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Warmongering

Cong Corrales “Evil is more dangerous when it takes the cloak of familiarity.” – Mario Puzo, The Godfather   WHAT scares me most is that a lot of people seem to be perfectly comfortable with Digong Dada’s recent pronouncements. In a speech on Saturday, the President said he will declare ...

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The bank

Brady Eviota BERN, Switzerland —  It was a campaign promise fulfilled within a year, and shows how fast this government can move when it wants to. Executive Order No. 44 creating the bank was signed by President Rodrigo Duterte on Sept. 28, 2017, almost a year after he made the ...

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Second chance for coal?

Letter COAL is—at best—a contentious natural resource. It fueled the Industrial Revolution and continuous to be a vital source of energy. However, coal is one of the most carbon intensive fuels. In fact, the use of coal as fuel has been blamed for the over concentration of carbon dioxide in ...

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Reforms and peace-building

Macapado Muslim THE extreme urgency, complexity and enormity of the needs emanating  from the current emergency in Marawi City warrant a strong governance or management system to deal with the herculean tasks of pacifying the affected families and residents, alleviating the socioeconomic sufferings, reconstructing damaged buildings and structures and building ...

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On national inclusion and diversity

By Noor Saada Mindanews ABOUT 200 school heads across the country converged in Cebu for a three-day immersion on Arabic language and Islamic values on Nov. 6 to 8. That was part of the capacitation package for public school leaders to be able to manage and supervise the implementation of ...

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They should get used to us

Herbie Gomez / IT’S wrong to say that the Filipino people should get used to President Duterte. We have been hearing cabinet members, senators, congressmen, Duterte apologists and propagandists say that every now and then. Lately, in one of his news conferences, presidential spokesman Harry Roque told reporters: “I think ...

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Rebuilding and modernization

Macapado Muslim MARAWI City must be assisted to rise up quickly and properly. In line with this goal, the following interventions are recommended: A.) The reconstruction or rebuilding works should be restorative, basic needs-oriented and culture friendly. To minimize problems in the rebuilding works in the central district, such works ...

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To drink or to thirst

Egay Uy THE recent issues surrounding the acquisition by the Cagayan de Oro Water District of bulk water supply could result in us making a choice: to drink or to thirst. Whatever is affordable to the consuming public should be the option that the water service provider should take.  This, ...

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Bilateral

Netnet Camomot IN case you were reading Asean Summit news the other week, you may have come across titles such as, “‘Bilats’ are where much of the talking happens.” For those who speak Tagalog, “belat” is kind of the short term for “Beh, buti nga.” But to the Bisaya, if ...

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Belittling the gains of Asean 2017

Batas Mauricio REALLY, it has become very difficult to please Filipinos nowadays, especially those who think they know everything. Imagine, even if the recently concluded Asean 2017 paved the way for achieving a truly peaceful Philippines, Asia, and the world, critics of the Duterte government are nevertheless having a field ...

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