May 20, 2019 - Monday
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Davao City, Philippines


'Attack dogs' at it again

Some people just cannot accept reality and bear the agony of defeat in last Monday’s elections. They cannot accept the fact that the Filipino people want real change that past administrations had failed to bring about to uplift the quality of life in the country. The poor performance of the ...

Erwin Tulfo | 6 hours ago


Baguio City: Fresh wind of change

There’s a fresh change of wind in Baguio City these days. At the outset I like the fact that Rep. Marquez ‘Mark’ Go won anew by defeating two former congressmen in the process, including a party mate of Jejomar Binay, Mauricio Domogan. But the victory of retired Police General B ...

Jimmy Laking | 6 hours ago


Otso Diretso

It still amazed me a little bit that not one of the “Otso Diretso” line up got in the senatorial race. I thought that maybe one or two would get in. They were indeed “flushed in the toilet bowl” as one of the videos in Facebook portrayed. I thought that at least Chel Diokno, with his legal advocacy on human righ ...

JD Vergara | 6 hours ago


Post-election reflections

It's now five days after the midterm election. I have been observing the responses of people to the results of the polls. I have been watching political analysts dissect the recent events on national TV. I have read all kinds of FB posts, laughed and pondered at memes, perused over online news articles, and listened to family and f ...

Grace Gaston Dousel | 1 day ago


Doing good

“Watch your life and doctrine closely. Persevere in them, because if you do, you will save both yourself and your hearers.” (1 Timothy 4:16) Towards the end of his life Paul left his young disciple Timothy some valuable instructions about the church, leadership, ministry, and practical life in Christ. He ...

JD Vergara | 1 day ago


Sara Duterte-Carpio: Kingmaker extraordinaire

Davao City is blest. We’re blest to have a Mayor who’s not only beautiful (pinaka gwapa’ng Mayor sa tibuuk Pilipinas, sa way pabor pabor, I dare say) but who also has a genuinely good heart for the city. She is intense and intent on making Davao a safe and prosperous city. After a clean sweep for t ...

E.R. Nartatez | 2 days ago


Magalong and dela Rosa: Template for young people

The victories of the Generals Benjamin Magalong and Ronald dela Rosa in the just-concluded elections provide a template for young people to emulate. Magalong is the newly-elected mayor of Baguio City. He is remembered best as the head of the Board of Inquiry (BOI) that found Malacañang and police officials cu ...

Jimmy Laking | 2 days ago


Hope for lasting peace, better life

We are indeed elated and overjoyed by the sweeping victory of the administration candidates and, most especially of course, the people’s overwhelming support to the Anti-Crime & Terrorism Thru Community Involvement & Support (ACT-CIS) Partylist in last Monday’s elections. Personally, it means a l ...

Erwin Tulfo | 3 days ago


The rise of Sama (Part 1of 2)

When I was five years old, my family, inculding my Tita Dolly who was single and who ‘spoiled’ every single one of her nieces and nephews from her youngest brother and younger sister (my Mama), took a slow boat to Manila via MV Tagbilaran City, owned by William Lines, the fierce rival of Sulpicio Lines. We were to visit rel ...

Eva Aranas Angel | 3 days ago


My first attempt to not vote

I woke up to the sound of a reporter on television doing live coverage on Election Day. The news all over the channels in different places across the country on how the initial voting runs awee quite not plausible, at least in my assessment that time. Issues on malfunctioning voting machines, blotting markers, rejec ...

Avon Sinajon | 4 days ago