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Laid to final rest: Family puts coffin on a raft made of banana trunks in crossing a river to bury their dead

A family in Aleosan, North Cotabato used a raft made of banana trunks to transport the coffin from one side of the river to the other side where the village cemetery.

First Filipino musical Still ready to move viewers

Set in a pandemic-struck music camp, Still puts the spotlight on young aspiring artists as they navigate through a period of isolation and struggle.

With Ramon Magsaysay award, Ballon gets his dream hatchery

For a Ramon Magsaysay awardee who thinks having food for his family is an award by itself, getting a hatchery is a dream come true.

Rice self-sufficiency is possible, Cotabato farmers show how

A community of Ilocano farmers in Manubuan, Matalam, Cotabato are on their way to rice self-sufficiency with accessible irrigation water, high-yielding seeds, sufficient soil nutrients, and farm equipment.

MinDA chief: Kabasalan oyster farm produces ‘tastiest talaba’

At the mouth of the wide but shallow Kabasalan River where fresh water meets the sea, 76 fisherfolk families have found a virtual gold mine – oyster (talaba) farming.

NASA’s Deep Space Network is back to the future

NASA is looking to the future by upgrading its Deep Space Network (DSN) to increase capacity that will help advance space exploration.

From war to peace, MILF combatant turns entrepreneur

Barahama Ali, one of the senior leaders of the MILF’s 113 Base Command in Datu Tumanggong in Tungawan, Zamboanga Sibugay,  said the peace pact has opened “a new door for us.” (Photo credit: Popcy Ali/ Facebook) IPIL, ZAMBOANGA SIBUGAY A…

Balabag Hill in Zamboanga del Sur town again breathes life

Only months after the government totally dismantled the illegal mining activities, TVIRD immediately commenced its first order of business –the rehabilitation of Balabag’s natural environment.

Local communities join call to lift South Cotabato mining ban

Ethnic Blaans and thousands of rice farmers in South Cotabato welcome the ongoing consultations on mounting public clamor to lift a provincial ban on mining activities in the province. KORONADAL CITY, Philippines Ethnic Blaans and thousands of rice farmers in…

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Teacher’s Pandemic Diary

The work from home became the new fad as everyone not allowed to go out. We turned into  best tiktokers, best vloggers, best cook, best baker and worst is, the best plantita and plantito that made every home a little jungle if not a paradise.