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Fair weather

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WHAT little I know about aviation as a paying passenger, it looks like NAIA is in good hands. Between a general manager who’s spent “all my life” in the airport on the ground and a technocrat who has served five presidents and one pope up in the air as their pilot, we may now TWA – “travel with angels” by Bishop Fulton Sheen’s reckoning.

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Leni & Co.

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With Supreme Court Chief Justice Lourdes Sereno, he had a battle of words until the CJ refused to oblige him on the second round. A few sparks flew with Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales. Flamethrowers are the weapon of choice in the ongoing war between DU30 and Senator Leila de Lima. Now it’s VP Leni Robredo’s turn to roast him; fortunately for the rest of the country, it’s the President’s men who are doing the talking and answering back (as of this writing, late Tuesday night).

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The unsafe sex

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WOMEN are men’s equals, but not when it comes to being killed, attacked, abused, and victimized. Women are many times more likely to be victims of violence inflicted by the other sex, and that includes their fathers, husbands, boyfriends, lovers, relatives, and acquaintances. In contrast, men lose their lives to strangers, partners in business or crime.

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Shop with fortitude

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ON a dare, on a national holiday, me and my girls, we ventured into forbidden territory on the last day of November, eve of the month of Christmas shopping, into the heart of Divisoria. Our optimism was hugely disproportionate to the reality. All Manila was in 168, Tutuban Mall, 99, Lucky Chinatown, no wonder the crowds were thin at People Power Monument and Mendiola, more so at Bonifacio Monument, center of rites honoring the national hero.

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Family

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As the country with the longest, being the earliest, Christmas celebration, we also have the brightest December festivals, and both of them happen in Central Luzon: Pampanga with its giant lanterns and Tarlac with its “Belenismo” interpretations of the Nativity. As Pope Francis reminds us in Amoris Laetitia (The Joy of Love), “Every family should look to the icon of the Holy Family of Nazareth.”

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Sharing typhoons

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If you’ve been to beautiful Batanes – those islands that look like another country in another century – you’d readily agree that our closest neighbor is Taiwan. As their envoy to Manila puts it, we’re so close that we are “one community, one typhoon.”

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