53rd Shell NSAC Awards: hope during this pandemic year

Through Filipino art students from all over the country

As audiences reckon with art’s essential place in providing comfort and positivity during difficult times, an environment of support is essential for young struggling artists to thrive—so that they may continue to spread messages of hope and shine a light on the future.… Continue reading... “53rd Shell NSAC Awards: hope during this pandemic year”

Iligan detainees hold noise barrage to demand better conditions

ILIGAN CITY —– The Bureau of Jail Management and Penology has granted the demand of some 65 detainees  who held a noise barrage Friday (November 27) at the city jail in Barangay Tipanoy calling on the jail management to hear their sentiments.

Visitors wait outside Iligan City Jail in Barangay Tipanoy morning after some inmates held a noise barrage to call attention to their demands from the management of Bureau of Jail Management and Penology (BJMP).
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Iligan flood victims return home despite risks

ILIGAN CITY —– Some 100 families are back home in their houses along the river banks in Barangay Suarez a few days after being displaced by massive flash floods

Sunday afternoon (November 22).

Over a hundred households fled to  barangay evacuation center after their houses were flooded, with two totally destroyed after coconut trees fell on them.

Women displace by flashfloods in Barangay Suarez, Iligan City, received used clothing as assistance from a neighborhood.
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Dialogue towards Harmony and a Covid-free Society

(Message from the Inter-Faith Forum for Peace, Harmony and Solidarity)

Our observance of the Mindanao Week of Peace from Nov. 26 to Dec. 2 this year 2020 takes place within the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, continuing armed conflict in several areas of Mindanao, and the widespread destruction brought about by typhoons in Luzon.

            Over the past nine months, we have tried to adapt to the “new normal” due to the pandemic — wearing face masks, observing social distancing, and avoiding public places. … Continue reading... “Dialogue towards Harmony and a Covid-free Society”

Consumers can petition ERC to Review Power Supply Contracts of distribution utilities

Group urges consumers to act vs increasing power rates

Power consumers from Northern Mindanao can do something about the rising cost of electricity in the region.

A consumer group has advised organized consumer and  business groups to officially petition the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) to review the power supply contracts of electric cooperatives and private distribution utilities with coal fired power plants.… Continue reading... “Consumers can petition ERC to Review Power Supply Contracts of distribution utilities”

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. 

Iligan City’s Lechon Industry is expected to take a hit following the discovery of African Swine Flu infected hogs in the city recently.
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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 expand the proficiencies of the media practitioners in writing and handling conflict sensitive stories specially conflicts within the Bangsamoro region.… Continue reading... “Conflict Sensitive Journalism training for journos covering Bangsamoro”

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 Augustinian Recollects and its Cosas Notables that seeks to correlate the manuscripts with archival findings and the island’s oral histories.… Continue reading... “The Untold Stories of Camiguin Island”

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.… Continue reading... “Fomer MILF’s fighter turns new leaf to fulfill son’s dream to become a policeman”

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 siege in 2017.… Continue reading... “USAID, Plan International release MRP business grants for Marawi, Lanao Sur youth”