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Unbelief

Butch Bagabuyo “During the Franco-German War of 1870-71, two unexploded shells were found near a home. The homeowner cleaned them up and put them on display near the fireplace. A few weeks later he showed these interesting objects to a visitor. His friend, an expert in munition, suddenly had a horrible …

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MSG

Netnet Camomot THERE was that day years ago when we had dinner at a resto. It had this aquarium-like kitchen that any curious diner could stare at, in case he’s interested in learning how his meal is cooked. But what we saw was this gigantic plastic container filled with monosodium …

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Padayon Pilipino surprise

Ben Contreras “I DIDN’T see it coming.” This was the statement made by Mayor Oscar Moreno when Rep. Rufus Rodriguez announced his candidacy for mayor. Well, when the ruling of the ombudsman spread like wildfire, Moreno must have said the same thing. It did spread with a heavy price. I …

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Blackmail

Ben Contreras MY September 2015 Cepalco billing was P4,167.56. I thought that with people in the family down to four from six and less power usage in my wife’s sari-sari store due to its impending folding up, my bill for October would go down to P3 thousand. Alas, the opposite …

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China syndrome and the next war

Erick San Juan PRESIDENT Barack Obama’s Washington summit and White House state dinner with Chinese President Xi Jinping marked one of the administration’s last big attempts to place US-China relations on a good track. With China’s secretive and troubled massive economy affecting others in ways we’re still learning, growing American …

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No to bullies in the city council

Churchill Aguilar I DO not mind who wins as mayor and vice mayor but I insist to influence everyone not to vote for the councilors who caused the gridlock in the city hall, i.e., the incumbent “violet” city councilors. Whether they acted under duress from the pressures of their head …

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Reserve power, reversed decision

Egay Uy THE recurring blackouts not only in Cagayan de Oro but in the entire island of Mindanao as well makes us wonder what has happened to the money power consumers have been paying the power generating companies through the distribution utilities as charges for ancillary services. Ancillary services may …

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Timing is what we all need

Butch Bagabuyo “Timing is the trigger that unleashes the power to conquer.” – Donald G. Krause, The Art of War for executives THE “Aldub nation’s” popular choice in Tagalog, “sa tamang panahon,” is now a vogue. The phrase serves as the catch-all answer to any difficult situation. But I would humbly …

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No trespassing

Netnet Camomot SA kabukiran, there are lots and lots of unidentified crawling objects. A friend and his family leave their shoes at the garage where they have a cabinet especially made for shoe storage, and whenever they put on those shoes, their toes could sometimes feel a crawler in there. …

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Immorality in government

Ben Contreras A PHOTO was sent to my place showing three cars parked at a construction site of a big house in a posh subdivision owned by Robinsons–a Prado, a Ford Expedition or something, and a pick-up truck of a known businessman. If we are to advocate for clean and …

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