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Language!

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PRESIDENT Duterte’s politically incorrect language is turning out to be his administration’s Achilles’ heel and his advisers’ road to the Tower of Babel. What he needs is a good talking-to, but who’ll do the talking if he hears but won’t heed?

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Anti-car bias

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There’s an anti-car bias out there. The plan to increase the excise tax on fuel from under P4/liter to P10 is the biggest worrier for owners of cars as well as those dreaming of finally owning one (if only to save themselves from the daily risk of riding on MRT-LRT). Bills and proposals from out of nowhere seek to restrict car ownership, e.g., no-garage-no-car, blaming cars for air pollution, limiting the hours of private cars on EDSA, etc.

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Miriam’s way

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IT was hard, nay, verily impossible for reporters to mention her name without preceding it with the adjective they could not do without, so much so that Feisty Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago sounded like the name she was born to carry.

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Educating Martin

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Presidential Communications Secretary Martin Andanar is a child and creature of radio-TV. Would he have a bias against the print medium?

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Doable, now

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WHEN Jojo Binay was MMDA chairman, he vowed to dismantle every bus terminal on EDSA. If Rambotito could not do it then, who could, or would, when?

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Christmas rush

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RAISE your hands, class, anyone who agrees with Senator Grace Poe’s suggestion that we all take an early Christmas break?

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