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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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