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Let there be light through DAP

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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

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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

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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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TIU. Contributed Photo

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 »

‘Pablo’ survivors expect better days

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CDN FILE PHOTO

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.

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

Life not normal year after storm

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CHILDREN survivors of the 2011 Tropical Storm “Sendong” tragedy in Cagayan de Oro have learned to cope with despair over the past year. Life, however, has not returned to normal for many others. Most of the children have struggled hard to overcome their trauma by continuing their education and participating in psychosocial activities. CAI PANLILIO/INQUIRER MINDANAO

Mary Rose Dumaguit, 12, lost her mother and 8-month-old sister when floodwaters destroyed their house in Sitio (sub-village) Cala-Cala in Barangay (village) Macasandig when Tropical Storm “Sendong” struck a year ago today. Like many children, who lost not only family members but also their homes, her life has never been the same since then.

Posted: December 15th, 2012 in Featured Columns,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Army to tap villagers as teachers’ guards

MEMBERS of the Higaonon tribal community gather outside their school in Rogongon, a remote village in Iligan City where teachers refuse to report for work out of fear of being abducted by a group of bandits. RICHEL V. UMEL/INQUIRER MINDANAO

ILIGAN CITY—The Army is planning to recruit residents of a remote village here as militiamen to help secure teachers who have been traumatized by the abduction of two of their colleagues last March and are reluctant to return to their schools. Fear of being abducted lingered in the village after two teachers were snatched last [...]

Posted: July 5th, 2012 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Introducing Tawi-Tawi, Sulu folk to healthcare

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Health services know no boundaries Workers brought together by a Department of Health (DOH) campaign to bring medical services to the people of Tawi-Tawi sweltered in 36-degree-Celsius heat, endured hours of sea travel, ignored threats of kidnapping to attend to people who have not seen a doctor all their lives.

Posted: May 5th, 2012 in Featured Columns,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

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