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By Egay Uy THE proposed budget for additional personnel of the RTA was zero’ed by the city council. This leaves the department with insufficient manpower to man the streets and change the bad habits of road users. This is even exclusive of abusive road users who intimidate, inflict injuries and ...

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A continuing proxy war in Mindanao

By H. Marcos Mordeno MALAYBALAY City––It was during Martial Law that the military started using subalterns in the campaign against the communist-led New People’s Army (NPA). In areas that were heavily influenced or infiltrated by rebel forces the military would train and arm these groups, and set them loose against the ...

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Conflict: Outside looking in

By Erick San Juan MAJORITY of Filipinos are concerned about the territorial dispute between the Philippines and China, according to United States-based Pew Research Center. In the regional poll, nine out of 10 respondents from the Philippines expressed the most concern about territorial conflicts in the region. Some 56 percent were ...

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Three-cornered duel

Manny Valdehuesa IF it’s true that the wife of Congressman Rufus Rodriguez, Mrs. Fenina “Nenen” Rodriguez, will no longer run for election to fill his soon-to-be vacated post in the second district, it should be welcome news. Equally welcome is Congressman Rufus’s statement that his sister, Ms. Jocelyn “Bebot” Rodriguez, won’t ...

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Mitigating El Nino

Ike Señeres SINCE we are all looking for ways and means to deal with the El Nino problem, I am quoting here the suggestions of Vicente “Sonny” Domingo who is the Chairman of the Kapisanan ng Magsasaka, Mangingisda at Mangagawa ng Pilipinas Inc. (Kammmpi). I have known Mr. Domingo for ...

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The real score

Egay Uy IT may be recalled that the 2015 proposed budget of the Roads and Traffic Administration was severely cut by the city council. The provision for personnel salaries and wages was reduced a little, but the provisions for maintenance and other operating expenses and capital outlay got the brunt of ...

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‘Day of infamy’

Leandro Quintana DOUBTLESS, there are millions of Filipino adults and even many high school aged teens on Sept. 21, 1972, who still have vivid memories of the events leading to, surrounding and following those chaotic, and for many, deadly, hours and days when Ferdinand E. Marcos declared martial law and ...

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A continuing proxy war in Mindanao

H. Marcos Mordeno MALAYBALAY City––It was during Martial Law that the military started using subalterns in the campaign against the communist-led New People’s Army (NPA). In areas that were heavily influenced or infiltrated by rebel forces the military would train and arm these groups, and set them loose against the guerrillas ...

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Conflict: Outside looking in

Erick San Juan MAJORITY of Filipinos are concerned about the territorial dispute between the Philippines and China, according to United States-based Pew Research Center. In the regional poll, nine out of 10 respondents from the Philippines expressed the most concern about territorial conflicts in the region. Some 56 percent were ...

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Mar and Grace on same boat

Butch Bagabuyo “Whenever a man does a thoroughly stupid thing, it is always from the noblest motives.” – Oscar Wilde (1854-19000) Anglo-Irish author ACCORDING to President Abe Lincoln, “Public opinion, though often formed on a wrong basis, yet generally has a strong underlying sense of justice.” I dare say that both ...

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