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A coup d’état in May

William Adan . NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental – May 11, 2018 will go down in history as a day of infamy in the country’s judiciary. On this day, the Supreme Court decided 8-6 to remove its own Chief Justice on a quo warranto petition filed by the Solicitor General of the ...

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How important is the barangay election?

Cesar Gorillo . THE barangay elections is not just that important. It is the life blood of the smallest set of government of the Republic of the Philippines. Consider my barangay known as Barangay Don Paulino in Dapa, Surigao del Norte. Even before I was born, that barangay site was ...

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The real winners

Egay Uy . CONRATULATIONS to many, and better luck next time to some others. A total of 80 new and recycled barangay chairpersons and 560 barangay councilors will have successfully hurdled the elections last Monday. Sincerest congratulations to those who, without buying votes, won the elections.  You really won that ...

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Déjà vu

Netnet Camomot . FACEBOOK will soon have a dating feature and Mark Zuckerberg promised it will give the hopeless romantic “meaningful, long-term relationships” and it’s “not just for hook-ups.” Should Zuckerberg fix some problems first, such as protecting users’ data, instead of hopping from one feature to another? But that’s ...

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Elections are over, now what? (2)

Manny Valdehuesa . Second part Citizens are the source of government’s legitimacy and of the officials’ authority. The citizenry’s sense of responsibility and duty determines whether their government  behaves responsibly and dutifully. -Gising Barangay Movement Inc.   RESPONSIBLE citizens create responsible governments; irresponsible citizens create irresponsible governments. This cannot be ...

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Reforming SK

William Adan . NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental — The  Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) election which is supposed to be held every three years since Dec. 4, 1992, was last held on  May 9, 2010. The succeeding elections were postponed several times and were never held on the appointed dates until Monday, May ...

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The consummate public servant

Aquilino Pimentel Jr. IT is said that power generally overwhelms the better instincts of man. Not the Ed Angara I knew. Despite the enormous powers that he had access to or that he enjoyed especially during the early Martial Law Years, he remained a person with balanced human perspectives. For ...

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Why they called it glorious war

A. Paulita Roa . THE Kagay-anons in the 1920s and even after World War II would always refer to the 1900-1901 resistance war that was waged against the Americans as the “Mahimayaong Kagubot” or the glorious war. This descriptive term was heavily tinged with pride, patriotism and even nostalgia by ...

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Sharpening our hunger for heaven

Fr. Roy Cimagala . WE are, of course, in this world which plays a crucial role in the over-all scheme of our entire life. But we have to remember that even as we immerse ourselves in worldly affairs, we should not allow ourselves to be so trapped by them that ...

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Greedy rich, suffering Filipinos

Batas Mauricio . HIGHLY controversial, and mere nonsense. This is how I see the survey results being purveyed by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) pertaining to Filipinos who allegedly claim they are no longer poor. First, SWS clearly did not provide any standard by which the public will understand who ...

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