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Refugees forgotten in Mindanao fighting

It has been almost a year since fighting broke out between government forces and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front after the Supreme Court struck down the Memorandum Agreement on Ancestral Domain. While the story of the continued fighting still makes headlines, the story of the refugees who fled the fighting has been dropped from the frontpages and the line-ups of the major newscasts.

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The house on M. Viola Street

YOU can’t miss the Navals’ house on M. Viola Street in Area 3, a residential community at the back of the University Shopping Center for academic and non-teaching personnel of the University of the Philippines Diliman campus. It is the only two-and-a-half-storey house with 30-degree sloped roofs amid rows of abodes mostly suffocating from the university’s mandated roof inclination of 15 degrees. In lieu of an attic, a commonly inappropriate design feature in modern Filipino homes, is a two-meter wooden balcony that splits the main roof.

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The windmills of Ilocos Norte

There are no huge markers proclaiming the 15 windmills of Bangui in Ilocos Norte. But if the locals find out that you are a tourist, you are likely to hear about “their” windmills every day. It is also difficult to miss if you’re spending your holiday on the famous beaches of Pagudpud or Saud, from where the windmills can still be seen. The structures, after all, are 70 meters tall and the bases cover four meters square. Once there, you are likely to meet travelers from afar who, like you, are there for the view and the pictures they just have to take.

A trail of houses

2 Molave cor. Banaba Sts., Forbes ParkRegistered owner: Standard Constructors Inc.Fair market value: P150 million (land alone) INVESTIGATING THE PRESIDENTEstrada Wealth Can Estrada explain his wealth? Estrada’s Statements of Assets and Liabilities, 1985-1999 Estrada’s entrepreneurial families Estrada Houses An embarrassment of houses A trail of houses A transaction marred by fraud The other women A […]

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