FBI FILES: When Dodong travels with Toto

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/5 May) – While aboard a boat from Visayas to Mindanao, passengers would usually stay on the deck to enjoy the rejuvenating air while at sea. And this is what happens when a Cebuano and an Ilonggo travel together: “Hala, may pating sa dagat, To!”...

FBI FILES: Ilonggo 101

DAVAO CITY (19 April 2011) — Since I was young, I have often heard my grandparents talk about their hometowns in Panay Island, Western Visayas. Even my uncles also talk about their vacation experience in Iloilo, particularly Pototan town, which is about 45 minutes...

State U!

This morning, Ruby and I attended the graduation rites of her younger sister at UP Mindanao-Mintal campus. Since it’s also an opportunity to cover, we took several shots of some vendors on the sidelines for news dispatches. As the program was about to start, we rushed...

Bt Eggplant: Is it safe or not?

On December 17, the Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte ordered the uprooting of the Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) eggplants at the field test site inside the University of the Philippines-Mindanao campus in Mintal. Is it really harmful to our health? Why does the government...

Pilots Are Leaving (PAL)

Before, they say PAL means Plane Always Late. But now, it could be Pilots Are Lacking or Pilots Are Leaving. I don’t believe that the PAL management did not anticipate that pilots are leaving soon and would seek for greener pasture abroad. They knew it. But the...