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Back to basics

By Netnet Camomot IMAGINE the time you save by deactivating your Facebook (FB) account. No more posts to read, no more photos to like, no more PMs to reply to. You can now read books, clean the closet, sleep at least seven hours a day, stare at the sunset, spend ...

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We flunked the lesson of Edsa, big-time!

By Manny Valdehuesa WHAT a pity! It is now 28 years since we showed the world how People Power can be a force for peaceful change, and all we can show for the momentous achievement is practically just a moment of celebration, reminiscence, grandstanding, and pompous rhetoric once a year. ...

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Strategic plan for a revolutionary government

By Batas Mauricio FOR whatever it maybe worth, I would like to share with our readers here this interesting piece which appeared recently on Facebook and which is being attributed to lawyer-educator Emmanuel Noli Tiu Santos, about the right of the Filipino people to carry out a revolution to effect ...

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Those abusive rebels

By Manny Valdehuesa IT’S been decades since Jose Ma. Sison, alias Amado Guerrero, launched his Maoist version of communism in a barangay somewhere in Pangasinan when they celebrated the birthday of Mao Zedong on Dec. 26, 1968. They swore to topple our government and superimpose their alien ideology on our ...

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Nine rebels slain in Pulangi clashes: military

COTABATO City –– Nine members of the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (Biff) were killed on New Year’s Day in a gunfight with government troops in the Pulangi marshland between North Cotabato and Maguindanao, a military report said. Read the Latest News and Updates in Mindanao

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Oro, Misor lawmakers open to firecracker ban but…

TERRIFIED. Fright is written all over the face of a young girl as her mother watches the fireworks display in the sky above the Northern Mindanao Medical Center on New Year’s Eve. The national government is moving to ban the use of firecrackers for good because of the number of injuries during Christmas and new year revelries. (photo by Froilan Gallardo of Mindanews)

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A conflict in the process

By Erick San Juan THE New York Times Sunday magazine cover story in Oct. 27, “A Sea of Trouble” with the teaser “A Game of Shark and Minnow,” is actually an eye-opener for all of us especially to our leaders. Why is this so? The New York Times story cited ...

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Uy bats for completion of Laguindingan Airport

CONGRESSWOMAN Juliette Uy (2nd District, Misamis Oriental) appealed to the national government “to fast-track the installation of navigation aids and instruments at the Laguindingan Airport and the surrounding road infrastructure so as to make the airport 100 percent operational.” In her privilege speech delivered on Sep. 3, Uy brought the ...

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