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On Roxas and my wife Vangie

OF all the presidential candidates in this kind of politics, Mar Roxas no doubt stands as the better and more qualified candidate. He is well-educated about public governance, economics and international trade, and has shown humility when he slid down to the vice presidential level to give way to Noynoy’s ...

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Fr. Yap’s naivety

I FEEL for Fr. Roberto Yap’s concern over the vice mayor’s inaction on the issue of waste management in the city. Coming from the academe, no less than Xavier University, there is no doubt that Yap’s intentions are free from any political interest. Yap simply wants to solve the problem ...

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Quarrying destroys, too

IT’S not that some people can be so lucky that they become untouchables. But for whatever reason that they can do what they want to do despite becoming subjects of queer stories only reflects a leadership of complacency and neglect. A texter sent me a message about the the gambling ...

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Rome if you want to

ROME, Italy –– The phone rang at 3:30 in the morning, the LED blinking an unknown Italian number, but there was nobody on the line. Three messages had come in while I was asleep. About an hour earlier, Karl Gaspar sent a text to say he was dropping by my ...

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Naturalization procedure

THERE are several misconceptions and misunderstanding on the procedure of how a foreigner can apply for naturalization and become a Filipino citizen. Hereunder is the procedure. The foreigner must first file with the Solicitor General a sworn Declaration of Intention to Become a Citizen of the Philippines. According to Section ...

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Neutrality: no fear

“Fear is debilitating, destructive emotion in the human heart. Where faith strengthens, fear weakens. Where faith liberates, fear imprisons. Where faith empowers, fear paralyzes. Where faith encourages, fear disheartens. Where faith rejoices in its God, fear fills the heart with despair.” – Dr. James Kennedy, author, Turn it to Gold. ...

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Joseph and dreams

SOMEHOW, the name of Joseph reminds us of dreams. We have Joseph, the son of Jacob, in the Old Testament, and St. Joseph, the foster father of Jesus, in the New Testament, both of whose lives were shaped by dreams. In the case of Joseph, the son of Jacob, his ...

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In favor of Bangsamoro

I WAS born in Mindanao in a place entirely inhabited by Christians. But I studied for four years in Marawi City for my bachelor’s degree mingling and interacting with Muslim Filipinos. I continued further studies somewhere in Diliman. After graduation from Diliman, I had lived and worked for many years ...

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Federating through parochial diversity

IT is very rarely pointed out in the discourse on shifting to a federal form of government but one of the main aims of federalization is to preserve the integrity of a state with a diverse population. This aspect of the federation process is certainly true for the Philippines. As ...

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On networking

FOR crying out loud, can someone outlaw networking business operations that promise huge returns of investments? I have no problem with sellers who want their products sold in the market, I don’t even care if they can cure aids as they want recruits to believe but when they sell with ...

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