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FAST BACKWARD: Davao Province in 1921

In only two decades after the Americans took over, Davao district (province) had under-gone several territorial adjustments. P. J. Wesler, an agricultural advisor to the...

THINK ON THESE: Climate change and food production

Up to 25% of world food production could be lost by 2050 as a result of climate change, water scarcity and land degradation, according...

THINK ON THESE: The days of our lives

“I have found life an enjoyable, enchanting, active, and sometimes terrifying experience, and I’ve enjoyed it completely. A lament in one ear, maybe, but...

THINK ON THESE: On the verge of extinction

If nature and natural resources were measures of economic wealth, then our very own country would be one of the Earth’s richest. ...

Kuwentong Peyups: Basketball as a nuisance sport

Basketball is everywhere in the Philippines: on public sports complex, on street corners , and on television screens from north to...

FAST BACKWARD | Tribal divide: linguistics or ethnology

Depending on sources, Mindanao is claimed to host eighteen major tribes: Subanen, B‟laan, T‟boli, Mandaya, Mansaka, Tiruray, Higaonon, Manobo, Bagobo, Bukidnon, Tagakaolo, Obu, Banwaon,...

THINK ON THESE: This land is mined

Mining is the process of extracting minerals from the earth. In mining engineering practice, it means the extraction of ores, coal, or stone from...

THINK ON THESE | Widespread flooding: Not caused by deforestation?

“Floods are among the most destructive calamities man has to cope with.” The statement comes from the Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration...

IBP Corner: Reconveyance of Property

Dear IBP, Good pm po Attorney. May Karapatan pa ba ang Papa ko sa lupang ibinenta ng Lola ko ng palihim. Kasi nung chineck naming...

FAST BACKWARD: Tim Tebow connection

Recently, in a visit to Boracay in Aklan, Miss Universe 2017 Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, a former Miss South Africa, described the island as ‘one of...