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Intimate conversation with Fr. Suarez

Cesar Gorillo . I HAD the privilege of talking with the world-renowned healing priest Rev. Fr. Fernando Suarez on Oct. 8, 2018 at the Valencia City Tennis Court where he played before his Healing Mass the next day at the Mother of Perpetual Help Parish, Bagontaas Valencia City. He is ...

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A long day ahead

Egay Uy . RECENTLY, the Regulatory and Complaint Board has hugged the front pages of local dailies because of the series of operations it has conducted.  It is mandated to protect minors from the influence of modern technology, i.e., videoke games and internet access, and from child molester and traffickers, ...

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Eco-friendly

Netnet Camomot . FORMER Environment Secretary Gina Lopez has often said that Pinas should be in ecotourism and not mining. As for me, here’s my environment-friendly contribution: I write my first draft on scratch paper. Cagayan de Oro will also become environment-friendly through its plastic ban starting Jan. 1, 2019. ...

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Here we go again

Rhona Canoy . SO… I got into a taxicab a couple of days ago and, as is my wont, I started a conversation with the gentleman. Touching on the most common topic of late, we talked about the obscene amount of money to be won by lotto. He dreamed about ...

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Reunions

Brady Eviota . BERN, Switzerland – In a month-long visit to the homeland last month I had the luck to be in four reunions. And like all reunions, there was never a dull moment. “Every parting gives a foretaste of death, every reunion a hint of the resurrection.” That’s a ...

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Roque viewed as a threat

Batas Mauricio . WHAT is this I am hearing that the reason why presidential spokesman Harry Roque was removed from his position was that, many of those who are close to President Duterte now fear the former party list congressman because he has become very popular as a result of ...

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Once more, with feelings

Nora Soriño . ILIGAN City–Every business venture is a gamble. Take this newspaper with its founder, Ernesto “Toto” Chu who had to struggle with the odds, a few decades ago. We will never really be able to fathom how he had succeeded in this business in this part of the ...

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The road to 2019

Bencyrus Ellorin . MAYOR Oscar S. Moreno’s third run for the mayoralty of Cagayan de Oro City is serious business. No longer hobbled by harassment cases from a defeated, defeatist opposition, Mayor Moreno may yet face his easiest run for public office. But this time, the stakes are high because ...

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On electricity and rice

Egay Uy . AS a sequel to Monday’s column, we, as end users of electricity in the Cepalco franchise area, and similarly in the Moresco-1 service area, have been paying for electricity that we have not consumed. This is because of the take-or-pay provisions in the power supply contracts between ...

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Digital detox

Netnet Camomot . SIMON Cowell has no mobile phone. If it’s possible for a busy man like him, surely it’s also possible for the rest of humanity. But what comes to mind is a battalion of assistants taking phone calls that are meant for him and a noisy landline constantly ...

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