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Friday Du30 and Ninja DuTurtles

By Aveen Acuña-Gulo  COTABATO City – When you live in a household where most members are movie buffs and have a term of endearment for practically anything, you must have taken name-calling and labeling to the next level. Ever since that willful mayor from Davao City built a no-nonsense reputation, ...

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Reform or revolution?

Butch Bagabuyo “Those who make peaceful revolutions impossible will make violent revolutions inevitable.” – President John F. Kennedy (1917-1963) IN his inaugural address in 1861, President Abraham Lincoln of the USA warned in plain and simple language, thus: “This country, with its institutions, belongs to the people, who inhabit it. ...

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Mother Mary

Fr. Leo Pabayo GOD willed from all eternity that a virgin should become the mother of the Savior of the world. This became discernible to the prophets who were disposed to receive revelations from God. One prophet’s discernment of this revelation from God stood out in particular. This was Isaiah ...

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The drama has begun

Egay Uy REPRESENTATIVES of 12 city government departments and executive committees, along with those of other major programs of the executive department, attended the supposed budget hearing last Jan. 5 at the city council session hall to discuss the executive budget for calendar year 2016. Several other departments have their ...

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‘Does this spark joy?’

Netnet Camomot DAMNED if you do, damned if you don’t. So, a friend says, Have faith. But what if it’s faith and food for you. But then, he says, Food na pud? OK, so it’s faith then, no more food. Sigh. It’s the first week of the year. If what ...

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When truth and lie get mixed up

Fr. Roy Cimagala TRUTH and lie can sound and look alike. Both can make use of hard data and facts. The challenge now is how to distinguish between the two. It can happen that the lie can have greater appeal than the truth that often requires more effort, sacrifice, humility, ...

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Of trolls and Bob Ocio

Ben Contreras WAS there a truce between government forces and our brothers from various rebel groups? Was it observed? Was it violated? William Guialani is a better breed, or so it seems. Because it was Christmas, he made a self-imposed unilateral truce with Mayor Oscar Moreno but with a catch: ...

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Cagayan de Oro street names

A. Paulita Roa STREET names serve as cultural indicators of a town or city. They are important reminders of our cultural heritage as well as a way of identifying the character of the residents of the place and their patriotic sentiments, if any. During the Spanish colonial period in this ...

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On fatherhood

Churchill Aguilar POLITICS aside, let me share my kryptonite. My first born child is turning eight months on the 9th. For someone who became a dad at 35, fatherhood is a whole new world. For the first time in my life I began to hesitate. You see, I was always ...

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Border regulations

Gail Ilagan DAVAO City–Half-naked, the young man obligingly paused for my camera balancing a 50-kilo sack of copra on his head. He summoned a smile as I shot him. He was poised to get off the spanking new P5.8-m suspension footbridge that connected the center of Barangay Maglahus to the ...

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