Communication with God: Prayer

by Rev. Canon David B. Tabo-oy 35Very early the next morning, long before daylight, Jesus got up and left the house. He went out of town to a lonely place, where he prayed. v36But Simon and his companions went out searching for him, v37and when they found him, they said, “Everyone is looking for you.” (Read: Mark 1:29-39) Background. At […]

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Some tidbits on covid-19

By Atty. Antonio P. Pekas Anybody who had been with a covid-19 positive person at a distance of six feet or less for at least 15 minutes should be tested for covid-19. That’s how contagious the virus is. Now, what is going around the grapevine is that local government units are not mass testing because that is the way to […]

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DepEd should explain total failure of Mother Tongue policy

By Estanislao Albano, Jr. One of the favorite arguments of multilingual education advocates is the findings by international studies specially Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study (TIMSS) that countries whose medium of instruction is the language they use at home perform much better in Mathematics and Science in the assessment. So convinced was the Department of Education (DepEd) that […]

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The Demon in and with You

By Rev. Canon David B. Tabo-oy 25″Be quiet!” said Jesus sternly. “Come out of him!” 26The evil spirit shook the man violently and came out of him with a shriek. [Read: Mark 1:21-28] This is the fourth Sunday in Epiphany. I believe this piece saw print in this paper fifteen years ago. With slight edit I am sharing it again […]

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Complacence

By ACC Delen Complacence – defined by the Merriam Webster Dictionary as “calm or secure satisfaction with oneself or one’s lot; unconcern”. This week, I left the confines of my suburban neighbourhood out of necessity. I needed to go to the Philippine Consulate in Shanghai to collect important documents; but that’s another story. It was on my way there and […]

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Cordillera is No. 1

By Atty. Antonio P. Pekas That is how Cordillera is in terms of the number of people who turned out to be positive of the new strain (UK) of the covid-19 virus. To be more specific, however, it should be “Bontoc, Mountain Province is No. 1.” Not so different was the situation when we had “Cordillera is No. 1” as […]

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What now Cordillera?

By Joel B. Belinan The title “What now Cordillera?” came to mind as the news of the Lower House of Congress creating some noise on Charter Change, though it’s very remote that a Charter Change initiative now can get a counterpart measure in the Senate. Every time the issue on Charter Change and Federalism become the center of the discussions […]

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DepEd and Gunigundo should apologize

By Estanislao Albano, Jr. In his column ‘Pied-piping’ our learners to failure” in the January 12, 2020 issue of this paper, lawyer and former congressman Matanggol Gunigundo I, one of the principal authors of Republic Act No. 10533 known as the Enhanced Basic Education Curriculum of 2013, cited international studies which suggest our language of instruction policy is responsible for […]

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Pres. Biden’s first salvo

By Atty. Antonio P. Pekas President Biden is the second US Catholic president. Last January 6, the word on that Washington D.C. insurrection was that many Catholic Filipinos joined the riot. From where we are, it appears that so many Fil-Ams there love Trump. A TV commentator here said that such Filipinos might think that they have also become white. […]

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