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Throwing snowballs

MR. Frozen resigned, and he can now throw snowballs at the administration he has left behind. Snowballs with loving hearts inside so they can be thrown with tender loving care. Sweet, eh? Senate President Franklin Drilon must have said it all in his comment on what could be the most ...

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Bring back the nightmare?

THE coastal road project hit a snag because informal settlers haven’t moved out due to failure of the city government to relocate them. But according to city social welfare chief Teddy Sabugaa, the city government is really doing something to relocate these people. In fact, 10 hectares have already been ...

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Shibboleth

“Hope springs eternal in human breasts.”––Pope, Essay on Man IN my teens, the catchword was known as shibboleth. But now, in the twilight of my borrowed life, social media prefers to call a slogan as a niche. Be that as it may, our Cagayan de Oro has withstood the test ...

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Reform with consent

MELBOURNE––A couple of days ago, the President of Ateneo de Davao University, Fr. Joel Tabora, SJ, wrote an impassioned and scathing piece, “Gang Rape of the Constitution,” railing against the aborted plan of Speaker Sonny Belmonte to amend “economic” provisions in the Constitution. Most constitutional scholars will agree that a ...

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Milking cow

FOR someone who has worked for more than 20 years at National Steel Corp. (NSC), this story is one of a few if not, many about government-owned and -controlled corporations (GOCCs) manipulated by our leaders in their sale and transfer of ownership. The moneyed ones are making more money and ...

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PH-Japan VFA

AFTER the recently concluded state visit to Japan by President Benigno Aquino III, reports of a possible VFA (Visiting Forces Agreement) with Japan is brewing on the basis of stronger security relationship of the two countries. As reported at the manilastandardtoday.com: There was no mention of the VFA in the ...

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That middle name controversy

THIS is an actual case of a married man who sired a daughter with a woman not his wife. That’s the other woman. When he became a widower (after his wife died, of course), he adopted his illegitimate daughter. After the adoption was approved by the court, he wanted his ...

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Learning the art of interior struggle

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 essential and indispensable in ...

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Favorite contractor?

IN view of numerous queries I have been receiving on the plunder and graft cases that were filed with the Ombudsman by Reynaldo Joson, the chief of the Sanitary and Hygiene Unit of the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), against his fellow top officials and ambassadors of the department over ...

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As cold as cool

WHEN someone resigns from his job, and all you hear are yehey, hep hep hooray and cheers, does that mean people like him? Mr. Frozen has finally resigned from the Cabinet. No, Malacanang didn’t have a spring cleaning for that Cabinet, although for a while there, it felt like there ...

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