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What is the meaning of ‘cagayan’?

Elson Elizaga INTRODUCTION. At the start of the New Millenium I became a member of Alibata, a fiery Yahoo group concerned about Philippine heritage. The owner was a mysterious person named Malachi. Members were argumentative. Eventually, the group self-destructed. But thanks to Malachi, we were able to communicate with the ...

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Tonyo or Lea

Netnet Camomot “Nagugutom ako kapag nakarinig ako ng bell. Naaalala ko ang recess,” says Tonyo (Empoy Marquez) in the movie, “Kita Kita.” For President Rody Duterte, though, his line could be, Naaalala ko ang Philippine-American War and Balangiga kapag nakarinig ako ng bell. There are Pinoys whose thought bubble now ...

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State of the nation’s 82%

Karl Gaspar DAVAO City–“Pulse Asia Research’s June 2017 Ulat ng Bayan survey, conducted from June 24 to 29, showed the Chief Executive is enjoying a majority approval score for his performance, pegged at 82% nationwide – a 4-percentage-point rise from his 78% rating in the March 2017 survey.” Such was ...

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St. Ignatius’ spiritual patrimony

Fr. Leo Pabayo THIS coming July 31, we will once again celebrate the feast day of St. Ignatius of Loyola. He is the founder of the Society of Jesus or Jesuit Order. He is also the patron saint of soldiers. St. Ignatius composed a little “Manual” on the spiritual life entitled ...

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Mini-dumpsite

Dave Achondo LAST week, I criticized officials of a barangay for not doing their job. I apologize for an error. It was Barangay 35, and not Barangay 31, that was breaking the law, specifically Republic Act 9003, otherwise known as the Ecological Solid Waste Management Act of 2000. If ever you ...

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Vignettes of the history of Molugan

A.Paulita Roa SPANISH colonial records and a 1775 report from a British ship captain, Thomas Forrest, all point to the western coastal area of the  province of Misamis Oriental as having rich gold deposits. An 1884 report, specifically states the following: “En Misamis, se presenta el oro ordinariamente en los ...

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JOs and faking signatures

Ben  Contreras DOCUMENTS sent to my house show 435 “job order” appointments submitted by JR Borja Memorial General Hospital overseer Dr. Ramon Nery. The certification of fund availability was made by Ma. Lourdes Baculio, supervising administrative officer of City Personnel Office, acting city treasurer Ramon Antonio Mendoza, city accountant Beda ...

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Frustrating banking system

I AM a foreigner who has been lucky enough to come and visit the Philippines, and fallen in love with the natural beauty, the warmth of the people and the diversity of experience a person may enjoy living here. Although I live and work elsewhere, I have also been fortunate ...

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‘The One Philippines’ seeks those who serve others

Batas  Mauricio THE proliferation of illegal drugs, criminality, corruption, and terrorism in the Philippines notwithstanding, there are still many Filipinos who continue espousing and promoting integrity, harmony, and goodwill in society day in and day out, working tirelessly and, yes, silently and without fanfare, to provide outstanding and remarkable service ...

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Graciousness

Fr. Roy Cimagala WE have to develop a life of graciousness. This means that more than relying on our human powers and the things of nature, we should rely on God’s grace that can do much more than what our human powers and the things of nature can. We should ...

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