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TREND MAKER. Mindanao Gold Star Daily was established in 1989 to set ablaze a new meaning & flame to the local newspaper business. Throughout the years it continued its focus and interest in the rural areas & pioneered the growth of countryside journalism.

Of chicken bones, human rights

Herbie Gomez / I WOULD be prudent in handling the complaint against the developer of Primavera Residences in uptown Cagayan de Oro if I were in the shoes of Vice Mayor Kikang Uy and Councilor Ian Mark Nacaya. The firm, Italpinas Development Corp., has invested a lot in Cagayan de ...

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Unreliable ‘reliable source’

Herbie Gomez THERE are times when the only way a story teller can connect the dots is to use important information from people, highly placed and with insider information, who agree to speak on condition of anonymity. This is an acceptable but not really an encouraged practice in journalism. The ...

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Kuratong Baleleng: Revered gangsters, vigilantes

By HERBIE GOMEZ Editor in chief (We are reprinting this story published in this paper and The Manila Times 15 years ago in view of the shooting deaths of Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog, his wife and their supporters in Ozamiz City on Sunday. The Times published this on  May 18, 2002.) ...

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Return the bells

Herbie Gomez I AM yielding my space today to former senator Nene Pimentel’s Sept. 28, 2002 plea for the US to return the Bells of Balangiga. This is timely and gives context to President Duterte’s call for the US to return the bells during his State of the Nation Address ...

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Amnesty International’s stand

Herbie Gomez I AM yielding my space today to Nobel Peace prize laureate Amnesty International that released this (“Duterte’s bloody and lawless year in power”) in time for President Duterte’s first year in Malacanang. Read on: Since assuming the presidency of the Philippines a year ago, Rodrigo Duterte and his ...

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The new F-word

Herbie Gomez IN 2003, a group of journalists in the city partnered with the academe, judiciary, religious and other civil society groups to assess and start a public discussion on the strengths and weaknesses of the mainstream media, and how the media audience can help the “ailing” industry. Needless to ...

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Dangerous idea

Herbie  Gomez “Imagine there’s no heaven / It’s easy if you try / No hell below us /Above us only sky / Imagine all the people Living for today / “Imagine there’s no countries / It isn’t hard to do / Nothing to kill or die for / And no ...

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Take the bull by the horns

Herbie Gomez THERE is something everyone seems to be leaving out in nearly all the discussions about the growing problem on extremism that has been highlighted by the ongoing crisis in Marawi City. Religion. No, it may not be said that none of the ugly things that happened in Marawi ...

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To catch a mouse

Herbie Gomez CAGAYAN de Oro should prepare for the prospects of Vice Mayor Kikang Uy taking over as mayor, and Councilor Zaldy Ocon assuming as vice mayor. That is a possibility, and assuming that Mayor Oscar Moreno does not survive this impending political firestorm that is drawing its power from ...

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‘Official truth’

Herbie Gomez “The art of propaganda consists precisely in being able to awaken the imagination of the public through an appeal to their feelings, in finding the appropriate psychological form that will arrest the attention and appeal to the hearts of the national masses.” -Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf I’M keeping ...

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