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China’s One Belt, One Road

Mac Valledor NOTHING about China’s “Belt and Road” project is small–from the size of its investments to the guest list (Russian President Vladimir Putin; our very own President Duterte; Italian PM Paolo Gentiloni; IMF managing director Christine Lagarde, Chinese President Xi Jinping) for the recent conference in Beijing to rave ...

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Mothers were heroines

Samira Ali Gutoc ILIGAN City–Mothers were heroes in the Marawi crisis. One mother of 12 literally walked kilometers, dragged the whole brood together through rice paddies to escape any aerial or ground bullets towards Iligan City. Sadly, some evacuees did not survive–one lady collapsed to her death, and one nine-month old ...

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Tight options in Marawi

H.Marcos Mordeno MALAYBALAY City–From where we stayed inside the provincial capitol in Marawi City, one could hear the sounds of rockets fired from choppers and howitzers landing at the downtown area. Every now and then, Huey gunships would hover less than 200 meters above us. “They’re sending supplies to the troops,” ...

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The trolls among us

Dave Achondo IN the past few days, I have been deleting a lot of people in the friends’ list of my social media account who I do not know. Include those who share too much fake news on my feed, and those I just don’t like. Blocking these individuals is no ...

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The face of the Kagay-anon

A.Paulita Roa JUNE 4, 2017 was the 117th anniversary of the Battle of Macahambus, where the Filipinos won their first victory against the Americans in the 1900-1901 resistance war in Mindanao. I have written the account of this historic battle several times and I would not want to write it ...

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Community support (2)

By Vic M. Taylor Mindanews THE writer was involved some 10 years ago with a group that worked with several communities in the province of Sulu to address the dire situation of potable water supply.  At that time, national government data showed that only 27% of the population of the ...

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Everyone’s concern

Ben Contreras YOU may harbor a certain degree of distrust upon a person or have reservations on one’s intention, but when this person shows genuine concern and seeks your assistance, you cannot just simply ignore it. Thus, when Ralph Abragan sought for a meeting with the Cagayan de Oro Campaigners ...

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Revolutionary government needed to quash terrorists

Batas Mauricio JUNE 12, 2017 was supposed to be the 119th year of independence of the Philippines from foreign domination. Yet, 2017 is going to go down in our country’s history as the very year during which foreign terrorists, acting in concert with local terrorists and Filipino politicians, took over ...

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PH grapples with its own brand of terrorism

Merpu Roa HOUSTON, Texas–The Philippines is now taking its turn in staring terrorism right in the eye as violent acts from Islamic jihadists worldwide continue to force governments, other institutions and affected communities to come up with effective ways in dealing with its threats. In the Philippines, the government and ...

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Security, solidarity, compassion

Bencyrus Ellorin THE proximity of Cagayan de Oro from Marawi City poses security nightmare, at least, for agencies tasked to ensure peace and order in northern Mindanao’s capital. The escalation of conflict unfortunately happened when inclusive development is starting gain roots in the region and its premier city. But not ...

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