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STRIKE HOME| Unfinished business; scaling Mt. Apo itself    

THE NEWS that the Department of Tourism would re-open Mt. Apo to hikers sooner than expected

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STRIKE HOME|Showcasing disparity; Arnis as a rehab tool

ONE CAN only commiserate with President Duterte in his decision to scrap the joint military exercises between the Philippines and the United

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STRIKE HOME| Model cooperatives hogging the limelight

ONE CONSTANT that has not changed since 20 years ago has been the sustained but low-key

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STRIKE HOME|Tagum in a spotlight; Compostela beckons

LONG before President Duterte preached the mantra, the grassroots in Davao del Norte have long decided change must and should come.

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STRIKE HOME|Orphaned too soon? May the Lord forbid  

Kiwang, my farmer-neighbor who shifts from strawberry to American tomato as his main crops in La Trinidad, sent a text message beseeching

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STRIKE HOME| Duterte’s first 100 days has been for far so good

I LIKE best the fact that in his 100 days of office, President Duterte has not let a day passed without

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STRIKE HOME| Death squad is all in the imagination  

ONE FAVORITE story in bus terminals in the early 1990s was that of a Davao-bound driver from Cotabato who refused to listen to a passenger’s plea

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STRIKE HOME|Twisting the news: who benefits and who does not?  

ONE DANGEROUS game that some news desks (print, TV and broadcast) in Manila have been playing is to deliberately twist the news

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STRIKE HOME|Missing pieces in so-called mega-shabu laboratory find

ONE ITEM posted on Facebook tweaked my curiosity lately regarding a so-called mega-shabu laboratory in Pampanga that President Duterte

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STRIKE HOME|The way of the warrior

LA TRINIDAD, my hometown that is more known for its strawberries than the number of police officers

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