Mindanao Ilaga Movement from keith bacongco on Vimeo. Mindanao Ilaga Movement says they support the peace agreement between the Philippine government and Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF) but they are wary of the other Moro factions who have been left out in the negotiations.
The street dancing competition is one of the highlights of the annual Halad Festival in Midsayap, North Cotabato. This town celebrates the feast of its patron Santo Niño every third Sunday of January.
NEW BATAAN, Compostela Valley (MindaNews / 3 December) – Seventeen-year-old Joseph Babag, remembers vividly December 3, 2012, the day before super typhoon Pablo struck their town. Classes had been cancelled so his two younger siblings were home and were having fun with his farmer-parents until evening. Read story here
BILIRAN, Leyte – While most of the relief operations in typhoon- ravaged areas are delivering mostly food aid, survivors of super typhoon Bopha handed unique form of relief: a food for the spirituality. Calling it as a “spiritual journey,” 22 typhoon survivors from New Bataan town of Compostela Valley province travelled at least 600 kilometers… read more →
On November 27, I joined the group of typhoon survivors from New Bataan in Compostela Valley province in what they call a “spiritual journey” to the typhoon-ravaged areas in Leyte. The group chose Biliran town in Island Province of Biliran because it is the hometown of Capt. Oscar Corpin, chief of the 66th IB’s CMO… read more →
NEW BATAAN, Compostela Valley (MindaNews/2 November)—While most Filipinos trooped to the cemeteries to remember their beloved departed on Friday, All Saints’ Day, some residents of this town who lost their families and relatives to rampaging flashfloods 11 months ago gathered at a marker standing at the center of Barangay Andap. The marker bears the names… read more →
MIDSAYAP, North Cotabato (MindaNews/25 September) – Residents of barangays Bual Norte, Palongoguen and portions of Malingao in this town were trying to restore some normalcy in their lives two days after skirmishes between government forces and the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters (BIFF) forced hundreds of families to flee. Read full story
Barangay Andap, New Bataan, Compostela Valley Province: Of the 15 elementary classrooms, only one was left as the rest were destroyed by flashfloods triggered by Typhoon “Pablo” last December. Since January, elementary classes have been relocated inside the high school compound.
The Lechon tray makers of Bayugan, Agusan del Sur.
Portion of the testimony of Datu Roelito Gawilan during the public inquiry of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on the killing of Fr. Fausto Tentorio, PIME. The three-day inquiry, which started on May 22, was led by CHR chair Loretta Rosales. Gawilan admitted the existence of Bagani warriors but denied that he is among… read more →