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Post Marawi: A tale of two widows

ILIGAN City — Military operations in Marawi City have ended, but the anguish has not ebbed for widows Mary Jane Apao and Minhati Madrais who come from both sides of the war. It was a nightmare for Mary Jane Apao everytime she hears “Marawi.” She lost her husband, Sgt. Philip ...

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The heart that beats for Marawi

Like others who are working hard for their families and themselves, Aikel Sarip woke up feeling exhausted and heavy from yesterday’s work. He gazed at the ceiling trying to find a reason to go on, and there he saw a photo of people he cared about—their faces painted with smiles ...

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Parking the cart

Creative nonfiction by Charmaine Carrillo It was a hot day, a few hours before noon and I woke up to a booming voice. Mga silingan! Naa nay tubig! It was my brother who lived a few meters away calling out to the neighbors that there was water. Peeking from the ...

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The Wires

Flash Fiction by Abigail C James Wires. Tubes. They interchanged before his eyes each time he blinked. He could not even tell them apart anymore as his eyelids grew heavy. Wait. He was pretty sure they were wires – but they kept him alive like dextrose tubes as he scoured ...

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When coffins await a love story to end

ILIGAN City — They say it’s not about how much love you have in the beginning but how much love you build until the end. Here in Iligan City, coffins have been carved out for Flora and Luciano Tapic by their son, even while the couple don’t think death would ...

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Vitamin C

By Christian S Baldomero The bus engine shudder through the window as I lean my head against the glass. I usually listen to some jazz music in my bus rides traversing Cagayan de Oro to Iligan City, but this ride was different. My earphones are on but no song is ...

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Shop your way to LA, with Vismin SM Stores, PAL

WITH summer just ahead, Visayas and Mindanao residents have a chance to take a holiday in Los Angeles, the Philippine Airlines newest destination when they shop at the SM Stores in the region. In The SM Store and PAL’s Shop Your Way to Los Angeles e-raffle promotion, thirty- two (32) lucky winners ...

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Promoting competitiveness of young Filipino engineers

VILLANUEVA, Misamis Oriental – Energy-firm Steag State Power Inc. (SPI) welcomes the 6th batch of young professional engineers to its annual Cadet Engineer Training (CET) Program. Nineteen (19) trainees from different engineering fields were admitted to the program after passing SPI’s competitive screening process. Since launch of the program in ...

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