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Charity amid differences

Fr. Roy Cimagala WE should never think that charity is the odd man out in the field of politics. Precisely because politics is fast becoming like a contact game, sportsmanlike charity should be the main character in it. Charity and politics are not meant to fight each other. They need ...

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Greatest legacy of 1986 Edsa

Batas Mauricio SO, okay, we can agree that it was a brutal and murderous dictatorship that the people saw during the 20-year reign of Ferdinand Edralin Marcos, most of it under martial law. And, all right, we can agree that much of the country’s wealth was plundered and stolen during ...

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Thankful for Edsa 1

Letter to the Editor I WILL say a prayer of thanks for Edsa 1. I was in grade school when police were battling it out in the streets with students, which I could view outside our classroom window. I was in high school that Saturday morning, when an eerie air ...

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Lumbia plan, a deception

Mariano Carrasco WE should not allow the old Lumbia airport and the city of Cagayan de Oro to be used as a defense shield  or a nuclear magnet in the event of war between the United States and its potential enemies. In fact, we should not allow the Philippines to ...

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Elections, corruption, poverty

William Adan NAAWAN, Misamis Oriental–To aspire for an elective post in this country is to plunge into a very expensive enterprise. The higher the position sought the greater is the expense to incur. So much money is needed to run and, much more, to win a campaign. In its study ...

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Cooking fuel in intelligent settlements

Ike Señeres THE Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) of the United Nations includes fuel as one of the indicators of being in a state of poverty. I have proposed “Facets” as an acronym for all he six indicators, meaning Floor, Assets, Cooking Fuel, Electricity, Toilets and Safe Water. The six indicators ...

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Only test for candidates

Batas Mauricio I AM flattered and elated that our readers in this column are taking time out to react and comment to what we have been writing here in connection with the May 2016 elections. To be sure, not all who are reacting and commenting agree with some of the ...

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Extraterrestrial revelation

Herbie Gomez “In a child’s power to master the multiplication table, there is more sanctity than in all your shouted ‘amens’ and ‘holy holies’ and ‘hosannas.’ An idea is a greater monument than a cathedral. And the advance of man’s knowledge is a greater miracle than all the sticks turned ...

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Knowledge and forgiveness

Butch Bagabuyo “The longer the island of knowledge, the longer the shoreline of wonder.”–Ralph W. Sockman (1889-1970), American clergyman KNOWLEDGE is power but love conquers all. And, because God, in His infinite wisdom, freely gave us all freedom including to err, we must, at all times, be ready and willing ...

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Make it simple

Netnet Camomot BUYING a new laptop like the way you buy a top–off the rack–is not advisable. But I had no choice on Thursday afternoon. If others would spend at least two weeks to choose the best computer they could afford, there I was, calling up our suki technician to ...

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