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Open to partnership

Ruffy Magbanua HERE’S a letter my group addressed to USAID Director Susan Brems: The Movement for a Brownout-Free Mindanao, a volunteer watchdog for the uninterrupted and sustainable power supply in Mindanao, is interested to touch base with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for  possible briefing/discussion  on  the Energy ...

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DQ ‘must-dos’

Patricio Diaz GENERAL Santos City–The credibility, as well as integrity, of the Commission on Elections and of the 2016 election is at stake in the disqualification cases against Sen. Grace Poe’s presidential bid at the Supreme Court. So is the validity of the Constitution and of applicable jurisprudence. Will the ...

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Is PNoy really stepping down?

Batas Mauricio PARDON me, but I am really uncomfortable reading stories where President Aquino is being quoted as saying he is readying to step down from Malacanang, or that he is readying to become a private citizen by June 30, 2016, or that he is already looking forward to traveling ...

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What I learned from IEC

Fr. Roy Cimagala YOU think that as a priest I already know everything about the Eucharist? The answer is a big, flat No. Even if I must confess that I know quite a bit about it, and already have an extensive experience related to this most sublime sacrament, I realize ...

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Poetry in the sky and our planet’s fragility

Bencyrus Ellorin ON Tuesday, people in Cagayan de Oro and Misamis Oriental were treated to a majestic poetry in the sky. Mindanao Gold Star Daily editor-in-chief Herbie Gomez posted on Facebook his profound reflection on the wonderful cloud display, saying “Other planets don’t have this simply because they’re waterless.” On ...

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Ambition and all-knowing bets

Butch Bagabuyo “If you want to reach the highest, begin at the lowest.” – Syrus, Maxims AMONG the four leading “presidentiables,” the foundling is clearly out of the race. It’s not only because the 1987 Constitution defines who are natural-born citizens–and a foundling is not one of them–but because she is ...

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Open to partnership

Ruffy Magbanua HERE’S a letter my group addressed to USAID Director Susan Brems: The Movement for a Brownout-Free Mindanao, a volunteer watchdog for the uninterrupted and sustainable power supply in Mindanao, is interested to touch base with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for  possible briefing/discussion  on  the Energy ...

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Going back to the future (3)

Mozart Pastrano Conclusion IN this retelling of the urban history of Cagayan de Oro, it is crucial to go back to 1894. That year, there was good news in town. It is difficult now to render the import and impact of that hometown news that spread like wildfire. But here it ...

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Surreal

Netnet Camomot WHEN a responsibility is offered to you and you accept it, no matter how reluctant that acceptance is, you now have the duty to meet goals for the whole duration of that responsibility. Sacrifices have to be made. If, say, your life revolves around reading and writing, you ...

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Cold soup

Ben Contreras IF we convert the money won in a lottery by an American into Philippine pesos, they would amount to more than P10 billion. With that kind of money, spending one million pesos in one day would be just a flake from one’s hair. What’s spending one million a ...

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