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‘See you in a week or two’

By Zainudin Malang,Mindanews I HAVE been thinking why the news of the plane crash in Ethiopia and the deaths of aid workers among the passengers hit me so hard. A day after the March 10 crash, I realized what it was. I saw myself among them in the hours leading ...

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The next flashpoint

Perry Diaz . SINCE the end of World War II, the preeminent naval power in the Indo-Pacific region is the United States.  However, in the past decade, China has been trying hard to catch up in numbers as well as in technology in the development of her naval forces.  While ...

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The Oscar and Mr. Borres

Egay Uy . NOT only is The Oscar the object of vilification and negative campaigning (even as the campaign period for local candidates is yet to commence) but also those close to him. Lately, commentaries and social media posts by trolls have accused those close to The Oscar of being ...

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A great race

Batas Mauricio . WHO is Pedro Bucaneg? This was the question that hit my mind while I was looking for something to write about for this column on March 16, 2019. It was prompted by Twitter posts showing various Philippine national artists holding copies of the book written by another ...

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Breakfast food

Netnet Camomot . TO egg, or not to egg, that is the question. Once upon a time, eggs were considered bad due to the yolk’s cholesterol level. Then, one egg a day became good last year, according to a research result. Now, a new research released by Northwestern University’s Feinberg ...

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Electing visionaries not clowns to defeat corruption

William Adan . NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental  – Corruption, how to defeat it, ought to be the central issue in this election. Useless are all plans and efforts for progress, security and peace if corruption, a contagious debilitating disease that spreads into all gamut of governance, is not effectively overcome. To ...

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Four enduring challenges to revolutionary-to-ruler transition (2)

By Mansoor L. Limba Mindanews . Last of two parts IN addition to (1) simplicity or simple living, there are three other enduring challenges, among others, facing Islamic Republic of Iran’s revolutionary-to-ruler transition: (2) openness to criticism, (3) loyalty vs. competence, and (4) blaming the enemy. 2. Openness to criticism. ...

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What is the beef with the Biff?

By Zainudin Malang Mindanews . FIVE years ago, my last mission in Mindanao before going on deployment in East Africa was to organize protection accompaniment for the return of thousands of civilians from several villages in Central Mindanao. They were displaced by heavy bombardment of the SPMS box by the ...

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Reasonable non-disclosure?

Uriel Quilinguing . NO doubt there must be a grains agency to ensure the country’s food security. Be it National Food Authority or any other name doesn’t matter, as long as rice of good quality at affordable price is made available to every consumer. But that agency must have the ...

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Child protection and the RCB

Egay Uy . LAST Thursday, I was invited to speak on the experiences of the Regulatory and Complaint Board at the Balay Mindanaw Foundation Inc. during a seminar workshop and capacity building for multi-sectoral service providers in victims’ identification, reporting and responding to trafficking in persons and on-line sexual exploitation ...

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