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Federalism and human dignity

Renato Tibon . “Sovereignty resides in the people and all government authority emanates from them.” -Article II, Sec. 1, 1987 Philippine Constitution SINCE its inception as a political party, the Centrist Democratic Party of the Philippines (CDP) has always been at the forefront of the continuing discourse on federalism. As ...

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My kingdom for a corkscrew

David Haldane . IT’S called a corkscrew. Back in the US where I come from, they are as common as, well, mosquitos are in the Philippines. Though available in various colors and designs, their basic function is the same; to sink a winding screw into the cork of a wine ...

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Public memory

A. Paulita Roa . MANY do not know about the importance of pubic memory except those who are interested on the subject of history and culture. Whether we are aware about it or not, public memory is so much a part of our identity as a people and even about ...

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The collective rage

Rhona Canoy . SO… The public response to the councilor is a phenomenon that needs to be looked at closely. I don’t know that there has been anything quite like it in Cagayan de Oro’s recent history, and it can only be described as a sense of the collective. It’s ...

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A special villain in ‘Sahaya’

Elson Elizaga . MOST of the main characters in the GMA Network’s teleserye “Sahaya” resemble their parents and their younger selves. But Jordan (Migo Adecer, who is half-Australian) and his father Hubert Alvarez (Eric Quizon) are mismatched. Jordan has strong Caucasian features, while Quizon can pass as a native of ...

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Press freedom and Ocon

Bencyrus Ellorin . AT the onset of the recent controversy Zaldy Ocon enmeshed himself in, I had always thought there is a press freedom aspect on the issue, particularly the importance of newsroom independence. In my journalism career, I had spent most of my time in the newsroom. What most ...

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‘As long as you love me’

Netnet Camomot . “Who you are / Where you’re from / Don’t care what you did / As long as you love me.” – “As Long As You Love Me” by Backstreet Boys “WHO you are” is now a hashtag in Cagayan de Oro. If you’re wondering why, you’ve probably ...

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Be welcoming to our differences and conflicts

Fr. Roy Cimagala . YES, instead of being afraid, irritated and stressed out whenever we have differences and conflicts with others, let’s be welcoming to them and take advantage of them. A lot of good can actually be derived from them, even if we are not exempted from being pained ...

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Why do many continue becoming victims of scams?

Batas Mauricio . THE man considered to be the greatest Filipino hero of all time, Dr. Jose Rizal, put it ever so clearly: there will be no tyrants if there would be no one willing to be enslaved, and there would be no one who can ever defraud another if ...

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The Ocon-hate bandwagon

Cong Corrales . THIS will be my second column on Councilor Zaldy Ocon. But this will be the first time for me to name him. This column, however, is not an attempt to ride the Ocon-hate bandwagon. The first time I alluded a column to the councilor cum radio anchor ...

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