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Mommy Dionisia’s lover: It’s not her money; my intentions are pure

Photo by Ryan Leagogo/INQUIRER.net

Michael Yamson, Dionisia Pacquiao’s 38-year-old boyfriend, went public on a local TV station here Friday and declared he truly loved Manny Pacquiao’s mother, 27 years his senior, and was not after her money.

Posted: August 16th, 2014 in Latest Stories,Lifestyle Stories | Read More »

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 »