So you think you know Latin

One of the things that has come out of this debate over the DAP controversy is the resurrection of a dead language called Latin. There was a time in Manila that Latin was de regueur among the youth. If you didn't know any Latin you would not count. Today, only lawyers, doctors and priests have preserved this language that even Italians no longer speak, unless they attend a Messa in Latino in one of those tiny churches in Italy attended by old women. My hubby Alan, who speaks three languages, decided to delve into Latin and he made a surprising discovery. Latin, although long dead and long buried, is still evolving. Especially in the legal field. And so he decided to write about his findings:

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Should the President be impeached over DAP?

Here's what a notable media critic told @hotmanila about the controversy over President Benigno Aquino's economic stimulus program called DAP. Questions and Answers about the DAP controversy Hot Manila - by Alan Robles - Seeking enlightenment on the contentious DAP issue, we enticed renowned and enigmatic media critic Justin Spinboogers, Esq, from his brooding seclusion to give us, with his trademark incisive and trenchant wit, the benefit of his sober and dispassionate insight.

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Exclusive photos on pork and Imelda Marcos

After I wrote my post yesterday about how there would be a media frenzy to get hold of Senator Juan Ponce Enrile's mugshots, my hubby Alan told me he'd already produced the photos. In fact he gave me two sets, which he assures can be used for any and all senators arrested because of the pork barrel scandal.

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Government may assign teachers to police Internet commenters

Just In – With social media networking sites becoming the primary source of news for most Filipinos, the government is thinking of assigning already overburdened teachers to check comments online. They will not censor content but rather point out mistakes in, for instance,  grammar and spelling. As usual, @hotmanila got the story first. Here is the breaking news: Gov’t mulls […]

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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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