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Fight for an independent Senate

IF the Comelec is to be believed, the 2019 elections was, in their own words, “generally successful” albeit “a little problematic.” We, artists, cultural workers, and citizens, beg to disagree. We have just seen the dirtiest elections in Philippine history. We express our extreme disgust at the conduct of the ...

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The 4P’s of politics

Rhona Canoy . SO… It’s been a while since I’ve been gone and before I start rambling, I’d like to thank Editor-in-Chief Herbie Gomez and Some-Kinda-Editor Cong Corrales for inviting me back. For those of you who aren’t quite clear on where I’ve been, I spent an enjoyable several months ...

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The morning after

Nora Soriño . ILIGAN City — “There’s got to be a morning after/If we can hold on through the night…” This is a song by Maureen McGovern, a ’72 song (this makes me “dated,” oh..) And this song is applicable at all times epecially during these times when everybody is ...

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Changing of the guards in seafarer’s cause

Dennis Gorecho . THE results of the recent  party-list election saw the changing of the guards for the Filipino seafaring industry as  Marino replaced  incumbent Angkla. In previous elections, several sea-based groups  attempted to gain slots in the House of Representatives through the party-list system. Two parties run twice but ...

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The Brave 21 of 1978

Herbie Gomez . AS of 11:29 am yesterday, these are the candidates who would likely occupy half of the Senate seats: Cynthia Villar of the Nacionalista Party, “independent” Grace Poe, Bong Go of PDP-Laban, Pia Cayetano of the Nacionalista Party, Bato dela Rosa of PDP-Laban, Sonny Angara of LDP; Lito ...

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Worth fighting for

Egay Uy . MAYOR Oscar S. Moreno’s “victory message” that was posted on Facebook speaks well of the man.  His message does not in any way carry with it even an iota of arrogance.  Magnanimity, which is the virtue of being great of mind and heart, may even be an ...

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Love above all

Fr. Roy Cimagala . OF course, after the elections we can expect feelings of highs and lows among us. The winners and their followers understandably are joyful. And just as understandably also, the losers and their followers are in some of kind of mourning mode. Let’s just leave it at ...

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Making noise

Netnet Camomot . IT’S now time to make sipsip with Cagayan de Oro’s winners as the city’s political landscape begins to change a teeny weeny bit with the victory of Girlie Balaba as No. 1 councilor, and the death of former Mayor Dongkoy Emano. These are opposite events—one is happy, ...

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It’s time to move on

Jun Ledesma . AS the cliche goes, “the people have spoken”. Many polling precincts had become a virtual market place where votes were sold. But such is the nature of the beast. It’s a gamble where bets are placed in “the dark”…meaning one foregoes with probabilities and just say “come ...

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To decide and to believe

By ANDREA MALAYA M. RAGRAGIO Davao Today . I FIRST met Datu Kaylo in Talaingod in 2013. It was the founding anniversary of the Salugpongan Ta Tanu Igkanugon people’s organization. All the datu turned out, dressed in their festive best: tangkolo headdresses, suning beaded shoulder bags, tasseled sundang blades – ...

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