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Oro-born novelist to talk on young adult literature

The Nagkahiusang Magsusulat sa Cagayan de Oro (Nagmac) is set to host “What makes hit YA Lit: KM Levis on Young Adult Literature,” an author craft talk, book signing, and manuscripts critiquing with Cagayan de Oro-born and Sydney-based novelist KM Levis who authored bestselling speculative novels “The Girl Between Two ...

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Agusan Norte, Coast Guard raring to enhance disaster response skills

By Erwin M. Mascariñas Correspondent . Butuan City — The province of Agusan del Norte and the Philippine Coast Guard (PSG) are looking into finding more means to have and conduct safety and rescue training as part of the mitigating measures towards addressing capabilities against disaster emergency scenarios. “We hope ...

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Building a culture of sports in Maguindanao

By PATRICK VAN WERSCH for MindaNews . Just two years ago, Datu Ibrahim Paglas Memorial College (DIPMC) in Maguindanao had a single sports team. This year, they started the academic year with 10. DIPMC’s sports director, 26-year old Al Rashid Sendad, points to the influence of the Mindanao Peace Games ...

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Camiguin Island: Legend of the Lanzones

(Second of three parts) You’ll be captivated by the curious lanzones lore as told by townsfolk dancing to its narration — the tale of Buahanan — the regular theme of the province’s lanzones dance parade. Buahanan is the local name of lanzones in Camiguin. According to the legend, two kids ...

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24 historical churches take center stage in Diwanag Festival

COMPOSTELA Valley — A showcase of 24 historical churches in the world will be the major attraction of this year’s 18th Diwanag Festival of the Municipality of Montevista in Compostela Valley province. The Diwanag Festival is one of the most anticipated events every Christmas season in Compostela Valley province. The ...

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Repeal of ‘Pangilinan law’ won’t solve delinquency

DAVAO City — A child rights advocate here has reiterated its opposition to repeal the set minimum age of criminal responsibility under the Republic Act 9344 or the Juvenile Justice and Welfare Act of 2006. Jaziel Sinadjan, speaking for Davao Act 4 Children’s Rights (Doact), said that the proposed amendment ...

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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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