By Cai Panlilio
A staunch supporter of outgoing Mayor Vicente “Dongkoy” Emano, Inday Acdal always made sure his campaign posters were plastered outside her house during election season. That, however, changed after she lost some of her neighbors and her entire home during the Tropical Storm “Sendong” tragedy on Dec. 17, 2011.
By Ryan D. Rosauro
The rains have come. No, it’s not an official declaration that summer is over. It’s the traditional opening for business of the “vote market” that is an attendant feature of Philippine elections, including tomorrow’s exercise.
Election time is apparently the same season for the filing or revival of corruption charges against politicians.
By Danilo V. Adorador III
An aged piece of heavy equipment has become this city’s newest campaign season celebrity of sorts.
By Nico A. Alconaba
Romeo, 69, has already accepted the fact that his house and coconut farm were destroyed by Typhoon “Pablo.” Besides, he admits, almost everyone in his neighborhood in the village of Bobonao suffered the same fate.
By Aquiles Z. Zonio
Eight-division boxing champ and Sarangani Rep. Manny Pacquiao is banking on his so-called performance and “zero corruption” campaign to pull off wins for his party-mates against formidable election opponents in South Cotabato, Sarangani and General Santos City.
By Allan Nawal
Businessman Antonio Tiu of AgriNurture Inc., the first and only purely agricultural company listed on the Philippine Stock Exchange (PSE), must really know what he was talking about when he said that there’s money in agriculture.
By Triccia Dacer
The municipal building of New Bataan in Compostela Valley is teeming with people going about their transactions. Nearby, the small wet market is likewise crowded, mostly by women buying fresh fish and vegetables.
By Germelina Lacorte
Reflecting on his upcoming graduation, a teenage Dibabawun student recalls going to class with an empty stomach as his most difficult time in school.
By Nico Alconaba
Jeneva Mendoza had to rush to the dressmaker. A sleeve of her toga got burned while she was ironing it, and it’s only three hours before the baccalaureate Mass.
Thousands flocked to Divine Mercy Hills in El Salvador, Misamis Oriental, to offer their devotion and renew their personal relationship with God.
For most people in Mindanao, every day is Earth Hour Day. Maria Chuchi Siva, a 41-year-old mother of two, complained that the frequent power outages in Zamboanga City are hurting her family’s finances.
By Germelina Lacorte
She survived when a typhoon hit this town in December last year. But three months after Typhoon “Pablo” ravaged this town, Cristina Jose, 40, mother of three, wife to husband Danilo, and a village councilor in the remote village of Binondo, did not survive the bullet that pierced her body and exited her breast.