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Plain and Simple | Travel to the north

WE FROM the south know only about the south. But travelling to the north is one hell of an experience.

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Rough Cuts | Wanting in informed judgment?

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Roa Duterte now changes his mind. He is allowing the re-opening of the peace negotiations with the rebel National Democratic Front-Communist Party of the Philippines-New People’s Army (NDF-CPP-NPA).

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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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Paradigm Shift | Syria: A political and moral failure of the world

THE AIR strikes in Syria by the UK, the US, and France have attracted the attention of a plethora of media again. The US, in spite of Trump’s claims that Washington is withdrawing from the region, has carried out a limited

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Plain and Simple | Not a stranger to my country

‘WAG maging dayuhan sa sariling bayan. I heard and read this a couple of years ago, but it stuck in my mind just like that.  No meaning. No idea.

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Rough Cuts | Where’s the probe report on the NCCC fire?

LAST Friday afternoon we accidentally met a parent (father) of one of the 37 persons who perished in that deadly December 23, 2017 fire that razed to the ground the iconic NCCC Mall of Davao.

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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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Rough cuts | Hallmark of an ideal public servant

WE’VE said it before, and we will say it again. One of very few national government executives in the region

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Plain and Simple | The politics of pain

SOME pains are self-inflicted; others initiated by outside forces; still others by means hard to understand.

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