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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 tribute to Davao artist Rachel Holazo

Feature
By DADAI JOAQUIN “Isang shuuk lang yan.” That line is the biggest artistic influence on my entire art practice to date. Early in my practice I would have ...
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Solon seeks probe on environmental degradation of Boracay

News
MANILA, June 26, 2017 — A member of the House of Representatives is calling for a congressional inquiry into the rapid environmental decline of the world-famous island of ...
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The problem with fake news

Opinion
The problem with fake news is who gets to define it. Is it government? The media? The Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP)? Should we be democratic ...
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Resorts World to give P1M in aid to fatalities’ families

News
Resorts World Manila yesterday said it is releasing financial assistance to the victims and their families to address their immediate needs. “On top of the funeral and burial ...
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What if Duterte had believed the mainstream media’s initial reports on the RWM incident?

Opinion
Let’s face it. If President Duterte had believed the initial reports of the mainstream media on the Resorts World Manila incident and declared martial law, these same media organizations ...
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Resorts World confirms ‘casualties’

News
JUNE 2, 2017 — The director for corporate communications of Resorts World Manila today confirmed that there were “several casualties” in today’s shooting incident. “It is with deep ...
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Exercise prudence, Duterte tells media on martial law coverage

News
DAVAO CITY, June 1, 2017 — President Rodrigo Duterte urged the media to “exercise prudence” in their reportage so as not to compromise the security and safety of government troops who ...
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SF-260 pilot involved in ‘friendly fire incident’ grounded: AFP

News
MANILA, June 1, 2017 (PNA) — The pilot of the SIAI-Marchetti SF-260 light attack aircraft that accidentally bombed a military position in Marawi City and killed 11 and ...
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What if Mindanao media reported on Metro Manila using the same biases?

Opinion
Manila-based media are fond of using adjectives on Mindanao and its people, most of which are biased, prejudiced, and inflammatory. The island is called war-torn, conflict-ridden, and lawless, while ...
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3 Bible verses many of us are using wrong

Opinion
The Bible is more than just a book, it’s the Word of God. We quote it countless times to ourselves and to each other in order to bring ...
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