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‘Pride of Badjaos’

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RAYMOND Amil, a 23-year-old Badjao teacher, outside his family’s shack at the Don Joaquin Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex, which is home to thousands of evacuees  JULIE S. ALIPALA

  ZAMBOANGA CITY–The odds are stacked against Raymond Amil when he started to pursue his dream of becoming a licensed teacher.   His father, Johnson, is a fisherman who barely earns enough to feed the family. His mother, Minda, stays at home. Both are illiterate.   When Raymond took the licensure exams for aspiring teachers, [...]

Posted: June 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

No ransom paid for release of kidnapped woman, says family

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No ransom was paid for the release of beauty specialist Sabrina Voon here on Wednesday afternoon, the victim’s family said.

Posted: June 26th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Boy, 3, dies in Zamboanga City shelter

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A 3-year-old boy became the latest casualty of malnutrition and illnesses that have been stalking evacuation centers here since the massive displacement of residents during a terror attack by followers of Moro leader Nur Misuari in September last year.

Posted: June 26th, 2014 in Headlines,Regions | Read More »

Cosmetics dealer released by kidnappers after 4 months

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Suspected Abu Sayyaf bandits freed beauty products dealer Sabrina Ikbala Voon on Tuesday after holding her in captivity for more than four months, the police said.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Zambonga City councilor suspended for grave misconduct

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City Councilor Josephine Pareja was slapped with a six-month suspension by the Office of the Ombudsman in Mindanao for grave misconduct.

Posted: June 7th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

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