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Mishandling the food crisis

Ben Contreras IF it was a case of “We don’t want to work, we just want to beg”, that would have been a different story. But those people were hungry people, victims of a long spell of El Niño. They were asking for rice to eat. If 15 thousand bags ...

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Campaign trail high

Egay Uy THE local campaign period has begun, and my Facebook account keeps on popping “memories” of the campaign trail that I posted in 2013.  I refrained from “sharing” those memories so they are not shown on my current FB wall. Those memories however surely bring back the experience I ...

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Boomerang on US, Europe

Mariano Carrasco AFTER the 9/11 jetplane attacks on the twin towers and Pentagon where thousands died, the Americans and Nato allies retaliated by, first, attacking Iraq and deposing Saddam Hussein, on the alleged ground that he had weapons of  mass destruction. It was later proven, and the Americans have admitted ...

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Two hypocrites

Letter  to the Editor I READ in the news that Do-Dirty has endorsed the mayoral candidacy of Epal King. Well and good. The move is well-calculated by Epal to boost his candidacy because he has a reputation (or has he) to redeem when he betrayed in the strongest terms people ...

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Big business

Butch Bagabuyo “We demand that big business give people a square deal.” –Theodore Roosevelt IN his time as President of the most powerful power broker, Woodrow Wilson was quoted to have said, “The way to stop financial ‘joy-riding’ is to arrest the chauffeur, not the automobile.” I can only wonder if ...

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Manipulated

Ben Contreras THIS is an article shared to us by Ralph Abragan. The article that dwells on how a nation can be manipulated to suit the interest of a few, the rich and the powerful that practically control the destiny of every citizen and the nation. “The system is rigged ...

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Justice prevails

Egay Uy REMEMBER the complaint filed by a lawyer against two RTA personnel because the former’s vehicle that was parked on a pedestrian lane at Velez-Chavez streets was clamped?  Well, the complaint filed by the lawyer was recently dismissed by the Office of the City Prosecutor in a Resolution dated ...

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Early to be, early to rise

Netnet Camomot EARLY mornings have remained a challenge despite the many days I had to wake up early in the last year. And it’s when people are waiting for me–ahem!–before they can move on with their lives, that the universe, a bum tummy and a bad hair day seem to ...

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When too much goodness is bad

Fr. Roy Cimagala WE should be more aware of this phenomenon and then act accordingly. We are prone to easily get spoiled when we enjoy many good things. This has been proven even in the times of Adam and Eve, and all through the ages. We have to be properly ...

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Made in China

Ruffy Magbanua HOW do we stop China from occupying the West Philippine Sea? Sadly, there is no way to tell the Chinese to leave the area by now, not even the country’s closest and most trusted ally, the US, can muster the gall to kick the butts of the Chinese off ...

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