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Forget politics

Egay Uy . IN a recent meeting with department heads, Mayor Oscar S. Moreno put it aptly. The department heads of the city government which he heads as the local chief executive are his alter egos.  And he did not even have to say that, if only for emphasis and ...

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Stranger than fiction

Netnet Camomot . “HOW the people view the police is based on the actions of the real police they see on the streets, and not on the acting of fictional cops they watch on screen,” said Sen. Grace Poe. And she should know. After all, she’s the daughter of Fernando ...

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The twins of war and peace

Fr. Roy Cimagala . BECAUSE of our earthly condition, marked by our call to holiness in the middle of our wounded, if not sinful, condition, we cannot help but have war and peace in this life. They may be considered as fraternal twins, looking different from each other, but bound ...

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Change has definitely not come

Lagrimas Perdio . AS a child, I was an avid collector of coins, especially since at the time all there were were centavo coins. These days, I find myself falling back on old habits but this time it’s because there seems to hardly be any use for centavo coins. Except ...

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Life challenges

Nene Pimentel . JUST days ago, the ABC News, a media outfit, reported that some independent countries in the Middle East and North Africa, were in dire need of economic aid from other nations to keep their peoples alive. And in our part of the world, in the Asean, more ...

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Low IQs on kids’ welfare

Batas Mauricio . FILIPINO lawmakers are either hardheaded, or many of them simply have low IQs when it comes to the welfare of Filipino children. Did not President Duterte just recently badmouthed Sen. Francis Pangilinan because of the Juvenile Justice Law that the senator pushed some time ago which, according ...

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Sense of accountability

Fr. Roy Cimagala . “FROM everyone who has been given much, much will be required. And from him who has been entrusted with much, even more will be demanded.” (Lk 12,48) Words of Christ that clearly tell us we need to sharpen our sense of accountability. If in our ordinary ...

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The sinking of the unsinkable

William Adan . NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental – Justice may be slow but it has finally caught up with the wily and elusive  Imelda Marcos. The load of guilt is quite heavy and it may finally sink the unsinkable first lady of late strongman Ferdinand Marcos. Imelda is now facing arrest ...

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In the eye of the beholder

Netnet Camomot . GROWING up with Donald Duck, Archie and His Friends, Little Lotta, Nancy, Porky Pig, Elmer Fudd, Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Tom and Jerry, etc. made me so clueless about superheroes. While my younger bros pored over their Marvel and DC Comics’ collection, I read the comics section ...

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Politicizing the police

Nora Soriño . ILIGAN City — My good friend Dee, who is still a kid but whose interests include  history, current events and politics, recited this to me the other day: “War is politics with so much bloodshed while politics is war without bloodshed.” My agreement was only 95 percent ...

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