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Uphold the law

Egay Uy THANKS to lawyer and Senior Supt. Faro Antonio Olaguera, Cocpo director, for the full support extended to the TF Hapsay Dalan and Roads and Traffic Administration. Incidents involving traffic aides of the RTA and members of the Cocpo are attended to with dispatch such that working relationships between ...

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It’s complicated

Netnet Camomot A FRIEND was walking around the oval at the Pelaez Sports Center, complete with umbrella, and I thought, so uncool. Then last Wednesday morning, there I was, walking with an umbrella. I was afraid the slight drizzle would worsen to a downpour. My weather knowhow is limited to ...

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Now, a world in danger

Mariano Carrasco IT looks like the world is in grave danger. We should all pray. On all fronts, it appears that a confrontation between the world powers could explode into an all-out war unless cooler heads intervene, or unless Divine intervention occurs.  The burning Middle Eastern countries socio-religious conflict, the ...

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The vetting starts

BY: Peter Clarete, CDO and Chito A. Fuentes, Davao City THE master of deception and architect of mendicancy all rolled into one has officially announced his bid for the mayoralty of the city. As if he did not make the decision, the reports say that he accepted the endorsement of ...

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The choice is ours

IN search for deeper meaning of the word “impunity,” I came across these quotations from the Thomas Jefferson Encyclopedia: “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny.” “The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear ...

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Unfit for 1st class citizens

By: Manny Valdehuesa CAGAYAN de Oro is a first-class city; meaning, it is inhabited by first-class citizens. It should also have first-class public servants. Inferior public servants should have no place in the company of first-class citizens. Crass behavior, selfish political conduct, or shamelessness have no place in polite society. First-class ...

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Peace is always possible

By Abhoud Syed Lingga TIRANA, Albania–– We thought that there was no possibility for peace in Mindanao after prolonged conflict when more than 50,000 people died, more than a million of the population experienced displacement, and the economic cost of the conflict ran to several billions of dollars. But with ...

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May the best servant win

By: Egay Uy THE election fever is starting to heat up some more, with the announcement of the “pagbabalik.” For some “tradpols” and “Epals,” the fever has started even on the first day after the 2013 polls. In the local scene, political bickering and name-calling have hugged the air waves to ...

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That princess of a fish

By Rommel Rebollido Mindanews GENERAL Santos City— It’s September and in this time of year, people flock here for the Tuna Festival, a week-long merrymaking marking the charter anniversary of this city built by a flourishing fishing industry. General Santos City is the Philippines’ tuna capital. Where else in the ...

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This blessed house: Incubation

By Gutierrez Mangansakan II INCUBATION is a word that I normally use in my story development workshops. An idea needs time to develop into a film or a literary piece, I would tell my students, and it involves looking at things from a particular analytical lens constructed from knowledge and ...

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