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Cecile’s way

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WHEN Cecile Licad lets down her hair – when she’s wearing jeans, a loose Indian shirt and sandals, for example, she sweeps it up into a perky samurai knot on the top of her head and lets the loose strands fall or stick out where they may.

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Seoul-mates

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BELIEVE it or not, the Korean telenovela has been with us for 11 years. ABS-CBN started the fad in 2005 with something close to trepidation, now see how far it has arrived.

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Presumptively

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MEDIA’s invention of “presumptive president” as applied to you-know-who – no wonder he insists on being addressed as Mayor – had the Political Innocent in Residence exclaiming that presumptively, Digong’s win will spell presumptive victory for Donald Trump in that parallel universe of our May elections and America’s November polls. (Once upon a time our elections were also held in November, but that’s water under the overpass.)

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Crowded agenda

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WHILE the eyes and ears of media are focused on the next President’s ability to quickly fill up some 18,000 positions of national import, we have to wonder if the newly elected/reelected local officials spark a similar enthusiasm among their voters?

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HERE comes Sen. Koko Pimentel, who’s only the head of incoming President Duterte’s political party, threatening to “put behind bars” the Venezuelan general manager and project manager of Smartmatic, “for all the abuses and underdeliveries (that) should be factored in by Comelec” that tainted the integrity of the vote count.

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Meldy, icon

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“SHE walks in beauty, like the night of cloudless climes and starry skies”… And, “Whenas in silks my [Meldy] goes/ Then, then (methinks) how sweetly flows/ That liquefaction of her clothes.”

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