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  • SMI: Flexing muscles

    By May 14, 2008

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    (October 30, 2007) ANXIETY and concerns are nearing boiling point in this placid town of Tampakan in South Cotabato. Above its rustic plains and beyond its surrounding lush mountains, a gathering storm and an expectant wait are brewing. In a couple of years, the languid lifestyle of the town folks in and around this town

  • Domes for the future

    By May 14, 2008

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    (June 21, 2005) IMAGINE yourself wading twenty meters down the shore off Lion’s Beach with snorkel or diving gear looking forward to seeing corrals and all the beautiful marine life. Impossible, isn’t it? Not if you are Chris Dearne. This self-proclaimed “retired” water engineer from London, together with American tuna trader John Heitz, is on

  • How do you like your coffee?

    By May 14, 2008

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    (August 15, 2005) IN TURKEY, they say “coffee should be black as hell, strong as death, and sweet as love.” In Italy, they take their coffee seriously that drinking has become an art. In France, the French while away their time in roadside cafès at any time of the day or night. In Spain, all

  • The world is a ring

    By May 14, 2008

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    (Saturday, September 24, 2005) BUSINESSMAN Francisco “Tito” Santos prides himself of being an owner of two of only eight “working dogs” that has passed the Level 1 rigid test of the Mondio Ring, a burgeoning international competition that pit pedigreed dogs in a show of obedience, agility and protection. Sounds Greek to you, non-dog lovers?

  • Goat Raising: Something new from the old

    By May 14, 2008

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    By Edwin G. Espejo and Bong S. Sarmiento (December 05, 2005) WHAT pungent smell when cooked in herbs and spices is most palatable and is considered aphrodisiac to most Filipino males? Which eyes are used as paraphernalia by gigolos of the night? Which stocks are bought for as much as P60 grand per buck? Of

  • The Esperat murder case: Justice at last but no end yet

    By May 14, 2008

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    (Monday, October 09, 2006) HERS was one of the more celebrated murder cases involving journalists in the country. Hers was among the more recent ones. Hers, too, was among the very few that led to the conviction of the assassins and in just a span of 17 months, a record by Philippine justice system standard.