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Ending the day well

Fr. Roy Cimagala . JUST as we like to begin the day well, we should also like to end the day well. That is always the ideal we want to pursue, though many, if not most times, we fail to do so. And the problem is actually because we do ...

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In the pursuit for justice for our fisherfolk and the environment

THE Philippine Misereor Partnership Inc. (PMPI) lauds the move of Filipino fisherfolk and former top government officials for filing a complaint against Chinese President Xi Jinping and other Chinese officials for crimes against humanity. On March 15, Filipino fisherfolk in the West Philippine Sea together with former Foreign Affairs Secretary ...

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Ignorance

Dominador Awiten . THOMAS Gray’s Ode on a Distant Prospect of Eton College concludes:   “Yet, ah! why should they know their fate, Since sorrow never comes too late, And happiness too swiftly flies? Thought would destroy their Paradise. No more;—where ignorance is bliss, ’Tis folly to be wise.” In ...

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‘Hapsay, kaabag’

Bencyrus Ellorin . IT is just a matter of time the city’s airwaves and “socmed” space will be free from acrid, foul language from the supposed educated and leaders championing change. In the run up to the local campaign, Mayor Oscar S. Moreno, according to polls, is enjoying more than ...

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The Oscar’s cup of tea

Egay Uy . MANY may be wondering why or how The Oscar survived the onslaught of political harassment and persecution by those in the other side of the fence.  Well, the explanation is simple but it may appear complicated to some others. The Oscar is not a saint.  In fact, ...

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Senatorial honesty

Netnet Camomot . FACEBOOK had a strange notification for me recently: “(Name-of-a-friend) and (name-of-another-friend) are now friends, as you suggested.” Wait, whaaat? As I suggested? When did that happen? Tsk tsk. Most probably years ago when I didn’t know what I know now. Darn. FB should send us reminders such ...

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A passover meditation for the Filipino people

WE are a people whose living faith has seen us through critical periods in our  history. Today, an even greater faith in a merciful God and in ourselves as a nation is called for. Obstacles that in the past have blocked our path towards nationhood pale in comparison with the ...

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Prepare for the worst scenario

Fr. Roy Cimagala . IF we are truly smart and clever, which is what Christ himself told us when he said, “Be wise as serpents and innocent as doves,” (Mt 10,16) we would be preparing for the worst scenario every time we plan or launch a project, a business, an ...

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Neither here nor there

Cong Corrales . “A miss by an inch is a miss by a mile.” — Scottish Proverbs Collected and Arranged by Andrew Henderson, 1832, p.103 A CITY councilor here is suggesting that the surge in suicides in the city can be attributed to the decrease in religiosity in young people. ...

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The Bangsamoro saga from A to B

By Noor Saada Mindanews . ZAMBOANGA City – Cliché as it may sound, the words of Greek philosopher Heraclitus, “nothing permanent except change,” still rings true today as it was first stated in the period 500+ years before the birth of Christ. In a way, this impermanence reflects the Moro’s ...

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