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Editorial | Basic reminders for candidates

THE COMMISSION on Elections released Resolution 10294 in the May 14, 2018 synchronized Barangay and SK elections last April 11 which defined the use of election propaganda on television, cable, radio, newspapers, or any medium used during the election campaign

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Editorial | Easing traffic woes

A THRIVING metropolis needs to have an efficient transportation system that will enable commuters to arrive to their destinations on time and for them to spend less time on the road battling traffic. Like many urban areas in the country,

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Editorial | They left their homes peacefully

A SCENARIO that could have easily turned violent was unexpectedly peaceful yesterday during the demolition of houses at Salmonan, in Brgy. 26-C. The residents, who previously resisted demolition a month ago, voluntarily left their homes and carted what belongings they

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Editorial | Speak truth to power, keep power in check

RODRIGO R. Duterte’s presidency has altered and controlled the public discourse so radically in its favor in ways rude and bold. One tragic result: it has restricted and narrowed the celebrated freedom of the Philippine press and the people’s cherished

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Editorial | Ending Endo?

PRE. RODRIGO Duterte signed an executive order yesterday that was reported to put an end to “Endo” (end of contract) which refers to the contractualization of labor or short-term and temporary work arrangements.

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Editorial | A long history of struggle

WORKERS march today demanding for labor rights and increase in wages that would be commensurate to the work that they do. Organized labor have marched every May 1 since 1903 or 125 years ago for the same cry.

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Editorial | Peace is a journey

WORKING for peace is perhaps a never ending quest way past our lifetime. It is a dream that burns in the hearts of many who have made it their life’s ‘reason for being.’ It is an uncertain journey that sometimes

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Editorial | Being safe this summer

SUMMER means a lot to growing children. These are the days when children are off the pressure of school and can spend time to seek adventures that will help in their holistic development. It is the time for enjoying the

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Editorial | (Dis)comfort rooms

THE CITY council just opened a gender-neutral comfort room at the ground floor of the City Council building. This is said to accommodate all, regardless of gender orientation-the first of such kind in a government office.

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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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