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Netnet Camomot GREEN trees, chirping birds, sounds from a radio and construction sites, military planes and helicopters flying overhead… It’s another day in paradise. Meanwhile, in Marawi, the sounds and sights of helicopters, planes, and bombs pierce through the air. Some of our co-Rotarians’ houses and properties there have been ...

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Community support

By Vic M. Taylor Mindanews Eighth part of a series SO far in this series, we have looked at factors which this writer believes should be considered in addressing the situation of violence brought about by the Abu Sayyaf, in particular, and by extension, other militant groups.  The last three ...

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Second time around

Ben Contreras IF at first, he got away with it, I guess it won’t be the case the second time around. The first time Mayor Moreno was found guilty by the Ombudsman and ordered dismissed and disqualified perpetually from holding any government position, he got away with it due to ...

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‘Facebooking’

Cong Corrales ABOUT a fortnight ago, a Facebook group account, Duterte Today, screen grabbed my post and shared this on its wall. For a Kagay-anon to be trolled by somebody from Metro Davao, I must say is quite flattering. I had posted my usual mundane satirical post after aggressively hunting fake ...

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On Oca being sacked

Churchill Aguilar BY principle, I am of course against any form of corruption. I have been advocating good governance since I started engaging with local governments in my consultancy and I have had conscious efforts in cutting my ties with politicians whom I have found to be very corrupt and who ...

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Collusion with the Abu Sayyaf

By Vic M. Taylor Mindanews Seventh part of a series WHENEVER lengthy discussions of the Abu Sayyaf are undertaken, the matter of the possible collusion of persons in authority, whether they be military or police personnel or local government officials, with the ASG inevitably comes up.  Let us take a ...

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Why a unitary Constitution?

Arnold Garbanzos ILIGAN City–I have the very question that probably entered the mind of Sen. Tomas Lluisma Cabili way back in 1935 for very obvious reasons. The question: Why is it that a federal nation like the United States gave us, Filipinos, a unitary Constitution? Isn’t it very obvious that since ...

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Military semantics

William Adan NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental–Defense Secretary Lorenzana does not consider the ongoing Marawi crisis as resulting from a failure of intelligence but from a misappreciation of military intelligence. The semantics, regardless, the fact remains that there was gross negligence in the command, resulting to a costly inaction that failed to ...

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Dealing with the Blessed Trinity

Fr. Roy Cimagala SINCE we have been created in the image and likeness of God and made children of his, meant to participate in his divine life, we need to see to it that that we know how to relate ourselves to God, reflecting his life in ours, he who ...

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To catch a mouse

Herbie Gomez CAGAYAN de Oro should prepare for the prospects of Vice Mayor Kikang Uy taking over as mayor, and Councilor Zaldy Ocon assuming as vice mayor. That is a possibility, and assuming that Mayor Oscar Moreno does not survive this impending political firestorm that is drawing its power from ...

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