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NO NOISE A public official’s office draws a lot of people wishing to ask for help. The official’s secretary is always tolerant of the big shots who visit her boss but is temperamental when it comes to common folk. On one such occasion, while a small group of indigent residents were talking among themselves, the […]

Posted: April 23rd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

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EXTRA DUTY A broadcaster said the public would not have been inconvenienced by last week’s rains if local media outlets warned them about it in advance. Since local media outlets were closed during the Holy Week, the broadcaster said he would propose to management that they remain open even during that period. He also said […]

Posted: April 17th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

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ARMCHAIR GENERALS YESTERDAY’S firefight in Barangay Napo, Inabanga town in Bohol province lit up the newsrooms of Cebu’s media outlets and sparked a flurry of comments in social media. One netizen voiced his outrage by calling on the government to rain down bombs on the suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits and wipe them out of existence. […]

Posted: April 11th, 2017 in Life | Read More »

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WRONG NAMES A military official committed a faux pas during a speaking engagement when he mispronounced not one but two names of local officials as he introduced them. Instead of (Vice Gov. Agnes) Magpale, he read out the name as “Magpala” while an official with a family name of Jalad was called “Salad.” SCARED OF […]

Posted: April 3rd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

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BARANGAY ELECTIONS An official of the Cebu provincial government expressed dismay over President Rodrigo Duterte’s plan to appoint barangay officials instead of holding barangay elections later this year. According to the source, the President’s plan was ridiculous as there are more than 42,000 barangays in the whole country. “Wa gani siya (Duterte) ka-appoint kinsa mopuli […]

Posted: March 31st, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

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THE HEIGHT A group of reporters and photographers was waiting for a suspect to undergo the inquest proceedings when one of them suddenly spoke out, noting that the suspect was not tall at all. She said the suspect was shorter than she imagined. This prompted another reporter to ask her about her height. She responded, […]

Posted: March 24th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

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STANDARDS FOR OFFICIALS Upon learning that President Rodrigo Duterte will appoint barangay officials and postpone the barangay elections anew, a broadcaster said whoever will be appointed should be people with integrity and no links to illegal drugs. “Di ta mopasar ning standard kay daghan man tang babaye (We won’t qualify because we have lots of […]

Posted: March 23rd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

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FED UP WITH DUTERTE This city official seems to be fed up with repeated pronouncements by President Duterte on the illegal drug menace and its infiltration of government agencies and barangays all over the country. He said the President’s language and approach seems to be promoting animosity among government agencies and local governments. “Buang man […]

Posted: March 20th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

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SAVED BY TEXT A public official lined up to avail of a fastfood outlet’s free breakfast sandwich offer when he was spotted by reporters who also lined up for the promo. Try as he might, the public official was met by one of the two reporters who asked him why he was lining up like […]

Posted: March 19th, 2017 in Opinion,Uncategorized | Read More »

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TIGHT SECURITY During last Thursday’s visit of President Rodrigo Duterte in Cordova town, security was so tight that no one was allowed to bring ballpens within the venue where the groundbreaking of the bridge project was held. Somehow one of the guests brought her ballpen during the event. The reporters had to record the event […]

Posted: March 5th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »