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Help that lasts (2)

Ruffy Magbanua DUE to some factual errors that may have caused anxiety among the Filipino staff of Dr. Gerhard Steinmaier, I am reprinting my last column with corrections. More particularly, the sentence  “German Doctors is comtemplating on ending its Mindanao operations by 2019” is inaccurate. It is their Primary Health Care ...

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Can Morales stay longer?

Batas Mauricio THERE was an interesting point that was raised on the length of time during which Conchita Carpio Morales should serve as an Ombudsman. My radio program partner, Vic Somintac, and I, raised the question: considering that Morales was appointed in the aftermath of the resignation of then Ombudsman ...

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Read, understand, react

Cong Corrales “You can fool some people sometimes. But you can’t fool all the people, all the time.” -Bob Marley, Get up Stand up I AM not a member of the national directorate of the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines anymore. However, as a member of the union in ...

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‘Brutal’ closure of a newspaper

Batas Mauricio DAILY Express, the very first newspaper I worked for after I got out of journalism school at the University of the Philippines in 1977, would have turned on Sunday, May 7. Unfortunately, it was brutally closed down in 1987 by the then President Corazon Aquino simply because the ...

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Teddy, the Boy!

Gregorio Miguel Pallugna TEDDY Boy Locsin is a breath of fresh air. Not because he is always right (he is often not) but because he manages to act like a child despite the high position and regard he has been afforded by society. Just very recently, Teddy Boy again made headlines ...

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Letter and spirit of the law

Fr. Roy Cimagala THESE two constituent elements of any human law should be together. That’s the ideal. In our earthly reality, of course, the letter of the law will always be found wanting in terms of capturing the whole spirit of the law. This discrepancy between the letter and the ...

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Wow!

Herbie Gomez / I HAVE to congratulate some good friends for the accomplishments of their children. After all, their children’s accomplishments are their accomplishments. The first in my list is former Cagayan de Oro Press Club president Dolly Ilogon whose only daughter, Maria Monica Fe Ilogon Talag-Haydock, is now a ...

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Independence day in the CA

Netnet Camomot SEN. Alan Peter Cayetano said he rejected Gina Lopez’s appointment as environment secretary because of her “unwillingness to comply with institutional processes” which “would have embarrassed the President in no time.” Juice colored. Justify pa more! Money, along with actions, could speak louder than words. Its supposed influence ...

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Help that lasts

Ruffy Magbanua FROM urban to rural, this volunteer medical team from Germany finds fulfillment in helping others. Dr. Gerhard Steinmaier, a good friend and neighbor, is one of them. His group is called the German Doctors, a non-government organization that serves over 130,000 treatments each year from common colds to skin ...

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On Duterte siblings’ threats

THE National Union of Journalists of the Philippines views with concern the statements of Davao Mayor Sarah Duterte against broadcaster Dodong Solis, general manager of Radyo ni Juan-Davao City. The mayor has resorted to personal attacks in response to commentaries of Solis on the agrarian unrest between farmers and Lapanday ...

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