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Taming the chika

Netnet Camomot COLUMNIZING depends on the mood. In other words, kung puede imudmud ang nawong sa phone’s Notes, hala sige, now na. There are times when the writing is done up to the last three seconds and you feel like a basketball player who now has to make a three-point ...

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Of religious nuts and Dodo birds

Cong Corrales “I was a Catholic until I reached the age of reason.”–George Carlin MY beef with religion and blind faith is that these stop human beings from being critical with the world around them. It makes them accept things that aren’t really there. It is manipulative. Having the power to ...

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Stop clamping of vehicles

Mariano Carrasco WE have seen so many heated quarrels when vehicles are clamped or their tires are locked with metal chains by the RTA or traffic aides. Vehicle owners and drivers suffer so much from the enforcement of this rule, which I would consider unjust and a clear denial of ...

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Malice, morals, mercy

Fr. Roy Cimagala WITH the way the world is now, there is great need to return to God, which is an act of the will before it becomes an affair of our intelligence and then of our emotions, feelings and passions and all the other aspects and dimensions of our ...

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Mankind will perish due to global warming

Batas Mauricio INDEED, I can only agree wholeheartedly with the statement of French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius that it is life itself which is at stake in the environmental problem which is now known the world over as global warming and climate change. Consequently, if the current United Nations Conference ...

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Sama Badjau

By Yusuf Morales ZAMBOANGA City–Perceived as Sea nomads for eternity, apparently imagined by land dwellers as ship-wrecked Bedouins and without a written history. They have been considered as not only marginalized, but as the “elephant in the room” as well, considered by land dwellers as uneducated, no culture, no history, ...

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Duterte assault takes the cake

Letter to the Editor AS lady candidate, Roman Catholic and lawyer, though not a devout or perfect one, I cannot remain silent in the face of Rodrigo Duterte’s uncivilized remarks about the Pope, the brutal way by which he would cleanse society of criminals in total disregard of due process, ...

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Never mess with the Pope

By Herbie Gomez PRESIDENTIAL candidate Rodrigo Duterte is an interesting subject in the study of Philippine politics. I mean, since when did defecating in full public view become an acceptable behavior in the history of the civilized Filipino? Yes, Duterte stools every time he delivers a speech, smears everything he ...

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Family subsumes governance

Butch Bagabuyo “There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues,  the most dominating virtues of human society are created, strengthened, and maintained.” — Winston Churchill BECAUSE our man, “Super Digong” Duterte, is headed for a landslide victory in the May 9, ...

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No choice?

Batas Mauricio IF there seems to be no one among the candidates running for President in 2016 who has the capability to turn around the country towards honest-to-goodness and no-nonsense governance, inclusive economic growth, and true political stability, we will have no one else to blame except ourselves. Good or ...

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