Playing with Fire

President’s approval shoots up to 75% By Gonzalo Duque   IT’S becoming a non news anymore; President Digong’s high approval rating, recently hitting 75%. How, what’s his secret?  You ask. Ho-hum!”  We’ve told you before, and we tell you again! Totoong tao siya! Unlike most of his predecessors. Kung totoong tao bakit siya nagpulitika na […]

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Toff, Alvin debate proposed By Gonzalo Duque   NOT very many were surprised. We are referring to the “4-way test” among the candidates for congressman in the 4th District currently ruled by Cong. Toff de Venecia. If you know the character of our political practices, you should take the report that re-electionist Toff has four […]

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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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‘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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Politics as “antalosable” art By Gonzalo Duque   AS of this writing, the `gubernational equation in Pangasinan has gravitated to a confrontation between re-electionist Pogi Espino and graduating Mayor and former Congressman Art Celeste. Wala pa raw final sa vice governor. A simple view of the set-up shows the impermanence of political alliances. In politics, […]

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Propitious times By Gonzalo Duque   THE sky was dark and cloudy, threatening lives, because this storm “Ompong” is, weather forecasters say, would be stronger and deadlier than Yolanda. We are heartened by everyone’s preparedness though. Thanks to our responsive government and the Filipino’s heroic side. In spite of what some people say to downgrade […]

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Bong Go overexposed too early? Nope! By Gonzalo Duque   AS the election fever gets hotter, many of our friends, co-workers and countrymen are attracted to the President’s trusted man, Special Assistant Christopher “Bong” Go. Bong, a non politician, is being pushed to the front as a would-be senator because by and large, those who […]

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