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Fascinated

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AT 2 o’clock in the morning, roused from bed with cops knocking at the door and shooting up her house and her parents’, the perfectly named Nova Princess, aka Vice Mayor Parajinog of Ozamiz City, was wide awake, keenly alert to what was happening, looking nonplussed but telegenic even without a trace of makeup.

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‘Kita Kita’

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IT wasn’t meant to be, but it worked. No slapping, hair-pulling women. No handsome leading man gunning after uglies to avenge a loved one. No climactic wedding scene, no amnesia, no lost childhood, not even a love triangle. What, no pa-drama-drama!?

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Royal families

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How are drug dealers like serial killers? If you’ve watched enough crime movies and TV documentaries, you’d guess that they are “nice people” who “never bothered anybody” and in fact behaved like good neighbors.

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THESE many years that we could not get the US government to return three church bells owned by the parish of Balangiga in Eastern Samar, we were told that they are “war booty,” forever a possession of the US military. More than 100 years later, we are learning from former senator Nene Pimentel that the bells are not to be counted among the spoils due the victors of the Philippine-American war: They are religious or cultural objects that belong to the Philippines, and that’s according to international law.

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ILOCOS Norte Gov. Imee Marcos is ending her term in 2019, so is Rep. Rudy Fariñas. They’re both grooming their children to follow in their footsteps.

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The children!

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IT was billed as a report anchored on “A Comfortable Life for All” – yes, for all but the usual suspects plus a new branch, the savages who prey on children.

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