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LUGAR LANG | Writers speaking up for freedom

ONE of the more evocative expressions my mother used to threaten me with was “maghahalo ang balat sa tinalupan.” She always said it with a glare to illustrate how bad the outcome would be

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EGALITARIAN | Tragedy of the Commons

THE TITLE has nothing to do with calamities or any traumatic experience that befalls a community. The title refers to an economic concept used to describe conditions and behavior of persons towards a shared resource.

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EDITORIAL | The PhilPost endures

IN THE not so distant past, the postman was everyone’s friend. He knew the neighborhood he served so well that he could actually trace residents who transferred to another place or who left for the great beyond.

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ROUGH CUTS | Killing press freedom, or mocking the Constitution?

WE STRONGLY support the position of former Chief Justice Reynato Puno and former Senate President Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel Jr. on the issue of Charter Change.

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HONORING MY MOTHER | Confessions of a Hoarder

A WEEKEND devoted to cleaning and sorting things to give to the garbage guy can be an introspectively rewarding experience. It tells you some things about yourself, how you’ve developed and more important, how well you’ve come to accept who

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STATEMENT | Freedom and Responsibility

A Statement from Concerned Writers in Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao on the issue of the SEC decision to revoke the license of Rappler

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EDITORIAL | Better platform

A CRACK is slowly taking place and is expected to draw the line between the Senate and the House of Representatives, the two equal parts of Congress.

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ROUGH CUTS | Something to thank DCWD for

WITH the assumption of third district councilor Bernie Al-ag as the new Vice Mayor replacing resigned Pulong Duterte, a new leadership is installed in the Davao City Council.

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TIMESMAN | Psychiatric test, anyone?

AN official of the City Social Services Development Office (CSSDO) revealed that some unscrupulous individuals took advantage of relief goods intended for flood victims of Typhoon Vinta by pretending to be victims, although they were not actually affected by the

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EDITORIAL | Environmental scourge

PLASTICS could very well be the environmental scourge of this century. Across the world, there is much concern going on about the use of plastics and how it has endangered the environment

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