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Farewell, Princesse

  “THERE is a weeping in my heart,” words borrowed from a French poet, because words fail, thoughts spin in useless circles, I am numb. Our dear feng shui Princesse is gone. Gone like a rustle of wind, a rush of water. Princesse Lim Fernandez, June 7, 1973-June 14, 2019, Friday. Two days later, when […]

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Fish in their nets

  FROM a diplomatic/maritime issue, a Chinese vessel hitting one of our fishing boats has become an emotional issue. And why not? Even the usually unemotional have found ways to let off steam and let it go, steamily. Nineteen fishermen plus three crewmen lost their boat and three tons of lapu-lapu, worth half a million […]

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Land of beautiful

  “SO many beautiful girls, so lit­tle time” was the oft-repeated lamentation of a former boss of mine. Known for his fine taste in fashion and women, he had a forgiv­ing wife whose revenge was taking yearly trips to Switzerland for reju­venation treatments that cost him a leg and an arm. What would he have […]

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Let us prey

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Let us prey

  SINCE we were rookies – How is journalism like crime? Like crime, journalism doesn’t pay – colleagues have been diabolically fantasizing about founding a re­ligion as the only way to amass wealth in a hurry. Every centavo you made would be tax-free, not to mention the state may not interfere in your evangelizing, recruiting […]

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Martin’s edge

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Martin’s edge

  PROBABLY apocryphal, but the story goes that when President Duterte hunkered down in his hotel in Tokyo to meet with three of the “front-running” contenders for Speaker, he told them he was neutral and they had the same chances: “You are equally qualified. You are all young. You are equally guapo.” That last sentence […]

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Outsmarted again

  EVERYONE and his sister-in-law have something unsavory to say about Smartmatic, everybody in­cluding President Duterte, Sen. Koko Pimentel, even opposition Sen. Kiko Pangilinan. Do they count as the majority? Apparently not, because Smartmatic has yet to be heard from – whatever for, if the Comelec spox sounds like he’s speaking for Smart­matic? Now a […]

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