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Manuel "Awi" T. Cayon has written about Mindanao for national newspapers for more than two decades, mostly on conflict reporting, and on the political front. His stint with TODAY newspaper in the ’90s started his business reporting in Mindanao, continuing to this day with the BusinessMirror. The multiawarded reporter received a Biotechnology journalism award in January 2019, his third. A fellow of the US International Visitors’ Program Leadership in 2007 on conflict resolution and alternative dispute resolution, Manuel attended college at the Mindanao State University and the Ateneo de Davao University.
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LRA reminds holders of ‘traditional’ land titles to secure electronic copy

DAVAO CITY—The Land Registration Authority (LRA) has reminded holders of land titles to avail of the agency’s program to replace traditional land titles with more secured electronically generated copies. LRA Administrator Renato D. Bermejo said the holder of...

Davao tribal student wins Thai-hosted Asean youth speech tilt

DAVAO CITY – A tribal engineering student here romped away with top honors at the overseas category of the 2020 C Asean Youth Speech Contest held recently online. Rex Michael Ugpay, a third year Chemical Engineering student...

Southern food bowl

DAVAO CITY—Agriculture production areas in Mindanao have been prepped up to provide a continuous supply of basic food items to  quarantined cities and capital towns of Mindanao and beyond, while local governments have asked the national task force on Covid-19 to...

BARMM’s govt center has 35 Covid-19 positives, chief minister’s office closed for disinfection

DAVAO CITY—The Office of the Chief Minister (OCM) of the Bangsamoro government has been closed for disinfection after one of its employees tested positive for the coronavirus, and two others in close contacts were also infected. The office,...

No major damage reported after strong earthquake in Mindanao

DAVAO CITY—A strong earthquake struck southwestern Mindanao at near midnight Sunday, sending residents to scamper outside their houses in panic. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology recorded the tremor at magnitude 6.4 at...

UP Mindanao debaters tops first Asian online debate tourney

DAVAO CITY—The UP Mindanao Debate Society team emerged as champions in the first edition of The Novice Debate (TND) last month, the UP Mindanao said. Frederick Omalza, an alumnus of the Bachelor of Science...

Giant leap to the future

DAVAO CITY—A few more steel brushstrokes and the touted first integrated steel mill in the country will soon rise in the largest industrial estate in Mindanao, the administrator of the Philippine Veterans Industrial Estate Corp. (Phividec) in...

US-backed project revives coffee farm in Zamboanga del Sur

Davao City—A dying coffee farm in Zamboanga del Sur was restored to health, thanks to the intervention of a United States-funded coffee project. Washington-based international development organization ACDI/VOCA said its technical team revived the ailing collective coffee farm...
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