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Revolution or Duterte?

By Butch Z. Bagabuyo “Revolutions are not about trifles, but springs from trifles” – Aristotle, Politics Mindanao is and has always been a blessing to our country and the world. But, for no other reason than debilitating greed spawned by the culture of impunity, Mindanao’s God-given wealth of gold deposits, ...

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New Marcoses

Ben Contreras AMID the growing exchange of words, claims and counter claims about Martial Law, know that seniors have more knowledge and may have experienced the cruelty and horror of it. The younger ones may have very little knowledge or may have less or no unfortunate experience of the dreaded ...

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Wanted: problem solvers

Michael Henry Yusingco MELBOURNE–One of my initial assignments as a legal researcher of a distinguished senator from Mindanao eons ago was to scour the 1987 Constitution for provisions bearing the phrase, “as may be provided by law.” Obviously, the very starting point of a proper legislative agenda should be the ...

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Green space

By Andrea Beatrice C. Vaso  DAVAO City–Section 13 of Article XI of Ordinance No. 0546-13 of Davao City states that projects which are of socio-economic and environmental significance should allocate 10% of their total land area (if it is at least one hectare) to “green space.” Green space, according to ...

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Election capital

By Margot Marfori HENDERSON, Nevada–President’s day in America is a holiday. And just like most (or all) holidays here, stores have the sale sign on. Your mailbox is stuffed with more than the usual weekly coupon books, and emails on the same clutter up about 80 percent of your inbox. ...

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Open your eyes, Ian

Letter to the Editor IN the three-way debate among the vice-mayoral candidates, I heard the recent comments of Vice Mayor Ian Acenas that it is not true that the city council, which is composed of the uncooperative and over-politicized blindly obedient city clowns, zero’ed the budget of the Roads and ...

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Quenching the quest

Butch Bagabuyo “Quality, not quantify is my measure.” – Douglas Jerrold “Many individuals have, like uncut diamonds, shinning qualities beneath a rough exterior.” – Juvenal LIKE a doting father, I went to Iligan City early dawn Thursday with Wilbert “Willy” Cuenca and Onido “Ganging” Pimentel to accompany and inspire my eldest ...

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Burger without fries

Netnet Camomot I USED to wear makeup way back in college many many years ago. Heels, red long nails, the works. Then, a decade later, I went into a business that required no makeup, and that ended the habit of putting color on my face daily. Lately, though, the eye ...

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Revelations

Ben Contreras WHAT is this “Capcom”? Who owns it? What’s the owner of Capcom’s relationship with Beda Joy Elot in the province? What were they to the provincial government under the then Gov. Oscar S. Moreno? This guy came to me for a talk. But it was not just an ...

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Remove PCOS glitches, not Pacquiao from boxing

Aquilino Pimentel Jr. THE Commission on Elections (Comelec) is using ill-conceived reasons for its attempts to prevent Manny Pacquiao from engaging in his projected boxing bout that is scheduled to take place sometime within the election period. Boxing is Pacquiao’s profession. If the Comelec is allowed to do that, then, ...

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