Monthly Archives: April 2016

Friday market

Organically grown fruits and vegetables are on sale at the Rizal Park in Davao City on April 29. The vendors, who come from different parts of the city, flock to… »

Dare to try the Revolution 15 challenge at Pete’s Patriots CDO

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It’s the latest craze in Cagayan de Oro and everyone is invited to take the challenge! Do you dare take the Revolution 15 challenge? Named after historical areas during the war era, Pete’s Patriots’ Revolution 15 shots honors the heroic acts of our national heroes. All shots are carefully crafted using classic Filipino alcohol as key ingredients to these drinks – Basi Wine, Tuba (!!!), Lambanog, Blue Curacao, among others. These iconic drinks are then mixed with modern flavors such as Jagermeister, Tequila, Vodka and Bacardi 151 in order to produce a drink fit for heroes, and heroes only! I had

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NFA Administrator Renan Dalisay Resigns

Administrator Renan Dalisay of the National Food Authority (NFA) announced his resignation, Manila Times reported Wednesday.


In his letter sent to the Office of the President, Dalisay said his main reason is his health condition. He had to do the resignation so as not to cause further damage to his health.

Dalisay said he is just waiting for the consideration of President Benigno Aquino III. “I’m just waiting for the consideration of President Benigno Aquino 3rd. But I have to do this now. If I don’t do this, it may further cause more damage to my health, and also affect the agency”, he told reporters during the Food Guardian Volunteer Program launch in Quezon City.

Renan Dalisay National Food Authority NFA

Dalisay came to NFA sometime in November 2014. He replaced Arthur Juan, who let go of the same position, coincidentally because of his health condition.

The sudden resignation of Dalisay leaves an on-going discussion pertaining to the country’s rice importation issues.

The NFA Council was set to meet yesterday (Wed) to talk about Philippine’s rice requirement for the lean months, Dalisay added.

Source: Manila Times

Chiz Escudero sends sympathies, deplores brutal beheading of Canadian in Mindanao

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Sen. Francis “Chiz” Escudero sent his sympathies to the local Canadian community, while at the same time deplored the brutal beheading of Canadian national John Ridsdel. “We condole with the local Canadian community and send our deepest prayers to all Canadians, especially to the family and friends of Mr. John Ridsdel. This act of a terrorist group has no place in a civilized Philippines. We condemn each and all acts of terrorism and violence,” Escudero said. “The Philippines is and will continue to be a welcoming and hospitable destination to all of those who would want to visit us despite

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Elections in the Philippines: New Hope for Peace?

[Editor’s Note: This is a reprint from the article written by Harriet Lamb and posted at The Diplomat.Com. She is CEO of International Alert in November 2015. She previously served as CEO of Fairtrade International (FLO) and Executive Director of the Fairtrade Foundation. This comment was written with Kloe Carvajal.] With campaigning well underway for […]

Filipinos and Moros – two nationalities

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 13:56 [Author’s Note : This article has been written as information input for the next set of Peace Negotiators who will be officially designated to resolve the more four decades of unpeacefulness in Mindanao and Sulu. This may also help the top executive and legislative officials of the Philippines understand the […]

The Philippines’ Own War on Terror

[Editor’s Note: This is a reprint of an article written by Matthew Pennekamp who is a resident junior fellow at the Center for the National Interest.] Jihad looms as Filipinos go to the polls. Matthew Pennekamp April 25, 2016 This year will mark a decade and a half of hearing the phrase “war on terror” […]

Pass BBL in 2 years; make Bangsamoro pilot for federalism

[NOTE: This is a reprint of an article from Minda News concerning some future proposals for the Bangsamoro Basic Law which the 16th Congress failed to enact]  By Carolyn O. Arguillas on April 23 2016 11:21 am DAVAO CITY (MindaNews /23 April) — A Moro civil society leader said the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL) needs to […]