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‘Pablo’ survivors plant seeds of new lives in resettlement site

RESIDENTS of new houses in the San Roque resettlement project in New Bataan, Compostela Valley province, pose for a picture after planting calamansi outside their new house. The resettlement project is for survivors of Typhoon “Pablo.” Photo:FRINSTON L. LIM

Housewife Marilyn Regis was in high spirits as she clasped with both hands a lump of loose earth to cover the calamansi seedling she just planted in front of her new house.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Suspected NPA rebels torch equipment used in gov’t housing for ‘Pablo’ survivors


Communist rebels on Wednesday night torched several pieces of heavy equipment used in a government housing project for typhoon victims in Monkayo, Compostela Valley, police on Thursday said.

Posted: October 2nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Activist shot, wounded after anti-pork forum in Tagum City

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A peasant organizer was shot and wounded by still unidentified gunmen on Monday afternoon after he attended the launching of the People’s Initiative Against Pork (PIAP).

Posted: September 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Lumad’ caught in crossfire

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MEMBERS of Ata-Manobo tribe wait for food packs being distributed by the local government of Kapalong town in Davao del Norte province. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

With just bolos and antiquated rifles in their arsenal, 30-year-old Rolly Sahay and dozens of Ata-Manobo men in the forests of Gupitan were bold enough to openly express anger against the communist New People’s Army (NPA).

Posted: September 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Hailstorm hits town in Compostela Valley

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Hailstones the size of marbles rained down on the center of Monkayo town in Compostela Valley prior to a thunderstorm Tuesday afternoon, police and disaster officials said.

Posted: September 3rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »