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Egalitarian: Of the State of the City Address

Today, we will again hear the Mayor making good of her visions for the City. The people of City will hear how the promises on poverty alleviation, infrastructure development, solid waste management, health, education, agriculture, tourism, transportation and traffic management, peace and order, and disaster mitigation fared over the year.

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Lugar Lang: “I feel so voter”

Hands down the best news I received from home when I was abroad last week for my PhD symposium was from my daughter, who sent me a screenshot of her ink-stained thumb and accomplished voter registration form with the message “I feel so voter.”

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Honoring my Mother: Adapting to change

It was in high school where I first heard the saying, “The only thing permanent is change.”

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Rough Cuts: Is a RevGov really necessary?

There are some well-meaning persons in Davao City who are of the opinion that a declaration by President Rodrigo Duterte of a revolutionary government (RevGov) will hasten the attainment of reforms that will propel the Philippines to its desired development goals.

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Rough Cuts: Not even ‘band aid’ solutions

We agree fully with the observation of many social analysts in the country that the solutions resorted to by the government to address the exorbitant costs of food items like rice, meat, and vegetables are all “band aid” in nature.

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Timesman: Unique government!

Supporters of Mayor Inday Sara encouraging her to run for the May 2019 senatorial elections may now awaken to the fact that the city executive is not interested in the national post after she reiterated her willingness to run for

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Life of a Teacher

When someone asks why you became a teacher, the common response would be, one wants to teach in order to give knowledge to students.

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Rough Cuts: The evolving local political scenario

Two weeks from now, those who are aspiring to run for public office will already be trooping to the Commission on Elections (Comelec) offices to file their certificates of candidacy.

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Family Matters: Bring back the time

You will hear this again from me when I say that most children these days do not know how to wait and exchange that waiting to something better as a result. We see this from waking up until they are

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Random Thoughts: UP economists on the spot

“If there is such a clear solution to poverty, why do economists not all agree about it and write books explaining what the solution is?” ( Wayne Grudem and Barry Asmus, The Poverty of Nations, 2013).

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