24 killed as rebels, soldiers clash in Surigao del Sur

By ELENA L. ABEN, AARON M. RECUENCO November 13, 2009, 5:29pm Twenty-four people were killed and 11 others were wounded in a clash from Wednesday until Thursday between government troops and New People’s Army (NPA) rebels who raided a logging company in Surigao del Sur, the military said Friday. Armed …

Children of Mindanao tribesmen turn dreams into success

“MAHIRAP po pero kinaya namin kaya masaya ako dahil marunong na akong gumawa ng accessories at magtahi ng sarili naming attire,” mused Christian Ditan, a Grade 6 pupil of Lamlifew Elementary School. “Ang aking karanasan sa loob ng apat na buwan ay ang beadsmaking at paggawa ng sariling damit. Masaya …

Cotto: I’m ready for Manny

Miguel Cotto oozed self-belief and poise after making his official arrival at the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino where he will defend his WBO welterweight title against Filipino Manny Pacquiao. The Puerto Rican, 34-1 (27 KOs), is the underdog for Saturday’s scheduled 12-round bout but believes his power will prevail …

Get principal’s killers, Arroyo orders

PRESIDENT Arroyo yesterday ordered the National Police and the Armed Forces to launch a massive manhunt against the Abu Sayyaf group behind the kidnapping and subsequent beheading of a school principal in Sulu. Deputy presidential spokesperson Lorelei Fajardo said Arroyo ordered the police and the military to embark on full-stream …

Kaamulan Festival 2009, Malaybalay Bukidnon

Kaamulan Festival, Bukidnon Kaamulan Festival is one of the Mindanao’s colorful festival. It is an ethnic festival that features the 7 tribes of Bukidnon, the Pineapple Capital of the Philippines. The seven hills tribes of Bukidnon are Tala-andig, Higaonon, Umayamnon, Manobo, Tiwahanon, Matigsalug and Bukidnon. The Kaamulan Festival is celebrated …