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Bay watch

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Bay watch

    AS Ted Failon put it, we’re clean­ing up Manila Bay now for fu­ture reclamation? If a survey were to be taken, how many percent would approve of the cleanup? 101 percent! How many would want their bay reduced by reclamation? Zero or below-zero? It’s a case of serendipity that the news of hundreds […]

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Another US sail-by, another China protest

    TWO United States guided-missile destroyers – the USS Spruance and the USS Preble – sailed into the South China Sea last Monday, close to the Spratly island group near Palawan. The sail-bys were, as expected, immediately protested by China as a “provocative action.” Earlier, last Jan. 7, another US warship, the USS McCampbell, […]

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Enough bread to satisfy

    JESUS feels so much compassion for the crowd that he cannot simply dismiss them. The disciples know it is impossible for them to feed 4,000 people, and they are preoccupied. Jesus, however, keeps calm and handles the situation with just seven loaves and a few fish. Everyone is satisfied, and the disciples even […]

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Mayors have key role in Bay rehabilitation

    THE Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) called a meeting last Monday of mayors of Metro Manila and other towns and cities in the provinces around Manila Bay as part of the total effort to clean it up after many long years of inaction that led to its present state of degradation. […]

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Voters’ discernment

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Voters’ discernment

    THE election campaign is now on. Expectedly, candidates will again un­leash what they have in their arsenals to win votes – including CASH, political gimmickry, and pompous promises. Hopefully, Filipino voters will be more discerning this time and go beyond mere name recall, popularity and/or notoriety, overly ambitious but short-sight­ed agenda promises and […]

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Fascinating Japan’s ninja

    WE think of ninjas as black-clad assassins skilled in martial arts and weaponry who could climb up walls and roofs with the utmost ease and con­veniently vanish behind a puff of smoke. A “Ninja” or “Shinobi” was a covert agent or mercenary in feudal Japan. They practiced espionage to gather intelligence from the […]

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