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as behind the series of extrajudicial killings of civilians accused either as supporter or sympathizers of the rebel group. “NPA units launched a series of tactical offensives against the atrocious 60th, 72nd and 28th infantry battalions, including (pro-government militia group) CAFGU for their numerous war crimes of peasant killings, aerial bombardment and other human rights violations in Laak town in Compostela Valley and in Mati City, Davao Oriental,” Sanchez said. Continue on page 5

Pay without work? DepEd employees demand salary despite yearlong absence COTABATO CITY – Like fish easily caught by its mouth, two employees of the Department of Education admitted to non-performance of their duties for an entire year as they demanded to receive salaries they apparently did not earn nor deserve. In a dialogue with ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman on Thursday, Nasseb Macabato and Hadji Ali Disomato


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Commies boast ‘victory’ in Mindanao as peace negotiators sign ceasefire deal COMMUNIST REBELS boasted their victory against government forces in southern Philippines, owning up the spate of attacks on soldiers in the rich, but restive region of Mindanao in southern Philippines. Rigoberto Sanchez, a spokesman for the New People’s Army, said the attacks targeted at least three army battalions – 28th, 60th and 72nd – in Compostela Valley and Davao Oriental provinces where 5 soldiers were killed recently. He accused the army

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claimed that they did not show up for work despite the issuance of a memorandum ordering them to report to the Marawi City division office. Pharida Sansarona, school division superintendent of Marawi City, was also present in the dialogue and showed documentation that the division was not remiss in calling the attention of the two absentee employees. Continue on page 3

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lyst Rohan Gunaratna told the conference. “Our forecast for 2017 is that the threat in this region will grow because of the creation of an IS nucleus in the southern Philippines,” added Gunaratna. Continue on page 3

Protests greet new Davao police chief DAVAO CITY – Militant groups and human rights advocates have protested the appointment of a senior police official – as Davao City police chief – who was behind the bloody dispersal of farmers in Kidapawan City last year. Senior Superintendent Alexander Tagum, the former Nor th Cotabato police director, replaced Senior Superintendent Valeriano de Leon after being chosen by Davao


City Mayor Sarah Duterte-Carpio as the new police chief. Carpio, in a meeting with Tagum, told him to do his job of ensuring peace and order and to strictly implement the laws. “I just told him to do his job and not to listen to anyone. I told him that he just needed to do his duties and responsibilities as our city director and to cascade it to his men. I vetted him properly and thoroughly,” she said. Continue on page 2

Militants protest the appointment of Senior Superintendent Alexander Tagum as the new Davao City police chief in this photo released by Kilab Multimedia to the Mindanao Examiner Regional Newspaper.

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Militants protest the appointment of Senior Superintendent Alexander Tagum as the new Davao City police chief in this photo released by Kilab Multimedia to the Mindanao Examiner Regional Newspaper.

Protests greet new Davao police chief Continued fr om page 1 from For his part, Tagum thanked the Carpio – the daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte – for choosing him to replace De Leon, despite street protests by militants in Davao City. “I am deeply honored by her confidence in me and I am now encouraged to do my best as director of DCPO,” Tagum said. But Carpio’s decision in choosing Tagum did not sit well with human rights groups Karapatan and Bayan whose leaders strongly condemned his appointment as police chief in Davao City. “Tagum must be held liable for the deaths of 2 individuals including a bystander and wounding

several peasants during a violent dispersal in Kidapawan City last April 1, 2016,” said Jay Apiag, a spokesman for Karapatan in Southern Mindanao. He also accused Tagum as behind the illegal arrest of nearly 100 hungry farmers, including 16 of their leaders, during the dispersal of protesters who were demanding rice subsidies from the government in Kidapawan which was hit by the dry spell. “Tagum's appointment as acting director for Davao City Police Office illustrates the reign of culture of impunity in this government,” Apiag said. Sheena Duazo, Secretary-General of Bayan in Mindanao, said Tagum should answer for his al-

leged human rights violations during his stint as provincial police director in North Cotabato. “It is disgusting to note that instead of holding him accountable over various crimes, he is being hailed by the government. His deployment here will surely be met with growing resistance as we reiterate our call to prosecute him and hold him accountable over Kidapawan massacre and various crimes,” she said. Tagum had repeatedly denied all accusations against him and said protesters attacked policemen with guns and rocks and that farmers shot and killed two of their own during the violence. (Mindanao Examiner)

