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Netnet Camomot once edited a society page and covered society stories for another newspaper. She has long been writing about the lighter side of anything under the sun, including pressing issues of the day,
with a touch of humor.

Anti-dry faucet ordinance

Netnet Camomot IT must be the bangus that inspires Pangasinan to have interesting laws. First, some villages in the town of Binangonan implemented the anti-tsismis ordinance last January. Now, there’s the “anti-distracted walking ordinance” against people who text while crossing the street in Dagupan City. There are videos of texters ...

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2019

Netnet Camomot THE first “Blade Runner” was released in 1982. All I remember of it was, it was dark. Hardly any sun in its scenes. It’s a futuristic movie set in the year 2019, which would be 37 years later if you were watching it in 1982. In 1982, I ...

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Promise, ha?

Netnet Camomot THE Marawi siege will end on Oct. 15, 2017. That’s according to the military. We have to put the year, otherwise… But we’re so tempted to say, Promise, ha? The military does seem to be a fan of the saying, “Promises are made to be broken.” There have ...

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War is stupid

Netnet Camomot THE gadgets are now updating again to a higher level, and the technologically challenged has to adjust again with the new features. I’m the type who used to panic with a desktop way back in the early 21st century—more particularly, in 2003—when the monitor went black. I texted ...

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Spectacular

Netnet Camomot SHARON Cuneta hinted on Instagram that she wasn’t invited to the Star Magic Ball: “My invite probably got lost on its way to me?” Martin Nievera then commented, “Come with me you can be ‘our’ date.” The invite did arrive at the last minute, the way Michael Jordan ...

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Spoiler alert

Netnet Camomot SEVERAL Facebook friends have praised the movie “Respeto,” with one even revealing he watched it thrice already. I hoped it would still be showing last Wednesday, which is the day when cinemas in Cagayan de Oro change their movie sked. And—Surprise! Surprise!—it had an afternoon time slot at ...

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Balimbing

Netnet Camomot PRESIDENT Rody Duterte declared Sept. 21, 2017, the 45th anniversary of Marcos’ martial law, as a “National Day of Protest.” Like as if Pinoys needed a reminder on their right to protest. There are Pinoys who don’t know their priorities in life. Instead of accomplishing their work’s to-do ...

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Iron throne

Netnet Camomot THE Department of Science and Technology in Region 10 celebrated National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) last week with the theme, “Science for the People 2017,” at Limketkai Atrium, Cagayan de Oro. There’s the answer to President Rody Duterte’s war on drugs. If the youth are too busy ...

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Violent extremism

Netnet Camomot YESTERDAY morning, I was looking for my cell phone case. The search lasted for several minutes. Finally, saw it sitting prettily on top of a pile of newspaper clippings, planners, and books. If only its color is of the neon range instead of transparent, it could have stuck ...

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Flight or bail

Netnet Camomot ILOILO City Mayor Jed Mabilog has been out-of-country since Aug. 31. First, there was the CityNet conference in Japan. Then, the United Urban Environment Accords Summit in Malaysia. Busy ang life! And since “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,” er, makes Jed a sick ...

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