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I WAS at the Bureau of Immigration last Monday. I was to assist a client who had gone there, twice, to get permission to travel, to no avail. He is a seaman accused in a support case, allowed by the court to travel, on our motion to lift the hold-departure…

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WHEN the enemy was PinoyAko Blog, or Silent No More, or Madam Claudia, or even Maria Ressa and her Rappler gang, the disunity among pro-Duterte bloggers was portrayed as clear evidence that there is diversity, and hence an indication of being independent from and un-financed by Malacañang. But the moment…

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IT seems like an eternity of bad deals and mediocre service, but what’s a guy to do? There are only two telephone companies in the country; one possible solution (if your budget permits) is to subscribe to both. That way, you have a backup when the other one becomes crappy.…

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IN reply to my congratulatory note to the World Pool-Billiard Association (WPA) for a thrilling and superlative world championship in Doha, Qatar (December 9-15), WPA president Ian Anderson sent me a gracious reply. He understood my elation that two Filipino players wound up…

ATTY. DODO DULAY

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IF I were Olivier Brandicourt, the chief executive officer of Sanofi—the French pharmaceutical giant operating out of Lyon, France—I would be hiring the best lawyers in town, and soon. That’s because with the public pronouncements of current and former Department of Health (DoH) officials during last Monday’s joint hearing of…

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ABOUT 20 appointments in four days in Brussels was way beyond my normal load of activity, especially taking into consideration that these were meetings with European Union officials and Brussels-based researchers and journalists, tackling subjects as diverse as trade, competition, human rights, development, and environment. The one subject that rather…

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