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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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3 generations of educating the young: The garland girls

By Lina Sagaral Reyes Special correspondent . “Every time I work on these garlands, I remember how much I wanted to go to school, how much I wanted my daughters to finish high school. I only finished four years of elementary school.” (First of two parts) Stringing paper flowers has ...

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American philanthropist ‘with a Filipino heart’

“I have learned things in Puntod that helped me through my life.” Henry Boland Howard, described as an American philanthropist “with a Filipino heart,” was the guest of honor at the 3rd Xavier University – Ateneo de Cagayan Board of Trustees Speaker Series held in an exclusive event at the ...

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Bagobo-Tagabawa community gets free healthcare aid

Members of the Bagobo-Tagabawa community in barangay Sibulan in Sta Cruz, Davao Del Sur were relieved of their stress and discomfort after availing of the free medical and dental services from AboitizPower subsidiary Hedcor during the latter’s recent medical mission. The event was even more fitting because it added color ...

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Plight of displaced people in Mindanao

By FROILAN GALLARDO Special Correspondent . The hunt against black flag-affiliated armed groups has resulted to the forced evacuation of thousands of residents in Mindanao. The International Committee of the Red Cross said more than 50,000 residents in Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur were displaced after military operations intensifies against ...

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‘Catriona speaking more sense than Panelo’

Child Rights Network (CRN) takes exception to the recent comments of Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo that Miss Universe Catriona Gray “may have been misinformed of the facts” on the moves to lower the minimum age of criminal responsibility (MACR) from the current 15 years old to 12. In an interview ...

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Widow: Financial assistance, a great help for those in need

Aralyne Balbin, a utility worker, always wear a smile despite the trials in her life like in this photo with her friends from DSWD Satellite Office in Iligan City. Photos grabbed from Aralyne’s Facebook account Aralyne Balbin, 50 of Iligan City cleans an office daily to earn a minimum daily ...

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Davsur public high school receives new science labs

Students of Inawayan National High School (INHS) can now enjoy a more immersive learning experience after AboitizPower subsidiary Therma South, Inc. (TSI) and Aboitiz Foundation, Inc. recently turned over two fully equipped science laboratories to the institution. TSI, in partnership with Aboitiz Foundation, refurbished and turned  two classrooms into science ...

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FDC Misamis conducts medical mission

MORE than 300 Camiguingnons have benefited from a joint medical-dental mission by the Gotaniun family-led FDC Misamis Power Corporation (FDC Misamis) and the Provincial Government of Camiguin held at Purok Lagundi, Barangay Poblacion in Mambajao, Camiguin recently. The mission’s components include: basic health consultation for children and adults; provision of ...

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