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HAVE BAT WILL STRIKE - Juanito V. Jabat   (The Freeman) - August 23, 2015 - 10:00am

JPE is free again after posting P1.45M bail. In this time when people are talking in millions, billions, even trillions, P1.45M is a droplet in the bucket.

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Reminds me of my boyhood when my mother used to scold me for spending some money for my "baon" on "useless" playthings, saying:"Ayaw usik-usiki ang kuwarta, dili baya ta pamilya ni Madrigal.

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Back then, you see, Don Vicente Madrigal was the only known millionaire in this country. Some families who looked rich were called by the "istanbays" as "tubig-tubigan lang."

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Speaker Feliciano Belmonte has reportedly told Mar Roxas to let Grace Poe go. After what I said, her seeming stance: "Come and get me."

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Manilans are crying "Help! Help!" because of traffic congestion in their city. Josephu Buzz, a Hong Kong journalist told some Pinoy newsmen: "Quit crying," he said in a Kowloon coffeeshop. "Manila is not even among the top 10 world cities facing heavy traffic problem." Jakarta has an even heavier and more chaotic traffic than Manila, he said.

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The food and Drugs Administration of the US has approved the women's Viagra. Two friends of mine asked me how this Viagra for women works. I said I have no idea. Go, I said, ask someone who has tried it. Try one who plays woman in same-sex marriage.

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When Ninoy Aquino was killed upon his arrival at the Manila International Airport, The Freeman editorial staff was up and about waiting for live reports from our correspondent in Manila. We printed more than 20,000 copies (a wow of a circulation then). People crowded outside where our printing shop was located then to get their freeman.

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Our story was a "national scoop" no other newspaper dared to carry the assassination story. Cory Aquino confirmed this in a talk with a TF staffer.

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