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For all the dogs I’ve ever loved

Rhona Canoy / SO… in the face of all the depressing news filled with sex, drugs, and corruption this week I choose to honor all the dogs (the four-legged fur-covered kind) who have come and gone in my life. Yes, to those who have never had a relationship with animals, ...

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Good BBL draft provisions (2)

Antonio La Viña / Second part ON fiscal autonomy, the Bangsamoro provides for additional sources of funds for the Bangsamoro. In addition to taxes already being collected by the Armm, the Bangsamoro may also collect a. taxes;  b. fees and charges;  c. annual block grant coming from central government; d. ...

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Service incentive leave

Ian Alfredo Magno / HARMONY between labor and management, in essence, predictably translates to productivity in the workplace. However, at such times when the rapport turns sour, certain employees almost inevitably end up in a legal scuffle versus the employer. For instance, among the conspicuously familiar complaints filed by employees against ...

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Blowing in the wind

Ruffy Magbanua The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind.. THE task at hand appears to be a tall order for this young start-up power company engaged in the manufacture of highly affordable small wind turbines for residential, commercial, agricultural and rural electrification. But nope. With a “green heart and ...

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Corporate greed

Ruffy Magbanua / WE can’t simply begrudge Big Business for making money — that’s the basis of their capitalist thinking, no debate about that.  However, we get annoyed when Big Business hides under corporate rugs  their tax obligation with the government. More so, when they deliberately manipulate their income in ways ...

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Good BBL draft provisions (1)

Antonio La Viña IN an earlier article published by Mindanews, I endorsed the passage of the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). In my view, the 2017 version is much improved draft over the 2014 one which was mangled by Congress and ultimately did not pass. There are still however significant issues ...

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Sabbatical

Netnet Camomot / THE first time I met, er, saw Cito Lorenzo, he was then-agriculture secretary and he and his fellow cabinet members were at the lobby of Pryce Plaza, Cagayan de Oro, waiting for then-president Gloria Arroyo a.k.a. GMA who was still upstairs in her room. My nephew and ...

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Listening to Maranaw voices (2)

Mags Maglana / Conclusion DAVAO City–On any given day, I hear and read far more often and with voices more insistent, those who are not from the area but are convinced that the kind and level of military operations in Marawi, and the declaration and later extension of Martial Law ...

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Stigma

Dave Achondo THERE have been numerous incidents on discrimination towards the Muslim community. These have been happening for as long as I can remember, and it’s not just in the Philippines. It could be because of how their religious teachings are being interpreted by some. While there are those who propagate ...

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Simply sabaw

A.Paulita Roa THE old folks here reminisce that decades ago, when the surrounding hills of the city were full of ancient trees, each rainy season was cold and foggy that they could feel the coldness down to their toes. Those rainy days were matched with the Kagay-anon’s numero uno comfort ...

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