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Erap’s choice

Batas Mauricio SOMEONE from the camp of former President and incumbent Manila Mayor Joseph Estrada and asked me: “Do you want to know why, despite Estrada’s good assessment of Liberal Party presidential candidate Mar Roxas when Roxas was the trade secretary of Estrada in 2000, the former president did not …

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Fight for better pay, job security

Letter to the Editor THE National Union of Journalists of the Philippines stands in solidarity with the rank-and-file employees of TV5 in their struggle for higher salary, better benefits and security of tenure. Since September, negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement between the union and management have remained at …

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WTF? (Where’s the fund?)

Cong Corrales NO, I won’t be discussing the latest trend in Facebook about Rodrigo Duterte’s rape joke. As much as I am tempted to join in the bashing, there really isn’t much to be said about it. I have vented my two cents on the matter on my Facebook wall already. …

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Change is coming

Ruffy Magbanua A CLOSER look at how Cagayan de Oro politics have been faring lately shows Congressman Rufus Rodriguez   leading the pack in the mayoral race in this City of Golden Friendship. Since the start of the local campaign, the fire of  support continues to flicker on the side of Rufus’ …

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Kobe amazing in farewell game

Leandro Quintana APRIL 13, 2016 will live in basketball lore as one night of record breakers and unforgettable NBA moments. Kobe Bryant capped his 20-year NBA career with a dizzying display of shot making that culminated in a 60-point total, 23 of which he made in the 4th quarter that actually …

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The thinker’s sacred duty

Churchill Aguilar VICE President Jejomar Binay made a remark recently that the 2016 presidential elections is a battle only between Roxas and himself asserting that only they have the machinery to get the number of votes. It is a strong assertion implying that it’s not anybody’s game at all. And …

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Suicide Squad

Herbie Gomez I REALIZE that if I do not vote for any of the five presidential candidates, my inaction would still be in favor of one of them. I know that the blank space in my ballot would still count, somehow. Those who do not vote because they are undecided …

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Gifts from Smartmatic? Beware!

Butch Bagabuyo “I fear the Greeks, even when they bring gifts.” – Virgil, Aeneid LEST it be forgotten, in that epic poem by Virgil, Aeneas, a Trojan warrior, left his City of Troy carrying his father after the Greeks captured his city. Troy was lost only because it accepted from the …

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April fools

Netnet Camomot APRIL 15 was not any other day. It was the due date of income taxes. And when taxes are due, the income-earning Pinoy has to pay. I belong to this group of Pinoys who have their income tax details prepared at the last minute after waiting for others …

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Vulnerable status quo

Mariano Carrasco THE existing regime will always be vulnerable. If it did not do anything about the farmers’ blockade of the national highway in Kidapawan, transportation and business in that area of Mindanao would suffer and collapse. If it tries to demolish the farmers’ protest action, as it in fact …

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