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Sneak preview

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Gabii sa Kabilin 2017 brought me to a sneak preview of the forthcoming Sugbu Chinese Heritage Museum thanks to the invitation of Dr. Joy Gerra. The museum is still undergoing restoration, but we have a view of how it would look like after one year. One gets a glimpse of the arrival of the Chinese […]

Posted: May 27th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

United we stand against terrorism

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Recently, there are two horrifying man-made calamities that could shake the heads of every normal human being: the bombing of the concert of Ariana Grande in Manchester England and the terror attacks in Marawi City in Mindanao. The two incidents happened in almost the same day. They only differ in the time of execution of […]

Posted: May 27th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Martial law and terrorism

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There is hardly any doubt that the Maute terrorist group who continues to wreak havoc in Marawi City is a significant security threat to neighboring areas, but for President Rodrigo Duterte to place the entire country under martial law may be stretching it too far. Not unless there is a force majeure or a calamity […]

Posted: May 26th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Peace be with Marawi

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The Islamic City of Marawi will never be the same following the recent attack of terror groups and subsequent military air strikes there. Nevertheless, I hope that peace and security soon return to the place. Cool Marawi is not a picture of bustling prosperity that one invariably imagines upon hearing the word “city.” But it […]

Posted: May 26th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Lessons from the past

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Nagasaki — This has got to be the most logistically challenging trip that I have ever had since I started traveling at the tender age of one (but I am pretty sure that my mother will argue that packing a backpack for a toddler is akin to packing an entire house in a shoulder bag; […]

Posted: May 26th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Birds, bees and bonding

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Mommy?” “Yes, Jimmy?” Glenda said as she was removing her apron as she came out of the kitchen. “What does ‘virgin’ mean?” Silence. “Why do you want to know, Jimmy?” Glenda pulled herself together. “’Coz my classmates say it means you’ve never been kissed before!” * * * Most parents get tongue-tied when their children […]

Posted: May 26th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

MAO BA?

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RANDOM INSPECTIONS NETIZENS’ reactions were mixed over the random inspections conducted by police in Central Visayas in the wake of President Rodrigo Duterte’s martial law declaration in Mindanao on Tuesday due to the Marawi City siege of the Maute terror group. One netizen wrote all vehicles should be included, whether public or private transportation including […]

Posted: May 26th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Not grounded in practicality

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For all intents and purposes, Republic Act 10913 or the Anti-Distracted Driving Act had been crafted with good intentions, and it was only in the implementing rules and guidelines that the agencies set to enforce it have twisted and botched its vision and intent. From the start, that law was supposed to take aim at […]

Posted: May 25th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

Martial law break

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Cagayan de Oro City — It was sometime past 10 p.m. last Tuesday when news of President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law spread like wild fire on social media, and netizens in Mindanao were quite vocal for and against the declaration. I was about to sleep when I got wind of the Inquirer report […]

Posted: May 25th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »

MAO BA?

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MARTIAL LAW GETS SUPPORT Netizens supported President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of martial law in Mindanao and his plans to extend it to the Visayas and Luzon in light of fears that the terrorist Maute Group may flee to neighboring Visayas and Luzon. One netizen named Einre Saniramsad suggested that martial law should cover the entire […]

Posted: May 25th, 2017 in Opinion | Read More »