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We remain unwavering in our commitment to human rights

Letters THE State is duty-bound to respect and uphold human rights, in accordance to international human rights instruments and in line with the Philippine Constitution. Yet, past and present governments have been the primary violator of human rights. While Karapatan engages with all national mechanism to assist in providing redress ...

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We need that car park

Dave Achondo THE proposal of councilors for the local government to construct a five-level building for parking is a godsend — that is, if it gets approved and put into action. But Cagayan de Oro history tells us that when it comes to politics, someone is always there to foil ...

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Eternity and our time

Fr. Roy Cimagala WE need to understand the relation between God’s eternity and our time with respect to our creation and our life in general. We have to understand that our creation by God, of course, happens in eternity, because everything that God wills and does is all done in ...

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Just two days

Egay Uy FOR a while there I thought water supply, and I mean volume, pressure and potability, was back to normal.  One of my home’s angle valves got busted and the shower heads spurted like car wash equipment two days in a row. Yes, that was it. Just two days. ...

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The wartime boy

A. Paulita Roa DEC. 7, 1941: At dawn on this fine Sunday morning, more than a hundred Japanese fighter planes took off from several aircraft carriers that were just 230 miles north of Hawaii. Their sole mission was to bomb and totally destroy Pearl Harbor, a major American naval base. ...

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Testing the waters

Bencyrus Ellorin “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.” – Lord Acton   THE moves to install a revolutionary government is no doubt motivated by power and more power. In president-centric Philippine politics, the head of state, the commander-in-chief of the ...

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Sick joke

Ric Maulion THE coalition of Duterte that is pushing for a revolutionary government and sole powers to the President to govern and rewrite the Constitution are either crazy or disoriented. Andres Bonifacio would have turned himself up from his grave if he heard their call on his 154 birthday celebration ...

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Welcome, Doy!

Egay Uy THE Roads and Traffic Administration has welcomed Mr. Benedicto “Doy” Ramiro to its folds last Dec. 1.  Expectedly, Doy will provide the supervisory or managerial perspective of the law enforcement group of the RTA. Doy Ramiro used to be with the China Savings Bank as loans account officer ...

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‘Sorry for the inconvenience’

Netnet Camomot THE world won’t be the same anymore for the family of Dr. Ricardo Rotoras. That world changed abruptly for them when he was killed outside his house at 1 am last Saturday. I told his wife that was an act of desperation for the mastermind behind his killing. ...

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Vendetta, not accountability

Cong Corrales “Behind this mask is an idea and ideas are bulletproof.” — Alan Moore, V for Vendetta   NOW it can be told. Now the rogues in barongs have been unmasked. The cast and characters behind the impeachment complaint against Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno are out ...

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