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Are you crazy?

Cong Corrales / “Sinong dakila? Sino ang tunay na baliw? Yaong bang sinilang, na ang pag-iisip di lubos? O husto ang isip, ngunit sa pag-ibig ay kapos.” – Basil Valdez, Sino ang Tunay na Baliw WE are living in the 21st century, for crying out loud! We are not in the ...

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Wife vs hubby: Plot thickens

Nora Sorino / ILIGAN City–“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.” At first it seemed just like that — trouble at the domestic front. We’re talking of course of the couple or rather, their messy “uncoupling.” Yes, I mean Comelec chair Andres Bautista and wife Patricia. These days, their ...

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Dissecting Duterte

Ruffy Magbanua / WITH all the hullabaloos about President Duterte’s manner of speaking, a book was recently launched by communications gurus in an attempt to find out what’s in the mind of the President and why he badmouths in public like no other. Dissecting the President’s language has several takes, depending ...

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Where’s everyone?

Ben  Contreras / IT’S not about tinted cars that make it difficult to drive at night especially when it’s raining. It’s about lack of street lamps and too much motorelas and trisikads that force some motorists to drive unnecessarily slow. This is the situation in Puerto, Bugo, Tablon and Agusan. ...

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Disclosures meant to oust Bautista?

Batas  Mauricio / I ALREADY read the affidavit of Patricia Bautista detailing her alleged discoveries of the wealth of Chairman Juan Andres Bautista of the Commission on Elections, and my worst fears that the affidavit cannot be used to charge the chairman with graft and corruption and hidden wealth are ...

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Never say enough

Fr. Roy Cimagala / WE are, of course, aware of our limitations and many times we have to say enough. And that’s good to do. It shows we are humble and realistic enough to acknowledge them. But there’s one area in our life where we should never say enough. And ...

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Of chicken bones, human rights

Herbie Gomez / I WOULD be prudent in handling the complaint against the developer of Primavera Residences in uptown Cagayan de Oro if I were in the shoes of Vice Mayor Kikang Uy and Councilor Ian Mark Nacaya. The firm, Italpinas Development Corp., has invested a lot in Cagayan de ...

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Created equal

Netnet Camomot / MONDAY last week, the sunset was unusually pink. But its colors changed so fast, the photographer, or wannabe photographers like us, had to catch each one the way we take photos of, say, a swimming competition? My niece was able to catch the crimson sunset, my sis ...

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What now, Marawi?

Ruffy Magbanua / NOW on its third month of fighting, the reign of terror in Marawi continues unabated and the birth of local extremism, spawned by the Isis-inspired Maute Group, has sent chilling effects to this once serene and peaceful city widely known as a cradle of Islam faith. A civil ...

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Free tuition

William Adan / NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental–The grant of free tuition in state colleges and universities is probably one of the most interesting developments that ever happened to tertiary education in this country. But without being cynical about it, what is really the percentage slice of tuition in the overall cost ...

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