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How safe are we?

WE, the climate justice, environment and civil society groups of Ozamiz City, Misamis Occidental; Lanao del Norte and concerned Mindanaoans have realized that the City Government of Ozamiz, LGU of Kauswagan and the City Government of Iligan are one and the same with the various energy corporations in pursuing the ...

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The Chiz game

Thou shouldst not decide until thou has heard what both has to say.” – Aristophanes, The wasps AS an astute reader of things to come, Chiz figures out that the only way he would achieve his dream and become President is to play second fiddle, just like what GMA did ...

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Living within your means

THERE is nothing wrong with being in style or having a taste for signature brands as long as 1) you can afford it, and 2) it matches with your personality and physique. When I was a budding teenager, I also hungered for something that would improve my personal and physical ...

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Keeping up with the Joneses

HOTELS, restos, retail stores, malls, bars, videoke bars, convenience stores, boutiques, beauty salons, and probably all other business establishments have to keep up with the Joneses otherwise they will be left behind by the Joneses. Any client or customer would notice the difference. Say, if he’s well traveled and he suddenly ...

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On Roxas and my wife Vangie

OF all the presidential candidates in this kind of politics, Mar Roxas no doubt stands as the better and more qualified candidate. He is well-educated about public governance, economics and international trade, and has shown humility when he slid down to the vice presidential level to give way to Noynoy’s ...

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Fr. Yap’s naivety

I FEEL for Fr. Roberto Yap’s concern over the vice mayor’s inaction on the issue of waste management in the city. Coming from the academe, no less than Xavier University, there is no doubt that Yap’s intentions are free from any political interest. Yap simply wants to solve the problem ...

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Quarrying destroys, too

IT’S not that some people can be so lucky that they become untouchables. But for whatever reason that they can do what they want to do despite becoming subjects of queer stories only reflects a leadership of complacency and neglect. A texter sent me a message about the the gambling ...

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Rome if you want to

ROME, Italy –– The phone rang at 3:30 in the morning, the LED blinking an unknown Italian number, but there was nobody on the line. Three messages had come in while I was asleep. About an hour earlier, Karl Gaspar sent a text to say he was dropping by my ...

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Naturalization procedure

THERE are several misconceptions and misunderstanding on the procedure of how a foreigner can apply for naturalization and become a Filipino citizen. Hereunder is the procedure. The foreigner must first file with the Solicitor General a sworn Declaration of Intention to Become a Citizen of the Philippines. According to Section ...

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Neutrality: no fear

“Fear is debilitating, destructive emotion in the human heart. Where faith strengthens, fear weakens. Where faith liberates, fear imprisons. Where faith empowers, fear paralyzes. Where faith encourages, fear disheartens. Where faith rejoices in its God, fear fills the heart with despair.” – Dr. James Kennedy, author, Turn it to Gold. ...

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