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Gameplan

Bencyrus Ellorin .  I HAVE a grudging respect for this politician. He should be an envy of campaigners and even public relations professionals. His message on discipline is so strict. An astute student of Goebbels and expert in Machiavelli. He succeeded for decades, and then became a local kingpin. And ...

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Have the rules changed?

Egay Uy .  TIME was when a person runs for public office, he lays down before the voting public his platform of government, first and foremost, then his capabilities to give meaning and justice to that platform. Of course, if he falls short in his personal capability, he can always ...

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Shortest distance

Netnet Camomot .  THE Catriona Gray hangover is still alive and kicking in Pinas, with the Pinoy trying to learn the “lava” walk as he hops from one Christmas party to another. Will red—like Gray’s Mount-Mayon-magma gown—become Pinas’ color for 2019? That can be a challenge to one who now ...

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Miss Universe and gender equality

Gregorio Miguel Pallugna . THE greatest threat to the fight for gender equality are people who advocate limited equality. Last Monday, the whole world stopped for a few hours to witness one of the most celebrated events in the planet — the Miss Universe pageant. And yes, the Philippines grabbed ...

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Meditation on advent and Christmas

Fr. Leo Pabayo .  DURING the season of Advent and Christmas the air will be filled with the sound of Christmas Carols sung in the churches and the neighborhood and brought to our living rooms by the air waves through the broad cast of radio and television. A good way ...

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Constructive criticism

Ike Señeres .  MANY people would think that criticism is always bad, and that it always accentuates the negatives, but that is not really so. Perhaps this misunderstanding stems from the fact that criticism is usually defined as the “expression of disapproval of someone or something based on perceived faults ...

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Time for penance

Lance Patrick Enad TOGETHER with the loss of the sense of sin would be the loss of the sense of penance. The idea of penance stands on the idea of sin. It is rather tragic that penance is rarely brought up in many catholic circles today. We rush to dispense ...

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It was one of a kind

By: Egay Uy MY lawyer son,Olezardo Jose (OJ to many) got married in a sunrise wedding on Dec. 15, 2018 toDorothy Mae Dayak, a registered nurse who is currently finishing the term ofher contract in an overseas employment. OJ is second to our (Juliet and me) eldest son, Jose Edgardo II ...

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Luk maew

By: Netnet Camomot MAYON Volcano was once “transferred” from Albay to Naga City, Camarines Sur, no thanks to then Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson. Now that Miss Universe Catriona Gray has made Mayon’s magma as the inspiration behind her red gown, surely no Pinoy will ever make the mistake ...

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The list redux

Cong Corrales .  THE police here is kind of antsy these days. Police officials now understand the horrors and paranoia that comes with dealing with the prospect that they could be in a supposed kill list circulating from within their own ranks. This comes at the heels of an exposé ...

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