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Maliciously

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Maliciously

  NO wang-wang for cam­paigning candidates, warns PNP. If they’d been apprehend­ing wang-wangers from day one of then President Benigno S. Aquino’s presidency, would the candidates or anyone else for that matter need a reminder? Only ambulances are allowed to use their sirens or klax­ons and only if there’s a pa­tient inside who needs urgent […]

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Robots in casinos

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Robots in casinos

  MORE than 300,000 Filipinos working over there in China. About the same number of Chinese over here holding jobs that they say Filipinos are not trained or able to do. Those are usually jobs requiring a knowledge of Mandarin when they man the machines for online gaming. The screens “speak” only Mandarin, Mandarin being […]

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Safe from pedophiles?

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Safe from pedophiles?

  PANDORA’S box in the Vatican has been opened. More se­crets, scandals, trouble ahead. In an apparition, the Blessed Vir­gin, Mother of God was quoted as saying that “the smoke of Satan has entered the Church.” She was referring to another scandal, that of heresy, but loosely interpret­ing her words, we might as well apply […]

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‘I love trucks’

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‘I love trucks’

  WHEN she walked into the room in her figure-hugging wine-colored dress (with matching lipstick), her hair flowed down to the waist, long and raven-black as the night. She spoke her greetings in Japanese, then switched to English, the English spoken by an English teacher which, as it turned out, was her former profession. Now […]

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Fateful February

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Fateful February

    IT was Manila’s fate to be caught between the super­sized ego of American Gen. Douglas MacArthur and the loy­alty of Japanese Gen. Tomoyuki Yamashita to his emperor. The world’s two most powerful gen­erals fought the Battle of Manila at a cost of 100,000 civilian lives and the destruction of the Pearl of the […]

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Armida’s song

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Armida’s song

  IF there was anyone with a claim to a signature song, it was Armida Siguion-Reyna with her “Aawitan Kita.” Everything she touched turned into a statement of who she was and what she was about. Strong­willed, headstrong, highly opin­ionated and fiercely combative with a sword’s-edge sense of hu­mor, she truly enjoyed trouncing her enemies […]

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