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The elevation of Bishop Orlando Quevedo on reminds me of the murder of Fr. Fausto Tentorio, which reminds me of the murder of Fr. Tulio Favali, brutally “salvaged,” on April 11, 1985. DOJ Prosecutor Tirso Velasco and human rights lawyers, Greg Andolana, Sol Jubillan, Merlin Bello, Orlando Dano and I,…

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Morir antes de dimitir is Spanish for people who cling to their posts and would die first before resigning. A resignation is the formal act of giving up or quitting one’s office or position. A resignation can occur when one elected or appointed steps down. When an employee chooses to…

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In this week’s Int’l New York Times, I read about 1) Al-Qaeda’s continuing mischief; 2) the troubles in Afghanistan, Syria, Ukraine, South Sudan, Cambodia (huge antigovernment rally—tens of thousands, like our 70-80T Million March), Benghazi, South Sudan and Mexico (so near the US, so far from God); 3) a suicide…

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To arrest is to take someone in custody or not allow him to move on his own. By action or words, the arrester restrains the arrestee from moving anywhere beyond the former’s control. It may not be done without a warrant, as a rule. Our resourceful law enforcers came up…

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On the tax exemption proposed for Manny Pacquiao (and other winning athletes), had he been a model citizen, the exemption bill might have had an underdog’s chance. But, the Congressman is competing as top House absentee and has started his own dynasty in Mindanao (elected wife and losing brother[?] in…

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The La Salle-San Beda game last Saturday ended in a tie, 74-all, which was not broken as it was an exhibition game that raised P1.8 million for the Yolanda victims. Way to go. On Yolanda, Tacloban Mayor Alfredo Romualdez should have been asked by the House Oversight Committee where the…

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From Jude Roque: “Fellow Bedans, tickets for Champions for a Cause benefit game between San Beda and La Salle on Saturday [tomorrow] are now available at the SBC athletic office and ticketnet. Please support our team and at the same time help Yolanda victims. Also for bragging rights vs. La…

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I am not unhappy that the Supreme Court did not include in its unanimous ruling last week the 1987-1992 Salonga-Gonzalez Senate, my Senate, in its reported directive to probe pork barrel use or abuse. This stance is not at variance or war with my theory that pork is not toxic…

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How much better it would have been if Manny Pacman had promised to donate a percentage of his guaranteed income this weekend, not only his fight. Dedicating his fight to the Yolanda victims was nice but a solid credible promise to donate a certain percentage would have sounded better, given…

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No leader of 100M can do it by himself. He needs help. PNoy needs Congresswoman Imelda in Tacloban. Where is she cum her billions? She should be seen in Tacloban with Sen. Bongbong and Guv Imee. Not enough for BB to waive his pork. We need good leaders. We also…

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