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Hazy mist

Netnet Camomot NEVER use “Vogue” if it’s not “kering-keri” by the people making rampa or dancing to it. Madonna was in her early 30s when “Vogue” was released in 1990, and only she can make rampa or dance to that song no matter how old she is. For the rest …

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Passion for holiness and apostolate

Fr. Roy Cimagala “I HAVE come to set the earth on fire, and how I wish it were already blazing!” (Lk 12,49) With these words, Christ expresses the consuming passion and zeal he has to carry out his mission on earth. It’s the same passion and zeal that we should …

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Changing political landscape

Fr. Leo Pabayo THE one who said “Tulo ra na ka pistahan” during the inauguration of Mayor Oscar Moreno three years ago was expressing a desire that the former mayor would stage a comeback and unseat the present local chief executive. He might have also desired that the next fiesta would …

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Cheating could spark violence

Batas Mauricio SO, finally, a survey firm is debunking claims that President Aquino and his government continue to enjoy the trust and confidence of Filipinos. The stinging rebuke came from EON, a public relations firm, which came out with its 2015 survey results called Philippine Trust Index the other day. …

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Don’t count Candy out

Ben Contreras CANDY Darimbang may not be a seasoned politician like those ahead of her but she’s been willing to learn what is expected of her at the city council. She may not be articulate or a prolific speaker but as long as there is sincerity in her words, it …

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Everything is relatable to God

Fr. Roy Cimagala THIS we should remember always. Everything in our life, in the different aspects and dimensions of our life, and in the different possibilities and scenarios our life can take, irrespective of whether they are good or bad humanly or naturally speaking, or even spiritually and supernaturally speaking, …

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Necessity spurs ingenuity

Butch Bagabuyo “Necessity is often the spur to genius.”––Balzac FOOD is a necessity of life if not, life itself. And because God loves the poor, He has provided our paradise-like islands of Mindanao with all the necessities in life. But our government does not really care for the welfare of the …

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Keber

Netnet Camomot ON the fifth day of my latest diet-and-exercise program, my weight remained maintain na maintain. So, I asked my sis why. And she replied: You’re building a muscle. Unsa ba kadako na nga muscle nga kinahanglan man gyud i-build? Like a house? A tower? Skyscraper? Darn. And, please …

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Evidence first, then talk

Ben Contreras LUMAD or not, let us talk as one… as Kagay-anon. Davao Mayor Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte is one leader that successfully made Davaoeños follow and obey laws. It may be out of fear, cooperation, voluntarily or simply coming from the heart, but Davao has put its place in the …

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Garbage in, garbage out

Churchill Aguilar AS long as politicians will have to spend during elections more than what they can cumulatively earn in one full term in office, there will always be a problem. And as long as the qualification requirement for a public office remains to be just “able to read and …

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