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As long as we struggle…

Fr. Roy Cimagala YES, as long as we struggle interiorly, there is spiritual life, the very wellspring that produces the living water for our river of life. As long as we struggle interiorly, we can be assured of our fidelity to whatever commitment we have entered into. Interior struggle is ...

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Profits at the expense of health

EXCEPT for a few inconveniences caused by recent repairs of the roads in Bukidnon, our trip to Davao was relatively smooth. This time, the invitation for Ralph Abragan and me came from former DENR regional director Raoul Geollegue, EWWP senior technical team consultant. Early in the afternoon of July 9, Dr. ...

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Village-level governance

IT seems that old habits really die hard, because up to now, even Cabinet members are referring to Barangay Chairmen as “Barangay Captains”. It may just be a slip of the tongue or a Freudian slip on their part, but it just goes to show how much they do not ...

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Violence against an ex-girlfriend

KARLO and Stella were in a romantic relationship for about six months. Eventually, they separated. On one occasion a month after their separation, they figured in a quarrel over the new boyfriend of Stella, and Stella ended up slapped and her arm was also injured by Karlo. She filed a ...

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Independence

SOME 300 or so lawyers from Cagayan de Oro and nearby localities underwent a four-day mandatory continuing legal education or MCLE for the fifth compliance period. When an instant “inventory” was made by one of the lecturers, a lawyer raised his hand when the question, “Who among you passed the ...

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Common sense is not enough

WHILE we always have to use it, we have to understand that we just cannot be completely guided by common sense, or what some people refer to as “what comes naturally.” Our common sense would not be enough to cope with all the situations and issues we can encounter in ...

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Who will bring success and prosperity in 2016?

HOW will we ever elect people who will really bring our country to genuine success and prosperity in 2016? It would seem to me that the only way is to train our people to choose only the candidates who have fear and love of God, and in whom the Spirit ...

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Bully

I READ this statement attributed to the late Chinese leader Deng Siao Ping: “If one day China should change her color and turn into a superpower, if she too should play the tyrant in the world, and everywhere subject others to her bullying, aggression and exploitation, the people of the ...

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Act now

“The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and alter their constitutions of government.” – Washington, Farewell Address, 1796 NO amount of legislations coupled with media hype can change the flawed fundamental law of the land. And, yes, the time has come for the ...

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Greed causes downfall

THE acquisition of public lands by people who used to work for the government, officials and by people who have connections with government agencies is nothing new and may still be happening until today. Most are hidden secrets until they fall from power or become subjects of intensive investigation by ...

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