Elbert Quitugua and his family kneel for prayers during a Mass of remembrance for his granddaughters Faloma and Maleina Luhk at the St. Jude Church in Koblerville last Saturday. The family will offer a Mass of special intention at the Sta. Soledad Church in Kagman today, Friday, which marks the 7th year when the Luhk sisters disappeared at a public bus shelter near their home in As Teo. (Ferdie de la Torre)

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‘It’s our desire to close Luhk case’

The Department of Public Safety said yesterday that it is its deepest desire to work with the Federal Bureau of Investigation and close the case of sisters Faloma and Maleina Luhk, who have been missing exactly seven years to today near their home in As Teo. Elbert Quitugua, the grandfather of the Luhk sisters, said yesterday that the family is still hoping and praying that somebody will come out and provide information to the authorities on the children’s whereabouts. The case now marks...

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Opinion

At Least

Complex and sharp
 like a blade of a sword,
 at least for you
 might be just two simple words.
 In many ways has confined me,
 at least has opened my eyes
 to beautiful things
 I once failed to see,
 I may not be in possession
 of much beauty and wealth.
...

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My condolences to the CNMI…

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