Boiling water
HAVE BAT WILL STRIKE - Juanito V. Jabat   (The Freeman) - September 3, 2014 - 12:00am

A nine-year-old girl in the US killed a man with an Uzi submachinegun. In the Third World countries, the kids only use water pistols.

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Health authorities have warned that the Ice Bucket Challenge can be hazardous to one's health. But they're not suggesting boiling water as substitute.

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It says here that the Phl economy has jumped 6.4 percent. This is supposed to be good news but it still can set on fire Pnoy's effigy. There seems to be no more good news in this country as far as the militant activists are concerned.

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PNoy is not keen on accepting the Ice Bucket Challenge. He's more keen on facing the challenge for him to seek a second term even amid an avalanche of cold responses.

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VP Jojo Binay has been quoted in media as saying he will never fight President PNoy out of gratitude to the Aquinos. He said he's now what he is because of the Aquinos. He was sober when he said it. I heard sir Jojo doesn't drink.

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The Aquino camp must be hoping the veep won't change his mind or his stand. But if or when he does, listen to the French: "The more it changes, the more it is the same."

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The flooding of Cebu City at the slightest fall of rain cannot be helped. This from an engineer/environmentalist who said: "May na lang gani taga-tuhod ra ang atong baha. Sa ubang dapit, sama sa Bangkok ug Tokyo, ang baha tagaliog gyud."

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He said it's useless to spend millions to solve the problem. "May pa gastuon ra ang kuwarta paghimo'g bay sa mga way bay."

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He went on to stress that floods are here to stay. "Pagbuot sa kinaiyahan," he said. "Didto bitaw sa Manila, ilang gisuwayan og sulbad ang problema sa baha sa España. Paghuman sa trabaho. Sulbad na kuno. Mibunok bitaw nang uwan, grabe gihapong bahaa."

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Loyal fans of Cebuano Gilas Pilipinas member June Mar Fajardo are mad because he was left out in the one-page ad of a food company. The fans expressed their anger while eating in a fastfood joint near Fajardo's school by tearing down the advertisement where their idol was not in the picture.

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One student tried to burn the ad but was stopped by the security guard who said June Mar Fajardo is the students' cage hero and they cheer the loudest each time Fajardo scores.

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OVERHEARD. Many basketball fans have been overheard saying that there is valid reason to rally more wholeheartedly for Gilas Pilipinas than Manny Pacquiao. Comment: "Pacquiao fights for personal glory." Response: "Gilas Pilipinas fights for the country."

nitzjab@yahoo.com

 

 

AQUINOS CEBU CITY CEBUANO GILAS PILIPINAS CENTER FAJARDO GILAS PILIPINAS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE IN THE THIRD WORLD JUNE MAR FAJARDO
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