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Tagum’s longest ‘dining hall’

EACH night at 6 p.m., 1.5 kilometers of Tagum City’s streets turn into a night market offering food and goods. TAGUM CITY INFORMATION OFFICE

At exactly 6 p.m. every day, more than a kilometer long of this city’s streets turn into a bustling dining hall—sweet-smelling smoke wafting from hundreds of grills set up in tents as a massive army of famished students, office workers and people from all walks of life troop to feast on various, affordable culinary fares.

Posted: August 24th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Photos & Videos,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Giving another chance to dropouts

SOME of the beneficiaries of the BEAM-ARMM program at work  PHOTO FROM BEAM-ARMM

He dropped plans of going to college after graduating from high school in Datu Hoffer town in Maguindanao, one of the poorest provinces in the country, but Rasul Alon still found a way to improve his prospects.

Posted: July 20th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

A celebration in ARMM as new teachers hired


A test message drove Madsaif Bandun, 50, from Tawi-Tawi, to tears. “I could not believe it. I cried because I was so happy,” Bandun said.

Posted: June 1st, 2014 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

A not-so-hidden treasure

TREASURE Island draws its name from rumors that World War II-era treasures had been buried in it. The island is a tourism treasure in itself, according to officials. FRINSTON LIM

Along the Pan-Philippine Highway in the eastern side of Mindanao is an unspoiled gem of crystal-clear sea teeming with rich marine life on one side and mountains with lush forests pockmarked with numerous caves on the other, waiting to be explored.

Posted: May 4th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Badjao tribe losing home at sea

SOLDIERS in full battle gear evoke a familiar scene as they patrol RT Lim Boulevard where members of the Badjao tribe are being evicted again to be moved far from the sea, where they make a living and which they have known to be home. PHOTO BY  JULIE S. ALIPALA

Presiana Abdusalam longs to go back to her village of Mariki in Zamboanga City. “I want to sleep to the sound of the sea,” the Badjao mother of three said.

Posted: April 27th, 2014 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »