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NEA electric cooperatives are not genuine

Bencyrus Ellorin THIS is a proverbial elephant in the room. Over 120 electric cooperatives around the country are only cooperatives by name. Presidential Decree 269, promulgated in 1973, created the National Electrification Administration for rural electrification nationwide. PD 269 defines electric cooperatives to mean “a corporation organized under Republic Act ...

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Clash of colors

THE city’s dumpster at Zayas in Upper Carmen is going to explode. As early as 2009, if I am not mistaken, the Environmental Management Board sent a communiqué to City Hall warning that the methane build-up in the city dump has reached alarming levels. Local academics agree. While the yellow-led ...

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Need: credible nominations

IT’S ridiculous how the president goes around peddling Mar Roxas’s candidacy to various prospects, especially to the lady neophyte of the senate—who is not even a member of his party. It must be flattering to her to get so much attention from the president and the ruling party, but the ...

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What happened to Mulawan?

MY attention was called by a friend about an error in my column on Monday. “When the light finally turned red, the Fortuner sped off…,” I wrote. It should have been “when the light finally turned green…” Thank you, Siote, and my apologies to the owner of the Fortuner. It ...

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Without a solemnizing officer

LUCIO is a lucky guy. Lucio Morigo and Lucia Barette were boardmates in Tagbilaran City, Bohol. Years later, they met again and became sweethearts. At that time, Lucia was already based in Canada and she promised Lucio to bring him to Canada once they are married. Relying on such promise, ...

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Faithful but always innovative

Fr. Roy Cimagala THIS is what we have to follow in life, a kind of law to guide us in our earthly sojourn. We have to make it an attitude that should take root in our system and that later on would grow the appropriate skills and habits. We need ...

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Taking pride in local languages

By Jesse Pizarro Boga Mindanews DAVAO City––It’s easy to take Philippine regional languages for granted. If you speak Cebuano on a daily basis, it would take meta-discussions to bring up how you use this language. And with the overwhelming media that many of us take in regularly—from book and Hollywood ...

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Politics, ambitions, options

Ben Contreras THE nation is facing a rare situation that could make history. A choice between the unpalatable candidates and the more sought for ones. The electorate can’t be more discerning this time. Vice President JejomarBinay has become a presidential candidate no one would like to be identified with. No ...

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Sins of rumor

Netnet Camomot  “YOUR love is like the sun/That lights up my whole world/I feel the warmth inside/Your love is like the river/That flows down through my veins/I feel the chill inside.” If that’s now your LSS––last song syndrome––it means you’ve watched “The Love Affair” and is now convinced that Dawn ...

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Duterte is one of us

Butch Bagabuyo “The common argument that crime is caused by poverty is a kind of slander on the poor.” – H.L. Menchken (1880-1956), American journalist FOR 28 years since the drafting and approval of the 1987 Constitution which I have vehemently objected to simply because it was drafted by a ...

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