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Aquino rallies Filipinos to face nature challenge

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President Aquino on Monday rallied Filipinos behind what he called a new kind of solidarity, not unlike the one they exhibited in toppling the Ferdinand Marcos dictatorship 28 years ago.

Posted: February 25th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Aquino to ‘Pablo’ survivors: Use spirit of Edsa to rise from calamity

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President Benigno S. Aquino III. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

A day before the 28th Edsa People Power Anniversary, President Benigno Aquino arrived to this typhoon-devastated town, calling on a crowd of a thousand to use the spirit of Edsa to recover from the calamity.

Posted: February 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Tropical Depression Agaton kills 37 across Mindanao

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Residents ride a boat as they paddle along a flooded village brought about by heavy rains in the outskirts of Butuan City, Agusan del sur province, in southern island of Mindanao on January 13, 2014. Twenty-two people have been killed and nearly 200,000 others evacuated from floods and landslides that hit a southern Philippine region still recovering from a deadly 2012 typhoon, the government said January 14. AFP PHOTO/Erwin Mascarinas

Floods and landslides spawned by Tropical Depression “Agaton” have killed 37 people in Mindanao, the government’s disaster agency said on Saturday.

Posted: January 19th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

5 fishermen rescued off Davao Oriental

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Five fishermen from Surigao del Sur were rescued off the coastal village of Licod in Baganga, Davao Oriental, according to Governor Corazon Malanyaon.

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

‘Agaton’ sends thousands fleeing

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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 »

Province opens window on its soul

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FIGURES representing the mixed population of Davao Oriental—“lumad,” Christians and Muslims—greet visitors at the entrance of the province’s newly opened museum. NICO ALCONABA

The skeletal remains of Davor, the 53-foot sperm whale that was found dead on the shores of Governor Generoso town in 2011, greet visitors of the Subangan, the newly opened museum in the province of Davao Oriental.

Posted: January 11th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

A year after ‘Pablo,’ housing woes linger

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A TYPHOON “Pablo” survivor waits for the turnover of government-built houses in ceremonies that were canceled because of President Aquino’s absence. KARLOS MANLUPIG

For a farmer who lost his house to Typhoon “Pablo” a year ago, Johnny Agulitas does not find himself doubly blessed for having two shelters to go to nowadays in Baganga town, Davao Oriental. In fact, it presents a dilemma for someone who earns only from occasional work at a coconut lumberyard.

Posted: December 7th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Typhoon ‘Pablo’ survivors in Davao Oriental to get housing units

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A DSWD bunkhouse in Cateel, Davao Oriental. NICO ALCONABA/INQUIRER MINDANAO

“Those should be painted yellow,” Governor Corazon Malanyaon told the field engineer as she pointed to a row of still-being-finished houses.

Posted: December 2nd, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

GenSan townmates welcome Pacquiao victory as gloom-breaker

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Manny Pacquiao. AP  FILE PHOTO

Manny Pacquiao’s victory in Macau was welcomed by his townmates in this city as an event that broke the gloom from the past three calamities that hit the country.

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Maguindanao 4 years after

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As early as daybreak, people start to arrive at the public market and the adjacent terminal in Shariff Aguak. They set up makeshift stalls consisting of tables and oversized umbrellas. Some spread mats on the ground for their dry goods. Others use worn-out sacks for their vegetables. Buyers arrive, and soon the place becomes a beehive of commercial activity. It is Monday, market day.

Posted: November 24th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

No letup in quest for justice

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A PUBLIC transport terminal in Datu Unsay town in Maguindanao is empty as the town continues to be a stronghold of Andal Ampatuan Jr., one of the principal accused in the Maguindanao massacre. NICO ALCONABA

Governor Esmael Mangudadatu vowed no letup in the quest for justice for the 58 people, including his wife, who were killed in the Nov. 23, 2009, massacre in this town.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Atrocities etched in Ampatuan turf

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A CONCRETE POST is left of the fence that the Ampatuan clan had erected around farms that the family allegedly forcibly took from residents of Shariff Aguak town. Some residents reportedly joined the Moro rebellion after they failed to get justice. NICO ALCONABA

Wearing a navy blue short-sleeve polo, Zacaria Goma looked like he was on his way to a special event. No one would have guessed that this man had been to war, and is still willing to go to one. He is the head of the Moro Islamic Liberation Front’s (MILF) 105th Base Command.

Posted: November 23rd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Mangudadatu vows to keep fighting for justice for massacre victims

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Maguindanao provincial Gov. Esmael Mangudadatu looks at mug shots of suspects in the Maguindanao massacre. AP

Governor Esmael Mangudadatu has vowed to keep seeking justice for the 58 people who died in the Nov. 23, 2009, massacre right here in this town.

Posted: November 21st, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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