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PUVs need to be upgraded

Dave Achondo THE funny thing about this government is that it doesn’t punish people who are really worth punishing. Take for instance the two-day nationwide transportation strike. Some drivers and operators of public utility vehicles forgot or were unware that they are not allowed to participate in any strike stipulated ...

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So how do we feel about the deaths of Hapilon and Maute?

By Robert Marohombsal Alonto Mindanews IN response to a dear friend’s query — “So how do we feel about the reported deaths of Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute?” – let’s put it this way: In 2003 when Sheikh Salamat Hashim, the Amirul Mujahideen and Chairman of the MILF passed away, ...

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Happy or sad for Hapilon?

Samira Ali Gutoc ILIGAN City–Lyndee of Initiatives for International Dialogue in Manila recalled a prayer moment early June of the siege when so many dead littered the streets. A travel mission of civil society from all over came to locked-down and no-entry Marawi for a prayer at the Campo Ranaw. ...

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Gold!

A. Paulita Roa IN 1950, the Municipality of Cagayan, Misamis Oriental became a chartered city by an Act of Congress. The bill sponsor, Rep. Emmanuel N. Pelaez gave the new city a new name: Cagayan de Oro. As a young student, I had the privilege of listening to Pelaez speak ...

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‘One Righteous Vote’

Batas Mauricio THANK God in the name of Jesus because a blessed Thursday was what I experienced on Oct. 17, 2017. That Thursday was truly blessed, as far as I was concerned, because it was permitted by Jesus our God and Savior to be a first in the Philippines. On ...

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Continuity in an age of discontinuity

Fr. Roy Cimagala THIS is a big challenge today. How can we have a sense of continuity in an age that is so clearly galloping with new developments, creating new categories, structures and meanings that we can say that we are entering a phase of disruptions and discontinuity? In fact, ...

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Tabang Marawi

Netnet Camomot XAVIER University’s Tabang Marawi was on its 19th visit last Sunday. Much like on May 21, 2017 when I went to Marawi for the unveiling of a Rotary marker and realizing later that the extremists were already preparing for battle then while we were there, I again had ...

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‘Anti-education’

Letter A POLITICAL opposition is an important element in democracy. Opposition strikes to balance the ruling party. According to French philosopher and political scientist Raymond Aron, “democracies are systems in which the peaceful rivalry for exercise of power exists constitutionally.” The functions of the opposition include counterweight, offers political alternatives, ...

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Beginning of an end

Ric Maulion “Statistics is just like bikini. It might appear insignificant. But not until you take away the external trappings revealing the beauty and value inside.” – maxim from DAR-Agusan del Sur Operation Division   WOW! What a journey it has been for Juan de la Cruz since President Duterte ...

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Renaissance

Bencyrus Ellorin THE 2017 Galing Pook Award garnered by Cagayan de Oro City not only affirms the “build back better” strategy of rehabilitation post-Sendong disaster; it is also manifests the city’s great revival from the dark ages. Truly, Cagayan de Oro City is in a renaissance. The city, represented by ...

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