Monthly Archives: February 2018

Freeze | Ynna Francine Ombrosa – Entrepreneur

MERAKI is a modern Greek word that means doing something with passion, absolute devotion, and undivided attention.

Posted in Lifestyle

Cultural potpourri | Marco’s Fitness Mark from Davao to Dubai to New Zealand

“AFTER the rather long period of struggle to be successful in my line of work, I am truly grateful to be receiving so much blessings that I am now able to help a lot of Davaoeños realize their dreams as

Posted in Lifestyle

More athletes hospitalized

92 Tagum delegates downed by stomach aches MORE athletes attending the Davao Regional Athletics Association (DAVRAA) Meet 2018 were downed by stomach ache, Sunday night.


Editorial | Stop complacency

THE ISSUE that has hounded Boracay is not limited to the island, which a CNN Travel article in January described as “the most alluring island paradise in the Philippines.”

Posted in Opinion

Lugar lang | Teaching the hope of the nation

I’M WRITING this piece in the afterglow of the 23rd Foundation Anniversary Recognition Program of the University of the Philippines Mindanao, which I attended because I received a service award.

Posted in Opinion

Egalitarian | Love in economics

I THINK I am not yet off the hook from the love celebration; hopefully my readers can relate so that at least I maintain some degree of relevance to them. This time I will deviate from my usual serious political and

Posted in Opinion

Honoring my mother | Here, doggie doggie

WHEN I was in grade three, our neighbor’s dog bit my right hand to the bone. It was a bitter first lesson on trust, as my classmate cum neighbor at our apartment row on Mabini Street had insisted that I let

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Wanderlust | Art Talk celebrates Art Month

EVERY February, the Philippines gives tribute to local arts, creativity and self-expression with the celebration of National Arts Month, declared under Presidential Proclamation 683 in 1991.

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Scene city | 2018 is the Year of the Earth Dog

WE JUST learned from Vice Mayor Bernard Al-Ag that Davao City has the largest Chinatown in terms of area in the Philippines, and that makes us celebrate the Chinese New Year together with those in other places around the world.

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DavOr’s abaca industry to get boost, bares report

DAVAO ORIENTAL— The Provincial Government which has set ambitious targets to increase and improve the province’s abaca production is now complementing efforts with the Philippine Fiber Industry Development Authority (PhilFIDA) for programs set to give the local abaca industry a

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