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Honoring My Mother: Through Children’s Eyes

While sitting at the local park and looking at fathers playing with their children, I am reminded of what a pediatrician-friend of mine once said a long time ago. He advised that the best way to understand and bring up your children is to see the world through their eyes.

Rough Cuts: Another wasted ordinance

Pastor Quiboloy breaks statement  —  news? Endorses Imee — news. ***************** Wow! It’s been eight years since the so-called Bike Lane Ordinance was passed by the Davao City Council, which…

Editorial: St. Valentine in history

Today is marked as a day for lovers hyped over the years by intense commercialism and much humor in social media. Flower vendors and gift shops are cashing in on the fever with the ubiquitous hearts and cupids all in the name of St. Valentine.

Rough Cuts: A policy worth adopting

We strongly support the position of Davao City Mayor Inday Sara Duterte-Carpio denying assistance from Lingap to driver victims of vehicular accidents found under the influence of liquor and other intoxicating substances.

Timesman: My bets in the elections

My candidates in the senatorial race and party-list groups in the May 13 elections include some of the traditional politicians, incumbents and those coming back in politics after years of hibernation.

Plain and Simple: Bus for Grande

It was the best news I’ve heard.
The son of our laundry woman reported to me that the Mindanao Star aircon bus had a maiden trip the other day in our barangay Catalunan Grande. It was a whiff of fresh air for me and the people of Catalunan Grande.

Plain and Simple: The will of a river

Where have all the rivers gone?
I grew up with creeks and rivers that I and my playmates used to swim. We spent the whole day playing and swimming in the creeks and rivers in Monkayo, then part of Davao del Norte.
Our house was just beside the Libuton Creek, our source of fish and hito and gourami. Life for us was very simple then and so fresh. In that creek I learned my first lessons in swimming. Grade 1 and swimming was my life.

Rough Cuts: This other version of a story

Last Monday we heard radio reports of a man arrested by police authorities after he allegedly evaded a checkpoint. The man, the reports said, had in his vehicle a gun. Thus, his arrest was due to his violation of the Commission on Elections (COMELEC) gun ban in addition to his dodging the military/police checkpoint.


On January 26, the Department of Health declared a measles outbreak in Manila and Luzon, following its Bureau of Epidemiology report that there were 1,813 measles cases and 26 deaths, a 74% increase from 2018.

Rough Cuts: When is the second dose schedule?

We visited Barangay Talandang in Tugbok district last Sunday, February 10. We went there to visit a family property that we have developed since 10 years ago.
But before we could take a look-see on the property we ended up entertaining several visitors mostly mothers of young girls ages between 9 to 15. They were there in our house to inquire if we have knowledge when their teen girls will be given their second dose of the anti-cervical cancer vaccine.

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