Parhelia

As a landed immigrant in Canada some 20 years ago, one particular sight during wintertime displeased and delighted me. The object of this contrasting emotion was the bright circular spots seen of the opposite sides of the sun. Mock sun,

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The Old Rock

How would one crack an old rock impervious to constant beating? This is the great dilemma facing Sen. Miriam Santiago against “Tanda”, the tag attributed to Juan Ponce Enrile since the outbreak of the well-maligned Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).

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The Black Elpo Shoes (Part 3) “I am a new person now.”

Unexpectedly, after 20 years, and in a perfect coincidence, the mystery behind the missing of my Black Elpo shoes was resolved. “Small world,” I said to myself when he walked towards me. His loud sunflower pendant dangling, lapping on his

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The Black Elpo Shoes (Part 1)

This is how I get the most severe punishment ever in my life. One Saturday mid-morning, while playing cara ‘y cruz of “tansan” with Tabog and Pepit, my mother called me to bring lunch for my father who then worked

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Piss, Mess and Hubris

When Dennis Cunanan, the Technology Resource Center’s (TRC) head on leave was accepted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) as a provisional state witness in the Priority Development Fund (PDAF) scams, the media without letting up feasted on a three-way

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Herd Mentality’s Good Side

Herd mentality of the Filipinos work both ways. Either it favor or disfavor persons, things or events. On election period, the people’s herd mentality favored the likes of “Sexy,” “Pogi” and “Tanda”. The herd mentality disfavored them now. Former President

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Positive Assertion to Ponder

Jinggoy Estrada behaved like a headless chicken running crazy after Ruby Tuazon, a provisional state witness for the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) controversy gave an eyewitness account of how she personally delivered Sen. Estrada’s kickbacks in his Senate office.

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