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Juxtaposition: The Philippines and the Vatican

By | G Spot

By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   EIGHTY-six percent of the 119 million population (2024) of the Philippines are Catholic.  The country is the only other place, aside from the Vatican City State (population 825), where divorce is not legal. The proposed law is being opposed by the Catholic Church, not necessarily…

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Juxtaposition: The Philippines and the Vatican

By June 9, 2024G Spot

Well-deserved break for teachers

By | Newsy News

By Eva C. Visperas   HAPPY days are here for teachers, at least for one month! No tasks, no activities, no disturbances from their superiors. Just pure family and me time, to offset, albeit temporarily, the precious moments they should have spent with their loved ones, most especially for their…

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Well-deserved break for teachers

By June 9, 2024Newsy News

Two wins, 2 losses for Pangasinan Heatwaves

By | Sports Eye

By Jesus A. Garcia Jr.   OUR province’s team ‘Pangasinan Heatwaves’ in the Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL) returned to Calasiao Sports Complex last May 31 with another vengeance. This time it repulsed the highly rated Paranaque Patriots, 68-60, to the delight of the big hometown crowd. Our local boys…

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Two wins, 2 losses for Pangasinan Heatwaves

By June 9, 2024Sports Eye

FREEDOM OR FOOD – Food for thought on Independence

By | Entre'acte, Punch Gallery

By Rex Catubig   TO paraphrase a writer’s words, “Why did our leaders aspire for freedom that people dream about, rather than provide them with food they cannot live without? In retrospect and context of the colonial past, with the discrimination and abuses dramatically depicted in two epochal novels, our…

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FREEDOM OR FOOD – Food for thought on Independence

Wanted: Formidable team for Belen 2025

By | Out of the fire

By Gonzalo Duque    A lot of things have been happening in the national scene lately. The reorganization of the Senate is one instance that happened preparatory to the 2025 local, congressional and senatorial elections. There will be a lot of realignments to be seen soon. Of course, many of the possible aspirants will be…

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Wanted: Formidable team for Belen 2025

Secrets of the Heart

By | G Spot

By Virginia Jasmin Pasalo   THE first stories I heard about Barbara “Tweetums” Gonzalez-Ventura were from an equally vibrant personality, the late Josefina Geslani-Lolarga, who spoke glowingly about her book, “How Do You Know Your Pearls are Real?” I never read this book. In 2011, I was a member of…

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Secrets of the Heart

By June 2, 2024G Spot