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Remembering Bishop Escaler

By Karl M. Gaspar CSsR DAVAO City–Before going to bed in the evening of Nov. 28, 2015, I stood at the veranda of the convent in the Nuing Mission Station somewhere in Jose Abad Santos, Davao Occidental watching the moonglow as it was reflected on leaves of trees inside the ...

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Village-level development

Ike Señeres SOMETHING happened on the way to the future. What used to be called a “barrio” is now called a barangay. What used to be called a “sitio” still exists in many places, but there is no longer any legal basis. Meanwhile, many “subdivisions” have evolved into “villages,” often ...

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Paris attack matrix

Erick San Juan STILL trending in the world wide web via the social networking sites are the Paris attacks and then the attack in Mali. Although some pundits believe that the two recent attacks are not related, just the same the world is now being terrorized and the latest attacks ...

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Where divine providence would take us

Fr. Roy Cimagala WE have to be ready for wherever divine providence would take us. We have to be open to it all the time. Even as we make our plans and pursue them truly as our own, we should not forget that nothing in our life is actually outside ...

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Exclusion is not the solution

By Reinna Bermudez COSTA Rica–In these violent games that the hawks play, it is always the dove that suffers. Less than a year after the gruesome Charlie Hebdo attack, Paris is once again in the worldwide press after a series of attacks in the city left at least 158 people ...

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An experiment on blind items

Herbie Gomez BLIND items are a vice serious radio commentators and columnists should quit. A blind item is nothing more than a gossip only resorted to because the radio commentator or columnist doesn’t have evidence to support his or her claim about a public figure or a prominent person. Since ...

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Tubil means refill

Netnet Camomot TOBIL, Rephil. You don’t have to ask what these two are selling. Gas stations are multiplying like bunnies. They’re everywhere. Wait, since we don’t see bunnies everywhere, let’s change that to… they’re multiplying like, hmmm, corrupt politicians? And there goes the tired Pinoy: Corrupt politician na pud? Wa ...

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Constitution and conscience

Butch Bagabuyo “A constitution should be short and obscure.” – Napoleon Bonaparte A CENTURY ago today, the late Vice President Emmanuel N. Pelaez, fondly praised as “the best president the Philippines never had,” saw the first light of day in our paradise-like islands of Mindanao-Sulu-Palawan-Tawi-Tawi. And 152 years earlier this day, ...

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Fair game

Ben Contreras “BAKIT niya ako binabanatan? Hindi na man ako politico.” This is, in effect, was what Arlene Moreno told my brother whom she met through a common friend in Manila. To begin with, Arlene has never been a good subject for discussion, much less, to be criticized. We, more ...

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Democracy in waiting

Ike Señeres “THE law may be harsh, but it is the law.” To that, I will say that it may be the law, but it is only good as words, not unless it is implemented. Perhaps due to the high intelligence of our lawmakers, we have so many laws that ...

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