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The Balangiga returns

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The Balangiga returns

    BY the time this column comes out, the Balangiga Bells would have already completed its journey from the time it became a symbol of Filipino bravery and resistance against foreign occupation, to be­ing taken as war booty by Ameri­can soldiers in 1901, to finally re­turning to Philippine soil. I welcome the decision of […]

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The gentle mastery of Christ

    Gospel Reading: Lk 1:26-38   JESUS said to the crowds: “Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for your­selves. For my yoke […]

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I and my husband have nothing in common

    Dear Manay Gina, They say that opposites attract, and I’ve proven that to be correct in my case because I am married to a man, who has nothing in common with me. But after nine years of marriage, I find myself wondering what it would be like if I were married to a […]

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‘Make noise’

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‘Make noise’

    IN the season of “Silent night, holy night,” senatorial candi­date Florin “Pilo” Hilbay wants the people to “make noise” because “so much is happening” that they know nothing about or are being shut out of the discussion. As one of only eight candidates of the Liberal Party, the former solicitor general has “Mula […]

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Metro landports plan needs to be reviewed

    IT was a great idea – a landport at the edge of Metro Manila, on the Coastal Road in Para­ñaque City, where all public transport from Cavite and Batangas would stop, the same way that ships would stop at the Manila North and South Harbors and passenger and cargo planes at the Ninoy […]

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Motorcycle safety

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Motorcycle safety

    SENATE Bill No. 1822 – a pro­posal for the establishment of mandatory motorcycle safety training program and the provision of related penalties – is one fine example of responsive legislation. The proposal is authored by Sena­tor Joseph Victor G. Ejercito. The increase in the number of motorcycles through the country is evident. As […]

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