Datu Victor: The ‘thorn’ in the coffee plantation

Datu Victor: The ‘thorn’ in the coffee plantation

Datu Victor was like a thorn in the coffee plantation. He was killed because of his firm stance to protect their ancestral domain. But he did not die in vain for he was not only fighting for the future of his children but for the future of his people as well, and perhaps his death will inspire and strengthen them more to continue defending their ancestral domain.

IN PICTURES: Sasa fire, aftermath

IN PICTURES: Sasa fire, aftermath

A massive fire hit a community of informal settlers and a large portion of a bustling Sasa public market in Davao City on November 24. The fire, which according to the residents was caused by an explosion of a butane gas, destroyed about 350 structures and left at...
IN PICTURES: Marawi evacuees

IN PICTURES: Marawi evacuees

Four months after the fighting broke out in Marawi City, displaced residents are still languishing in 78 different evacuation centers across provinces of Lanao del Norte, Lanao del Sur and Misamis Occidental. The clashes between Philippine government forces and...
IN PICTURES: Marawi Crisis

IN PICTURES: Marawi Crisis

Fighting still continues between the government forces and Maute terror group inside Marawi City for four months already. Military says the fighting is confined in a ‘small area’ near the Lake Lanao. The fighting, which erupted on May 23, has displaced at...
Manang Kimi: The kikay of the pack

Manang Kimi: The kikay of the pack

After our dinner at home on Friday (August 11), Ruby told me while I was with the dogs at the kitchen that there were four rolls of lumpia left on the table. I told her that it’s for Kimi. Ruby paused for a second. As a general rule at home, all leftovers or any...
Earthquake aftermath: Kalilangan and Wao

Earthquake aftermath: Kalilangan and Wao

On Wednesday, April 12, residents of Kalilangan in Bukidnon and Wao in Lanao del Sur were rattled by a magnitude 6.0 earthquake. As of 8am of April 13, a total of 170 houses were partially damaged in these two towns, 117 of which are in Wao.  The good news, no one was...