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Child labor: Childhood spent on dangerous jobs

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A SCENE in Davao City that is repeated many times over elsewhere—that of a child digging into garbage bins for food or recyclable materials—has become all too familiar that no one seems to bother asking why it is happening. KARLOS MANLUPIG

Sixteen-year-old Raymond started selling vegetables at the local market when he was 8.

Posted: June 8th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Anti-mining activist was rebel leader wanted for extortion, says military

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File photo by RICHARD BALONGLONG

A mining activist who was reportedly abducted in South Cotabato has turned up at the local jail here, held on charges ranging from extortion to illegal detention and murder and of being a leader of the insurgent New People’s Army.

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

‘Sakurab’ wafts way to empowerment

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Potra Hadji Karim beams with pride at her “sakurab” harvest. KARLOS MANLUPIG

A meal in a Maranao household in Lanao del Sur province is not really complete without the tasty and spicy “palapa,” an appetizer that according to tradition, should be prepared with love using “sakurab,” or white scallions, ginger and chili.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Dreams die young in Talaingod, Davao del Norte

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A Manobo girl sleeps near her pet dog in a church compound in Davao City where her family and tribe fled amid clashes between government soldiers and communist guerrillas that are tearing their community apart in Talaingod, Davao del Norte province. 
KARLOS MANLUPIG

They had to do that because the government forces deployed to the communities were allegedly prohibiting the residents from leaving the area, Dausay explained.

Posted: April 6th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,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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