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Better than before

Ruffy Magbanua “Together we shall rise again and make Marawi better than before.”–Zia Alonto  Adiong, crisis management committee spokesperson THE fighting is still raging  but this early, a grand plan so massive like never before is in the offing for this city known as the cradle of Islam faith. An initial ...

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Multitasking

Netnet Camomot THERE’S this live Facebook interview of Xian Lim via One Music PH last Monday. He was promoting his upcoming concert at Solaire, and all I could think of was, He sings? He had a guitar with him then, so the next query was, He can play the guitar? ...

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Islamic framework (1)

By VIC M. TAYLOR Mindanews Ninth part of a series IN undertaking any development interventions in the areas impacted by the Abu Sayyaf and its affiliated groups, the writer suggests that consideration be given to formulating these interventions within a faith-based framework.  Given the nature of the Islamic faith and ...

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Argument for a wider ceasefire

SINCE the latest statements of the National Democratic Front and the government to mutually refrain from taking offensive operations against each other cover only Mindanao, and since there is yet no mutually agreed bilateral ceasefire agreement in place nationwide, the NPA attack in Maasin, Iloilo and elsewhere must be dealt ...

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Flip-flop

Cong Corrales AS I am writing this column, I am also preparing my notes for my guesting at ABS-CBN Northern Mindanao Regional News Group’s “Pamahaw Espesyal” today. I was asked to share some tips on how to spot fake news on social media. So, a short shoutout is in order: Thank ...

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Years of denial and inaction

Arnold Garbanzos ILIGAN City– 1920 – The Sultans and Datus of Lanao requested then the US President that they wanted a federal government for Lanao and if not they would like to be part of the US as one of  its states, since only a federal government like the US can ...

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Now a reality

Erick San Juan THE recent attack at the Resorts World casino-hotel has created another atmosphere of fear now in the metro and we can’t blame the public to speculate on the possibility that the Isis terror group is now in Metro Manila. The timing is suspect because the ongoing war ...

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It is bad to be poor

William Adan NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental–Always, in natural and man-made calamities, the poor bear the brunt of the disaster. In natural calamities, everywhere the poor who live in makeshift dwellings are often the  ones easily blown away by crazy  hurricanes, swept  to hell by violent , rampaging flood waters and tsunamis, ...

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Eager to intercede

Fr. Roy Cimagala YES, we need to be eager and quick to help others. We should never be indifferent to the needs of others even if we have our own needs and predicaments. Actually, our attitude of interceding for others has a way of resolving or at least of giving ...

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Take the bull by the horns

Herbie Gomez THERE is something everyone seems to be leaving out in nearly all the discussions about the growing problem on extremism that has been highlighted by the ongoing crisis in Marawi City. Religion. No, it may not be said that none of the ugly things that happened in Marawi ...

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