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Revisiting the 2010 polls

Bencyrus Ellorin WHAT could have prompted the second district congressman of Cagayan de Oro to abandon a well-oiled national political party, and join a new and little known political party in 2011. He was in the inner circle of President Erap Estrada. When an impeachment case was filed against the ...

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City needs a decisive mayor

Churchill Aguilar THE next mayor in Oro has to be decisive because being friendly and charismatic doesn’t cut it anymore. To do the right thing is not enough but rather seeing things through making it sure that the desired outcome gets materialized.  The gridlock that was successfully orchestrated by the ...

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3.24.15

Netnet Camomot I FORGOT how it ended in the movie. Cagayan de Oro’s bookworms celebrated upon learning that Fully Booked would open a branch at Limketkai Center. But it remained an unconfirmed rumor as its intended location near Starbucks gradually and slowly transformed from an absolutely empty shell into an ...

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Convictions, openness, tolerance

Fr. Roy Cimagala YOU might think this combination is most odd and strange, if not impossible. But whether we like or not, it’s a combination that is proper to us as persons who have to establish good relation with God and everybody else, and in fact, with everything else in ...

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Not all officers are into ‘tanim bala’

Batas Mauricio IN fairness to the Philippine National Police contingent at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia), it is clear that, if ever there is a syndicate that “plants” bullets into luggage or bags of people travelling abroad, not all policemen at the Naia are involved in the now world-famous ...

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Politics and humanity

Cong Corrales “Political language… is designed to make lies sound truthful… and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.” –George Orwell SOMETIMES I forget that there are people who would sacrifice their own humanity to pursue their political ambitions, no matter the cost. Yes, like you, I have this ...

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Threat of violence

Ben Contreras VIOLENCE is threatening to break out in Maramag, Bukidnon, and unless the problem is handled with prudence––and judiciously––it could put the people’s trust in our government under serious question. It looks like a case of land grabbing, not the kind where the poor try to grab or occupy ...

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An illegal search

Joe Pallugna THE incidents of illegal warrantless searches resulting from warrantless arrests have caused many suspects to get convicted if the defense bungles the appropriate remedies during trial. Time and again the Supreme Court ruled on what are illegal warrantless searches resulting from an otherwise valid warrantless arrest. In one ...

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Death, a beginning, not the end

Fr. Roy Cimagala AS priest, I get to see many people already on the verge of death. Their families invite me to give them the last sacraments of the anointing, communion or viaticum. If the patients are still able, I would hear their confessions. But it’s the effort to convey ...

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Myths about the dead

Batas Mauricio                 MANY were indeed greatly surprised over results coming out from survey firms at present purportedly showing a more rabid increase in the approval and satisfactory ratings (or other ratings available in the market) of the Aquino government and of President Aquino himself. The surprise comes from an almost ...

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