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Cong Corrales

Before joining the Gold Star Daily, Cong worked as the deputy director of the multimedia desk of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ), and before that he served as a writing fellow of Vera Files. Under the pen name "Cong," Leonardo Vicente B. Corrales has worked as a journalist since 2008. Corrales has published news, in-depth, investigative and feature articles on agrarian reform, peace and dialogue initiatives, climate justice, and socio-economics in local and international news organizations, which which includes among others: Philippine Daily Inquirer, Business World, MindaNews, Interaksyon.com, Agence France-Presse, Xinhua News Wires, Thomson-Reuters News Wires, UCANews.com, and Pecojon-PH.

Neda bares surge in crimes, arrests

By CONG B. CORRALES Associate Editor NORTHERN Mindanao showed a spike in total crime volume during the second quarter of this year, an economic specialist pointed out on Tuesday. Engr. Cecilio Clarete, chief economic development specialist of National Economic and Development Authority’s Development Research Division, pointed out that the 15.87-percent ...

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Cong Corrales “Is it so difficult for alleged lawyers to understand that the mandate of CHR is to check state abuses?” – Prof. Luis V. Teodoro, former dean of the University of the Philippines College of Mass Communication   THERE have been many things that unfolded last week that I ...

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Narcos and corruption

“But it (war on drugs) can’t be won. It’ll never be won. At least not until people see it for what it is. Not until they know the truth.” – DEA agent Javier Peña, Narcos season 3, episode 10   AT the base of any successful illegal trafficking, be it ...

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Progressives blast Mariano’s rejection

By CONG B. CORRALES Associate Editor PROGRESSIVE farmers’ groups and human rights advocates here lambasted the powerful Commission on Appointments for rejecting the appointment of Rafael Mariano as agrarian reform secretary yesterday. They called the CA the “commission of  landlords.” Ireneo Udarbe, chairman of Kilusang Magbubukid sa Pilipinas in northern ...

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Writers’ group opens fellowship

The Nagkahiusang Magsusulat sa Cagayan de Oro (Nagmac), in partnership with the Xavier Center for Culture and the Arts (XCCA), is now accepting applications to the 2017 Cagayan de Oro Young Writers’ Studio to be held on October 2017 at Xavier University-Ateneo de Cagayan. Divided into two literary genres—poetry and ...

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