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Kidnap attempt

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The persons arrested for allegedly trying to kidnap four schoolchildren in Minglanilla town last March 16 will have time to answer the charges to be filed against them, but the incident awoke bad memories of the kidnap-murder of Ellah Joy Pique in 2011. To recall, six-year-old Ellah Joy was invited by a woman to ride […]

Posted: March 23rd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Spoiled brats

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By now, a lot of people have probably grown tired of the week-old road rage case involving one David Lim Jr., who posted bail and had left the dank confines of the Cebu City jail yesterday afternoon. The Lim case drew notoriety and attracted national attention not only because of what the young man did […]

Posted: March 23rd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

MAO BA?

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STANDARDS FOR OFFICIALS Upon learning that President Rodrigo Duterte will appoint barangay officials and postpone the barangay elections anew, a broadcaster said whoever will be appointed should be people with integrity and no links to illegal drugs. “Di ta mopasar ning standard kay daghan man tang babaye (We won’t qualify because we have lots of […]

Posted: March 23rd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Protection from skimmers

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While the three Romanians accused of skimming the ATM accounts of depositors and government employees at the Land Bank of the Philippines (Landbank) Metro Cebu branches languish in jail, it’s time for the local banking community to take stock of what occurred and set up more stringent measures to protect their clients. In this instance, […]

Posted: March 22nd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Social media as deadly mob

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Trending on Facebook and probably other social media sites is the controversy currently hounding David Lim Jr. and the visually recorded altercation and allegedly involving victim nurse Ephraim Nuñal. If there is one thing I can conclude from all the posts for or against Lim, it is this: social media can be as fatal as […]

Posted: March 22nd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

LGBT people are human beings too

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LGBT people are no different from heterosexual people. They are also human beings, they are citizens of our country, they have rights. But how come they experience inequality? How come they face more adverse, critical public attitude and legal challenges compared to the heterosexual citizens? Is it because they don’t meet the social norms that […]

Posted: March 22nd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Stories of hope

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Vice President Leni Robredo joined the KALIPI anniversary celebration, and the women joined in gathering stories of hope. She said it was the young people who were tired of the negativity pulling us down. She provided samples of stories of hope. She suggested that there can be exhibits to showcase these stories. Then a compilation […]

Posted: March 22nd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

MAO BA?

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BEST BUSINESS A businessman known to be an advocate of developing small to medium-scale enterprises was asked several times what the best business to engage in is. He said he’d always tell those who asked that he didn’t know because if he did, he would have started it himself. ROAD RAGE VS EDUCATION One of […]

Posted: March 22nd, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Special treatment

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When businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles was brought to then president Benigno Aquino III to signify her surrender, thousands of netizens questioned whose strings she pulled to secure an audience with the highest official of the country. Regardless, she was booked like a common criminal and jailed, managing to secure a favor or two to make […]

Posted: March 21st, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

DDystopia

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In deciding for oneself whether or not to approve of governments, one ought consider what aspirational goals define that government. One understands that Utopia is impossible, but one ought still consider what sort of Utopia governments’ policies and actions are leading to. In Trumptopia, they do not like immigrants. Every immigrant is subject to suspicion […]

Posted: March 21st, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »