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Always in our hearts

By Patricia Melissa Bello Ruivivar Mindanews . DAVAO City – Tatay Rene Lumawag must have taken thousands of photos of us through the years. He has chronicled our every weight gain, every wrinkle and crinkle, and every kind of expression (including our various shades of fake smiles). He taught me …

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For Tatay Rene

By Fr. Urbano Pardillo Mindanews . DAVAO City — I have ministered lots of people in my life. I can do it because it is the vocation I have chosen. However, I always find it a struggle deep inside me that the people I know, is undergoing a difficult time. …

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Substantiate!

Uriel C. Quilinguing . Dyed-in-the-wool journalists know the phrase “the medium is the message” and what it means. And the name of Canadian philosopher Marshall McLuhan would come to mind, whose communication theory, in his book Understanding Media in 1964, has outlived generations of communicators. Simply put, what McLuhan meant …

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How about it, COWD?

Egay Uy . I POSTED on Facebook a “public notice” to the Cagayan de Oro City Water District that as of the time of posting I have not received my latest water bill yet while my neighbors already did. When I arrived home at the close of working hours that …

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Delights of the east coast of Davao

Karl Gaspar . DAVAO City — In my younger years, I worked with the Maryknoll Missionaries when they constituted a big number of foreign missionaries in what is now Davao del Norte, Compostela Valley (soon to be renamed Davao de Oro) and Davao Oriental. They had arrived in this part …

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Captive audience

Netnet Camomot . SOME people have deleted or deactivated their social media accounts so they can focus on other hobbies, like sleeping, which, by the way, can improve your health. So, now you have an excuse in case the boss catches you sleeping on the job. But if you’re sleeping …

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Forever young and new

Fr. Roy Cimagala . THOUGH we cannot avoid aging and getting old, we have to understand that we are meant to be forever young and new. Aging and getting old are a matter of time. They are temporal or temporary. They are more a matter of the physical, material and …

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‘Fake news’ is banned even in the Bible

Batas Mauricio . DID you know that even early on, during biblical times, the spreading of “fake news” was already strictly prohibited? This is what the Bible, in its Exodus 23:1, is saying. The Bible, as the Word of God, makes it a stern command for people not to be …

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Floodline (3)

Rhona Canoy . Third and last part SO… This disclaimer carries over from my previous column: I don’t claim to be an environmental engineer or a civil engineer, nor have I ever hoped or aimed to be. Any and all thoughts following are merely flights of fancy and semi-logical deductions …

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Horror stories

Nora Soriño . ILIGAN City — A nine-year-old kid said to the other kids, also about her age: “I’ll tell you a horror story… there is no WiFi!” The other kids exclaimed in horror: “Whaat?!” They were really horrified. Now, the grownups in this city have been hearing lately, some …

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