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THINK ON THESE: Quitters never win

When I started my career as a writer, I received a lot of rejection slips (which most aspiring writers these days don’t experience anymore). But it didn’t deter me to keep submitting features and articles to publications with a minute hope that one or two of them would be published.

FAST BACKWARD: Demythologizing Datu Bago (4)

Animosity between the Moros and the tribes of Davao date back to the pre-Oyanguren period. Exaction of tribute, extortion, and threat were among the...

THINK ON THESE: The power of praise

When was the last time you praised someone? The truth is, you cannot remember it anymore. “Giving praise is much like giving love,” says American poet and English professor Irving Feldman. “The giver is usually the most benefited. He casts bread upon the waters and often gets back cake.”

Kuwentong Peyups: Lean Alejandro and UP student activism

“The struggle for freedom is the next best thing to actually being free, " said the late UP student leader Leandro Alejandro. ...

HEALTH: The healing power of onions

In 1864, General Ulysses S. Grant declared in an advisory to the federal government, “I will not move my army without onions!” Some years...

IBP Davao Corner: When Separation Pay Is Allowed In Voluntary Resignation And...

Unfortunately, there is no law that grants separation pay to those who voluntarily resigns from their job. Separation pay is only entitled to those employees who are separated from their employment due to authorized causes (i.e. installation of labor saving devices, redundancy, retrenchment, closure and cessation of business, and disease/illness).

FAST BACKWARD: Ernest H. Oesch, philatelist

Though associated with Davao’s plantation industry as former manager of Mindanao Estates Co. of Padada, Davao del Sur, Ernest H. Oesch is indelibly...

THINK ON THESE: Sudden death by oneself

In 2014, the Geneva-based World Health Organization (WHO) published “Preventing Suicide: A Global Imperative,” its first report on suicide as a public health issue....

FAST BACKWARDDemythologizing Datu Bago (4)

Animosity between the Moros and the tribes of Davao date back to the pre-Oyanguren period. Exaction of tribute, extortion, and threat were among the...

SPECKS OF LIFE: Coalitions, alliances, horse trading, etc.

  “To lead the people, walk behind them.” - Lao Tzu ******* “T’was the best of times, t’was the worst of times…’and so rolled romantically the introductory...