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Because of the many big events that have held our attention these last few days, we have hardly noticed the changes that are beginning to take place in the streets and plazas of our towns and cities. The bright lights have been turned on in Makati’s business district as well as on Quezon City’s traditional giant Christmas tree in Cubao. The annual animated display opened this weekend at Greenhills, San Juan. More modest Christmas lanterns now light Manila’s streets. Way down in Cebu City, a Christmas tree now towers above a carousel.

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The signs of the end

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While some people were speaking about how the temple was adorned with costly stones and votive offerings, Jesus said, “All that you see here – the days will come when there will not be left a stone upon another stone that will not be thrown down.” Then they asked him, “Teacher, when will this happen? And what sign will there be when all these things are about to happen?”

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I have information about a fraud that he pulled off, when we were still together. Do I tell the authorities about it and watch him lose his job and possibly face a criminal charge? He would not know it was I who informed the authorities, because he thought he hid the fraud from me, too.

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Peace red flags

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PEACE must be gained with four hands shaking. It is counsel from the vista strewn over several decades of “sincere talks” by too many Administrations over unending carnage of soldiers, policemen, and civilians, negotiating with sclerotic ideologues who define freedom by polemical intolerance and totalitarian regimes. There are exceptions, a Ramon Magsaysay Sr., Ferdinand Marcos, an Erap Estrada, and the outstretched and bold pursuit of peace under the Duterte Administration.

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THE Supreme Court ruled on the legal issue on the burial of the remains of former President Ferdinand Marcos last Tuesday at the Libingan ng mga Bayani at Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City.

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Party time

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The nearest that I could understand of the race was that it was a duel between Democrats and Republicans, and how the red (Republican) states flooded the blue ones across the map of the USA. Which then brought to mind how our own elections last May featured a madcap of multiple parties plus a party-list system to boot.

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