THE latest column “Ruminations” of Rey O. Arcilla, a regular columnist of Malaya, which appears in the Filipino Reporter’s issue of Jan. 7-13, 2011 made me reflect on why I write my weekly column in the Reporter for over 16 years.



ENDOSCOPY is a medical procedure where the gastroenterologist (specialist in diseases of the food pipe, stomach and intestines) inserts through the mouth a thin, flexible, lighted, fiberoptic tube with a mini TV camera (for direct viewing by the physician performing the test, or displaying the color video image on a TV screen) into the esophagus (foodpipe), stomach and (usually the duodenum, the first part of the) small intestines to do what is known as UGI (Upper Gastrointestinal) endoscopy.



TIME is like a thief who comes and goes unnoticed in the middle of the night.

THIS one came two nights after Christmas but it brought a mighty city to its knees.



IN recent months, my office has conducted and released two reports on the election process in New York State — and they both reached the same conclusion:

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