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    Not Rocking the Boat

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos January 26, 2014 Not Rocking the Boat Cruising between Scylla and Charybdis is a Herculean task in which neophytes and cry-babies are doomed misfits. Not for the amateurs and onion-skinned, no matter how erudite they are in the classrooms, nor how many Ph.Ds they may have heaped one over the other. This is not a contest based on intellectual supremacy of Summa Cum Laudes. It is a journey based on the best teacher…experience. This is […]

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    The First Lady Wears Many Hats

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos January 19, 2014 The First Lady Wears Many Hats A short stint as Production Assistant in ABS-CBN – with “2+2” (Vic Sotto and Dina Bonnevie), “VIP” (Vilma Santos), and “Spin-A-Win” (Jean Young), she gave vent to her aesthetic talents after finishing AB-Communication at UP. As a Legislative Staff of Congress, she was introduced to politics. As a Nurse, her compassion for health care and the masses heightened. Being a Teacher was an exposure to management […]

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    Honeymoon Still On

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos January 12, 2014 Honeymoon Still On The 12th Sangguniang Panlungsod started off with the Lawmakers explicit in their stand “for the good of Tagbilaran.” It has been six months hence and, basically, there is a seeming harmony among its members; and the Legislative Body’s relationship with the Executive is not tsunami-prone. Not yet. But there is no such thing as perfect halcyon days for a body emanating from three political affiliations: Pundok Panaghiusa, Bag-ong Bol-anon, […]

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    Reining the Horse

    One-On-One With Loy Palapos January 5, 2013 Reining the Horse The Year of the Horse germinates a plethora of speculations at City Hall. The last six months made the people of Tagbilaran City acknowledge the goal-oriented governance of a young man who wanted to make good. His being a neophyte as a Mayor became his motivation to prove that he is not just wet between the ears and he is wiser beyond his years. His half-year as a Chief of […]

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    “Tagbilaran…A Family Haven in 2020”

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos January 20, 2013 “Tagbilaran…A Family Haven in 2020” As a student he was a great promise. As a professional, he is a promise fulfilled. And is still scoring high. Councilor Doni Donguines Piquero (DDP) is on his first term as a Legislator in the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Tagbilaran City, an honor he attains not as a fluke, but as a prize for his capabilities. This the voters have long realized, for which reason he deserves […]

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    “I Choose My Battle”

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos January 13, 2013 “I Choose My Battle” Democracy can only thrive in a country of well-informed electorate. Thus, it is primordial that voters should know the qualifications of those they vote to office. One significant criteria a voter needs to know is how qualified a candidate is for the office being aspired for, not just education-wise, but also experience. On both counts Atty. Nuevas Tirol-Montes, Ph. D., the incumbent Vice Mayor, is perceived by many […]

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    A Congressman as City Lawmaker

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos January 6, 2013 A Congressman as City Lawmaker At 33 he is already an accomplished achiever. When he ran for Congress he just took the Bar, and learned of his passing the Exam while in the campaign trail. He was in his 20s then, and was awarded one of the Most Outstanding Congressmen of the Philippines. Atty. Adam Relson Lagrada Jala (ALJ) was my guest in an interview (“Nangutana Lang…,” DYRD-ZD, 6:30 PM) a couple […]

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    The Tire Prince

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos January 29, 2012 The Tire Prince Dimiao was once a sleepy town, until Atty. Sylvia Varquez-Adame left her lofty position at the Philippine Central Bank and became the Mayor of the municipality. But even in the years of sluggishness, the town had produced big names in business and the professions. One thing they have in common… they left heir birthplace and ventured to other places, struggled tooth-and-nail, until they emerged victorious. Jesus Rapirap Quipit (JRQ) […]

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    The New ABC President

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos January 22, 2012 The New ABC President The Cabeza de Barangay was caricaturized as powerful, proud, and prosperous. Arrogant and overbearing, he lorded it over in his domain whatever the occasion was. This was what came to my mind when I learned that Barangay Captain Philipp Sarabia Besas (PSB) had taken over the reins as the ABC (Association of Barangay Captains) President, and when I decided to make him as my subject for today’s column. […]

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    Beauty Enhancement

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos January 15, 2012 Beauty Enhancement There is the popularly acknowledged belief that everybody, especially women, has the right to be beautiful; and in this age of the Belos and the Calayans the pursuit of beauty takes precedence over the mundane and the crappy. A prominent media personality once said, that any girl can be beautiful if she uses her brain (if she has any) in this age of technological advancement. If beauty is indeed “in […]

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