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  • Philippine tuna production on the up

    By Jun 22, 2014

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    More than 80 percent of tuna landging in the city are skipjacks and frigate tunas.Pic by Edwin Espejo

    GENERAL SANTOS CITY – Total tuna and other fish landings at the General Santos City Fishport Complex is up by 11.31 per cent for the first five months this year compared to the same period in 2013, according to the figures released by the Philippine Fisheries Development Authority.

  • Pacquiao Watch: Manny to coach pro basketball team

    By Jun 11, 2014

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    Pacquiao Watch: Manny to coach pro basketball team

    I always thought the idea of having boxing great Manny Pacquiao coach and play for a Philippine pro-basketball team was a mere publicity stunt until it was formally announced in a press conference Monday.

  • AK-47s: PH Reds weapons of choice

    By Jun 10, 2014

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    The sturdy reliable AK-47 is a weapon of choice for Philippine communist guerrillas.Pic by Edwin Espejo

      Long before the Philippine National Police (PNP) disclosed that 1,004 AK-47 rifles may have been sold to the New People’s Army (NPA), a senior cadre of the rebel group intimated that hundreds of the sturdy rifle are now in the hands of Red fighters. Photos of NPA rebels brandishing AK-47s began appearing with regularity

  • Boxing revival in Gensan

    By Jun 05, 2014

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    Boxing revival in Gensan

      While resurgence of boxing in this city took its inspiration from favorite son Manny Pacquiao, it isn’t the 8-division world boxing champion that is spearheading a revival of the sports that has produced a long line of world and Philippine champions for General Santos City. It is the tandem of young scions of tuna

  • Live fish trading: Tawi-Tawi’s boon and bane

    By Jun 02, 2014

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    Tawi-Tawi's famed Bongao peak is surrounded islands teeeming with pristine corals and wild and other endemic marine life.Pic by Edwin Espejo

    From the sky, Tawi-Tawi’s white sand-rimmed islands are majestic sights as one approaches for landing at the Sanga-Sanga airport in the southern Philippines island province’s capital town of Bongao. These become even more enthralling when seen underneath the sea floor where marine life teems around the 300-plus islands and islets of Tawi-Tawi. As a first

  • Indophil looks to PH partners to improve value of SMI shares

    By May 24, 2014

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      Australian exploration firm Indophil Resources NL is looking to improve the value of its shares at the beleaguered Sagittarius Mines Inc, holder of the Tampakan Copper and Gold Project, as market uncertainties and government regulations continue to stymie the production target of the US$5.9-billion mining project. “We realize that Indophil must look to, and

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