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HAVE BAT WILL STRIKE - Juanito V. Jabat   (The Freeman) - November 28, 2014 - 12:00am

The year 2015 has been declared "Year of the Poor." Pre, try not to get stuck in poverty by not pretending you are rich.

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There's a tv network based in the US whose advocacy is change. It calls on everyone to change for the better. Yes, there is need to change for the better. But who was that Smart Alec who said: "The more we change, the more we remain the same?"

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A reader, one Prudencio Octavio, 87, said he liked the Biblical line I quoted here that said: "Man proposes, God disposes." He gave his own version that said: "Dios proponi, Dios desponi." In other words, God rules.

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Many want to be President. Some would even go to the extent of launching a demolition job to demolish the aspiration of a possible 2016 bet. I haven't heard of anyone admitting he's not fit to be President, except Abraham Lincoln. I read somewhere what Honest Abe had said: "Seriously, I do not think I'm fit for the presidency."

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The Philippine Azkals scored another big win in Tuesday's Suzuki Cup 2014 game against Indonesia, 4-0, in Hanoi. It was the Phl's first win over Indonesia since 1934. Big win indeed, isn't that?

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Earlier, the Phl Azkals beat Laos, 4-1, in the opening game of the Suzuki Cup also in Hanoi. The Azkals are grabbing the limelight from the more celebrated Gilas Pilipinas.

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They're trying to make sterner the rules governing massage parlors. What do they want the patrons of massage clinics to do inside the clinic or parlor? Read comics?

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Some columns back I quoted a reader's suggestion for the columnists to run for President. He said columnists never go wrong. They're always right.

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Last week, someone suggested in an e-mail to me that a political party composed of bishops be formed. "The bishops, like the columnists, are always right," the e-mailer said and asked: "What's your take, Sir Jabat?" I said, ho-hum.

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OVERHEARD: The Supreme Court has upheld the Comelec's decision to unseat ER Ejercito as governor of Laguna. Comment from a taxi driver: "Hah?" Tinuod na. Karon pa ta ka dungog balita ingon ani." Another comment: "Bitaw no? Ug Ejercito pa gyud ang gipatalsik." Third comment: "Tuo na ko sa Comelec. Ug mas motuo pa gyud ko kon ang ubang nakasa sa Comelec mapatalsik sad."

 

 

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