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To be honest

GENERAL Santos City––President Aquino stepped down the podium, somber-faced. He did not shake hands with members of the Congress and of the audience but went straight ahead with his aide and security. That was a last farewell State of the Nation Address – two hours and fifteen minutes, thereabout, including ...

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Beyond politics

I HAVE been always critical of PNoy’s performance as shown in my previous articles and so I was one of the thousands if not, millions who were too eager to listen to his final “Sona” on Monday. I listened. And I was more than satisfied. If there was one thing ...

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Again, again, P1.2-m classroom

MAYBE it was wrong to ask someone from the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) how much a classroom would cost on the average. Make no mistake. I have nothing against building schools. The need for them should have been answered a long time ago, and Mayor Moreno is ...

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On birth certificates

THE legal issues concerning birth certificates and their corrections and cancellation have spawned several controversies. Take this story as not uncommon in the Philippines. Presentacion filed a petition for cancellation of the entry of birth of Teofista Babiera alleging that she is the only surviving child of Eugenio and Hermogena Babiera, ...

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A skeptic’s view

MALAYBALAY City––“To the end of achieving peace, we are also committed to passing the Bangsamoro Basic Law. For far too long, the conflicts in the Bangsamoro have taken on different forms, rooted in passions that feed on discrimination and deprivations that are fuelled by poverty. We must address the longstanding ...

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Our universal communion despite differences

THIS is quite a challenge we have. As persons, we are meant to enter into communion among ourselves irrespective of our differences and conflicts, sometimes deep and sharp, and the ever growing and dizzying variety of classifications that we can find ourselves in. And communion is not simply a matter ...

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Mindanao’s iridescent dream

“Politics is but the common pulsebeat, of which revolution is the feverspasm.” – Wendell, Phillips, Speech 1853 ANYWHERE you go today in the paradise-like islands of Mindanao-Sulu-Palawan-Tawi-Tawi, Davao Mayor Rodrigo “Super Digong” Duterte is the overwhelming iridescent dream. Uncommon bravery yet full of compassion, he has tamed the Wild West ...

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PNoy’s Sana

“SANA maulit muli?” Right before the State of the Nation Address (Sona) last Monday afternoon, a TV program host told her interviewee, “My train of thought got lost.” Hmmm. She has a train of thought? But it was my train of thought that did get lost while watching PNoy deliver ...

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Judas in their midst

TASK Force Kinaiyahan scored big in Opol, confiscating, as reported, a million pesos worth of mining gears and equipment. First, the group suspect there is a “Judas” within. Clenro chief Edwin Dael is correct. In fact, the Judas may not just come from the Task Force but from Clenro and ...

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President should be a model

WE don’t entrust the flying of plane or the navigation of a ship to just anybody. We need to have experienced pilots and ship captains who have trained so hard. We don’t even entrust the driving of a car to someone who does not know how to drive or to ...

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