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‘Sakurab’ wafts way to empowerment

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

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. 

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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TO THE RESCUE.  Personnel from the ComVal Emergency Response Team evacuate residents who were trapped in the flooding of Compostela Valley province in Mindanao. Floods and landslides triggered by heavy rains from a low pressure area have affected 132,000 people from 10 provinces.  AP

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 »

4 rebels killed in ComVal clashes

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At least four communist rebels were killed in two recent clashes with government forces in Compostela Valley, a military official reported Saturday.

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Bid for better health gives birth to app


Midwives in the country have been on the front line of providing basic maternity and child health services.

Posted: November 9th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Soldiers arrest former UP physics teacher after Davao Oriental clash

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KIM GARGAR in a wheelchair at the provincial hospital in Mati City in Davao Oriental NICO ALCONABA/INQUIRER MINDANAO

When Kim Gargar, a former physics teacher, was found wounded in the head and right foot by soldiers along a river in Barangay (village) Aliwagwag in Cateel town on Oct. 1, two versions of whatever happened to him have surfaced.

Posted: October 7th, 2013 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Freed hostages to be reunited with families soon—Roxas


Interior and Local Governmeny Secretary Manuel “Mar” Roxas said the hostages would be reunited with their relatives soon.

Posted: September 17th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Attack choppers hit rebel sites

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CAR BOMB  Investigators sift through the debris left by what is believed to be a car bomb that exploded on Camino Nuevo and Gov. Alvarez Streets in Zamboanga City on Monday.  EDWIN BACASMAS

The military on Monday launched air strikes on Moro rebels occupying coastal villages here, stepping up efforts to end a standoff that has killed dozens and displaced thousands of people.

Posted: September 17th, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

26 hostages freed by MNLF


At least 26 hostages, most of them students, were freed by their Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) captors in the village of Santa Catalina here on Monday night.

Posted: September 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Gov’t struggling to feed growing number of Zamboanga evacuees

More than 62 thousand evacuees affected by gunbattle between government forces and MNLF rebels crowd the  evacuation center in Joaquin Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex, Zamboanga City.

With the end of the conflict between government troops and Moro National Liberation Front forces still unsure, government is now having problems on how to feed the number of displaced persons that increases by the day.

Posted: September 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Zambo fighting enters second week


Loud gunfire and explosions welcomed the 8th day of fighting between government troops and Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF) forces here.

Posted: September 16th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

No end in sight for Zamboanga conflict

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A week after a faction of the Moro National Liberation Front attacked Zamboanga City, government officials still could not say when the fighting would end.

Posted: September 15th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Moro rebs wound 3 in North Cotabato attack

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Members of the breakaway Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF). INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Gunmen belonging to the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) started to move again, wounding three civilians in an attack in Pikit town, North Cotabato province, on Thursday.

Posted: September 14th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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