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Jesse’s and Mar’s failure

MOST Filipinos today are either unaware of the role they’re supposed to play in governing their own community, or they just don’t bother with it. Thus the way the government of their own community exercises its powers and privileges is practically beyond their control, awareness, or influence. It’s all because ...

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ATM over-withdrawal liability

THIS is a case we often heard about, although we have never experienced it ourselves. This is about Robert Chan, an ATM current account holder of Far East Bank and Trust Company, a local bank linked through Megalink. Robert was accused by the Far East Bank of withdrawing the total ...

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A city stressed by vindictive trapos

Manny Valdehuesa CONCERNED  citizens, especially professionals like Dr. Merle Adaza, will probably agree that it is wrong for a few ambitious traditional politicians (trapos) to cause stress to a community and afflict everyone for partisan purposes. For instance, why should a few recalcitrant partisans at City Hall hijack the budget of ...

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August 21

Netnet Camomot THERE’S a major reason why Aug. 21 was a holiday. Thirty-two years ago, Ninoy Aquino was assassinated upon his arrival from the US at what is now called as the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (Naia). There’s also a reason why that airport has been named after him, but ...

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Fiction today, reality tomorrow

Ben Contreras THE symposium on Laudato Si’ re Care for our Common Home held at the Xavier University Little Theater on Thursday afternoon offered nothing new about our environmental problems and their supposed Climate Change interventions except perhaps that this time it is initiated by the Catholic Church. One thing ...

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Justices showing partiality

Churchill Aguilar THE release of Sen. Enrile from his hospital arrest after being granted bail by no less than the Supreme Court on Tuesday should be taken as a final point to lose faith on the authorities running the judiciary. No voting from the “esteemed justices” can ever change the ...

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Congressional neglect

Manny Valdehuesa IT’S unfortunate that no one in Congress, Lower or Upper House, bothers to take the initiative to address the weaknesses of government at the grassroots –in the barangay, which is the base and foundation of our Republic. Not that this is surprising, given Congress’s record of selective compliance with ...

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Losing Proposition

Bencyrus Ellorin CAGAYAN de Oro 2nd district congressman Rufus Rodriguez has gained the support of cooperatives when he guested a dialogue with teachers and labor service cooperatives at the Club Filipino in San Juan City  last Aug. 6. Aside from listening to the issues raised by teachers’ and labor service ...

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Something has got to be done

Ben Contreras A RED and blue RTA Multicab was seen on Monday in Barangay 21. It was loaded with sacks of “ukay-ukay” shoes and socks. Witnesses saw the RTA people helping themselves with the goods. “Iya-iyapamili RTA bisan naa sila sa atup.” If the ukay-ukay were meant for certain people ...

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Rock ’n roll to the world!

Churchill Aguilar RYAN Rem’s phenomenal rise to stardom after joining and winning “Showtime’s” the “Funny One” segment baffles critics like me. He is indeed funny but his jokes are no different than all the other stand-up comedians. What then sets him apart? His humor is more than his jokes. In ...

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