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OFF TANGENT
Again, the need for a landfill
by Aven Piramide - March 7, 2021 - 12:00am
One day, while I was going to my small garden plot located near the boundary of the mountain barangays of Mabini and Paril, traffic was slowed down.
Forced to draw
by Aven Piramide - March 4, 2021 - 12:00am
In a western movie that I saw decades ago, I heard “forced to draw” uttered by a reluctant gunslinger.
Ping
by Aven Piramide - February 28, 2021 - 12:00am
On March 8, 2014, almost exactly seven years ago today, Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 disappeared while flying from Kuala Lumpur International Airport to its planned destination, Beijing Capital International Airport....
Circumstantially, Sinovac is our vaccine
by Aven Piramide - February 25, 2021 - 12:00am
In 1980, my second year of private law practice, I bought a 4-volume set of Jones on Evidence.
Filosopo Tasyo is more real than fictional
by Aven Piramide - February 21, 2021 - 12:00am
There are fictional characters known throughout the world for their extraordinary strength, uncommon valor and humility.
Tango
by Aven Piramide - February 18, 2021 - 12:00am
I was really more a fan of Audie Murphy than of Dolphy.
No news is good news
by Aven Piramide - February 14, 2021 - 12:00am
I did not understand what my college English teacher in news writing, the late Dionisio Soronio, meant when he said that “No news is good news”.
TV news appearances of two mayors
by Aven Piramide - February 7, 2021 - 12:00am
Two weeks ago, I went to the Lapu-Lapu City Hall, for some real estate transactions at its office of the city assessor.
Is Sec. Roque doubling as Chinese spokesman?
by Aven Piramide - February 4, 2021 - 12:00am
The health protocols spawned by COVID-19, and which are apparently designed for the well-being of our elderly, including me, are, in fact, oppressive to some of us.
What about a Mahiga boardwalk?
by Aven Piramide - January 31, 2021 - 12:00am
The first time I heard of the word “boardwalk” was in the early 1980s.
As seen from the eye of an ignorant
by Aven Piramide - January 28, 2021 - 12:00am
When my parents-in-law (Tatay Tancio Ladia and Nanay Pinang’s souls are with our Lord) were still operating the Oriental Book Store, there was a poster that was briskly selling.
A P16 billion attempt to overprice?
by Aven Piramide - January 21, 2021 - 12:00am
Among the principles of law that students are fascinated with is parliamentary immunity.
The president, the best salesman
by Aven Piramide - January 17, 2021 - 12:00am
On television last Thursday morning, I saw President Rodrigo Duterte proclaim that the COVID-19 vaccine developed in the Peoples’ Republic of China, (Communist China, to me) is “as good as any other vaccine”...
Can’t see the forest for the trees
by Aven Piramide - January 14, 2021 - 12:00am
Too many minute details presented during long-winded discussions often thwart the achievement of a desired goal targeted by a given deliberative forum.
No more “requesting” or “urging” resolutions please
by Aven Piramide - January 10, 2021 - 12:00am
This article that I have written for today is most discomforting to me. It took me days to decide whether or not to write it.
Deterioration from republicanism
by Aven Piramide - January 7, 2021 - 12:00am
“Old habits die hard,” an idiom that was acknowledged to have been first cited in the United States in an article by Benjamin Franklin printed in the London Chronicle in December 1758, should be used...
A government not of laws but of men
by Aven Piramide - January 3, 2021 - 12:00am
Among the earliest principles of Political Law that I learned in the very first few days of my Law school more than four decades ago was taken from the 1919 case of Villavicencio vs. Lukban.
Mountain highway still a dream, but…
by Aven Piramide - December 31, 2020 - 12:00am
I remember writing in this column my impression of a historical benefit America received from the military campaign of Gen Dwight Eisenhower in Europe during the second world war.
The evidence is suppressed
by Aven Piramide - December 24, 2020 - 12:00am
Few days ago, when a largely unverified news of an impending indictment against President Rodrigo Duterte before the International Criminal Court was reported, Malacañang was a showcase of uncanny equanimity....
Much better than the Binaliw sore thumb
by Aven Piramide - December 20, 2020 - 12:00am
Almost every early Saturday morning, I visit my very small garden in Sitio Baugo, Barangay Paril, this city. My garden plot is about 20 kilometers away from home.
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