Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf just the same?

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Court frees Reds ahead of peace talks. President Digong hopes nobody beats the red light in their journey and just follow existing traffic rules as prescribed by law.

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Eating in a Shabu-Shabu restaurant is not prohibited. “Hot-pot” is not the weed that you see in Amsterdam coffee shops.

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Rio Olympics: Russia told to return 2008 relay gold over doping. Our President is qualified to moonlight as head of the International Olympic Committee. Sans his “vigilant” supporters, of course.

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It is unfair to tag the late Mohammad Ali as a drug addict. His “rope-a-dope” was just a boxing technique.

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VP Robredo’s damaged luggage made it to the top stories of some media giants. Hope this will not start a Senate inquiry called “Leni’s Baggage Investigation.” Rainy days really make you sleepy. Ho-hum…

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The last time I heard, it is illegal for any government officials to get double compensation or some have to divest from their business affiliations to avoid conflict of interests. Are lawyer-senators or justices allowed to continue running their own law offices? But how come we allow a senator of the Republic to earn hundreds of millions while in office? Or allow them to make movies and continue noontime TV shows? Yes, everybody looks for “delicadeza” but where is ours when we continue electing these people?

The name-and-shame campaign will not work if the names have no shame at all.

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The list of politicians is getting longer. It reminds me of the English fairy tale “Jack and The Beanstalk.” The danger is that the climb route goes straight to heaven.

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Speedy processing of government transactions is a very laudable move of this government. This will benefit not only the public but the business sector as well. It will definitely delete the impression of dealing with the agencies as “The Longest Day.”

Did you know?

A short glimpse on the official seal of the University of the Philippines – the bald eagle in the official seal holds a shield that carries a lamp, a cogwheel, a volcano and a tree (sometimes rendered erroneously as a star and the planet Saturn). These symbols represent science and medicine, engineering and agriculture, respectively. Even today, the University takes pride in these three areas of knowledge as these degree programs in UP are acknowledged as centers of excellence in the Philippines by the Commission on Higher Education. A myth persists that the bird in the seal is, in fact, a parrot, as stated in some freshmen orientation materials. The University’s varsity team was also once called the PARROTS, adding to the confusion about the species of the bird in question. An explanation for the use of the eagle in the seal is that it was derived from the coat of arms of the City of Manila and the great seal of the United States of America.

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It was under President Diosdado P. Macapagal’s administration that Dewey Boulevard was renamed Roxas Boulevard to honor the fifth President of the Republic, Manuel Roxas. One is not surprised when another Roxas moved to revert Diosdado Macapagal International Airport to Clark International Airport. One ugly way of returning the favor.

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One good thing going for President Digong is that he knows how to apologize whenever necessary. Reminds me of someone who never said sorry but instead has an index finger ready to point at anybody.

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Senator Leila De Lima expressed her desire for the President to monitor the scheduled Senate investigation of the rash of killings happening all over the country. How I wish she had monitored the rampant expansion of drugs networks for six years when she was still justice secretary. One for Bilibid or Not.

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No worries, I haven’t heard yet of any minors arrested for curfew loitering around during the wee hours playing Pokemon Go. I cannot say the same for the police who plays “Gumon sa Droga Go” 24/7.

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EDSA traffic and telcos must be reading the same street sign “Go Slow.” Although the latter is more keen on “Loading Only”.

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I still wish that the Marines or Scout Rangers be deployed in EDSA to apprehend erring drivers both private and public.

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“A Muslim fanatic and a Christian fanatic, a Jewish fanatic, a secular fanatic, an atheist fanatic, a communist fanatic – all of them are the same. The thinking that, ‘If you don’t think like me, that if you are not with me, then you are against me; this is something to condemn.”
– Marjane Satrapi

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Good work. Good deeds. Good faith to all.

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