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Cong Corrales “Truth was unimportant and entirely subordinate to tactics and psychology.” -Joseph Goebbels, Nazi party propagandist I WOULD like to thank the Philippine News Agency for making this column a helluva lot easier to write by posting not one but two fake news articles. Now we have two articles to ...

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Addressing the Abu Sayyaf problem

By VIC TAYLOR Mindanews First part of a series THE Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) has once again been in the news.  Despite the claims of the government that it has only 300 to 400 men, despite the non-stop military operations against the group which have been launched in Sulu, Basilan, ...

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Sitting on the job

Ben Contreras THERE is a saying in Chinese that when you want to convince a man, don’t do it the belligerent way but in softly spoken words. Take the case of the residents of an old apartment in China. Who would have thought that the world will find this old ...

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How the termites help the International Criminal Court

Elson Elizaga OUR household is under attack by a massive colony of termites. They consumed several volumes of research books and demolished the ceiling of a bathroom. I fumigated their hideouts with neem, but they survived. One humid evening before it rained, the swarm burst inside the living room, circling ...

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Garbage everywhere

Dave Achondo GARBAGE pollution is a problem that seems to be getting bigger each minute. If this problem isn’t solved soon, then we would all be living in a world turned into a gigantic dumpsite. Earlier this week as I was riding a motorela to work, I noticed garbage piled up. ...

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Focus

Netnet Camomot I’VE been using these facial tissues without giving any importance to the perks printed on the plastic covering their box, which say they have “lotion aloe/aloes & E.” Only to realize I should have given those words some thought. All that lotion aloe and E are excess baggage ...

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Merging currents

Karl Gaspar DAVAO City–“Of all the art exhibits I have lately seen in Davao City, this one is the best!” Such were the words of the noted Davao visual artist, Victor Secuya at the opening of Merging Currents – an art exhibit involving more than 30 distinguished artists of both ...

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SC must clarify Morales tenure as ombudsman

Batas Mauricio NOW, let’s get this over with transforming Janet Lim Napoles as a witness for the government in connection with the theft, stealing, and plunder if you may, of hundreds of billions of pesos as pork barrel of congressmen and senators, and even of President Benigno Aquino III, must ...

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Getting intimate with God

Fr. Roy Cimagala THIS should be a constant concern of ours. How can we get more and more intimate with God everyday? This is the most ideal condition that we can and should be in, and we just have to figure out how it can be achieved. To be sure, ...

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Text and drive no more

Ian Alfredo Magno DUBBED as the text messaging capital of the world, the Philippines is home to millions of mobile phone users who highly consider texting as among the basic necessities of daily life. Numbers don’t lie. And with such a very high turn-out, texting has become so entwined with our ...

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