COTABATO CITY – The Bureau on Cultural Heritage (BCH) of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and the National Commission on Culture and the Arts (NCCA) are implementing a cultural mapping project for Muslim communities. Officials of the two institutions met recently for a consultative meeting on a research and documentation initiative that will come up with an inventory and registry of cultural properties that need preservation and protection. NCCA is the planning and policy making body of the government on the preservation and protection of culture. Fr. Harold Rentoria, OSA, NCCA Commissioner for Cultural Heritage, described cultural mapping as a process of identifying, recording, and using cultural resources and activities in building communities. “Ang kultura ay parang kaluluwa ng bansa. Everything emanates from our culture; this is why we would like to preserve it for our identity as people of the

ARMM, and as Filipinos. Kaya gumawa tayo ng sistema so that we will be able to pass on to our children what we have in the past, that still exist in the present, that they can use in the future,” Fr. Rentoria said on the need to preserve cultural heritage and the cultural mapping. Fr. Rentoria also called on local government units in the region to support and take accountability on projects relating to cultural heritage. It is important, he said, to craft projects that will aid in their preservation and protection. “Ang progress and development natin ay hindi lang sa mga current na pamamaraan, dapat kasama narin ang ating nakaraan. Marami nang mga pag aaral at mga success stories if we are able to preserve our heritage and this can be really good for our socio-economic development as well,” Fr. Rentoria said Meanwhile, Executive Director Marites Maguindra of the BCH-ARMM expressed optimism on the

region’s renewed ties with the NCCA. This is not the first time the two agencies worked together, but Maguindra said stronger ties with the NCCA is very beneficial for the ARMM since BCH has limitations in resources. “Marami tayong plans on cultural preservation and we have already done some of them even with our constraints and limitations, and we are looking forward that NCCA will help us bridge those gaps,” Maguindra said. “Nakakatakot na in 10 years time kapag hindi natin na-preserve hindi lang ang mga items, kung hindi pati ang transfer ng skills, baka tuluyan ng mawala ang mga heritage na ito,” she adds. The consultation meeting was also a venue for BCH to propose to the NCCA possible projects that they could jointly implement in the future. One of these is the operation of the ARMM Museum, or the Regional Center for Cultural Heritage. (Bureau of Public Information)



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Continued fr om page 1 from “The instability in the southern Philippines and the availability of weapons, internal displacement, refugee flows… create the ripe conditions for foreign terrorists to come,” he told AFP after his speech. Singapore’s Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam also told the conference that the southern Philippines “is becoming an area that is difficult to control despite the best efforts of the

Philippine government”. “So that is an area that can serve as a sanctuary for returning fighters from the Middle East. It can be a place where would-be terrorists can go… they can train, arms seem to move fairly easily into that area,” Shanmugam added. Parts of Southeast Asia have long struggled with Islamic militancy. Hundreds of radicals from the region, including from Indonesia and Malaysia, have flocked to

join IS in Iraq and Syria. But as IS suffers battlefield setbacks, officials and analysts fear these fighters would return to their home region. Southeast Asia suffered its first IS-linked attack in January last year when extremists launched a deadly suicide bombing and gun attack in Jakarta. In Mindanao, which has long battled a Muslim insurgency, a handful of groups have sworn allegiance to IS. (AFP)

