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When folly is celebrated

Churchill Aguilar I AM an alumnus of Xavier University College of Law. Although my law school was abruptly stopped following my transfer to Cebu, nevertheless I feel like I have somehow been part of the institution even if my stay only lasted for a year. In fact, a lot of ...

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Innocence tested, kept, enriched

Fr. Roy Cimagala THAT’S what I think is the significance of the celebration of the solemnity of the Dec. 8 Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is to remind us that God had intended us to be innocent, like him and like our first parents at the beginning, ...

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Hoplessly hoping

Patricio Diaz GENERAL Santos City–Moro Islamic Liberation Front chief negotiator Mohagher Iqbal is right, “If you look at the process, it looks like they (the Congress) can no longer deliver… I’m no longer optimistic.” He said this during the media roundtable discussion at the University of the Philippines (Visayas) in ...

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Humility and integrity

Butch Bagabuyo “I believe the first test of a truly great man is his humility.” – John Ruskin AS his adoring and lovely wife, family and legions of followers, relatives and friends celebrate his 82nd birthday today, what comes to mind is an interesting story credited to C. Reuben Anderson, which goes: ...

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Alam na!

Netnet Camomot THERE’S this guy who loves to say, Alam na! Always suspecting the other of doing bad things. Or at least things that are not favorable to him. He doesn’t say it to your face but through texts. Doesn’t even dare say it through phone calls. There must be ...

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Being Visayan

A. Paulita Roa MANY people believe that the Bukidnons specifically the Higaunons, once lived along the central coast of northern Mindanao. However, research shows that long before the coming of Islam and the Spaniards in 1521, all of northern Mindanao is considered by Philippine prehistorians as part of the Visayan ...

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Privatize the power industry

Churchill Aguilar THE four-hour rotating blackouts have somehow painted an alarming power crisis that makes other power source providers such as Aboitiz more like heroes. But if we look closely at the issue, what they give are bands on a gunshot wound. Not only that, they are harvesting power from ...

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Morales demeans her office

Batas Mauricio SEN. Grace Poe has a point, whether or not she will continue being a presidential candidate in the 2016 elections: Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales showed favoritism once again in her decision excluding Transportation Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya from the graft charges stemming from the million-peso maintenance contract for ...

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Innocence tested, kept, enriched

Fr. Roy  Cimagala THAT’S what I think is the significance of the celebration of the solemnity of the Dec. 8 Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It is to remind us that God had intended us to be innocent, like him and like our first parents at the beginning, ...

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