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What’s the money for?

Ben Contreras COUNCILOR Roger Abaday begged off at the last minute for a more important appointment. Thus, there was nobody from the side of Mayor Oscar Moreno to comment on what Councilor Prexy Elipe raised during a recent program of Ronnie Waniwan at Mellow Touch. It was meant to be …

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A father’s love

Churchill Aguillar THE greatest crime a person can commit is to be ungrateful of the sacrifices of his or her parents. I am sure we all have our stories to tell of how we reached where we are. Almost always it would be colored with family dramas. Mine was no …

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Make up for the party system’s failure

Manny Valdehuesa A POLITICAL party is democracy’s institutional mechanism for ensuring order in politics, particularly in the competition for elective posts. It is through a party that an aspiring leader vies consideration during an election—usually during a nominating convention, a caucus, or by vote of party members; that’s how he …

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Lechon brouhaha

Letter to the Editor AS an ordinary citizen of this city, I am appalled at how the owners of a radio station treated their employees who merely partook of the lechon that was sent by the son of the city mayor in gratitude for the radio station’s and its employees’ …

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A continuing proxy war in Mindanao

H. Marcos Modeno MALAYBALAY City––It was during Martial Law that the military started using subalterns in the campaign against the communist-led New People’s Army (NPA). In areas that were heavily influenced or infiltrated by rebel forces the military would train and arm these groups, and set them loose against the …

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Conflict: Outside looking in

Erick San Juan MAJORITY of Filipinos are concerned about the territorial dispute between the Philippines and China, according to United States-based Pew Research Center. In the regional poll, nine out of 10 respondents from the Philippines expressed the most concern about territorial conflicts in the region. Some 56 percent were …

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Most exciting phenomenon

Butch Bagabuyo “People’s body language often reveals that what they way is very different from what they think or feel.” – Allan and Barbara Pease, “The difinitive Book of Body Language” CAUGHT by a pleasant surprise in 2009 by a long lost childhood friend who asked if I can help him …

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The call for help

Churchill Aguilar “MAY every parish, every religious community, every monastery, every sanctuary of Europe host a family, starting from my diocese of Rome,” says Pope Francis at the end of his Angelus prayers in Rome a few days back. This call to all Catholics in Europe was in relation to …

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Uphold the law

Egay Uy THANKS to lawyer and Senior Supt. Faro Antonio Olaguera, Cocpo director, for the full support extended to the TF Hapsay Dalan and Roads and Traffic Administration. Incidents involving traffic aides of the RTA and members of the Cocpo are attended to with dispatch such that working relationships between …

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It’s complicated

Netnet Camomot A FRIEND was walking around the oval at the Pelaez Sports Center, complete with umbrella, and I thought, so uncool. Then last Wednesday morning, there I was, walking with an umbrella. I was afraid the slight drizzle would worsen to a downpour. My weather knowhow is limited to …

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