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Letter to the Editor DAVAO City–In my sporadic camp sojourns in childhood, I knew foot soldiers as friendly just-adults who fashioned slingshots for me and taught me how to use them. Sometimes they rescued me when I couldn’t get down from the mango tree. They taught me how to make …

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Mountaineers suspected to have started Mt. Apo fire

By Ferdinandh Cabrera COTABATO City–Three still unidentified mountain climbers who stayed at the peak of the country’s highest mountain were believed to be responsible in the forest fire at Mt. Apo, according to a group of bikers and trekkers from this city who witnessed the start of the fire from …

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Fire started at Apo’s peak: Digos exec

By Carolyn Arguillas KAPATAGAN, Davao del Sur–The still raging forest fire in the country’s highest peak, Mt. Apo, started as a grassfire at the common camping area at the peak Saturday noon when most of the climbers had gone down from the Holy Week trek, Digos City tourism officer Edgardo  …

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Fire eats up over 200 hectares of Mt. Apo

By Antonio Colina IV DIGOS City–The fire in the country’s highest peak yesterday continued to eat up areas of Mt. Apo, now estimated at over 200 hectares, including the mini-forest of the beautiful Lake Venado. Firefighters coming from different fire stations in the province have been dispatched to help contain …

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Addu survey shows Rody, mate on top

By Antonio Colina IV DAVAO City — PDP-Laban standard bearer Mayor Rodrigo  Duterte and his running mate Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano topped the in-campus survey of the Ateneo de Davao University (Addu) dubbed “Blue Vote Electoral Polls 2016.” The in-campus survey, conducted from March 6 to 14, covered Addu’s two …

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PDP stages big rally in Duterte city

By Antonio L. Colina DAVAO City–The Freedom Park, venue of the grand rally of Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) standard bearer Rodrigo Duterte, was swarmed by thousands of his supporters on Wednesday night. Freedom Park was also the venue of the provincial proclamation rally of Duterte in Feb. 9, …

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Duterte, Rodriguez top in SPC mock polls

By LITO RULONA Correspondent DAVAO Mayor Rodrigo Duterte topped in the mock polls involving some 700 students, faculty and staff of the Southern Philippine College (SPC) here on Friday. Rep. Rufus Rodriguez of the city’s 2nd District also emerged as the favorite mayoral candidate in the school. John Mark Edio, …

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