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Mindanao newsbits for January 23, 2017

Aid for CDO Davao City – The city government donated some 5,000 food packs and truckloads of medicines to the local government of Cagayan de…

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Luzon newsbits for January 23 2017

2 drug suspects die, cop wounded Bay, Laguna — Police engaged armed drug suspects in a running gunbattle along the District Road in Barangay Dila,…

FARMER BY MISSION — Tobacco farmer Mario Cabasal, 55, president of the National Federation of Tobacco Farmers Association and Cooperatives (NAFTAC), is busy cleaning his tobacco seedling ready for transplanting at his farm in Barangay Sulvec, Narvacan, Ilocos Sur. (Freddie G. Lazaro)

Ilocano farmers favor two-tier cigar tax hike

By Freddie G. Lazaro Burgos, Ilocos Sur — Ilocos farmers in this country’s biggest Virginia tobacco-producing region have aired their full support to the newest…

‘TINUNGBO’ COOKING – (Left) Mayor Priscilla Martin of Pugo, La Union puts local vegetables for ‘pinakbet’ inside a young bamboo intenode (right), locally known as ‘tubong,’ at the 1st ‘Tinungbo Festival’ cookfest on Saturday. Fourteen barangays and five schools competed in cooking native delicacies as the town promotes tinungbo as indigenous way of cooking. (Zaldy C. Comanda)

Pugo holds 1st ‘Tinungbo’ cookfest

By Zaldy C. Comanda Pugo, La Union — The local government here is pushing for the revival of indigenous cooking practices using bamboo stalks through…