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‘Tala’ in the sky of diamonds

By Ricardo M. de Ungria Mindanews .  DAVAO City — At around half past one of a gray, wet, and cool Davao Friday afternoon, the small convoy of cars trailing after two motorcycle cops and a Cosmopolitan funeral wagon pulled into the driveway of Chapel 2 of the Davao Memorial ...

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Public cellphone numbers

Ike Señeres .  IT’S really a grand irony that our country is the texting capital of the world, and yet not every government agency has a public cell phone number that anybody can send text messages to. Much more ironic than that, the few government agencies that have published their ...

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The tapestry of the Bangsamoro youth

By Sittie Ayeesha Dicali Mindanews .  LIKE many young people before me and throughout history, I have been called slack, self-centered, and shallow by the generation who came before me. I am, after all, a millennial whose best talent they say is taking a selfie that can get many hearts ...

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Peter and John

Fr. Roy Cimagala .  I AM referring to the two apostles, St. Peter and St. John. The former was much older than the latter who, tradition says, was practically a lad only at the time of Christ. They both can represent the tension that usually arises between two different generations, ...

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Veiled feast day

Uriel Quilinguing . LATELY, I find it difficult to find answers to questions, including those which were raised out of plain and simple curiosity. One of these came from a girl, barely in her teens: “Sir, di ba bag-o lang ta nag-celebrate sa birthday ni Jesus tong Pasko. Karon, nagpas-an ...

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Make the job

Egay Uy .  “THE effective worker is one who makes the job, not made by the job.” I have always adopted this principle in my professional life.  A job description or an outline of duties merely guides a worker the basics of the job but really “making the job” is ...

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Illusion of truth

Netnet Camomot .  THERE’S this drugstore whose sales staff tends to suggest another brand for the medicine you’re buying and would tell you, Pareha ra man na. Sometimes they go to the extent of informing you that the brand you prefer no longer exists. So, I called up the more ...

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Boundless

Ian Alfredo Magno .  DURING the celebration of the International Yoga day, when asked by a participant why nothing special has happened to the latter since having joined Isha Foundation’s Inner Engineering Yoga Program, Sadhguru, its Founder, responded in a classic display of wit and clarity.  He emphasized that the ...

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Youth, chastity, wisdom

Lance Patrick Enad .  IN his commentary on the Gospel of St. John, St. Thomas Aquinas explains, with words that seem too brief for such important things, why St. John the Beloved is more beloved as to receive distinction compared to the other disciples, why he is the Agapetos. St. ...

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By the powers of reasoning

Lagrimas Perdio .  THE Filipino has, I think through evolution under tyranny, developed a highly sharp sense of reasoning as required by survival. I say this because on a daily basis I deal with people who truly test my patience and instinct to kill simply by having to deal with ...

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