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Dubious characters pushing the federal agenda

Manny Valdehuesa . FOR federalism to work, it needs to be rooted in a sense of self-reliance, of self-governance, even of independence. In a word, empowered. These attributes derive from one’s consciousness of citizen power, a fervor that burned in the hearts of people during the time of Andres Bonifacio, ...

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Impeachment would validate Sereno appointment

Batas Mauricio . THERE is an important and interesting issue that is going to crop up if the entire House of Representatives will finally vote to approve the articles of impeachment that its Justice Committee has already come up with against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Aranal Sereno. This issue goes ...

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Learning to be contemplative

Fr. Roy Cimagala . EVERYONE should learn to be contemplative. We are actually meant for it. Equipped and wired for it, we reach our ideal situation when we manage to become contemplatives even in the middle of the world. We have to start with ourselves before we can dare to ...

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Students and teachers

Raul Ilogon . NOW the euphoria of graduation exercises have settled down. The reality for those who made it have sunk in. Allow me to talk about the people who molded, equipped and prepared them for the world outside the campus–the teachers! It took me seven years to finish a ...

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Resurrection story

Nora Soriño . ILIGAN City–The 14-month old baby Len was sick–very, very sick. She had diarrhea for days and was running a high fever. Her small chinita eyes had grown wide and the skin beneath them took on a purple color. She was given only water from overcooked rice which ...

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The old guys in town

Egay Uy . REMINISCING the old days is one of the “past times” of senior citizens like me and my barkada with whom I grew together in our then “barriotic” Nazareth Subdivision which later became a barangay. A few of us already moved on while a good number still kicks ...

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Wired spaghetti

Netnet Camomot . CAGAYAN de Oro is finally tired of the unsightly spaghetti wires. And its morning rush-hour traffic along Masterson Avenue has eased, and SM uptown will have a sale again on April 13, 14 and 15 probably to ease the pain of the annual income tax which will ...

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A challenge to the police and PDEA

Batas Mauricio . IS there any truth to the accusations about the supposed alliance between drug syndicates and human rights groups which have been openly assailing the President Duterte’s campaign against illegal drugs? And is it true that the intention of those opposing the President’s campaign is simply to bring ...

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Be ready to get dirty

Fr. Roy Cimagala . IN this life, in this world, we just have to be ready to get dirty without compromising what is truly essential in our spiritual life. Evil is unavoidable in this world, and we just have to know how to deal with it, always focused on going ...

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Rebuilding Marawi without the Maranaos?

Manny Valdehuesa . EXCEPT for Manila during the World War, no Philippine city has experienced destruction and displacement of people as Marawi has. And no other city, not even at the height of Marcos’s iron rule, has suffered such horrendous devastation and death as has Marawi under Martial Law. And ...

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