Punchline

The tragedy is about us By Ermin Garcia Jr.   HOW most reacted to the Christine Dacera “rape-slay” case is certainly a case for behavioral science study. I say this because within minutes of the news in media, netizens (and, yes, the police) branded her death as a sordid case of rape-slay all because of […]

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General Admission

The seeming unending saga of Trump By Al S. Mendoza   THE Trump truck of tricks keeps on rolling.  It’s getting even worse. Only last Wednesday, January 6, Trump’s trumpeters stormed the Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., America’s capital. You know what Capitol Hill represents? It houses both America’s Senate and House of Representatives. It is […]

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G Spot

The thing called happiness By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   IN 1972, the 4th King of Bhutan, King Jigme Singye Wangchuck declared, “Gross National Happiness is more important than Gross Domestic Product.” It is the very first time that the concept was articulated, changing the perspectives and measurements of Bhutan’s overall development. As an alternative indicator for Gross Domestic Product […]

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Sports Eye

Pangasinan tops PH cycling By Jesus A. Garcia, Jr   SOME friends of mine, young cycling fans, including bashers, too, mostly outside the province keep asking  me to name all the Pangasinan professional cyclists who won national multi-stage cycling since the birth of Philippine cycling races, like the fabled Tour of Luzon, Marlboro Tour, Tour […]

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Feelings

Her place! By Jing Villamil   IF you studied, post-studied, lived thereabout, visited or were here confined – you would know . . . This place, her place. Which she has in common with her grandfather, a few aunts, a fewer cousins. If I happened to spend regular motherly days with her, so rare (as […]

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Punchline

DCWD-Pamana JVA, a case for FOI By Ermin Garcia Jr.   IN the eyes of the Government-Owned and Controlled Corporations (GOCC), the joint venture agreement (JVA) between the Dagupan City Water District (DCWD) and Pamana Water is valid and legal, but it still doesn’t remove the fact that the DCWD board of directors remains accountable […]

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