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Faith and suffering

Fr. Roy Cimagala SUFFERING, in any form, has to be viewed from the perspective of faith. It should be taken out from an overly human outlook that restricts it to its purely negative, painful and destructive character. There’s a lot more to our suffering than what our senses and our …

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PNoy is wrong in claiming honor for PH

Batas Mauricio I AM really sorry but I cannot agree with outgoing President Aquino’s pronouncement at the 118th anniversary of the Department of Foreign Affairs that the Philippines “has already redeemed its integrity around the world.” Our country remains to be the subject of ridicule in the community of nations, …

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K-12: Go or gone?

Rhona Canoy MAJOR disclaimer: All ideas, opinions, barbed remarks that appear in this article are mine ane mine alone, culled from what I understand from information disseminated by the Department of Education through not-so-well-written memoranda, seminars, one-sided discussions, workshops, and confusing fora. So… an interested reader of my inaugural column …

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Scarborough: Is war necessary?

Ian Alfredo Magno WITH the escalating tensions involving the West Philippine Sea, the apparent rift between China and the Philippines just doesn’t seem to end soon.  Truth is the issue involves a myriad of entwined international interests, which necessarily involve a host of nations, if not the world.  Hence, both unceremonious …

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To silence drug pushers?

Batas Mauricio BROADCASTER Vic Somintac raised an interesting insight that the ongoing killings around the country, just days before President-elect Duterte is to assume office are actually the handiwork of drug lords masquerading as policemen or law enforcement agents in active service. Somintac said many people are actually entertaining the …

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War on terror and Saudi

Erick San Juan “THE Global War on Terror (Gwot) is led by the United States and that it is not directed against Al Qaeda. “Quite the opposite: The ‘Global War on Terrorism’ uses Al Qaeda terrorist operatives as their foot soldiers. “‘Political Islam’ and the imposition of an ‘Islamic State’ …

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Questionable Comelec decision

THE Kabataan partylist decries the Commission on Election (Comelec) over its decision to grant the request of the ruling Liberal Party to extend the deadline for filing of Statement of Campaign Contributions and Expenditures (Soce) after Mar Roxas and the Liberal Party failed to meet the deadline set by law …

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Eulogy for Butch

Herbie Gomez  I’M giving way to lawyer Ed Tamondong’s eulogy for the late lawyer and Gold Star Daily columnist Butch Bagabuyo that was delivered by lawyer Berchman Abejuela on June 25, 2016. The lawyers were very close friends. Atty. Tamondong writes: I’ve jotted down my thoughts because I don’t want …

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No more tulog

Netnet Camomot EVERY Pinoy who constantly checks out his Facebook account has gotten tired of reminders on ilang tulog na lang. Even the country’s incoming president does not need reminders anymore on ilang tulog na lang. It’s worse for drug suspects who have chosen to surrender before their situation could …

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Shortlived?

Ben Contreras  FORMER mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Emano, erstwhile Lord of City Hall, continues to dream of becoming our mayor again. Unlike 2nd District Rep. Rufus Rodriguez who conceded gracefully, Dongkoy still hopes that the Office of the Ombudsman would affirm its decision to dismiss incumbent Mayor Oscar Moreno due to …

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