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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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Rohingyan and Asean’s contradiction (2)

Conclusion WE are quite consistent with our view the reason behind the crisis in the Muslim world as essentially due to dislocation of the ummah in the world of nation-states. She does not know where to position herself given that nation-state has been an imposition from outside, although it was …

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Wa chance

THE staff of a caterer was arranging chairs and tables at a friend’s house, the one with a view, far away from it all, and with only 29 other houses in this new village. He’s the type of staff who had probably been to too many houses since his boss …

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Sound of silence

“And, silence, like a poultice, comes to heal the blows of sound.”- Oliver Wendell Holmes IN the beginning of PNoy’s “Tuwid na daan” mantra, he appointed activists if not, leftists to man his legislative, human rights and justice agenda. But it did not take long for Imperial Manila and the …

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Convictions vs partisanship

THE ball is now at the other side of the court. Partisanship is unveiling the real color of people, and principles can be for convenience only. But in politics, this is very normal. It is an accepted norm especially in the Philippine setting. For this reason, we find people criticizing …

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Test case on Grace Poe’s citizenship

DESPITE the conciliatory tone from Makati City Rep. Abigail Binay Campos and the offer of apology from Malabon Rep. Toby Tiangco, and despite the defense coming from Secretary Mar Roxas, there is a need to determine if Sen. Grace Poe is a natural born citizen or not, by the filing …

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Rohingyan and Asean’s contradiction

Julkipli Wadi   First of two parts TODAY, the condition of the ummah (Muslim community) has become even more dismal. Despite opportunity, for instance, to perform acts not only reflective of International Law but sheer expression of humanism more importantly, yet, she sheepishly refuses to take the cudgel – even …

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