Random Thoughts

Political tricks and issues By Leonardo Micua   EVEN before the City Elections Office could sort out things and the names of candidates, Socorro Barrozo Aquino, the woman who filed her certificate of candidacy for mayor as an independent candidate at about 2:00 p.m. on October 17, withdrew from the race at 9:20 a.m. the next […]

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Punchline

Political families vs. Political dynasties By Ermin Garcia Jr.   THERE is much ado about political dynasties, noting the many members of same families filing their respective certificates of candidacy, either succeeding a member or seeking a new position. But do we really understand why we are standing up to so-called political dynasties? We’ve started […]

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Playing with Fire

Polls are a money splendored thing’ By Gonzalo Duque   WE congratulate Region 1 Medical Center, specially its head, Chief of Staff Dr. Roland Mejia on the inauguration of its new sparklingly beautiful building last Friday. We missed the event as we were at Novotel in Manila attending an event for corporate directors. Brod Health Sec. Pincoy, as main guest […]

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G Spot

Project Puraw (White) By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   FOR some countries, the painting of houses in depressed neighborhoods aimed to reduce violence among young people. This was how Mexico envisioned it. This was also how it was conceived by others in Brazil, Rio de Janeiro and Philadelphia. With this objective in mind, Mexican authorities invited […]

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Sports Eye

Crawford vs. Benavidez By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   I make it a point not to miss a world boxing title even on television so I don’t hesitate to cancel my appointments on appointed time.  Boxing is my second much loved sport after cycling. Boxing runs in my veins maybe and perhaps because of my […]

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Random Thoughts

Another dirty trick? By Leonardo Micua   WHILE most of the newsmen were covering the last day of filing and excitedly awaiting former Congressman Mark Cojuangco to file his certificate of candidacy for governor (or for vice governor?) at the Provincial Elections Office at the Dagupan People’s Astrodome, a woman walked in at the City […]

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Punchline

LP-COMELEC-Smartmatic conspiracy By Ermin Garcia Jr.   IT is worrisome that the Duterte administration is ominously quiet about the expose of former Cong. Glenn Chong about the the LP-Comelec-Smartmatic conspiracy that cheated in the 2016 elections to ensure the victory of presidential candidate Mar Roxas, VP Candidate Leni Robredo and selected senatoriables (whom I surmise […]

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Playing with Fire

‘Scourge of the times’ By Gonzalo Duque   THERE they go again! That, in a nutshell, describes the dizzying political scene in our communities these days, with the filing of certificates of candidacy by would-be governors, vice governors, board members, mayors, councilors, and, oh well, would-be losers. Is it “there they go again?” or “happy days are here […]

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