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Disarm, disband militia groups

Rochamae Bihag, CEGP vice president for Mindanao IN the face of intense militarization and worsening human rights violations against the Lumad in Mindanao, the College Editors Guild of the Philippines – Mindanao denounce in the highest form the attacks of dela Mance paramilitary group. Dela Mance, under the Alamara, is ...

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Life and law

Butch Bagabuyo “It matters not how long we live, but how.” – Bailey, Festus IN my teens, our breed used to say, “The good die young.” Because we were far from if not, the opposite of what is good, chances are, we would die in old age. However, because during our ...

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Waking up with the force

Netnet Camomot SPOILER alert. BB-8 is cute. And that’s it for spoilers unless you want to have lightsaber duels with “Star Wars” fans. “The Force Awakens” has not only reawakened the heart of the film series’ fan but also that of the newbie whose knowledge of the franchise is limited ...

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Political monsters

Mariano Carrasco THE ideological left makes the claim that elections in this kind of society is rotten to the core, dominated by rats, cockroaches, and crocodiles. They claim that it is mainly characterized by bribery or vote buying, and that it is dominated by elite and corrupt candidates and political ...

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Verbal brawl

Batas Mauricio IN the recent verbal brawl between two presidential candidates where the latest challenge from one of the contenders is already a gun duel, is it possible that before they started their public skirmish, they talked to one another first, agreeing to be bombastic in lambasting one another, for ...

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New beginning

Ben Contreras TOMI was one of the few who would come and spend the night in our humble home. Sometimes, I watched in shame seeing them sleeping and packed like sardines on the small bed in my son’s room. But that was more than a decade ago. Their bonds seemed ...

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Point break

H. Marcos Mordeno MALAYBALAY City – While his rivals (or their financial backers) are spending millions daily on TV and radio ads, Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte keeps himself in the news by churning out sound bytes that could make you either applause or puke, depending on which side you’re on. Whenever ...

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Poisonous rice

Batas Mauricio SO, the Aquino government is truly beyond redemption in its gross incompetence and total lack of concern for ordinary Filipinos, since, right under the very noses of its top officials, poisoned rice and fish, the only kind of food that the poor among our countrymen can afford, are ...

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A Catholic perspective on human rights

By Fr. Amado L. Picardal, CSsR “EVERYONE, regardless of gender, color, race or creed, class–whether communist or criminal–has the same right to life.”  A suspected criminal or even a condemned criminal does not lose his right to life. No one–whether a government official or police or an ordinary citizen — ...

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Meekness and humility

Fr. Roy Cimagala IT’S clearly said. “Learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart.” Christ, our “way, truth and life,” points to us the crucial qualities we ought to develop in this life that is so full of challenges, with the view of tackling them properly. It’s ...

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