Pay without work? DepEd employees demand salary despite yearlong absence Continued fr om page 1 from However, Macabato and Disoma, despite their yearlong absence from work in Marawi City, managed to show up March 23 in Manila to plead their case with the media. This wasn’t the first time the employees resorted to a publicity stunt regarding their case as the regional government remains unfazed. ARMM Department of Education Secretary John Magno issued a statement following this latest attempt to undermine the

department’s strict compliance with the law. While the department recognizes every employee’s right to receive his or her salary promptly, Magno said that “such right is contingent upon his or her faithful compliance with the requirements laid down by law; vis, submission of their daily time records, among others. DepEd-ARMM is mandated to strictly enforce this rule in order to safeguard government funds and prevent damage to the

government.” Eight teachers from different schools in Marawi City who were also demanding for their salary despite non-submission of their daily time records, were also present during the dialogue. The dispute between the said employees and the regional government is currently the subject of at least seven criminal and administrative cases in different courts in ARMM. (Bureau of Public Information)

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ARMM governor speaks on Mindanao issues in U.S. forum COTABATO CITY – Gover nor Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) recently flew to Washington D.C. where he spoke at a forum organized by the Philippine Embassy, U.S.-Philippines Society and SAIS Southeast Asia Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Hataman discussed the Duterte government’s initiatives on peace, security, and economic development in the autonomous region as well as the proposed Bangsamoro autonomy in the southern Philippines. He has been consistent in expressing full support to the peace process and even offered to step down – even before his term ends on 2019 – should there be a new government that will be formed for the region as a result of the Mindanao peace agreement. Last year, President Rodrigo Duterte established a transition commission for Bangsamoro self-government to replace the ARMM, but decided that the current regional government should remain in place. ARMM covers the provinces of Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Basilan, Sulu and Tawi-Tawi and the cities of Lamitan and Marawi. In 2014, Hataman also spoke on the southern peace process under the Aquino administration in Washington D.C. through the invitation of the U.S.-Philippines Society, a private sector initiative whose concerns are in the areas of security, trade, investments, tourism, the

environment, histor y, education and culture. Hataman has always been a man on a mission. With a strong desire to correct the many misconceptions about the Bangsamoro, Hataman led the region by instituting major reforms that showed the regional government’s innate capacity for self-governance. Upon the passage of the ARMM Synchronization Law in 2011, Hataman was appointed as the region’s OIC-Governor by former President Benigno Aquino and in 2013, he ran and won the elections as ARMM governor, and was then re-elected for a second term in May 2016. The Good Governance, Peace and Security, and Socio Economic Development model was Hataman’s brainchild, which outline the major pillars of reform in the region. In his first year as Regional Governor, he implemented policies, programs, and projects which surpassed the previous achievements of the region in its more than two-decades of existence. It was this exemplary display of leadership that earned the trust of the National Government and investors, which led to the passage of a bigger budget for the ARMM, an increase in investments, and a marked growth in the region’s GDP. Hataman is also known as a strong advocate of the Bangsamoro peace process and because of his track record as regional governor, he was selected as an Eisenhower Fellow in

2013. He was also given the Excellence in Public Service Award in 2014 by the Bulong Pulungan, an organization of journalists in the Philippines, and the Outstanding Governorship Award in 2015 and 2016 by the Superbrands Marketing International. Prior to his stint as governor of the region, Hataman was already known for his dedication to the Bangsamoro. A former student-leader and human rights activist, he was known for his participation inthe people’s struggle in asser ting their right to self-determination, and his commitment to just means towards ending the Mindanao conflict. As a response to the alarming human rights violations committed both by state and nonstate armed groups in Basilan, he founded the Kahapan Foundation in 1995. In 2001, he elected congressman under the Anak Mindanao partylist and served for three terms. As a lawmaker, he was one of the principal authors of the Anti-Religious and Racial Profiling Act of 2010. He also filed an Act Prohibiting Discrimination Against Persons on Account of Ethnic Origin and/or Religious Belief, among other anti-discrimination bills. Hataman was born to a Yakan father from Sumisip town in Basilan and a Tausug mother from Sulu’s Pata town and is married to Anak Mindanao party-list Congresswoman Sitti Djalia Turabin, with whom he has five children. (Bureau of Public Information)

