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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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Working abroad should be last resort for Pinoys

By Maya Flaminda J. Vandenbroeck for Mindanews . (Second of four parts) The whole time he was working without pay together with other applicants who shared the same bedroom and ate the same food while standing by for a slot to open up on a ship. The six months stretched ...

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Armm to digitize Jawi, Kirim manuscripts

By Teng L. Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief . Cotabato City — The Bureau of Cultural Heritage of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and the Grupo Kalinangan Inc. signed recently a Memorandum of Agreement to provide and share resources for the digitization of 17th to early 20th century Maranao ...

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Working abroad should be last resort for Filipinos

By Maya Flaminda J. Vandenbroeck for Mindanews . (First of four parts) DAVAO City — When they were in college, Ma. Theresa Gil swore she’d never get involved with a seafarer. Her concern: “It’s hard having a relationship with someone living in the same city, what more if he’s in ...

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Tailor speaks on mending fabric of war-torn Marawi

By Manman Dejeto MindaNews . Pantar’s tent city is across a primary school and down the road from a national high school. However, not all children from Marawi were accommodated to continue their studies in Pantar. Among those fortunate to be enrolled in Pantar’s schools are the children of Gamor ...

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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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