ROLLY G. REYES

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ROLLY G. REYES My favorite Beatles album is “Rubber Soul.” I did some research to collate some bits on how this gorgeous album was made and released. I found out that to make the story short is to make the story long. It was done in a rush. Recording for…

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ROLLY G. REYES NEWS: Alvarez and 7 lawmakers confirmed as colonels of military reserve force. I am reminded of Reader’s Digest’s “Humor in Uniform.” It contained more than 500 amusing stories, covering topics from “Basic Training” to “Military Wisdom,” showing the lighter side of life in the military. Gathered from…

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ROLLY G. REYES Juan Dela Cruz will never read a thick primer on federalism. Nor will he pay attention to three-hour long discourses on its merits. The only question the proponents need to answer is: “Will it fill up my tummy?” * * * While Hollywood is being rocked with…

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ROLLY G. REYES BEAR with me. I would like to share my experience using my two-year- old camera. This is my treasured Leica Q. I am not an endorser but an amateur trigger-happy shooter. For me, photography is not about device features, or even technique, but a relationship. It is…

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ROLLY G. REYES United States Ambassador to the Philippines Sung Kim was summoned to Malacañang recently to explain a “US Intelligence Community” report that cited President Duterte in a portion that discussed “threats” to Southeast Asian democracy. Denials forthcoming but not apologies of course. * * * The principal suspect…

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ROLLY G. REYES ACCORDING to Bong Go, the special assistant to the president, his name was being dragged into the controversy due to “malicious” news reports published by two news outlets, Rappler and the Inquirer, in early January. The reports alleged that Go meddled in the P15.7billion ($310 million) frigate…

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ROLLY G. REYES A good one: Pete, 9: Is it true? Dad, I heard that in China, a man doesn’t know his wife until he marries her. Roger, his father: That happens everywhere, son, everywhere. * * * The Court of Appeals (CA) has issued a temporary restraining order (TRO)…

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ROLLY G. REYES HOMICIDE raps slapped on BSAIII. It is hard to defend it as an honest mistake or an action done in good faith. The Court of Appeals has issued a temporary restraining order against the Ombudsman’s suspension of four Energy Regulatory Commission commissioners. I hope the Ombudsman will…

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ROLLY G. REYES TRILLANES wants Senate probe. Live TV coverage is irresistible. True to form, he wants for himself an investigation in aid of grandstanding. While there is an electoral protest going on, we did not know that Comelec purchased 97,000 Smartmatic PCOS machine as approved by the Comelec en…

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ROLLY G. REYES Why are so many of us—and not just in the West, but out here in Asia as well—are having so much trouble coming to terms with the idea of a strong China? Let me enumerate some myths and facts about China. Has China ever invaded another country?…

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