Duterte sacks DILG boss DAVAO CITY – President Duterte fired Interior Secretary Ismail Sueno on corruption allegations, but the official strongly denied all accusations against him and thanked the Filipino leader for giving him the opportunity to serve under his administration. Sueno, one of Duterte’s political supporter and

trusted aide, was a key figure in convincing the former Davao City mayor to run for president in 2016. It was unknown who would replace Sueno. The official was the second Duterte’s men sacked by the president since winning the polls. Just recently, Peter Laviña – social media strategist and political cam-

paigner of Duterte – also resigned from his post as head of the National Irrigation Administration after being accused of corruption. Duterte said he will spare no one, not even his closest allies and friends working in government if they are implicated in graft and corruption. (Mindanao Examiner)

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ARMM, PEZA get help from US Halal Chamber of Commerce in exploring US halal market WASHINGTON D.C. — The US Halal Chamber of Commerce hosted a recent forum for the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) and the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) here and it discussed at how Mindanao’s producers of halal products could access the US market. Habib Ghanim, CEO of the US Halal Chamber of Commerce, led a group of experts in briefing the Philippine delegation on different business opportunities, as well as challenges, in the US halal trade. During the forum, organizers proposed that a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) be signed among PEZA, ARMM and the US Halal Chamber of Commerce in order to formalize cooperation and assistance. “I believe that this will go a long way to-

wards ensuring the empowerment of ecozones of Mindanao,” PEZA Director General Charito Plaza said. ARMM Governor Mujiv Hataman earlier this year officially declared the Polloc Freeport and Ecozone in Parang town in Maguindanao province as ‘halal hub.’ “The ARMM government is continually working to open the possibilities to the halal market for the region as well as for the country,” Gov. Hataman said during the event marking Polloc Freeport’s declaration as halal hub. Aleem Siddiqui Guiapal, executive director of the ARMM-Regional Economic Zone Authority and a member of the Philippine delegation, noted four important areas that should be addressed, namely: consensus on certification requirements that

avoid confusing, contradictory and costly requirements; protect the integrity of halal certification in order to avoid loss of confidence by consumers; ensure that claims regarding health and safety are based on science and not on shariah alone; and to address the relative lack of information on halal markets. The delegation considered the proposed cooperative effort to be timely because the global halal market is worth about $2.77 trillion annually with trade in halal foods at $700 billion, accounting for as much as 12% of global trade in agro-food products. The signing of the MOU may take place at a planned International Halal Ecozones Summit to be held in Davao City in southern Philippines in October. (Bureau of Public Information)

Commies boast ‘victory’ in Mindanao as peace negotiators sign ceasefire deal Continued fr om page 1 from “These punitive actions were directed at the AFP (Armed Forces of the Philippines) battalions and their rabid CAFGU that have perpetrated the most heinous violations which can only be described as war crimes against Lumad and peasants in their areas of operation in barely two months since the declaration of the government’s all-out war,” he added.] Sanchez said over 170 families have fled the villages of Tagbinunga, Don Salvador and Calatagan, all in Mati City due to military bombardment that killed one farmer, Jeffrey Santos, and the illegal arrest of 11 other civilians. He said 3 civilians – Cora Molave Lino and couple Arlyn and Arman Almonicar – were also killed by soldiers in the village of Bollucan in Laak town that triggered an exodus of civilians. “These war crimes, which are similarly prevalent

in other parts of the country, only showcase exactly what - hitting them hard - and flattening the hills – (that President Duterte ordered the military - actually mean. Unarmed civilians are fair game in the fascist rampage of AFP troops in Southern Mindanao,” he said. “As more and more fascist attacks are being committed against defenseless civilians under Oplan Kapayapaan, the murderous troops of the AFP and other reactionary forces are sure to be met head on not only by tactical offensives of the NPA, but also by all forms of revolutionary resistance of the people they have so viciously victimized in the wake of their all-out war,” Sanchez added. Just last week, government peace negotiators led by Silvestre Bello announced that they signed an interim truce with the rebels following the resumption of stalled talks with the National Democratic Front headed by

