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Re: “Bes, may giyera ba sa Mindanao?”

An exceptional read.

Mindanao, despite what media makes it to look like, is far from it. Therese Ty especially identifies that this.

Reading this, if you are Filipino, though not from Mindanao, you may understand something similar from your own perspective since we are also a nation of diversity.

We should be proud of our heritage, our diversity but more importantly, of each other. Mindanaoans are no exception.

I too recall quite laughable the reactions of people to whom I’ve told that I grew up in Zamboanga City. This is an exceptional read indeed. Thanks for this, Therese Ty. Good luck!

I am Mindanao

By Anne Therese Ty,  Essay writing finalist

This is the question I always get from my acquaintances here in Manila whenever I tell them that I come from Mindanao. Some people ask this question in an offensive tone, others, in a genuinely curious tone. My reaction depends on the tone used by people to ask me the question, but one thing is constant, and that is, I see to it to keep my cool when answering the question. That, is the first step, to showing that Mindanao is not the conflict-ridden place that the headlines seem it to be.

Answering that question aggressively, even when it is asked to you in a merely curious manner, would just defeat the purpose of proving that Mindanao is not what the headlines make it to be. It is understandable for us Mindanaons, to feel frustration whenever that question is posed to us. Wanting…

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UNTV Cup Season 6: Bigger and Better!

The Charity Basketball league UNTV Cup is ready for its 6th season which opens at the Smart-Araneta Coliseum on Sept 12, 2017 at 6pm.

UNTV has announced a bigger league composed of fourteen teams representing various government agencies. 10 basketball teams are to return this season, with an addition of 4 new teams set to join the league.

UNTV Cup Teams

  • AFP Cavaliers
  • BFP Firefighters
  • Commission on Audit (COA) Enablers (New team)
  • Department of Agriculture (DA) Food Master (New team)
  • Department of Health (DOH) Health Achievers (New team)
  • DOJ Justice Boosters
  • GSIS Furies
  • Judiciary Magis
  • Malacañang- PSC (Philippine Sports Commission) Kamao
  • NHA Builders
  • Ombudsman Graft Busters
  • Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) Drug Busters (New team)
  • PNP Responders
  • Senate Defenders
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Photo from UNTV Cup Facebook Page

Sassa Dagdag, Jason Dy, Mela and Angel Misstres will also be performing at the Grand Opening of UNTV Cup Season 6.

4 Million Pesos as Grand Prize is at stake this season for the chosen beneficiary/beneficiaries of the champion team.

UNTV Cup, brainchild of Mr. Public Service Daniel Razon, launched in 2013 and has been giving millions in pesos every year for beneficiaries of respective winning teams each season. It is by far the first and only charity basketball league of its kind in the Philippines.

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Watch the news here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXnqYy1PkWI