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                    [ArticleID] => 102772
                    [Title] => A blockbuster movie made in the Philippines - JAYWALKER by Art A. Borjal
                    [Summary] => It is fascinating, watching two macho figures, once the closest of friends, slugging it out, toe to toe, just like in a world boxing match, with no holds barred, and with countless millions at stake.
                    [DatePublished] => 2000-10-20 00:00:00
                    [ColumnID] => 133272
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                    [ArticleID] => 102717
                    [Title] => Convergence of crises - JAYWALKER by Art A. Borjal
                    [Summary] => By the time this column comes out, President Estrada and his media handlers must have already come up with an answer to Ilocos Gov. Chavit Singson’s explosive claim on jueteng operations.  And Chavit’s exposé is the kind of stuff that can make tongues wag, that can move like a racing car from one coffeeshop to another.
                    [DatePublished] => 2000-10-09 00:00:00
                    [ColumnID] => 133272
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                    [ArticleID] => 102664
                    [Title] => Let the debate continue
                    [Summary] => 

There is something good about the raging debate over the state of the nation under President Estrada. Apparently, both the pros and the cons are acutely aware that they are talking about their country. Yes, the nation's welfare is the center, the lowest common dominator of the debate. And there is no straying from the point. Otherwise, politics and personal motives will becloud the issue. [DatePublished] => 2000-06-02 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1189692 [AuthorName] => Art Borjal [SectionName] => Opinion [SectionUrl] => opinion [URL] => ) [3] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 102660 [Title] => Lights and shadows over a troubled land [Summary] =>

Many have been asking why the military has not bombed Camp Abubakar, the stronghold of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front. Over dinner at EDSA Shangri-La's Inaho Tei, Armed Forces Chief of Staff General Angelo Reyes told me that the term, "Camp Abubakar," is a misnomer. [DatePublished] => 2000-06-01 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1189692 [AuthorName] => Art Borjal [SectionName] => Opinion [SectionUrl] => opinion [URL] => ) [4] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 102655 [Title] => Of heroes and heels [Summary] =>

Let me tell you about a Marine, Sgt. Edwin A. Roldan, who, six years ago, gave up his life in defense of freedom and his country. He had led his team in infiltrating enemy territory in Sitio Limbutolan, where they subsequently encountered a large number of Abu Sayyaf terrorists. [DatePublished] => 2000-05-31 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1189692 [AuthorName] => Art Borjal [SectionName] => Opinion [SectionUrl] => opinion [URL] => ) [5] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 102650 [Title] => PAL's skyline pigeon [Summary] =>

Many concerned people are keeping their fingers crossed that General Panfilo Lacson and his cops hit the bull's-eye, with the arrest of 26 suspects in the recent bombing incidents in two Metro Manila malls. For if those rounded up turn out to be the real ones behind the bomb blasts, then we can have peace of mind anew and go back to our normal day-to-day activities. [DatePublished] => 2000-05-30 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 1 [AuthorID] => 1189692 [AuthorName] => Art Borjal [SectionName] => Opinion [SectionUrl] => opinion [URL] => ) [6] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 102645 [Title] => Perceptions [Summary] =>

The reason why the stock market continues to go down, or why foreign tourists have decided to skip the Philippines as a travel destination, or why international and regional conventions previously scheduled in Manila are being scrapped, or why capital is flying out of the country is not hard to explain. The main reason is public perception. [DatePublished] => 2000-05-29 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 0 [Focus] => 1 [AuthorID] => 1189692 [AuthorName] => Art Borjal [SectionName] => Opinion [SectionUrl] => opinion [URL] => ) [7] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 102631 [Title] => Cycles of life [Summary] =>

Life is a cycle. Joy and sorrow, pain and comfort, ups and downs, rains and sunshine, sickness and health -- all these things, just like the seasons of the year, come and go. For those bereft of material wealth, coping with the sorrow, pain, downs, rains and sickness in the cycles of life can be truly awesome, frightening and daunting. [DatePublished] => 2000-05-26 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1189692 [AuthorName] => Art Borjal [SectionName] => Opinion [SectionUrl] => opinion [URL] => ) [8] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 102627 [Title] => The great exodus [Summary] =>

Something dreadful and terrible is happening, and it is far worse than the combined impact of the battles raging in Mindanao and the spate of bombings perpetrated by terrorists in Metro Manila. The disturbing happening is the capital flight -- the massive exodus of money -- from the Philippines to foreign lands. [DatePublished] => 2000-05-25 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1189692 [AuthorName] => Art Borjal [SectionName] => Opinion [SectionUrl] => opinion [URL] => ) [9] => Array ( [ArticleID] => 102622 [Title] => One voice, one tune [Summary] =>

Discerning political observers have noted that President Estrada has lately been keeping a low profile, apparently a tactical move aimed at resurrecting his image and restoring his popularity to their previous highs. Note that in the past, President Erap's ratings suffered, mainly because of his penchant to talk straight from his heart, unmindful of the consequences.

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This strategy, though, must be implemented in a most flexible way. [DatePublished] => 2000-05-24 00:00:00 [ColumnID] => 133272 [Focus] => 0 [AuthorID] => 1189692 [AuthorName] => Art Borjal [SectionName] => Opinion [SectionUrl] => opinion [URL] => ) ) )

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