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On the use of social media

Fr. Roy Cimagala . WE cannot doubt the many benefits we can derive from the use of the social media. It facilitates communication which is a necessity for all of us. We just have to know how to use it properly, for definitely the possibility also is high to use ...

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My favorite little brother

Raul Ilogon . ACTUALLY, there is something wrong with the title. He is my only younger brother. He is not little anymore. He turned golden today. Happy 50th birthday, Brother! A few months before my mother died, she had our photograph taken. We are six siblings but in the photograph ...

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Glorious glory

Netnet Camomot . I DON’T like Christmas songs. But that’s all I hear now in malls, stores, restos. I’m living in the wrong country? Hmmm. But I do like noche buena and media noche—lechon, ham, grapes, champagne, and Fablues’ battered chicken and potato salad. Yum! And I don’t like to ...

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Worth reminiscing

Egay Uy . THE bar examinations which started on Sunday, with three more coming, are worth reminiscing. I took the bar exams way back in 1985 when I was two years into married life. My young and beautiful wife, Juliet, encouraged me to take up law instead of engineering as ...

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What makes a congressman?

Renato Tibon . FIRST and foremost, a congressman should have the experience and competence of a lawmaker. Not so in the context of Philippine experience where there are no distinctive qualifications set for those vying for executive and legislative positions. Everyone thought that so long as they have the politician’s ...

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Revisiting Fr. Stefano Gobbi

Cesar Gorillo . Stefano Gobbi is an Italian priest who was gifted with the inner locution, or a gift in which you receive messages from God or the Blessed Virgin Mary direct to your heart. His messages started on May 6, 1972 during a visit to Fatima, Portugal during the ...

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All Saints’ and All Souls’ days (1)

Fr. Leo Pabayo . ALL Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day are a good occasion to give some thoughts to the beautiful teachings of the Church Catholic about the faithful departed. The feasts are about faith, hope and love. We believe that our beloved dead who persevered in their effort ...

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Colors and loyalty

Bencyrus Ellorin . WHOEVER changed the stage color from red to violet during the opening of the Malasakit Center at the Northern Mindanao Medical Center was a genius. It displeased Bong Go and the higher up. Hala kamo! My sources said the seat of power is closely watching Cagayan de ...

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Correct but still in error

Batas Mauricio . POLICE Director General Oscar Albayalde is absolutely right: it is certainly not accurate to say, as the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women—Asia-Pacific did say, that “palit-puri” (or sex with policemen in exchange for freedom of arrested crime suspects) is a rampant anomaly at the PNP. I can ...

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Is it arrogance or indifference?

Egay Uy . FOR sure, malls have their own set of rules and policies that are supposed to govern their relationships with their tenants – and of course, their customers.  One such policy or rule deals with the use of the mall’s entrances. Last Sunday evening, I was with my ...

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