Don't X the 'Mas

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Don't X the 'Mas


MANILA, Philippines - BUT NOT IN SHAME. Smart-Gilas failed to bring home the bacon. But not in shame. The team did us proud. As Pacman can tell, you don't win a championship overnight.MVP did the right thing in putting up a national team. Keep coach Toroman and the team together, and four years from now, we'll win back the basketball Asiad.How about doing the same thing for football and gymastics, too?Yesterday was the First Sunday of Advent when the Christian world prepares for the celebration of the Nativity of Christ.Dec. 25 falls on Saturday. Will P'Noy oblige Pinoys with an extra holiday on Friday or Monday?Anyway, the nation will be in merrying mood the entire month of December. Foreigners know that you don't do serious business in this country in the last month of the year.Christmas carols have been heard as early as September.THERE OUTA BE A LAW-.against a jingle "wishing you a Merry 'Kremas!"-Like one soy sauce which was cut off the airwaves: "Happy Birthday Toyo!"I was chagrined to find at UNESCO that to be "politically correct" and to accommodate all faiths, they were festive around a "Holiday Tree."Just like Christmas cards wishing you "Merry X'mas!"HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL. Eastern Samar Rep. Ben Evardone wants to cap lotto jackpot at P500 million, saying swelling the pot caused "widespread compulsion" to play, even those who normally don't gamble. …

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