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Pandora’s box

Ben Contreras WHEN was it during the administration of Dongkoy Emano that a mysterious fire gutted down an office supposed to hold vital documents? And people suspected that it was intentional to erase certain records for good. Well, history has a way of repeating itself but through different persons and ...

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‘New religion’

Netnet Camomot PIGS were crying, begging to be spared, the moment we arrived. I don’t know if it was our arrival that gave a go signal for the piggies to go crying already. We have adopted dad’s tradition of going home yearly for the fiesta, and I guess our mere ...

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Duterte running; Poe is the issue

Patricio Diaz GENERAL Santos City – It’s not yet official though from the horse’s mouth has come, “The die is cast. I have crossed the Rubicon”, immortal words of great Roman conqueror Julius Caesar meaning “No turning back”. Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte is running for president. His party, PDP-Laban ...

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Discerning the creator in the creature

Fr. Roy Cimagala WE should all try to learn this skill. We need to discern the creator—God—in every creature, including the one that happens to be a product also of our own making. And that is because there is actually nothing man-made that is not ultimately a creation of God. ...

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What can we expect?

Erick San Juan ONCE again the Supreme Court’s decision on the petition against the Philippines’ Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca) with the US was deferred Nov. 16. It was reset to Dec. 16 or thereafter. It was reported at manilatimes.net (Nov. 8) that “the Supreme Court (SC) is poised to ...

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Democracy is a sick bay

Ike Señeres IT is a fact that our democracy has many faults and weaknesses, but it does not mean that it is dead or dying. Perhaps we could liken our analogy to our planet earth. It has many faults and weaknesses now, but it is neither dead nor dying. Even ...

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A parody of the tragedy of Paris

By Yusuf Morales ZAMBOANGA City–The world’s spotlight is now on Paris, after experiencing a tragic blow nearly a year after the Charlie Hebdo attacks. This has brought many people to sympathize and empathize with the French. Facebook even allowed people to post a watermarked flag of France superimposed on the ...

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Discerning the creator in the creature

Fr. Roy Cimagala WE should all try to learn this skill. We need to discern the creator—God—in every creature, including the one that happens to be a product also of our own making. And that is because there is actually nothing man-made that is not ultimately a creation of God. ...

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Anger and Armageddon

Butch Bagabuyo “Righteous indignation is often nothing more than self-righteous irritation.” – William Arthur Ward LOVE, not anger, defines a man, woman or LGBT. And that is why we, Christians all over the world are taught to have faith, hope and love. Of these three virtues, love is the greatest of ...

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Feeling lang

Netnet Camomot THERE are days when you’re so tired, your eyes will sleep, ignoring the rest of the body’s plea to please be awake. Or is it the body telling the eyes to sleep already? That’s what happens when you wake up at, say, 6 am. The body will warn ...

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