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Urgent call

Ruffy Magbanua THE Movement for a Brownout-Free Mindanao has an urgent call: 1) Malacanang to convene  the National Security Council to discuss the Mindanao  power situation 2) House Committee on Energy to hold congressional inquiry for power industry players (NGCP, Napocor and Psalm) to explain to the Filipino people on the ...

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Duterte-Cayetano X Factor

Butch Bagabuyo “Work is the true elixir of life. The busiest man is the happiest man. Excellence in any art of profession is attained only by hard and persistent work.” – Sir Theodore Martin NOAH Webster was reported to have spent 36 years, crossing the ocean twice, to perfect his dictionary. ...

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‘Hilaw’

Netnet Camomot YOU’RE now a “hilaw” JaDine fan. Unlike that stalker who follows them everywhere, you don’t even watch OTWOL, you don’t hoard the magazines where they’re on the cover, don’t watch their concerts, don’t follow them on Twitter and Instagram, don’t “heart” their Facebook posts–“thumbs up” only, thank you–and ...

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Fighting for relevance

THE League of Filipino Students (LFS), like its mother organization the Bagong Alyansang Makabayan, was quick in reacting to statements attributed to Mayor Oscar Moreno on his openness to the idea of using the Lumbia airport by the US military under the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca). The Supreme Court ...

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Why electric towers are bombed

Ruffy Magbanua LONG before bombings became a fad among terrorists, the toppling of electric pylons in Mindanao were already making havoc, sending the stewards of power transmission facilities to call for SOS,  helplessly  as always–at  the consumers’ expense. In fact, bombings of electric towers these days have become a favorite past ...

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The problem is in the attitude

Ben Contreras TRAFFIC lights in some vital intersections have been restored, and new ones were installed at small intersections. Well, it is very evident that the vehicular traffic flow improves a lot in these areas. But if one stays and observes, motorists still show no respect for it when the ...

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Equitable power shortage

Egay Uy FROM a residential or small commercial end-user’s point of view, one may ask what could be wrong with the current set up where electric distribution companies purchase bulk power from generation companies and retail their purchases to their respective consumers. What’s wrong with it, indeed?  If the drumbeaters ...

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A hundred years ago today

A. Paulita Roa ON Jan. 21, 1916, heavy rains and strong winds struck Cagayan unexpectedly. It was categorically a super typhoon though unnamed since it was not the custom of that time to name storms after people. For three consecutive days, the heavens poured so much rain that Cagayan River ...

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‘Green Revolution’ killing nature-agri expert

Batas Mauricio MY high school classmate from 1969 to 1973, current agriculture expert Felipe Gabriel, has launched an attack against the greening project known, then and now, as the “Green Revolution.” Here was what he wrote: “Green Revolution is slowly killing our living Mother Nature that provides everything we need! ...

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Oca’s hospitality, and historical amnesia

THE League of Filipino Students-Northern Mindanao Region (LFS-NMR) calls on all nationalist and patriotic youth and Filipino people to strongly denounce the statement of Mayor Oscar Moreno of Cagayan de Oro stating that he is open with the idea of Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement – opening the possibility of the ...

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