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Wealth and war

Butch Bagabuyo “All wealth is the product of labor.” – Locke IN his gospel of wealth, Andrew Carnegie, wrote: “Surplus wealth is a sacred trust which its possessor is bound to administer to his lifetime for the good of his community.” Early in life, both my Tatay and Maling taught me ...

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Playing with fire?

Ben Contreras IS our city treasurer playing with fire? Is the Ajinomoto case not enough for him to be more prudent in his actions? Or is he being dictated, and by whom? The revised Tax Code was a product of business indignation. The City Council saw the need to address ...

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It’s raining Bullies

Netnet Camomot YOUR New Year’s resolution should be this: To be calm and silent amidst the storms that are being hurled at your feet. Don’t react, don’t cringe, don’t flinch, don’t yell, don’t say a word. Hush. That way, only the storms and whoever is making that possible are wasting ...

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Bad consistency leads to non-sequiturs

Fr. Roy Cimagala IT’S good to be consistent, but we need also to be aware of its limits and dangers. This significant ingredient of great virtues like fidelity, loyalty, perseverance has to be understood well, and regarded as something alive and dynamic, not dead and frozen. The other day, my ...

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Enrile setting up PNoy for murder raps

Batas Mauricio LET us assume that Senate Minority Leader Juan Ponce Enrile can prove the “active and direct” involvement of President Aquino in the planning and preparation of the operation that killed Malaysian terrorist Zulkifli Abdhir (or Marwan) in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on Jan. 25, 2015. Let us also assume that ...

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On Philhealth premium hike

FOR 2016, Philhealth announced that monthly contributions may increase due to additional benefits they will accord senior citizens and indigent patients. Philhealth keeps on deceiving the public to justify the impending premium hike. Why would they propose an increase in monthly contribution to provide additional benefits for senior citizens and ...

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Untruth, malice, and fallacy

Bencyrus Ellorin OPINION pieces are powerful in helping the public digest complex social events. Through the analyses of opinion writers, issues are dissected into byte-size information for easier understanding. Understanding of social issues forms part of the basis of public conscientization on issues. A public that has informed opinion is ...

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Tax woes

Ben Contreras SOME years ago, the business sector rose to combat the abuses of one official in the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) that resulted in his transfer. It was unprecedented in the history of Cagayan de Oro. Is it going to happen again? So it seems. Being the first ...

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Gift of self

Mozart Pastrano SOMEBODY didn’t like my Christmas gift. It was supposed to be a gift of self. Something not bought from some store. Something self-made. Something from my own blood, sweat, and tears. I gave a poem I wrote. Of course, I was at fault. Why did I foolishly think ...

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Delayed flights and the Edca

Mariano Carrasco WE have heard it too often—airline companies publicly apologizing and announcing that the departure will be delayed because of  “the late arrival of the turnaround aircraft.’’ Because of the delay, appointments and meetings are missed, incomes and opportunities are lost, relationships are damaged, nerves are frayed, and blood ...

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