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Second class

Ruffy Magbanua JOHOR Bahru, Malaysia – A tete-a-tete with the local press here over the weekend yielded some commonalities  with the way we treat ourselves as members of the fourth estate. It was not surprising  though of the  many things we share in common, yet what appears  disturbing and disgusting is …

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How to be nimble

Netnet Camomot THE laptop conks out and that gives you a convenient excuse to go to the mall, have dinner out, watch a movie. And that’s exactly what happened on Monday. The youngest bro and his family were watching “Deadpool” at SM, my sis and I were at Centrio for …

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Journalism and the debates

Butch Bagabuyo “We live under a government of men and morning newspapers.”- Wendell Phillips IN his time, Napoleon was quoted as having said, “I fear three newspapers more than a thousand bayonets.” Consequently, rulers made sure that the newspapers–meaning, tri-media–are on their side come what may. Precisely because the conjugal dictatorship …

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‘Epic Ted’

Ben Contreras “EPIC TED” is Ted Nugent who made waves in the ’70s. “The Tedinator, Deadly Teddy, The Whackmaster or simply The Nuge… guitarin’ n Detroit Gunslinger Ted Nugent goes by many names, but his riff-mad rock ‘n’ roll speak for itself.” Here, the Epic Ted is not about Ted …

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Boring

Ben Contreras I AM sharing with you this message (with slight editing for clarity): “I am appalled by what I saw at City Hall. Many employees were busy not with their work but on something other than their job descriptions. They’re not the usual people I used to see. Why …

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The joy of doing research

A. Paulita Roa I AM thankful to God that as a graduate student in archaeology at the University of the Philippines in Diliman, I have the great opportunity to read the books that helped broaden my knowledge on the histories of Cagayan de Oro, Misamis Oriental and the Philippines as …

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When we are made to suffer unjustly

Fr. Roy Cimagala IT may be worthwhile to go through some verses in the first letter of St. Peter that describe to us how the Christian attitude should be toward suffering, especially a suffering that would appear to us as unjust. This unjust suffering is becoming common as the world …

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Insatiable greed

Butch Bagabuyo “The same people who can deny others everything are famous for refusing themselves nothing.”–Leigh Hunt EVERYBODY knows that “an army can be stopped but not an idea that has come of age” (Victor Hugo). Because the teeming millions of Mindanaoans and the rest of the Filipino people know by …

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Go North

Netnet Camomot IT could have been the best Valentine’s Day ever–a Sunday, with Friday night and the whole day of Saturday spent indoors, in bed, with the one she loves. Instead, Friday evening was for Lourdes College High School’s “Hali Na Mo Night 2016.” And of course there was the …

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Water in intelligent settlements

Ike Señeres IN theory, an intelligent settlement could be located either in the urban areas or in the rural areas. It goes without saying however that a settlement could not be considered as intelligent not unless it has a sustainable supply of water. In order for the sources of water …

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