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Run, Duterte, run

“Strong reasons make strong actions.” – William Shakespeare (1564-1616) THE “Run Du30 Run for 2016 President Movement” came to see the light of day on Saturday at the Gaston Park in our City of Golden Friendship. Although few in number, the beauty of it all is that the movement is ...

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The spirit of the fiesta

By Fr. Leo Pabayo I WROTE earlier that there is always something new in the way the fiesta is celebrated each year. But there is always something old also. It does not matter if some of the ways by which people celebrate are old fashioned. Neither does it matter much ...

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Hapsay 2.0

METHINKS it is high time for a serious reboot to the “Hapsay Dalan” which has used our D.V. Soria area as its traffic laboratory of sorts for some time already. While it was commendable––stress on the past tense. Elsewhere around the city are pure traffic chaos. Drivers in the city, and ...

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Constitutionalism and the dynasties

TWO months ago, the President of Ateneo de Davao University, Fr. Joel Tabora, SJ, wrote an impassioned and scathing piece, Gang Rape of the Constitution, railing against the aborted plan of Speaker Sonny Belmonte to amend “economic” provisions in the Constitution via the route of a constituent assembly. Fellow Jesuit ...

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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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