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Hunger and thirst for God

Fr. Roy Cimagala . WE need to see to it that we develop a real hunger and thirst for God to such an extent that we would really feel the corresponding urges. Our yearning for God should not just be a spiritual or intellectual affair. It has to be felt, ...

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Joel: A tribute for a dear friend, brother and comrade

I HAVE known Joel Virador since the early 1980s. He was then working with the Citizens Council for Justice and Peace (CCJP). Our paths crossed early on as we were together in so many political activities especially during the days of Welgang Bayan. We were together in so many medical ...

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Meaningful survey results

Uriel Quilinguing . WHILE it is commendable for Xavier University’s research arm, Kinaadman, to conduct surveys on voters’ preferences for local candidates and on compelling current issues and problems would-be elective officials must addressed, the instrument that was used in the second and final round of survey which focused on ...

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Alubijid and Huluga archaeological sites

Elson Elizaga . I ENVY the people of Alubijid. They have an archaeological site declared as an ancient settlement by archaeologist Leee Anthony Neri, and the mayor of Alubijid has expressed plans to have the lot purchased by the local government, so that it can be preserved and protected. The ...

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Bottom line: consumer protection

Egay Uy . THE Department of Trade and Industry released a new set of suggested retail prices (SRP) of basic necessities under the DTI monitoring function.  The new SRP dated May 4, 2019 supersedes the SRP as of Feb. 13, 2019. As we have reported in an earlier column (“So ...

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The winner takes all

Netnet Camomot . IF you’re reading this on Election Day, most probably you now have P500 or P1,500 or P3,000, and may the highest bidder win. Yay. And if the candidate who gave you P3,000 will win, aguy, good luck na lang, because surely he will make bawi his campaign ...

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Elections as showbiz

Karl Gaspar . WRITING from Kiev in the Ukraine, Simon Shuster (whose article for Time magazine appeared in the 8 April 2019 issue) wrote about the current Presidential elections in that country. Referring to the fact that the frontrunner among those running for the office is the country’s famous comedian ...

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Sinister moves to deflect on failure to improve lives

THE Duterte administration continue to fail on its election promises to end “Endo,” provide substantial wage increase and halt the skyrocketing prices. Yet, it never have second thoughts on busting unions and blaming workers’ restlessness for factory closures. It astutely used Mindanao Martial Law to militarize workplaces, forced unionists to ...

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Let’s build a beautiful world

Fr. Roy Cimagala . THIS should be our burning desire. And we should put all our strength in this direction. To be sure, it is for the good of all. Yes, we can and should build a beautiful world. But we have to start with our own selves, and then ...

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Springtime in the Big Apple

Karl Gaspar . BROOKLYN, New York  – Springtime seems to be the apt season to refer to New York City as the Big Apple for at this time, the city appears to be quite luscious. Late April and early May this year, I find myself in this city that never ...

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