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Life after Aegis?

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NILO T. Divina, dean of the UST faculty of Civil Law and head of a law firm of 60 attorneys working for top-shot clients, is in the crosshairs of personalities in the news. Lorna Kapunan wants him disbarred along with 20 of his lawyers for allegedly paying a referral fee to the Comelec chairman. The parents of Horacio Castillo III are suing him for murder as an accomplice in their son’s hazing death. The two cases, though not related, are concurrent.

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What if — ?

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What if friends in Quezon City stayed in QC to shop, watch movies, eat out, socialize, pursue their vocation? (And why is it that friends in Makati want their QC friends to go to Makati but they “will not drive all the way to QC” to be with their out-of-town friends?)

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Down to earth

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AS chairman of two Senate committees, food and agriculture and the environment, Senator Cynthia Villar practically holds the world in her hands.

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Spreading

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LT. Col. Fe Ea, an operating room nurse, used to collect wounded soldiers lying in the frontlines and take them to the field hospital or wherever a bit of shelter was available. Now she’s using her battlefield experience to wage war as a “cancer warrior” with the Cancer Coalition of 18 groups involved in oncology, hematology, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, surgery and other specializations, hospitals and hospices, pediatrics, etc.

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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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