• First 100 days: Fast and furious

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    ROLLY G. REYES

    ROLLY G. REYES

    To criticize is being biased, to praise is being fair and to say nothing is to approve or tolerate. Tough choices to make in today’s free society.

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    FVR’s assessment of PRRD’s first 100 days can be best described in James Hilton’s 1933 novel “Lost Horizon.” It looks like smoke is coming out of his unlit cigar.

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    Our heroes fought for our independence and self-determination against conquerors and gave their lives early enough not to see the fruition of their noble deeds. Their courageous acts allowed all of us present day bashers to have the open space to breathe and motivate our fingertips to type strong words to vent our “scholarly” and “righteous” lines. Now please tell me that to aspire and continue to fight for the same reason is wrong as to be labeled as being “crazy.” Truly, too much burgers and fries under our skin can have toxic effects that can cause funny looking boils and blemishes.

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    One threat of President Digong that I am looking forward to is the dismantling of telecom’s duopoly. The entrance of Telstra, China Mobile, Vodafone, Telekom Indonesia, SK Telecom may end the sufferings we subscribers have endured for decades.

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    A more creative independent foreign policy is adding new friends but not discarding old ones.

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    House panel orders arrest of Ronnie Dayan. I hope it is not about an expired driver’s license.

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    Memories: Gerry and the Pacemakers were an English beat group prominent during the 1960s. In common with the Beatles, they came from Liverpool, were managed by Brian Epstein, and were recorded by George Martin. They are most remembered for being the first act to reach number one in the UK Singles Chart with their first three single releases. This record was unequalled for 20 years, until the mid-1980s success of fellow Liverpool band Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Consequently, they stand as the second most successful pop group originating in Liverpool.

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    Sunday Top Hits:
    The Police to police: “Every Breath You Take”
    De Lima to Jaybee: “Jailhouse Rock”
    Gen. Bato to drug lords: I Got You Babe”
    DU30 to US: “Ain’t No Mountain High”
    China to DU30: “You’ve Got A Friend”
    Donald Trump: “I, Me, Mine”
    Mark Anthony Fernandez: “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes”
    De Lima to Dayan: “Drive My Car”
    DU30 to Putin: “Back to the USSR”

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    A defiant apology is never an apology. Most especially when the excuses or alibis are longer than the intended purpose of regret.

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    Don’t be misled by headlines. Read the full story. Headlines are made to catch attention for one purpose or another. Intended for the lazy ones who usually make a judgment without reading further.

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    The biggest ally of Hillary Clinton is Donald Trump. Every time he opens his mouth, Hillary’s image gets better.

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    It is not true that Republicans are deserting Trump. It’s Trump deserting the party every time he speaks.

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    Donald Trump demonstrated in the last presidential debate his preference for modern technological warfare. He hovered like a drone around Hillary while making those animated facial smirks of disapproval. Animal lovers loved him though for those hound dog sniffs.

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    They say that Senator De Lima is getting a dose of her own medicine. The bigger question is the identity of the pharmacist who gave the prescription before.

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    A dentist-friend of mine laments that less attention is being given by the government and the public on dental health care. Huge fundings are thrown to RH law while citizens pour more money for skin care and other cosmetic enhancements. Oral hygiene is not always a priority compared to regular trips to beauty parlors and spas. Ironic that we spend more on braces and dentures than educate ourselves on prevention. It seems he said, that the tooth fairy has become just that – a folklore.

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    Apologies offered project honesty and statesmanship. Frequent apologies project lessons not learned.

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    De Lima: Sue me before Ombudsman, not DoJ. Her reason is obvious. Let us all hum the song “You’ve Got A Friend.”

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    Today In History: October 13, 1943: During World War II, Italy signed an armistice with the Allies and declared war on Germany.

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    Good news:
    House bill expands list of those exempted from revealing sources.

    The House Committee on Public Information passed yesterday a bill seeking to amend the “Sotto Law” to INCLUDE journalists from broadcast, news agencies and Internet publications in the list of those exempted from revealing the source of published news or information obtained in confidence. (except when the court or Committee of Congress finds that the revelation is demanded by the security of the State.)

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    Good work, good deeds and good faith to all.

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