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Appeal

Netnet Camomot HOW many words can you form out of the word “appeal”? There’s the word “plea” which has the same meaning as, uh, appeal? And there’s the word “pale” which your face can turn into if the plea is not granted. Look further and there’s the word “ale” which ...

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Politics and the Year of Mercy

Fr. Roy Cimagala POLITICS and mercy can and should be together. Contrary to what many people may think, politics is in great need of mercy, otherwise it has no other alternative but to go to the dogs. It should never be thought of as an anything-goes affair, an open field ...

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Flirting with anarchy

Bencyrus Ellorin THE injustice that has befallen Mayor Oscar Moreno has had his political opponents exposing themselves. Truly, the plot thickens. First to jump on the gun on the mayor was his erstwhile ally, 2nd District Rep. Rufus Rodriguez who thought the order of dismissal and perpetual disqualification from public ...

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Panic mode

Ruffy Magbanua IF we are to read the weather forecast,  this year’s  El Nino phenomenon will be  much disastrous  than the one we experienced  in 1998.  And the initial blow can be felt as early as now. Not only the agri sector will be  affected, the island’s major source of power ...

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A magnificent, beautiful prayer

Fr. Roy Cimagala POPE Francis quoted what he called a magnificent prayer in a recent address he made to the Vatican curia. I describe that prayer, beautiful, that captures our human condition before the tremendous mystery of God’s providence. It illustrates how God can write straight with crooked lines, making ...

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Overspinning can backfire

Patricio Diaz GENERAL Santos City–Sen. Grace Poe got a reprieve for her beleaguered presidential candidacy last Dec. 28 when the Supreme Court restrained temporarily the Commission on Elections from enforcing its two decisions cancelling her certificate of candidacy. It’s just a reprieve until the Supreme Court’s final orders based on ...

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Epidemic?

Batas Mauricio IF it is true that the comment filed by Commissioner Rowena Guanzon of the Commission on Elections on the Supreme Court petitions contesting the poll body’s disqualification of Sen. Grace Poe as a candidate in the 2016 presidential elections was not approved by the Commission as a whole, she ...

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SAF 44 is PNoy’s waterloo

Butch Bagabuyo “Failures are fault-finders’ bitter pills.” AS we all know by now, after the trapos fueled by the filthy rich made noise (for show only) of the recorded “Hello Garci” call of the then President and now detained Congresswoman Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo to a now comfortably enjoying Comelec retiree fondly called ...

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Candid candidate

Netnet Camomot BEAUTY pageant candidates and beauty queens are known for their world peace mantra. Now that the Philippines has the Miss Universe crown again, after 42 years of hits and misses, it’s about time for Pinoys to adopt that mantra, too. With the new year comes this renewal of ...

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Dredge the river now

Ben Contreras THE construction boom in the city seems unstoppable. Thus, if the demand for sand and gravel is voluminous, isn’t it high time to dredge our river for this purpose instead of destroying our mountains? The mountains serve as buffer and breaker of strong winds or typhoons. By dredging ...

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