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Army of trolls

Cong Corrales . I ADMIT I was overwhelmed by how troll farms and their handlers took social media platforms in the 2016 national elections by storm. It was anything short of “shock and awe.” They dominated discussion boards, bullied thought leaders and mainstream news media into virtual silence, at least ...

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Defying the odds

Pat Diaz . GENERAL Santos City — You are on your last 50 pesos. What will you do with it? Buy bananas or bet on lotto? Hitting the jackpot may be worth missing your favorite lacatan or tundal. Prospecting is fun. I got curious when I stumbled upon the Sept. ...

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Letter and spirit of the law

Fr. Roy Cimagala . WE obviously have to be governed by the rule of law. Without the law, we can only expect disorder and chaos, and all the forms of injustice. But we need to distinguish between the letter of the law and the spirit of the law, and know ...

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Dr. Erlinda M. Burton

Elson Elizaga . A FEW months before Dr. Erlinda M. Burton died, a friend said she had changed. She was older and weak after having undergone surgery for breast cancer. Then I received a happy greeting from her in Messenger. She wrote it would be nice to have a gathering ...

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Intimate conversation with Fr. Suarez

Cesar Gorillo . I HAD the privilege of talking with the world-renowned healing priest Rev. Fr. Fernando Suarez on Oct. 8, 2018 at the Valencia City Tennis Court where he played before his Healing Mass the next day at the Mother of Perpetual Help Parish, Bagontaas Valencia City. He is ...

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A long day ahead

Egay Uy . RECENTLY, the Regulatory and Complaint Board has hugged the front pages of local dailies because of the series of operations it has conducted.  It is mandated to protect minors from the influence of modern technology, i.e., videoke games and internet access, and from child molester and traffickers, ...

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Eco-friendly

Netnet Camomot . FORMER Environment Secretary Gina Lopez has often said that Pinas should be in ecotourism and not mining. As for me, here’s my environment-friendly contribution: I write my first draft on scratch paper. Cagayan de Oro will also become environment-friendly through its plastic ban starting Jan. 1, 2019. ...

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Here we go again

Rhona Canoy . SO… I got into a taxicab a couple of days ago and, as is my wont, I started a conversation with the gentleman. Touching on the most common topic of late, we talked about the obscene amount of money to be won by lotto. He dreamed about ...

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Reunions

Brady Eviota . BERN, Switzerland – In a month-long visit to the homeland last month I had the luck to be in four reunions. And like all reunions, there was never a dull moment. “Every parting gives a foretaste of death, every reunion a hint of the resurrection.” That’s a ...

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Roque viewed as a threat

Batas Mauricio . WHAT is this I am hearing that the reason why presidential spokesman Harry Roque was removed from his position was that, many of those who are close to President Duterte now fear the former party list congressman because he has become very popular as a result of ...

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