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Butuan skateboarding sport on the rise

By Erwin M. Mascariñas Correspondent . Butuan City — As the sport of skateboarding has gained popular recognition and will see its Olympic debut in Tokyo 2020, local enthusiasts here are pleading for support to have their own skating park built. “We have submitted a proposal for support to the ...

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Dismayed, deceived another NPA yields

Tago, Surigao del Sur — Another New People’s Army leader surrendered to the 36th Infantry Battalion at around 5 pm, Saturday at H36IB, Sitio Upper Mambago, Barangay Dayoan, Tago, Surigao del Sur. The surenderee is identified as Jomar Martinez Mapando, alias Peter, 25, married, and a resident of Sitio San ...

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A powerhouse cast

By Carolyn O. Arguillas MindaNews . (First of three parts) At the Peace Assembly on Jan. 18 to push for the ratification of Republic Act 11054 or the Organic Law for the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, a frail, softspoken elderly lady — the lone female speaker in that ...

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Women in the Bangsamoro

By Amalia B. Cabusao For Mindanews . The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Barmm) was formally inaugurated at the Shariff Kabunsuan Cultural Complex in Cotabato City on March 29, a vision long imagined by those who worked for years to make this new social order a reality. For Fatima ...

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Former fighters ready for decommissioning

By Teng Lauban Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief . Maguindanao — Babu Psung, 60, from Sultan Sa Barongis, Maguindanao, will be among the hundreds of Bangsamoro residents who will be witnessing the landmark occasion. She is the wife of a grizzled MILF combatant. The Comprehensive Agreement on the Bangsamoro provides ...

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President Duterte leads inauguration of Bangsamoro government

By Teng Lauban Datu Cotabato City Bureau Chief . COTABATO City — President Rodrigo Duterte led the inauguration ceremony of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (Barmm) last Friday in Cotabato City. BARMM INAUGURATION. President Rodrigo Duterte (foreground, second from right) bangs the “agong” marking the investiture of the ...

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Red Genotiva: Pop surrealism as mind work

DAVAO City — Artists and art enthusiasts may want to check out the works of this budding visual artist, Red “Oni” Genotiva, who is starting to make his mark with unique, intriguing pop surrealist art. Red “Oni” Genotiva during the opening night of his third solo exhibit, entitled “C h ...

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educating the young: Garland girls (2)

By Lina Sagaral Reyes Special correspondent . (Last of two parts) Garland-making for graduation ceremonies is a brisk cottage industry in Sitio Palalan, Barangay Lumbia, Cagayan de Oro City. Three generations of garland makers tell their stories of getting basic education and the circumstances why getting a diploma had been ...

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