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Making waves all year round on Dahican beach

The 7-kilometer white sand beach of Dahican in Mati City in Davao Oriental awaits surfers, skimboarders and tourists all year round. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Freddy Alan Uy

Children as young as 7 ride wooden boards and glide adroitly over foot-high swells that break against the long stretch of white sand beach. It’s a sight that has turned the coastal village of Dahican here into a prime surfing destination in southern Mindanao.

Posted: April 13th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Panas: A village of crystal-clear waterfalls

HEAT-BUSTER There’s more to this three-level gushing, crystal-clear waterfall, lagoon and catch basin in Panas’ inland resorts in New Corella town, Davao del Norte province. OLAN FERNANDEZ EMBOSCADO/CONTRIBUTOR

It would be a pity if picnickers and nature lovers miss out on this gem. A 10-minute drive from the center of this agricultural town, Panas, is an idyllic mountain resort tucked deep in a forest and nestled between the hills, replete with natural multitiered waterfalls that cascade to a lagoon where intrepid swimmers can take a dip in its soothingly cold, crystal-clear waters.

Posted: March 29th, 2014 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Nature, culture zip through Lake Sebu

BOAT RIDE ON THE LAKE  A woman in t’nalak costume serves as a tour guide of visitors on a boat cruising near one of the “seven falls” in Barangay Lahit, Lake Sebu, South Cotabato province.  COCOY SEXCION/CONTRIBUTOR

Perched above the hills, some over 300 meters above sea level, Lake Sebu, a first-class municipality in Mindanao’s south-central tip, is a veritable paradise for tourists of all persuasions.

Posted: March 27th, 2014 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Country’s oldest new lawyer is 70 years old


He sure is no spring chicken. But as they say, it’s never too late to be who you want to be. Just ask Cesar Barcelona Bagaipo, the country’s soon-to-be oldest new lawyer, who will be turning 70 next month.

Posted: April 21st, 2013 in Headlines | Read More »

Sin tax law effects: Smokers find way to scrimp on cigarettes, share sticks with friends

While smokers would readily share a stick or two to an acquaintance in the past, these days, smokers have become stingy with their cigarettes, due to higher retail prices brought about by the sin tax law. AFP FILE PHOTO/JAY DIRECTO

Forgot to buy your cigarette or did you suddenly run out of a stick to light? Think twice before asking somebody to hand you one. More likely, fellow smokers would tell you they have run out of sticks, too.

Posted: February 14th, 2013 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Tangub City PH ‘Christmas capital’

EARLY CHRISTMAS   A replica of the  Colosseum glitters with lights at the opening of the 20th year of the Christmas Symbols Festival in Tangub City. Over 25,000 people from different parts of Mindanao witnessed the opening rites of the festival on Saturday. RICHEL V. UMEL / INQUIRER MINDANAO

Lighted pyramids and cathedrals, glittering temples and pagodas, glowing lanterns and Disneyland characters—they came together to bathe this city in light and color as the Christmas season officially began here on Saturday night.

Posted: December 4th, 2012 in Headlines,Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Davao jailbird manages to finish high school at 45


Susan Gimagan beamed with pride as she marched to the stage to receive her high school diploma. Nothing unusual, one might say, except that Gimagan is not just 45 years old and a widow but she also has been in jail for the last five years awaiting trial on a narcotics charge.

Posted: June 6th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Humans can learn about love from Philippine eagle

LOVE KNOWS NO BOUNDS The Philippine Eagle, though mostly bred in captivity, shows what “devotion and love” mean on Valentine’s Day. INQUIRER file photo

The majestic Philippine eagle, the national bird, has a reputation of being a strong, aggressive and fierce animal. But when it comes to showing love and devotion to its mate and offspring, it is surprisingly gentle and caring.

Posted: February 14th, 2012 in Lifestyle Stories,Photos & Videos | Read More »

Davao trader pushes ‘crocodile lechon’ as new Pinoy exotic dish


The Filipino’s penchant for anything roasted—which gave success to the likes of Andok’s chicken and Mila’s lechon (roasted whole pig)—has made a businessman here think about further exploiting it.

Posted: October 13th, 2011 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Inquirer correspondent wins photo contest


Mindanao Inquirer photo correspondent Jeoffrey Maitem bagged the first prize in the professional category of the photo contest, “Oro, Plata, Mata,” conducted by journalists at the Ateneo de Davao University (ADMU) early this month.

Posted: September 17th, 2011 in Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

Oldest man in Sarangani is 105 years old, eats long things


MAITUM, Sarangani, Philippines—Claro Ducusin Cabading celebrated his 105th birthday on August 9 and became the oldest surviving resident of Sarangani. Lolo Arong, as he is fondly called by his family and friends, was born on August 9, 1906 in Pakpakak, San Juan town, La Union. He said there were a few things that helped him [...]

Posted: September 13th, 2011 in Food,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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