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Why CSC’s Prime-HRM did not work

Churchill Aguilar I WOULD like to commend the Civil Service Commission for designing a workable program to institutionalize meritocracy and excellence in human resource management for all government agencies both national and local. Simply put, the CSC requires all government agencies to follow a management tool that puts premium on …

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Elections not so long ago

A. Paulita Roa ONCE upon a time, election campaigns were conducted in a manner that is more than a hundred light years away from what it is today. The voting public was politely addressed to as “haring lungsod” which when loosely translated means that all power and authority reside with …

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Let’s be radical

Fr. Roy Cimagala IT’S unfortunate that the word “radical” or “radicalized” has assumed an almost exclusively negative connotation due to the years of terrorism erupting these days in many places all over the world. But it should not be so. It’s quite unfair that bad elements have practically hijacked that …

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Policemen are voters, too

Letter to the Editor YOUR newspaper’s report about the Xavier University-Kinaadman survey results which have shown that the utmost concern of Kagay-anon voters is peace and order, particularly the drug menace, started an interesting discussion among us in the PNP about how the survey will make Cagayan de Oro politicians …

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Elusive Mindanao dream is gone

Butch Bagabuyo “For they can conquer who believe they can.” – Vergil A TIME there was when all, including ourselves, were convinced that Mindanao was such a danger zone. And because ours is the second largest island in the entire archipelago, our rulers flattered us, Mindanaoans, with the phrase “The land …

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Repair a perfectly fine road

Churchill Aguilar IT is appalling to think that a perfectly functional road in front of Liceo de Cagayan University was smashed just so it could be reconstructed again. For what? Obviously not for urban development. I mean it would only take one to drive a bit further to see what …

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Vacation

Netnet Camomot IT was after 12 midnight and we were at Avenue Grill having a drink or two. I, apparently the only female “drinker” in the group, was the one having “a drink.” The guys were the ones moving forward to the “or two,” three, four, and more drinks. The …

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Western Mindanao wardaddy?

Letter to the Editor DAVAO City–In my sporadic camp sojourns in childhood, I knew foot soldiers as friendly just-adults who fashioned slingshots for me and taught me how to use them. Sometimes they rescued me when I couldn’t get down from the mango tree. They taught me how to make …

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Authoritarianism

Batas Mauricio WHAT is the difference between members of political parties in Bhutan (a country adjacent to China and India) and members of political parties in Philippines? The first is that, party members in Bhutan are duly identified and registered by their parties, and their membership is not by mere convenience …

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Vote for our future

By Ma. Reynafe Momay-Castillo AS the daughter of a victim of the Maguindanao massacre in Ampatuan, Maguindanao on Nov. 23, 2009, where 58 were killed, 32 of them journalists including my Dad whose body was never found, my heart still cries for justice here on earth. The running of some …

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