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Where are the fountain heads?

Ben Contreras THE issue on the “missing” fountain heads (are these really missing?) resurfaced on account of the budget requested by the Moreno administration for the Gaston Park fountain at a cost of P10 million. At the radio program of Ronnie Waniwan, a councilor had his information quite accurate. It ...

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‘Bring-house’

Netnet Camomot  ONE good thing about the fiesta is the bring-house. Aside from the lechon, that is. By the term alone, bring-house already gives you an idea what it means. You almost bring the whole house of your host with you. OK, her buffet table with everything on it. Thus, ...

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Systematic change or revolt?

Butch Bagabuyo “Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” – George Bernard Shaw (1856- 1950) Anglo-Irish playwright, critic EVERYBODY, except PNoy, Imperial Manila, the trapos and the filthy rich know that unless we change our outdated elitist 1987 Constitution, passionately hard-hitting  journalists ...

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Perverse perspectives

Manny Valdehuesa  IT was fiesta in Cagayan de Oro, all right, and the street scene conjured the excitement produced by the advent of elections. Even now the streets are festooned with politically motivated posters, banners, and such—reminders of the terrible state of politics in our society. Watching and contemplating the ...

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‘Honorable’ but irresponsible

Patricio Diaz  GENERAL Santos City – In the media, they strongly express their optimism the House version of the Bangsamoro Basic Law would be passed next month despite that legislative action is at a stand-still for the lack of quorum as time inexorably ticks on. The Philippine Star reported (August ...

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Why avoid trapo governance

By Manny Valdehuesa CAGAYAN de Oro is a first-class city; meaning, it is inhabited by first-class citizens. So if you’re a Cagayano, you should be a little more sensitive, discriminating, and wise. First-class citizens know their rights. They know how to deal with crass behavior, selfish conduct, and shamelessness—especially in ...

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All words, no action

By Patricio Diaz GENERAL Santos City––Without leadership in action, the Bangsamoro Basic Law bill –even with its substitute name “Bangsamoro Autonomous Region Basic Law” – will not be passed by the present Congress until sine die in June 2016. That is how it looks now; unless the Congress leaders can ...

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Debates a must to choose our next President

By Manny Piñol Former governor, North Cotabato THE National Election of 2016 is definitely one of the most critical political events that the Filipinos of this generation must be deeply involved with. The presidential election would not only be about electing the next head of the gargantuan political apparatus bedevilled ...

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Shaping the future

IF we want to see the future now, what we have to do is to look at our youth today. Yes, the youth indeed hold the key to what is to come. How they are now determines to a certain extent the character of the world in the next generation. ...

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PNoy should learn from Ninoy

By Batas Mauricio SO, where will the Aquino government use the money that will result from the budget cuts and greatly decreased allocations for some 59 state universities and colleges in 2016? I loath to think President Aquino and his loyal lieutenants in Congress, Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. and Senate ...

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