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Walking down the aisle

Before there was Facebook, before there was cell phone texting, before there was Instagram and Twitter, there was a time when my wife, Edna, and I would just lie quietly in bed, reading books.
On my side of the bed lay a stack of books generally about politics, history and law. On Edna’s side were books about religion, personal growth and inspirational accounts of lives well-lived.
One night, about 20 years ago, I stopped what I was reading and talked to my wife about my utter frustration with all the destructive intrigues and petty backbiting in the Filipino community. I had written about this debilitating phenomenon in one of my first columns in Philippine News in October of 1987. In “Crab Mentality”, I wrote about the propensity of Filipinos to pull down those who may be seen as climbing out of the crab basket we’re stuck in.      
Instead of counseling strength and acceptance of the slings and arrows that go with being a public figure in the San Francisco Filipino community, my wife instead suggested I read the book she had just finished, “Mother Theresa, Missionary of Charity.”

Lame mind, lame excuses, lame duck

Two of the most intelligent presidents the country ever had turned out to be the most corrupt.  So much for intelligent people running the government.  How about those with a lame mind “ampaw” (rice crispies) as President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III called them last March 13 when he advised voters to elect someone with substance.  “In essence, who really has substance and who is ampaw?” he asked the students at an open forum at the Hope Christian High School in Manila. “With ampaw, you might be happy for a while but after 10 minutes, you’re hungry because there’s nothing in it,” P-Noy said in Filipino.  “Ampaw” is a pejorative for people lacking in substance.
But P-Noy is also the target of his critics who questioned his qualifications to run the country during the 2010 presidential elections.  They claimed that in his nine years in the House of Representatives and three years in the Senate, his legislative record was zero; that is, none of the bills he authored have been enacted into law.  “A real ampaw,” they said.
Actually, before P-Noy raised the issue of ampaw presidential candidates, his critics have already been calling him “ampaw” for what they believed was his incompetence in governing the country. His disappearing acts during crises further exacerbated public perception of his incapacity to deal with the country’s problems.  


Years after she first played the superhero Darna on TV, actress Angel Locsin is now getting ready to don the sexy costume of the iconic Pinoy comic character once again -- this time on the big screen.
In a recent interview, Angel said she is starting her preparations for the movie, to be directed by Famas-winning director Erik Matti, by losing some weight.
"Naku kailangan eh.  Mabilis talagang pumayat ang tao kapag kailangan talaga, 'yung walang choice talaga," says Angel.
To facilitate her weight loss, Angel was given a "major" workout routine that includes Muay Thai.
"Parang workout ng mga fighters talaga," she described.
According to Angel, her official training for Darna is scheduled to months from now. However, she decided to begin her workouts early so her body could adjust.
"Sa September pa magi-start yung training pero ngayon nagi-start na ako (para di mabigla). Kasi may tama ako sa likod I have cracked disc mild lang naman," she explained.
"Kasi kaysa operahan kailangang tibayan ko lang 'yung core ko so workout talaga," "The Legal Wife" star added.
The new Darna movie, based on the character created by Mars Ravelo and artist Nestor Redondo, is being developed under Star Cinema.
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