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Mindanao solon slams Palparan transfer

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HOMECOMING?  Retired Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr. is brought to the Army Custodial Center in Fort Bonifacio in Taguig City from the Bulacan Provincial Jail in the City of Malolos.   RAFFY LERMA

A militant lawmaker from Mindanao said Wednesday that the court order allowing the transfer of retired Major General Jovito Palparan from the Bulacan provincial jail to the Philippine Army Custodial Center in Fort Bonifacio was a form of “special treatment” and would worsen the culture of impunity in the country.

Posted: September 17th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

The many purposes of ‘Treevolution’

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ASIDE from its cash potential, cacao can also play a part in greening Mindanao. Sen. Bam Aquino digs alongside Task Force Mapalad cacao farmers. GERMELINA LACORTE

About 25 kilometers from Davao City, schoolchildren continue to go to Vinzons Elementary School in Barangay Manuel Guianga, breathing in harmful farm chemicals in the air, the environment group Interface for Development Intervention (Idis) claimed.

Posted: September 7th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Duterte slams cop’s relief for wife-beating

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Mayor Rodrigo Duterte blasted the relief of Davao City police director Chief Superintendent Vicente Danao as “an exercise of hypocrisy” pending investigation of wife-beating charges and insisted that the Philippine National Police brass reinstate him immediately.

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

The wonders of ‘Dok Alternatibo’

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An employee at a Dok Alternatibo clinic shows the health drink turmeric juice and camote rolls that form part of the natural food program of the thriving health enterprise. 
GERMELINA LACORTE

Edgar Delibo’s foray into alternative medicine was driven by the search for a cure to his wife’s many ailments.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Storm wastes give survivors hope

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Gabayan Center volunteer Lyka Tarona sits on a wooden bench made of driftwood. Gabayan helps survivors of Typhoon “Pablo” find livelihood, including turning driftwood  into pieces of furniture. GERMELINA LACORTE

Furniture pieces carved out of a lauan driftwood on sale at the recently ended Mindanao Crafts and Cultural Village Exhibit here are bringing hope to Typhoon “Pablo” survivors in Baganga, Davao Oriental province.

Posted: August 31st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

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