Fidel Agcaoili in the Netherlands, but the ceasefire would only take effect as soon as the guidelines and ground rules are approved. The guidelines will govern such areas as the presence of armed groups in local communities; creation of buffer zones; prohibited, hostile and provocative acts including the collection of revolutionary taxes; and undertaking of joint socio-economic projects. Negotiators also concluded provisions on a draft Comprehensive Agreement on Social and Economic Reforms meant to “address the root causes of the armed conflict” and agreed to the creation of a joint ceasefire committee and a third party to monitor the implementation of the truce, including the handling of complaints and ceasefire violations. The rebels have been fighting for many decades now for the establishment of a Maoist state in the country. (Mindanao Examiner)


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HEALTH: Mga Prutas Na Nakatataba Payo ni Dr. Willie T. Ong NOONG nakaraan, nabanggit ko ang mga tips sa tamang pagkain ng prutas tulad ng (1) magbawas sa pagkain ng dried fruits tulad ng raisins, (2) magbawas sa mga de-latang prutas, at (3) bawasan ang paglagay ng asukal o syrup sa iyong fruit shake. Heto po ang ibang mga payo: 1. Pumili ng tamang prutas. Kung kayo ay nagdidiyeta, piliin ang mga pr utas na ito: mansanas, peras, melon, pakwan, saging at strawberries. Puno sa tubig ang melon at pakwan at mababa ito sa calories. Ang isang saging ay may 100 calories pero mabilis naman makabusog. Ang mga prutas na puwedeng makataba ay ang abokado (322 calories bawat piraso), ubas (106 calor ies bawat tasa), mangga (107 calories bawat pisngi) at prunes (100 calories bawat 5 piraso). Bilang paghahambing, ang

Dr. Willie T. Ong isang tasang kanin ay may 200 calories lamang. Kaya ano ang mas pipiliin mo, isang mangga o isang tasang kanin? 2. Limitahan sa 3 o 4 na fruit servings bawat araw. Ayon sa eksperto, ang bawat tao ay dapat lamang kumain ng 3 hanggang 4 na par te (ser ving) ng prutas sa isang araw. Ang isang ser ving ng pr utas ay katumbas nito: 1 pisngi ng mangga, 12 pirasong ubas, 1 saging, 1 mansanas, o kalahating baso ng fruit juice. Kaya kung kumain ka

ng 2 buong mangga ay naabot mo na ang 4 servings mo sa isang araw. Kapag kumain ka pa ng kahit anumang prutas ay lalampas ka na sa kailangan ng iyong katawan, at puwede ka nang tumaba. 3. Kumain ng maraming gulay. Kumpara sa gulay, ang mga prutas ay 3 doble ang calories. Kaya mas mabilis makataba ang prutas kaysa sa gulay. Dahil mas mababa ang calories ng gulay, mas puwede kang kumain ng iyong paboritong gulay tulad ng repolyo, kangkong, pechay, cauliflower, broccoli, malunggay at iba pa. Sa isang araw, kailangan natin kumain ng mga 2 tasang gulay. Sa katunayan, ang pr utas at gulay at napakasustansya at kailangan natin sa araw-araw. Ngunit, kumain lamang ng sapat (at hindi labis) para sa iyong kalusugan.

RECIPE: Stir Fried Pepper Steak


– 1 lb. beef sirloin, sliced thinly – 3 small bell peppers, sliced – 3 tablespoons Knorr Liquid Seasoning – ½ cup scallions, chopped

– 2 tablespoons oyster sauce – 2½ tablespoons cornstarch – ½ teaspoons ground black pepper – 5 teaspoons cooking oil

INSTR UCTIONS: INSTRUCTIONS: 1) Pour Knorr liquid seasoning and oyster sauce over the beef sliced. Add the ground black pepper. Mix well. 2) Add the cornstarch. Mix until all the ingredients are distributed. Let is stay for 5 minutes. 3) Heat 3 tablespoons oil in a pan. 4) Stir-fry the bell peppers for 3 minutes.

