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When we fall

Fr. Roy Cimagala WE need to be ready to react properly whenever we fall. We cannot simply remain in the level of our instincts and feelings when this thing happens. And since falling is rather a common occurrence, we really need to know how to deal with it, and even ...

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Lawless

Cong Corrales  “Our people have seen what a mob can do in the hands of a tyrant who knows no law but his own. Lest we forget, the first person that Marcos executed was a drug pusher. But did he stop there?” –Atty. Jose Manuel “Chel” I. Diokno, national chairman, Free ...

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The tax war against the poor

William Adan NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental–The move to impose new or higher excise taxes on  locally produced or processed food products is an indication that the administration is now going to lean heavily on indirect taxation as a policy to raise tax revenue. Excise tax, sales tax, ad valorem tax and ...

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The bizarre ideas of Lito Lapid

Elson  Elizaga FORMER actor and senator Lito Lapid finished high school but didn’t go to college. He doesn’t speak English well. So, he was often ridiculed, usually by those privileged to have higher education. Ironically, it was Lapid and not his critics who proposed ideas to protect the health and ...

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The new F-word

Herbie Gomez IN 2003, a group of journalists in the city partnered with the academe, judiciary, religious and other civil society groups to assess and start a public discussion on the strengths and weaknesses of the mainstream media, and how the media audience can help the “ailing” industry. Needless to ...

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Cute vs acute

Netnet Camomot MANNY Pacquiao must be celebrating another victory while you’re reading this. Or a loss. But how would I know? I’m no David Blaine. Wait, can Blaine predict the future? I do know he could stay inside a block of ice for more than 60 hours. But, predict the ...

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The Espinosa slay and ICC

Jude Josue Sabio IN my conversation with Arturo Lascanas once at his secret safehouse, he revealed the information that a certain Supt. Royina Garma brought Supt. Marcos and his men directly to President Duterte in Malacanang. This was done without the knowledge, much less participation of PNP Chief de la Rosa. ...

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The so-called Isis attack (3)

By JOSE L. ESCOBIDO Contributor Conclusion AT present, the Maute problem is basically local. But if the problem will persist, the international element or component will probably become dominant. Because some sectors have internationalized the Maute group by calling them members of Isil/Isis, and the latter happily granted their unilateral ...

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Marawi siege, a step to separate Mindanao

Batas Mauricio GOVERNMENT data and media reports present more accounts of the efforts of Filipino terrorist groups, acting in concert with the international terror organization called the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (Isis), to wrest control of, and separate, the whole of Mindanao from the Republic of the Philippines, ...

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St. Josemaria Escriva

Fr. Roy Cimagala NO, I didn’t have the privilege of meeting St. Josemaria Escriva in person, though I got in touch with Opus Dei five years before he died in 1975. I was then an 18-year-old junior student in college in Manila who was looking for a place to study, ...

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