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Laying the predicate

Erick San Juan MAINTAINING peace and stability in the world’s busiest sea lane, the South China Sea/West Philippine Sea, is once again put to a test on how the G2 (China and US) could manage to keep the region peaceful. After the US destroyer USS Lassen (sail-past) entered what China ...

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Lack of moral fiber breeds corruption

Batas Mauricio I CAN only agree with Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales with her perception that “prevention appears to be the only remedy or antidote against the spread of corruption” in the Philippines. That being the case, the real concern now should be to find out just exactly what prevention measures ...

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1-2-3 Pass

Letter to the Editor HAVE you played the game 1-2-3 Pass? The objective of this card game is to get four of a kind: 1 – For each player there are four matching cards, one of each suit (numbers or rank do not really matter). After a shuffle, everyone is ...

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Probinsyano tales

Egay Uy I HARDLY remember now how thrilled I was every time I went out of the examination venue at the MLQ University in Quiapo for four grueling Sundays because, as a probinsyano, all I wanted to do was to go home to the boarding house inside UP Campus and ...

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Who wants to be a billionaire?

Netnet Camomot “I WANNA be a billionaire so f**king bad/Buy all of the things I never had/Uh, I wanna be on the cover of Forbes magazine/Smiling next to Oprah and the Queen.” Whenever the family’s millennials hear words such as the one above, they would always say, bad word! We, ...

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Ombudsman fastbreak

By Alberto Vicente THE 2016 local election promises to be intense, heated and tough. Social media was abuzz with the order of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales to dismiss Cagayan de Oro Mayor Oscar S. Moreno and two other Mindanao mayors. A friend sent me a private message on Facebook to ask what ...

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Dioceses on coal power plant

POPE Francis has recently published his encyclical Laudato Si which urges us all to care for our common home. Citing St. Francis of Assisi, the Holy Father calls us to treat our common home like a sister to us/ but knowing that fact of our destructive attitude and activities towards ...

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The opposite of gerrymandering

Ike Señeres BELIEVE it or not, there is no antonym for gerrymandering in the dictionary. Perhaps that’s simply because it does not ever happen. When political boundaries are gerrymandered to create new sets of positions for political reasons, the reverse never ever happens. Having said that twice, I will still ...

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‘Kuto’

Ben Contreras THIS succession thing is quite interesting. We’ve been so used to “whoever has the highest number of votes.” Period. So, in the event Vice Mayor Ian Acenas is installed mayor, who will be the next vice mayor? Is it councilors Candy Darimbang or Ramon Tabor? Candy claims she ...

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