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Bates, Kobbe and Pershing

A. Paulita Roa . I WROTE an article about the events leading to the American invasion of Cagayan de Misamis on March 30, 1900 and that it  was peaceful and bloodless. My main reference for this came from the the book titled, “The Bautista Manuscript on the Philippine Revolution in ...

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Infamy

Ric Maulion . THE first darkest hour in recent Philippine history was the declaration of Martial Law by Ferdinand E. Marcos on Sept. 21, 1972. Dictatorship then ruled the country for the next 14 long years! Many of us were witnesses to that national shame. Life under that dictatorship? It ...

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Bogeyman

Bencyrus Ellorin . NOW, eyes are set on who will win as the presidency of the Liga ng mga Barangay of Cagayan de Oro City. This is a juicy position because whoever gets it becomes an ex officio member of the City Council. It’s the same thing with the Sangguniang ...

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Who can I turn to?

Egay Uy . WE often hear of reports about robberies being perpetrated inside public utility vehicles. In most cases, the robber boards the vehicle and mulcts his fellow passengers of their money, cellular phones and other valuables. In some cases, the drivers of the public conveyance vehicles do nothing, not ...

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Yanny

Netnet Camomot . REMEMBER “the dress” that shook the world in February 2015? White and gold to me; black and blue to you? Now, there’s the Yanny-Laurel debate. Vocabulary.com’s audio recording of the word “laurel” sounds “yanny” to others, including me, and here’s why: Our ears are young. Hmmm. There’s ...

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Marawi and beyond

By Antonio Ledesma, SJ Archbishop of Cagayan de Oro . AS we approach the first anniversary of the Marawi Siege that started on May 23, 2017, several questions have begun to loom large. What is the future of Marawi? How do we help the thousands of internally displaced persons return ...

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Imperfect world

Cong Corrales . YES, I’m back in circulation and no, I will not share on My Wit’s End my harrowing experience when I ran for barangay councilor in the recently concluded elections. Instead, I’d like to discuss the rants of Mr. Perfecto Yasay who has been “noisy”  on social media ...

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Now that the elections are over, liven things up (5)

Manny Valdehuesa . IT is time to mobilize one’s community towards the realization of its goals—a task calling for the activation of all sectors in order to bring about the full play of talent, experience, and effort for the community’s development and progress. But this presumes that the community has ...

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Counterflow

Ben Contreras . A NEW beginning is about to unfold as we fly to Manila for a flight to Canada on the 23rd of May. Nope, it’s not I who will fly to Canada but my daughter baby daughter Kacy. About four years in Madonna Hospital and three years in ...

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Revisiting Marawi city and resisting authoritarianism

Mags Z. Maglana . MAY 23, 2018 marks the first year of the day the armed conflict in Marawi erupted and Martial Law in Mindanao was declared through Proclamation 216. We in Konsyensya Dabaw gather today to listen to two survivors of the Marawi conflict. As fellow Mindanawons, we want ...

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