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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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Are we there yet?

Netnet Camomot WE can accept traffic when we’re in Metro Cebu or Metro Manila—they’re much bigger than Cagayan de Oro, with more cars, more residents, more tourists, all that and more converging in one place, traffic is a given. CDO, on the other hand, is a small place. Hey, it ...

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Emerging opportunities

Ruffy Magbanua “Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A world of optimism and hope. A ‘can do spirit’ when things are tough.” -Richard M. DeVos FOR the nth time, icons of the business community in Mindanao have been crying out loud for Imperial Manila to ...

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Christian-Muslim dialogue

Churchill Aguilar I AM happy to yield my space to Fr. Paul Glynn who wrote about his experience as a missionary priest in Mindanao. Here’s what he wrote: When I first arrived in the Philippines I felt inundated by anti-Muslim prejudices from the majority, Catholic population. They told me that Muslims ...

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Flying away

Rhona Canoy SO… It is always fascinating how human behaviors change when people travel. I wrote a column once about sea voyages. Lately I’ve been flying and so my wide-angle observation lens has turned to airports and airplanes. In spite of the fact that air fares are more affordable these ...

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Cost of ‘new normal’

Ian Alfredo Magno MORE than a month ago, it took an average of five to six hours for a 40-kilometer trip from Cagayan de Oro to the Laguindingan airport, vice versa.  The lag was apparently caused by the sudden collapse of the portion of a makeshift mound where a bridge ...

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The unseen shade

By Shiela Mordeno Fernandez Contributor   NO words may be enough to describe a teacher’s job. Surveys only tell that teaching is one of the most stressful jobs in the world. Yet teachers still go about their daily course–come to school before students arrive, follow the school program and leave ...

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Cry of Mt. Apo

By Bess Tulio, Mindanews DAVAO City–Fire grew bigger by the second as the mountain burned. Animals wailed in pain as they tried to escape the intense heat threatening to kill them in one gulp. Flora and fauna turned into ashes, and Mt. Apo screamed in pain while pieces of her ...

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‘I will order invasion of Jolo if…’

Batas  Mauricio INVADING Jolo to exterminate terrorist groups in the area will be ordered by President Duterte, if security threats to the Asean senior officials’ meeting that is being held in Bohol will require such an invasion. This was clarified by the President in his media interview in Bohol on ...

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Imparting Christ’s mercy to all

Fr. Roy Cimagala WITH the celebration of the Second Sunday as well as the Octave of Easter that happens also to be the Divine Mercy Sunday, we are reminded of our duty to know how to dispense Christ’s mercy to all. It’s truly an overwhelming task since it requires nothing ...

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