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Taking an escalator in going up or down a floor seems too ordinary that a lot of people seem unbothered if they are using it properly.

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Unenforceable?

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Not in so many words, MMDA chief Tim Orbos appealed for the cooperation of drivers, passengers, and pedestrians who go through the daily grind on EDSA and other big roads that are no longer big enough – MRT-LRT, Pasig ferry, Uber and carpooling schemes notwithstanding. Even as the human and car populations grow, the truth is that compliance with the code of the road, i.e., good manners, has not kept pace.

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SENATE Minority Leader Ralph Recto has called for itemization of billions of pesos in lump-sum appropriations in the proposed National Budget for 2017. Itemization, he said, will avert the underspending that held back the operations of government in the last year of the previous Aquino administration.

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COMMEMORATIVE events, like the one organized on the occasion of the third year of typhoon Yolanda’s devastation, are intended to allow us to look back and remember what are the important things in life.

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THE world saw a different face of Donald Trump when he spoke on TV about Hillary Clinton calling him to concede his victory in the United States presidential election. Gone was the angry, bombastic candidate Trump who had been free with his epithets like “Crooked Hillary.” Instead he appeared thoughtful, sympathetic, quiet.

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While people were listening to Jesus speak, he proceeded to tell a parable because he was near Jerusalem and they thought that the Kingdom of God would appear there immediately. So he said, “A nobleman went off to a distant country to obtain the kingship for himself and then to return. He called ten of his servants and gave them ten gold coins and told them, ‘Engage in trade with these until I return.’

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