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Greg Macabenta

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The campaign for Medicare portability

In the autumn of our lives, my wife and I would love to retire in the Philippines, no matter what the naysayers, the pessimists and the sensation-prone media say about the traffic, the anti-drug war, and other so-called Third World … Continue reading

February 18, 2017

The epiphany of Duterte

“EPIPHANY — A moment when you suddenly feel that you understand, or suddenly become conscious of, something that is very important to you.” In other words, an awakening. This definition of “epiphany” certainly applies to President Rodrigo Duterte’s change of … Continue reading

February 11, 2017

Beware of the Trump card

The US will be undergoing some interesting times with the assumption of the presidency by Donald J. Trump. A legend in his own mind, Trump could well have written the dictionary definition of his surname: “Trump – To outrank or … Continue reading

February 02, 2017

Bluster, truthful hyperbole and alternative facts

IF you’re looking for a similarity between new U.S. President Donald Trump and President Rodrigo Duterte, it is the fact that when they say something, it’s difficult to tell what they really mean. Communications Secretary Martin Andanar is at his … Continue reading

January 28, 2017

Showing off the beauty of the Philippines

THE Miss Universe pageant that reels off in the Philippines this January and will culminate in the final selection of winners in Metro Manila on January 30 is much more than just a contest among the world’s most beautiful women. … Continue reading

January 20, 2017

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