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Netnet Camomot . THE Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) declares rainy season has arrived once it’s raining for five days straight. I guess that means if it rains cows and carabaos for one day causing floods of “Sendong” proportions, it’s still not rainy season if the deluge ...

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Will Filipinos actually get to govern themselves?

Manny Valdehuesa . SO long have the Filipino people been treated to pompous, highfalutin demagoguery about democracy, autonomy, or self-rule. So much said also about championing and protecting their wellbeing. We even have a president who pompously avows his intent to “to kill” anyone who offends or destroys “my people,” ...

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Lost at sea: Shortsightedness

H. Marcos Mordeno . MALAYBALAY City – If we have lost our territories in the West Philippine Sea to China, blame it on the national leadership’s failure to appreciate the country’s true worth vis-à-vis the conflicting interests of Beijing and Washington in Asia-Pacific. The administration’s shortsightedness and lack of sense ...

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Eerie feeling

Ben Contreras . I DIDN’T notice the heavy rain until past 5 am when I was awakened by it. The sky looked gray, a sign of more rain to come. There was an eerie feeling, like the world stood still, prevailed in the air. During the times when the Limketkai ...

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Narrative on the battle of Macahambus

A. Paulita Roa . THIS narrative is taken from the Bautista Manuscript on the Philippine Revolution in Misamis Province, 1900-1901 by Kagay-anon historian Filomeno M. Bautista. In the 1930s, he interviewed the surviving veterans and were shown records pertaining to this historic year-long war. The Bisayan word “Macahambus” is derived ...

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NM economy and martial law

Bencyrus Ellorin . THE economy of Northern Mindanao dipped in 2017, compared to 2016. From the second highest performing regional economy in 2016, the region slid to No. 4. Economists at the National Economic Development Authority in the region were obviously hard pressed to explain the decrease from 2016’s 6.9 ...

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‘Lawfare’

Ric Maulion . I STUMBLED on the word “lawfare” that was given this definition in a Wikipedia entry: “Law as weapon of war. Any form of asymmetrical warfare, consisting of legal system against an enemy… by damaging or delegitimizing them, tying up their time or winning a public relations victory.” ...

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Slow-in-speech killer who ran off

Cesar Gorillo . HE saw for himself how his kinsmen were made slave labor because the people with whom they served gave them the hardest task of making building materials and  also gathering the raw materials at the same time with the same quota of production as when they just ...

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Layering

Netnet Camomot . A US-BASED friend said she prefers cold weather over the summer heat here. At least for the cold weather, one can always wear a sweater, jacket or layers of clothes. For extremely hot weather, one can’t walk around Cagayan de Oro in a two-piece string bikini, can ...

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Just for the record

Fr. Roy Cimagala . ONCE in a while, you get a jolt when you meet someone who would make you consider something that you have ignored up to now, considering it as trivial or with low priority, but which happens to have a solid claim for the historical truth and ...

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