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A really bad day

David Haldane . IT was the thud to end all thuds. The kind that makes your heart sink and your breath stop. The kind that fills you with the sudden dread of a single thought: “What have I done?” What I had done was cavalierly smash into the open driver’s …

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Again, it’s CdeO

A. Paulita Roa . I FIND it strange and astounding that Cagayan de Oro, a highly urbanized and very progressive city here in Mindanao, continues to use, as its means of identification, the initials “CDO.” We all know that this is copied from a food corporation based in Luzon that …

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Filipino Rotarians push worldwide ecology campaign

Batas Mauricio . IN the history of Rotary International since it was first put up in 1905 in the United States, Filipino Rotarians have come to be acclaimed and accorded the honor and recognition of being the progenitor of what has come to be known as Rotary’s “polio plus campaign”. …

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Zeal and triumphalism

Fr. Roy Cimagala . WE need to distinguish between the two, since they usually go together and yet while to be zealous is good, to be triumphalistic is not. Yes, we should try our best to be zealous in everything we do, putting passion into them. We have to be …

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Take care of all media workers’ safety

IT is unfortunate – but not surprising – that it has to take the loss of an icon to highlight the continuing lack of concern for the safety and welfare of workers in the media industry, both in news and entertainment. Could the accident that felled Eddie Garcia have been …

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Floodline (2)

Rhona Canoy . Part 2 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 on my …

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Who you are; what you are

Egay Uy . I POSED a question on an Internet search engine and I got several replies.  Somebody who works at Hewlett-Packard opines that beyond one’s identity as human being with a name, the question has myriad layers of nuance to unpack. He adds that one may know his name …

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Change in Gingoog?

Bencyrus Ellorin . GINGOOG City has always been lorded by the landed families. It has been a Lugod, Rodriguez, De Lara affair at the City Hall, except during a period in Marcos’ Martial Law when Mike Paderanga was mayor. Changing of the guards, so to speak, was faciliitated by the …

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Sparkling joy

Netnet Camomot . DISPLAY the word “sale” in any store or store aisle and that’s enough to catch the attention of the rabid bargain hunter. Goodbye, Marie Kondo. Goodbye, KonMari. Shop pa more. A sale is God’s gift to women who love to shop. But with Kondo now advising them …

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‘Fight for love’

Cong B. Corrales . JULY is the birth-month of Mindanao Gold Star Daily. Thirty years ago yesterday, the very first copy of GSD circulated in the city and gave Cagayan de Oro City its very first daily newspaper that defied the one-year test. Frankly, I really didn’t know the more …

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