Sunday, August 25, 2019
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Mercado: Delta’s running mate unknown
SUPPORTERS of Pampanga Vice Governor Dennis Pineda are glad that their idol would be eligible to succeed her mother, Nanay Gob, in the Capitol. There was confusion and doubt in the recent months that “Delta” as the “Vice Gob” is called, ...
From 497 days ago
Mercado: Johnny goes to school
ING maestra mengutang ya karing magaral king klasi na, “Nung lima lang ayup painawa babo bakod at tirador me ing metung, pilan la pang mitagan?” Pepapakibat ne kang Juanito. Ngana ning anak, “Ala pung mitagan, kasi mayabwang la’t sulapo langan.” “Ing ...
From 510 days ago
Mercado: The San Fernando River
THE City of San Fernando and Boracay are both historic places and tourist destinations. Both are marred by problems in public waste disposal. The President himself described the No. 1 tourism spot as a “cesspool” due to houses and resort establishments that ...
From 538 days ago
A Salary Hike for Digong
President Duterte believes he deserves a monthly salary of at least one million pesos. His actual take is P200,000 monthly which he deems not proportional to the load and hours he puts on the job. He admits he has two wives. ...
From 545 days ago
The son also rises
FRIENDS and loyal supporters of Kong Tarzan Lazatin are nearly unanimous in dissuading the five-star politician from his plan to run for the chairmanship (barangay captain) of revenue-rich Balibago. Political alliances are fluid in the city and campaign strategists often ...
From 560 days ago
Mercado: Hot mommas, 42 virgins
TO HAVE a daughter or a son in showbiz is a component of the elusive Filipino Dream. It is always the hope and a prayer of a couple to be blessed by a child of good looks who may grow up ...
From 566 days ago
A Many-Splendored Thing
MANY a career or choice of college course is launched by pragmatic aspirations and/or professional ambition. Mine arrived by fantasy via a movie, “Love is a Many-Splendored Thing.” When one develops a lump in the throat while many other moviegoers ...
From 573 days ago
Mercado: One to SAWA
AS YOUNG kids we play folk games that ended in early afternoon. Basketball games usually last in the dark. Rival teams demanded non-stop playing till we got totally exhausted. The deal was called (One to sisilim). The fastest way ...
From 580 days ago
Mercado: My Early Years
AT THE Faculty of Philosophy and Letters (UST) my favorite journalism professor was Joe Bautista, Jr., editor in chief of The Manila Times. Joe was the doting grandfather of Sen. Loren Legarda. ...
From 587 days ago
Mercado: Humanap ka ng pangit
THE late Governor Francisco Nepomucenos was a master of ‘simile’ as meant by lawyer-writer Atlee Viray. After a night of bad luck Nepo was asked how he fared in the game. "Mengari naku kang Cleopatra, kabukas kung mituturan," he quipped. (Like ...
From 594 days ago