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Cotabato guv returns to work after 90-day suspension over Cebu fertilizer scandal

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 21 Nov) – Cotabato Gov. Nancy Catamco returned to work Thursday after serving her 90-day suspension over a fertilizer scam that she was accused of involvement over a decade ago in Cebu province when she was still engaged in business. After buckling down to work, Catamco, a Lumad from the Manobo-Tagawata […].....»»

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World Children’s Day

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Teaching ’em young how to farm, scientifically

MANOLO FORTICH, Bukidnon (MindaNews / 21 Nov) – While fewer and fewer Filipino youths are going into agriculture with the lure of hi-tech jobs these days, children of a group of farmers advocating organic and sustainable agriculture seem to like following their parents’ footsteps, with some liberating technology added instead of taking the usual path […].....»»

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TURNING POINT: How Not to Succeed

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (MindaNews / 21 Nov) – Stamping out the drug menace is one of the centerpiece programs of the Duterte administration. The drug problem undermines the physical, mental and spiritual health of the people and the peace and stability of society. The promise to end it, as well as that of the endemic […].....»»

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AMPATUAN MASSACRE@10: Ten years of waiting for justice; end impunity now

(Ma. Reynafe Momay-Castillo is the daughter of Reynaldo Momay, photographer of Midland Courier in Tacurong City who was among 58 killed on November 23, 2009 in Ampatuan, Maguindanao. His remains were not found. Reynafe, a registered nurse, is now based in the United States) As someone who has undergone severe pain of loss, one can […].....»»

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Dancesport Competition

The municipality of Glan in Sarangani province dominates the floor, bagging 1st place during the Sarangani Province Athletic Association Meet Dancesport Competition in Juvenile Latin category held at the Municipal Gymnasium on November 18, 2019. Photo by JOHN JAMES I. DOCTOR/Community Development Information Office  .....»»

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From NorthCot to Bangsamoro

Officials of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao led by Chief Minister Ahod Balawag Ebrahim officially receives from North Cotabato’s Acting Governor Emmylou Talino-Mendoza the symbolic key of responsibility during the turnover Wednesday, November 20, 2019, of the 63 predominantly Moro barangays in North Cotabato that voted yes to inclusion in the Bangsamoro region […].....»»

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‘Look After’: Notes on Philippines’ visual arts and photography exhibits in Budayaw Festival 2019 in Kuching

KUCHING, Malaysia (MindaNews / 20 November) — ‘Look After’ is a phrasal verb that refers to act for the betterment of others – an act of doing after generating empathy towards a fellow human being and to the greater community. The one doing the act becomes an exemplar of participation, compassion and solidarity. The viewers […].....»»

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4 Mindanawons featured in Budayaw Festival visual arts exhibit in Kuching

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 November) – Four Mindanawons are representing the Philippines in the ongoing BIMP-EAGA Budayaw Festival in Kuching, Malaysia on November 19 to 23. Visual artists Abraham Ambo Garcia Jr. of Davao City, Al-Nezzar Buday Ali of General Santos City and Mariano Amar Catague of Butuan and Davao, and photojournalist Froilan Osabel […].....»»

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New South Cotabato police director assumes post

KORONADAL CITY (MindaNews / 20 Nov)– A South Cotabato native was installed as the new police provincial director on Wednesday vice another fellow South Cotabateño, who was at odds with the rookie governor. Col. Jemuel Siason replaced Col. Joel Limson in a ceremony presided by Brig. Gen. Alfred Corpus, Police Regional Office-12 (PRO-12) director, at […].....»»

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Malaysia plans to import more raw agri materials, minerals from Mindanao

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 20 November) — Malaysia plans to import raw agricultural materials and minerals from Mindanao to support the massive expansion of its manufacturing sector, Malaysia External Trade Development Corporation (MATRADE)-Manila commissioner  Siti Azlina said on Wednesday at the Malaysia-Philippines Business Forum at the Marco Polo Hotel Davao. Azlina said the manufacturing firms […].....»»

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ALPSIDE DOWNED: Relief

BERN, Switzerland (MindaNews / 20 November) — Following the latest natural disaster that hit the Philippines, overseas Filipinos face the same questions as our kababayans at home: What can I do to help? Where do I send help? These questions are asked frequently, as the Philippines lies along the typhoon belt and the quake-prone Pacific […].....»»

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NorthCot turns over 63 barangays to Bangsamoro region

COTABATO CITY (MindaNews / 20 November) – Sixty-three villages in six North Cotabato towns that voted yes to inclusion in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao in the February 2019 plebiscite were formally turned over Wednesday by Acting North Cotabato Governor Emmylou Talino-Mendoza to Bangsamoro Chief Minister Ahod “Al Haj Murad” Balawag Ebrahim. Mendoza […].....»»

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Relief for quake ‘bakwits’: hot meals from a mobile kitchen

MAKILALA, North Cotabato (MindaNews /19 November) – At the outdoor kitchen behind a government day care center at the Imelda Park in Magpet, North Cotabato, cook Grace Paclar sautes garlic for her menu of the day — chicken ginagmay (similar to menudo) — to feed 300 families in Barangay Tagbac while photojournalist Alex Baluyut beside […].....»»

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Kidapawan gov’t grants owner 15-day extension to demolish Eva’s Hotel

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews / 19 November) — The City Government has granted the request of the management of Eva’s Hotel for another 15-day extension to start the demolition of the building that collapsed when the Magnitude 6.5 quake struck on October 31. It was the fourth Magnitude 6 quake that jolted the city and neighboring […].....»»

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(2nd update) Magnitude 5.9 quake jolts Bukidnon

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews/18 Nov) – A Magnitude 5.9 earthquake rocked Bukidnon at 9:22 p.m. Monday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. In its Earthquake Information No. 2, PHIVOLCS pegged the epicenter at 07.67°N, 124.92°E – 009 km N 01° W of Kadingilan (Bukidnon), or somewhere in the municipality of Don Carlos. The agency’s […].....»»

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4 injured, classes suspended in Bukidnon due to Magnitude 5.9 quake

MALAYBALAY CITY (MindaNews / 19 November) — Five local government units in Bukidnon suspended classes in all school levels on Tuesday to allow building officials to assess the safety of structures after a magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck the area at 9:22 p.m. Monday. The suspension of classes was declared in the towns of Kadingilan, Don […].....»»

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Magnitude 4.2 quake hits Davao Oriental

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 19 Nov) — Residents jolted by Monday night’s Magnitude 5.9 earthquake were shaken anew by a Magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 3 p.m. Tuesday, with epicenter located west of Lupon in Davao Oriental. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said the quake registered Intensity 3 in Davao City with instrumental […].....»»

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Samal Island, San Isidro town vow to eliminate plastic pollution by 2030

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/18 Nov) – The Island Garden City of Samal (IGACOS) and San Isidro, Davao Oriental will partner with the World Wide Fund for Nature-Philippines (WWF-Philippines) to eliminate plastic pollution by 2030. Czarina Constantino, project manager of WWF-Philippines’ Plastic Smart Cities Project (PSC), said in an email to MindaNews on Sunday that the international […].....»»

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300 quake-affected families in Kidapawan return home

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/ 18 Nov) – Close to 300 families who sought refuge in evacuation centers here due the series of powerful earthquakes last month have returned to their homes starting Friday upon the order of the city government, an official said Monday. Psalmer Bernalte, head of the City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (CDRRMO), […].....»»

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