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By L. ‘ManongNoy’ Seņeres    Wednesday, July 23, 2008


More expensive cheap rice

DSWD chief ready to lose job for
pro-choice stand – ABS-CBN News 07-22-08

Now, that’s one official with common sense . . . and cojones.

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DoJ okays kidnap raps vs Sulu mayor, son – Daily Tribune 07-22-08

It seems the mayor of Indanan had planned to run for governor of Sulu . . . with the millions that was expected to be generated by a new ‘family business’.

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Davao positioned as retirement haven – BusinessWorld 07-22-08

Nice locals, low cost of living and soon to be world-class medical facilities . . . with the recent purchase by Metro Pacific of a 1/3 stake in Davao Doctors Hospital . . . which is now expected to go into medical tourism.

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NFA to limit access to cheap rice
starting September – ABS-CBN News 07-22-08

NFA can’t possibly continue to sell rice cheaply because it has been buying at import price levels that’s significantly above world prices.

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Estafa raps filed vs NPC officials for
selling Manansala mural – ABS-CBN News 07-22-08

The alleged crime was committed in 2006 but I suppose it became more noticeable to GSIS when some NPC members appeared to take the Lopez family’s side during the recent fight for control of Meralco.

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Arroyo supports postponing ARMM polls – Malaya 07-22-08

Not enough time to deploy the usual ‘Garcis.?

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Catholic bishop says Church promoting
only what is ‘moral’ – ABS-CBN News 07-22-08

While the Church is not promoting gambling, is it ‘moral’ for quite a few bishops to accept ‘donations’ from Pagcor . . . even if the ‘dirty money’ is usually ‘laundered’ through Malacaņang?

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Villa-Ignacio on ouster move: ‘They
will have to shoot me’ – ABS-CBN News 07-22-08

Unfortunately for Special Prosecutor Dennis Villa-Ignacio, it looks like Malacaņang has already given the go-ahead to fire.

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Fidel Ramos: GMA's population policy
lacks political will – ABS-CBN News 07-22-08

And it appears GMA now lacks support from Ramos . . . who went on to say, "The President’s ambiguousness has put mothers' lives and health, together with their babies’, at risk for the sake of political expediency and religious traditionalism."

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Singapore cancels Asean ministers’
song-and-dance number – Daily Tribune 07-22-08

Probably because of the choice of ‘singers’ . . . not the songs.

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