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What have we taught our children?

Batas Mauricio . THERE was an elephant in the room in the just-concluded drama of 12 very young school children and their coach who were trapped in a cave below a Thai mountain range. The “elephant” involving the children who had faced the dim prospects of being drowned by rising ...

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Love makes the difference

Fr. Roy Cimagala . THE use of our senses and all our other human powers and faculties depends on the motive and spirit that drives them. Their quality and ultimate purpose will also depend on the same motive and spirit. If we would just be motivated by worldly values, then ...

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Rest easy, Jimmy

Cong Corrales . IT was you who showed me the ropes when I was just starting out in the newspaper industry, then as a layout artist. I just got married and was unemployed then. Emilio had bought a personal computer and along with it the Pagemaker software which I didn’t ...

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Duterte, the Bible and God

By Bienvenido D. Macaraeg Jr. goodconqueror@websprinter.net . First of two parts MEDIA have been agog over President Duterte’s latest statements allegedly calling God stupid.  One is greatly surprised however that many of those who reacted—journalists, well-known columnists, senators, the religious and other personalities—have been quite careless in addressing the issue ...

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Prepare for more floods this year

Ben Contreras . IT was our second courtesy call to Department of Public Works and Highways regional director Zenaida Tan to talk about our city’s flooding problem. This time, there were five of us led by Ralph Abragan, Eric Gogo, Chebong Guevara and Bong Turrecha. We were also joined by ...

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Major chores after the polls

Manny Valdehuesa . WITH the barangay’s newly installed officials in place, is anything of significance taking place in the community, any new initiatives? This is the period barangay voters should expect performance on promises made during the campaign, as well as see to their officials’ faithful compliance with statutory requirements. ...

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Engineers are not infallible

Jay Valleser . I WAS one of those who had the misfortune of being caught in that mammoth traffic fiasco on Tuesday evening last week. Like any driver, I took the shortest way home, not knowing  that my shortest way was the only alternative left for those who evaded the ...

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A dangerous adventure

Nora Soriño . ILIGAN City – A book on psychology says that man engages in dangerous actions because deep within him, he has a subconscious desire to die. Maybe, that explains partly why we go on adventure trips, and at times, against our better judgment. Take those members of a ...

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Why pass the buck?

Egay Uy . THE phrase “passing the buck” is an idiomatic expression that refers to the act of attributing to another person or group of persons one’s own responsibility; to shift blame from oneself to others. Two assistant professors in two different universities, Mary Steffel and Elanor Williams, wrote, “Leaders ...

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Pag-asa

Netnet Camomot . NO thanks to climate change, we’re now familiar with Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR), Low Pressure Area, leptospirosis, the weather bureau’s rainfall advisories, and how Villarin Street in Carmen, Cagayan de Oro looks like when it’s flooded. Today happens to be Carmen’s fiesta, so, happy fiesta! Anyway, ...

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