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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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Martial law in Mindanao ‘necessary’ — Abella

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DAVAO CITY, May 24, 2017 — Presidential Spokesperson Ernie Abella today said it was necessary for President Rodrigo Duterte to declare martial law in the entire island of ...
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Davao City on lockdown as Marawi crisis continues

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DAVAO CITY, May 24, 2017 — Mayor Sara Duterte has ordered a lockdown of Davao City in light of the crisis in Marawi City and the declaration of ...
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Duterte to cut Russia visit short to deal with Marawi crisis

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President Rodrigo Duterte will cut short his visit to Russia and will return to the Philippines to handle the volatile situation in Mindanao. In a press conference in ...
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MARAWI UNDER SIEGE: 3 killed, 12 wounded

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WEDNESDAY, May 24, 2017 — Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenza on Tuesday night confirmed that Marawi City is still under siege, with members of the Maute Group burning several facilities ...
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Inside the Moncadista lair in Cebu

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Henry Jayme doesn’t strike you as a typical spiritual leader — especially not of a group that many people label a “cult.” For one thing, he has no ...
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Duterte reorganizes Cabinet Clusters

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President Rodrigo Duterte last week reorganized the Cabinet cluster system “in order to streamline their functions and improve existing procedures to achieve a more efficient and effective integration ...
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Confessions of a former worship leader

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Three years ago (May 18, 2014, to be exact), I announced my resignation as worship leader. It wasn’t because of any conflict in the church. No one offended ...
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WATCH: AboitizPower adopts river, creek inside coal-fired power plant

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Therma South, Inc. (TSI) has pledged to protect two water bodies that traverse inside the 300-Megawatt Davao Baseload Power Plant which straddles Binugao, Toril, Davao City and Inawayan, ...
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What’s wrong with a sexy Assistant Secretary?

Opinion
Here’s a story of someone who made something of herself despite (or maybe because of) what other people thought of her: In 1995, Visitacion Parado resumed her education ...
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Duterte appoints Cimatu as DENR chief

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President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed former Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) chief Roy Cimatu as Environment and Natural Resources Secretary, replacing Gina Lopez whose appointment was rejected ...
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