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Herbie Gomez I DON’T know how making up a story about a senator’s bank account in Singapore can pass off as a “trap.” But that was exactly what President Duterte said about why he “invented” a bank account number and attempted to make this nation believe that Sen. Antonio Trillanes ...

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Whom shall we turn to?

William Adan NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental — It is sad that the opportunity for the social media to serve as a channel for interactive discourse on social and political events in this country is lost to inane and irresponsible partisan skirmishes. What is worse is that social media has become a ...

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Grave reservation

Pat Diaz GENERAL Santos City — A year ago, to the month, we wrote  “Bangsamoro: Fulfillment or Denial Anew?” The first of the series was published in Mindanews on Sept. 25, 2016; however, due to changing developments calling for revisions to update the commentary the last of the series was ...

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Iron throne

Netnet Camomot THE Department of Science and Technology in Region 10 celebrated National Science and Technology Week (NSTW) last week with the theme, “Science for the People 2017,” at Limketkai Atrium, Cagayan de Oro. There’s the answer to President Rody Duterte’s war on drugs. If the youth are too busy ...

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Families have been waylaid

Batas Mauricio THOSE who have previously experienced the loss of loved ones would definitely understand the hysterical sobbing and plaintive cry of Horacio Castillo Jr., the father of the UST law student Horacio III. Castillo Jr. literally poured his heart out after he came to know that his son, Horacio ...

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Wandering and wondering

Rhona Canoy SO… Having been so boundlessly blessed with opportunities to travel outside our country, I always find myself amazed at the global width and breadth to which Filipinos have been flung. Even more amazing is how I’m bewitched, bothered and bewildered by the varied mindsets and points of view ...

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‘No one fights alone’

Ian Alfredo Magno THIS column  is dedicated to a good friend, Alvin Frederick Llavore in memoriam. It is a rare privilege to witness life’s final gasp of someone whom you grew up with since the first grade; a long-time classmate during the high school years; went to the same school ...

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Thoughts on martial law

Hadji Balajadia I WRITE these reflections here in Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, on the eve of the 45th anniversary of the declaration of Martial Law. Incidentally, 3000+ psychologists and psychometricians gather here for the 54th Annual Convention of the Psychological Association of the Philippines. This year’s national psychological convention’s theme ...

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The future environment starts today

Ike Señeres WE who are alive today are the children of the generations before us. Out of respect, perhaps we should no longer ask why our parents and grandparents have not done anything to protect and preserve our natural environment, which is the reason why we no longer have the ...

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A shared responsibility

William Adan NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental — Upholding and securing the human rights of  citizens is not just the responsibility of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) but is a shared responsibility with  different agencies of the government with specific concerns and mandates, to mention a few as follows: Philippine National ...

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