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CAGAYAN DE ORO
CAGAYAN DE ORO
Isolde D. Amante
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Amante: Paying with attention
HAVE you tried downloading the data Facebook has on you? A number of American columnists did that in recent weeks and were surprised (some, appalled) by how detailed the information was. Facebook, they learned, kept track of every friend request ...
From 646 days ago
Amante: Celestial jukebox
IT had to start quietly. That was crucial. First, you called up a radio station and asked the DJ to play a song you needed for a school production or a mix-tape. You asked him (it was usually him) to ...
From 653 days ago
Amante: Building cathedrals
A SPEECH teacher liked to encourage her students to give their best by thinking of themselves not as bricklayers, but as builders of cathedrals. It was not an original story but something she had read before. Most of the time, ...
From 660 days ago
Amante: True story
A MAN drums his fingers on a cardboard box, held shut with twine, which takes up the seat beside him on a flight from Boston to Washington, D.C. “Must be precious cargo,” a flight attendant tells him. “It’s just government ...
From 667 days ago
Amante: Paying for stalled traffic
WHAT would P3.5 billion a day gain us? It would be enough to pay 6.8 million individuals earning Metro Manila’s minimum wage. Enough to cover Cebu Province’s budget for 2018 in less than two days. And enough amounts raised, in less ...
From 674 days ago
Amante: Bee in my bonnet
STARTING tomorrow, motorcycle drivers who hide their faces using masks or bonnets will be accosted by traffic enforcers if they drive through Mandaue City. Why anyone thinks a bonnet goes well with a motorcycle is mind-boggling. Wouldn’t the ribbon get ...
From 681 days ago
Editorial: Minding the gap
THERE’S a list where the Philippines always ranks among the world’s top 10 and, no, it’s not a corruption index, you pessimist. Last year was no different. The Global Gender Gap Report 2017, released last November by the World Economic Forum, ...
From 688 days ago
Amante: People Power and the public pulse
IT took nearly 30 years for the tide to change, but change it did. On Sept. 15, 1989, the Supreme Court (SC) denied a petition that would have allowed former President Ferdinand Marcos Sr. and his immediate family to return ...
From 695 days ago
Amante: Political dynasties
SEVEN out of 10 governors in the Philippines belonged to a political dynasty in 2007. Nine years or three elections later, the proportion went up to eight governors out of 10. The same rising trend held true for mayors and ...
From 702 days ago
THE reactions flew fast, but few involved bliss. Last week, many otherwise reasonable adults either squabbled online or reacted smugly to a report that described Filipinos as being among the most ignorant yet also the most confident among 38 nationalities. ...
From 709 days ago