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The imperial Manila game

“The fox changes his skin but not his habits.” – Suetonius LIKE the fox, Imperial Manila, the trapos and the filthy rich, their debilitating greed sends them to perdition. To make my point clearer and more at home, allow me to bring us all back to the most difficult and ...

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Blackout na pud?

IT’S raining, aren’t we? So, why are we having blackouts? Because the usual reason for blackouts is no rain, right? So, how how the carabao? Batutin? The Pinoy is forever and hopelessly confused. Blackouts when there’s no rain. Blackouts when there’s rain. Traffic jams when there’s a mall sale. Traffic ...

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Blackout napud?

IT’S raining, aren’t we? So, why are we having blackouts? Because the usual reason for blackouts is no rain, right? So, how how the carabao? Batutin? The Pinoy is forever and hopelessly confused. Blackouts when there’s no rain. Blackouts when there’s rain. Traffic jams when there’s a mall sale. Traffic ...

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No more to anonymous accusers

HOW do we treat opinions and reactions from readers in the form of text messages? People who love to send their messages across sometimes find no other avenues but through my column. For this reason, I couldn’t help but oblige and make their viewss and reactions part of my column. ...

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How safe are we?

WE, the climate justice, environment and civil society groups of Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental; Lanao del Norte and concerned Mindanaoans have realized that the City Government of Ozamiz, LGU of Kauswagan and the City Government of Iligan are one and the same with the various energy corporations in pursuing the ...

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Grrr!

WHILE doing my grocery at Shopwise on Tuesday, my wife sent this message: “Brownout balay.” Just the other day, there was also a two-hour blackout. I thought it was what Gold Star Daily’s story “Blackouts are back” was about. I waited until 6:30 pm when the traffic flow was expected ...

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BFAD should revisit its IRR

I WAS disturbed by the sudden death of a young friend and neighbor a week ago. She was only 19 with so much promise as she reaped crown after another in all the beauty and brain pageants she had joined. Topping her gorgeous looks was her witty personality that just ...

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Bigamy (2)

THIS is a case of double marriage. Maria married a Japanese named Fujiki in the Philippines in 2004. When Fujiki failed to bring Maria to Japan because the parents of Fujiki objected to his marriage to Maria, Maria married another Japanese named Maekara also in the Philippines. Maekara successfully brought ...

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Self-fulfilling prophecy

“If one day China should change her color and turn into a superpower, if she too should play the tyrant in the world, and everywhere subject others to her bullying, aggression and exploitation, the people of the world should identify her as social-imperialism, expose it, oppose it and work together ...

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How safe are we?

WE, the climate justice, environment and civil society groups of Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental; Lanao del Norte and concerned Mindanaoans have realized that the City Government of Ozamiz, LGU of Kauswagan and the City Government of Iligan are one and the same with the various energy corporations in pursuing the ...

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