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The official candidates for Prez in 2010 were Benigno Aquino III, Manuel Villar, Gilbert Teodoro, Joseph Estrada, JC delos Reyes, Richard Gordon, Jamby Madrigal and Eddie Villanueva. You may not like the last three years in office of PNoy, and you may not like the next thousand days either. You…

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For the first time ever, Fil-Am San Fran Giants pitcher Tim Lincecom threw a no-hitter over the weekend, reported in this paper (only?). For the first time also, I was in Solaire last Saturday night to dancexercise. I met Noli de Castro. I finally got to thank him for gracing…

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Trying to get SALNs is like humila ng bayawak sa lungga, as narrated by my studes. I have simplified my assignment, seeing the many bills being filed by lawmakers. Whatever for, indeed, in this scofflaw society? My simplified assignment: out of the millions in the civil service today, and in…

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Last June 7, I wrote in this column: “The other morning, I fell off my chair when I read Business Insight saying that Joker and I worked with Peping Cojuangco to set term limits. Not true.” Well, one has the right NOT to speak. But, what about Joker’s letter to…

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Jason Day was No. 2 in the U.S. Open last weekend. His mother hailed from Samar. With his latest prize (nearly $700K), his Ma can no longer claim he cannot afford coming home. He should reconnect. That is, if Madonna & Son are interested. We should not have to…

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Last Monday I went to the wake of Dante H. Cortez, my pre-law classmate and fellow worker in Dean Feliciano Jover Ledesma’s bufete. Promdi me thought he was the best in English among the Bedans I met and befriended in Mendiola, in his Law Class’61; his classmate Aveling Cruz (my…

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No Christmas bonus when Uncle Jovy Salonga was Senate Prez. For our hard­working rank-and-file, something modest, and, as Ethics panel chief, I had to ask the foolish question of the day: what legal basis? My own staff was deluged with calls telling me where to go—the gates of hell—till my…

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Dan Brown, the celebrated author of the Da Vinci Code, has just published Inferno, where Dr. Sienna Brooks characterizes Manila as “the gates of hell.” Those of us who fought to help restore free expression as a basic human right are for more speech, not less. So, forget any lawsuit.…

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I see ads about awards one applies for. I applied to be one of the Ten Outstanding Students of 1963. Without taking away anything from the hosts, to whom I am grateful, I have lived to regret it and have not sought to be honored again thusly. I prefer the…

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