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Survival modes

Uriel C. Quilinguing . PUSHED to the wall, creative juices could be summoned and possibilities explored if only to be temporarily free, wishing the world will be kind this time around. For the past week, taxicabs operating illegally was the talk-of-the-town in Cagayan de Oro’s transport sector while the Land …

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3,600 inmates in N. Mindanao freed

By URIEL C. QUILINGUING, Contributing Editor PRISON authorities have freed some 3,600 inmates in Northern Mindanao, most of them due to plea bargaining agreements.  Senior Supt. Ester Pepito, regional director of the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP), said the number of inmates in the Bureau’s custody in the …

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More candles to light

By Uriel C. Quilinguing IT’S always worth the wait for an outcome one expects to be on his side. But waiting goes on if the result is beyond one’s expectations.  Last Nov. 8, Supreme Court Chief Justice Diosdado M. Peralta granted the request of Regional Trial Court Judge Jocelyn Solis-Reyes …

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PCG can hold vessels based on officials’ judgment call

By URIEL C. QUILINGUING Contributing Editor THE Philippine Coast Guard may prevent passenger vessels from leaving ports based on the “professional judgment” of its officers-in-charge, even in the absence of a storm signal issuance from the state’s weather bureau.  PCG Camiguin station commander Azra Riza Suangco made this clarification during a …

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Drawing the lines

By Uriel Quilinguing IT was providential the celebration of the Cagayan de Oro Press Club’s 68th foundation anniversary was moved to the 15th instead of the 11th of November though a week earlier, the board had other reasons for resetting the day.  Had it been held exactly on the day …

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Community-driven

By Uriel Quilinguing ANYTHING that gets institutionalized must have been tried and tested, its distinguishing features can withstand the ravages of time, and there’s little or no room for changes.  Persons who exemplify the ideals of a distinct profession, known crowd-drawing places, or best practices that have become hallmarks of …

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Investors’ long shot

By Uriel Quilinguing “As a consequence of the ascendancy of technology, humans have become demeaned and powerless second-class citizens in their own societies.” -Prof. Peter Crabb, Pennsylvania State University-Hazleton WHAT I had in mind Thursday night, right after writing 30 for the Mediakonek Friday edition, was “Technology Trap” as the …

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Health dept still on alert vs dengue in Normin

By URIEL C. QUILINGUING Contributing Editor THE “code white alert” the Department of Health issued July 15 is still in effect although dengue cases in Northern Mindanao have gone below epidemic levels the past four morbidity weeks now. “It stays, we’re not lifting it,” was the response of Dr. Ian …

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Technological trap

By Uriel Quilinguing WHILE many are hooked into pulse survey results, regardless of the sample sizes and manner these were conducted, some do not readily accept them as gospel truths. And I am one of those who are skeptical about the reliability of the outcomes of these public perception tools.  …

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Concom: Planning gap stifles regional growths

By URIEL C. QUILINGUING, Contributing Editor TWO members of the Department of Interior and Local Government-created constitutional committee (Concom) shared the view the regions could realize their potentials under the envisioned federal form of government if these are truly empowered. But “there is a gap between the formulation and development …

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