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4.6-magnitude quake hits Davao Occidental

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 28 Oct) – A 4.6-magnitude quake hit Sarangani town in Davao Occidental on Sunday, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology said. Phivolcs said the tremor occurred at 3:53pm with the epicenter located 192 kilometers southeast or off the coast of the town. The quake had a depth of 154 km and […]

PASSION FOR MISSION: Answered Prayers

MALITA, Davao Occidental (MindaNews / 05 April) — I mistook it at first to have been written by a second grader who had just learned how to write. The crude penmanship, the many misspelled words, and the arbitrary use of periods and commas throughout the Tagakolu composition were clearly the work of someone unskilled in […]

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PASSION FOR MISSION: Answered Prayers

MALITA, Davao Occidental (MindaNews / 05 April) — I mistook it at first to have been written by a second grader who had just learned how to write. The crude penmanship, the many misspelled words, and the arbitrary use of periods and commas throughout the Tagakolu composition were clearly the work of someone unskilled in […]

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COMMENTARY: Why Tagakolu children can barely read or write despite attending school

MALITA, Davao Occidental (MindaNews / 09 January) — It is indeed good news that the take home pay of government teachers will increase this year due to the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) Law and the 3rd tranche of the Salary Standardization Law. According to the Department of Education, government teachers will be […]

COMMENTARY: Why Tagakolu children can barely read or write despite attending school

MALITA, Davao Occidental (MindaNews / 09 January) — It is indeed good news that the take home pay of government teachers will increase this year due to the Tax Reform for Acceleration and Inclusion (Train) Law and the 3rd tranche of the Salary Standardization Law. According to the Department of Education, government teachers will be […]

300 Indonesians living in Balut Island ‘no longer’ stateless

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews / 3 Jan) – Some 300 Indonesians living in Balut Island, Davao Occidental for several decades are no longer “stateless” after the Ministry of Foreign Affairs granted them passports on Wednesday as part of the first phase of the Indonesian government’s initiative to end statelessness. Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi graced […]

Residents roused from sleep by magnitude 7.2 quake off Sarangani town

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/ 29 April) — A magnitude 7.2 earthquake roused residents from sleep in the southern part of Mindanao at 4:23 a.m. Saturday, its epicenter recorded at 53 km southwest of Sarangani in Davao Occidental, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (Phivolcs) said. In its Earthquake Bulletin 2 issued at 5:06 a.m. Phivolc […]