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Something seems quite awry in the Social Security System Board awarding itself a bonus of P1 million. It is also outrageous that for every board meeting, they give themselves a per diem of P40,000. The President of the Social Security System has said something about being rewarded for a job…

Ricardo Saludo

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Illness in the past few weeks finally caught up with this writer last Thursday, and he regretfully advised that he could not submit a column for last Friday’s edition. That was the text to editor-publisher Rene Bas, a friend of nearly three decades since my days as an editor and…

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I see that during my “forced leave” due to illness, not only Frank Chavez, but also Tata Sensing, is gone. Tata Sensing (Jose E. Suarez) may be the only one to have voted NO to the 1973 and 1986 Constitutions. Such a courageous independent thinker who did us proud by…

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Retired Sen. Joker Arroyo recently lashed out at the PNoy administration saying, “Look at yourselves at the mirror first before criticzing others.” Arroyo was referring to the witch hunting activity of the current administration in going after members of the former administration suspected of being involved in graft and corruption.…

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By her own admission, Megan Young is scared of heights. “I am just afraid of getting up there, but I am willing to take the challenge and face my fears,” the new Miss World said in an interview in London just days after she was crowned at the pageant’s glittering…

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Kim Gargar, a PhD student of Chronobiology from the University of Groningen, was illegally arrested last October 2 by elements of the 67th Infantry Battalion while doing fieldwork for a project in Typhoon Pablo devastated areas. He was caught in a crossfire between government soldiers and the New People’s Army…

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While the Legislature has surrendered to the President its power of the purse and the power to check the abuses of the Executive, and the Supreme Court is trying to sort out the mess brought about by the apparent failure of the Constitution and failure of governance, the Philippines today…

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I helped out with the August 26 Million People March, with the September 11 EDSA TAYO, with Pork Day the 13th and Rock and Rage Against Pork on September 13. It was all a matter of knowing that extra hands would be useful, and while for the August 26 MPM…