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A nuclear wall and magnet

Mariano Carrasco OF all the reasons why we should oppose the use of Lumbia airport as storage facility and transit point for American warplanes, the most important one is that it would serve as a defense wall and nuclear magnet in case of a counter-attack by China or Russia or ...

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Who will garner the youth vote?

“Our  elected officials are able to regulate even the most personal aspects of our lives, from the cleanliness of the air we breathe to the identity of the people we marry. Keeping this in mind, casting a ballot is not just essential – it’s practical!” -Maria Rubio, Brooklyn College MS. ...

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Rotating blues

Ruffy Magbanua WHOEVER invented the overly abused words “rotating brownouts” is a nut like no other — crazy enough to think he’s one of a kind who can make a turnaround of things easily with just a wink of an eye. This is deja vu on the use of the English ...

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Japanese time

A. Paulita Roa THE recent state visit made to this country by the Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko brought back memories of those stories told to me by family members and relatives who survived the Second World War. They referred to this historic period as the “Japanese Time” or  ...

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See you in court?

Egay Uy I WAS furnishing a copy of a police record captioned “Disobedience to Person in Authority” which narrates an incident on Jan. 18, 2016 involving an RTA traffic personnel and a motorist at Hayes corner Osmena Streets at about 2:08 in the afternoon. The record reads that the RTA ...

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The leader who toppled a dictator (3)

Aquilino Pimentel Jr. Conclusion IN the context of our political system, however, possession of the virtues of SAHIG may not be enough. If a person aspires to be an effective political leader, he or she must not only be qualified minimally as required by our election laws, such for example ...

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Change and caution

Butch Bagabuyo “The old order changeth, yielding place to new.” – Tennyson, The passing of Arthur LIKE it or not, 2016 is the year of change. But, we, Mindanaoans and the rest of the poor in our country cannot afford to be complacent because, for us, it is now or never. Remember ...

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Health is stealth

Netnet Camomot HEALTH could sometimes take a back seat when you’re too busy to bother with counting calories, exercise, the hot compress, the cold compress, and lotion for the dry hands. The pampering for hair and nails has to wait, too, for weeks, even with the white roots visible in ...

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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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