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
The Lechon tray makers of Bayugan, Agusan del Sur.
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 23 Jan) – “If we only have a choice, we don’t want to live here.” This is the common sentiment of those living at the flood-prone Jade Valley Homes in Barangay Tigatto here.
A month after super typhoon Pablo devastated New Bataan town in Compostela Valley province, survivors are slowly picking up the pieces to rebuild their lives.
The first time I passed this route was in December 2007. I was traveling from Boston back to Davao City. I could still remember the lush surrounding along the road. But on December 21 — 17 days after Typhoon Pablo — all you could see are fallen trees, broken trunks, landslides and water is almost… read more →
DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/14 December)– “Miracle ang nangyari sa akin (What happened to me was a miracle),” Second Lieutenant Jose Enrico Nuas said of his harrowing experience while Typhoon Pablo battered them last week. In fact, “God” was the only word that the junior officer recalled uttering that time while struggling to resurface from the raging… read more →
MONKAYO, Compostela Valley (MindaNews/ 13 December)—In times of natural disasters, it is not just human beings who suffer a lot. Animals do too. Like humans, companion pets such as cats, dogs and farm animals were also rendered homeless when Typhoon Pablo devastated several towns in this province, Davao Oriental, Agusan del Sur and other provinces.
NEW BATAAN, Compostela Valley (MindaNews/8 December) – Typhoon Pablo did not only change the lives of the people in this valley town but the landscape as well. What was once the center of Barangay Andap in New Bataan, Compostela Valley province is now a new riverbed with an estimated width of nearly a kilometer stretching… read more →
The City Government of Tagum has been making school chairs from seized illegal lumber instead of leaving them to rot. As of October 16 2012, at least 78, 000 chairs have been delivered to different schools in Mindanao, the Visayas and Luzon under the Care for School Chairs Program since it started in August 2011.… read more →
It’s the busiest time of the year for the workers of the Puentespina flower farm in Baguio District, Davao City. Workers need to produce around 30,000 bundles of Chrysanthemums and 10,000 bundles of Lisianthus in time for the All Souls Day. These flowers are shipped to Metro Manila and to the different cities and provinces… read more →