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Take a moment

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SOME priests can’t help bearing the look of eternity. They’re there when you were newly born, a five-day-old thing at baptism. They’re there when your parents built their first house and then you had your coming-out party. They’re there when you stand before God and the one you love, forever wedded in bliss or something else. They’ll be there when you receive the last sacraments, unless they’ve gone ahead (in which case, are you destined to meet beyond the pearly gates?).

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Bitter pill

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The quote is from President Duterte, when he addressed the Philippine Constitution Association last Tuesday. Whether he has a sweet tooth or not, I’m afraid the tax on sugar sweetened beverages will be a bitter pill for the working class to swallow, once they’re deprived of the cheapest source of sugar, energy, and fun.

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Short stories

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“I used to be a killer – of ladies. With killer looks.” (The ladies in the audience were more amused than their escorts.)

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Caloocan

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KALOOKAN or Caloocan, so near and yet so far. There was a time when Caloocan’s fame or infamy came and went with its mayors, who had a tendency to be quite colorful in their public and private lives, so colorful that they overshadowed everything else their city had to offer.

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Fraternal killers

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WHAT is it about law frats – they who would be lawyers, for goodness sake – that their members turn into brutes when they initiate their neophytes?

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Dear Rudy

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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.

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