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The government we vote for

Egay Uy THE Cocpo Traffic Unit has been conducting traffic control operation at the Bugo and Puerto areas to control what appears to be an uncontrolled proliferation of prohibited vehicles on highways, such as “motorized sikads” or “kuliglig” or “trisikad.”  Under the law, these contraptions are prohibited on highways, not ...

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The leader who toppled a dictator (2)

Aquilino Pimentel Jr. EXPANDING on the list of traits that a nation’s leader must possess, some social commentators claim that the leader should display five indispensable characteristics that include “humility,” a trait we had already discussed earlier as one of the magnets that attracted millions of people to Cory Aquino ...

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Exposed and vulnerable

Ruffy Magbanua THE burning of transmission towers in Mindanao is not a new modus operandi of electric terrorists. As far as we can recall, power lines, with all their exposure and frailty, are physically prone to burning and–well, toppling by lawless individuals  with impunity. Though standing tall and sturdy, these tower ...

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The leader who toppled a dictator

Aquilino Pimentel Jr. PLEASE be forewarned: What follows is not a learned treatise or discourse  on leadership at all. What you will hear are the musings of an old man who (1) heard about the stint of Quezon in Malacanang; (2) watched from afar the way Osmena, Roxas, Quirino, Magaysay, ...

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Through us the Eucharist dialogues with the world

Fr. Roy  Cimagala “For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” (Jn 3,16) WITH these words, we are given an idea of how God feels about the world, estranged from him because of ...

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Crying insincere! Who is?

Patricio Diaz GENERAL Santos City–On the bombing of transmission towers (18 since last November mostly in Lanao del Sur area), Sen. Francis Escudero, candidate for vice president, said: “There can be no better time for the MILF to show good faith and sincerity than now when the BBL (Bangsamoro Basic ...

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There is a ‘me’ in ‘team’

By Kim Daguman MY idea of team building is the typical “happy hour” where work buddies gather around a table boozing the hours away whilst talking and chitchatting about life, or the ladies having afternoon tea with some juicy gossip to waste the time away. So, when I heard our ...

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‘Let our powers combine!’

Walter Balane MALAYBALAY City–Environmental advocacy of the youth figured in what I thought was a déjà vu experience last week. Our university radio station has initiated a participatory development project where we invited the colleges, units, and offices to take part in what we dubbed “Isibya-Ipaambit 2016” (broadcast and share). ...

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Politics and unreason

Herbie Gomez I’M seriously thinking of dropping from my list of candidates anyone who swears to bring their dogma to the executive and legislative branches of the government if they win in the May elections. In fact, I’m thinking of really rejecting anyone who hints that he would think, behave, ...

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Banks need overhaul

Butch Bagabuyo “Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.” – Jefferson, Letter to Gerry EVEN during the times of the late US President Thomas Jefferson, banking institutions where already the icons of debilitating greed, and yet it has even grown more prominent in the world today more than ever. The ...

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