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Jon Joaquin

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Jon Joaquin
Jon is a veteran journalist based in Davao City,

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A life lesson from guitars

News
For me, nothing beats watching a great player create beautiful music with an acoustic guitar. Artists like Phil Keaggy, Michael Hedges, and Tommy Emmanuel (just to name a ...
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As small as Samson

Feature Opinion
Here’s one question I’ve had for a long time: Why does Superman have such a muscular physique? He’s super-strong, so nothing is heavy for him. In one cartoon ...
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Curing dengue

Feature
Now that the Dengvaxia program has been stopped, does that also mean we are going to see more dengue cases and fatalities? Not necessarily. We simply go back ...
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Guess what country is leading the way in renewable energy

Feature
You know how various groups continue to urge government to push renewable energy (RE)? What you probably don’t know is that the Philippines is already one of the ...
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Why is electricity so expensive in the Philippines?

Economy
Businesses and consumers have long complained of the high cost of electricity in the Philippines. At an average cost of $0.136 per kilowatt hour (kWh), we have the ...
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Time for a new King of the Road

Opinion
When I was growing up in Tugatog, Malabon, a common means of transport was the karetela, horse-drawn carriages that ferried residents from the market in Sangandaan to their ...
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PHL, US to mount programs to reduce drug demand

News
SEPTEMBER 9, 2017 — The Philippines and the United States on Friday announced plans to begin drug demand reduction programs under the existing Letter of Agreement on Narcotics ...
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Visiting ‘mystic’ Siquijor

Feature Travel
Say “Siquijor” and what comes to mind? Mangkukulam, mambabarang, and other mystic matters. In fact, for many Filipinos, the mere mention of the place brings shivers down their ...
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25 killed in MILF-BIFF clashes in Maguindanao

News
CAMP SIONGCO, Maguindanao, August 14, 2017 — The Army’s 6th Infantry Division based here today reported that 25 people have already died in  clashes between armed men wo ...
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UP won’t collect tuition this semester

News
The University of the Philippines (UP) System will not collect tuition and other school fees this semester from Filipino undergraduate students. UP President Danilo L. Concepcion signed Memorandum ...
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