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TREND MAKER. Mindanao Gold Star Daily was established in 1989 to set ablaze a new meaning & flame to the local newspaper business. Throughout the years it continued its focus and interest in the rural areas & pioneered the growth of countryside journalism.

Belt of light winds brings clouds, rains

TWO prevailing weather systems has brought cloudy skies with rains in some areas in Mindanao and most parts of the country, the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (Pagasa) said. The state weather bureau said the inter-tropical convergence zone (ITCZ), a belt of calms and light winds between the ...

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Slain IP leader’s kin to respond to NPA charges after funeral

MALAYBALAY City–The family of slain Umayamnon leader Datu Benjamin “Otto” Omao Sr., representative of the Indigenous Peoples (IPs) in the city council here, said they would respond to the accusations of the New People’s Army (NPA) which owned responsibility for killing him allegedly due to criminal acts. But the family ...

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Quo vadis Mindanao?

WHEN the new President, Rodrigo R. Duterte, assumes office on June 30, one of the many key issues that needs to be addressed expeditiously is the lingering power lack in Mindanao. (As I write this piece, a city-wide blackout is again felt in Cagayan de Oro and elsewhere in Mindanao). The ...

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Reviving youth passion in a new administration

Samira A. Gutoc-Tomawis MARAWI City–It was rejuvenating to revive youth passion, cross paths and share notes and ideas on peacebuilding with fellow alumnus of the National Youth Parliament Atty. Meong Cabarde in Cotabato City at Em Manor. He commanded 8000 volunteers from Catholic schools all over the Davao region for ...

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‘We’re not expecting a reward’

By Gideon Lasco I USED to lose cellphones all the time. I lost my phone to knife-bearing “holdapers” while riding a jeepney on E. Rodriguez, Quezon City and to a snatcher on a Manila-bound bus from Batangas. The most careless of all when my phone slipped into the sea while ...

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‘Correcting historical injustice’

By Naguib Sinarimbo COTABATO City–This presumptuous guy, Pantaleon Alvarez is suggesting the Duterte administration will simply scrap all peace agreements – with the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) with and that there is no need for a Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). What needs to ...

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NPA owns responsibility for killing of tribal leader

By GERALD LEIGH LAQUINON Correspondent THE New People’s Army (NPA) owned up responsibility over last week’s execution of a tribal leader in Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. In a statement on Friday, the rebel group characterized Datu Benjamin “Otto” Omao, the city’s mandatory representative of the indigenous people, as an alleged “hardened ...

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Duterte, Moreno and democracy fatigue

Bencyrus Ellorin THE election of Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte into the presidency may be a result of democratic fatigue by Filipinos who have yet to see substantial social change 30 years after its restoration. Duterte connected with the people with his no frills, simple solutions to pervasive problems affecting neighborhoods ...

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Prospects under a Duterte presidency (2)

Central Committee,  Communist Party of the Philippines, May 15, 2016 Conclusion CHALLENGE for significant reforms under Duterte Duterte’s rhetoric has raised high the people’s expectations for substantial and accelerated reforms. As an avowed opponent of US meddling, Duterte has the unique opportunity to end the 70-year chain of US puppet ...

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