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Marcos to the Bangsamoro: show the world the May 2025 polls will be peaceful and credible 

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 09 February) – “Giving the vote to the people to choose their leaders is the logical succession, evolution, to the grant of self-rule to your land,” President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. said as he urged Bangsamoro leaders to “show the world” that the first election of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim […].....»»

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NEWS BRIEFS | 9 February 2024

Politics in Cagayan de Oro heats up  CAGAYAN DE ORO (MindaNews / 9 February) – Politics started to heat up here this week after former Mayor Oscar Moreno slammed Mayor Rolando Uy for accusing him of non-payment for the use of the SEARSOLIN and Manresa dormitories during the COVID-19 pandemic. Moreno said the accusations were […].....»»

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A SOJOURNER’S VIEW: Book Review: Wa(o)nder Songs From the Heart

WA(O)NDER: SONGS FROM THE HEARTBy Elvi C. TamayoPublished by Blue Iguana Computer Consultancy ServicesDavao City, 2023 CEBU CITY (MindaNews / 10 February) – In Davao City, an urban center that is teeming with artists in the various fields (literature, visual arts, theatre, music and songwriting), Elvi C. Tamayo stands out as one of the most […].....»»

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Cagayan de Oro welcomes Year of the Wooden Dragon

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MindaNews / 10 February) – Noisy firecrackers and colorful fireworks lit up the sky here as the local Filipino- Chinese community greeted the Year of the Wooden Dragon on Friday night. Shouts of “ Kung Hei Fat Choi” rang through the city as residents and members of the Filipino-Chinese community came out […].....»»

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TYBOX: A Year of the Dragon Forecast

I was about to hang the dragon decor by the doorwhen I noticed the old tiger decor was left hanging for two yearsapologies to the rabbit who’s hopping home now after a year but the past two years do seem like a hazehow my tiger year got swept by a spellstirred by the jade and […].....»»

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All set for transfer of first 8 Philippine eagles to new breeding sanctuary

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 February) – Preparations are now in full swing for the transfer of the first eight Philippine eagles to the isolated National Bird Breeding Sanctuary (NBBS) in Barangay Eden, Toril District on Tuesday, February 13, a Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) official said Friday. PEF communications officer Nathaniele Noelle Nuelan told MindaNews the raptors […].....»»

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Maco landslide: Apex Mining says 3 buses, jeepney waiting to shuttle workers accounted

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 February) – The three buses and a jeepney waiting for workers of Apex Mining Corp. were found buried in the landslide that hit Barangay Masara in Maco, Davao de Oro, the company said. In a statement sent to MindaNews Saturday, Ma. Teresa Lopez Pacis, Apex Mining assistant vice president for […].....»»

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Death toll in Maco landslide now 28

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 10 February) – The death toll in the landslide that hit the mining village of Masara in Maco, Davao de Oro Tuesday night has risen to 28, an official said Saturday. Lea Añora, head of the Department of the Interior and Local Government – Region 11’s Management of the Dead and […].....»»

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REVIEW: Reconstructed History

Davao: Reconstructing History from Text and Memory, 2nd editionAuthor: Macario D. TiuResearch and Publication Office, Ateneo de Davao University, 2021, 571 pages Postcolonial feminist scholar Saidiya Hartman’s revelatory essay titled “Venus in Two Acts” (2008) probes the politics and limits of the archives: how they can distort and silence narratives of African girls in a […].....»»

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3 Chinese nationals nabbed for violating Davao City’s firecracker ban

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 11 February) – Three Chinese nationals who used pyrotechnics to welcome the Chinese New Year here are facing charges for violating City Ordinance 060-02 or the firecracker ban. Arrested by operatives of the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) for using pyrotechnics at the Royal Pines Subdivision along Shrine Hills in Matina […].....»»

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INUTECH: Conversation with a watch repairman

ILIGAN CITY (MindaNews / 11 February)  – I haven’t worn a watch since I lost a Calvin Klein maybe 15 years ago (a gift, of course, because I won’t ever spend that much money for a watch.) The clock on my phone is enough, except when I’m out for a run then I strap on […].....»»

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Gold panning

While rescuers continue to search for the missing in the landslide site in Barangay Masara in Maco, Davao de Oro, small-scale miners pan for gold in another part of town, in a river in Barangay Kinuban on Sunday, 11 February 2024. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO.....»»

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Fishing

Children go fishing in a pond beside the Mandulog River in Hinaplanon, Iligan City on Sunday afternoon, 11 February 2024. MindaNews photo by BOBBY TIMONERA.....»»

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Shelter

Evacuees from the landslide area of Barangay Masara, Maco, Davao de Oro stay inside tents at the Lorenzo Sarmiento Sr. National High School in Mawab, Davao de Oro on 11 February 2024. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO.....»»

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Donated clothes

Evacuees from the landslide area of Barangay Masara, Maco, Davao de Oro scavenge for used clothes from donations at the Lorenzo Sarmiento Sr. National High School in Mawab, Davao de Oro on 11 February 2024. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO.....»»

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Landslide survivor: Where can I get my son’s death certificate?

MACO, Davao de Oro (MindaNews. 11 February) — Ten minutes before 10 a.m. on Sunday, Julius Sandolan, 36, mustered what’s left of his strength to go to the reception area of the  Incident Command Post and ask in Cebuano: “Asa mangayo ug death certificate?”  (Where can I get a death certificate?) Days after staring into […].....»»

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Water Treatment Demo

Personnel from the Metro Manila Development Authority demonstrate the use of water treatment equipment to ensure potable water supply for displaced residents taking shelter at the compound of the Immaculate Conception Quasi Parish in Barangay Elizalde in Maco, Davao de Oro on Sunday (11 February 2024). MindaNews photo by GREGORIO BUENO.....»»

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Media, spectators assured of good view for Araw ng Dabaw activities

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 February)—The Public Safety and Security Office (PSSO) assures spectators, especially the members of the media, to have an amiable and good space to cover the Araw ng Dabaw activities. Davao City will celebrate its 87th charter day on March 16, but by virtue of Republic Act No. 11379, enacted in […].....»»

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DCWD to implement 20% rate increase starting February

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 12 February)—The Davao City Water District (DCWD) has implemented a 20-percent increase in its rates effective this month, an official announced on Monday. Speaking during Kapehan sa Dabaw, DCWD spokesperson JC Duhaylungsod said that the water rate adjustment would be reflected in the bills of the consumers next month. She said […].....»»

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Forced out of their homes by rains and landslide, evacuees await help in Barangay Elizalde

MACO, Davao de Oro (MindaNews / 12 February)—At least 35 families occupying a still unfinished evacuation center in Patagan, Barangay Elizalde are hoping relief agencies will come as their ration of half a kilo of rice each is fast running out. The Provincial Social Welfare and Development Office (PSWDO) listed 11 evacuation centers in Maco […].....»»

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