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‘I shall return’

Raul Ilogon . “I SHALL Return” are three powerful words that touched and moved a generation of Filipinos to fight and resist the occupying Japanese Forces during World War II. Holding on to the promise of MacAthur’s return, fueled by Japanese cruelty and the Filipinos’ love for home and freedom, ...

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Time to reengineer

Egay Uy . CNN’s “On the Record” interviewed Sen. Win Gatchalian on the tariffication bill as a means to address the “rice crisis” of the country, Sec. Lopez of the DTI on the setting of suggested retail prices of rice, and the spokesperson of Bantay Bigas, Cathy Estavillo. The interview ...

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Likes vs yikes

Netnet Camomot . THE 1986 People Power veteran may still have his People Power props. Yes, the yellow souvenirs. But that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s still a fan of Ninoy Aquino, Tita Cory and former President Noynoy Aquino. With the 2019 midterm elections so near, you can almost touch it, ...

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Who will succeed Duterte?

Perry Diaz . AS soon as rumors spread that President Rodrigo Duterte was seriously ill, political groups began consolidating their forces and allies to position themselves to succeed him. It started on April 14, 2018, when Duterte told the military and police during a command conference in Malacañang that he’s ...

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Regencia vs. Alemania

Nora Soriño . ILIGAN City — For us whose happiness are shallow, (mababaw ang kaligayahan) it’s time to be happy. Again. As this is circus time now. This is, after the month long fiesta time. In which we mark the celestial battle between the good and the bad. This time, ...

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Tempus breve est

Fr. Roy Cimagala . THAT’S from the First Letter of St. Paul to the Corinthians. (7,29) It means that time is short. It strongly reminds us that we cannot afford to waste time which is a most precious resource we have in fulfilling the ultimate goal of our life. The ...

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Time to serve Cagayanons

Bencyrus Ellorin . HE played in the Divisoria of old and witnessed how the city has grown, he now wants to spend his life serving his fellow Cagayanons. Successful businessman and politician Yan Lam  “Alam” Lim knows Cagayan de Oro City by heart, he now wants to repay it with ...

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Good luck na lang

Netnet Camomot . IT’S beginning to look a lot like Christmas, but who’s willing to skip the holiday season? Me, said Scrooge. Me, said Grinch. Me, said piggy. Of course, the piggy says yes—it’s the source of ham and lechon. In preparation for the Christmas gluttony, I’m now sticking to ...

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It’s your call

Egay Uy . WHEN somebody speaks ill of some others or uses gutter-language or foul language, or resorts to name-calling, he may be said to be showing disrespect towards the object or objects of his rant, tirade, or invectives. For me however, the speaker actually does not only actually disrespect ...

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Army of trolls

Cong Corrales . I ADMIT I was overwhelmed by how troll farms and their handlers took social media platforms in the 2016 national elections by storm. It was anything short of “shock and awe.” They dominated discussion boards, bullied thought leaders and mainstream news media into virtual silence, at least ...

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