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PARADIGM SHIFT| The new era: The end of secularism in Turkey

ON SUNDAY the Turkish people approved a referendum with a 51.41 percent vote for the constitutional changes that will marshal Turkey into a presidential system.

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EDITORIAL| Our planet’s survival

SINCE we live in a global community, the need for concerted action to push things forward is the order of the day. The state of our environment and the changing climate

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ROUGH CUTS| We are part of the solution

WE BELIEVE it is unfair for some sectors in the Davao City population to heap the blame of the resurgence of juvenile gang wars on the newly assumed city police director.

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CLOSE TO HOME| The loving way to treat a child

(THIS ARTICLE is written by Katherine Estember, one of the founders of Tuburan Institute.) One of my most favorite human beings, Rudolf Steiner, once said, “Receive the children in reverence, educate them in love, and send them forth in freedom”

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EDITORIAL| Saving Davao’s recharge zone

WE do not seem to take our environment seriously. We are baffled by the continued open defiance of people

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ROUGH CUTS| Sowing intrigues

THE WHOLE day of Holy Thursday last week we visited some fifteen Roman Catholic churches in various parts of Davao City.

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LUGAR LANG| Finding My Place in Mindanao 3: Writing Lesbian

IN MY first piece for this column, which appeared on August 30, 2016, I wrote that I define home as three things: where I am, whom I come home to, and where I belong.

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EGALITARIAN| The social cost of the free market

FEDERALISM simply means governing with due respect for autonomy. Government rightfully serves the public using fewer but functioning bureaucracies. It is a very near government.

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EDITORIAL| Being in the pacific ring of fire

UP UNTIL Easter Sunday, residents in the town of Wao, Lanao del Sur have not been spared from the anxiety and fear arising from the continued aftershocks that hit the town

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ROUGH CUTS| More a problem than a solution

SO THE leadership of the city government of Davao is seemingly sold to the idea of tapping buses as mass transport system as suggested in a study conducted by the Asian Development Bank (ADB)?

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