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Don’t forget to invite me, Bigcas

Ben Contreras FOR a while, Lynard Allan Bigcas had been an enigma to me. He was in the headlines, caused the holding of a congressional inquiry, rumored to have connections with the Central Intelligence Agency, allegedly into drugs, gunrunning and smuggling. All these made him truly enigmatic. But who is ...

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A more cunning competition

Letter to the Editor I HAVE always believed that there was only one master of deception, and that is the badly beaten former mayor who miserably lost to Mayor Oca Moreno in the last elections.  Of late, another master of deception, as tagged by netizens, has emerged.  This time, it’s ...

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Not just about legalities

Ben Contreras THE unfolding events are not just about legalities but also about politics. It’s not just about who is right and who is wrong. It is also about perception, and gaining public acceptance. For those who aren’t lawyers, the whole show offers a glimpse into our laws in action. ...

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On Iligan’s water woes (2)

Arnold Garbanzos ILIGAN City–The city must consider its options as early as now since we have a growing population and we have new infrastructures coming like Robinson’s and possibly SM or Ayala, and how do we expect them to all come when we cannot even solve a very basic problem ...

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Paralysis at city hall, and Europe

Mariano Carrasco THIS legal conflict at city hall, as to who should be recognized as mayor after the Ombudsman order dismissing the mayor and after the vice mayor had been sworn in, is an old and tired story. Many similar conflicts of the same nature have occurred in the past ...

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The terminators

Egay Uy REPORTS have already reached me that there have been people who interfere with the work of traffic enforcers who were reportedly told to take it easy or even leave their posts because the city is now allegedly under a new administration. The motive of this interference is clearly ...

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The tyranny of self-righteousness

Fr. Roy Cimagala WE have to be wary of this subtle spiritual disease called self-righteousness. It’s subtle because it usually afflicts one without him entirely knowing he is so afflicted. Self-righteousness usually prides itself as having the light always but a light that blinds rather than illuminates. The common marks ...

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Xenophobia

Butch Bagabuyo “Fear always springs from ignorance.” – Emerson, The American Scholar MY dictionary defines xenophobia as a fear of anything foreign or strange even as on the extreme. It defines the word as an unreasonable fear or hatred of foreigners or strangers. However, for a long time now, I have ...

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‘Magtanim ay di biro’

Netnet Camomot I’VE never been to Paris. I love to travel but money is required for that so… And Europe is especially special due to the high cost of touring any of its countries and cities. And of course there’s the application for a tourist visa if your intent is ...

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Before Arlene cries again

Churchill Aguilar WHILE Oca Moreno and Ian Acenas continue to fight legitimacy for mayorship in Cagayan de Oro, it would be easy to get derailed by personal emotions and loyalty to the personalities involved forgetting the real issue why such problem took place in the first place. Let us be ...

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