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3 inmates killed in Jolo jailbreak

THREE INMATES were killed Sunday and another was wounded after escaping from jail in a southern Philippine island that is the stronghold of Islamist...

AFP may release martial law recommendation next week

By Raynan F. Javil Reporter THE Philippine military may release its recommendation on whether to extend or lift martial law in Mindanao as early as next...

UN’s FAO gearing up for role in Marawi rehab agriculture UN...

AGRICULTURE Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol said he briefed senior officials of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) on assistance and rehabilitation efforts...

Spain affirms commitment to help in Mindanao peace process

THE SPANISH government expressed its continued support for the peace process in Mindanao during the celebration of the 15th Philippine-Spanish Friendship Day last June...

Gov’t, business set sights outside Metro Manila for inclusive growth

by Krista Angela M. Montealegre, National Correspondent  President Rodrigo R. Duterte has so far been saying the right things: accelerating infrastructure spending, cutting red tape,...

Tarsiers in Tagum

TAGUM CITY — Considered to be the world’s smallest primate, tarsiers are usually found in the province of Bohol in the Visayas region. A tarsier...

Betting on Mindanao

Building peace is just like clearing land mines. Or so said Harriet Lamb, the chief executive officer (CEO) of the UK-based International Alert, one of...

Mindanao power supply to stabilize, needs more renewables in mix

By Carmelito Q. Francisco Correspondent DAVAO CITY -- When President Benigno S. C. Aquino III took his oath as the President of the Philippines in 2010,...

IVF comes to Mindanao

By Maya M. Padillo DAVAO CITY -- A group of female doctors specializing in fertility know that fatalism, or the Filipino bahala na attitude, is...

Sea to summit

MOUNTAINS AND SEAS are the country’s top eco-tourism drawers for both mountaineers and beach lovers. Over at Agusan del Norte, its capital, the City...