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Cliché quips and scenes in action thrillers

I thought The Irishman’s scriptwriter Steve Zalllian had introduced a characteristic mafioso refrain with the fatalistic line “It is what it is” that was repeated by various characters throughout the movie, usually to dismiss an unfortunate situation, until I kept up my Netflix binge-ing and encountered the quip in several TV drama series that antedated Martin Scorsese’s latest cinematic triumph......»»

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Comics (August 10, 2020)

Comics (August 10, 2020).....»»

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Would you buy a painting unsigned?

It’s a failure of foresight to just look at the name. After all, the artists who are esteemed now began as young and upcoming practitioners......»»

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theLotter is calling all Filipinos to join American lottery and win a $169 million jackpot

theLotter is calling all Filipinos to join the next draw and win $169 million!.....»»

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DILG advises poor families to wear face masks at home

The Department of Interior and Local Government on Monday urged families to wear face masks even when inside their residences......»»

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New Global FC management bails out on team

The team’s new owners, Mazinyi Management, have bailed out via a crude WhatsApp message last Sunday, August 9......»»

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Julia shares lessons learned from Barretto family, Bea-Gerald controversies

Kapamilya actress Julia Barretto shared the biggest lesson she learned during the controversies she encountered last year. .....»»

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Revolution and its dimensions

There was a bit of talk about revolution this week. I think it all started when about a dozen or so frontline health workers staged a demonstration pleading for assistance......»»

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What about……

Last Friday, I spoke with Dr. Edcel Salvana, the Director of the Institute of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology at UP Manila-National Institute of Health, concerning developments in the field of medicine and healthcare relative to the fight against COVID-19......»»

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Duty, honor, country

Who would have imagined that this year would bring us so much misery, devastation, frustration, disaster and depression?.....»»

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Actions more than words

One of the issues raised in the “time out” called by militant groups of health care workers is that public communications in the government’s campaign to stop the 2019 coronavirus disease, or COVID-19 pandemic, are “not cascaded” down to their levels......»»

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Contraction

Let’s see… we’re now in what The Telegraph in the UK has described as “possibly the world’s longest and strictest coronavirus lockdown.”.....»»

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EDITORIAL - Full attention required

With people openly suspecting that he is simply trying to avoid a congressional investigation, the embattled president and chief executive officer of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. has promised to continue testifying in the Senate inquiry on anomalies in PhilHealth......»»

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Among happiest before, today we re worse-off

From being among the world's happiest, Filipinos are suddenly worse off. The Philippines is now Asia-Pacific's COVID-19 pandemic hot spot......»»

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PNP wants to check quarantine exemption abuse

The Philippine National Police wants stricter rules in implementing stay-at-home orders for APOR or authorized persons outside residence who allegedly abuse the exemptions given them......»»

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Bong Revilla gets COVID-19

Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. has tested positive for coronavirus disease 2019......»»

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‘Stop use of thermal scanners, mists at checkpoints’

Medical experts are urging the police in Metro Manila to discontinue some measures being implemented at quarantine checkpoints to avoid further spreading the coronavirus disease 2019 in communities......»»

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Government urged to double senior citizens’ pension

An administration lawmaker and key official of the House of Representatives is pushing for the doubling of the monthly pension of millions of senior citizens from the original P500 to P1,000......»»

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Heinous crime victims have rights, too – lawmaker

An administration lawmaker is pushing his argument to support calls for the reimposition of capital punishment in the country, saying victims of heinous crimes have human rights, too, and not just the suspects......»»

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House to give Bayanihan 2 final OK this week

The House of Representatives, under the leadership of Speaker Alan Peter Cayetano, has given assurance of the final approval this week of the Bayanihan to Recover as One Act (Bayanihan 2) that will help government address the COVID-19 pandemic......»»

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