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Landscapes, old and new (1)

By A. Paulita Roa   A DECADE ago, Cagayan de Oro started to experience heavy torrential rains that resulted in flooding. The most severe was in 2011 when over 2,000 persons died or declared missing and millions of pesos worth of properties were damaged. Before, we, the Kagay-anon, proudly declared ...

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BBL or bust

By Gus Miclat Initiatives for International Dialogue DAVAO City — A few years ago, an Ilongo settler working for a peacebuilding program in a parish in Central Mindanao told me an analogy of the Bangsamoro situation. His story has become more urgent in the light of the deliberation of the ...

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Options, old ways

By Ben Contreras IN our attempt to help and find solutions to the flooding problem at the USTP/LKKS portion of the Recto Highway, we were able to gather Engr. Leowaldo Picore of the Department Public Works and Highways, Albino Lim and his engineers. Our group comprised only Ralph Abragan and ...

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On Trillanes’ security and floods

By Batas Mauricio THE truth that cannot be denied is this: supporters of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV need not be bothered and need not be alarmed after the Philippine National Police (PNP) removed some of the police officers who were earlier assigned as his security escorts. When push comes to ...

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Guiding souls

By Fr. Roy Cimagala THIS is quite a tough job. To guide souls is indeed a very delicate job. It requires nothing less than entering into the inner life of a person with the intention of helping and of eventually leading that person to God. But how can this be? ...

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Digital governance

By Ike Señeres THAILAND has established a Digital Government Development Agency (DGA). That agency was tasked with implementing the vision to transform the Thai economy into an innovation driven nation. The vision has four major objectives, namely (1) Creating a value-based economy driven by innovation, technology and creativity, (2) Building ...

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Of floods and engineers

Bencyrus Ellorin . FIRST, the issue was with weather forecasters failing to issue warning about tropical depression “Sendong” (Washi) barrelling its way above Cagayan de Oro’s watersheds. The fact then was not the failure to issue a warning–the problem was communication. In fact, weather forecasters at the Pagasa are like ...

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Duterte, the Bible and God (2)

By Bienvenido D. Macaraeg Jr. goodconqueror@websprinter.net . Second and last part GOD, ever the all-knowing and all-wise One, had a Plan B ready—the Savior to save His creation! In fact, for all we know, God had already previously planned it so that He could personally do it Himself as the ...

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More on ‘passing the buck’

Egay Uy . INSTEAD of passing the buck, there are several simple ways an effective leader can show his employees that he cares. This is what I understand of an article written by John Hall, a contributor to www.forbes.com and I will discuss some of them here according to my ...

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Paradise lost

Netnet Camomot . TWO mayors and one vice mayor killed within a week. By the third murder, my shocked brain could hardly say, What’s going on? Which was the same question asked by Sen. Kiko Pangilinan. The shocking reaction, though, is the lack of reaction from the madlang pehpohl. There’s ...

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