Tag Archive | "politics"


Be vigilant for Mindanao

No matter how many times one hears about senseless killings, it is appalling each time it happens. How could people sink so low? How could people engaged in violence continue to believe that it will ever solve anything? The massacre yesterday of the Mangudadatu family members and journalists in Ampatuan town on their way to […]

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Message to all Filipinos

I got this open letter via one of my mailing lists, and I’m sharing it here now because it deserves to be read by as many Filipinos as possible. Contained in this open letter are brave and insightful thoughts, written anonymously. To all Filipinos Everywhere: I used to think that corruption and criminality in the […]

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Election wrap-up

Pretty soon the Comelec will be announcing the victors of the last Philippine elections. Namfrel Davao wrapped up its operations last Saturday, having canvassed almost 90% of the city’s 3,600+ poll precincts. It was a very successful effort, considering that we had only 5 days of lead time to organize the citizens’ quick count.

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Go out and vote!

Tomorrow, 14 May, Dabawenyos will once again go out and catapult into power our city’s and our country’s elected government officials. I hope that the turnout will be considerable, so that the populace will have enough confidence in whomever assumes public office. I have mixed feelings about this, though. I will go out and vote, […]

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