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‘Lumad’ caught in crossfire

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MEMBERS of Ata-Manobo tribe wait for food packs being distributed by the local government of Kapalong town in Davao del Norte province. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

With just bolos and antiquated rifles in their arsenal, 30-year-old Rolly Sahay and dozens of Ata-Manobo men in the forests of Gupitan were bold enough to openly express anger against the communist New People’s Army (NPA).

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

Let there be light through DAP

ELECTRIC posts stand in the middle of a community of houses on stilts in the Agusan Marsh that was recently energized through two programs funded by the DAP. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

For many years, residents living in houses on stilts in the remote villages of Sabang Adgawan in La Paz town and Sabang Gibong in Talacogon town have been groping in the dark.

Posted: December 14th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Metro,Photos & Videos | Read More »

New Bataan won’t step out of harm’s way


Officials of typhoon-ravaged New Bataan in Compostela Valley province are appealing to the national government to reconsider its proposal of moving the town elsewhere, saying that it should strengthen disaster mitigation instead.

Posted: October 19th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

‘Lumad’ villages caught in crossfire

A LUMAD woman from the Manobo-Matigsalog tribe and her child rest inside the Compostela municipal gym. At least 67 families, or some 300 persons, from the upland community of Side 4, Mangayon village in Compostela town in Compostela Valley fled following clashes between government troops and communist rebels there last Oct. 4. FRINSTON LIM

Clutching his 4-month-old daughter and blowing air on the baby’s nape to soothe her, Rey Bug-ot wondered what would be left of his farm when he returns to his village.

Posted: October 13th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

36-yr-old embraces farming, sees huge potential

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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.

Posted: April 13th, 2013 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »