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    From Criminal to Disciple

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos July 27, 2014 From Criminal to Disciple He was an obedient and silent boy, the type “who wouldn’t hurt a fly,” until an episode in his second grade at the La Paz Elementary School changed his world – he hacked with a bolo the arm of a classmate who bullied him by cleaning a chalk-encrusted eraser on his breast, dirtying a white shirt his mother painstakingly washed and ironed for him one Monday morning. His […]

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    Beyond Money

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos July 20, 2014 Beyond Money The July 1 celebration of the 48th Charter Day of Tagbilaran held at the Bohol Cultural Center was a significant milestone shared by the prominent citizens all over the metropolis, as it heralded the ability of the Boholanos to rise up from the ruins, both literal and figurative, of the October 15 quake that reminded all that nobody succeeds fighting against nature. The Boholano resiliency had been put to a […]

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    Preparing for TBTK 2015

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos July 13, 2014 Preparing for TBTK 2015 Planing in from Chicago, Illinois on July 4, 2014, (which used to be the Philippine Independence Day, now Fil-American Friendship Day) Dr. Neil Banghal Bonje (NBB) was with Governor Edgar M. Chatto and Mayor Baba L. Yap at the People’s Mansion on July 5 to launch “TBTK 2015.” In attendance were representatives from the public and private sectors. I represented the Bohol Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Inc. […]

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    The CEO of Du Ek Sam, Inc.

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos July 6, 2014 The CEO of Du Ek Sam, Inc. The number of business establishments honed by Boholanos, and are presently distinctively soaring high in the national scene, can be counted by the fingers of one hand. One of these very few is Du Ek Sam, Inc. Starting off as an insignificant entrepreneurial attempt in Jagna, it has now 175 branches in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao propelled by thousands of freelance salesmen from all walks […]

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    The First Hurdle

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos July 28, 2013 The First Hurdle Victory is sweet. Just like the winning in the last election…exhilarating and euphoric. The victorious rejoiced; the not so lucky made themselves ubiquitous by their absence. Euphoria readily obliterates, like the awesome fireworks swallowed by darkness. And reality takes center stage. The reality that Mayor Baba Yap now experiences is gnawing and numbing, excruciatingly devastating – even on the first three weeks of his ascendance at the helm of […]

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    Taking the Bull by its Horns

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos July 21, 2013 Taking the Bull by its Horns Leadership styles are varied, and a good leader adjusts within the perspective of the people he leads. There are those who are feared and are successful in making his subordinates toe the line, even if the latter are pressed to obedience. Other leaders are loved and respected, and their constituents perform full-heartedly without fear of repercussions. Don’t get me wrong, but both ways have their own […]

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    The New HRD Boss

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos July 14, 2013 The New HRD Boss The campaign period in the election last May was like any other before it – intriguing, aggressive, colorful, exhausting, frenzied, crucial, expensive, and exasperating. I had the privilege of interviewing many of the local candidates in my radio program “Nangutana Lang,” DYRD-ZD, 6:30-7:00 PM, daily except Sunday. They came, they answered, they showed their communication prowess, they impressed, they hoped to win. Through these live-interviews, I exchanged thoughts […]

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    Handling the Gavel for the Second Time

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos July 7, 2013 Handling the Gavel for the Second Time From NFA, to business, to politics. This is the route he has taken and, so far, he has been doing great. It started with a beat in the Sangguniang Panlungsod, to become the Number One Councilor three years after, and then Vice Mayor. He missed the plum prize in a mayoralty race; but now he is back as Vice Mayor. Legislating the second time around, […]

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    An Icon in War and Peace

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos July 29, 2012 An Icon in War and Peace Seldom is the military front bestowed with a well-trained soldier who is a great asset both in war and in peace, in the battlefield and in the community. The idea of a fierce gun-trotting soldier rattling the wits off on ordinary citizen, has been replaced by the wholesome physiognomy of the man-in-uniform, incensed by an eagerness to listen and comfort than to rage and destroy. Lt. […]

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    40 Years of Public Service

    One-On-One With Loy M. Palapos July 22, 2012 40 Years of Public Service He spent four decades of his life in honest-to-goodness government service, aside from an earlier 5 years as a private Lawyer to poor Boholanos. From Comelec, to Napolcom, to being a Municipal Circuit Judge, Atty. Felicisimo Sulla Maisog, Jr. (FSM) never diverted himself from the righteous path. Now, in retirement, he can look back to his more than 40 years of relentless service with a smile. For, […]

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