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Mindanao unity is a must

Butch Bagabuyo “By union the smallest states thrive, by discord the greatest are destroyed.” – Sallust NOW that Mindanaoans, the most abused and bullied Filipinos by Imperial Manila are feverishly preparing the way, and hopefully, the means to unify us all, our determined and feisty leader in Davao Mayor Rodrigo “Super ...

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Pass-on burden

Ruffy Magbanua WHEN it comes to profit, the National Grid Corporation of the Philippines (NGCP) keeps a distance from the public eye. But when comes to transmissionelated problems, it involves the participation of electric consumers. Similarly, when the Agus hydro plants fail to operate, the National Power Corp. (Napocor) throws the ...

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True colors

Netnet Camomot THE yellow mayor of Cagayan de Oro is still the incumbent occupier of city hall’s top throne despite the violets’ occupy-city-hall appeals. His fans have this feeling that he will win in the May 2016 election, thanks to the blessing in disguise of these appeals which somehow revealed ...

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Volunteerism

Ben Contreras WHOEVER they are, whatever their organizations are, they are volunteers for Duterte, and picked one name as a whole: CDO-Misor Duterte for President (Movement). They were to hold a press conference at South Winds Hotel to answer questions on why they are for Duterte. The gun ban that ...

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Creating festivals like Sinulog

A Paulita Roa  FESTIVALS are designed mostly to create cultural pride and can be powerful enough to control social settings. It is also aimed to build a lucrative tourist market around it. For over three decades, we saw the rise of festivals around the country that promote and showcase the ...

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Law beats mob

Egay Uy THE rule of law beat the rule of the mob. Should always be the case. Ours is a nation that’s governed by laws, not of men. After the four-day or so tension at Julio Pacana Street where the Mindanao Station of the Court of Appeals is housed, the ...

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Duterte, the black horse

Mariano Carrasco WE haven’t  seen anything like this before in politics. A seeming black horse. Duterte was late in coming to town, so to speak, and yet, he is surprisingly leading the pack of presidential contenders in so short a time, and almost effortlessly. His popularity is hard to explain ...

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Time is on our side

Butch Bagabuyo “Time and tide wait for no man.” –English Proverb IN his book “Summoned to lead,” Dr. Leonard Sweet wrote: “Time is life’s fundamental necessity but has become the ultimate luxury.” The prolific writer tells us that what we don’t need is more free time but more time to free ...

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Contradicting statements

Ruffy Magbanua DID we hear it right? The Department of Energy  (DOE) is telling us that there is no guarantee for a blackout-free elections. On one side, the Mindanao Development Authority or  Minda is informing us the opposite:  Mindanao will absolutely be blackout-free. And here is the National Grid Corporation of ...

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Inching toward world war

Erick San Juan I DON’T want to be an alarmist but all ingredients for a world war is now getting clearer that everyone should be vigilant and prepare. Relentless expansion of one’s own sphere of influence while denying a corresponding sphere of influence and concommitant security interests to one’s counterpart ...

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