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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.

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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How do they spot a terrorist?

Herbie Gomez EXCEPT for the aggravated traffic jams caused by government checkpoints, the situation in the city has been “normal” since Tuesday night when President Duterte placed the whole of Mindanao under martial law as an offshoot of the clashes between government forces and the Maute group in Marawi City. ...

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Bambi brokering Lim, DPWH talks

By HERBIE GOMEZ Editor in chief MISAMIS Oriental Gov. Yevgeny Vincente Emano yesterday revealed that he has started brokering talks between Barangay 33 chairman Conrad Lim and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in an effort to end the dispute over a property in Lapasan that is in ...

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Wow!

Herbie Gomez / I HAVE to congratulate some good friends for the accomplishments of their children. After all, their children’s accomplishments are their accomplishments. The first in my list is former Cagayan de Oro Press Club president Dolly Ilogon whose only daughter, Maria Monica Fe Ilogon Talag-Haydock, is now a ...

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Amnesty International’s letter

Herbie  Gomez I’M yielding my space to the April 26, 2017 open letter by Noble prize laureate Amnesty International to our government through Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II. Twenty of its directors from across the world signed the letter, namely: Claire Mallinson of Australia, Philippe Hensmans of Belgium, Francophone Alex ...

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‘Job orders’

Herbie Gomez IN light of the revelations of Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin Uy and Councilor Lordan Suan about how some members of the city council have turned the city’s legislature into the biggest job provider for their relatives in the city, the lawmaking body may want to seriously consider putting ...

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‘Blasphemous’

Herbie Gomez MANY see President Duterte’s anti-Catholic pronouncements as “blasphemous.” The word “blasphemy” or “sacrilege” however only has meaning to people with, in the context of religion, sacred cows. But for the secular mind, Duterte is a thigh-slapper whenever he mocks Church leaders, their dogma and all the practices and ...

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Official indiscretions

Herbie Gomez THERE is something not exactly right whenever a politician holding public office dares his critics to bring him to court, or seek his disbarment as in the case of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez whose graft case against fellow Duterte supporter, Davao del Norte 2nd District Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr., ...

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