DA-10, LGU to compensate affected hog raisers in Iligan City

ILIGAN CITY —– The Department of Agriculture Regional Field Office 10 (DA-RFO-10) assured on Wednesday, November 18, that hog raisers in Iligan City whose will be culled because of the African Swine Fever (ASF) will be compensated.  During the latest Talakayan sa PIA press briefing, DA-RFO 10 Executive Director Carlene Collado, said the Northern Mindanao Hog Raisers (NorMinHog) will …

Conflict Sensitive Journalism training for journos covering Bangsamoro

LIBERTAD, MISAMIS ORIENTAL —– Seven selected journalists, covering the Bangsamoro region and a peaceworker in Lanao del Norte, finished on Saturday (November 14), a three-day training and workshop on Conflict Sensitive Journalism (CSJ) held at the Jazh Dreamland Resort in Libertad, Misamis Oriental. Organized by the non-government organization (NGO) Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) and supported by the DW Akademie, the training sought to …

The Untold Stories of Camiguin Island

New Book aims to address missing chapters in Camiguin’s History Social and Cultural Anthropologist Dr. Andrés Narros Lluch has just published a book “The Untold Stories of Camiguin Island” by the Xavier University Press, which seeks to fill in gaps in the island’s history. This is the first research on Camiguin based on the archives of …

Fomer MILF’s fighter turns new leaf to fulfill son’s dream to become a policeman

TANGKAL, LANAO DEL NORTE —– He was 15 years old when he started firing a gun and in the following years, he saw himself brandishing firearms and joining fire fights against the government forces. Anowar Mapandi, now 46, did not even finish grade six because he had to hide in the mountains of Lanao del Norte. In 2008, Mapandi was …

USAID, Plan International release MRP business grants for Marawi, Lanao Sur youth

ILIGAN CITY —– The United States Agency International Development (USAID) and Plan International released on Thursday (October 29), business recovery grants to two Muslim youth groups in Lanao del Sur and Marawi City, as part of the Philippine Coffee Month celebration. The turn-over of the P260,000 livelihood package  is part of the Marawi Response Project (MRP) that started during the Marawi …

Around 12,000 workers in Iligan affected by the pandemic : business group

ILIGAN CITY —– The Chamber of Commerce and Industry Foundation of Iligan, Inc. (CCIFII) said on Thursday that around 12,000 workers lost their job when their respective companies were closed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Some of these have closed permanently while others are just temporarily closing. but with no timeline as to when they will reopen, according to Reggie Punongbayan, …

President Manuel L. Quezon’s Escape to Australia

Secrets and Stories of the War The Philippine government had moved from Manila on General Douglas MacArthur’s recommendation, with President Manuel L. Quezon himself continuing to lead the government from Corregidor in cooperation with the U.S. commander of the Far East. Quezon had originally declined MacArthur’s request to withdraw from the capital, claiming that his …

5 Mindanao Chambers Finalists as PCCIs Most Outstanding Chamber

Five local chambers of commerce and industries of Mindanao have been chosen as Finalists in the Philippine Chamber of Commerce and Industries search for the 2020 Most Outstanding Chamber in the Philippines. “The fact that we have 5 Local Chambers ( Iligan , Zamboanga, General Santos , Tandag and Surigao ) who are finalists as …