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Be parents to the full

PARENTS are, of course, crucial in family life and the upbringing of children. After all, they are the ones who beget children and form a family. In the long run, they are crucial in the development of society, the world and the Church. Everything has to be done for them ...

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Mindanao’s revolutionary right

Butch Bagabuyo “This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people who inhabit it. Whenever they shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember, or overthrow it.” – Abraham Lincoln, 1st inaugural address, 1861. BECAUSE Imperial ...

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Double blast from the past

Erick San Juan WHILE all Western eyes remain firmly focused on Greece, a potentially much more significant financial crisis is developing at the other side of the world. In some quarters, it’s already being called China’s 1929 – the year of the most infamous stock market crash in history and ...

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If Christ was a Filipino

Churchill Aguilar THERE are a lot of similarities during Christ’s era and contemporary Philippines. There is that political unrest, clergies living an unpriestly lifestyle, and everyone is waiting for a savior thinking they can find him among the politicians. If Christ was a Filipino he would have been born in ...

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The grass says yes

Netnet Camomot THE grass across the street is now green. One minute, it was dead. The next, there it is. Voila! Thanks to the rainy season that could still be as hot as the most humid of summers. If only I could be as determined as that grass to grow. ...

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Kept in the dark

Batas Mauricio THERE are two food poisoning incidents that are rocking the entire country at the moment: the first pertains to the 2,000 or so students from Surigaodel Sur and Agusan del Sur who ate what are now believed to be poisoned durian candies, while the second pertains to some ...

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As long as we struggle…

Fr. Roy Cimagala YES, as long as we struggle interiorly, there is spiritual life, the very wellspring that produces the living water for our river of life. As long as we struggle interiorly, we can be assured of our fidelity to whatever commitment we have entered into. Interior struggle is ...

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Profits at the expense of health

EXCEPT for a few inconveniences caused by recent repairs of the roads in Bukidnon, our trip to Davao was relatively smooth. This time, the invitation for Ralph Abragan and me came from former DENR regional director Raoul Geollegue, EWWP senior technical team consultant. Early in the afternoon of July 9, Dr. ...

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Village-level governance

IT seems that old habits really die hard, because up to now, even Cabinet members are referring to Barangay Chairmen as “Barangay Captains”. It may just be a slip of the tongue or a Freudian slip on their part, but it just goes to show how much they do not ...

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Violence against an ex-girlfriend

KARLO and Stella were in a romantic relationship for about six months. Eventually, they separated. On one occasion a month after their separation, they figured in a quarrel over the new boyfriend of Stella, and Stella ended up slapped and her arm was also injured by Karlo. She filed a ...

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