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Is PNoy really stepping down?

Batas Mauricio PARDON me, but I am really uncomfortable reading stories where President Aquino is being quoted as saying he is readying to step down from Malacanang, or that he is readying to become a private citizen by June 30, 2016, or that he is already looking forward to traveling ...

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Promise us Pluto, too

Herbie Gomez I LIKE the way Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte promises the moon and the stars to the Filipino voters. And I like the way his fans are cheering for him. By “like,” I mean entertained and amused that the presidential candidate thinks there’s a sticker on every Filipino’s forehead ...

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Carrying a tandem to victory

Butch Bagabuyo “Young men are fitter to invent than to judge, fitter to execution than for counsel, fitter for new projects than for settled business.” – Francis Bacon YES, in the initial meeting of the core group of the volunteers for Team Du30-Cayetano held over the weekend, the convenors unanimously decided ...

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Turn to shine

Netnet Camomot SO, uhm, Miss Universe Pia Wurtzbach is not coming here? Instead, the city has a photo exhibit starring her? Hmmm, what happened? I had to ask a friend, who’s a Miss Cagayan de Oro organizer, about Miss U’s “visit” to CDO, and when she said it’s not happening, ...

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Let’s be Eucharistic souls

Fr. Roy Cimagala THAT’S right. For us to be truly human, to be a real person who is both grounded and oriented properly, we need to be Eucharistic in mind and heart, because the sacrament of the Holy Eucharist is where we have our most precious treasure, our everything, our ...

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Soulless Security System

H. Marcos Mordeno MALAYBALAY City–One who swears he/she wears nothing under his or her clothes need not do the indignity of stripping in public to prove it. Yet this is precisely what President Benigno S. Aquino III did in justifying his veto of the bill giving an additional pension of P2000 ...

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Rotten traditional politics

WE are the youth who have been aspiring for equality, democracy, and peace. We’ve been disappointed with the Comelec’s declaration of Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, and several municipalities in Pantao Ragat and Kauswagan in Lanao del Norte as “election watchlist area” (EWA). We believe that this declaration manifests the peak ...

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Drug threat

Ben Contreras THE Opium War, in a nutshell, is all about how Great Britain brought opium to China, turning many Chinese into addicts that weakened their society to the root. Concerned of the situation, one leader decided to put a stop to the importation of opium. Great Britain retaliated by ...

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Nearing reality

Erick San Juan FROM the article of Paul Craig Roberts (Why WWIII is on the Horizon): The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 gave birth to a dangerous American ideology called neoconservativism. The Soviet Union had served as a constraint on US unilateral action. With the removal of this ...

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Banished indefinitely

Patricio Diaz GENERAL Santos City–No matter how unacceptable, let it be stated simply: The Bangsamor is banished indefinitely. This is seen through prevailing circumstances that look irreversible. This is squarely facing the fact. Let’s hope, though, that by a miraculous stroke of fate, the statement is proven wrong. Last Friday, ...

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