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‘Purple rain’

Netnet Camomot “You say you want a leader: But you can’t seem to make up your mind/I think you better close it/And let me guide you to the purple rain.” Prince is dead. And my initial response was, Maayo gani nakakita na ta ni Madonna. This is one of the …

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First 100 days

Ruffy Magbanua AS the D-Day comes closer, the campaign happening elsewhere in this election-crazy nation gets hotter by the day. Even hotter spawned by the El Nino, now on its fifth straight month of dry spell, turning farmlands into virtual patches of parched soil hungry of precious drop of water to …

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Grow vegetables

Ben  Contreras DO rice and vegetables grow in your backyard? Perhaps, vegetables, because some people just love to grow them in their own backyard, fresh and organic. So, where do the rest come from? The answer: from the farmers. What about the farmers, our farmers? I forgot how our (I …

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Two more bets for the council

Churchill Aguilar A SIGNIFICANT number of our electorate goes for name recall. This leaves little chance for new politicians who are well deserving of the position. Such tendency leaves us with traditional politicians who always get back in their posts and gang up on a rising threat to their positions. …

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In the thick of the democratic grind

Michael Henry Yusingco MELBOURNE–Around the same period when the Philippines was under an authoritarian regime, South Korea was also under a military dictatorship. Pertinently, the restoration of democratic rule in both countries was accomplished via popular revolt or “people power”. Moreover, the dramatic regime change in both states are deeply …

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Filipinos as dangers to themselves

Batas Mauricio FILIPINOS have become great dangers to themselves. At this point in our country’s history, many of us are now espousing the belief that an opinion of perception that differs with our own opinion and perception of what is going on around us is wrong and is unacceptable. Filipinos …

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The toughness required by our times

Fr. Roy Cimagala IT goes without saying that we are in truly tough times. And it’s not simply because terrorism is spreading all over the world. That is already horrific enough. But the worst terrorism is of the spiritual kind. That’s when we lose faith, hope and charity that actually …

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Innovation and agility

Butch Bagabuyo “We compete in the land of giants. What we lack in size we make up for in focus and agility.” – Clayton Jones IN my column the other day, I used the same quote above, which is not my norm. But I have to do it because a phenomenon …

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When raindrops don’t fall in your head

Netnet Camomot THIS must be the hottest election ever in Pinas, thanks to the “presidentiables”” and “vice presidentiables” whose debates have inspired their fans to also have their own debates on who among the candidates have the best qualities of a good leader. The hot weather could be contributing to …

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We are part of the problem

Mariano Carrasco WE have seen graft and corruption in government, and we have somehow tolerated it, allowed it,  cooperated with it, and even encouraged it. We are part of the problem. My lawyer-wife Atty. Evangeline Carrasco, who is a candidate for the second congressional district of Cagayan de Oro, repeatedly …

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