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Inmates split on Enrile, Estrada, Revilla detention in regular prison

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A potentially violent split has emerged among maximum security inmates at New Bilibid Prison over the possible arrival of three senators charged with plunder.

Posted: April 10th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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Whistle-blowing to the Beatles

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It’s been 50 years since the Beatles first conquered young hearts the world over. Within days of their television appearance on the “Ed Sullivan Show” in New York, we left the Fifties for good.

Posted: February 22nd, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns,Headlines | Read More »

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11 Urban Legends Debunked

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Aside from having the element of slight plausibility, urban legends so insidiously play on our inner fears as to be believable.

Posted: February 3rd, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

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Left-handed apologies

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As always, many folks expressed high hopes for the New Year with high explosives—because nothing says “a bright 2014” like a few missing fingers.

Posted: January 5th, 2014 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

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The case of the forged pork barrel signatures

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This case. It’s been bugging me like a blackjack to the back of the head. Like a hangover headache after a night of cheap drinks and cheaper dames in a smoky joint somewhere without an address.

Posted: November 1st, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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English dictionary to add Pinoy pork barrel-inspired words

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Every year the Oxford English Dictionary (OED) adds new words based on evidence of their popular usage.

Posted: September 6th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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Restaurant review: Pigging out at Porchetta

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A new bar-bistro is drawing raves as the hip hangout du jour of high living gourmands with recriminating tastes.

Posted: August 31st, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

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Call the Philippines ‘Pinas’ instead

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My head started spinning with the ruckus over the Komisyon ng Wikang Pilipino’s resolution to bury “Philippines” as a vestige of US colonialism and to change “Pilipinas” to “Filipinas.” That’s supposedly in order to accurately reflect our country’s history and development as a nation. But the proposed name, “Filipinas,” is also a product of colonialism—Spain’s. I got so terribly confused.

Posted: July 4th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

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Thought comes to the archbishop

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Can a brother marry his sister? “Yes,” according to retired Archbishop Oscar Cruz, as long as he’s gay and she’s a lesbian.

Posted: June 20th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists | Read More »

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No Filipinos hurt in Beyonce butt slap incident

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But there could have been. Considering we’re now everywhere, why not near the stage in Denmark where an out-of-control fan slapped Beyonce’s behind?

Posted: May 30th, 2013 in Blogs,Columnists,Featured Columns | Read More »

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