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‘We lost our identity in a year’s time’

By Carolyn O. Arguillas MindaNews . TODAY, May 23, will be the first anniversary of  the Marawi Siege and the declaration of martial law, and while the physical destruction of Marawi has been repeatedly captured in dramatic photographs and video clips, a retired Literature professor at the Mindanao State University ...

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Marawi hostage recalls siege

By JOEY P. NACALABAN Correspondent . It is exactly one year since the dreaded Maute-Isis attacked Marawi city and held hostage several civilians. Michael Bustamante of Bombo Radyo, in his noon-time program “Labatiba” was able to conduct an interview with one of the hostages during the incident. A certain alias ...

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Creating ‘sinag’ instead of dole-outs

By Maya Flaminda J. Vandenbroeck For MindaNews . Lanao del Sur. Three months after the siege, there’s an overpowering sense of gloom and frustration as paper and plastic cover the windows inside the teacher’s lounge of a small elementary school. Its occupants are Marawi siege survivors who want to keep ...

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A mother’s choice

Text & photo by Rommel G Rebollido . Circumcision, customary to many Filipinos, continue to be prevalent amid an emerging debate on whether to cut or not. The widespread practice of “tuli” among Filipino males, makes the Philippines as among the few countries that adhere to what many western countries ...

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Boy ‘bandit’ bikes to new life

By Teng Luban Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief . ISABELA CITY, Basilan — Tarik happily rode a bicycle during the launching of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao’s Program Against Violent Extremism (Pave) here recently. Tarik was given a bicycle after he and 138 other Abu Sayyaf members attended the ...

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Anytime Fitness

Getting to a healthier place is about more than going to the gym. If you’re looking to join a supportive, welcoming gym community, with people of all fitness levels who want to see you succeed, you’ve come to the right place. That’s why Anytime Fitness offers personal training and classes ...

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Fellows of the second Kagis Creative Writers’ Workshop named

The 12 fellows of the 2nd Kagis Creative Writers’ Workshop of Bathalan-ong Halad sa Dagang (Bathalad) Cebu have been chosen. This year’s workshop will be held on April 21 and 22 at Handuraw Pizza White Gold in North Reclamation Area, Cebu City. Bathalad Cebu organized the workshop in partnership with ...

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