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A slang word for zero. Nada. Nil. This on-line column does commentaries on politics in general - that is, politics here and elsewhere, as it attempts to foretell the impacts they may cause to the everyday life of the Filipino nation. In doing so, the column does not only want to be informative, but maybe more so, to be entertaining and amusing to its readers

Trust - Part II

  • Tuesday, 22 July 2014 03:40

If DAP was in good faith, it should have been in any of the 2011, 2012 and 2013 Budget Messages. There was no DAP but you can see some components of it in 2012 and 2013. What is clear is that there was no policy or program.

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Trust

  • Tuesday, 15 July 2014 05:26

The only thing they missed out was DAP is all about trust. When trust is gone it would be hard to govern and manage. When trust is eroded, every act is suspect.

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OBISPO

  • Tuesday, 08 July 2014 00:00

Last night, the gala of the play entitled Obispo took center stage at the Samsung Hall of SM Aura.  The play was on the life and times of Bishop Alfredo Verzosa.  Born 9 December 1877 in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, he was ordained on 24 December 1904.  He became Bishop of Lipa on 6 September 1916 and served over 34 years until his retirement.

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It Ain’t Over

  • Thursday, 03 July 2014 00:00

Three generations of political names with two heavily supported by classes D and E and the third having served the nation for fifty years and of last act chairing the impeachment court with such brilliance, consistency and discipline that this Administration would not have pulled the Corona impeachment without him.

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Confounding the public

  • Thursday, 26 June 2014 00:00

George Orwell once said, “during times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act.” 

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2016 is more than just a name brand campaign

  • Friday, 13 June 2014 03:47

In my book product ads are different from brand ads such as political brands and country brands. Product ads sell. Political brands and country/nation brands (all under the umbrella term "place branding") are all about reputation.

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AT DEMOCRACY’S GATE

  • Friday, 25 April 2014 07:41

A controversial 9 April 2014 study by two American political scientists, Martin Gilens of Princeton and Benjamin Page of Northwestern, have sent an earthquake like impact among political scientists.  This study attempts to answer the question: “who really matters in our democracy — the general public, or wealthy elites?”

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Rose Garden, Dwarves, White Space & Sweet Spot

  • Thursday, 10 April 2014 01:46

Been out for two weeks now and Zilch is resurrecting its oomph in the wings of a crazy summer with rains and high temperature mid-day and an erudite denial of that the Aquino campaign did not promise a “rose garden” in 2010. 

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Of ampaos, honor and creed

  • Monday, 24 March 2014 01:52

Rice crispies or ampaos are very prevalent in the country. There are round and square ones; plain or with peanuts. Sweet and brownish outside, the round ones are hollow inside. It was a growing up food for those who grew up in the province and a most anticipated pasalubong for kids who grew up in the metropolis.

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