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The Preamble of the Philippine Constitution: “We, the sovereign Filipino people, imploring the aid of Almighty God, in order to build a just and humane society, and establish a Government that shall embody our ideals and aspirations, promote the common good, conserve and develop our patrimony, and secure to ourselves and our posterity, the blessings of independence and democracy …

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Tumaga Boy

The barrio of Tumaga in Zamboanga City, Philippines is where I was born.  A river ran through our 1.7 hectare property in TumagaPorCentro. It was and still is the Tumaga river. The land was fertile, flora and fauna was wild. Growing up as a Tumaga boy was a blessing from God. This will be my …

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75th Cagayan Liberation Feature: Life During Wartime

  Life During Wartime When Cagayan de Oro had to mark the 75th Anniversary of its Liberation from Imperial Japan on May 12, 2020 behind closed doors, it recalled a similar situation when everyone’s freedom of movement was drastically curtailed by the Japanese Occupation from 1942 to 1945. The Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) imposed tight …

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Honoring Kagay-anon Patriots of World War II

Honoring Kagay-anon Patriots of World War II By Mike Baños On May 25, 2020, the United States celebrates Memorial Day, a federal holiday dedicated to honoring and mourning military personnel who had died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Previously observed on May 30, it has been officially moved to the last Monday of May since 1971, …

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Guerrilla Submarines in Northern Mindanao during World War II

Guerrilla Submarines in Northern Mindanao during World War II By Mike Baños (We are bringing back this story in commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Cagayan, Misamis (now Cagayan de Oro) from the Japanese during World War II.) During World War II, US Navy submarines helped supply Filipino and American guerrillas with arms, ammunition and supplies, also ferrying …

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Duterte the pawn of islam in the philippines

In this picture Pres. Duterte (the first Moro to be elected as president of the Philippines) is with Nur Misuari, founding chairman of the known terrorist group, the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF). President Rodrigo Duterte appointed him as the country’s Special Economic Envoy on Islamic Affairs to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). As …

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Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM)

The former ARMM (Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) is now BARMM (Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao) as of January 21, 2019 and as an added bonus for the transition, 63 baranagays from the No. Cotabato province was added to the ever expanding territory of the Moros (Muslims). The official flag of the Bangsamoro has …

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