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‘Wala-wala’

Ben Contreras . WHEN I was holding office at Osmeña, PLDT (Philippine Long Distance Telecommunication) offered a program with a telephone line and a good internet connection for more than two thousand pesos. Indeed, the internet was good but lasted only a few weeks and the trouble began. I thought ...

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The Bible and science (2)

Bienvenido Macaraeg Jr. Second of four parts LAST time, we mentioned that scientists say that ape-like creatures said to be the earliest human “ancestors” along with the dinosaurs existed millions of years ago. But scientists also say that the dinosaurs along with those early human-like creatures suddenly disappeared 66 million ...

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Felons and rogues

Ike Señeres . THERE is definitely a major difference between sin and wrongdoing, in the sense that the former is more serious than the latter. In legal terms, wrongdoing is simply a dishonest behavior, even if it is illegal, and one does not have to go to jail for it, ...

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Duterte, the Bible and science

Bienvenido Macaraeg Jr. First of four parts DOES the Bible square with science? Most people don’t think so. In one of his talks early on in his presidency, President Rodrigo Duterte, while expressing belief in the Bible, somehow wondered about the Bible’s accuracy and thence, its veracity. He wondered so ...

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It’s better to be overprepared

Egay Uy . MOBILE phone users were figuratively up in arms since on Saturday when cellular phone signals were jammed.  Many of us immediately thought our lines were disconnected. I, for one, wanted to rush to my provider’s office to demand a reconnection because I have not been remiss in ...

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The day after

Netnet Camomot . “THE Day After Valentine’s” is not exactly a love story. Well, it is. But not the usual way a love story evolves. Unlike the real story of KathNiel—Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla—who finally admitted they’ve been in a relationship for five years now. And somehow the skeptical ...

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Ghost month

Nora Soriño . ILIGAN City–The month of August is believed by many  as “ghost month.” It is said that during this time, many ghosts roam about in this mortal world of ours and they have to be appeased. During this time, too, business is not very good. And you have ...

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Engaging the youh

Samira Ali Gutoc . MARAWI City–To combat terrorism and to ensure there will be no more siege, we have to inspire the youth in concrete activities. They are after all the majority population in a youth bulge phenomenon where more are born into a family especially in a society with ...

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Frustrating

Ben Contreras . THE National Telecommunications Commission (NTC) received a letter from the city government that asked to cut off signals in particular places during a particular periods during the fiesta period. For whatever reason, the NTC didn’t clearly state in their directive to the service providers. Without such explanation, ...

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Vignettes from our city’s street dancing festival

A. Paulita Roa . I DISTINCTLY remember that it was during the 1979 fiesta that the first street dancing festival was held in Cagayan de Oro. In mid afternoon, the streets that marked the route of the street dancing was filled with people, mostly parents and family members of the ...

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