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The impossible WPS debate

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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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Running the country like an LGU

By | Andromeda's Vortex

Atty. Farah G. Decano   PRESIDENT Duterte runs the country like a local government. By winning a plurality of the votes in 2016, he must have easily concluded that his voters wanted him to govern the Philippines that way. Or perhaps, he has been so entrenched in this LGU style…

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Humanap Ka Ng Panget

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By Atty. Farah G. Decano   “KUNG gusto mong lumigaya ang iyong buhay Humanap ka ng pangit at ibigin mong tunay” I can’t believe that it was thirty long years ago when this song first dominated the airwaves. It seems as if this was just recently popularized. It has become…

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“Akubid”

By | Andromeda's Vortex, Opinion

By Atty. Farah G. Decano     WITH the recent news that one out of three Covid survivors eventually suffer from mental issues, “akubid,” I predict, will soon be part of Pangasinan’s rich vocabulary to refer to someone who is psychologically unstable.  Remember the word, “atipus?”  Atipus refers to someone…

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Mad about lugaw

By | Andromeda's Vortex, Opinion

By Atty. Farah G. Decano “PINULITIKANG lugaw” The Filipinos have just been served “pinulitikang lugaw” this Holy Week.   It started with a barangay official who denied passage to a food courier by vehemently claiming that the “lugaw,” he was about to deliver, was not considered essential. The actual apprehension of…

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Andromeda’s Vortex

By | Andromeda's Vortex, Opinion

PAUBAYA By Atty. Farah G. Decano   WITH the prioritization of health workers as recipients of Covid 19 vaccine, the rest of the public must give way to them due to the former’s dangerous exposure to the virus. This not the best time to do a palakasan and compete for…

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Andromeda’s Vortex

By | Andromeda's Vortex, Opinion

1SAMBAYAN: The Rise of a Strong Opposition? By Atty. Farah G. Decano   AIMING to challenge President Duterte’s anointed national candidates in the coming 2022 elections, various groups identified with the former administration, the left and the social media savvy joined forces and hoped that they become the team strong…

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Andromeda’s Vortex

By | Andromeda's Vortex, Opinion

Women’s volleyball teams unified By Atty. Farah G. Decano   SOMETHING spectacular in volleyball sports is in the offing this women’s month. There seems to be a merger of the top volleyball associations in the country- the  Premier Volleyball League (PVL) and Philippine Super Liga (PSL). The two associations have…

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Andromeda’s Vortex

By | Andromeda's Vortex, Opinion

Promises and Women in politics By Atty. Farah G. Decano   “WOMEN tend to fulfill their campaign promises.” A local newspaper reported that this was the initial findings of Jonathan Homola of the Rice University in Texas after he conducted a study of politics in twelve (12) western countries. Allegedly,…

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