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WHAT the former and present leaders of this country have in common (and not in common):

P-Noy is ex president. Digong is the incumbent. That makes them different.

P-Noy remained a bachelor up to this day. Digong has been married once and now has a partner. That makes them different.

P-Noy has been linked to different women. But as to who the former president will officially tie the knot with is a guessing game.

It remains to be an issue to P-Noy, but to Digong, having a woman is not an issue anymore.

P-Noy is a weak leader and accused of “walang pakialam” especially when he did a no-show at at the Villamor Airbase when the remains of the 44 SAF members arrived from Mindanao.

Duterte is known for being “matapang at may malasakit.”

P-Noy is 56 years old, while Duterte is 71.

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While diplomats and other guests of President Duterte at his inaugural in Malacanang were feasting on pritong saging, puto, ginisang munggo, and other Pinoy delicacies, this writer and other surviving members of Shanghai Boys, namely Nene Uy, Jing Villa-Abrille, Jimmy and Edna Torres, Philipp Kimpo, Virgilio Ang, Baunding, Rody Laling, and Boy Pikot, the latter being the host on the occasion of his 64th birthday, had sumptuous lunch at Famous restaurant at the same time and day the president was entertaining his guests in Manila.

Our lunch consisted of lapu-lapu with toyo sauce, chicken adobo, Patatim, seafoods,  hysian chopsuey gulay, seafoods , hysian bam-e, chicken asparagus soup, and garlic fried rice. And for our dessert, chocolate ice cream, fresh buko juice, while bottles of San Mig Light were served without limit.

To Manilans and diplomats that tested the native dishes the president offered them during his inaugural in Malacanang, don’t worry. When coming to Davao, the Chinese sumptuous lunch we ate will also be serve them. Biniro lang kayo ng aming dating mayor noon.


Vice President Leni Robredo paid a courtesy call on President Rodrigo Duterte in Malacanang the other day and the two leaders talked about the old good days when the late Jessie Robredo, husband of the vice president, and then Mayor Duterte were both buddies.

The president admitted that he cannot give his vice president a government post other than her elective post as she “belongs to other political party.” Robredo now chairs the Liberal Party. Duterte carried Partido Demokratikong Pilipino (PDP-Laban).

I hope the president will reconsider his not giving his vice president an appointed position in the government. Robredo is seen as an asset and not a liability as she has been an effective public servant when she was still a congresswoman of Camarines Sur. Honest and God-loving.

Now as the second highest official of the land, the vice president promised to improve the quality of life of the poor and cooperate with the Duterte administration.

I also hope the president will still be a person with pusong mammon especially with an opposite sex.

Sayang, pareho ko pa naman sila ibinoto.


The police’s relentless drive against illegal drugs seems to pay off with the number of people who have surrendered or killed  across the country.

Hundreds are now surrendering to the authorities while others are yet to give up the illegal activity afraid that the president is not joking to make his administration free from drugs and criminality.

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