Punchline

Barangay, critical front line in COVD-19 war By Ermin Garcia Jr.   LAST week, we echoed the alarm raised by the provincial government about indications of local/community transmission of COVID-19 in the province. The province was reported for the first time that coronavirus infection was no longer coming from residents or visitors who arrived from […]

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General Admission

‘I’m inutile… and I cannot do anything’ By Al S. Mendoza   FOREIGN policy has always been a tricky, if not bothersome, business for any sitting president of the republic. President Duterte is no exception. At the outset of his administration following his landslide victory in 2016, Mr. Duterte has immediately admitted that foreign affairs […]

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G Spot

Listen By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   THE wind is saying we reap what we sow. But those who did not sow anything equally reap the karma of those who sow.  It is this collective karma that speaks in silence, louder than the words. We feel it closing in, like a noose about to asphyxiate the […]

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Andromeda’s Vortex

The gift of tears By Farah G. Decano   “Nakakaiyak!” This review was posted almost in unison by affected viewers of the latest viral Filipino movie, “Through Night and Day.” Overwhelmed by emotions, they took to various social media platforms to express whatever their tears represent. Watchers with muffled cries were thankful for a beautiful […]

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Sports Eye

Covid-19 spares cyclists? By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.     THE Covid-19 pandemic already killed 670,200 inhabitants of the earth and the Philippines has 1,962 casualties, and ranks 27th among the countries infected by the dreaded disease. As many say, this is predicted to reach a million fatalities until the vaccine is produced. According to […]

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Community transmission more alarming By Ermin Garcia Jr.   THE suspicion that we are beginning to see indications of community transmission of COVID-19 should alarm everyone. It was easier then to foretell who could be the virus transmitter: all persons entering Pangasinan, with travel story to and from Metro Manila, were prime suspects simply because […]

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General Admission

My SONA By Al S. Mendoza   THIS is my own State of Nothing Address (SONA). Ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. What’s for dinner? Let Valentin Dakuykoy, my legman forever, provide the answer. And his answer would be inabraw, dinengdeng and pakbet. What’s going to wash them down? Megan Gana, my work-from-home secretary, would surely […]

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G Spot

The miracle by the window By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   LOVERS all over the world celebrate St. Valentine’s Day on February 14. He is the patron saint of lovers, epileptics, and beekeepers. The Roman Catholic Church continues to recognize St. Valentine as a saint of the church, even when he was removed from the General Roman Calendar in 1969 because of the lack […]

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