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If I were with Oca

Ben Contreras IF I were with Team Oca, this much I can and would say. Now that I am running under Team Oca, I am not going to believe that he is a womanizer. And so, what if he is? We’re a macho country, right? Many politicians do it, from ...

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Leaders are summoned

Butch Bagabuyo “Life calls you out and summons you forth… and even ‘born leaders’ find themselves following a summoned leader.” – Dr. Leonard Sweet, Summoned to Lead. FRIDAY was the end for the first deadline in the filing of certificates of candidacy. But it was also the dawning of the ...

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Most unforgivable gaffe

Michael Henry Yusingco MELBOURNE, Australia––Sen. Grace Poe’s statement, even if made during an ambush interview, on the link between federalism and political dynasties has revealed her flip-flopping approach in dealing with dynastic politicians. Sad to say, she is no political maverick after all. But more critically, such a remark also ...

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The other best candidate

Batas Mauricio NOW that people nationwide feel disgusted that their choice for president in 2016 refused to heed their call for him to offer himself as an ultimate sacrifice for the good of the country and the people, it is time to move on, and choose who among those who ...

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Unacceptable history revision

Leandro Quintana THERE is an op-ed column printed by the Philippine Daily Inquirer that is making the Internet/e-mail “rounds.” It is written by one Aureli C. Sinsuat who identifies himself as belonging to the Upsilon Sigma Phi fraternity at the University of the Philippines. The article carries a prominent headline ...

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Politics, fiesta, good life

Fr. Leo Pabayo THREE years ago, during the inauguration of newly elected Mayor Moreno, I heard someone near me say “Tulo ra na ka pistahan.” The man was obviously from the camp of Mayor Emano. He meant that new mayor then would serve for only three years and then he ...

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Tragic reality of hunger

By Karl M. Gaspar, CSsR Mindanews HUNGER is a global reality that continues to haunt millions of people across the planet. “Hunger is a serious global issue that affects millions in developing countries, particularly Asia. According to the World Food Programme, there are 842 million people suffering from hunger across ...

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No one got paid

Liberato Publico FIRST of all, we wish to thank the three media outlets/stations, including this paper, that gave space or aired the filing of candidacy of my lawyer-wife Evangeline T. Carrasco for the 2nd congressional district of Cagayan de Oro last Monday. We just wish to put on record that ...

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Knowledge is power

Butch Bagabuyo “One cannot know everything.” – Horace “For knowledge, too, is itself a power.”–– Bacon SINCE Monday, 12th  day  this month, the three announced ambitious “presidentiables” are partly celebrating. But we, the teeming millions of the sovereign, say: “It ain’t over till the fat lady sings.” Here’s my take. Our ...

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You know

Netnet Camomot SOMETIMES you have to choose your poison––beer or diet soda, cigarette or chips. Alcohol destroys the liver, cigarette the lungs. So, go for diet soda and chips. There are days when all you wanna do is drink and smoke. And let the hangover take care of itself. Since ...

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