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Arriba, Lariba!

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SHE’S making history at age 21, a student of De La Salle University, the first Filipino table tennis player to represent her country in the Olympics and one of only 64 wielding their paddles in this year’s summer Games in Rio de Janeiro.

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Farming is in

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WAVE after wave, or should that be season after season, it looks like agriculture is finally capturing the imagination of urbanites. The latest sign: the first ToFarm Film Festival, dedicated to farming and farmers, and our future.

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Let us through!

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WHILE waiting for those wider roads, super bridges, and sleek LRTs to be built – which will take two to three years, assuming there are no hidden delays – the way to ease traffic now is to remove fly-by-night contractors and their puny crews of a few men working with toothpicks. They dig up streets, then leave them gaping like sinkholes for months on end, who cares about the consequences?

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Seasons of Bong

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AT the requiem mass that Fr. Fidel officiated for his cousin Bong, the priest retold the story of a man who asked his four sons to describe the pear tree in their garden, one for each of the four seasons. Not surprisingly, the words they painted produced different pictures of the same tree. Nevertheless, the father told his sons they were all correct. It is our tendency to judge by the season.

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Let’s talk

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In victory we are asked to restrain ourselves, not to provoke, not to gloat, but to behave like diplomats. Good advice. Especially let’s not allow a third party to stir up trouble and renew tensions over the West Philippine Sea, now that the world knows we’ve the upper hand.

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OLD MacDonald had a farm and when he retired at age 70, his children didn’t want to carry on with the planting and harvesting. One reason, if you haven’t heard, is that planting rice is never fun.

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