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Men and women for others

Karl Gaspar DAVAO City–I couldn’t help but feel nostalgic, sentimental and  very much affirmed  as I sat throughout the 2016 Commencement Exercises of the Ateneo de Davao University for its College of Law and Graduate Programs last April 24, including the Baccalaureate Mass that preceded the graduation rites at the …

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Raising a five-year old PWD

By Eizel Hilario DAVAO City–My five year old son Pablo says that when he grows up, he’d like to be a Katipunero and fight for freedom and fight the bad people. I tell him oh you don’t have to wait till you’re older for that. When you fight for your …

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The month of Mary

Fr. Roy Cimagala WE may still be reeling from the heat of summer, but the month of May somehow regales us with its distinctively Marian character. Like a flower in full bloom, this Marian month exhibits a very special color and air of exuberance as it lives out the Marian …

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Of freedom and rebellion

Letter to the Editor AS a citizen of this country who only wants to live a harmonious and peaceful life, I have worries on the series of encounters and criminalities reported in the newspapers, radio and television. In the history of our country, we, the Filipino people have only one …

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The change everybody needs

Butch Bagabuyo “The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.” – Charles F Kettering AS the 53 million Filipinos are expected to cast their votes today, the 47 million others can only pray we become adequate to their needs and expectations. The sad reality is …

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Election day

Netnet Camomot TODAY is Erection Day. Oops! Sorry, typo. It’s Election Day! Whew. There’s this coloring book filled with penises. Yes, penises. Each page with a drawing of a penis that you can color from top to bottom, bottom to top, or you can start in the middle, left side, …

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Election as we see it

Patricio Diaz GENERAL Santos City–We have observed Philippine elections since the 1930s. While blest with the most modern facilities, the 2016 election is old tale retold, the dirtiest and most enigmatic. As Inquirer’s Ma. Ceres P. Doyo wrote last May 3, the Philippine Catholic Church sees the same: “Desperately seeking …

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Digong and desperation

H. Marcos Mordeno MALAYBALAY City – For all his faults, some of them too chilling for comfort, one has to credit Davao City Mayor Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte for succeeding to capture the imagination, nay, rabid support of Filipino voters who seem to have elevated him to the status of a demigod. …

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The last stretch

Fr. Leo Pabayo MAY 9 is fast approaching. The race of the mayoral bets in Cagayan de Oro has been nose to nose. At this point, no one clearly knows who will first make it first to the finish line. It has been said that in CDO it is usually the …

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Last two minutes

Ruffy Magbanua LIKE basketball, the country’s  national and local elections has  two minutes remaining before judgment day. To the throng of candidates vying for various positions–from president down to the last town councilor–the last two minutes would be  the most crucial, heart-stopping and exhilarating moments in their quest to land for   …

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