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All that PNP top gun Bato de la Rosa and company had to do was use the Internet to find out the drug situation in Colombia. No need to junket to verify whether the hardline bloody policy has failed there (and indeed, all over, such as in Thailand). He would…

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It is plain wrong to mark September 21, 1972 as the notorious Day of Infamy. For me it was just another day in the office. As head of the San Beda Free Legal Aid Clinic, I monitored from my Mendiola office a rally in Plaza Miranda, that Thursday, just in…

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Last January 15, I wrote here: “In 1941, we were one huge US military base but America was Pearl Harbored into submission and mighty Uncle Sam could not defend us. Japan is now our ally against China, our World War 2 ally, which saved Col. Doolittle’s remnants after that daring…

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Prez Rody “Digong” Duterte replied to a question from Reuters on salvaging: “You must be respectful. Do not just throw questions and statements. Putang Ina, mumurahin kita [who else?] diyan sa forum na ‘yan. Huwag mo akong ganunin. Tell that to everybody. Itong mga kolumnista [I am one], para ba…

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Prez Digong may be finding out that things are not as bad as his group was saying during the campaign; they are worse, such as in peace and order Jailbreak in Lanao. Killings that probably cannot be solved. Lack of money. Hidden pork (pork not toxic per se, in my…

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Mike Varela, my Bedan campus contemporary and friend, is gone, at 76. Prayers, please, for one who got along well with everybody. Tactful DFA Secretary Jun Yasay does his darndest best to protect tactless Prez Digong from himself. Sabah/Malaysia and Scarborough/China are tough issues, let alone our relations with other…

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Last Saturday, I opened the NCAA chess tourney in JRU, which proved later not only to be still in the league, in senior caging; it even beat the fancied San Beda (where I was chess champ in 1963) last Tuesday. I had thought it was out of the league in…

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Repeating the same mistake again and again, expecting different results, is said to be on this side of insanity. In boycotting Macoy’s sham electoral exercises, we’d say “Fool me once, shame on you! Fool me twice, shame on me!” Of course in the 1985-86 snap polls, we boycotters joined the…

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IS our State of the Nation Address a social vice that has become incurable? State-of-the-Union Addresses in the US are, as often delivered in person in the US Congress, as in mere long-distance messages in writing (for more than a century). Anyway, we had ours last Monday. My comments below…

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