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My professor named Joe

HAVE BAT WILL STRIKE - Juanito V. Jabat   - The Freeman

The World Bank has released a P22-B fund for the farmers and fishermen. That's some money! Let no one be caught dipping his fingers in the cookie jar.

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"Filipinos are generous people at heart. They love to share what they have with those in need," a Spanish missionary soliciting donations for a nursery was quoted as saying.

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He was right. He said it didn't matter when a friend of mine said: "Look at those Pinoys crowding at the lotto betting stations sharing what they have with the needy --P10, P20 and up."

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Dancers, Waitresses Raped?" Headline in a broadsheet (not The Star). I am once more reminded of my journalism professor, the famous editor of the old Manila Times, who said: "Newspapers are supposed to tell, not to ask."

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I have fond memories of that professor of mine. He was a different kind of professor. He was simply "Joe" to everyone -- his students, his fellow professors, even the university officials. So that it was not uncommon to hear a student of his greet him, "Good morning, Joe" when they meet.

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The present staff of the NEW Manila Times probably know nothing about Joe Bautista, the editor of the OLD Manila times, but many of the oldtimers I know told me they were blessed to have known Joe and to have worked with him as their contemporary.

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Our Chinese friends are celebrating the Moon Festival. Yesterday I got a well packaged of what was labelled as Moon Cake from my friends Joseph and Gloria who never get tired remembering me on special occasions like this one. So thanks for remembering.

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The Security Bank is holding a Moon Festival for the local media community on Sept. 26 at 7p.m. at Marriott Hotel. It will be a dinner and disco game affair. Thanks too.

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A sister in Los Angeles says there's a group of seminaristas from Bohol on a fund raising drive in LA for the reconstruction of the churches in Bohol ruined by the 7.2 magnitude earthquake. "Nindot kaayo manganta naka-atract og daghang parishioners sa among parish," she texted another sister back home.

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OVERHEARD: A middle-aged wife in my place wants her husband to make a shift in his source of livelihood but is held back by the fact that hubby is earning  well. The husband sells ladies underwear.  "Wa ko ganahi," she said to a neighbor, "kay siya gyu'y mosukod og panty sa kustomer."

 

 

BOHOL CENTER JOE BAUTISTA JOSEPH AND GLORIA LOS ANGELES MANILA TIMES MARRIOTT HOTEL MOON CAKE MOON FESTIVAL
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