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The toughness required by our times

Fr. Roy Cimagala IT goes without saying that we are in truly tough times. And it’s not simply because terrorism is spreading all over the world. That is already horrific enough. But the worst terrorism is of the spiritual kind. That’s when we lose faith, hope and charity that actually ...

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Innovation and agility (3)

Butch Bagabuyo “We compete in the land of giants. What we lack in size we make up for in focus and agility.” – Clayton Jones TO assure Kagay-anons that there will be no cheating during the presidential and vice presidential race in our City of Golden Friendship, here are what we, ...

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Fixing the LTO

Ben Contreras THIS week marks the beginning of the week-long celebration of the 104th anniversary of the Land Transportation Office nationwide. In LTO-Region 10, regional director Hilarion Ulep will lead a celebration with an array of programs. Three years or so ago, Ulep breezed to town to take the helm ...

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Party list with a heart

Ruffy Magbanua LONG before Digong Duterte decided to join the presidential race, he boasted to increase the salaries of the police, the military and the lowly teachers two-fold, or even three-fold. His reason of doing so is prophetic yet promising: these workers in government deserve decent living. For them to serve ...

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‘Purple rain’

Netnet Camomot “You say you want a leader: But you can’t seem to make up your mind/I think you better close it/And let me guide you to the purple rain.” Prince is dead. And my initial response was, Maayo gani nakakita na ta ni Madonna. This is one of the ...

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First 100 days

Ruffy Magbanua AS the D-Day comes closer, the campaign happening elsewhere in this election-crazy nation gets hotter by the day. Even hotter spawned by the El Nino, now on its fifth straight month of dry spell, turning farmlands into virtual patches of parched soil hungry of precious drop of water to ...

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Grow vegetables

Ben  Contreras DO rice and vegetables grow in your backyard? Perhaps, vegetables, because some people just love to grow them in their own backyard, fresh and organic. So, where do the rest come from? The answer: from the farmers. What about the farmers, our farmers? I forgot how our (I ...

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Two more bets for the council

Churchill Aguilar A SIGNIFICANT number of our electorate goes for name recall. This leaves little chance for new politicians who are well deserving of the position. Such tendency leaves us with traditional politicians who always get back in their posts and gang up on a rising threat to their positions. ...

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In the thick of the democratic grind

Michael Henry Yusingco MELBOURNE–Around the same period when the Philippines was under an authoritarian regime, South Korea was also under a military dictatorship. Pertinently, the restoration of democratic rule in both countries was accomplished via popular revolt or “people power”. Moreover, the dramatic regime change in both states are deeply ...

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Filipinos as dangers to themselves

Batas Mauricio FILIPINOS have become great dangers to themselves. At this point in our country’s history, many of us are now espousing the belief that an opinion of perception that differs with our own opinion and perception of what is going on around us is wrong and is unacceptable. Filipinos ...

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