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Who cares for the innocent?

Gregorio Miguel Pallugna ONE of the basic tenets of our Constitution is the presumption of innocence of an accused person. This is why, while a person is detained during trial for a non-bailable offense, he is never considered a criminal until he is finally convicted. Here in Cagayan de Oro, ...

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The coastal road

Egay Uy THE recently opened coastal road from the “Galaxy” junction in Gusa up to Valenzuela road in Agora, Lapasan has noticeably alleviated vehicular traffic along CM Recto Avenue. This is because of the diversion of heavy trucks and container vans that enter the city from the east starting from ...

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Fighting for financial inclusion

Ike Señeres FINANCIAL inclusion is a goal that is stated in many government documents, including the corporate charters of several government financial institutions. Simply put, it is the goal of including everyone in the financial horizon of our society, meaning to say including those who are below the poverty line ...

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Warning for Sereno’s replacements

Batas Mauricio IT is well that Chief Justice Maria Lourdes A. Sereno decided not to resign as the highest official of the Supreme Court and of the entire judicial branch of government. The nation is entitled to know the truth, or the lack of it, of the accusations against her, ...

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Philippine Rohingyas?

By Raymond Montero Ambray Mindanews THE parallelism is striking. Rohingya people live in the Northern Rakhine state of Burma but are considered “homeless and stateless” as they are not acknowledged by the Burmese government despite their claim that they had been living in that area prior to the declaration of ...

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Wild and ridiculous idea

Herbie Gomez / IT should be very clear by now to President Duterte and other proponents of a revolutionary government that their wild idea is not feasible based on the relatively poor turnout of the Nov. 30 “Revgov” rallies unless they want this country to plunge into chaos and anarchy. ...

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Teaching kids critical thinking

Elson Elizaga / I’M a caregiver, and I decided early on that it’s important for my kids to learn critical thinking, especially now that fake news is common, and people are spreading rumors that Santa Claus is coming to Barra, Opol. I like them reading fairy tales, but I also ...

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Impeachment in a nutshell

Gregorio Miguel Pallugna THE clarificatory hearings now being conducted by the Committee on Justice of the House of Representatives are making waves as the plot thickens with the appearance and testimony of no less than members and officers of the Supreme Court itself. Lawyers are divided as to the sufficiency ...

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‘Masi’

Netnet Camomot EARLY-MORNING flights are giving me sleepless nights. Never again! The worst part of travel is the packing and unpacking — no, that’s not pronounced with an F. It’s not facking, and besides that’s spelled wrong if your green mind is working at its optimum level. I used to ...

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Remembering Andres

Ian Alfredo Magno IN almost all parts of the world, countries usually have their greatest revolutionaries of old for a national hero.  Perhaps one good reason could be that the notion of good versus evil had been deeply entrenched in the human mind even in the days of past, such ...

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