Contents 1-- Rafael Roces, By Tony Joaquin – p6 December 2017, facebook2 -- Jose W. Diokno, by Tony Joaquin – p10 December 20173 – Wenceslao Q. Vinzons, by Tomas - p17 (1910 - 1942) Dateline, 1950s4 -- PART I --TAX REFORM WILL WORSEN ECONOMIC INEQUALITY, By Marcelo Tecson – p21 December, 8, 20175 -- PART II -- PROGRESSIVE TAXATION: THE SOLUTION TO ECONOMIC INEQUALITY By Marcelo Tecson – p27 Dateline, Dec. 8, 20176 -- Big 3 little words: “humane, just, fraternal” By Julia Carreon-Lagoc – p31 Dateline, 20167 -- Ramblings – Who knows about the future By Danny Gil – p36 Dateline, Dec. 13, 2017, facebook8 -- Chat, Flery and Phantom Commissions By Rene Saguisag – p39 Dateline, Dec 14, 2017, Manila Times opinion and WFA yahoogoup9 -- Carmen Guerrero Nacpil By Tony Joaquin – p45 Dateline, Dec. 201710 -- Alumni Spotlight – Romerl Elizes – p49 An Interview by his Alma Mater Dateline, Dec. 20, 201711 -- Fire! Aim! Ready! Administration; Prez Pacquiao? By Rene Saguisag – p57 Dateline, Wed, Dec 20, 2017, Manila Times opinion and WFA yahoogroup 12 -- Have a Better Year By Rene Saguisag – p64 Dateline, Dec 28, 2017, Manila Times opinion and WFA Yahoo Group 13 -- Martial Law Forever By Rene Saguisag – p68 Dateline, Jan. 4, 2018, Manila Times Opinion & WFA Group14 -- Before losing battle with cancer, this 27- year-old woman penned a heart- breaking, eye-opening letter By Holly Butcher – p75 January 8, 2018, facebook15 -- Federalism is not for the Philippines By Benjamin R. Punongbayan – p82 Dateline, October 24, 2016, facebook16 -- Why I Publish/Reprint Books Tatay Jobo Elizes – p88 Self-Publisher----------Writings are timeless and they act as mirrorsto history. I publish writings as they remain relevantanytime. I have seen a lot of good writings in theinternet, in magazines and newspapers. But most writers have only one or two articles and therefore not enough material to be published as a book. And yet, many of them need to be published or archived. There are also writers who write a lot but never publish them. There are also old books with no more prints available. The solution is to publish/reprint.I do this for free because of the print-books-on-demand (POD) system, but the printed or hardcopy is not freeThe printed book will always be there among your collections or libraries. Not all use the internet. The internet access has its technical problems. I can produce fiction, non-fiction, in color also.My booklist can be seen at http://tinyurl.com/mj76ccq (copy and paste)Permission had been granted by the author/authors to print their books under my free self-publishing service. They own copyrights to their works.Interested reader may request free reading ofany of my books, articles or essays via online reading or ebook. Just email me.Thank you.