Monthly Archives: January 2018

LUGAR LANG | Writers speaking up for freedom

ONE of the more evocative expressions my mother used to threaten me with was “maghahalo ang balat sa tinalupan.” She always said it with a glare to illustrate how bad the outcome would be

Posted in Opinion

EGALITARIAN | Tragedy of the Commons

THE TITLE has nothing to do with calamities or any traumatic experience that befalls a community. The title refers to an economic concept used to describe conditions and behavior of persons towards a shared resource.

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Business urged anew: Stop paying `rev taxes’

THE GOVERNMENT reiterated its call to businesses to stop paying revolutionary taxes to the rebels who amassed about P1.481 billion firms in some parts of Mindanao.

Posted in Business

FREEZE | Junrel Matela Sumandang – Obu Manuvu

PROUD of his Bagobo tribe, 32-year old Junrel Matela Sumandang from Tambobong, Baguio District, Davao City, strives to capture the sights and sounds of his community through painting, songwriting, and co-writing a book called The Obu Manuvu Framework.

Posted in Lifestyle

CULTURAL POTPOURRI | Delicious breads by Katsumi Hayashi

FROM among the foreign countries I’ve gone to so far, I could say that Japan makes the most delicious breads. Japanese bread makers often rank among the best in the world. Bread was first brought to Japan in 1543 by Portuguese

Posted in Lifestyle

EDITORIAL | The PhilPost endures

IN THE not so distant past, the postman was everyone’s friend. He knew the neighborhood he served so well that he could actually trace residents who transferred to another place or who left for the great beyond.

Posted in Opinion

Death toll in ComVal clash now 2

THE DEATH toll in the Saturday armed encounter in Compostela Valley now stands at two as government troopers combing the escape route of the rebels found one more body.

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Blocked at Customs

Doctors complain as BOC holds anesthesia, vaccines SOME injectable medicines, such as dental anesthetic and rabies vaccines


22 new drivers needed for Montero police vehicles

THE DAVAO City Police Office is still in need of 22 drivers for the Montero mobile patrol cars donated by the Japan government earlier this month.

Posted in Latest News

ROUGH CUTS | Killing press freedom, or mocking the Constitution?

WE STRONGLY support the position of former Chief Justice Reynato Puno and former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. on the issue of Charter Change.

Posted in Opinion