March 22, 2018, 2:48 am
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Business Incidental

Cheating machine at Resorts Wo

March 04, 2014
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Sometime  in the middle of last month, a friend of mine who lived in the United States for about 20 years, had the luck of winning more than P2,000 playing the slot machines in Resorts World and Casino  of Andrew Tan.

Incidental Intelligence

February 27, 2014
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Our mole in the Bureau of Internal Revenue confided to us Mighty Corp. produced 185 million packs of cigarettes last month.

Dr. Bellocillo’s case

February 20, 2014
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Dr. Adolf Bellocillo, a cardiologist in the Makati Medical Center, once gave a lecture on high blood pressure. It seems his audience was so impressed by his opinions that some young doctors requested him to deliver another. He agreed.

Mike in Hong Kong

February 06, 2014
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Mike Arroyo, former First Gentleman, was not  in the Veterans Memorial Hospital when Mrs. Imelda Marcos visited   Mrs. Gloria Arroyo.

Mar’s brilliant idea

February 05, 2014
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DILG Secretary Mar Roxas wants the person of Vhong Navarro secured by private security guards. That means he does not trust the PNP   which is directly under his supervision. 

Incidental Intelligence

February 04, 2014
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Mighty Corp., the small cigarette maker that pushed demand from 3 percent when the excise tax was lower at P2.75 per pack to the current 30 percent,  under a P12 tax, paid not P8B but P13 billion for 2013.

Ruling on a mooted case

January 31, 2014
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The Supreme Court may have to rule on the Constitutionality of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), a disguised pork barrel, although the government has declared it has abandoned the fund.

Jewelry and watches

January 30, 2014
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Expensive jewelry and watches are displayed and sold in stores frequented by the rich. One time, we asked about the price of a Swiss watch. It cost slightly more than a million pesos.

Mayor’s permit

January 15, 2014
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Puregold of Lucio Co has practically completed the construction of its 200th  outlet. Co would not have started construction of another store if he did not have reasonable assurance that a permit from Mayor Meynard A. Sabili was not forthcoming. Up to about New Year’s Day, no permit has been issued. Wags say Co’s boys are negotiating with the mayor. What negotiation are they talking about? Isn’t the permit from a mayor to run a business dependent on the type of business, and most of all the benefits of the project that accrues to the city, namely more taxes? Not so in my city of Lipa. 

CJ’s bodyguard

January 09, 2014
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Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno and Associate Justice Mar Del Castillo were  on the same PAL flight to Cebu.  Of course, the Supreme Court booked business class seats for the two of them, considering their positions.


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Realities of aging

By PHILIP S. CHUA | March 22,2018
‘We no longer have any excuse not to maximize our health and longevity.’

Opinion of the Day

CenterLaw voids Duterte’s decision

By NESTOR MATA | March 22, 2018
‘The Center for International Law (CenterLaw) voids Duterte’s decision to withdraw from the UNCHR and ICC.’