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Congested route

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THERE’S another traffic jam, one of ideas as they’re aired in the Senate to hear what the Department of Transportation means by “emergency powers” to solve the problem of the decade.

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Heartless DoF

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ABOUT a hundred white- and silvery-haired ladies and gentlemen lined up for free admission to watch Meryl Streep and Hugh Grant in the year’s most hilarious movie, “Florence Foster Jenkins”, based on a true story. We laughed so hard and loud, my eyes brimmed with tears, not of salt but sugar.

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Everyone you know has a pretty solid idea of what causes traffic jams. But when Senator Grace Poe’s committee on public order invited resource persons and the Department of Transportation to articulate the “emergency powers” needed to solve the traffic crisis, DoTr staff present looked positively shellshocked.

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Family

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WHEN then Vice President Joseph Estrada was interviewed on a talk show, he made the astute observation that corruption is rooted in the family system.

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‘Bato’ rocks

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SO everyone expected Senator Leila to beard the lion in his den? As it turned out, top cop “Bato” had the senators lapping up his every word, congratulating him for a job well done and thanking him for his and his men’s sacrifices in the war on drugs.

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Juicy but —

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COME on, Senator Leila, stop titillating half the population with juicy tidbits like “Napalapit po siya sa akin. . . personal na bagay na po iyan” (we became close. . . it’s a personal matter) and the “snippets of facts, snippets of truth” inserted among the bigger “distortions, exaggerations, and lies” that she said accounted for the presidential tirades against her. Add this one, still in her own words: “Wala na po siya sa akin pero may komunikasyon pa rin kami” (he’s no longer with me but we’re in touch).

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