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A world of fantasy rises in ComVal farming town

A WORLD of wonder rises in the town of Montevista in Compostela Valley province with a population of 40,000 people dependent on farming. FRINSTON LIM

Want to visit the world’s landmarks this Yuletide season for just P10? Montevista, the bucolic farming town of 40,000 people in Compostela Valley province, may be the place to go.

Posted: December 21st, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Southern Mindanao’s disaster response units readied for ‘Ruby’

davao region

Local disaster response and management authorities in Southern Mindanao have stepped up measures to protect lives and property as Typhoon “Ruby” (Hagupit) moved closer to the Philippines on Thursday.

Posted: December 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

2 years after ‘Pablo,’ execs admit shelter target unmet

THE RECENTLY opened shrine in Cateel, Davao Oriental to remember those who died and survived Typhoon Pablo on Dec. 4, 2012.  NICO ALCONABA/INQUIRER MINDANAO

Exactly two years after one of the strongest storms to ever hit the Philippines leveled two provinces in Southern Mindanao, thousands of survivors remain homeless, authorities admitted.

Posted: December 4th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Banana plantation security chief gunned down in Tagum


A former communist rebel who became a policeman before finding a job as chief of security on a banana plantation in Compostela Valley was shot dead by six suspected rebels here on Thursday, the police said Friday.

Posted: November 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

‘Pablo’ survivors plant seeds of new lives in resettlement site

RESIDENTS of new houses in the San Roque resettlement project in New Bataan, Compostela Valley province, pose for a picture after planting calamansi outside their new house. The resettlement project is for survivors of Typhoon “Pablo.” Photo:FRINSTON L. LIM

Housewife Marilyn Regis was in high spirits as she clasped with both hands a lump of loose earth to cover the calamansi seedling she just planted in front of her new house.

Posted: October 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »