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Sharing Ramadhan Moments

Sharing Ramadhan Moments

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Aug 08, 2013

Eid’l Fitr marks the end of Ramadhan, the Muslim’s fasting month. Following the lunar calendar, the sighting of the new moon signals the change of month in the Muslim’s Hijrah calendar. For those who feel that they have not fulfilled well this month the 4th pillar of Islam, we still have today and tomorrow to fast, give zakat ‘ul fitra (voluntary material or financial assistance), pray the Salatul Taraweeh (special nightly prayer reciting verses of the Qur’an) and the Salatul Layl or Tahajud Salah (midnight prayer). These are special prayers performed voluntarily in congregational and individual prayers.

[PRINTS & TRACES] A Legacy of TRAPO

[PRINTS & TRACES] A Legacy of TRAPO

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Aug 05, 2013

A blind musician, Willie, who was a student of the Davao School for the Blind, visited me the other day. He is a good musician, as he could play the guitar, keyboard and could sing. He played the guitar for the theme song of a film I wrote two years ago, which was beautifully sung by his classmate Gaga.

[Prints & Traces] On the RH Bill Roadblock

[Prints & Traces] On the RH Bill Roadblock

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Jul 26, 2013

A nation that has embraced or swallowed hook-line-and-sinker, the doctrines of Catholicism is bound to obey the persuasive majesty of the church in matters that touch on the question of morality. It does not admit wrong or loss or defeat.

Today’s View: A Birthday Holiday

Today’s View: A Birthday Holiday

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Jul 10, 2013

By DON J. PAGUSARA

Davao Today

My childhood years were filled with random dreams and not-so-intentional glories.  But they come as happenstances with childhood drives and urge to excel in everything — from shatung to basketball, to high jump, to gardening to handicrafts making.  And to give fleshly meaning to parents’ and mentors’ exhortation in the cliché Burn your midnight candle! 

Today’s View:  Who needs to be honest?

Today’s View: Who needs to be honest?

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Jul 03, 2013

By DON J. PAGUSARA

Davao Today

Who can be honest?  Rather, who need to be honest and be featured in the news?  It’s the poor!  Never the wealthy and powerful!  They have no need of the glory of publicity or a reward for honesty.  Their position in society is more than rewarding enough!

Today’s View: Liar Dream

Today’s View: Liar Dream

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Jun 30, 2013

By DON J. PAGUSARA

Davao Today

Liar, because the speaker is an incorrigible liar and the promises are lies.  Dream, because the people are made to hope and expect “a kingdom come” or “a state of better living” or “a more comfortable life,” or at least a more “humane earthly existence.”  Which never ever comes.  Not today, not tomorrow, not until the end of time!