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Soulless Security System

H. Marcos Mordeno MALAYBALAY City–One who swears he/she wears nothing under his or her clothes need not do the indignity of stripping in public to prove it. Yet this is precisely what President Benigno S. Aquino III did in justifying his veto of the bill giving an additional pension of P2000 ...

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Rotten traditional politics

WE are the youth who have been aspiring for equality, democracy, and peace. We’ve been disappointed with the Comelec’s declaration of Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, and several municipalities in Pantao Ragat and Kauswagan in Lanao del Norte as “election watchlist area” (EWA). We believe that this declaration manifests the peak ...

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Drug threat

Ben Contreras THE Opium War, in a nutshell, is all about how Great Britain brought opium to China, turning many Chinese into addicts that weakened their society to the root. Concerned of the situation, one leader decided to put a stop to the importation of opium. Great Britain retaliated by ...

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Nearing reality

Erick San Juan FROM the article of Paul Craig Roberts (Why WWIII is on the Horizon): The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 gave birth to a dangerous American ideology called neoconservativism. The Soviet Union had served as a constraint on US unilateral action. With the removal of this ...

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Banished indefinitely

Patricio Diaz GENERAL Santos City–No matter how unacceptable, let it be stated simply: The Bangsamor is banished indefinitely. This is seen through prevailing circumstances that look irreversible. This is squarely facing the fact. Let’s hope, though, that by a miraculous stroke of fate, the statement is proven wrong. Last Friday, ...

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Organizing indigenous people

Ike Señeres WITH the support of Rep. Ronald Cosalan, Atty. David Daoas, Manueldatu Rebueno and I are organizing a national council of indigenous peoples, yet to be born and yet to be baptized with a name. Congressman Cosalan is the co-author of the Indigenous Peoples Republic Act (Ipra), together with ...

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Urgent call

Ruffy Magbanua THE Movement for a Brownout-Free Mindanao has an urgent call: 1) Malacanang to convene  the National Security Council to discuss the Mindanao  power situation 2) House Committee on Energy to hold congressional inquiry for power industry players (NGCP, Napocor and Psalm) to explain to the Filipino people on the ...

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Duterte-Cayetano X Factor

Butch Bagabuyo “Work is the true elixir of life. The busiest man is the happiest man. Excellence in any art of profession is attained only by hard and persistent work.” – Sir Theodore Martin NOAH Webster was reported to have spent 36 years, crossing the ocean twice, to perfect his dictionary. ...

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‘Hilaw’

Netnet Camomot YOU’RE now a “hilaw” JaDine fan. Unlike that stalker who follows them everywhere, you don’t even watch OTWOL, you don’t hoard the magazines where they’re on the cover, don’t watch their concerts, don’t follow them on Twitter and Instagram, don’t “heart” their Facebook posts–“thumbs up” only, thank you–and ...

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Fighting for relevance

THE League of Filipino Students (LFS), like its mother organization the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, was quick in reacting to statements attributed to Mayor Oscar Moreno on his openness to the idea of using the Lumbia airport by the US military under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca). The Supreme Court ...

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