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Dear Rudy

FRIENDS, fencesitters, countrymen, lend me your ears. Let us not be too harsh on that one selfless congressman whose only intention is to serve us better.

Martial law?

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Short of going straight to Malacañang or Davao City for an answer – even so, the President could prove evasive – the person to consult was Juan Ponce Enrile, architect of Martial Law under Ferdinand Marcos, never mind that it was a happy occasion last Sunday when he was cornered in his house for his reading of Digong’s intentions.

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Music in the city

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“MUSIC hath charms to soothe the savage beast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.” Or, in our present circumstances, to smooth away the stress and strain – and cacophony – of city life. 

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In a RUT

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IF you read every law that’s ever been drafted or “crafted” for our wellbeing, you’d wonder why our roads are not lighted, do not have sidewalks, get flooded after 15 minutes of rain (then reduced to rubble), and look like the crummiest cream puffs an engineer could bake in a third-world country.

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Thinking unthinkable

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A TOWN in Mexico, pop. 100,000, struck by a magnitude-8.1 earthquake last Friday; 80 killed according to early reports. Within the same time frame, the town of Mabini in Batangas, shaken again by a minor quake, magnitude-3.3.

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Typhoon Ingrid

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TYPHOON Ingrid swept into the stylish Meralco Theater, throwing bolts of lightning and thunder while unleashing two of the most powerful war horses of the piano repertoire, and left everyone gasping.

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