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Lost at sea

H. Marcos Mordeno . MALAYBALAY City – President Duterte’s ranted against the United States, European Union, United Nations and other foreign institutions early in his term and onward, although dismissed by many as just an expression of his annoyance over criticisms on the government’s bloody war on drugs, signaled a ...

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Marawi’s potentials

Ben Contreras . RALPH Vincent Abragan and Renato Gica Tibon commented on a special report on Marawi shared by Robert de la Serna. Abragan said, “Marawi can become the Baguio City of Mindanao. The lake has a lot of potentials.” Tibon put it this way: “For one, exert effort to ...

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Technology for society (9)

Ike Señeres .   9th of a series IN the computing world, there is a general consensus that content is king, and in the end, everything will just be about content. For sure, Sony Corporation did not buy Columbia Pictures for the real estate, but for the film libraries, in ...

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What’s happening to America?

Cesar Gorillo . THE Glory that was Greece; the Grandeur that was Rome. This was the usual description of nations that have lorded over the world in terms of power and influence but later turned to oblivion by series of events brought about by ineffective governance. This is happening to ...

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Games of my childhood

Raul Ilogon . DO you want to play games? Tibon tibon es kapitan tonon tibon! O ikaw abal! Hahaha, dagan na dayun! No one knows the meaning of the words or their beginnings but that was how we started a game. It’s equivalent to boxing’s “Let’s get ready to rrrrumble!” ...

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Small time, big time

Egay Uy . THE Cagayan de Oro City Police Office leadership should look into this matter seriously. There are reports of hantak gambling operations in Agora, Cogon, and Carmen, and elsewhere in the city. Of these, two have recently been “raided,” both at the instance of the inspection team of ...

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Cheesiest and meatiest

Netnet Camomot . LIKE the designated driver for drinking sessions, there should be a designated Facebook (FB) post-er for your beach photos otherwise everyone will be posting the same photos featuring the same people in exactly the same poses. Yes, some social media photos are déjà vu moments: I think ...

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With elections now over, let SK bloom! (6)

Manny Valdehuesa . IT’S unfortunate that our youth were sidelined by suspensions, postponements, and cancellations of their sangguniang kabataan elections for a number of years. But now the SK is back, empowered once more with a fresh mandate. Let’s help them or guide them to become real assets to the ...

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‘Coup warranto’

H. Marcos Mordeno . MALAYBALAY City – Opinions favoring the Supreme Court decision on the quo warranto petition filed by Solicitor General Jose Calida against ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has been marked by at least three faults: (1) negation of the Constitution as the highest law of the ...

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Technology for society (8)

Ike Señeres . 8th of a series MANY years ago, when I was the director general of the National Computer Center (NCC), I predicted that in the future, most innovations in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) will be based mainly on Internet Protocol (IP) and the Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). ...

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