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APEC should have united P-noy and Xi By Jun Velasco “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the  kingdom of heaven,”—Matthew 5:10 WHY are the political toughies afraid of Grace Poe? If you ask us, the “fear” of Poe is eloquent manifestation of her winning streak! We have our laws, yes, […]

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Political environment can’t be ignored By Jun Velasco IT’S tempting to write about politics when you are a roving journalist; it would be a disgrace to ignore the environment. What are those tarpaulins, TV and radio blurbs for but to mesmerize the people’s consciousness! On Wednesday, three top politicians were in town – Grace Poe […]

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Chinese encounters here and overseas By Jun Velasco   “Give man a fish and he will eat for a day; teach him how to fish and he will eat for a lifetime” — Confucius “THEY are muddling the issue.” That’s the usual plaint of politicians who find themselves on the defensive. Such is common during […]

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Is Dagupan’s prime wealth, our rivers, vanishing? By Jun Velasco  A FLASH report from Bayambang says Guv’nor Spines’ esteemed high school classmate, mayoral candidate Cesar T. Quiambao, is receiving many visitors daily. Instead of the candidate reaching out to them, it’s the other way around, we’re told. Quiambao is the former Metro Manila-based executive who […]

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Jovy Bengzon on Daang Matuwid By Jun Velasco   THIS phenomena, this kaleidoscope of characters – the wrinkled, the sun-beaten, the wretched, labandera, etcetera, 50 of them (sana 35!) – unabashedly explaining their “wisdom” or reason or reasons for running for president which is allowed by the constitution under our “demon-cratic” government, takes the cake. […]

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Tripartite approach vs crime needed By Jun Velasco “The thief’s  purpose is to steal and kill and destory. My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.” -John 10:10   THOSE who are criticizing Governor Amado Espino Jr., and his son Board Member Pogi’s entry to the Liberal Party are tripping all over the […]

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PH a mecca of sports? By Jun Velasco “I may disagree with what you say, but I will defend to death your right to say it,” Voltaire. SPORTS-minded Ph. That should be our country’s tag with Gilas Pilipinas’ stellar performance at the FIBA Championship in Changsia, China. Our forecast is, in the grand finals, it […]

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A Martial Law interview By Jun Velasco “I can’t be imprisoned by these walls. My thoughts are wings,” Entrances   WE thank ABS-CBN for regularly getting our report about our Martial Law experience. Every Sept. 21, and sometimes, on February 25, Edsa Anniversary, we are asked to share our experience and what we thought about […]

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