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Local campaign issues in 2022

By | Punchline

By Ermin Garcia Jr.   SINCE most mayors and barangay kapitan cannot help but think about their political life’s future (night and day) amid the pandemic, let’s talk politics and their fate with the pandemic in the equation. Let’s start with campaign issues in 2022. Incumbent mayors whose towns and…

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Pacquiao’s toughest 2 gambles up

By | General Admission

By Al S. Mendoza    MANNY Pacquiao has two gambles coming up. Are they both winnable? Tough question. The first gamble puts Pacquiao on the defensive. Why? He’ll be fighting someone too hungry for a win he’d do anything to succeed, including probably selling his soul to the devil in…

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My first dose of Sinovac

By | Random Thoughts

By Leonardo Micua   I FINALLY got my first dose of the Sinovac vaccine last week and I tell you, I felt no adverse reaction after the procedure, hours after and the days following. Because I came to the vaccination site early, I was the eighth person vaccinated that day. But…

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The transitory permanence of things

By | G Spot

By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   WE are bound to meet for a short period of time, before we move on, to places we have never been, or to places we have been before. The experiences are unique, appearing to have come from the same source, but may be coming from…

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The impossible WPS debate

By | Andromeda's Vortex

By Atty. Farah G. Decano   FORMER Supreme Court Justice Antonio Carpio recently accepted President Rodrigo Duterte’s challenge to debate on the West Philippine Sea (WPS) issue. I was wondering if the former really wanted to be tortured by possible fallacious arguments including ad hominem hurled at him. *          *         …

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Damage souls still have worth

By | Learnings in Life

Unknown Author Contributed by Ashok Vasandani   Here’s a story I read in www.thoughtcatalog.com that I’d like to share, something that we can all learn from. “A shop owner placed a sign above his door that said: ‘Puppies For Sale.’ Signs like this always have a way of attracting young…

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Mockery with Bulacan Bangus Festival

By | Punchline

By Ermin Garcia Jr.   THE Brian Lim administration made a mockery of the Dagupan bangus industry and the Bangus Festival with show of dispersal of bangus fingerlings at the Dawel River. It was obvious that he and his barkada didn’t really care if Dagupeños joined them to celebrate the…

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PRRD to charge mayors, kapitans

By | Random Thoughts

By Leonardo Micua   A day or two before Dagupan was to hold its Bangus Festival on April 30, mayors or barangay officials were warned by President Duterte that they are liable and will be charged with dereliction of duty if they fail to enforce quarantine protocols and prevent the surge in COVID-19 cases in their respective…

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