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Smart is as smart does

Rhona Canoy . SO… All my life, I’ve frequently been referred to as smart. I can’t really say that I understand what that means. I do know that it is a burden that I bear because people inflict their expectations upon me, whether I like it or not. And yet, ...

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Flood and leptos

Ian Alfredo Magno . HERE comes the rain again. Noticeably, downpour nowadays dispense more heavily voluminous amount of precipitation as opposed to rainfalls in the days of old.  It felt rather common, than alarming, while seeing a crowd of commuters stranded at the roadsides after flood waters took over and ...

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A matter of time

Ben Contreras . COMING from a national paper known for its being anti-Duterte, it breathes new life to see a reader’s reaction to an issue admonishing “to work together.” Let me quote Integrated Development Studies Institute’s statement in part: China has waived the $100 million loan for the canceled North ...

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Arrogating the citizens’ sovereignty

Manny Valdehuesa . SOVEREIGNTY, or People Power, is the basis of political power, the wellspring of government authority. It is the people, exercising their inherent sovereignty, that confers the authority to govern by electing officials for the community and the nation. This authority is society’s instrument for ordering its affairs. ...

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Where have all the photographers gone?

Jay Valleser . NIKON came out recently with the news that it has produced its last photo camera that uses a photographic film. It was an end of an era. There is one aspect in life that have gone in a dash in terms of upgrades. It was only some ...

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Why I believe there is a God

Cesar Gorillo . UP to this day I could not forget that simple but beautiful song we used to sing when I was in second grade with the following lyrics: “Who has seen the wind? Neither you nor I but when the leaves are moving, the wind is passing by.” ...

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Manny in the company of many

By Edwin Espejo Contributor, Mindanews . GENERAL Santos City – A few months back, I wrote about the three great athletes that broke into the sporting world at about the same time. That was in 1996. Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods and Derek Jeter. Soon thereafter, they became iconic figures in ...

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‘Station of the nation’

Netnet Camomot . FLOODS in Japan. Heat wave in Canada. Ano ba talaga, Kuya? And then, there’s my Wednesday column where I wrote that the Sona is the “Station of the Nation Address.” Could be the result of President Rody Duterte’s “God is stupid” rant. You know, the Stations of ...

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The ‘Barefoot Army’ (2)

Raul Ilogon . THERE were three phases of World War II in the Philippines: 1st phase – Japanese invasion up to the surrender of the Usaffe forces in Bataan and Corregidor; 2nd phase – the start of guerrilla movement up to the return of MacArthur; and 3rd phase – the ...

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Constitutionality of BBL’s power-sharing provisions

By Naguib Sinarimbo . THE listing of powers of the Central Government and the Bangsamoro Government is not unconstitutional. The list of the powers for the autonomous regions is already provided by the Constitution itself in Article X, section 20. Hence, the powers granted to autonomous regions, and which may ...

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