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Fun diving in Davao Gulf

Feature
The beauty of living in a tropical country is that whatever the season, we can always go to the beach. Last month, I organized the first ever “Open Boat” ...
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WATCH: Life, friendship, and climbing Mt. Puting Bato

Feature
Despite what you see and hear in the news, Mindanao is a peaceful land rich in natural resources and filled with wonderful people. It’s no wonder Filipino-American Alwood ...
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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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The state of our corals

Travel
Mindanao is truly blessed with so many wonderful beaches. I don’t think I can stress this enough. Wherever we look, there’s always bound to be a beach untouched by ...
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Kaputian Beach Park — the perfect place to make pasyal in Samal 

Life
It’s so gulo na in Davao City after Mayor Rodrigo Duterte won as President. Kadami na the people who come and make visit him. With all those visitors ...
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Denizens of the Deep

Travel
You meet the most interesting creatures underwater. LIke this flamboyant cuttlefish. Normally this guy crawls along the bottom, dressed all in black and dark greys. But when it gets ...
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Diving in Dumaguette

Diving
Travel
TURTLES! I’ve since returned to Dumaguete to dive in Dauin and Apo Island and true to my earlier expectations, I saw turtles and a lot more. And this ...
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Billion peso blunder Part 2

Abaya
Opinion
In addition to their penchant for fudging the fiscal details of the Sasa Port Modernization project, Department of Transportation and Communication Secretary, Joseph Abaya and the rest of ...
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Honey, Do I Look Fat in This Dress?

Feature
The ability to communicate is one of the most fundamental aspects of our being human and the foundation on which much of our civilization is built. Yet it ...
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