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Camiguin Island

(First of three parts) Next to the inviting beaches and an adventurous trek to its Mt. Hibok-Hibok, lanzones is the craze in Camiguin during the “ber” months of the year. In its season, this pebble-like fruit hiding a sweet and tangy flesh inside is what you’ll see everywhere in the ...

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‘Certainty of punishment best move vs crimes’

DAVAO City — Reforming the judiciary and ensuring the certainty of punishment is the best way to address the problem of illegal drugs and other crimes, a human rights lawyer told participants to a media forum in Davao City last Saturday. Lawyer Jose Manuel “Chel” Diokno, chair of the Free ...

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Observing proper form in sports, life

By Patrick Van Wersch for MindaNews . DAVAO City — A black belt in Shotokan karate, 48-year-old Jessica Hojas Esparrago, coach and sports leader at Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan, is one of few women coaches in Philippine karate. The self-proclaimed “mama bear coach” is determined to develop athletes ...

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Ozamiz bet bags Mutya ng Misamis Occidental crown

OZAMIZ City — A new set of Mutya ng Misamis Occidental queens was crowned for 2018. Held at the Medina Gymnasium, Celine Mae Pangan of Ozamiz City was crowned Mutya ng Misamis Occidental 2018 besting 17 candidates who vied for the title. Pangan is also awarded as the Best in ...

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Bag-ao bid challenges Ecleo dynasty of Dinagat Province

By Erwin M. Mascariñas Correspondent . Butuan City — A congressional representative who is considered to be a strong contender has challenged the Ecleo political dynasty for the gubernatorial seat for the island province of Dinagat. As the family’s matriarch Glenda B. Ecleo reached her three-term limit after serving as ...

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Marawi a year after liberation: Maranaos still await rehabilitation

By Carolyn O. Arguillas MindaNews and Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism . (Last of five parts) Soon after the President declared Marawi “liberated” on Oct. 17 last year, displaced residents from 52 of the 76 villages vacated were allowed to return to Marawi, in batches, from evacuation centers, their relatives’ ...

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‘Go ahead… burn it’

By Carolyn O. Arguillas MindaNews and Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism . (Fourth of five parts) On Oct. 17, 2017, the day he declared Marawi “liberated from the terrorist influence,”  Duterte said: “So ‘yan ang paghinakit ko. Hindi namin ito gusto. Ginusto ‘to ng mga Maranao, ng mga Maute, at ...

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‘They voted for Du30’

By Carolyn O. Arguillas MindaNews and Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism . (Third of five parts) Luck seemed to smile even more at the Maranaos when Duterte ran, and later won the Presidency. Records from the Commission on Elections show that Marawi and Lanao del Sur voters elected a city ...

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Group launches life-saving mobile app

By Erwin M. Mascariñas Correspondent . Cortes, Surigao del Sur — A non government organization, together with the local government unit here, has successfully implemented and launched the first mobile phone application in Caraga Region aimed to assist and save life during disasters and other life threatening situations. Avegaile G. ...

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