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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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The memory still rankles

By Mucha Shim Quiling JOGJAKARTA–Alhamdulillah… it is heartending to see how our elders are once again putting themselves bodily on the line. This could only be for a worthy cause. In sha Allah. The memory of Zamboanga Crisis and the fate of the Crisis Management Committee of Darul Iftah being ...

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‘Like’ doesn’t always mean like

Herbie Gomez I COULDN’T help but shake my head in disbelief as I was reading a Mindanews report about how an official of the Civil Service Commission (CSC) warned government officials and workers against the use of social media as a means of expression. Now, we are told, that even ...

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Vision and virtue

Butch Bagabuyo “Wisdom is knowing what to do; skill is knowing how to do it; and virtue is doing it.” – David Starr Jordan OF the four presidential candidates in the coming elections, only Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte has got what it takes to be president of our country: wisdom, skill ...

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Job enrichment

Egay Uy THE personnel of the Roads and Traffic Administration will very soon undergo a two-day training on First Aid and Basic Life Support to be conducted by the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.  This training is expected to capacitate the traffic aides of the RTA in responding ...

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