When promises run dry…

When promises run dry…

Reposting our recent multimedia work for Manila Bulletin. This is all about the multimillion-peso irrigation project that is supposed to address the scarcity of water supply in rice farms this dry season which may have failed to serve its purpose during this El Niño...
Surviving El Niño: contrasting tales of Alamada farmers

Surviving El Niño: contrasting tales of Alamada farmers

ALAMADA, North Cotabato – Every morning, farmer Nora Fe Alfone waters her vegetable garden that sits on a slope just stone’s throw away from her house in this vegetable-growing village of Rangayen. As vegetable farmer, this has been her routine but this time she...
IN PHOTOS: Plebiscite in Cotabato City

IN PHOTOS: Plebiscite in Cotabato City

After 30 years and three plebiscites, Cotabato City is now part of the autonomous government.  Since the birth of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) in 1989, the city has been its ‘provisional’ seat of government. The plebiscite on January 21,...
Mobile Snapshots: Cotabato City

Mobile Snapshots: Cotabato City

Since I moved to Davao City about 15 years ago, I rarely visit Cotabato City except when I’m working on assignments. But whenever I’m here, I didn’t have the chance to move the around the city  due to hectic schedules. But recently, work led me to...
Inside the MILF’s Reformatory Center

Inside the MILF’s Reformatory Center

On August 21, I was given an opportunity to take a look inside the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) Eastern Mindanao Reformation Center in Camp Rajamuda, Pikit, North Cotabato. (This was published on Manila Bulletin print edition on 23 August 2018. )     PIKIT,...
Indak-indak sa Kadalanan 2018

Indak-indak sa Kadalanan 2018

Random mobilephone snapshots taken during the Indak-Indak sa Kadalanan, a street dancing competition that highlights the annual Kadayawan Festival in Davao City.                                All photos were taken using my lowly Redmi Note...
Eid’ Fitr in Pikit

Eid’ Fitr in Pikit

At least 3,000 Muslims coming from neighboring areas gathered at Pikit’s town plaza for the congregational prayer as they celebrate Eid’l Fitr, which marked the end of Ramadhan, a month-long fasting. Following the prayer, at least a thousand of them...