Jul/Aug 2023

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h u m o r  &  s a t i r e

Humor and Satire

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The Assassination of Benigno "Ninoy" Aquino, Jr. Considered as the Last Two Minutes of Game Seven of the PBA All-Filipino Conference Finals

More than 30 years later, Filipinos continue to memorialize this game, with die-hard PBA fans treating it as a national holiday, flocking to the Araneta Coliseum to pay respect to the people's champion. It still dominates public sports discourse, peeling scabbed wounds and digging up buried frustrations from the longtime fans of either team; in fact, just talking about the game poses significant risk of inciting mass street demonstrations, evoking the public fury of those tumultuous years that forced the league to reverse the results (awarding the Gin Kings the championship) and the near-expulsion of the San Miguel Beermen from the league.

Michael Aaron Gomez

Newsletter of the Nigerian Princes Support Group

As so often, there is a problem. One cannot manage money one hasn't got—or hasn't gotten out of the country: an inheritance just beyond reach, parents imprisoned or assassinated or who wish to assassinate yourself, lacking of girlfriend or boyfriend or other who will serve as trusted courier. Who has not had, as Americans say, such "hassles"? And without money, what is one to do? One is too proud, we trust, to sell one's body.

David Guaspari