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Rights group accuses ‘state agents’ of killing father of girl slain in military operations

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The human rights group Karapatan in Southern Mindanao has claimed that “state agents” were most likely behind the July 19 murder of Gregorio Gelacio, the father of the 9-year-old girl killed during a military operation in New Bataan, Compostela Valley, about seven years ago.

Posted: July 22nd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Rebels claim killing 3 soldiers in Davao del Norte

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Communist rebels said Friday they had killed three soldiers in a land mine explosion in a remote area of Talaingod in Davao del Norte, but the military immediately denied the claim.

Posted: May 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

A not-so-hidden treasure

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TREASURE Island draws its name from rumors that World War II-era treasures had been buried in it. The island is a tourism treasure in itself, according to officials. FRINSTON LIM

Along the Pan-Philippine Highway in the eastern side of Mindanao is an unspoiled gem of crystal-clear sea teeming with rich marine life on one side and mountains with lush forests pockmarked with numerous caves on the other, waiting to be explored.

Posted: May 4th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

‘Agaton’ sends thousands fleeing

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Project NOAH MTSAT image as of January 18, 2014, 3:01 AM. Screengrab from http://noah.dost.gov.ph/

Seven provinces in Mindanao came under storm warning on Saturday after the low pressure area that had been causing rains and floods in many parts of the island for days developed into a tropical depression.

Posted: January 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Floods leave 20 dead in Mindanao

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Personnel from the ComVal Emergency Response Team evacuate residents who were trapped in the flooding of Compostela Valley province in Mindanao in January this year. College students and the youth are a big help in times of disaster. AP FILE PHOTO

Yet another calamity hit the country. At least 20 people died, 13 were missing and thousands were displaced when landslides and flash floods brought by a low pressure area (LPA) struck towns in Mindanao that are still recovering from Typhoon “Pablo” (international name: Bopha), according to an Associated Press report.

Posted: January 14th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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