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Our endless romance with rice By Al S. Mendoza   RICE is now the hottest barbershop talk.  Again. It happens all the time. Each time there’s scarcity of rice, chaos erupts—almost. Sen. Cynthia Villar, the Senate’s chair of the agriculture committee, called it as mere “tsismis” (gossip). Agriculture secretary Manny Pinol called it “fake news.” If […]

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‘Ang Larawan’ a Filipino masterpiece By Al S. Mendoza    I am overjoyed by the critical success of “Ang Larawan.” Starting slow, it rebounded big—its mighty comeback almost unprecedented in the local movie world. If it were a basketball championship, “Ang Larawan” scored a smashing victory, unleashing its deadliest finishing kick in the so-called last […]

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