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Dangerous idea

Herbie  Gomez “Imagine there’s no heaven / It’s easy if you try / No hell below us /Above us only sky / Imagine all the people Living for today / “Imagine there’s no countries / It isn’t hard to do / Nothing to kill or die for / And no ...

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Wishful thinking

Netnet Camomot WHILE writing last Friday’s column, somehow my minute brain failed to absorb the date—June 23, 2017, exactly a month after the Marawi siege. This is the result of multitasking, when you’re writing all pieces at the same time so that you’re now hopping from one piece to another, ...

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Anti-social media

Elson Elizaga ON June 15, veteran photojournalist Froilan Gallardo did something that no fake-news reporter in his right mind would do: Apologize. Gallardo apologized, in Facebook, because he had made a mistake. Actually, the Philippine National Police did, and Gallardo reported it, but he was sorry anyway. Gallardo’s complete post: ...

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Violent extremism’s new phase

By VIC M. TAYLOR Mindanews AS my 10-part series on the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) was being published, the news broke out about the fighting that started on May 23 in the Islamic City of Marawi. As reported, the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)  had received intelligence reports that ...

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Energy independence

Ike Señeres WHILE it is true that we have been politically independent for over a hundred years now, there is still a lot of debate whether we are really economically independent or not. I choose not to take sides regarding that issue, but as far as I am concerned, I ...

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Mango love

Rhona Canoy SO… If I had to eat only one kind of fruit for the rest of my life, it would have to be the mango. All kinds, but mango. Carabao, pajo, Indian, apple, rosso–name it, I’ll eat it. No other fruit provides a truly sensual experience. It starts with ...

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US-China war, soon a reality

Erick San Juan “ON the current trajectory,” Graham Allison contends, “war between the US and China in the decades ahead is not just possible, but much more likely than currently recognized.” The reason, he says, can be traced to the problem described in the fifth century B.C.E. in Thucydides’ account ...

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Membership alone won’t suffice

Ian Alfredo Magno AS of June 12, 2017, Philhealth published Circular No. 2017-0007 which distinguishes the active member from the inactive member. Part III provides the definition: “ACTIVE MEMBER – a registered member who has qualifying contributions and with sufficient regularity of payment and is entitled to avail of Philhealth benefits ...

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The role of religious leaders (2)

By VIC M. TAYLOR Mindanews MAJOR efforts were exerted in the past to explore innovative ways by which tenets of Islam could help shape development efforts.  There was, for example, a program some ten years ago, the Local Government Support Program in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (LGSPA) funded ...

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No one is protecting us from fake products

Batas Mauricio SO, what government agency is supposed to prevent the proliferation of fake rice, fake cabbage, fake eggs, and other fake foods and drinks, and even fake medicine, in the Philippines nowadays? At the rate video footages of these fake products are being shown on social networking sites, particularly ...

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