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Netnet Camomot SEVERAL Facebook friends have praised the movie “Respeto,” with one even revealing he watched it thrice already. I hoped it would still be showing last Wednesday, which is the day when cinemas in Cagayan de Oro change their movie sked. And—Surprise! Surprise!—it had an afternoon time slot at ...

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It’s time for PUVs to change

Dave Achondo IT’S not enough anymore that this country’s public utility vehicle sector will be getting an overhaul in the near future. The attitude and mindset of PUV drivers should change, too. It’s time for the government to weed out this type of drivers as they are causing unbearable traffic ...

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Who’s to blame?

Batas Mauricio WHO are we to blame for the arrest of four children allegedly on account of their having been found inside a drug den in the place and of police reports that they are in fact being used as drug couriers transporting illegal drugs to addicts? Is it the ...

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The best security

Fr. Roy Cimagala WE worry about all kinds of security. And it’s all understandable. We need them for some peace of mind. We want to have security from physical harm, security in our job so that we can have steady source of income, security in some unavoidable conditions like old ...

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A new look at our past via siday or kandu

A. Paulita Roa I HAVE always been interested about the prehispanic Visayan literature because that is part of our cultural heritage. But what I found were two ancient Visayan epics that were originally sung for several nights and were later written down by the 16th century Spanish missionaries. What is ...

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Save the pigs from the roast

Bencyrus Ellorin COMPLAINANTS and respondents are accorded fair treatment in any case. What applies to the complainants should at least apply to the respondents. Being accused of a wrongdoing is already a smear on a person. The bar of public opinion does not have clear rules on evidence. It is ...

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Future government starts today

Ike Señeres IT’S a simple concept, but some people could not seem to fathom the fact that “governance” is not the same as “government”, and that the former does not only involve the “government”, but also the people as well. For that matter however, even the “government” as we know ...

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Focused, engaging, agile

Fr. Roy Cimagala IN all our dealings with the others, which one way or another should never lose the apostolic dimension, we should try our best to be laser-focused, very engaging and agile in handling any situation those dealings might produce. We have to remember that since we are Christians, ...

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Balimbing

Netnet Camomot PRESIDENT Rody Duterte declared Sept. 21, 2017, the 45th anniversary of Marcos’ martial law, as a “National Day of Protest.” Like as if Pinoys needed a reminder on their right to protest. There are Pinoys who don’t know their priorities in life. Instead of accomplishing their work’s to-do ...

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‘Victory’ in Geneva a farce

Letter ON Sept. 23, 2017, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) released a statement alluding to a so-called “victory” by the government after the United Nations Human Rights Council adopted its human rights report card. The government delegation to Geneva conveniently glossed over the fact that it did not accept ...

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