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Pogi sets tone for Christmas gaiety By Gonzalo Duque   THE Christmas spirit is slowly coming to town. It’s a welcome respite from the killjoy floods that almost spoiled our days. Aha, no. 1 beneficiary ng Christmas ay si Mayora Belen Fernandez. Why? Her name bespeaks it all! Belen kwanyo pa? *          *          *          * […]

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Playing with Fire By Gonzalo Duque   OUR friend Senatorial bet Bong Go has just broken the survey charts by bolting into the Top 8 slots! We were earlier criticized for saying Bong will be a senator. Now, we predict he will be among the top 3 at the end game. Any taker? *                *                […]

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A world talent in Pangasinan By Gonzalo Duque   PINOYS all over the world can’t help being proud of President Digong. Probably it’s only now that a Philippine President is getting world publicity as frequently as he.      Pati pagtulog niya, pang headline! *                *                *                * In Pangasinan, in Mangaldan particularly, a 23–year old […]

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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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