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Nestor’s legacy

Nestor’s legacy

Whethermidnight comes in 5 or 10 years, friends and colleagues bid a fond farewell today to the oldest member of their tribe, Nestor Mata, 92, who reported and commented on the fables and foibles of ten presidents from Magsaysay to Duterte.

Long shadow

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Long shadow

A shabu factory, hopefully the last one standing, was discovered in Batangas by PDEA agents immediately the day after the presidential entourage celebrated a successful visit to Beijing. Like a postscript to end all postscripts, the raid could not have happened without a touch of irony and an element of serendipity, unless it was timed as a colossal p.r. stunt: The tip was provided by China.

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Delay, Delay, Delay

SOME people are afraid of getting on the wrong side of the President because they know they’re guilty. There’s one group who consider themselves legitimate businessmen, yet they’re not acting like they’re taking the President seriously.

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Another island

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Another island

Boracay, “hindi ka nag-iisa.” You’re not the only paradise to be lost in order to be found again. As the Wall Street Journal reports, Thailand, Indonesia, and other countries in Southeast Asia are doing the same with their once-idyllic beaches.

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Truth or bull?

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Truth or bull?

But why call it news when it’s fake and as false as a lie. . . propaganda. . .deception calculated to raise false hopes or exaggerate a fact.

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Living in ‘Korea’

TWELVE-year-old Paolo was preparing to pack, very reluctantly, for a vacation in Seoul. Mumbling as he did so, he said to his mother, “I don’t want to go to Korea, I would much rather go to Hawaii. There, I can go to the beach, do the fire dance, and wear a colorful Hawaiian shirt.”

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