1920s. But Saturday morning, decades of…

500-year-old map shatters official history

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IF conventional wisdom on the history of the human race is correct, then human civilization is not old enough, nor was it advanced enough, to account for many of the mysterious monolithic and archeological sites around the world. Places like…

BBC video shows UFO as sightings increase over UK

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WHAT is drawing UFOs to the United Kingdom? Over the past month, there have been some credible sightings, complete with photographs and videos, of UFOs in various shapes and sizes. Is Stonehenge sending signals? Is London hosting a real Miss…
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