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“Tara,” The Monster in Customs

“Juan Ponce Enrile a Memoir,” Enrile’s book – under the subtitle Compromise with Corruption, he described how he blended raising the revenue of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) not disturbing “Tara” tradition going on at the bureau in 1996. This

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A Question of Motivation

The Bible-quoting Police Inspector of Ozamiz City, Jovie Espinido, catapulted to the limelight big time when he led the serving of warrants of arrest for the Parojinogs. The fighting erupted. 15 killed from the Parojinog’s clan. Guns, shabu and money

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Corruption, a spoon stuck in the throat

Duterte in his Second SONA used a solid metaphor for corruption. He said, “Corruption persists like a teaspoon stuck in the throat. It pains and disconcerting.” A spoon stuck in the throat shuns anyone from talking, or, restricted one to

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On Promising the Moon and the Star

  Duterte reigns the nation on his promise of the moon and the star. He didn’t deliver the moon, only it’s moonshine. The star, he boasted with aplomb. The moon refers to “Until the last drug lord or pusher get

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Murphy’s Law Vs. Martial Law

Murphy’s Law says: Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. Tangled by this law, the two presidents; PNoy and Duterte burdened their presidency with guilt. On August 23, 2010, Murphy’s Law poked its fang on PNoy’s throat. The bus

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Speculation at it’s Best

The US President Trump segued his speech on the US withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord labeling the Resort World Casino attack as a terrorist act. As it came from the US President that served as a magnet for wild

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It’s the Same. Nothing has Changed

The formalities of the ASEAN Summits made Duterte sick, so in jest, he said: “Son of a… if Summits are like this, the one scheduled in November would be canceled… That’s true. It’s the same. Nothing has changed…” Joke it

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