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SINURSURAN: Makitsismiska manen?

PAPANAM? Mangarruba la bassit. Bigbigat, makitsismiska manen! Makitsismis? Mangarruba, kunak. Ket isu! No mangarruba, makitsismis daytan! Mayatka kadayta? Mapanka laeng makikaarruba ngem ipapandan, diretsuendan a mapanka laeng makitsismis. No tsismis kunatayo, iti kulturatayo a puli, negatibo dayta. Ibusen ti oras nga agpapatang iti awan kaes-eskanna a banag. Saritaen, pagsasaritaan dagiti am-ammo. Ipalgak dagiti limed a […]

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IN MY EYES: Write and live healthier

Last time around, I wrote about reading and writing. You see, it’s elating to see your name in the bylines of write-ups and photographs, fellas. You may not get rich but being recognized is in the higher level of needs in Abraham Maslow’s pyramid of needs. Experts say writing can improve your life, and make […]

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SINURSURAN: Addaak iti drug watch list, kunam?

NO agkiriring ‘ta selponmo, sigurado a magagaranka a mangammo no asino ti umaw-awag. Agalo no saan a nakaponbuk ti numero. Aglalabbet a saludsod ti rumtab iti isip sakbay a sungbatan ti awag. Asino ngata daytoy? Ania ti ibagana? Ngem kasanon no aggapu kadagiti otoridad ti awag? Kasanon no kastoy ti ibagbagana? Sika ni Angkuan dela […]

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IN MY EYES: Road issues (again) and queries

Last time around, I wrote a column entitled, “A road issue soon,” which merited several comments from netizens plying our national highway in the province. Here, I raised some issues where a provincial legislator had been toying on the idea of prohibiting non 4-wheeled vehicles from using the main 2-lane national highway. Instead, they should […]

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SINURSURAN: Honesty is…

ADDADA iti playground a sango ti mini-gymnasium ti pagadalan. Madama ti panagsanay dagiti ubbingda iti masungad a konbokasion– sumagmamanon a tawen ti napalabas. Kas iti sigud, nakatoka iti sound system. Buybuyaenna dagiti ubbing a prakpraktisen ti adbayserda iti ipabuyada a mass demo. Kas iti sigud, adu nga ubbing ti agbuybuya. Nakatugawda, agsusukot pay dagiti dadduma, […]

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IN MY EYES: ‘Afamosa’

Afamosa means famous. Formerly, it’s A’Famosa from a a famous country club in Indonesia, but the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) rejected the name, so it was registered Afamosa. What is Afamosa, fellas? It’s the 3rd tourism destination in the town of San Juan (Ilocos Sur) which awed the media officials from the Ilocos […]

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Dagiti didigra a sangsanguentayo ita

PITOPULO KET UPPAT ti tawenkon. Iti unos ti panagbiagko, ita laeng a malayus ti kalye iti sango ti balaymi. Dayta ti nasao ti maysa a nataengan a babai iti siudad ti Dagupan, Pangasinan iti interbiu kenkuana ti estasion ti telebision a nakabase iti Kamaynilaan. Kayatna a sawen, naunday a panawen a di nadidigra iti layus. […]

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Reading through kerosene lamp

My first love is not with a girl or a woman, fellas. It’s reading. When I was young and electricity was still unknown, my mother would lit a kerosene lamp at dusk which we used on the dining and reading tables. My little table would be busy with the assignments until 11:00PM and all was […]

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No maminsan…

NO MAMINSAN, agsisimparat ti mapampanunotna. Ti masalsaludsod ti isipna.  Pampanunot, salsaludsod a nakatalimudok kadagiti agdama a pasamak iti aglawlaw. Saan met ngata a makuna a lumuklukay ti turniliona. Normal laeng ti panagsaludsod. Kalinteganna dayta. Kas maysa nga umili. Pagarigan dagiti tarpolin a nataratar iti Regional Highway ti Ilocos nga agpa-Cagayan Valley. Adayo pay ti eleksion […]

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Music hath charm

What’s in a song, fellas? Tradition tells us that the Greek Odysseus nearly drowned when he was lured by the song of sea sirens. He had to be tied to be saved. Alexander The Great’s paramour, Thais, allegedly led in the burning of the city of Persepolis after the army bard sang of yesteryears including […]

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