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Mountain learners level up with Smart school-in-a-bag

How bad is your commute to work or school? Chances are, your daily traffic woes are no match to what the teachers and students of Trangka Elementary School in Maasin, Iloilo have to go through. To get to the mountain school, some students have to walk four hours up a ...

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Local poet launches poetry book

This July 14, 1 pm, local writers collective Nagkahiusang Magsusulat sa Cagayan de Oro (Nagmac), in collaboration with the Capitol University College of Arts and Sciences and Department of English and Humanities, will launch “Basâ basa,” a book-length collection of ‘balak’ or poems in Binisaya written by poet, editor, and ...

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Armm cultural village: Maguindanao

By Teng Lauban Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief . Cotabato City — Sadly, many Filipinos are still unfamiliar with Bangsamoro’s rich cultural heritage. This is the primary reason why the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Armm ) opened to the public its grandest mock village exhibit that showcases the variety ...

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Saving Turtle ‘Agdao’

By Oscar C. Breva for MindaNews . DAVAO City — In early April, Fermin Edillon got an urgent call from Gelaine Arguillas of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR-11) asking of the private marine sanctuary he manages to temporarily house a wounded guest. Some Agdao fisherfolk in Davao ...

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Oro celebrates Pride Month through literature

Cagayan de Oro City will be celebrating International Pride Month through literature in back-to-back events on June 29. This will begin with the launch of the Libulan Binisaya Anthology of Queer Literature from 1 to 5 pm at the Xavier University Little Theater. The first of its kind in the ...

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Who are the spear fishers hunting turtles?

By Oscar C. Breva for MindaNews . DAVAO City — If the spear shaft recovered from ‘Agdao,’ the injured turtle now being nursed back to health was shot by a spear fisher-diver, who could he be? A comparison of the recovered spear from the turtle and those being sold in ...

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Matalam Nine: Encounter or massacre?

By Carolyn O. Arguillas MindaNews . (1st of two parts) An encounter or a massacre? Illegal drugs or land conflict? The chairs of the ceasefire committee of the government (GPH) and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) and the head of mission and members of the Malaysian-led International Monitoring Team (IMT) ...

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Working abroad should be last resort for Pinoys

By Maya Flaminda J. Vandenbroeck for Mindanews . (Third of four parts) When the money’s gone, the fights begin and that’s a sign the seafarer needs to leave again,” Erwin says. This one-day millionaire mentality prevents seafarers from saving up enough for their own training and leaves them at the ...

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