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  • Reigning over the Philippine Army: Will Yano succeed where others failed?

    By May 25, 2008

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    Wednesday, 29 August 2007) When Mindanao-born Lt. Gen. Alexander B. Yano took over the command of the country’s largest armed forces unit, the Philippine Army, he inherited a military force that has long been viewed as corrupt, inefficient and highly-politicized. Yano lost no time in laying the foundation of his tenure as commanding general of

  • Sarangani’s gov and vice gov: a common passion to serve

    By May 25, 2008

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    (Sunday, 04 November 2007) Theirs is a partnership driven not only by expediency but also bonded by familiar background and common passion to serve. While they don’t necessarily bring laughter and humor like Laurel and Hardy and breath the gung-ho spirit of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid or the swashbuckling crime busting duo act

  • 20 years after EDSA I: The communist movement in Mindanao

    By May 25, 2008

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    (Sunday, January 08, 2006) THE year 1986–it was the year of living dangerously in all fronts for the communist movement in Mindanao. Just a year before 20 years ago (1985), deposed strongman Ferdinand E. Marcos announced live before American television that he is calling for a snap election to prove that he is still very

  • Overstaying one’s welcome

    By May 25, 2008

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    Monday, October 01, 2007 LAST week’s incident that saw a Philippine Army brigade commander disarm an American military servicemen in civilian attire inside a posh restaurant in General Santos has stirred what otherwise was the latter’s largely ignored increasing presence here. It was the second incident involving American servicemen in the city to capture the

  • When beauty is not just skin deep

    By May 25, 2008

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    (Saturday, April 23, 2005) THEY say that as men (and women) grow older, they become more pious. Paayos ang mata, paayos ang ilong, paayos ng mukha, paayos nito, paayos nun… So goes a popular text joke among dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons. Indeed, for a price your pockets and purses–some say bank account–could afford, you could

  • New breed of ads guys: New arena, new ideas

    By May 25, 2008

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    (Wednesday, July 20, 2005) THEY are a motley bunch of young men in their mid-20s and yet they are now considered pioneers in the highly competitive advertising business in the city. But sorry folks, most of them preferred to be in the shadow of their more illustrious senior partner, Tommy Nograles, former man Friday of