By Patricio Diaz GENERAL Santos City––As defined in Part I, “transition” specifically refers to the period of establishing the government institutions, mechanism and modalities for the entrenchment of the Bangsamoro as provided in the FAB. The [...]
By Peter Clarete HOW can a city councilor or any public official take his or her oath, sit in office, and pretend to have won the elections although the votes cast in their favor were really votes bought by them? And how can such public officials think [...]
By Ped Quiamjot THIS is an open season for the whole month of May in the Philippines to celebrate festivals of folkloric tales of the tribes, good crop harvests or parables of Saints in the Catholic Church exhorting revelries of dances, food preparations [...]
By Bencyrus Ellorin CAGAYAN de Oro Mayor-elect Oscar Moreno’s first words after he was proclaimed winner last May 14 was to start the healing process.
By Egay Uy I WENT to city hall hours before the proclamation and while the canvassing of votes was suspended by the BOC. I was caught in the crowd of Team Oca supporters who waited at the front parking lot. There, Pastor Ching Roa emceed what appeared [...]
By Mariano Carrasco EVEN as we are hopeful that the newly elected leaders will do good to improve our society and our lives, at the end of the day, we all have to paddle our own canoes to survive. Summer vacation will soon end, and all of us will have [...]
By Ben Contreras PRIOR to the proclamation of the winners, losing candidates of Team Oca have graciously conceded defeat, and for good reasons, too. They are not politicians but simply decent people who want to serve.
By Cesar Gorillo THE latest issue of Time magazine made the Filipinos look so stupid for electing Nancy Binay as one of the senators of the Republic sans all the necessary qualifications normally seen in a senator-elect.
By Egay Uy THANK you, Gold Star Daily for allowing me to write again after a long layoff because of the May 13, 2013 mid-term elections. As readers may already know, I ran for councilor in the 1st District of Cagayan de Oro which is why my column had [...]
By Peter Clarete MANY in Cagayan de Oro still voted for the money, for one fish for the day, not for a lifetime of fishing. True, they may have cried for change but they also sold their souls for a day’s viand because their cry for change was only for [...]
By Manny Valdehuesa DID we just have successful elections? No. A mixed success at best; remains to be seen to what extent it could be called a success.
By Netnet Camomot NOW that we have a new mayor, Cagayanons have morphed into advisers, suggesting what should be done for the good of the city, they even have names of people who should be appointed for important seats at city hall.
By Churchill Aguilar WHILE the Cagayanons are in euphoria with the outcome of the local election, I could not help but wonder how the newly elected mayor is taking his victory. His positioning in the campaign was quite revolutionary bringing the promise [...]
By Fr. Roy Cimagala IT’S either a bright sunny day or the blues. That’s what happens after the elections. Not everyone can be winners. There will always be losers. But whether one is in or out, what we should try to avoid is to become spoiled winners [...]
By Erick San Juan IN the midst of the mid-term election fever and the tensions that went with it after the voting hours and during the canvassing of votes, our country was once again put in a very critical position with our neighboring countries.