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Happy with 3?

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PRESIDENT Duterte, father of four, encourages soldiers to stop at three. He ought to say the same to policemen. One doesn’t need a Malthusian theorist to argue that not every cop will find it easy, like a certain SPO3 Sta. Isabel, to support more than three kids and grow a fortune on a salary of P8,000.

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Done already

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STOP it already, you people who think you can do better than Miss Philippines Maxine Medina during the Q and A portion of the Miss U pageant. As she so charmingly dismissed her critics and detractors – and reporters who needed to entrap her into another potential boo-boo – “It’s done already.”

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Spring cleaning

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Feb. 3, Friday, the first day of spring, to some Chinese people the real start of the Lunar New Year (to end on Feb. 4, 2018). Have we done our spring cleaning yet? Apparently not in the Philippine National Police, where a police superintendent accused of taking part in the kidnapping and killing of a Korean was allowed to slip out of Camp Crime, oops, Crame, while under PNP protective custody.

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New terrorists

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LORD Almighty, protect us from policemen if they’re like the ones who kidnapped and killed Korean Jee Ick Joo and (how many) others in similar circumstances!

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Surveys and LGBTs

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Everybody who can afford it has a survey of one kind or another to justify the use of surveys, from politically inspired issues to marketing experiments. Once upon a time there lived a funny guy whose favorite “survey says” line was: “The latest survey shows that married couples are made up of 50 percent males and 50 percent females.” Of course, this was before the advent of same-sex marriages (maybe not yet in the Philippines), but if funny guy were still with us today, he would’ve designed another survey: How many percent of married heterosexuals would rather switch to a same-sex union?

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Usual suspects

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At least three policemen are accused of kidnapping and killing a Korean businessman in their own PNP headquarters, Camp Crame, forever to be known as Camp Crime. They and four cohorts earned P5 million after disposing of their victim on the same day he was abducted in October 2016. They cremated his body and flushed the ashes down the toilet.

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