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Editorial | A day without plastic

AT THE BONE Museum here, most of the marine on display are cetaceans that were found beached in the Davao Gulf over the last decade. Museum director Darrell Blatchley and his group, with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources,

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Editorial | Laughter heals

WITH all the tensions we face each day, we need to find time to release some of these heavy pent up feelings by breaking out into a laugh or two. Laughter heals our weary and battered soul and just even

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Editorial | Waiting for demolition

AS this paper is put to bed, tension continues to mount in Salmonan, Brgy. 26-C, after residents noticed law enforcement agencies in the area yesterday afternoon.  A barricade was mounted again, causing traffic to clog on this stretch of the

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Editorial | Avoiding road crash

THE WORLD Health Organization, in its 2015 Global Status Report on Road Safety, reported that: ‘every year the lives of more than 1.25 million people are cut short

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Editorial | Conserving our biodiversity

ENVIRONMENT Secretary Roy Cimatu recently issued a statement underlining the rich biodiversity of controversial Boracay island now threatened by human intervention

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Editorial | Strengthen the engagement

Last week, the World Bank announced that the Mindanao Trust Fund (MTF), a fund set aside to help rehabilitate conflict-affected areas in the so-called Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)-influenced localities, will implement its second phase.

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Editorial | Rekindling optimism back in the peace talks

THE RESUMPTION of peace talks between the Philippine government and the National Democratic Front is “in line with the President’s personal advocacy (and) ambition as well

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Editorial | Tourism vs environment

THE FATE of Boracay is similar to other famous beach resorts in Southeast Asia and tourism in this part of the world might just be on its toughest ride yet.

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Editorial | Fairer skin or getting sick?

WOMEN and young girls put a premium on having flawless, white skin as the benchmark to the popular notion of beauty. As testament to our post-colonial mentality,

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Editorial | They who fought for us

HISTORY may be written by the victors, but it is also told by the survivors. Yesterday, Araw ng Kagitingan, we met some of our World War II veterans who, despite the summer heat, were there to be honored for the courage

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