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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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Did Duterte threaten to declare martial law? (Part 2, because mainstream media can’t seem to get it)

Opinion
The title of this article is a reference to a news report I wrote in August last year (Did Duterte really threaten to declare martial law?), to which ...
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Speaking of abortion…

Opinion
(Note: I wrote this article a more than a week ago but couldn’t think of a proper title. Then the word “abortion” began to crop up in the national conversation, ...
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7 tips to protect yourself from online crime

Feature Technology
More and more people are doing their shopping online especially during the holiday season when heavy traffic, congested malls, and long lines can be a deterrent to even ...
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Davao City on autopilot

Opinion
There’s this video uploaded by YouTubers Dane and Magnet that shows a little slice of life in Davao City. Dane Policarpio and Magnet Navales (who I presume are ...
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Why aren’t we scrambling to collect relief goods for typhoon victims anymore?

Opinion
Once upon a time in the not-so-distant past we would all, at this point in a major weather disturbance, be scrambling to collect relief goods to be sent ...
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Yes, we all killed that sperm whale in Davao Gulf

Opinion
On December 16, 2016, a sperm whale washed up on the shore of Babak District in the Island Garden City of Samal. The next morning it was dead. ...
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Samal Island: Paradise just 15 minutes away

Feature Life
The Island Garden City of Samal is just 15 minutes from Davao City by ferry or pump boat, so Davaeños go there often to relax. Its white sand ...
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LOOK: Sperm whale washes up on Samal beach

News
  All photos by Dean Ortiz DAVAO CITY, December 17, 2016 — A sperm whale was found beached off the coast of Babak District in the Island Garden ...
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WATCH: Filipinos brave sub-zero Winnipeg weather for Jollibee opening

News
December 16, 2016 — The Filipino community in Winnipeg, Manitoba descended on the first-ever Jollibee branch in Canada for its grand opening on Thursday, December 15, 2016. According to The ...
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The President’s prerogative

Opinion
I honestly don’t know why there’s such a big fuss about Vice President Leni Robredo resigning/being fired from the Cabinet. Remember, she has left the Cabinet, not the Vice ...
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