Why lawmakers like stem cell therapy

Finally, the truth is out. There are lawmakers who will brave needles and resort to death-defying treatments just to live a little bit longer. Like the newly-resigned Senate President “Manong” Johnny Ponce Enrile who has never been seen with white hair in all his senior citizen years. At the age of 89, he actually looks a quarter of a century […]

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“Disgust” as an energy source

One of the perks of being married to a humorist is I get to read the funny pieces first. Alan never ceases to amaze me with his wit. In this piece, he suggests how to use a widespread emotion to power up our homes: Inventor wants to tap disgust as an energy source Hot Manila – by Alan Robles Posted […]

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Ways to monetize confessions

And a quiz on Sabah  In today’s Hotmanila column Alan takes a look at one of the oldest fixtures of the Catholic church – the confessional box. If you recall, that was the same box that did in the Philippine’s first liberation movement. If priests talk about their congregations’ confessions, what can we do about it? Hot Manila – by […]

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The best time to laugh is when tensions are high

Filipinos are extra-good at humor because we’ve seen and experienced so much pain. Laughter is our way of dealing with the pain. And so I’d like to encourage you guys to read my hubby Alan’s two latest humor columns. The one today is entitled Fly-by-night nursing schools? What? Hello, my name is Jumbo Urinal. I’m the owner, manager, director, main […]

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Alan’s cock-eyed take on papal polls

Living with a humorist, I’m always prepared to hear the unexpected twist to downright serious topics. Alan was meaning to write about something else for his humor column this week. But when Pope B16 abruptly resigned, Alan simply had to write about this first. And so he did - Imagine a Papal election, Philippine style Hot Manila – by Alan Robles […]

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Alan imagines how the police fight crime

For his humor column this week, Alan decided to take a closer look at crime-busting: Task Force Martilyo, On the Job Hot Manila – by Alan Robles Last week, hammer-wielding crooks smashed the glass cases of a jewelry shop inside a Manila mall and escaped with the contents. Stung into action, our police announced their dramatic initiative for catching the […]

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Alan’s perfect solution for resolving the Senate crisis

  In this week’s column, my hubby Alan turns his attention to the mess at the Senate.   How to solve the Senate crisis Hot Manila – by Alan Robles  What a mess our Senate is in. Bickering. Plagiarism. Shady gift-giving. Shocking personal attacks and innuendoes of sweetheart deals, or deals with sweethearts. It’s a breakdown that is distracting our beloved […]

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