Rebs savor weeklong lull in war

PAQUIBATO DISTRICT, Davao City (MindaNews/22 February) – It’s a sunny day and Ka Ruben, a New People’s Army guerrilla, turned the dial of his portable radio to scan for FM stations. He stopped turning the dial upon hearing “Carrie,” a hit song of Swedish band Europe,...

The Water Hyacinths in Ligusan Marsh

When Ruby Thursday  More was still working on her portfolio about Moro women, we happened to meet Bai Romina Pendatun-Ali in the marshy town of Gen. Salipada K. Pendatun sometime in March this year. After making some arrangements on our trip to one of the villages in...

Power and mining investments in Mindanao

On Saturday, July 31, we had a chance to interview Mindanao Economic Development Authority chair Jesus Dureza if what could be the long term priorities for Mindanao that could help boost the economy of the region. He identified two things: mining and power. This could...

Dureza: Still no word from P-Noy

HAGONOY, Davao del Sur –  Two days after offering to relinquish the chairmanship of the  Mindanao Development Authority (MinDA), laywer Jesus Dureza on Saturday said he has not   received any feedback from the President. Dureza, who also serves as National Programme...

January to June: Dengue cases in Region 11 up 49%

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/16 July) – Dengue cases in the region have increased by 49 percent in the first six months of this year compared to the same period in 2009, local health officials said Friday. But health officials would not say if there is already an outbreak of...
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