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FASTLANES: Press Freedom and Body Parts. By BenCyrus G. Ellorin

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews/11 Mar) – The attempted assassination of journalist Nilo Labares is filled with mixed developments which can either result in a good or bad outcome.

It’s not a very good news but heartening that Nilo only lost a kidney and not dear life. I have never imagined journalism is bad for the kidneys. I thought it is only eating salty foods and lots of beer.

FASTLANES: Floods, mostly man-made. By BenCyrus G. Ellorin

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY )(MindaNews/19 Jan) -- One of the thorniest issues debated during the Fourth Assembly of the Intergovernment Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in Paris in February of 2007 was whether climate change is natural occurrence or a result of human activity.

FASTLANES: Hanjin’s brat and our gullibility

CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews/08 May) -- When news broke out that the Korean company Hanjin Heavy Industries Corporation was withdrawing its U$2-billion shipyard project from the Phividec Industrial Estate in Tagoloan and Villanueva towns, everyone quivered. U$2-billion is U$2-billion and it needs no more explaining that it would create jobs for impoverished residents of this beloved beleaguered side of Pinas.

FASTLANES: Globalization of Insecurity

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / February 16) -- Peace and Human Security was one of the issues tackled in the Solidarity for Asian People's Advocacy General Forum in Bangkok last week. Issues with global dimensions but no doubt felt very closely and scarily here at home.

FASTLANES: Reflections from the World Social Forum

NAIROBI, Kenya (MindaNws/30 Jan) -- By the time my editors see this column in their emails, I’m probably already more than 30,000 feet above the Indian Ocean in a journey that would bring me back to my continent, Asia.