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Next was Alex Santos, with an NGO called Think Tank Convenor for Duterte Governance. “Governance,” he emphasized, “not government.” Mr. Santos set off a round of noisy chatter as he and his colleagues, including the physicist Dr. Rogelio Posadas, are for nuclear energy: “The only way to create jobs is to industrialize. The only way to industrialize is to bring down the cost of energy. That means nuclear energy, 79 percent cheaper than oil.”

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No hurry

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I’M not joining the debate on whether Ferdinand Marcos, dead these many years (since 1989), deserves to be buried at Libingan ng mga Bayani. The way I see it, the discussion may be compartmentalized into the legal, the political, and the sentimental.

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Death sentence

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NO, not talking about capital punishment for heinous crimes but about the “life sentence” ‘til-death-do-us-part contract that brides and bridegrooms sign on their wedding day.

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Hidilyn Diaz had to shed some pounds to be in top shape for the weightlifting competition in Rio. For someone who lifted 88 kg and 112 kg to land a silver medal, she weighs in at 53 kg and stands in her bare feet at 5’2”. In other words, she’s not a heavyweight and she’s not tall. What’s more, she looks like a real girl, with a perfect set of white, even teeth that qualifies her smiles for a toothsome toothpaste ad.

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IN one and a half sweeping movements, the President and Commander-in-Chief is taking on the drug lords, top brass and lesser cops, governors and mayors, oligarchs, villainous miners, diplomats and the UN. As Christmas surely and certainly approaches, will he also bother to do something about beggars and their babies?

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TOP cop Bato, he with a heart soft as “mamon,” grinned sheepishly as he told a press conference how Kerwin Espinosa, tagged as a drug lord by his own father, “wanted me to fetch him at the airport, like a VIP.”

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