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Davao hosts int’l raptor conference

Aiming to share their respective scientific studies on raptors, researchers from different countries along the Asian Continental and Oceanic flyways from as far north as Mongolia and east as India converged during the 10th Asian Raptor Research and Conservation Network (ARRCN) Symposium. With the theme “Renewing Raptor-People Ties through Community …

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Student groups slam tuition hike

Student organizations protested against tuition and other fee increase (TOFI), holding a rally at the Freedom Park, Roxas Avenue last June 16, 2017. In the protest “Youth, Speak Out!” student activists coming from different schools including Ateneo de Davao University (AdDU), University of the Philippines – Mindanao (UP), Assumption College …

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University’s ‘we of indifference’

I supposed the University has its own subtle irony. While ‘social justice’ and ‘common good’ are projected outside, a minority inside the campus composed of contractual workers had apparently been left unnoticed. Last January 2017, the agency that provides workforce services in our university issued a memorandum mandating all employees …

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I was once a Marcos apologist, but never again

I shamefully admit that I was once an admirer of the late President-Dictator Ferdinand Marcos for a brief period after one of my high school friends brainwashed me as he was telling me some promising (but actually deceiving) Marcos stories. Two years ago, I was taking a bus ride from …

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Groups protest against FM hero’s burial, Martial Law

  During the 44th anniversary of the Martial Law declaration, progressive groups and other private sectors filled the streets last Sept. 21 as they marched in protest, condemning the hero’s burial of former Pres. Ferdinand Marcos. With placards raised, the groups initially gathered at the Freedom Park before marching off to …

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