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EX-BARANGAY chairman William Guialani of Taglimao wrote a letter to the vice mayor to seek an investigation into the quarrying beneath the Maharlika Bridge. He furnished a copy to Councilor Zaldy Ocon, EMB assistant chief for environment Alex Jimenez and this column. Why not the Clenro? Guialani’s concerns should first ...

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What is Zaldy doing?

WHAT is Zaldy Ocon doing at the city council? He appears to be only after his own popularity and aggrandizement that he now looks like one of the clowns in that supposed august body. He is supposed to be the guardian of the environment as the chairman of the environment ...

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Do the right thing the right way

I JOIN the millions of Filipinos who oppose the BBL because it betrays the public trust, violates the Constitution, undermines national sovereignty and places public safety and internal security at grave risk. BBL is foreseen to spark more armed conflict in Muslim Mindanao based on the threats of war that ...

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Corpus Christi

LAST Sunday was the solemn feast day of Corpus Christi. Corpus Christi are the Latin words for the Body and Blood of Christ. The feast is otherwise known as the feast of the Holy Eucharist or the Mass. Many Catholic schools ran by Catholic priests or lay Catholics are named ...

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DFA officials in billion-peso plunder raps

IN response to a column about a test case being filed against Sen. Grace Poe right now to determine whether she is a natural born Filipino and can, therefore, be elected as senator of the country, some individuals sent me messages saying they could agree to become petitioners against the ...

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Quo vadis, OSM?

“Public opinion though often formed upon a wrong basis, yet generally has a strong underlying sense of justice.”––Lincoln THE other day, this paper carried the story that Mayor Oscar Moreno is seeking reelection on May 9, 2016. Right there and then, I felt that the City Mayor of my one ...

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Here, there, and everywhere

DESPITE the chaotic ambience of Cagayan de Oro, many Cagayanons are still happy for the incumbent mayor who has declared he’s running again for the same seat next year. If you’re not one of these happy people, then you may never be happy, for his fans do believe that he’s ...

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Political talk

LATE last year, when I heard that former vice mayor Antonio Soriano would run under Mayor Oscar Moreno, I asked his nephew Ralph Abragan about it. “Impossible,” was his terse answer. Gold Star Daily’s Monday issue came as a surprise. Soriano’s name was mentioned as one among being considered by ...

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In the name of PEACE

By FERDINAND MARCOS JR., Senator (The following is a privilege speech on the proposed Bangsamoro Basic Law [Senate Bill No. 2408] by Sen. Ferdinand Marcos Jr. before the Senate on June 3, 2015.) MR. President, distinguished colleagues, good afternoon. I rise today to speak on a matter of profound importance ...

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Surviving and anniversary

But I would like to make this appeal to whoever they are: we recognize your right to commerce. We recognize your right to enjoy life. But it should not be at the expense of other people’s safety and comfort, especially during the night when they need a good rest for ...

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