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Secession as an option

Ben Contreras THERE has been this perception that media giants in the country hardly cover the sorties of a presidential candidate or do not give complete details that may boost Duterte’s ratings. While it may be unfair to accuse them of such act, the Duterte camp and his millions of ...

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Flooring in intelligent settlements

Ike Señeres I DO not know how it feels to live in a house that has mud, sand or dung for its flooring, because I grew up in a house with a wooden floor. I do have a friend who used to live in a shack with a mud floor, ...

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Wanted: A President of all

Michael Henry Yusingco MELBOURNE–The Presidential election is not a contest for the weak. There can only be one winner here. Therefore, it is only reasonable to see competitors in this race literally, and in most cases also financially, go all out. Not even surprising to watch them employ every legal ...

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Fixing our sense of beauty

Fr. Roy Cimagala THERE’S practically an SOS signal issued widely today insofar as our sense of beauty is concerned. Beauty to most people has been abducted and is in urgent need for rescue. It has been held captive for a long time by some social, cultural and ideological forces that ...

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Imperfect

By Joshua Clyde Cimero HE is not perfect at all. As the presidential elections is barely two months now, things have worsened, candidates have turned magicians instead of supposedly staying who they are. I am from Davao City, I lived here and I was born in this city. Who should I ...

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Vision and virtue

Butch Bagabuyo “Recommend to your children virtue; that alone can make them happy, not gold.” – Beethoven “Honor is the reward of virtue.” – Cicero “Vision is seeing the invisible.” – Jonathan Swift “TO have eyes and not to see” is the greatest calamity, according to Helen Keller, one of the ...

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Political relevance and democratization of wealth

Bencyrus Ellorin Conclusion AS in any social movement, leadership is essential for the cooperative movement to attain its social objectives. The asset distribution of cooperatives is very much like the country’s wealth distribution structure, with 90 percent of cooperative assets concentrated on medium and large cooperatives or those with over ...

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Department of peace

By Kaloy Manlupig CABINET-LEVEL Departments, and their corresponding budget allocations, are indications of a government’s priorities. During this election season, we often hear presidential candidates promising to give the biggest slices of the national budget to education thru the Department of Education, or to social welfare through the Department of ...

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Can fiction cause friction?

Netnet Camomot WHAT would Madonna do? That’s a question one may ask, even if he’s not a Madonna fan. Operative word: may. You may or you may not. There are always at least two choices. Thus, you may choose to believe a story. Or you may choose not to. For ...

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‘Alter Christus’ we are

Fr. Roy Cimagala “WHOEVER is not with me is against me. Whoever does not gather with me scatters.” (Lk 11,23) With these words of Christ, it’s very clear that we are supposed to be so united with Christ, so identified with him, that he and us can be considered simply ...

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