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Past fiesta

A. Paulita Roa . (We are reprinting this column, which appeared in this paper on Thursday, because of a mistake. There was a mix-up in the continuation. Our apologies to our readers and to Ms. Roa for the confusion that resulted from our oversight. -Editors)   THE town of “Cagayan ...

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Not in search of truth

Batas Mauricio . IT was, by and large, a fruitful experience for my wife and I. I am referring, of course, to our appearance as the lawyers of Ben “Bitag” Tulfo, during the hearing on Aug. 14 of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee where it was supposed to have conducted ...

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Reasons to celebrate

Bencyrus Ellorin . I WILL write about politics, anyway. I was thinking of a good fiesta, celebratory piece in time for fiesta week. Cagayan de Oro, celebrating the Feast of St Augustine, is felt much. Its secular version, the Higalaay Festivalm is already in full swing until bells of the ...

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The Tiano siblings

Raul Ilogon . LET me start with the story of a brave and heroic family in Cagayan de Oro. Their story was like the famous “Band of Brothers.” But, actually, the Hollywood movie pales in comparison with our local version — not even close. The whole family was involved in ...

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What five-minute rule?

Egay Uy . THERE is no five-minute rule.  An illegally parked motor vehicle may be towed by traffic authorities immediately – as in right there and then without even waiting for the driver to show up.  The five minutes “grace period,” if you will, is to give the driver the ...

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Fiesta

Netnet Camomot . SOMEONE greeted me, Merry Christmas, this Aug. 19. I had to tell him, Next month pa ang Christmas oi. The American who can understand Cebuano will surely comment on that: But Christmas is in December! Yes, in the United States. But in Pinas, it starts in September. ...

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Word play

Nora Soriño . ILIGAN City — When acting city mayor Jemar Vera Cruz used the word “banagbanag” in describing the status of the National Steel Corp., there were many objections. “Banagbanag” means “dawn” — meaning, there is a dawning of an era in which the NSC will rise again. “How ...

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Blame game

Ma. Christina Concepcion . SOME are blaming it on the “Dilawan”; others blame it on the administration. How about you? Ako simple lang ang pagkakaintindi sa mga nangyayari. Most of us have not overcome the natural tendency to put our individual interests over the interests of the greater majority. Because ...

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No response

Ben Contreras . CALL him a clone of his father, but even a clone can be different and better than the original. This is how I look at Misamis Oriental Gov. Bambi Emano. I once asked the young Bambi if he would enter politics and follow the footsteps of his ...

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Past fiesta

A. Paulita Roa . THE town of “Cagayan de Misamis” during the Spanish colonial period was simply called “Cagayan” during the American colonial era. The celebration of the town fiesta took a new turn under the Americans. They introduced the concept of having beauty queens and holding sports competitions during ...

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