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5) Remove the bell peppers and set aside. 6) Add 1 to 2 tablespoons of oil in the same cooking pot. Add the marinated beef. Stir fry for 8 minutes or until the beef is completely cooked. 7) Add the bell peppers back and then stir-in the scallions. Stir-fry for 3 minutes. 8) Transfer to a serving plate. Serve over rice. 9) Share and enjoy! (


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Barangay election gitakda na sa Comelec CEBU - Gitakda na sa Commission on Elections (Comelec) ang Barangay ug Sangguniang Kabataan elections karong tuig taliwala sa mga lakang nga i-uswag nasad kini og balik. Sa gipagawas nga Comelec Resolution Number 10177, gitakda ang Setyembre 23 hangtod Oktubre 30 isip election period. Gikan Setyembre 23 hangtod katapusan sa Setyembre, buksan ang pagduso sa Certificates

of Candidacy alang sa mga gustong modagan sa Barangay ug SK positions. Samtang modagan gikan Oktubre 13 hangtod 21 lamang ang campaign period alang sa maong piniliay. Ipatuman usab sa gitakdang election period ang nationwide gun ban ug i-bawal ang paggamit og mga security personnel ug bodyguards sa mga kandidato. Dili na usab tugotan matud pa sa Comelec ang pagbalhin og presinto sa mga botante

apil na ang pagpanghadlok sa mga opisyal o kawani sa gobyerno nga mohimo sa ilang katungdanang may kalabotan sa piniliay. Ipahigayon ang Barangay ug SK elections sa Oktubre 23, 2017 gikan alas 7 sa buntag taman alas 3 sa hapon sa tanang presinto sa tibuok nasod. Ang tanang mokandidato kinahanglang mo-file og Statements of Contributions and Expenditures taman Nobyembre 22, 2017. (Elvira C. Bongosia)

Tourist destinations featured in Portugal’s biggest International Tourism Fair PHILIPPINE tourist destinations, including Cebu, were recently featured at Portugal’s biggest annual tourism fair, Bolsa de Turismo de Lisboa (BTL) 2017 at the Feira Industrial de Lisboa located in Parque das Naçoes. Portugal’s national and regional tourism boards, airline companies, hotels and resorts, tour operators, travel agencies, Embassies and other members of

the tourism industr y joined the fair. More than 75,000 visitors and 400 foreign tour operators from around 36 countries gathered for the event. This is the fourth year in which the Philippine Embassy in Lisbon participated in this event in collaboration with Portuguese tour operator Quadrante Viagens. According to the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), the Philippines has been slowly

gaining inroads into the Portuguese market as a holiday destination seen through the increasing number of tourist arrivals from Portugal every year. Based on the data from the Philippine Depar tment of Tourism, tourist arrivals from Portugal increased when compared to the previous year’s figures by 14.88 percent in 2014, to 22.62 percent in 2015, and up by 35.95 percent in 2016.

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Tropical fruits featured on stamps THIS summer season, the Philippine Postal Corporation (PHLPost) has released colorful stamps featuring the country’s popular fruits. Some of the images of popular fruits in the Philippines presented in postage stamps, include the Egg Fruit (Pouteriacampechiana) or commonly known as chesa or “Tiessa” in the vernacular. It is a yellowish and pulpy fruit that looks like a boiled egg yolk. The wild sweetsop (Rolliniadeliciosa) is a flowering plant in the custard-apple family. It is cultivated for its edible fruits, commonly known as “biriba” or wild sugar apple.

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The Philippine wild raspberry (Rubusrosifolius) or Sapinit, which is endemic in the provinces of Quezon, Laguna, Palawan and some parts of Mindanao. The fruit has a bright red-orange color with a distinct bitter-soursweet taste and a hairy receptacle. The dragon fruit (Hylocereusundatus) – a redskinned fruit with white flesh or sometimes reddish in color. It is known as a cleansing fruit and carries many health benefits. Also, PHLPost issued Pomelo stamps. Pomelos have a sweet, mild taste and a very thick rind inside of the pale green or yellow exterior.


C a l a m a n s i (Citrofortunellamitis) is a tropical lime native to Southeast Asia. It is cultivated for its edible but incredibly sour fruit. Calamansi is packed with ascorbic acid or vitamin C. Another famous fruit found in the Philippines is the Tamarind which is a delicious, sweet fruit that has a wide variety of uses and applications, both for medicinal and culinary purposes. The stamps in different denomination and official first day cover are now available at the Manila Central Post Office and in area post offices nationwide.


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