Playing with Fire

Forward, Ph, Dagupan! By Gonzalo Duque   AT the rate we are going—Martial Law in Mindanao and might extend throughout the nation, drug war, policemen in cahoots with criminals, corrupt politics, et at—chances are there’s no way out for our country to go but down and out. Include the earthquake last Thursday. Many more horrific […]

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Playing with Fire

Of vice and clowns By Gonzalo Duque     FIRST, the country. It’s very obvious that in its transition, the Philippines under our new fighting president Digong Duterte is going through a political brawl sort of. The Mindanao violence as horrifically evidenced by Marawi City should be the last straw. No less than the President […]

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Playing with Fire

President Digong, visionary By Gonzalo Duque   OUR tough-talking President, in case you couldn’t catch up with his unusual, revolutionary governance, is not all fight and “mura.” He is a great revolutionary and a visionary, too. A friend, brilliant Muslim leader we talked to recently has the goods on Digong. “Sir, Gonz, Digong will be […]

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Playing with Fire

A date with history By Gonzalo Duque   WE had already touched down at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport on Wednesday, but our short stay in Russia – yes, we were in the President’s official talk with his Russian counterpart President Vladimir Putin. Our wild expectation to loiter and savor things Russian and hobnob with […]

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Playing with Fire

Journalist’s role By Gonzalo Duque   OUR attention was called by a balikbayan concerning our column subject last week and also partly the other week, on our oft-repeated appeal to Dagupan City officials — the SP members, particularly — to already come up with an ordinance on sewerage management for our city. It seems our […]

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Playing with Fire

After kalutan’s success, what? By Gonzalo Duque   THE post Bangus fest in Dagupan was a whopping success, and we know who should get the credit. Congratulations to all who did it. Now, it’s time to go down to brass tacks. Please don’t take lightly our reminder to the Sanggunian regarding too-lately needed enactment of […]

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