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By Fr. Roy Cimagala THAT gospel episode about Christ healing a big crowd of sick people by laying his hands on each one of them (cfr. Lk 4,40) speaks eloquently of how we ought to deal with everyone we meet in our life. He just did not say, “All of …

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When fighting a superpower

By Cong Corrales TODAY in the history of the Republic, Filipino war tacticians decided to dissolve the Army of the First Republic and adopted guerrilla warfare which ultimately defeats the invading American colonizers.  According to the US War Department Report, 1900, Volume I, p. 59 of The American Occupation of …

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Teenage pregnancy

By Fr. Leo Pabayo ALARM over teenage pregnancy was recently sounded by the executive director of the Commission on Population and Development, Juan Antonio Perez III who also said that this should be considered “a national emergency.” A columnist of the Inquirer, Ma. Ceres Doyo, delved into this and added …

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From out of nowhere

By Karl Gaspar KIDAPAWAN, North Cotabato — From Davao, a group of us – I and three of our parish staff from the Mother of Perpetual Help Parish along J.P. Laurel St., Bajada, Davao City – drove to Kidapawan City in the morning of Nov. 4, to deliver relief goods …

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Celibacy, chastity, charity

By Fr. Roy Cimagala “VOS estis lux mundi.” That’s Latin for “You are the light of the world,” words addressed by Christ to his disciples, telling them how they ought to be. (cfr. Mt 5,14 ) Pope Francis used these words as the title to his Motu Proprio Apostolic Letter …

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Remember to laugh

By Maria Margarita C. Diaz Mindanews FOREST Lake Cemetery, General Santos City — I spent most of my time yesterday afternoon going through my digital photograph files. I was searching for a particular picture that I want to give as a gift to somebody on her birthday. While I have yet …

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Pork barrel: Insidious tool of oligarchy

By Jude Josue Sabio SINCE 1987, our Constitution has recognized the existence of “political dynasties,” and the political necessity for its extinction by law. But more than 30 years thereafter, our legislature never passed that law, allowing its own “political dynasties” to flourish. These “political dynasties” represent the oligarchy that …

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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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Let Robredo succeed

By Egay Uy REACTION were mixed when President Duterte “offered” to make Vice President Leni Robredo as the anti-drug “czar” of the country. The offer was seen as a possible reaction to the latter’s pronouncement that the government’s anti-drug campaign had failed.  There were reactions like Robredo “is doomed to …

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Never-ending story

By Netnet Camomot IT’S November! How time flies. Parang kailan lang when you were thinking of what to include in your New Year’s resolutions, only to break them on the second day of the year. Slowly but surely, I’m still in a spring-cleaning mode as I ask, Does this spark …

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