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Destruction and reconstruction

William Adan NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental — The House Committee on Justice, for approving the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno finds itself in a bind. Even if the members now have realized that they had been hoodwinked  by Gadon, they are  forced to help or join him in ...

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Martial law’s expendables

Czarina Golda Musni THE government’s drive to end the decades-long armed rebellion of the Communist Party Philippines-New People’s Army (NPA) has stuck to its militaristic campaign in today’s decision on the extension of Martial Law in Mindanao. Unfortunately, in the past months since its proclamation, it has done more damage ...

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On parking

Egay Uy THE Internet is pregnant with information, needless to state.  If only to further educate motorists who are apprehended for illegal parking, let me mention some items I found in the net on parking. Parking Law and Legal Definition says parking typically is defined as “the stopping or standing ...

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All I want for Christmas

Netnet Camomot “RAINY days and Mondays…” Well, it was a rainy Wednesday, no thanks to Urduja, but the typhoon gave us an excuse to avoid Christmas shopping at least for that day. Christmas gifts are tricky. Here I am still stuck with spring cleaning, and then, buying gifts for family ...

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Community participation

William Adan NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental–A notable intervention conceived by marine scientists to arrest the deteriorating quality of ocean habitats and declining resources is the establishment of marine protected areas (MPAs). A marine protected area is essentially a space in the ocean or coastal waters where human activities are more strictly ...

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Why are they silent on Denvaxia?

Batas Mauricio THE silence of both former President Noynoy Aquino and former Education Secretary Bro. Armin Luistro on the misfortune that has befallen more than 800,000 elementary school children who were forcibly vaccinated with the Dengvaxia vaccine before Noynoy’s term ended on June 30, 2016 is truly deafening. As I ...

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On water and power

Egay Uy ON water. For the past several days, water in Patag has been back to normal, i.e., right pressure, right volume (meaning no air is pumped through our faucets), and right time. Without delving deep into the bulk water contracts of the Cagayan de Oro Water District, we, consumers, ...

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Kagay-anon poet

A. Paulita Roa DO you know that Toribio Chaves, first elected mayor or municipal presidente of Cagayan de Misamis in 1898 was a poet? That was how the Kagay-anons held their poets in high esteem for they never made any distinction between one who is an artist to one who ...

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Murder in a subdivision

Ric Maulion THE  cold-blooded murder of Dr. Ricardo Rotoras on Dec. 2, 2017 raises many questions. It’s a mystery and the case is like the ones in Agatha Christie’s novels just like the 1935 classic “Murder on the Orient Express” that was adapted into a movie in 1974. It starred ...

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War against reds and yellows

Perry Diaz IN a country where groups and organizations are identified by colors, two groups – the “reds” and the “yellows” – have taken center stage in the political arena. On the side of the reds are the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP), New People’s Army (NPA), and National ...

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