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Everything is relatable to God

Fr. Roy Cimagala THIS we should remember always. Everything in our life, in the different aspects and dimensions of our life, and in the different possibilities and scenarios our life can take, irrespective of whether they are good or bad humanly or naturally speaking, or even spiritually and supernaturally speaking, ...

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Necessity spurs ingenuity

Butch Bagabuyo “Necessity is often the spur to genius.”––Balzac FOOD is a necessity of life if not, life itself. And because God loves the poor, He has provided our paradise-like islands of Mindanao with all the necessities in life. But our government does not really care for the welfare of the ...

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Keber

Netnet Camomot ON the fifth day of my latest diet-and-exercise program, my weight remained maintain na maintain. So, I asked my sis why. And she replied: You’re building a muscle. Unsa ba kadako na nga muscle nga kinahanglan man gyud i-build? Like a house? A tower? Skyscraper? Darn. And, please ...

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Evidence first, then talk

Ben Contreras LUMAD or not, let us talk as one… as Kagay-anon. Davao Mayor Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte is one leader that successfully made Davaoeños follow and obey laws. It may be out of fear, cooperation, voluntarily or simply coming from the heart, but Davao has put its place in the ...

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Garbage in, garbage out

Churchill Aguilar AS long as politicians will have to spend during elections more than what they can cumulatively earn in one full term in office, there will always be a problem. And as long as the qualification requirement for a public office remains to be just “able to read and ...

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After ‘mere children,’ women-rulers next?

Batas Mauricio I REALLY cannot understand the basis for the removal of Senior Supt. David Lacdan as the provincial police director of Benguet. If Interior Secretary Mel Senen Sarmiento sacked Lacdan because of the big number of people from Benguet who died while Typhoon Lando was raging, we might as ...

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Endorsement for a fee?

Churchill Aguilar AS politicians formally filed their certificates of candidacy, I found myself in much hesitation to either endorse or criticize any candidate for that matter. It is a different case when politicians are already holding office because I just challenge them to perfect their craft in public service as I ...

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Winning at all cost

Ben Contreras WHO’S afraid of going to jail? It seems the LPs are. The grand design is to make Liberal Party candidates win, no matter the cost. The money is huge, bottomless, and it doesn’t matter where the money came from. It continues to come. Otherwise, many of them might ...

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130 faces of madness

H. Marcos Mordeno MALAYBALAY City––Reports said 130 individuals have filed certificates of candidacy for president. One may find this news amusing given that most of the aspirants are likely to be dismissed by the Commission on Elections as nuisance candidates. Yet aside from providing the public entertainment, such record-breaking – ...

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Why I’m running for senator

WITH distinct pride and honor, I filed my COC for senator with the Comelec Manila last 16 October 2015 together with former ambassador and incumbent OFW Family Club partylist Congressman Roy Seneres who is running for President.  Our party is the Partido ng Manggagawa at Magsasaka. In a chance meeting ...

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