Magpet News

  • Moncado Colony To Become Tourist Attraction

    The Department of Tourism (DoT) in Soccsksargen (Region 12) has chosen a colony of a certain religious cult in Makilala, North Cotabato to become one of the region's tourist attractions.

    DoT 12 regional director Nelly Dillera said they chose a settlement of the believers of the Iglesia Ni Jehova: Moncado Alpha and Omega in Barangay New Israel, Makilala to become a model of their community-based eco-tourism site in the region because of its "undisturbed" natural area, wildlife and plants, cultural diversity, and unique traditions.

    The colony, Dillera said, is famous for its unique faith, ...

  • Kalagan Tagakaulo 1954 To Early 1955

    Marie and I had our first experience of life among an isolated preliterate society when we were allocated in 1954 among the group of people known then as the Kalagans on the large southern island of Mindanao of the Philippines. They are now known as the Tagakaulo. We had not previously taken the Jungle Camp training required of all new members from the United States of America and Canada.

    The newly established Australian branch of Wycliffe Bible Translators and the Summer Institute of Linguistics had only recently become incorporated in Australia. Plans were not yet underway to begin work ...

  • North Cotabato Ramps Up Harvest Of Durian Exotic Fruits

    North Cotabato Ramps Up Harvest Of Durian Exotic Fruits

    Who says North Cotabato is poor?

    Laborers and traders have said North Cotabato, which covers 17 towns and Kidapawan City, has bounced back from the devastation wrought by drought, floods and armed conflicts in the past years.

    Orchard farmers and fruit vendors on Sunday told The STAR even what was touted before as "fruit for the gods," durian, is now sold at only P30 a kilo owing to the harvest surplus in farms.

    Durian used to be sold in many parts of North Cotabato at no less than P60 a kilo until the 2013 harvest season.

    "Same goes with other exotic fruits. Prices of these fruits ...