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Literary feats, books proved a hoax

Lina Sagaral Reyes . WHEN Alton Melvar Dapanas sent me a photocopy of an article which came out in Gold Star that Sunday, Feb. 10, I leaped with joy for him. It was an article titled ‘’International Creative Non-Fiction Prize, Kagay-anon poet, writer long-listed,’’ which appeared on the Features Page. ...

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Self-made

Netnet Camomot . “SENATORIABLE” Bong Go has become a powerful man, and it shows in how politicians and political candidates are clamoring for photo ops with him. If this continues, he may morph from pambansang photobomber to pambansang president someday. Go began as President Rody Duterte’s executive assistant in 1998. ...

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When does an administrative disciplinary case become moot?

Dominador Awiten . THE rule is that an administrative offense in the civil service does not prescribe.  An administrative disciplinary action is instituted not for the purpose of punishment of the offender (which is only consequential) but for the improvement of the public service and the preservation of the people’s ...

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Battle of the loud speakers

Nora Soriño . ILIGAN City — “There’s an intense battle of speakers raging in the city these days,” I said to Phil, a media practitioner as we hunched over some bread and coffee in some diner. “Even if it’s not campaign period yet,” I added. “A battle of ‘speak louders,’” ...

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Prospects for an ICC probe

Jude Josue Sabio . PRESIDENT Duterte’s withdrawal from the ICC came after its ruling in the Burundi situation, in which the ICC upheld its continued exercise of jurisdiction, notwithstanding the supervening withdrawal of Burundi. The ICC opened an investigation two days prior to the lapse of one year from Burundi’s ...

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Holiness in our helplessness

Fr. Roy Cimagala . WE know that holiness is for everyone. That’s what God wants us to be, since we are his image and likeness, children of his. He wants us to be like him. “Be perfect as your heavenly Father is perfect,” Christ told us very clearly. (Mt 5,48) ...

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Comeuppance

Bencyrus Ellorin . WHAT did Pompee La Viña smoke last Saturday that suddenly he thought, as he claims, to drop by the PBA game between Magnolia Hotshots and Meralco Volts to shake hands with Mayor Oscar S. Moreno? As a damage control to an embarrassing situation he had placed himself ...

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Heaven outside the city

Egay Uy . MOST people who want to travel look beyond their neighborhood and set eye on places overseas. That would be great thing to do but we should not forget the beauty of places around us. It was our first time to cruise beyond the poblacion of Claveria, Misamis ...

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A truth is born

Netnet Camomot . HAVE you heard of micro pigs? They’re miniature pigs that are kept as pets. There are people who love pigs so much, they now provide TLC—tender loving care—to pigs the same way they treat their pet dogs. I don’t know, though, if they’ve stopped eating bacon, pork ...

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Corporal punishment is not the solution

Public Forum . SPARE the rod, spoil the child, must have been in the mind of President Rodrigo Duterte when he vetoed the passage of the bill banning corporal punishment for children, otherwise known as the Anti-Palo Bill. He further claimed that, “I am of the firm conviction that responsible ...

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