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Rough Cuts | Cop exodus: Who gets the P20K payoff?

We have written about these before; we are writing and will be writing about it again and again if we will observe that concerned government offices are not making any effort to check what could develop into problems in the

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Rough Cuts | Unearthing ‘cans of worms’

This is the problem with government. It only acts when the situation becomes worst or when disasters happen either due to man-made or natural causes.

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Rough cuts | The bridge that’s still a dream

What is delaying the approval of the planned multi-billion peso Davao-Island Garden City of Samal Bridge project? As early as the time we relocated in Davao City fresh from college some four decades ago talks about linking the mainland with

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Rough Cuts | An unlikely source of kindness

Last Monday we were personal witness to an unusual display of generosity. We say unusual because the generosity came from someone who is an unlikely source of such compassion.

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Rough Cuts | Davao City’s flooding problem

What happened to the City Government’s multi-million (or, is it billions?) pesos drainage improvement project that was started during the administration of then-mayor and now President Rodrigo Duterte?

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Rough Cuts | Challenges to the new barangay captain

Now that the new set of officials who were elected during the May 14, 2018 barangay elections have assumed office they should now settle down and keep stock of their priorities in improving their respective communities.

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Rough Cuts | Hitting the nail on the head

Councilor Mary Joselle Villafuerte, council committee on health chair, is definitely hitting the proverbial nail right on the head.

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Nunot sa Alisngaw sa Kape | Mas gi-una ang publisidad

Gamay lang akong panahon aron magsusi kon duna bay mga e-mail nga akong nadawat sa milabay nga lima ka adlaw.

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Rough Cuts |’What’s happening to our country?’

“What’s happening to our country, General?” This was the question asked by the late former Philippine Vice President Emmanuel Pelaez to the late Police General Tomas Karingal while he was in his hospital bed after surviving an ambush in Manila sometime in early 1972.

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Rough Cuts | Needed at the airport: Better public rest rooms

About one half of the front page of this newspaper in its last Monday’s issue was dominated by a picture of a traffic signage mandating for a 20-second loading and unloading activity on certain sides of city roads.

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