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The wisdom beyond BOL’s affirmation or negation

By Noor Saada Mindanews .  ZAMBOANGA City – This month commences the campaign for the plebiscite on the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) that will replace the Expanded Organic Act of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm) and establish the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Barmm). The formal launch ...

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Trash: Glaring proof of spurious faith

Batas Mauricio .  HERE goes the Filipino people again. They did everything, in a frenzied manner yet, so they can celebrate and commemorate Christmas 2018 on December 25. Unfortunately, however, it is not too difficult to discern that, once again, their festivities immortalizing the coming of Jesus to earth do ...

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Flowing with the times

Fr. Roy Cimagala .  HOW should we flow with the times without getting lost along the way? That’s the question many people, especially the elderly ones, are asking these days. They know that they always have to make adjustments in the way they handle the new developments, but they want ...

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On being prepared (2)

Fr. Leo Pabayo .  THE need to be prepared is the most important lesson we can learn from the 2011 disaster. It sounds simple and common sensical. But simplest things are often the most important.  They are also often the most forgotten. This concept of being prepared was drummed into ...

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Opposite of monopoly

Ike Señeres .  IT is clear that an industry is in effect a duopoly if there are only two players. That may just be a play of words, because two players conniving and working together as a cartel might as well be called a monopoly. By definition, an industry becomes ...

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Reviewing the contract

Lance Patrick Enad .  CHRISTMAS is usually the time when moms, dads, ninongs and ninangs, uncles and aunties shower children with presents, some would even go as far as satisfying every whim of the child. Admittedly enjoyable, it seems that most of us have forgotten about the agreements we made, ...

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The joy of Christmas

Fr. Roy Cimagala . THE joy of Christmas springs from the fact that Jesus Christ, our savior, is born. “Puer natus est nobis,” says the entrance prayer in the Christmas Mass. A child is born for us, he is Christ the Lord, our Savior. This good news should give us ...

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Story of love

Batas Mauricio .  THE story of Christmas is the story of love, of forgiveness, of giving, of peace, and of hope, and of holiness. It is truly the story of God, and of how He so loved the world which He created, the world which, unfortunately, got destroyed by man’s ...

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Total ban on firecrackers?

Uriel Quilinguing .  THIS is a timely public reminder, hence I am reposting it. So the city government of Cagayan de Oro is regulating the sale of firecrackers and pyrotechnics–it should not be sold to minors. Where and how these are sold must be controlled too. But as to how ...

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A prayer for Pax Mundi

Perry Diaz .  EVERY year, people around the world, regardless of their religious beliefs or affiliation, celebrate Christmas.  For one day of the year, Dec. 25, people reach out to each other and to friends they haven’t seen or heard from since last year or many years ago. Oftentimes, they ...

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