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Bencyrus Ellorin .  VILIFICATION campaigns are vile, evil because they do not have positive values or follow some ethical standards. A vilification campaign or any campaign for that matter reflects the character of the campaigner or their principal. Mayor Oscar Moreno has been subjected to vilification campaign from Day 1 ...

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Cooperate and breathe freely

Egay Uy .  PEOPLE have asked why no arrests have been made of those who were caught smoking in public places despite the issuance of Executive Order No. 26 by the president.  Quite a good number of text messages and Facebook messenger notes have been received by members of the ...

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The room will have a view

Netnet Camomot .  CONSTRUCTION can be noisy but that’s the phase it has to pass through before reaching the next level. The sounds of construction continue to live and kick in this neighborhood where at least four lots will soon have houses while one house is undergoing repairs. On Saturday, ...

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Advent asks us to begin well again

Fr. Roy Cimagala .  WITH the season of Advent which marks the beginning ofanother liturgical year, we are reminded of our duty to begin well again in ourspiritual and moral life, in our life that is meant for loving God andeverybody else. We have to remember that our life here ...

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Asserting our rights

Cong Corrales . “But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.” — Thomas ...

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Teacher Athos and the hope of our future

Gregorio Miguel Pallugna . JUST very recently, the results of the September 2018 Licensure Exam for Teachers were released and the Professional Regulation Commission announced that 79,212 examinees passed the exams for elementary and secondary education teachers. That’s a lot! But wait till you hear the number of graduates who ...

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Misinformation and endangering journos

Letters . THE National Union of Journalists of the Philippines calls out former Davao City vice mayor Paolo “Pulong” Duterte on two counts – spreading disinformation and endangering journalists. On his Facebook account, Vice Mayor Pulong Duterte – Official (https://www.facebook.com/pulongzduterte/?epa=SEARCH_BOX), the son of President Rodrigo Duterte posted pictures of what ...

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No, most don’t approve of EJKs

Herbie Gomez . I DOUBT if most Filipinos approve of subjecting people to extrajudicial killings on mere suspicion of involvement in the illicit drug trade, much more if they are merely hooked on drugs and are in need of rehabilitation and professional help. Camp Alagar’s spokesperson, Supt. Surki Sereñas, doesn’t ...

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The new ‘Indios’ and the new Filipinos

Perry Diaz . DURING the 300-year Spanish colonial era, the natives were called “indios” and the Philippine-born Spaniards and mestizos (mixed heritage) were called “Filipinos.” In 1898, after a brief period of Philippine independence, Spain ceded the Philippine Islands, Puerto Rico and Guam to the United States at the Treaty ...

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Don’t stop believin’

Netnet Camomot . THE best Christmas gift ever goes to former senator Bong Revilla who has been acquitted of plunder. When his co-accused former senators Juan Ponce Enrile and Jinggoy Estrada in the pork barrel scam were allowed to post bail in 2015 and 2017, respectively, somehow the Pinoy knew ...

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