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Healing of the blind

Fr. Leo Pabayo . THE healing of the blind man Bartimeaus in the Gospel according to St. Mark in last Sunday’s Gospel (Mark 10, 46-52) has a twofold meaning, the physical and the spiritual. This is so with the many other healings that the Lord does in the Gospels. For ...

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Overrated

Bencyrus Ellorin . CHANGE may be the most abused theme in an election campaign. It may be boring, cliché, but could also be compelling given the right context. Cagayan de Oro City and Misamis Oriental have produced magnificent politicians that the mere mention of their names automatically connects to a ...

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War on drugs?

William Adan . NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental – The guy at the bottom of the Bureau of Customs totem pole is ordered arrested by the CEO of the republic for singing  a top tune on  corruption at high level involving P11 billion worth of shabu.  Why only order the immediate arrest ...

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Revoke the franchises

Egay Uy . NO garage, no new car. That is good to hear as it will probably solve the congestion in most if not all narrow streets. As envisioned, the policy, which is being crafted in the Congress, will rid the streets of road-side parking thus reclaiming the natural width ...

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Detours and mazes

Netnet Camomot . ON All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day, the streets near cemeteries are peppered with detour signs which result to a maze that may lead to anywhere but the cemetery. All those long and winding roads—whew! The Pinoy visiting his dearly departed is an annual tradition in ...

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Words matter

Cong Corrales . “And now you do what they told ya, now you’re under control.” – Killing in the Name, Rage Against the Machine   WORDS can have consequences especially when a hate-laden speech is spoken by an influential public figure. Words matter. These can rouse an apathetic crowd to ...

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Asserting Bangsamoro autonomy through BOL

Michael Henry Yusingco . THE implementation of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL) will face many challenges, both legal and practical. But I believe the entire country is rallying behind this landmark law because many are hoping that this new shot at regional autonomy will be successful this time around. The ...

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Explanation

By ERIC S.B. LIBRE Mindanews . THE sly chameleonic old man, the late dictator’s right hand, told the dictator’s namesake son  that under his father’s martial law there was none — no, not even one – arrested or sent to prison  for their political opinion, religion or similar such reason. ...

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Developing a sense of communion

Fr. Roy Cimagala . WITH the celebration of the Solemnity of All Saints and the Commemoration of All Souls, we should be reminded of that beautiful, if very overwhelming, reality that all of us, from Adam to the last man still to be born, are meant to live in communion ...

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Promotion, my foot!

Herbie Gomez . CONGRATULATIONS to journalist Inday Espina-Varona who has been shortlisted by Reporters Sans Frontieres or Reporters Without Borders for its Press Freedom Awards set to be given in London early next month. I have to say that this makes me proud in that “Ma’am Inday,” as I have ...

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