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Most requested song

Netnet Camomot THE Rotary always has a community singing in its weekly meeting program. It was an awkward moment the first time we did that 17 years ago. Like, Why are we singing during a meeting? But if you’ve been doing it for 17 years, you have no choice but ...

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‘Sorry-goound’

Ruffy Magbanua OF the five “presidentiables,” none of them has the balls to include in their platform of promises one of the most pressing problems Mindanao is into  trouble through the years and that is all about  power blackouts. While Luzon and Visayas have been blessed with abundant supply of electricity ...

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Split again in the elections?

Batas Mauricio A POLITICAL feud worth watching to find out how it will be resolved (if ever it will still be resolved!) is the conflict between father and son, Eduardo Cojuangco Jr. and Mark Cojuangco, pertaining to their differing choices on who to support for president in the May 2016 ...

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No commission?

Ben Contreras THE regional office of the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) seems to be inhabited by able men and women. But even with the better, there seems to be a parallelism with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) in dealing with problems. And that is ...

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Strong-willed with a heart

Churchill Aguilar I HAVE known Mr. Ermin Pimentel since the time I was working at Xavier University a few years back. We happen to belong to the same unit — the Research and Social Outreach (RSO). He was then the head of Kristohanong Katilingban sa Pagpakabana (KKP) while I was ...

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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 sells ...

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Society pays for misdeeds

Jay Valleser MANY crimes are done in silence and in the privacy even of our own shadows. But if we extend our thoughts an inch more, maybe we would realize that somehow it is the society that pays for our crimes, including those we do in secret. And this includes those ...

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Magnificent obsession

Butch Bagabuyo “Force and not opinion is the queen of the world, but it is opinion that uses force.”–Pascal “Do not suppose opportunity will knock twice at your door.”–Chamfort UNDOUBTEDLY, Mindanao is the second largest island in the Philippines. And it is the breadbasket of our country. But because we have ...

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ABE

Netnet Camomot ONE perk of out-of-town trips is the food. Spicy Sisig Pampanga, Gising-Gising, and Binukadkad na Pla Pla at Abe. Lorenzo’s Truffle Cream Pasta at Mamou. Sushi and tempura at Yakimix. The Whopper at Burger King. The yummiest moist choco cake at the grandniece’s debut. Still, I missed breakfast ...

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Worrying about 2022

Michael Henry Yusingco MELBOURNE–Filipinos, all 100 million+ of us, are presently hostage to two dire circumstances: 1) a gigantic and still growing population; and, 2) an environment that is slowly losing its capacity to provide. Think Metro Manila and every other metropolitan city in the country. Ostensibly, the conflation of ...

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