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Maturity of democracy

Ike Señeres AS it is supposed to be, political parties are supposed to hold their own conventions in order to choose their candidates for the coming national elections. The practice in the United States to hold primaries prior to the conventions may not be required of all democratic countries, but ...

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The day heroes were made

A. Paulita Roa MARCH 30, 2016 was the 116th anniversary of the coming of the American forces to Cagayan de Misamis (Cagayan de Oro), the capital town of Misamis province. On that fateful day, the lookout unit headed by Clemente Chaves that was stationed in Buntola Hill (the area where ...

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Call to action vs forces that kill

Bencyrus Ellorin I WOULD have wanted to stay in the sidelines of the local campaign and focus on my work in Manila. But certain realities are pulling me home, to get involved. I was advised by my doctor to rest last week so I had time to observe the local ...

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P1 thousand each?

Ben Contreras IN view of the report given by a driver of a businessman that Oscar Moreno’s camp is allegedly giving P1 thousand each to those who attend their “tipon-tipon,” I would like to revisit the issue about how much really is the income of the city. What are the ...

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Edca consultations needed

Mariano Carrasco LAST Saturday, a consultation-dialogue was held in Lumbia about the planned transfer of the Sangley Airforce base in Cavite to Lumbia, this city. Our Lumbia clients, mostly occupying the public lands around the Lumbia airport, were the ones in attendance. My lawyer-wife, Evangeline Carrasco, was there. There were ...

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True public service

Churchill Aguilar I WAS asked by Dr. Ramon Nery, the executive officer of JR Borja City Hospital, to iron out their systems in their HR department. Without much thought, I took the offer knowing I would be working with a Tofil and a Galing Pook Awardee in Health Governance. His ...

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Caution and character

Butch Bagabuyo “The great hope of society is individual character.” -Channing DAVAO Mayor Rodrigo Roa Duterte displayed utmost caution and exemplary character when he filed his certificate of candidacy only as substitute candidate of the PDP-Laban for the presidency knowing full well that the teeming millions of Mindanaoans persistently clamored for ...

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Wanted: A non-plundering VP

Michael Henry Yusingco MELBOURNE – The sad fact is Filipinos have not been properly invested in choosing a good Vice President (VP). Joseph Estrada, the VP of President Fidel V. Ramos, is a convicted plunderer, pardoned only by Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, the VP who succeeded him after his unceremonious and abrupt ...

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Maturity of democracy

Ike Señeres AS it is supposed to be, political parties are supposed to hold their own conventions in order to choose their candidates for the coming national elections. The practice in the United States to hold primaries prior to the conventions may not be required of all democratic countries, but ...

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Insomnia

Netnet Camomot ILANG tulog na lang, Election Day na! The political colors in Cagayan de Oro are more vibrant now that the candidates’ tarpaulins and posters are decorating the city. Which color are you voting for–yellow, orange, violet, green? Some familiar faces there–a former Rotary club president, a former schoolmate, ...

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