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An immense failure

Letters THE drug war campaign is taking this nation nowhere. As the bodies pile up, the root causes of the illicit drug trade has barely been scratched on the surface. The Duterte regime is no closer to solving the drug problem today than when he took office last year. This ...

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Food from the heart

By Consuelo R Montallana Contributor BREASTFEEDING looks effortless, calm and serene. But my personal experiences actually involved crying, backaches, even self-doubt. But drawn to breastfeed for its common perks, an inner stillness and awe are matters that I can tackle in detail. We were less distracted with newborn feeding paraphernalia. ...

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Reading out loud

Netnet Camomot THERE are more than 103 million Pinoys. Surely, that much population can fight anyone and anything that tries to banish a Pinoy to the afterlife. But World War II only had one Adolf Hitler brainwashing minions to annihilate the Jews. That may help you understand why the Marawi ...

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Road to perdition

Cong Corrales “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” – Saint Bernard of Clairvaux [c. 1150] AS if the execution of 17-year old Kian Loyd delos Santos, under the pretext of this administration’s bloody war on drugs, is not enough, Education Secretary Leonor Briones still pushed on to ...

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Sky keeps roarin’, rumblin’

Ruffy Magbanua THE sky view en route to my humble abode, most often than not, exudes an aura of richness and fertile landscape of  clouds galore hanging over a bluish Cagayan de Oro mountain range. It’s like a bit of everyday meditation. It legitimizes doing nothing but just lazily grazing ...

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Still counting…

Ben Contreras WE’RE still at Nurse I, counting from 165. Tabaranza, Kristia Mariee A with ID# 7202; Tagadiad, Francis Leo C with ID# 6601; Tahud, Edi Rezmel M with ID# 8042; Talampas, William D with ID# 8166; Tampon, Maria Eloisa Pilar R with ID# 8167; Tan, Michelle Anne O with ...

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Building a city of peace

William Adan NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental–Maybe it’s good to leave Marawi as it is after the war has ended as a testament to the cruelty and barbarity of war. The ruins will remind us that no one wins a war. Every one of us loses painfully something, one way or another. ...

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Revamp will mean nothing

Batas Mauricio WHEN will Filipinos ever learn? Yes, this question is worth repeating over and over again, in view of mounting calls once more for the “total and complete revamp or overhaul” of the Bureau of Customs after Commissioner Nick Faeldon was sacked by President Duterte in connection with the ...

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Both sheep and shepherd

Fr. Roy Cimagala IT’S good that we develop a sense of the pastoral. And that’s simply because our earthly condition can be likened to pastoral life. Truth is we are all both sheep and shepherd, both to be taken care of and to be nourished, on the one hand, and ...

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The perpetrators, stupe!

Herbie Gomez I CAN’T for the life of me understand the mind of the citizen who equates crimes committed by hoodlums and perverts with crimes committed by police officers. The overzealous cheerleader cites a story about the case of a six-year old girl that was allegedly sexually abused by her ...

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