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                    [Title] => Annabelle praised
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Malacañang says maximum restraint must be exercised as China makes its latest incursion into Philippine waters. That's the wisest thing for us to do. We can't scare them away by doing our own brand of saber rattling.

[DatePublished] => 2013-06-03 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 134303 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1431352 [AuthorName] => Juanito V. Jabat   [SectionName] => Freeman Opinion [SectionUrl] => opinion [URL] => ) [1] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 903006 [Title] => Katy will be back soon [Summary] =>

The sad news is that Katy ended its 10-day run at the CCP Little Theater last Sunday, Jan. 27, with many people missing it.

[DatePublished] => 2013-01-31 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 134227 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1697794 [AuthorName] => Ricky Lo [SectionName] => Entertainment [SectionUrl] => entertainment [URL] => ) [2] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 354387 [Title] => Lakas ng Bayan candidates [Summary] => Last Monday, the nation observed the 23rd anniversary of the assassination of Ninoy Aquino. There was absolutely no mention of the then-heroes who ran with him in the 1978 Laban elections. The following were his co-candidates in Lakas ng Bayan in that election. The historically unprecedented noise barrage was an attestation they unanimously won that election, but they all lost in the counting. In alphabetical order, these are:

Ninoy Aquino, then Senator of the Republic. Arrested and detained in Fort Bonifacio, he was the People’s Coalition rallying point;
[DatePublished] => 2006-08-24 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 135430 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1115213 [AuthorName] => Alejandro R. Roces [SectionName] => Opinion [SectionUrl] => opinion [URL] => ) [3] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 243741 [Title] => Showbiz and politics / Celia and Doy [Summary] => The mixture or blending showbiz and politics, while an occasional occurrence in other countries, has reached a dizzying, mind-boggling crescendo in the Philippines. In my youth, the only movie personality who dared break into politics was Rogelio de la Rosa. Tall, wavy-haired, drop-dead handsome, Roger ran for the presidency (that was, I think, in the 60s) but didn’t stay the course. He eventually withdrew. [DatePublished] => 2004-03-24 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 134313 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1204555 [AuthorName] => Teodoro C. Benigno [SectionName] => Opinion [SectionUrl] => opinion [URL] => ) [4] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 218951 [Title] => Kingdom of the blind [Summary] => Dans le royaume des aveugles, les borgnes sont roi. Simply translated, this means: In the kingdom of the blind, the one-eyed is king. This, I venture to say, is what is happening in the Philippines today. The one-eyeds lead our nation today. And it’s no surprise that we Filipinos have traversed a bumpy road, tossing hither and yon, often losing our direction as we follow our one-eyed leaders who have no map whatsoever as to where the republic is going.

This old and jaded wayfarer looks at the presidential campaign for the 2004 elections and is shocked beyond belief. [DatePublished] => 2003-08-29 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 134313 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1204555 [AuthorName] => Teodoro C. Benigno [SectionName] => Opinion [SectionUrl] => opinion [URL] => ) [5] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 207207 [Title] => The US and GMA / Malay’s grain of salt [Summary] => While President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo dances ecstatically under a rain of White House adulation, it’s time we all assessed the historic import of her state visit. We’re all taken in by the hoopla, the visual magic, the fulsome US promises, the roseate mists of welcome. As a result, there is now the widening belief GMA with US support will run for the presidency in 2004. I don’t want to be a spoilsport but America is a past master at this sort of thing. [DatePublished] => 2003-05-23 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 134313 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1204555 [AuthorName] => Teodoro C. Benigno [SectionName] => Opinion [SectionUrl] => opinion [URL] => ) [6] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 172111 [Title] => Manila honors Mayor Lacson [Summary] => President Arroyo and Manila Mayor Lito Atienza, along with family, friends and admirers of the late Manila mayor Arsenio Lacson, honored the latter’s memory yesterday with the launching of a foundation for public service in his name and the unveiling of his statue along the Roxas Boulevard seawall.

Best remembered for his acerbic tongue, dark glasses and unorthodox but effective style of governance, Lacson was well loved by his constituents and is considered by many as "the best president the country never had."
[DatePublished] => 2002-08-15 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => [AuthorName] => [SectionName] => Metro [SectionUrl] => metro [URL] => ) ) )
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