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Letter to the Editor

Rotten traditional politics

WE are the youth who have been aspiring for equality, democracy, and peace. We’ve been disappointed with the Comelec’s declaration of Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, and several municipalities in Pantao Ragat and Kauswagan in Lanao del Norte as “election watchlist area” (EWA). We believe that this declaration manifests the peak ...

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Resume the formal peace talks

Letter to the Editor AS Christendom celebrates the birth of Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace, the Philippine Ecumenical Peace Platform (Pepp), calls on the Government of the Philippines (GPH) and the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) to resume formal peace talks. May this season of hope inspire ...

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Disarm, disband militia groups

Rochamae Bihag, CEGP vice president for Mindanao IN the face of intense militarization and worsening human rights violations against the Lumad in Mindanao, the College Editors Guild of the Philippines – Mindanao denounce in the highest form the attacks of dela Mance paramilitary group. Dela Mance, under the Alamara, is ...

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Duterte assault takes the cake

Letter to the Editor AS lady candidate, Roman Catholic and lawyer, though not a devout or perfect one, I cannot remain silent in the face of Rodrigo Duterte’s uncivilized remarks about the Pope, the brutal way by which he would cleanse society of criminals in total disregard of due process, ...

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Duterte apologizes

I SINCERELY express sadness and regret that the part of my speech mentioning Pope Francis in relation to the monstrous traffic gridlock in January came across as being disrespectful to the person of His Holiness Pope Francis. It was farthest from my mind and was never my intention. I acknowledge ...

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A more cunning competition

Letter to the Editor I HAVE always believed that there was only one master of deception, and that is the badly beaten former mayor who miserably lost to Mayor Oca Moreno in the last elections.  Of late, another master of deception, as tagged by netizens, has emerged.  This time, it’s ...

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It’s an old order, not new

Letter to the Editor WE are shocked with the seeming “news,” written by your reporter Lito Rulona entitled “Court trashes San Miguel folk petition”—as if that story just came out recently or yesterday. Mr. Roluna was referring to or quoting, erroneously at that, an Order issued by Judge Jeoffre W. ...

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1-2-3 Pass

Letter to the Editor HAVE you played the game 1-2-3 Pass? The objective of this card game is to get four of a kind: 1 – For each player there are four matching cards, one of each suit (numbers or rank do not really matter). After a shuffle, everyone is ...

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On violations against lumads

Letter to the Editor ON Oct. 26-30, 2015 participants to the International Fact Finding Mission (IFFM) in Surigao del Sur went to Lumad communities in Surigao del Sur to look into the situation of communities affected by the Sept. 1 Lianga massacre and subsequent massive evacuations due to human rights ...

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El Nino and self-discipline

Letter to the Editor I SAW a copy of Memorandum Circular No. 2015-118 of the DILG which advises local officials and all concerned top take precautionary measures in their respective AOR’s because of the continuing threat of the effects of El Nino in certain parts of the country. Among the ...

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