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We want to speak, hear us

Here is an open letter by Michelle Campos, Alcadev graduate and daughter of Dionel Campos, chairperson of Mapasu to Solita Monsod in response to her article in the Philippine Daily Inquirer on Sept. 19, titled “Who is exploiting the Lumad.”) YOU are very fortunate to live in Manila, and you ...

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Constitution and Comelec

Butch Bagabuyo “Constitutions should consist only of general provisions; the reason is that they must be permanent, and that they cannot calculate for the possible change of things.” –Alexander Hamilton EVERYBODY knows but the “martial law babies” that the 1987 Constitution needs an absolute overhaul. And because it was drafted by ...

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The fun run to city hall

Netnet Camomot THESE politicians who will be running in the elections next year should try joining a fun run first so they can let their hair down, sweat their stress out of their pores, and, well, have fun before the main event in May 2016. With the three colors joining ...

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Wanted: A younger leader

Ben Contreras NOTHING lasts forever, not even tyranny because life is finite. There is no need to speculate about Dongkoy Emano’s health. Even if the reports aren’t true, he still cannot escape the fact that he is 74 years old, and not in the best shape to carry another campaign rigors. ...

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PNoy’s bets?

Batas Mauricio MY radio partner Vic Somintac has an interesting theory about the three front-running presidential candidates in 2016––Vice President Jejomar Binay, Sen. Grace Poe and former Secretary Manuel Roxas II. He says they are all actually candidates of President Aquino! Somintac is the Malacanang reporter of Eagle Broadcasting Corp., ...

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High-tech warfare

Erick San Juan ADVANCED science and technology has its good and bad effects depending on the purpose of the creator of the project. No matter what the intention is, sometimes accident happen and thus creating unfortunate effects on mankind. Like the EMP – electromagnetic pulse. “In 1962, during the depths of ...

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‘Provincial independence’

Ike Señeres THE Local Government Code (LGC) already partially empowers our provincial governments to become autonomous, and we do not even have to pass new laws to give them autonomy. This is as simple as saying that they already have most of what they need to become independent, but due ...

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Bank and our wealth

Butch Bagabuyo “Banking establishments are more dangerous than standing armies.” – Jefferson, Letter to Gerry UNDOUBTEDLY, the only reason why our bank secrecy laws can never be overhauled is because of greed. Sadly, our 1987 Constitution made sure that our banks are the haven of the crooks. And because we all ...

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I see you

Netnet Camomot THERE are two sets of initials that a patient and his family may have to face: ICU and DNR. The Intensive Care Unit of a hospital is not the best place to be. Anyone who has been there, done that, or who is an immediate family member of a ...

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Heneral Luna: Reflections

By Aveen Acuña-Gulo Mindanews WHY look for unity when it’s not there…? My eyes still stung long after Gel, Ruby and I left the movie house. It’s been ages since I last saw one memorable movie; much less one memorable Filipino movie. Raj texted Friday that we should watch Heneral Luna. ...

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